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#1 Apr 07 2012 at 10:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Swift Springstrider can be confirmed as a drop. Right, 441 pieces of chocolate into the Swift Springstrider grind ... it dropped. Smiley: oyvey May the dev that came up with this grind find his girlfriend's panties have a similar drop rate.

I did not see the black or pink versions of the Spring Circlet drop. They are available from the vendor.

Drop rates on other items may be slightly worse than last year. During the grind I got 4 of the Spring Rabbit; 3 each of the dress, robe, and shirt, and two each of the circlet and flowers. RNG is RNG, your mileage may vary. It took over 100 chocolate for my first rabbit to drop and over 250 for the first dress.
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#2 Apr 08 2012 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
10 eggs for a Pink dress, around 30 for Rabbit pet.
I never did like this event Smiley: lol
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#3 Apr 08 2012 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
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Right now there is absolutely ridiculous camping going on my Alliance server...

I see this as being a nearly impossible event.

They couldn't have instanced these to work like Archaeology?

They couldn't have spread the eggs out all through the zone instead of JUST in a small 50 yard radius?

They couldn't have priced the mount/pet at something reasonable? Maybe make the pet BoP?

They couldn't have set the mount drop at something reasonable?

Ugh.

Now we get people sitting at the spawns just waiting for them to spawn, and sometimes at some of the better spawns, there's 2, 3+ people sitting ontop of the same spawn, even in places like Dolnaar and Azure Watch. I heard someone say that there were 200+ people in Goldshire.

Does Blizz never learn from their mistakes? Are they this unable to predict the consequences of their actions by now?

Or do they LIKE players tripping over themselves to **** each other over? As much as Blizz preaches that they want players to work together, they sure as heck try their hardest to make everything a camping competition.

Edited, Apr 8th 2012 3:53pm by Lyrailis
#4 Apr 08 2012 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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it took me 2 and a half hours to get 500 eggs and that was right at the beginning when everything opened up. I was still competing with like 10 other people and that was still annoying. As for drop rates i saw 4 pets, one circlet, 3 pants, 3 shirts, 3 or 4 of the dress and 2 of the robes. So at least on my end the mount drop rate seems to be stupid low from the eggs since i bought mine from the vendor.
#5 Apr 08 2012 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
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I managed to get it done earlier on a low-to-mid pop server (my Horde server), and it helped that it was Falconwing Square... and not some of the other horrid places to gather eggs (seriously, you expect people to walk 30 yards+ for each egg in Bloodhoof Village?).

In those ~550 candies I obtained...

7 Branches
2 Dresses
3 Pants
4 Shirts
2 Pets
0 Mounts
4 Bunnymakers

...meh. At least I'm not one of those poor sods who got the mount at the 400+ mark. That would be incredibly annoying... but then I guess those peeps blow their candies on pets to flood the AH with...

HOPEFULLY one of these evenings or early mornings on my Alliance server, I can actually find a town that's not camped to death to get this done on my Alliance main.

Edited, Apr 8th 2012 4:46pm by Lyrailis
#6 Apr 08 2012 at 3:08 PM Rating: Good
this is day one peeps lol. By mid week you will probably have no issues.
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#7 Apr 09 2012 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
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I got my 500 eggs for the mount. I also did not get any of the elegant dresses from eggs (though lots of everything else) which is annoying because I still don't have the achievement for pulling the dress from an egg. I also picked up a bunny pet and didn't realize it wasn't soulbound like it used to be so I deleted it. >.<
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#8 Apr 09 2012 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
this is day one peeps lol. By mid week you will probably have no issues.


Seriously. I understand feeling frustrated, but chill out. You have a week to finish up the holiday. Last year it took me a couple days on my druid to get everything done.
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#9 Apr 09 2012 at 11:36 PM Rating: Good
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I got the rabbit and mount on the same daily with my rogue. Out of my 6 85's that I did the dailies, I got 1 tux set, and 1 bunny ears. I'm very lucky and done for this year. lol
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#10 Apr 10 2012 at 5:44 AM Rating: Good
I'm never going to use the ground mount, so I gave up trying to even get it. Hunting eggs is boring lol.
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#11 Apr 10 2012 at 9:35 AM Rating: Excellent
I got my mount this morning. I bound a macro to F1 to use the basket, then use an egg. I set a power auras to let me know when I didn't have the speed buff. This morning at 5:30 I got on in Azure Watch and ran around like crazy.
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#12 Apr 10 2012 at 1:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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483/500 chocolates for the mount, and the mount drops in an egg. The only thing I can do with my chocolates now is either a) eat them; or b) buy pets...which the market is already flooded with.

