WoW AQ Opening on Azgalor tonight?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Eps, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Eps

    Eps Junior Member

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    I'm hearing rumors that a player by the name of Stormheart may blackmail our server since he is in control of opening the gate. Apparantly this has happened on other realms. So dumb that Blizzard would let one person be in charge of starting a world event. Right now the excitement is building however. I'm in Silithus on my night elf priest in a crowd of at least 600. Theres pretty much 0 horde in sight and I don't blame them. However since it is the horde that will be opening the gate we'll have to stop killing them at some point. I'm considering switching to my paladin since thats what I normally PvP on and I'd feel more comfortable facing an army of bugs with 12 seconds of invulnerability =D. That is, assuming the server doesn't immediately crash which has also happened on other servers.

    Edit: Also there is at least 100 60 elites in town and patrolling the roads. I've heard they will do mass heals if you run by damaged. I can't wait for the chaos to start.
  2. superman

    superman ?

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    so what exactly is the gate opening, what are you waiting for and how does this one person get control of opening it?
  3. Eps

    Eps Junior Member

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    The gate is for a new instance in the game that will have areas for raids of size 40 and 20. It will have a couple new features such as special bug mounts that are usable only in the instance. Once a gong near the gate is hit with a sceptre the gate will open and thousands(?) of bugs will pour out to be battled with. I myself am waiting on the initial battle. The instances I could care less about. There will be new weapons/gear inside for those who wish to pursue it. There will also be spell books for various classes to obtain which will upgrade the maximum level of certain spells.

    How did one person get in control of opening it? I'm not quite sure on how it all works since I never did any of the quests. The bigger guilds in the game did a bunch of quests for some items which combined into a sceptre. I'm not sure how only one faction (the horde) has it. It would seem to me to make sense to allow both factions to create the sceptre.
  4. Eps

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    So the guy finally opened the gate. His reasoning for delaying it was waiting for the population to die down so the server wouldn't crash right after it was opened. Strange that he should choose to do it right after the server crashed 3 times! It came completely unexpected and ended up in a lag fest. I was getting 3 fps for about 20 minutes. Then a bunch of people went into the instances and that cleared up the lag outside. My guild went into the 20 man instance after a while and I hopped onto my priest to help with the healing. We got the first boss to 29% but our DPS was so low we just couldn't outlast the damage. Sand traps would appear at random around the ground causing 2000 AOE damage and silencing for 15 seconds. The boss was really close to the entrance so those who died could have done a quick GY run but guess what the world server was down again! All in all it was a pretty fun night.

    Edit: I think the only reason he opened it was that another guild was close to getting the item needed to do so and it was unpreventable. So he quick beat them to the punch.
  5. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    Thats wierd.


    Yeah, people were talking about it last night on dagger spine. But im only 30 and 23, so i did a deadmines run and shrugged it off :p
  6. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    AQ Opened on Eldre'Thalas at 5:00 (7 server time). I was at my friend's house getting ready to lift weights when he remembered, so he jumped on and head out there. He just hit 60 this past weekend, and the mobs in AQ 20-man were hitting him for 1500+, and he's a pally. My god, I'm a 58 tank, I can't wait to mitigate that damage!