[WoW] [Chat] Operation Bonergone

Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited October 2010 in MMO Extravaganza
Apparently the gnome and troll events are now live.

You may now proceed to reclaiming your starting areas from level 8 nonelites and 28 elites respectively.

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  • Beyond NormalBeyond Normal Lord Phender Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I've been doing the Gnomer event, and so far it's kind of fun. liek amg spoylurs
    They give you an item that transforms you into Gnomish Infantry. The last part is also set up like the battle for undercity. Then they give you a cape :V

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My boner is still here.

    It's always here. Quietly raging.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sounds fun but not resubscribe fun.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think the best way to retake Gnomeregan is to collapse it entirely. Build on top of it if you must, but that instance needs to be buried under a mountain of rubble.

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  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Do we get some kind of reward for the event?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Do we get some kind of reward for the event?

    Actual starting areas.

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sounds like you might get a troll or gnome disguise depending on your faction.

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  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I know it's a pipe dream but a mount would have been nice.

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  • PaperFootballPaperFootball Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Are they level 80 events? I have no high level alliance, but I guess I have had plenty of notice to get like a gnome Dk to 80.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hmm...I was thinking about resubbing and I might relapse soon at this rate. I wonder what this means for the Cataclysm? 4 more months to go?

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Are they level 80 events? I have no high level alliance, but I guess I have had plenty of notice to get like a gnome Dk to 80.

    I think someone said it looked you could do them at any level.

    I can't verify since I'm at work.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    [reading too much into things]
    "less than 12.7% chance of something cataclysmic happening soon" is ~1/8, so it's a 50/50 shot it's 4 months out. :P
    [/tin foil hat]

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  • MutilateMutilate Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You can do it at any level. Or at least any level from 2 on up. XP and money rewards scale with level though.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    mturalon wrote:
    also keep in mind that a lot of the quests you are talking about are just "kill X number of Y" You can easily grab every quest in the zone and just tag every mob while the group kills and then turn in 10-15 at a time. I'd think the looting of each mob for the collection type quests is where the actual time comes into play.
    That doesn't sound that realistic at all, at least for the reason that a lot of quests are a chain of some sort.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Also from the previous thread:
    forty wrote:
    I swear there was a GC quote a couple months (at least) back about their change in philosophy for quest/leveling gear in Cataclysm. I tried to find it but can't. Does anyone know what I'm talking about or am I crazy?
    captaink wrote: »
    Sounds fun but not resubscribe fun.
    Sounds correct.

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  • NeylaNeyla Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    RE: New quests.

    I had this posted in the last thread that just got locked. But from the sounds of Blizz discription it will be a "rare" cloak for 75-80 bracket as well as some other quests for lower levels.

    RE: Vol'jin Calls for Zalazane's Fall (from Offical WoW site)
    "Zalazane Must Fall!" Cries Vol'jin
    Embedded on the coast of Durotar, the tiny troll Village of Sen'jin is bursting with recent activity. In what some claim is a retort to the overblown assertions of the vertically-challenged High Tinker Mekkatorque, Troll Chieftain Vol'jin has announced his intention to "honor de ancestors n' take back da 'omeland, mon." The call has been given, and the scattered Darkspear tribe has begun to gather at the once-sleepy location. Now the primal rhythm of beating drums and strange clouds of acrid smoke drift aloft deep into the night, arguably a sign of celebration and preparation for an impending offensive.

    With the full support of Thrall and his counterparts, Vol'jin is calling upon all factions of the Horde to prepare for an assault on Echo Isles and the twisted witch doctor Zalazane. He will pay for his crimes against the Darkspears and the land bestowed upon them by Thrall! As explained by Vol'jin in the demand for Zalazane's fall today, honorable members of the Horde passing through the village proper -- whether they've never slain a boar in their lives or are the subject of every dragon's nightmare -- will be given a chance to help their upstanding troll brothers in what will surely be the most brutal of attacks. But first there must be preparation. With the Echo Isles on the line, no detail is too small, no spoken word too trivial. And for that reason the noted troll shaman, Vanira, will get adventurers started on the monumental tasks ahead.