Rather than be thrilled that the mount dropped, I'm kind of disappointed that I seem to have done all that egg grinding for no good reason now, lol.
#13 Apr 10 2012 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
So buy up pets and hold on to them until the market isn't saturated with them? Smiley: tongue
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#14 Apr 10 2012 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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483/500 chocolates for the mount, and the mount drops in an egg. The only thing I can do with my chocolates now is either a) eat them; or b) buy pets...which the market is already flooded with.

Rather than be thrilled that the mount dropped, I'm kind of disappointed that I seem to have done all that egg grinding for no good reason now, lol.


Eat 100 chocolates real fast to get the achievements.
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#15 Apr 10 2012 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
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PigtailsOfDoom wrote:
Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
this is day one peeps lol. By mid week you will probably have no issues.


Seriously. I understand feeling frustrated, but chill out. You have a week to finish up the holiday. Last year it took me a couple days on my druid to get everything done.


I'm usually not the type to go raging, but...

I can understand frustration.

People who have work schedules like mine absolutely loathe holidays until the achievements are done. Noblegarden started this past Sunday, which I had off work. I was able to get one of my characters done. The other, on Moon Guard (high pop RP server), not so much. Camp camp camp camp camp, 50+ people in every single egg area.

Next morning (Tuesday as I write this), I had to work. I didn't get home until 3pm, and when I got home... 50+ people in all the egg areas. This persisted until well into the night.

This morning, is the only day I have off this week. I had to go grocery shopping in the morning, checked when I got online: 50 people in all egg areas, except Azuremyst which had 35-ish. Still too camped to really get any eggs.

As of this writing, 50+ people in all egg areas.

Looking at this week...

Tomorrow, I work 12-9. Safe to say, no egg farming for me.
Thursday, I work 9 until whenever we get done, usually 2PM-ish. We'll see if any of the areas are opened up.
Friday, I work 11:30-7:30. Unless things really start clearing out, I won't have much time to farm eggs then either.
Saturday, I work 11:30-9.

The Holiday ends on Midnight Saturday Night IIRC.

From the look of things, my only hope is that I can pray that I will get an opportunity somewhere between Thurs Night and Fri Morning to get my stuff, and do the rest of the achievements (since you can't work on ANY of the achievements until you've done some egg hunting first). That's right -- I have to find all the races for the Bunny-maker, I have to fly around planting flowers, I have to get my rabbit to spit out eggs and I have to hope someone's on that can help me with laying an egg in Un'goro...

...within the span of 2 days, that I work most of those two days.

This is why I hate 1-week Holidays and why I get frustrated when there's this much camping going on.

"You have the rest of the week!" they say.

Yeah, um, I work most of this week unfortunately.

Edited, Apr 10th 2012 6:23pm by Lyrailis
#16 Apr 10 2012 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
Actually you have until 3am on Sunday, I think. I understand the frustration though. Thing is, you don't have to do them. They're optional. If the idea of camping eggs with over 30 other people around as competition bothers you, then don't do it. WoW is a game, it's supposed to be fun.
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#17 Apr 10 2012 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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PigtailsOfDoom wrote:
Actually you have until 3am on Sunday, I think. I understand the frustration though. Thing is, you don't have to do them. They're optional. If the idea of camping eggs with over 30 other people around as competition bothers you, then don't do it. WoW is a game, it's supposed to be fun.


See, thing is, I'd like the violet proto.

You can't get the violet proto without the Noblegarden Meta.

Can't get the Noblegarden Meta without gathering all of that stuff.

