|Your new best friend. Honest.|
As time goes on, the allure of the Timeless Isle will eventually wane (if you're not bored already, and I know there's a few of you around.) However, just stepping foot there will provide you with something: Timeless Coins. Once upon a time, currencies would gather dust once you left the area/patch in which they were introduced. The canny and the smart understand that playing somewhere else does not necessarily mean your money becomes worthless: look at the Argent Tournament for examples of how you can spend old currency to make gold even now. At the Isle, there is a place that serves one purpose, and one alone: to relieve you of coins, apparently for no discernible reward. However, the canny amongst us will already be looking at this small corner of the game world with speculative eyes. In this place, you play a game with the RNG. What you win looks like it could become a mini-game all of its own.
|X Marks the spot. Rare spawns model's own.|
This is where you'll find Kukuru's Grotto on the Island. It's out of the way, hidden behind tigers and giant rock elementals. Inside is a Hozen called Master Kukuru, and every single variety of chest you'll ever encounter in your travels across Azeroth. For 500 Timeless Coins, you can buy his titular key, and take a chance at opening one of the caches. This is likely to give you one of (currently) four items according to the information I can glean from the Internets:
- More Timeless Coins
- Timeless Gear tokens
- A Burden of Eternity (which will upgrade a 496 timeless token into a 535 item)
If I believe what I read and hear, you could be four times more likely to get a Burden of Eternity from a chest spending 50,000 coins than simply purchasing one of these from the appropriate Timeless Vendor. For those people who will be generating many coins therefore, this could be a particularly lucrative sideline. If you're doing this and you're an Enchanter, there is also the opportunity once you have clothed every alt you may wish to to convert the Timeless Gear tokens to Epics for DE. Although there is a spread of armour items I have picked up as a Hunter thus far, I'm seeing a distinct bias towards mail, and if your enchanter is similarly blessed this may well be a means to generate a bit of extra cash. It's looking like a 1.5% possibility of either a Burden or the Battle Pet on current data and as the latter cannot be crated or sold, Pet Collectors need to stick this place on their radar as a matter of interest.
|We could really BE in this cave...|
This is at least one way for those of you who when you've spent all your coins on the stuff you need to have some fun and maybe strike it lucky. It's a must-gstop cave for any Pet Collector and it could well be the means to guarantee yourself an iLevel of 535 if you never step foot in a single dungeon again before the next Expansion. I warn you however, if the support groups I'm seeing spring up are any indicator, it's quite an addictive pursuit.
You may wish to proceed with caution :D