Fun while it lasted!

I’m debating how to phrase the toning of this post. While what happened was definitely fun (while it lasted) it was also very frustrating in that it definitely ended with suspicious circumstances.

Alright, cynical skepticism, you’re up.

So last night was the first of the “ES Olympics”, the three games we would use to disperse three of the Shadowmourne loot items: the Favor, the Music Box, and the Pendant. And last night’s game was “Hunt the GM”.

I made the ugliest human I could stomach to craft and fled south to what I thought would be a pretty ingenious hiding spot. The rules generally were I’d be in a contested zone and not move.

I considered several dick moves I could pull, like rolling a Night Elf and Shadowmelding, or rolling a druid, getting it up to Aquatic Form and hiding in the ocean somewhere. But I decided against being mean.

Here’s where I ended up, and you can see the path I took:

Believe you me, it was a pain in the ass to get to Darkshire as a level 1 with a wolf chomping my face off every 15 feet.

There’s a small grove behind the tower on the border between Duskwood and Deadwind Pass. I ducked in there and camped out behind a tree. I indulged in some masculine giggling while waiting for my eventual executioner.

I hung out in vent while I listened to everyone talk about trying to find me. It was like hide and seek on steroids. Everyone was enjoying themselves, and at 7:20 I dispensed the first of my six prepared hints, which was just a throw away.

And then a moment later, the guild’s resident shifty warrior found me. This is while everyone still barely had a clue what zone I was. And so the game ended, twenty fast minutes later.

To harken back to the cynicism I summoned at the beginning of this post, I’ll bet dollars to donuts that the warrior did a /who check for each zone on another account and found the one level 1 character that was out of place, focused on Duskwood and then zipped around with a /target macro with that level 1′s name. If I was going to cheat that’s how I would do it.

Not that I would because, you know, I have principles. And stuff.

In any case, I have no proof; but 20 minutes is awfully suspicious. Eyebrows are firmly cocked.

Annoyances aside, the 30th is my guild’s 2 year anniversary, so the second game will be that day. Probably another lvl 1 naked alt race. That was a lot of fun, and is basically impossible to cheat at without being ridiculously obvious. And as for the third game, I have no clue what to do. Any suggestions are welcome in the comments.

And of course with the pace Morvain is getting Shadowmourne shards, we’ll be having another series of games soon enough.

8 Comments to “Fun while it lasted!”

  1. Xerian 20 August 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    What was the first hint? Maybe he just did some awesome deductions :D
    But probably you’re right.

    New reader, enjoying my stay here :)
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    • Vili 20 August 2010 at 3:06 pm #

      THe first hint was: “It is still daylight outside” Not much you can decifer from that since everyone of us was in the continent and had daylight all around.

      • Rhidach
        20 August 2010 at 3:24 pm #

        Yeah exactly, the hints got better after that. I wanted the game to last at least 40 minutes, then the hints would start narrowing down what zone I’m in.

  2. Typhron 20 August 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Damn dood.
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  3. Demogar 20 August 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    I say go with your gut and /Gkick him… if only you had a fury warrior to replace him. <__>

    • Thorned 26 August 2010 at 10:44 am #

      Its probably always better to have some proof than just to do something that drastic on a hunch ;-)

      The place Rhidach went is a pretty well known hidden spot. Maybe he just looked for that. Also the hint could have helped him.

      Duskwood is a place where its always night.

  4. jgalt 21 August 2010 at 2:25 am #

    way to mess up the shifty eyes, failogar

    round 3 of ES olympics:
    -a pvp free-for-all in STV arena or DM arena
    -best ES video (of a kill, of something funny) or ES art (boss kill, logo), as voted on by guild (anonymously)
    -highest bidder to fund rhi’s tons-of-mount achievement
    -ildara, for never getting uld-mace
    -most city kills in an alliance town (tough, but not impossible to do – by submitting screenshots)

  5. edorin 23 August 2010 at 8:49 am #

    My old guild did a cool competition once. We all got noggenfogger and went to shattrath. Then everyone flys straight up from the middle of shatt. On the count of 3 everyone must dismount and fall. First one to land without dying wins..

    You put one judge up top to make sure everyone dismounts, and one more at the bottom to see who lands first. Of course slow fall and pvp parachutes are prohibited!