'Orgrimmar Grunts' blocking Elders
I was able to complete all of the elders for the eastern kingdoms, Kalimador & northrend solo with out issues including the ones in IF, Darnasus, and Stormwind. Sure i got killed a few times but i was able to get them all. The only ones i have left are the instance elders. So while its hard todo its not impossible by any means .
Its great that you were able to do them, but the issue here is with Horde towns. It appears that many of the alliance elders are located a touch away from the towns that they occupy, while the horde elders are placed directly inside of these towns. Its ok that the guards for the town are level 15 or w/e, but when a level 85 guard patrols and can fire an arrow before the quest complete, it appears that there is a bit of a problem.
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It appears that many of the alliance elders are located a touch away from the towns that they occupy, while the horde elders are placed directly inside of these towns. Its ok that the guards for the town are level 15 or w/e, but when a level 85 guard patrols and can fire an arrow before the quest complete, it appears that there is a bit of a problem.
^ this especially when its a lvl85 flight master (in razor hill no less) who spawns 3 Lv.85 Elite wyverns with 232k hp each
Furthermore, specifically to that one razor hill outpost, they often pull the FM and his two wyverns, (who are literally standing on either side of the elder), who, while normally indifferent, rouse to action and provide those 25k dmg hits I mentioned previously....and also hang around, and aggro at a greater range, (thus killing you after spawning at the graveyard).
This is all somewhat useless banter at this point however as, previously stated, there are level caps in place on the northrend instances and I will have to level fast if I wish to get this achievement anyway. But this is bull#!@*, and I don't mind ###*@ing about it while there is an audience.
Oh, and in orgrimmar bat riders spawn a little ways away and kill you with ranged weaponry as well. Watching carefully for patrols and their patterns, I aggrod as soon as I hit the ground and was dead 10 seconds later. feels@@@*ingbadman.jpg
I've been carefully noting whether any of the alliance elders are equivalently impossible for horde; none in Eastern Kingdoms are.
So we have:
- A clear "F...Y..." to any alliance players trying Razor Hill
- Worgens screwed by starting the mount achiev one down with nothing to show for it (no instant-cast, no ability to do things while "running wild").
- Alliance losing Southshore, while Horde gets all of Azshara
Is Bliz trying to drive alliance players from the game? I've seen a half dozen quit or stop logging in over the last month.
I did create targeting macros for the more difficult elders: /target Elder ____. I spent a lot of time looking up macros to complete a quest but they didn't work and I never downloaded an addon for completing quests. So I tried to be quick clicking on "Accept Res", hot keying the targeting macro and clicking on the "Complete Quest" button. Hard to do when I was anticipating a fatal strike from anywhere.
I think there have been adjustments to the Razor Hill mechanics because I found it possible to complete it in about 4 minutes with 3 deaths. I only saw one grunt and the biggest problem was the flight master. I was never attacked by wyverns. The graveyard was as dangerous as inside Razor Hill. Each time I hit the dirt I had to see how far I could move as a ghost and still get the "Accept Res" button. For the Crossroads, the key was to wait as a ghost until a player engaged the Flight Master.
On this long tour I was disappointed to find the temple entrance near Elder Ragetotem in Tanaris in ruins. There's no mystery in a pile of new rubble. Mysteries: the fragment of a ballad over the jungle in the Cape of Stranglethorn. Best find (from a Forum thread): the small portal to Stormwind on the Outlands side of the Dark Portal. Turn left, jump down to the lower level (Alliance side), and look for the small image of the spires of Stormwind along the back stone wall. Beats running into the rocks in the Blasted Lands looking for a return portal that isn't there.
I liked the Wowhead Lunar Festival Guide -- a map and Comments tab for each elder.
I had my junior horde char do the Elders of the Horde....
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