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Zaru
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#1 - 2013/09/11 12:19:00 AM
blizz seems to think its funny to close off half of the timeless isle to anyone without the legendary cloak

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#10 - 2013/09/11 12:51:00 AM
blizz seems to think its funny to close off half of the timeless isle to anyone without the legendary cloak

It is correct that you need the legendary cloak to fight Fire-God Ordos. It's not half of the Timeless Isle. It's one boss -- literally one thing on the isle you can't access without the legendary cloak. You can still get to the area surrounding Ordos using the Albatrosses.

It wasn't designed this way to give us a laugh. The vast majority of the Timeless Isle is open to everyone at level 90, including the four celestials you can fight.

We feel that rewarding those who have invested time into the entire legendary quest chain with access to fight Ordos is justifiable. He's analogous to Oondasta and Galleon in terms of difficulty and loot quality, but isn't just another really rare spawn that can be zerged by everyone in the area, or friends being invited and summoned in.

The original implementations of Galleon and Oondasta were both a little problematic. We wanted to try out a different type of barrier to entry for players who want to fight this boss. And it's fitting that the people who have progressed through the legendary quest chain as it's unfolded, and completed the chain as soon as it was possible to do so (today), get access to him first.

After all, if you haven't been working on the legendary quest chain and/or aren't all that into raiding, it's probably not super important for you to fight this particular raid boss on the first day he's even in the game.

Fortunately you can still complete the legendary quest chain if you want access to the inner-sanctum where Ordos is hanging out (the area you defined as "half of the Timeless Isle"). And it's still perfectly viable to complete the quest chain with all of the updates to it in patch 5.4.

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#41 - 2013/09/11 02:26:00 AM
But seriously it's one boss you might want to do at least once or twice for some loot. You're not missing out on much and you can always just like Goblin Glider over to the area to see it (unless they fixed that since the last time I was on the PTR which is highly likely).

It's possible to get to the area where Ordos is through select means, but there's a frequent pulse that kicks everyone without a cloak out of the area. :)

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#42 - 2013/09/11 02:28:00 AM
Will there be a new legendary quest for those of us that were just getting started when it was taken away?

The entire quest chain is still available, and most of it has been updated so that it can be completed running 5.4 content. Check out the Wowhead guide I linked in my previous post: http://www.wowhead.com/news=217993/mists-of-pandaria-legendary-quest-guide-updated-for-5-4

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#45 - 2013/09/11 02:30:00 AM
It is really a way to make casual gamers feel they are worthless yet again.

You can absolutely be a casual gamer and still get the legendary cloak. It was specifically designed to work that way (i.e. items that drop in raids still drop in LFR).

I consider myself a very casual gamer and have still been steadily making progress on the quest chain, none of which was done through anything higher than LFR raid difficulty.

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#48 - 2013/09/11 02:34:00 AM
It is correct that you need the legendary cloak to fight Fire-God Ordos. It's not half of the Timeless Isle. It's one boss -- literally one thing on the isle you can't access without the legendary cloak. You can still get to the area surrounding Ordos using the Albatrosses.


Not entiiiiirely true. There's a decent chunk of the island locked off to those without the cloak that includes a few rares and treasure chests. I'm more upset about that fact than not being able to kill Ordos on day 1. In fact, I actually think this was a neat idea, I'm just beating myself up over letting myself fall behind on the cloak.

I would just prefer that those extra goodies weren't locked off. Sadly, despite there being easy methods to get to that section, once you enter the walled off area you get ported out.

Have you tried getting an Albatross to drop you off? You should be able to do everything over there without a legendary cloak, short of fighting Ordos, (edit) and the crazy-good-loot chest.