    Using sacred totemic rituals, Vanira needs frogs for her agenda. It is unclear of her exact intentions with these amphibious lurkers of Sen'jin, but there appears to be a bat handler standing by. Could it be that frogs will soon rain down from the heavens upon the Echo Isles? When asked for further comment, Vanira only remarked that she's seeking "da perfect spies." It seems war is sometimes won with even the most unlikely of arsenals. Spying on the enemy, however, is only the beginning. Vol'jin has spoken of a most-trusted trainer of reinforcements, Champion Uru'zin, who will guide new recruits of all ranges of experience into battle-hardened Darkspear warriors. "Trollin' for volunteers," as Vol'jin remarked, will be a key component to building a strike force capable of overthrowing Zalazane's hexed Darkspears.

    Vol'jin argues that the spirits are on the side of his Darkspear tribe. Can animistic beliefs truly manifest into proven battle leverage against Zalazane? Perhaps only Vanira and her beguiled spies can answer this. But it is rumored that, long ago, a tribe of troll druids once called the Echo Isles home. If ever there was a time for good omens such as this, it is now. Only if the spirits truly are on the side of the son of Sen'jin, reportedly only a phenomenon that Witch Doctor Hez'tok can decipher, then the assault will commence! Those who assist Hez'tok in his ceremony will be adorned with Darkspear Pride, allowing adventurers the ability to take on the form of an elite Darkspear Warrior during battle. Wearing such battle garb is an honor to the ancestors of a people long persecuted and plagued by war between tribes.

    Should the spirits give their blessing to Vol'jin, Champion Uru'zin will call for all seasoned veterans of the Horde levels 75-80 to aid in the attack. If "at last, everythin' be ready," as Vol'jin put it, his plan is to launch a full assault from the shores of Sen'jin village. Vol'jin exclaimed in his call for such an assault today, "come, now! Join in de liberation of de Echo Isles! Zalazane will fall!" He's gone so far as to offer a particularly rare Sen'jin Overcloak to those who help bring Zalazane down. Even still, sources report that this foe possesses powerful voodoo and black magic.

    Preparations for Zalazane's fall are underway, but will it be enough to best this witch doctor? It's time, proud members of the Horde, to stand with your disaffected troll brethren and recognize the full might of the Darkspear tribe!


    RE: Operation: Gnomeregan Imminent (same source as above)
    "Operation: Gnomeregan Imminent," Says High Tinker Mekkatorque
    After rumors spread throughout Kharanos and Ironforge about Mekgineer Thermaplugg preparing his irradiated soldiers to meet the growing gnomish clamoring for the reclamation of their once-great city, High Tinker Mekkatorque today exclaimed Operation: Gnomeregan to be imminent, describing his former ally Thermaplugg's irradiation of the beloved city as "a date which will live in a proportionate rate of increase in impropriety!" Speaking to a small conglomerate of various Alliance representatives, Mekkatorque pointed out that the time to strike is now. After all, Thermaplugg has eluded death for years to keep his reign over Gnomeregan; and with the fall of the Lich King, the last great threat to the citizens of Azeroth, the chance of any cataclysmic event taking place in the foreseeable future is "less than 12.7%," Mekkatorque's leading combat medical advisor Doc Cogspin purported.

    With confirmation of the impending attack upon Gnomeregan comes your chance to get involved. Victory begins in Tinker Town! As great citizens of Azeroth and proud members of the Alliance, High Tinker Mekkatorque shall call upon you to serve his gnomes in exile. After all, the best offense is a good... offense! Whether you're a hero of your people and slayer of the most dreadful Burning Legion and Scourge creatures, or an up-and-coming adventurer, you can start by motivating your gnome brethren to unite behind the Gnomeregan banner. All it takes is a bit of finesse with the Motivate-a-Tron to call gnomes to action. The device works flawlessly! After all, what good would it be if such a powerful invention ended up turning Tinker Town citizens into little critters? Almost no good!

    With fresh new recruits at your side, Mekkatorque will send you to Steelgrill's Depot, the staging grounds for the Gnomeregan offensive, where you'll meet Captain Sparknozzle. Do as he commands by completing Drill Sergeant Steamcrank's training and testing the operative capabilities of the brand new Mechano-Tanks before they're shipped to the front lines. Seizing Gnomeregan is more important than your fear of heights, which will be put to the test as you're summoned by Pilot Muzzlesprock to neutralize the irradiation vents bruising the Gnomeregan horizon in a critical Radiageigatron bombing run.

