Do not get me wrong, I enjoy those swims, too! But every now and again, change is needed.
It did take some of the “intense pressure” off though, but it still was a good swim!
I set out from Moonwater Retreat in Jade Forest.
The waters surrounding Mist of Pandaria were very pleasing on the eyes, and a joy to swim through. Nice details, and a very lush environment.
As I wrote I kind of expected this swim to be quite easy; Not battling against Fatigue and running out of mana when healing myself constantly.
I still tried to “follow the same procedure” as I always do, though. Taking one last look back at the shore I set up from…
And onwards to the Timeless Isle we swim. As you can see, the two ‘continents’ are rather close.
Despite that, though, there is just something intimidating for me, when I reach the part, where the waters turn darker, and the sand beneath me turns into what only appears as if, it was nothing but a bottomless pit.
I spotted a cave close to the Isle, and got very excited! But it turns out it is part of some kind of quest connected to it, so it is a very known cave underwater. Still, we do not see many of these, so it was a nice discovery (I did not play during MoP)
Ok, I thought…
So this was, as suspected, entirely possible. I reached the Isle just as my Fatigue was beginning to tick in – meaning, once the bar ends, and damage starts to occur.
So now what?
I do like to challenge myself, so I chose to swim…Down.
For what is really…at the bottom of the ocean?
This was my very first attempt to swim as far down as possible.
I was not sure how far I would be able make it, and as I wanted to be able to survive, and get up in the fresh air again without dying, it was somewhat intense – having to always remember, that I must be able to swim back as far as I have managed to swim forth – if you can say it like that.
There was nothing but dirt and sand to be found there.
But it was still a little creepy! (In my imagination, possibly, most of all)
So up I go again! I actually died here, I simply ran out of mana 5seconds earlier than I thought. Oh, well. Better planning next time, as said, this was my very first time swimming all the way down. Worth the trip!
After that, it was nice to just see land and get away from the darkness…
And we have now arrived at the Timeless Isle!
Get ready for this.
I spoke a ‘little’ about the Inky Black Potion, haven’t I? 😉
Well, wow. This. Use it at the Timeless Isle. And…Wow.
Are you ready for something gorgeous?
Look at this. Look at that skyline. Have you ever seen anything like this in WoW before?
Just look at the water effect from my tail and flippers added, this was simply amazing.
Did I say wow alreadt!? To me, it appeared like an entirely different game.
WoW is beautiful on its own, but there was something about the whole environment, the light in the distance, and the scenery, that just transformed it. Stunning.
The Timeless Isle itself also looked quite good at night. I did actually wonder if the potion would work there at all. It being ‘timeless’ and all.
…As said, I do like a challenge and to test myself and grow from it.
But there is no way I was going to swim down to the bottomless pit in this kind of darkness…That night, at least.
I did go for a short swim, before I decided to postpone that to another time. But the waters with the potion on were simply too spooky!
Phfew, can’t end this post with that much darkness.
Here, have an Orca blowing bubbles. That’s better. Joy! 🙂
That ends my tour to the Timeless Isle – Thank you for joining me, I hope you had a great time 🙂
If you have any place in WoW you want me to discover or a destination you like to see me reach in the ocean, feel free to let me know!
Happy Saturday everyone 🙂