Archive for April, 2010

WTB Female Horde- Blood Elves need not apply

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 11, 2010 by Razorstorm

My wife and I put forth a valiant effort on Noblegarden this week, and if I do say so myself, I became quite the egg snatcher.  I have a new motto:  “Camping kills fun!”  I never camped.  I chose instead to run like a madman in a general circuit, and snatch eggs.  This did, of course, require not being in Goldshire, which I found far too congested for any successful egg snatching.  I decided I am quite fond of Kharanos, in fact.  I have decided that druids make excellent egg-snatchers using their travel form!  We grabbed SO MANY EGGS… SO MANY EGGS… one more time now… SO MANY EGGS!  We found all of the needed components from the eggs, except one, the elusive Elegant Dress, which neither of us was ever able to get from a random egg. 

We took breaks from egg-snatching to go put bunny-ears on random unsuspecting females.  I came to the realization that unless you can reach Dalaran, it is ridiculously difficult to bunny-ear any horde females other than Blood Elves.  We even ran deep into Horde territory and stood outside Undercity, and even blitzed around Brill, the Crossroads, “Tauren-town-that-I-can’t-remember-the-name-of,” and Razor Hill, all to no avail.  (Note that this only even remotely works on non-PvP servers!  As it was we accidentally drew the attention of some guards with skulls in place of levels and ran like hell!)  I am actually convinced that the Horde on Argent Dawn-US doesn’t recognize Noble Garden except possibly in the Blood Elf town, that being the only Horde egg-hiding town that we didn’t visit.  We had one thrilling moment of victory when we were perched on a outcrop at the Crossroads, saw a Blood Elf female, and proceeded to leap off the hill and run through the town zapping the poor shocked Blood Elf and getting the hell out of dodge!  After that, we couldn’t find a single female Horde anywhere at the other towns, except Blood Elves. (oh so many Blood Elves!)

At this point we decided to try our hand at finding some in battlegrounds.  Luckily, we recently hit our 50’s, so we could queue for Alterac Valley, which is HUGE!  We figured we’d totally be able to see a few Horde females there.  Indeed we did.  My wife managed to bag a Forsaken chick, and I bunnied a female Tauren.  Note that these were after two successive battlegrounds.  We spent most of the time flailing helplessly as we got chewed up and spit out.  We could only take so much of this before giving up. 

At this point we decided that we just weren’t going to get that darn title, and we gave up.  Raise a glass to our Not-So-Noble-Garden!  One of these days we’ll finish a holiday…



A Dungeon for Two, and Musings on Neutral Towns

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 4, 2010 by Razorstorm

Last night I was playing Desdeamona  and realized she was at the perfect level to venture into Searing Gorge.  So I grabbed a guildie, a hunter, and we went tromping on in there.  Can anyone explain to me why Thorium point is a neutral town, and not Alliance only?  Thus far, neutral cities I’ve seen in the Old World all follow a certain pattern.  They are either goblin centered, and maintain neutrality for trade reasons, Booty Bay, Gadgetzan, and Ratchet, or they are Druidic, such as Moonglade, or that mostly Tauren spot in Felwood.   And they always have NPC’s from both factions.  At Thorium point, it’s all dwarves and humans, except for the Horde flight master.  Can anyone explain this to me?

Well anyway, level 47-48 is like THE time to go to Searing Gorge.  Everything is the right level, and you get a massive group of quests to propel you through a few levels.  We grabbed about 10 quests, which necessitated dropping about 10 quests (I was getting bored with Stranglethorn Vale and Dustwallow Marsh anyway! /Abandon!), and went off.  What was so great is that, if you do this, practically every mob wandering around factors into one of your quests, so if you see it, KILL IT!  After doing a bunch of the quests around the Cauldron, we turned in the few completed quests, sold our bag-fulls of greys, and ventured into the Cauldron to knock off about 5 quests.  This place is a true dungeon!  I’m so glad there were two of us.  You could totally do it by yourself, but with two, it’s nice.  It’s also huge.  This place took longer to run through than any dungeon I’ve ran, probably right on par with when I soloed Deadmines on my lvl 30 warrior the old-school way, starting from the surface and walking to the instance.  All in all it took about 2 hours.  But dang it was cool!  You’ve got massive caverns, big bridges over lava, and fire-breathing dinosaurs! (Are Incendosaurs trainable?  If so, I am so getting me one of those when I roll a hunter in Cataclysm!)

Big thanks to my guildie, Dominaelm, for being awesome and getting lost with me!  Good times!

-Razorstorm (Happy Easter!)