    Every man, woman, and child is called to serve! Even if you're just barely getting your bearings on the art of combat in places like Kharanos or Elwynn Forest, you can do your part by helping fuel the war effort. A few dead boars leads to a few more comfortable siege pilot seats, and surely you can handle such a crucial step in the preparation for facing Thermaplugg's poisoned followers. You can even help master wordsmith Toby Zeigear in writing High Tinker Mekkatorque's battle cry. The road to success will be paved by you, and you'll be rewarded as such with a commendation of Gnomeregan Pride, allowing you to temporarily don the uniform of the elite Gnomeregan Infantry.

    Thermaplugg is no trifling gnome, though his arrogance will be his undoing! Even still, he is undoubtedly preparing never-before-seen forces to meet this assault. Only the most battle-hardened heroes of the Alliance (levels 75-80) will be called to serve during Operation: Gnomeregan. When Mekkatorque determines the operation is ready to get underway, you must speak with him on the front lines before following him on a full assault of the enemy air field, surface command post, and into the tunnels of lower Gnomeregan. It is said that Thermaplugg has employed the use of so-called "Brag"-bots to spread his propaganda and hubris. Be not afraid of his words, fellow members of the Alliance. Stick with Mekkatorque and Doc Cogspin to ensure your safety. After all, you wouldn't want to lose the grace of Cogspin's Surgeon General's Warding. Gnomeregan must be cleansed of irradiation and the troggs it was intended to repel. It is time to reclaim this modern marvel and earn your very own Gnomeregan Overcloak, a testament to your historic bravery in the face of madness!

    Operation: Gnomeregan is coming, and the Gnomeregan Exiles want YOU!

    I am happy I have a lvl 80 on both Horde and alliance to see both of them 8-)

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  • GnutsonGnutson Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Neyla wrote: »

    I am happy I have a lvl 80 on both Horde and alliance to see both of them 8-)

    Your welcome ;)

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  • Basren DragonsnackBasren Dragonsnack Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bobble wrote: »
    [reading too much into things]
    "less than 12.7% chance of something cataclysmic happening soon" is ~1/8, so it's a 50/50 shot it's 4 months out. :P
    [/tin foil hat]

    Nah man, it totally means Cataclysm is coming out on 12/7

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  • PoketpixiePoketpixie Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Is the cloak a vanity item with a unique graphic? Does it have some special use? Will it last beyond level 80?

    Can we haz cookies?

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh! I get it. Instead of Gnomergon, it's BONERgon! HAHA.

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Is the actual battle part exclusive to level 80s? I couldn't find a follow up quest after I got the gnome disguise item.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bobble wrote: »
    [reading too much into things]
    "less than 12.7% chance of something cataclysmic happening soon" is ~1/8, so it's a 50/50 shot it's 4 months out. :P
    [/tin foil hat]

    Nah man, it totally means Cataclysm is coming out on 12/7

    Cataclysm confirmed for a 19:00 release hour

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  • FloowidFloowid Registered User
    edited September 2010
    jackal wrote: »
    Is the actual battle part exclusive to level 80s? I couldn't find a follow up quest after I got the gnome disguise item.
    Uru'zin wrote:
    Should the spirits give their blessing to Vol'jin, Champion Uru'zin will call for all seasoned veterans of the Horde levels 75-80 to aid in the attack.

    So I would assume it is for players 75 - 80.

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  • OghulkOghulk Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    God damn it, I was hoping that this event would come with 3.9 or whatever which would bring talents and shit, that way I could have a valid reason to resub (i like talents). Oh well, guess I'll miss out on this.

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  • 28682868 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    OH holy shit. I just started a new gnome three days ago. Time to get up in that.

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  • HalfmexHalfmex I mock your value system You also appear foolish in the eyes of othersRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I could swear I read somewhere that you got some kind of 'overcloak' for this event, one with the horde symbol and one with the alliance symbol. Supposedly it was a cosmetic overlay to your current cloak. Hmm.

