There are some days when you wonder why you keep chasing things in game when you consider the hours you roam around and around and around and around and around……
I used every mod I could, I used way points and handy notes and omg…the hours.
Are you wondering what the heck I am talking about?
Do these stupid crystals look familiar? If not, get on it and get yourself a set of the most awesome Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph. You spend half of your remaining life flying around Aszuna looking for Ephemeral Crystal and once you click 5 of them you get the mount.
You may remember hubby got his mount quite a while ago and since then whenever I have been in Aszuna I have checked for the crystals. On 4 different occassions I have spent over 3 hours flying around looking for the 5th crystal. No success until now!
I went to bed the other night after finishing a first aid quest in Aszuna and was thinking that my luck would dictate a crystal would be visible. And it was. As it was midnight already, I went to bed parked next to the one I found in the hopes that when I woke up it would still be there. And it was! Hubby came and helped me and I was adding the one I had found to my handy notes to make it easier. I eventually found my 4th one and then Pracey came to give us a hand as well. It was so good to catch up with him on discord and talk shit. I then found my fifth crystal. In total I was flying around for about 3.5 hours.
Tips to chasing this mount:
- Only one person can get this mount when the crystals are up.
- The crytals spawn every 8-12 hours
- Once you click the crystal, it stays there, but cannot be clicked by you again.
- You can see them from a very long distance.
- They can be in water/caves and between bushes (so hard to see).
From the amount of times I have tried this, I strongly believe the crystals have an internal timer as well. Some of the crystals spawn in locations after having been searched thoroughly – seemed like about 20-40 minutes between spawns.
My last crystal was in a location I checked multiple times over the 3.5 hours and like…out in the open – really obvious. It would have been impossible to miss.
Either way!! I am so freaking happy to finally have this mount! Thanks Hubby and Pracey for keeping me company during the long hours and thanks for giving me the crystal mojo.