Got it the second it phased to stage 6, and I completed the solo scenario RP. The book farming was the worst just because I kept getting repeats (I farmed troll guys in Zatual, although I hear farming the summoned incantation bosses is better since they drop fortuitous coffers 100% of the time, which have a 5% chance to yield a book).
lol. It's much better to just farm mobs. Group a bunch up and go to town. That's what I would do for an hour or so every day once there was nothing much to do for the day on the Isle. Went by fast and ended up getting my library cards fairly fast. All luck though of course.
yeah i'm just usually very unlucky when it comes to such achievs. i got two from ToT normal, one of my guildies knew i was going for the achiev and knew you couldnt just trade the book so he let me loot it of one of the mobs.
i figured brazing through Coffers would be easy but you can get unlucky there too lol.
Had everything done before the second to last stage even opened. The highest drop rate for those zandalari libray card books are in the coffers from the ghost mobs. I got 2-3 of the books I needed from chests.
i need 1 book and 10 chests in the scenario. been trying the 10 chest one for some weeks now but i got extremely shitty RNG with chest spawning. 9/10 last week and 8/10 the week before, almost no chests at the start of room 2.
dont even get me started on the books. ive even started paying people to let me get the throves of vu and haqin etc cause of the higher droprrate in the chests.
I spent quite a few hrs farming my last 2 books... about 3 hrs one night resulting in one of them and another 1-2 hrs w/ pot of luck for the last one. During that time I was farming for my last book, I got about 5-6 other books, 3-4 of them being ironbound -_-. I have not took the time to get the 200 bug splat kills since I haven't even gotten any of the timed run achievements done.
for those who still need the books: farm in conqueror's terrace...you can always pull multiple mobs which even give you a good buff/debuff. 25% more dps and more incoming damage.
took my around 2.5hrs to farm all five books.
the last one I need for Stormbreaker is reach Tenwu: failed miserably this week since I pulled too many mobs in the second room.
another question: If I use my sand dust in Trove of the Thunder King will it trigger a 1min cooldown on the key which can be used to opeb doors? So I can't sleep a zandalari and then proceed to open the door at the other end of room 2?
nivena: from what I read, if you use those cc items in combat, then you get the 2min cd, but if you're careful & don't use them while in combat, then you only incur 10 sec cd. havn't tried yet myself ;p
Got mine this Wednesday when I finally killed that bastard Saurok and got the stolen gems. The trove achievement was the one that really kept me from finishing the Isle, but finally got it this week now. =)