Just found on in grizzly hills. Gave me 23862xp at level 74. 76s 72c and Melia's Magnificent Scepter
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I've found two of these so far - one outside Dire Maul, and one in Nespirah in Vash'jir - and both gave some gold and a blue quality item the same level as the zone.
Just found one in the Crumbling Depths in Deepholm.
Found one in 31.3, 59.8 "Abyssal Depths, L'ghorek" in Vashj'ir which dropped this
and gave me 87800 experience!
Those treasure chests are often overlooked by players passing by while questing.
Keep your eyes moving around a little bit while at a location where such chests can be found. Maybe you'll find a nice item for one of your toons or simply get some money from the auction house.
Yesterday I had a player standing right next to one of those chests and he didn't bother looting that chest after killing the NPCs next to it. I waited patiently to see what he would do. After he had all the kills he needed for his quest he mounted up and returned to the quest giver. He didn't notice the chest the whole time. So I suppose your chances are good if you go on a little treasure hunt.
at 45.0, 25.9 in grizzly hills. glad i decided to check it out :)
Does anyone know what the deal is with these, are they randomly spawning continent wide?
Had anyone seen these treasure chests in Dier Maul? cuz I have been looking for it there many times but never seen one. Besides, the two pins off the map are confusing, where are they exactly and how to get there? anyone got any idea?
The items seem to be consistent with the zone level you are in, so if you are grinding these chests, you may find the item easier if you grind a zone for that level of the item.
If the item can be worn by a level 15 chances are it will be in a zone around that level.
So, you've found a treasure chest, and you want to know what's up?
Well, this may be old news, but after extensive personal research, I have some information on these chests, including the different types, the rewards, and tips if you wish to hunt them further.
Some of you may recall treasure chests that existed back in Vanilla (and through the Lich King, though no chests were added to northrend until later). They typically were full of garbage, maybe a gem, maybe a green, but usually food and an earthroot or something. Those don't exist anymore (aside from in the vanilla dungeons that have yet to be revamped). Now, once the Cataclysm hit, we have new chests, rarer, and with better rewards than ever before!
They exist in essentially every zone, and currently they have
6 different types
How do I find them?
Currently, all of them are being tracked with the addon Gathermate2, but the Gathermate2_data doesn't seem to include the Dark Iron or Maplewood chests, though it'll still mark it on your map if you find them. I'm sure they'll be added soon. If you plan on doing any serious treasure hunting, I highly advise this addon.
You might remember chests in the past being vastly oversized and cartoony. They were easy to spot. Now, not so much. Some of them (especially the Runestone) blend into the surroundings like any other decorative box. Without a trained eye, you may not notice them. You'll need to move your cursor around and check very carefully. There is almost always an enemy near them. In many cases, rares love to hang out near chest spawn areas, which can net you even more loot!
Much like mines and herbs, treasures also seem to spawn in node clusters. That is, it might have 2-4 spawn locations in a small area, and it will only spawn at one of them at a given time. However, this is tricky, as it's hard to tell where the node cluster ends and a new one begins. For example, in Zangarmarsh, one would think every Naga "village" would be one cluster, but I've found 2 chests at a single village before. Your best bet is to check every spawn location until you're relatively sure it's part of the same node. If multiple nodes exist in a cave (chests love to be in caves), they're probably the same node cluster.
For respawn rate, I don't have any solid numbers, but I know I've never seen a chest spawn in the same locations less than 18 hours since I looted it last, but I'm more inclined to think they have a
24 hour respawn time
. Most chests tend to be in the path of many leveling players, so it's quite possible that other people will find them before you. Just keep looking. Which brings me to this topic...
Why should I hunt these things?
If you're anything like me, you might actually enjoy the hunt, the excitement of finding a chest, find it a relaxing change of pace from the rest of this game and need no further incentives. However, if that's not enough for you, worry not, there are very good reasons to look for them.
Here's the big one
: They give experience now! So even while you're out questing, you should check nearby spots for a quick, tasty lump of experience. They seem to give approximately 2x the amount of XP that a normal quest in that zone gives you. And naturally, if you outlevel the zone, you'll get reduced XP. Also, like mining/herbalism, higher level ones DO cap off on how much XP they can give you, so don't get any bright ideas about gaining 10 levels with a single chest from max level zones.
But wait, there's more
: The contents! Of course, we can't forget the very reason chests exist to begin with! Well, unlike Vanilla chests, these always have decent loot. That is, you are guaranteed to get a Rare (blue) quality item in each chest, the level being relevant to the level of the zone that you found it. So far, I've never seen a purple. There are a few exceptions: sometimes in Northrend you will find a Book of Glyph mastery, which is green, but those are currently more valuable than most blues anyway. The general rule, however, is that you'll find a blue in each one. While this may not seem too spectacular, remember that many blues have unique skins and may still be valued for transmog purposes.
Chest hunting is by no means the best way to make money, and it's not the best way to get experience, but it's darn fun. And even if it's not your thing, I would highly recommend taking a look around you every now and again when you're our in the world to see if a chest is nearby. You might find something you want inside.
Since CRZ was implemented finding any rare chest is actually VERY rare.
So if you are sick&tired of the situation I suggest you visit these two threads that are asking for counter-measures in regards to a huge CRZ realm population pool accessing areas designed for one single realm.
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