I actually enjoy Islands, but I think if you approach them as "a thing you have to do" you won't enjoy them.In their current state, there isn't anything really wrong with them other than they feel like an obligation (though I can't speak for PvP islands).
Going after the Meta Achievement for the Title... the RNG nature of Island Expeditions is seriously driving my head in... missing Carapace , Broken Compass and Drinking Horn for "Tell me a Tale". Got everything else done.Also just missing 3 mounts .RNG of isles just sucks....
What to do before Shadowlands - Hope people do charity mount runs for jaina and nzoth like they did at the end of Legion
For those who never done PvP islands before, it's actually fairly easy and an underrated way of capping conquest. You get 50 conquest/win, and about 30 if you lose, without any diminishing returns on that for spamming multiple islands in a single week (or day). Also has a chance to reward any of the regular island cosmetics, dubloons and AP. Best of all, there's little to no PvP in islands. Since the goal is to reach 18k azerite before the other team, engaging in PvP only results in wasting both team's time and delaying your win/loss. The best strat to win them is to simply pull and kill stuff as fast as possible while also looting any chest/azerite items you see, and hope you do it faster than the other team.
I'm about halfway to that 50 wins ach.... Not sure if I'll be able to pull it off before then, since I dislike playing that way (very condensed grinding)
Worth noting you can't queue for PvP islands without a pre-made party of three. No help for friendless dorks like me!
It's also important to remember that Island Slayer requires a win on each specific island, but there are only three up every week. So you should try and make sure you have each available island completed each reset, since hours of grinding pvp islands in a single day won't help you earn the meta, just the one for 50 wins total.Add that prepatch is only ~4 weeks away and actual expansion launch only 8 weeks away, these next few rotations might be the last time you can manage to 'stumble' into getting all the islands done on pvp mode.
What happened to the brawl they were going to add that was like 6v6 or 10v10 PvP island expeditions? I remember they removed it from the rotation before it came, but I don't recall if they said why. I would expect that to eventually come back in, and would make an easy way to get the achievement beyond BfA if they did. Probably more fun too with more people.
Hate island for one reason. Stuck in combat bug. Islands are absolutely filled with that issue, happens constantly and as a class that can't reset combat I'm pretty much just screwed.
What I do before Shadowlands? Recruit, and that's about it. This expansion have been hell on so many guilds, and I look forward to putting this horrendous experience of an expansion, firmly behind me.
it's not THAT rng. You just have wait for the certain mobs that drop that item to be a base on an island that is active. If you are grinding wrong islands and counting for an event to happen - you are gonna have a bad time farming those missing items
So what's going to happen to the PVP island achievements in Shadowlands? Will they get turned into Feats of Strength, or will they still be "obtainable" but virtually impossible to get?
lets just hope they make them solo queueable even though i doubt they care since legion assault scenarios are still tied to a queue. apparently its still current cutting edge content you need a party for
There are daily 20+ jaina groups and 100+ nzoth hc. If u are lazy and cant get mount or kill boss u should not cry.