It’s Easy Turn On and Offal.

The War Effort is still going strong, and as per usual one or two realms are steaming on ahead, and by the time your reading this article at least one European realm will have hit 100%. Yet over on the US side of things two realms have hit 100%, and one of them has crafted the ‘Scepter of the Shifting Sands’ and thus opened the gates. While plodding along at the back, some of the newer realms are suffering greatly due to lack of high level players. Something will have to be done to help them out, because you need to be level 60 to even attempt to open the gates. Let’s just hope that Blizzards new world plot idea does not sink down its own plot hole.

And in today’s weather. There will be an EARie wind blowing in from the LIVER coast, which will chill you down to the GIBBLETS, and get to the HEART of the problem. Ok bad puns aside, one thing that’s struck me about the world of Azeroth, is the number of people that want you to go and collect Offal. To put it another way there are an Offal lot of Offal quests. It would seem there’s more than a fair share of NPC obsessed by body parts, some of which include giblets it ears or tongues. I wonder what they do with all the bits that we collect. Granted some get turned in to potions, but it makes me wonder is there a black market for those who have a fetish for body parts. The last thing we want to see is an Orc rubbing some kidneys against his… Okay let’s not go there, and hope it has nothing to do with the ‘Stranglethong Male.’

Well Christmas is well and truly over, you can tell this because stacks of 20 snowballs are selling for nearly 1g. Not only are the snowballs over priced, on some realms you can sell 1 copper bar for 10s. Khadgar is a prime example with over 127 pages of items for sale it seems people are listing reagents individually rather than in stacks. Hell wouldn’t you try it too, if you could get 2g per 20 copper? Even though people are jamming up the price to make a quick buck, it will be those who keep a consistent low price that will make money as they can sell their reagents quickly.

Lunar Festival
Every year the druids of Moonglade hold a celebration of their city's great triumph over an ancient evil. During the Lunar Festival, citizens of Azeroth have the opportunity to honour their elders by celebrating their sage wisdom, sharing in magnificent feasts, and of course... shooting fireworks! link

Date: January 27th - February 14th
Location: Stormwind, Thunder Bluff, Booty Bay, Moonglade

It would seem there are more fun and frivolities to go around so keep you ears peeled and look out for the elders who have a few quests to offer. I wonder if we will get a range of Unique Pets going around again, I still have a stack of them left over from Christmas.

Bug of the Week – ‘Deserters’
Whilst hearthing back to Booty Bay I thought I’m only a moment away for completing my last Stranglethorn Vale quest. I started planning which area to hit next, while the Hearthstone was being used. However upon arrival I notice something was a bit off, after leaving the inn it hit me. There was no one there, not even an NPC. They had all deserted the area leaving poor ole me. It seems this is quite a common bug, but could be put to good use if it happens near an enemy city then you can use it to sneak in to the city and logout, so when you log back in your in the middle of the city.

Things I would Like to see Happen but Won’t – ‘Chronic (Paladin AoE Spell)’
One thing that annoys me more than elite quests is elite quests with extremely rare drops that you need to complete the quest. Whilst committing genocide on the Ogres of Stranglethorn Vale I came up with a way to make Paladins useful, ‘Chronic.’ Chronic is an AOE spell that paladins can use once every 60 seconds. When chronic is cast on an Elite mobs status is revoked for 5 minutes along with everything that comes with it, thus turning Elite mobs into normal mobs, making some elite quests a damn sight easier. It seems the Elite mobs were smoking a few to many blunts…