So, because of Blizzard's refusal to make sensible tweaks (many, upon many suggestions were suggested over the last few years each Noblegarden), some people like me should just give up on the entire violet proto achievement?

There's lots of suggestions that were made, thigns like....

1). Make eggs spawn anywhere in the entire zone, not just the starter town so it would be nearly impossible to camp (obviously, increase the number of simultaneous eggs that can be up at one time). That way, there could be 100 people in the zone and you would still have a reasonable time farming the eggs.

2). Make the eggs phased/instanced like Archaeology works -- put, say, 10 eggs up at a time, but only you can see and interact with them just like how Archaeology digsites work. That way, there could be 500 people there and you'd still have a reasonable time farming the eggs.

3). Put eggs in more towns spread across the world, like Candy Buckets and Elder Coins. That way, you could surely find some out of the way town with hardly nobody in it and farm your eggs there.

4). Make the stupid pet BoP (or BoA, better yet) like the mount is -- this would get rid of the people farming eggs for pets to sell. Yes, people STILL do this even though the pets are <100g on both of the servers I play on.

Just to touch the tip of the iceberg of suggestions that were offered.

They know players on high pop servers have serious trouble getting this done, this has been a problem for *years*... I don't understand why they're dragging their feet about it.
#18 Apr 10 2012 at 4:48 PM Rating: Good
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Thing is, you don't have to do them


Exactly. This is the first time I've ever really done Noblegarden. I'll get back to farming my Archaeology bug mount later tonight. I can do that on my schedule.
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483/500 chocolates for the mount, and the mount drops in an egg. The only thing I can do with my chocolates now is either a) eat them; or b) buy pets...which the market is already flooded with.

Rather than be thrilled that the mount dropped, I'm kind of disappointed that I seem to have done all that egg grinding for no good reason now, lol.


Eat 100 chocolates real fast to get the achievements.



I've eaten my 100 chocolates, plus bought the Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit for 100 chocolates. (another bop item, I might add, haha)

The 483 chocolates I have left are exactly that: leftovers. I have given all of my toons a pet, and still have 8 rabbit pets sitting in the bank, taking up space. Guildies don't want them, and the AH has a ton of them posted for <50g. I don't believe any are actually selling. So those 483 chocolates will just rot in my backpack, unless I delete them, or they disappear naturally when Noblegarden is complete.
#20 Apr 10 2012 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
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Guildies don't want them, and the AH has a ton of them posted for <50g. I don't believe any are actually selling. So those 483 chocolates will just rot in my backpack, unless I delete them, or they disappear naturally when Noblegarden is complete.


Buy the pets and stick them in your personal bank, or mail them to an alt's bank if your main has no room.

Wait 3+ months and keep checking the prices -- they will improve over time.

When Christmas was the current holiday, most of the Christmas pets were <50 gold too.

But I checked the price a few days ago and they were averaging 300g+ per.

I bet a couple months from now, they'll be even more.

I'm gonna bide my time until maybe after Midsummer's.
#21 Apr 10 2012 at 8:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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PigtailsOfDoom wrote:
Actually you have until 3am on Sunday, I think. I understand the frustration though. Thing is, you don't have to do them. They're optional. If the idea of camping eggs with over 30 other people around as competition bothers you, then don't do it. WoW is a game, it's supposed to be fun.


Just because its optional doesn't mean people can't complain. Since it is a game, they do have the right to express themselves. Simply telling people they don't have to do it is a bad dismissal of the problem. We're talking about Blizzard Entertainment. The company that makes millions upon millions of dollars a year. Its not unreasonable to ask that they stop designing these holiday events like this was 2005. They have the resources, they have the support of the community, there is no good reason they shouldn't take steps to improve the holiday experiences. Other than the fact that people will just keep doing it because they want that oh so precious title/mount.