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  • Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bobble wrote: »
    [reading too much into things]
    "less than 12.7% chance of something cataclysmic happening soon" is ~1/8, so it's a 50/50 shot it's 4 months out. :P
    [/tin foil hat]

    Nah man, it totally means Cataclysm is coming out on 12/7

    You know something? December 7 is a Tuesday...

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  • Basren DragonsnackBasren Dragonsnack Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bobble wrote: »
    [reading too much into things]
    "less than 12.7% chance of something cataclysmic happening soon" is ~1/8, so it's a 50/50 shot it's 4 months out. :P
    [/tin foil hat]

    Nah man, it totally means Cataclysm is coming out on 12/7

    You know something? December 7 is a Tuesday...

    I know, I CSIed the shit out of this one. The evidence is conclusive

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Troll even was short but fun. Cape is useless, love the little "Turn into a Troll" item though. Will be raiding as troll tonight.

    Did the start of the Gnomer event but sadly it's locked out to my 60 Gnome Mage so I can't see the big event.


    It's kinda dumb though cause you can't see a THING that goes on cause the event is just a swarm of idiots running around.

    Also, they formed a raid and kept looking for tanks and healers for the event. I was laughing my ass off.

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  • Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bobble wrote: »
    [reading too much into things]
    "less than 12.7% chance of something cataclysmic happening soon" is ~1/8, so it's a 50/50 shot it's 4 months out. :P
    [/tin foil hat]

    Nah man, it totally means Cataclysm is coming out on 12/7

    You know something? December 7 is a Tuesday...

    I know, I CSIed the shit out of this one. The evidence is conclusive

    It's also the 69th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

    Hmm...if they announce that release date at Blizzcon, is 6 weeks enough lead time?

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  • 28682868 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    How long is the event? Coupla days? One day. Until Cata? I'm on a stupid business trip and trying to do it at work...

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    It's going to be longer than a couple days, guaranteed. They want people to see it since it's the last bit of content since Halion until the pre-Cataclysm stuff starts (presumably) in 3.9.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it goes for a month or more. What else is there for people to see for the next couple months other than the wave of holiday stuff after Brewfest hits?

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  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary The softer edge of the universe.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My impressions of Operation Gnomeregan, written in a style reminiscent of Mekkatorque's battle plan:
    Phase 1: Talk to Mekkatorque, receive magic device for brainwashing Alliance gnome citizens into being drafted into his army against their will, bring 5 of said gnomes out to another guy, who sends you off to be drafted as well.

    Phase 2: Everyone click on a drill sergeant guy and do as he does. Salute, cheer, roar, etc. Dance fools, DANCE!

    Phase 3: Go test out three machines that you will not use during the event, and skip quest text you won't bother reading, then fly over a completely uninstanced and unchanged version of the area outside Gnomeregan, still teeming with non elite level 8 leper gnomes using shit swords and boards to hold us back from retaking the city despite our best efforts, and test three marked points on the mountain with green gas billowing out for radiation. Durp.

    Phase 4: Test out parody speech excerpts from some of history and cinema's greatest speeches, redone in the context of the coming battle, and have them frowned upon by lowbie gnomes who don't give two shits about Mekkatorque's sudden interest in returning his people to Gnomeregan after 5 years of doing next to nothing. Then receive a cookie in the form of a blue with a 4 hour cooldown, possessing a transformative power that lets you look like a Gnomish Infantry unit. Yippee.

    Phase 5: Take a flying machine to the staging area in the now revamped starting area outside Gnomeregan, teeming with redone 80 elite versions of the Gnomeregan trash you've killed a hundred times before, and marvel at Mekkatorque's new voice actor's brilliant oratory and flair as he gives an ignored, "improved" speech to motivate players into aiding in this one time, lootless event. And, for your viewing pleasure, stock models and animations you've seen before, used again to save money, like Blizzard is really hurting for that.

    Phase 6: After a few minutes, a Battle for the Undercity style event ensues within the instanced Gnomeregan area, starting on the surface and proceeding down into the first few tunnels and rooms of the fallen city. After stumbling around in the clusterfuck that half heartedly follows Mekkatorque and captures command points and kills elites as a mass of blind AoE death, feel free to start or join a ragtag raid midway through as everyone attempts to figure out wtf is going on and getting a semblance of order, just in case epics are around that next corner.

