To Do List for Patch 5.4

Blacksmiths: Farm Pandaria mobs until you get the Balanced Trillium Ingot plans - craft one!

Engineers: Farm Pandaria mobs until you get Chief Engineer Jard's Journal and learn the recipes from it. Pop your Blingtron daily for a chance at the new Lil Bling pet!

Scribes: Farm Pandaria mobs to collect new Glyph recipes as well as the Crafted Medallion of Tenacity.

Leatherworkers: Farm Pandaria mobs for the Hardened Magnificent Hide recipe as well as the Drums of Rage recipe.

Tailors: Farm Pandaria mobs for the the Celestial Cloth recipe and craft one to learn a random Crafted Malevolent recipe.

Cooks: Visit the Timeless Isle to start the quest chain for Noodle Carts! I'm sad to say that I was not able to put this post together in time for the patch. I got stuck on the stupid Jade Temple boss and could not kill him. Unfortunately on the PTR player gear was scaled down to 463 inside the 85 dungeons. I have no idea if this will be the case when 5.4 goes live.

For now, you can review my notes on the quest chain leading up to this fight:

To unlock the starter quest, you'll need to head for the Timeless Isle. In the center of the island is Moss Green Lake. If you head east from the north side of the lake, you'll see a broken bridge in between two rock formations. This spot is called "Red Stone Run" on your mini map.

You want to head east from the lake to the top end of the bridge on the map. In reality you'll be under the bridge at ground level, not on the bridge itself. Right at the broken bridge is a quest object called an "old sign fragment". Just pick it up to start the quest.

Next you'll head southwest to the small village called Old Pi'jiu. This is the same village you probably rode past when you flew to the Isle (if you are Alliance). It's infested with spectral pandaren, so be prepared to fight your way in. I was able to use stealth to reach the NPC and turn in the quest. She will give you a new quest, this one requires you to kill the Sha of Doubt at the Jade Temple.

I'm not sure I'm thrilled with this idea of being required to kill dungeon bosses for recipes, but I'm reserving judgement until the end of the chain. I tried stealthing through the Jade Temple but apparently you can't get beyond the second boss without completing that fight.

Kill the Sha of Doubt, then turn in the quest on the patio behind (Lin Family Scroll). Don't leave the Jade Temple because you also need to kill a ghost panda named Lin Da-Gu. He's a level 90 elite with 7878k health. I don't know if this fight will be possible to solo. When I tried it on the PTR my gear was scaled down to 463.

UPDATE: Reports are coming in that the new crafted epics were changed to BOE. Don't forget to use your cooldowns and learn those recipes!!

Feel free to leave additional hints and tips in the Comments for others!




19 comments:

  1. What a great to do list.
    Thank you so much for your help.

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  2. Scribes: On my live realm I got a glyph after 22 kills in Jade Forest. Picked up the Crafted Trinket recipe after 4 more kills in Twinspire Keep (also Jade Forest).

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  3. Collected 2 more glyph recipes after 20 kills and 26 kills. Seems to be hovering around 2 dozen kills for each recipe to drop.

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  4. So great to see you and made us a terrific to do list! I've missed you :)

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully I will have more to write about now that the new patch is here :)

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  5. Dread Wastes AoE spots are excellent for the glyphs.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check that out!

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  6. Choose the mobs you kill - the lvl 91 ones 1/2 way up the road to the broken bridge drop the recipies + give like 15 - 20 rep with the emperor - so why not get both?

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  7. Do you guys know if the recipes can also drop from heroic 5-mans ?

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  8. It's interesting that the raid drops this tier accelerate making pieces instead of being a required component.

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    1. Yes, I actually prefer that approach to raid vs casual crafting mechanics. Raiders are rewarded with faster access yet casual players can still get those items on a longer timeline. It seems like a good middle ground to me. Much better than locking casuals out completely with raid-only recipe or paying crazy prices on the AH for them.

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  9. I'm very excited. Each cart sells 5 bowls per person. So 50 foods per cart, and 5 carts per recipe of 5each 300 food. Much cheaper than expected.

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  11. Food Carts - big disappointment

    Completed the food cart chain today. You get the ability to build 3 different carts.

    Regular with a +250 to a useful stat food
    Deluxe Cart with a +275 to a useful stat food
    Pandarian Treasure Noodle Cart with a + 300 to a useful stat

    The plus 250 is the same stat that we get from the existing banquets

    The plus 300 is the same level of buff a player can get by using the highest level of food in the appropriate food tree.

    And the materials for the +300 cart requires that the maker make 5 each of the +300 (top level)individual items in each of the 6 food trees.


    Conclusion - Food carts seem only useful (economical) for large raids and then only if all players know and actually do buy 5 of the foods offered, and the carts are a downgrade for tanks (who need Stam) who can currently get +450 Stam from Chun Tian Spring Rolls.

    Author is a Tank (surprise)

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    1. 30 foods gets you 5 carts. Each cart dispenses 5 food per person in a 10 man raid. So 30 food = 50*5 for a 10 man.

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  12. Can you please do the new Glyph guide? Thanks.

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    1. Will try to work on that over the weekend - the site is in dire need of an update!

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