Blizzard Lead Encounter Designer Ion Hazzikostas
has already told us that the Timeless Isle
, coming in patch 5.4
, is meant to be a different sort of experience for gamers:
Note that the Timeless Isle is largely a self-directed experience, which diverges somewhat from our recent practice. You aren't going to find a hub of daily questgivers or NPCs who will assign you specific tasks to complete. There is a ton to do on the Timeless Isle, and countless secrets to discover, so go explore!
But that begs the question of what exactly we should
expect on the Timeless Isle -- and, fortunately, Wowhead has come to assuage our curiosity with a look at the rare spawns and events
to be found in this strange new place. So far they've found more than 20 rares as well as a number of events. The island has a heavy pirate focus, with plenty of spectral sailors as well as the ability to summon the Dread Ship Vazuvius
and help the ghostly Tomb "Tom" Bone Apart
find his body. But pirates aren't all there is on the Timeless Isle and, if we trust Hazzikostas about there being tons to do, we may find even more before 5.4 launches.