    Phase 7: More AoE insanity and blind murdering of troggs and leper gnomes alike en masse, ending in a few quick, admittedly enjoyable quips between Mekkatorque's new voice actor and Thermaplugg's new voice actor. Stand near a giant bomb made of interconnected green canisters and pipes, filled with radiation, and watch Mekkatorque try to disarm it with various small, mundane noob items. Thermaplugg manages to reset factory settings, and detonates the bomb mere seconds after you get ported to an outside view of the area, so you can watch Gnomeregan get nuked.

    Phase 8: Port back to Tinker Town, with your camera annoyingly locked in first person view from the nuke scene, hand in quest, receive achievement and cheap "Thermaplugg wins again with convenient plot device, but we shall win the day yet! Just give it a few months until after you've bought Cataclysm." Now let the fact you wasted 20 minutes on a Gnomish Rickroll sink in, and log out to try and reset your camera pan.

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  • PoketpixiePoketpixie Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Corehealer wrote: »
    My impressions of Operation Gnomeregan, written in a style reminiscent of Mekkatorque's battle plan:
    Phase 1: Talk to Mekkatorque, receive magic device for brainwashing Alliance gnome citizens into being drafted into his army against their will, bring 5 of said gnomes out to another guy, who sends you off to be drafted as well.

    Phase 2: Everyone click on a drill sergeant guy and do as he does. Salute, cheer, roar, etc. Dance fools, DANCE!

    Phase 3: Go test out three machines that you will not use during the event, and skip quest text you won't bother reading, then fly over a completely uninstanced and unchanged version of the area outside Gnomeregan, still teeming with non elite level 8 leper gnomes using shit swords and boards to hold us back from retaking the city despite our best efforts, and test three marked points on the mountain with green gas billowing out for radiation. Durp.

    Phase 4: Test out parody speech excerpts from some of history and cinema's greatest speeches, redone in the context of the coming battle, and have them frowned upon by lowbie gnomes who don't give two shits about Mekkatorque's sudden interest in returning his people to Gnomeregan after 5 years of doing next to nothing. Then receive a cookie in the form of a blue with a 4 hour cooldown, possessing a transformative power that lets you look like a Gnomish Infantry unit. Yippee.

    Phase 5: Take a flying machine to the staging area in the now revamped starting area outside Gnomeregan, teeming with redone 80 elite versions of the Gnomeregan trash you've killed a hundred times before, and marvel at Mekkatorque's new voice actor's brilliant oratory and flair as he gives an ignored, "improved" speech to motivate players into aiding in this one time, lootless event. And, for your viewing pleasure, stock models and animations you've seen before, used again to save money, like Blizzard is really hurting for that.

    Phase 6: After a few minutes, a Battle for the Undercity style event ensues within the instanced Gnomeregan area, starting on the surface and proceeding down into the first few tunnels and rooms of the fallen city. After stumbling around in the clusterfuck that half heartedly follows Mekkatorque and captures command points and kills elites as a mass of blind AoE death, feel free to start or join a ragtag raid midway through as everyone attempts to figure out wtf is going on and getting a semblance of order, just in case epics are around that next corner.

    Phase 7: More AoE insanity and blind murdering of troggs and leper gnomes alike en masse, ending in a few quick, admittedly enjoyable quips between Mekkatorque's new voice actor and Thermaplugg's new voice actor. Stand near a giant bomb made of interconnected green canisters and pipes, filled with radiation, and watch Mekkatorque try to disarm it with various small, mundane noob items. Thermaplugg manages to reset factory settings, and detonates the bomb mere seconds after you get ported to an outside view of the area, so you can watch Gnomeregan get nuked.

    Phase 8: Port back to Tinker Town, with your camera annoyingly locked in first person view from the nuke scene, hand in quest, receive achievement and cheap "Thermaplugg wins again with convenient plot device, but we shall win the day yet! Just give it a few months until after you've bought Cataclysm." Now let the fact you wasted 20 minutes on a Gnomish Rickroll sink in, and log out to try and reset your camera pan.

