As I take Erdrique through this particular life on his way through the completionist train, one of the goals I wanted to try to accomplish was to knock out all of the Wilderness Zones, at the appropriate levels, as well as hit up all of the quests on elite (excluding raids) without “leveling out of them”. So far I have done pretty good. Erdrique currently stands at level 15 and the lowest non-raid quest he needs is Ghola-Fan which is level 12 on elite, so he hasn’t out leveled it yet.
As for the explorer areas, he has completed Korthos, Cerulean Hills, Waterworks, Tangleroot, Three Barrel Cove, Searing Heights, Red Fens, Sorrowdusk Isle, and Ataraxia’s Haven all within the appropriate level ranges. The next one to hit up was the Restless Isles. Well, I did complete all of the slayers for the Restless Isles, but when I completed that I was forced to take my current level (leveling from 14 to 15 as I had a level banked). The only thing I had left for the Restless Isles was to find one more explorer point and knock out one more rare encounter. However, these both require the Golden Figurine which is only attainable from the quest Slaver’s of the Shrieking Mines. So, just to satisfy my need to get the area complete, I ran the Slavers of the Shrieking Mines over the weekend obtained the Golden Figurine and came back out to the explorer area.
I took the Golden Figurine to the appropriate wildman rebel and he let me into the hidden passage where I picked up the last explorer point. Now, every other time I have done this, the rare wildman has always been there. Well, go figure, this time I only had a regular wildman to defeat and now the only way to complete this area is for me to rerun Slavers of the Shrieking Mines just so I can get a Golden Figurine and try again. Talk about frustrating…I wish the named wildman encounter would also spawn at a secondary point. Oh well, I guess I will have that one not complete, although I do plan on knocking out Ghola-Fan I do not plan on hitting up Slavers of the Shrieking Mine again, unless a guildie needs it.