Topic 18 from Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge is about The most random thing you’ve found in WoW.
Is there something you’ve seen in WoW, or a NPC conversation you’ve overheard or even just an odd placed bit of scenery that just makes you stop and wonder? Then this is the post for you! Tell us about the most random thing you’ve discovered in WoW.
Micromantica is an exploring toon, and just Explorer achievements are not enough! I never miss a chance to dive to the ground from the skies and investigate some interesting spots and places, so I would share some of them that you don’t naturally come across.
Arathi Dwarf Farm
If you thought that Go’shek’s Farm is the only agricultural spot in Arathi, you’re wrong. On the east coast you may find a prospering dwarven estate:
There are two crop fields, a small farmer’s house and a pretty big ram corral. There’s also a well maintained pier:
Little is known about who lives here (except that it’s definitely dwarves). Whenever Micromantica comes to visit, there’s nobody home. But rams are well groomed, and the house looks really inhabited. There’s always a lit fire and a hot meal ready for an occasional traveler like myself.
I took a bite of meat and drank a bit of water :) Let’s go on!
Zul’Gurub Secret Cave
Just beyond Zul’Gurub there’s a small cave.
It’s clearly of the ogre origin. Considering there’s a proper thriving ogre mound just a little bit to the north, we may conclude that this guy here is also one from the tribes who came to Azeroth during the Second War, and then got scattered after Alliance victory. This particular ogre was probably an exile from his pals in nearby Mosh’Ogg mound and went to live alone.
A closer look shows us that the cave is empty. No traces of fire, no food, no nothing. Sad conclusion is that a loner is no survivor this close to Zul’Gurub. Most probably he became a victim of Gurubashi stalker party with their venomous darts and spears, and the cave now is abandoned.
At the border of Mulgore and Feralas high in the mountains lies Lake Dumont.
It’s a mysterious place: there’s a ravaged Alliance settlement. Most probably it was an Alliance outpost to keep watch over Mulgore and Thunder Bluff. So the destruction was done by Mulgore scouts, when a raiding party came there from Tauren capital.
Strangely enough, it’s inhabited!
There are Alliance members of different races… who have fun among debris and fires. They don’t try to fix anything, they just drink and party. Very strange!
They are flagged as PvP, so this is one more proof that they are Alliance ranked officers. Or are they former officers already?
Trivia is that the npc names on the island are taken from real people involved in making of the Blizzard games.
Goblin Hot Springs
And if we go south towards Silithus, we would find a secret resort run by goblins.
Last year I wrote a small novel about my goblin toons, and this resort was mentioned there. Only artistic, political and business elites are allowed here – or can afford it. The prices are insanely high, so a commoner would never get there. And managers also charge you for lots of auxiliary options… It’s hard to bargain with goblins.
But at the same time the resort doesn’t care about races or factions. It accumulates the big rank elites, so if you’re there, your status is automatically very high. You could – and would – get useful acquaintances… well, it’s your ticket not to the resort, but to high class society stratospheres.
These are only few spots I discovered :) There are many more.
6 thoughts on “Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge: The most random thing you’ve found in WoW”
What a great read, loving your screenshots :) Nice topic too! So many things left to explore, I really adore doing that. I´m not sure what is the most random thing I have found. I also hardly quested in the old areas since the revamp Cataclysm brought, so I guess I have a lot to look forward to.
I like how you have one character only for exploration :)
Well, she’s been around longer than the others, she earns the achievements, and she’s a mage which also helps with traveling :)
Ah, what a great idea! I sure miss portals – it does not take long to get used to them, and I only played a Mage very little – no time for alts, so!
I really loved this post! I love finding little things like this that aren’t part of or near the main quest lines, so they tend to get a bit forgotten. I really like the way you have given thought to why these places are there and who might live there. Such a lovely post. :)
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Very cool! I *think* the Goblin Hot Springs area is where you’re taken when you find the Mysterious Camel Figurine in Uldum. You fight Dormus the Camel-Hoarder when he spawns (he only spawns when you arrive via the figurine), and then you get the Reins of the Grey Riding Camel.
Thought I might give you a little more of the backstory to that area. :-)
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Thank you for the insight! :) I’ve been hunting this figurine, but not very diligently as I still don’t have this mount :)