|Ironstevo finding a treasure chest in Howling Fjord|
Reason #2: Treasure!! These chests can contain some great loot. My ironman toons are nearly drowning in all of the blues they've gotten from these. I've also gotten multiple Books of Glyph Mastery, blue quality jewelcrafting designs, potions, elixirs and gems out of them! Even Ironsteve (my level 46 druid) is nabbing experience and low-level blues from chests; so whatever level you are, and wherever you are you should be looking for these!
Reason #3: They really aren't difficult to find when you know where to look.
If you want to start finding these things, the first thing I would recommend doing is download the addon GatherMate2 along with GatherMate2_Data. GatherMate2 (the newest version of GatherMate) shows the locations of not only these treasure chests, but also herbs, mining nodes, fish pools and other sought after items once you've found them. It is also important to download GatherMate2_Data along with it, because this will import the data required to show locations of treasure that you haven't found yet.
Once you have GatherMate2 and the supporting data downloaded into your WoW Addons folder, when you next log in you'll notice GatherMate 2 under your AddOns tab. To import the database so that you can begin finding treasure go to the "import" option, check off Treasure and then click the red button that says "Import GatherMate2Data". (See screenshot below) You will get a confirmation that the data has been imported in your chat window.
|GatherMate2Data Import (Click to Enlarge)|
|Sholazar Basin Treasure Chest Locations (Click to Enlarge)|
Ok, so I've been flying around Northrend looking for these chests like crazy for the past couple of weeks and I'd like to note a couple of things. There CAN certainly be more than two up at a time in a particular zone. I rarely find three up in one zone, but I do occasionally -- and just this afternoon I found FOUR up at once in Sholazar Basin. Spawn points also seem completely random. More info to follow as I find things out...