    Yea. Not resubbing for that. Thanks for the writeup tho!

    Poketpixie on
  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary The softer edge of the universe.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Poketpixie wrote: »
    Corehealer wrote: »
    My impressions of Operation Gnomeregan, written in a style reminiscent of Mekkatorque's battle plan:
    Phase 1: Talk to Mekkatorque, receive magic device for brainwashing Alliance gnome citizens into being drafted into his army against their will, bring 5 of said gnomes out to another guy, who sends you off to be drafted as well.

    Phase 2: Everyone click on a drill sergeant guy and do as he does. Salute, cheer, roar, etc. Dance fools, DANCE!

    Phase 3: Go test out three machines that you will not use during the event, and skip quest text you won't bother reading, then fly over a completely uninstanced and unchanged version of the area outside Gnomeregan, still teeming with non elite level 8 leper gnomes using shit swords and boards to hold us back from retaking the city despite our best efforts, and test three marked points on the mountain with green gas billowing out for radiation. Durp.

    Phase 4: Test out parody speech excerpts from some of history and cinema's greatest speeches, redone in the context of the coming battle, and have them frowned upon by lowbie gnomes who don't give two shits about Mekkatorque's sudden interest in returning his people to Gnomeregan after 5 years of doing next to nothing. Then receive a cookie in the form of a blue with a 4 hour cooldown, possessing a transformative power that lets you look like a Gnomish Infantry unit. Yippee.

    Phase 5: Take a flying machine to the staging area in the now revamped starting area outside Gnomeregan, teeming with redone 80 elite versions of the Gnomeregan trash you've killed a hundred times before, and marvel at Mekkatorque's new voice actor's brilliant oratory and flair as he gives an ignored, "improved" speech to motivate players into aiding in this one time, lootless event. And, for your viewing pleasure, stock models and animations you've seen before, used again to save money, like Blizzard is really hurting for that.

    Phase 6: After a few minutes, a Battle for the Undercity style event ensues within the instanced Gnomeregan area, starting on the surface and proceeding down into the first few tunnels and rooms of the fallen city. After stumbling around in the clusterfuck that half heartedly follows Mekkatorque and captures command points and kills elites as a mass of blind AoE death, feel free to start or join a ragtag raid midway through as everyone attempts to figure out wtf is going on and getting a semblance of order, just in case epics are around that next corner.

    Phase 7: More AoE insanity and blind murdering of troggs and leper gnomes alike en masse, ending in a few quick, admittedly enjoyable quips between Mekkatorque's new voice actor and Thermaplugg's new voice actor. Stand near a giant bomb made of interconnected green canisters and pipes, filled with radiation, and watch Mekkatorque try to disarm it with various small, mundane noob items. Thermaplugg manages to reset factory settings, and detonates the bomb mere seconds after you get ported to an outside view of the area, so you can watch Gnomeregan get nuked.

    Phase 8: Port back to Tinker Town, with your camera annoyingly locked in first person view from the nuke scene, hand in quest, receive achievement and cheap "Thermaplugg wins again with convenient plot device, but we shall win the day yet! Just give it a few months until after you've bought Cataclysm." Now let the fact you wasted 20 minutes on a Gnomish Rickroll sink in, and log out to try and reset your camera pan.

    Yea. Not resubbing for that. Thanks for the writeup tho!

    I actually saw this thread, and went and did it, and then wrote this, and I still don't really understand what it was that I just did. I felt very detached from what was presumably going on. And we didn't even get Gnomeregan back as a city, which actually would have been cool. It was disappointing.

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  • martinimartini Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Well, new content is new content. I'll definitely check this out tonight.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm debating on whether I'll go and do the troll event, the gnome event, or just say fuck it and play SC2 instead.

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The Troll thing was fun.
    During one part,
    you get to be a tiger cat person. It was awesome. I really, really wish that Troll Druids get that form for their cat form, because it was kickass.

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I wish this was Troll's cat form, or something like it:

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I didn't think the gnome invasion was all that great, really. Some pro-forma quests, then an on-rails event like the wrathgate. Eh.

    Haven't had a chance to go do the horde version. Probably jump on my shaman for the first time in a while and do that tonight.

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