Patch 5.2 have been out for a few days, and I have been working through the Isles of Thunder dailies, yesterday while I was helping the Kirin Tor Offensive fight through the waves of Trolls, Mogu, and Saurok all while trying to find those invisible mage bubbles I felt like something was missing.
All those dailies were good, but they really did not unlock my inner Jeff Goldblum. In order to do that I would need to travel just north of Kun’Lai Summit into the Isle of Giants to
hunt down study the new Dinosaurs that inhabit this isolated island.
The new island offers no quests or dailies that progress Thunder King story and the only daily quest giver is an undead troll that offers Spirits and Motes of Harmony, a Spectral Porcupette, and the main prize of all Reins of the Bone-White Primal Raptor in exchange for bones that can be looted from the Dinosaurs in the area.
Out of all the mounts added in patch 5.2 this one have caught my eye. Not only is this another chance for an Alliance member to grab a Horde mount, but it also brings me back to my horde days since the PvP raptor mount was the second epic mount I added to my collection.
I was excited to start my journey for that mount, I thought I could put on a few podcasts and farm some bones from the dinosaurs all the while skinning the corpses on the island. Oh how wrong I was.
I first thought that I could take on the elite adult monsters.
Don’t worry though I was able to skin the Dinosaur that the hunter in the picture was fighting (after he left) and I was got a Magnificent Hide from it.
Then I thought that I could go toe to toe with one of the baby dinosaurs.
And then I thought I could tackle one of the Zandalari Dinomancers, and after using all of my cooldowns, trinkets and heals I was able to score a victory!
From that epic fight I was able loot 35 silver, 13 copper and one Giant Dinosaur Bone. I have never treasured a single collectible in my entire life.
That’s one down, nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-eight more to go. I think next time I go there I should be in 5.2 gear and bring a friend.
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