This one requires a little explanation.
Saturday I was working on the Legendary staff questline in the Nexus. I’ve finally got it figured out enough to get through the gauntlet but the dragon…. ugh.
So after the first time I engaged the boss I zoned back in and found a portal that took me back to where you fight the dragon (it’s where you kill Anomalous, the Void Boss, in Nexus). Cool! I don’t have to do the gauntlet every time! I knew that the gauntlet part respawns eventually so I had incentive to try hard. Well… I did. My best attempt I got him below 30%. Ugh.
Anyway after a wipe I came back and the portal wasn’t there – and neither was the friendly dragon, or any other part of the gauntlet. Well, I’ll run back. The empty Nexus seemed vaguely spooky. I got to the place where usually you fight across bridges over the chasm. In this version of the Nexus, there’s these floating platform disks you hop from one to another of. You kill a dragon on a big disk, hop onto that disk, then two little dragons appear on little disks, you kill them, hop on a little disk, fly to the next big disk. It’s pretty straightforward. The key thing is you have no control over the disks, they just appear.
Well, the disks were all empty. I hopped onto the first big disk – and the little dragons appear, realize they aren’t supposed to be there, and fall all the way to the bottom and despawn. Now I’m stuck. I finally decide to try to use the “leave vehicle” button and click on the next platform as I’m falling. This actually works for the first platform, but then the platforms beyond my new perch are too far away and I fall. Oh well, I think as I slowly drift downward. I’ll die and maybe the portal will be back.
Except I don’t die. I land in… well, let me show you.
A glowing blue realm. Absolutely featureless, like a prison of ice. Above I could see the place I’d fallen from. On the floor, there was one of the little platforms, and it was clickable.
It levitated! I moved slowly around the room as it took me for a ride.
I got close to the bottom of the platforms. This view was really, really cool.
And then it took me past the big platforms. I could jump onto the very closest one to the door where you start – so I did. And then there I was stuck at the beginning of the chasm.
I tried a couple times to get across but ended up having to hearth out and try again later.
Coming soon: A Resto Druid guide to getting this gosh-darned staff quest done. Maybe. Or a Resto Druid’s Guide to Getting Through the Darn Gaunlet, Already. That part I can write.