So maybe the solution is to stop doing them. If enough people say **** it and just let it go then maybe they'll get the hint that most of these holiday events are pathetically boring. Maybe I'd say differently had I not long achieved my violet proto. I don't know. But looking at it objectively, the holiday events are EXTREMELY outdated and extremely disappointing for the world's most popular MMO.
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#22 Apr 10 2012 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
the only ting i do with holiday events is get pets and/or mounts on my alts.
Sadly I do not see me getting the mount on more than one toon. I don't even have 200 candies yet XD Not being able to sit for more then an hour or 2 makes some some events suck...
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#23 Apr 10 2012 at 11:14 PM Rating: Good
I never said they didn't have a right to complain. Like I said, I understand the frustration. I think Blizzard should fix the issues too, I never said I didn't. Lyr just sounds really bothered by it, and I think sometimes people forget that WoW is supposed to be fun. By all means, complain to Blizzard about the issues, but again if it bothers you so much, don't do them. I think the idea that if enough people stopped doing the holiday achievements, maybe blizz would fix them, is a good idea. Complaining here doesn't really accomplish much though.
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Complaining here doesn't really accomplish much though.


Fair enough. In the interest of providing a counter point ... how's the grind going for you? Have you found any good ways to get around the crowds this year? On our servers, things seem much worse this year, how about yours?
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#25 Apr 11 2012 at 4:11 AM Rating: Good
I have no idea. I haven't logged in the game since Friday, and before that I hadn't logged in in over a month. I haven't had much desire to play WoW of late. That said, I do need to get the holiday done on my priest, so I'll probably log in today or tomorrow and check things out. My server is pretty population heavy, although Alliance outnumber us by 2 or 3 to one, so being Horde isn't quite so bad.
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#26 Apr 11 2012 at 5:27 AM Rating: Good
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how's the grind going for you? Have you found any good ways to get around the crowds this year?


Signon time 6:30am, Azure Watch. Use power auras to watch for "Egg Rush" dropping off.
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/use Brightly Colored Egg
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To key F1 for easy refresh of the buff and opening of eggs. I gathered up enough eggs to finish up my achievements this morning. Competing against another person or two, I got 157 Noblegarden Chocolate per hour. I did not find it fun to compete in prime time. Signing on at an off peak hour was much more enjoyable.
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#27 Apr 11 2012 at 6:03 AM Rating: Excellent
The best way I've found to get eggs is to to find a spot you don't have to move from, but can easily get 3-4 eggs. This only works if there are many moving about, the respawn for certain clusters should be quick.
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#28 Apr 11 2012 at 6:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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I decided to go ahead and grind for the mount on my Tauren Paladin, I just couldn't resist the image. Due to a bad CPAP night, I was on at 0500 in Falconwing Square -- the only player there since there are next to no Horde on the server. My CPH (tm) wasn't much better than yours, I was roughly keeping pace with respawns without using Egg Rush (listening to it gets tiresome after awhile).

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Give yourself a bit of extra time. Check the calendar, but at least here Noblegarden ends at midnight and you might not be able to complete turn ins after that. Falconwing Square may be the best of the grinds, but a few hundred chocolate is a *lot* of egg chasing, even if you have it all to yourself.
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#29 Apr 11 2012 at 9:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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My warlock has had the Violet proto for quite some time now but being my mount collector I wanted this for him. Goldshire was abysmal, Kharanos was meh, Azure didn't seem to have a lot of people but spawn locations made it hard to get a circuit going and just didn't find much. Dolonar was my win spot. There were quite a few people there but I still got a pretty good rate of haul. I think it took 5-6 hours total, the first 2 of which were mostly spent traveling place to place, to get my 500.

My wife wanted it on her pally and isn't really on a ton usually so I got her from the 137 she was at to 500 the other night in about 2 hours using the same method.

Yes, people camp spots but hey don't always pay attention. I just ran a circuit around the main tree/building and over to the flight place, hovering the cursor around the spawn spots.

These holiday grinds do suck though. A lot. And if not for the mount I would never have bothered. I don't see why they couldn't add a bunch of different zones for something like this or reduce the ridiculous number of chocolates required. Once I got my drake on the Lock, I pretty much swore off holiday stuff except for specific pets or mounts.Usually that just means queuing for the holiday boss but apparently they haven't extended that philosophy to all of them.
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I managed to finish off the meta achievement on 6 characters by Tues afternoon plus I got the full 500 chocolates for the mount for my main (without getting a single elegant dress drop for that achievement). I did have Sun-Tue off but all three of those days had big spots of time that were taken up by non-wow stuff like family Easter, shopping, laundry and a medical appt that took up about 3 hours of time when you include the travel time. I'd say that 3 of those 6 characters did have parts of the meta already done from previous years but the other 3 were starting totally from scratch. I only ground out the mount on one of those and I didn't see a mount from an egg at all.

