When we were developing the Île du Temps figé
, we wanted to add some incentive for players to engage in world PvP independently of faction balance. To that end, we created the Encensoir d'éternelle agonie
and Pièce sanglante
mechanic. This created a “third faction” of sorts on the Isle, and brought an extra element of danger to players adventuring there.
We're happy with how that worked out when Patch 5.4 released, but as time has passed, the general atmosphere of the Île du Temps figé
has changed. The majority of players who venture there today are either gearing up alts, or chasing after rare drops. As a result, we feel that it's time to let the sun set on the Censer of Eternal Agony, and have increased its cooldown to 1 hour. Players who want to use it for its original purpose still can, but it will be a much larger setback when they're defeated in battle.
That said, we still want players to be able to collect Bloody Coins (and the rewards that come with them), so we're making some adjustments to the Serment du guetteur de feu
item, which can now be purchased from Porte-parole Gulan
for 100 Pièce du Temps figé
s. The Fire-Watcher's Oath allows the collection of Bloody Coins from PvP kills, doesn't change your faction, and it can be used anywhere – including Battlegrounds. We've reduced its cooldown to 10 minutes (which matches its duration), removed the mounting restrictions, and have dramatically increased the ability to earn coins from PvP kills while it's active. We want players interested in earning Bloody Coins to seek them out in a Battleground with use of the Fire-Watcher's Oath.
Overall, we feel that these changes will not only make the Timeless Isle more attractive to players interested in its rewards, but will also give players collecting Bloody Coins a better way to earn them. We're monitoring your feedback, and will continue to make adjustments as necessary.