Having three accounts made a lot of the travel stuff easier since I could dual and triple box. I have a few Alliance characters that I shipped down to Booty Bay to get a few easy bunny maker zaps out of the way. I just wasn't seeing a lot of other Alliance traveling around through Booty Bay though so I ported my lowbies up to Dalaran and was able to get all of my Alliance zaps out of the way over time. Having the Sandstone drake on two characters made it easy to get my lower characters to Un'goro for that achievement and for the flower planting one as well (and picked up the Silithus flight path on the two who didn't have it.)

The egg farming wasn't too bad though I really did try to avoid doing it at peak hours. My server is very unbalanced with a low Horde population that makes raiding suck but that also makes events like this one not too bad. My favored town is Falconwing Square since I know 90%+ of the spawn points for the eggs. I think the same travel form Cheetah was there every time I went. Every time I encountered some campers who would sit at one spot and monopolize the eggs around them but I managed to grab a few in passing. I find that running around seems to get me a lot more eggs than sitting in one place and even when there were more people, the respawn seemed faster so it still went okay. I think after all the egg farming, I ended up with three extra Bunny pets. I had deleted the first one I got on my main thinking they were still bop but was a bit glad on them being boe since one of my alts didn't get one so I was able to send him one so he could go find other bunnies to play with. I had a little trouble finding people with bunny pets out in some towns so I ended up dual boxing that too after hanging around Razor Hill long enough to gather about 50 eggs (that I needed for the eating achievement anyways) while looking for another bunny for my bunny to get friendly with.

The hardest part for me was doing the bunny maker achievement. Getting lowbies somewhere that Alliance hang out wasn't easy and Dalaran is pretty deserted most of the time though it seemed like a number of people were going there for the same purpose so I managed to get my Alliance bunnies made. The Horde ones gave me a bit more trouble mainly because it was pretty late on Monday when I finally got my Alliance ones out of the way and with a low Horde population it was hard to find a few of the races (undead and orcs mainly).

I haven't tried to do Noblegarden on my Alliance alts and I'm a bit scared to even try. The Alliance population on my server is huge and I've heard people talking about 100+ people in Goldshire. I don't play Alliance much so missing out isn't a huge deal but if I do, it will probably be tonight or tomorrow.
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#31 Apr 13 2012 at 11:02 AM Rating: Good
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I got lucky and got a mount on ~ my 300th egg. Not sure, I was doing the other achievements along the way. I still have the finish up Shake Your Bunny Maker with some Alliance toons for the meta, but really, I had no trouble with most of it.
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Rhodekylle wrote:

I decided to go ahead and grind for the mount on my Tauren Paladin, I just couldn't resist the image. Due to a bad CPAP night, I was on at 0500 in Falconwing Square -- the only player there since there are next to no Horde on the server. My CPH (tm) wasn't much better than yours, I was roughly keeping pace with respawns without using Egg Rush (listening to it gets tiresome after awhile).


Hey, a fellow apnea-sufferer! My sympathy on the bad night, they happen every once in a while.
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I decided to give a couple of my Alliance alts a stab at the meta (not worrying about mount for them) Wed and Thurs evenings. I didn't even go look at Goldshire or Kharanos, but took the first one straight to Dolanaar. Having never done it in that place before, it took me a little bit of running around to see what kinds of places they use for egg spawns and I soon realized that they often spawn inside of the shrubberies where you really can't see them even looking straight down other than a hint of pastel blue color. Once I got the hang of the area, it wasn't too bad and I found it amusing to watch other people run right by shrubs with eggs inside them. Still, having to cursor over shrubs instead of relying mainly on my eyes was much more tedious than egg farming in Falconwing.

I took my other Alliance alt to Azure Watch which in some ways was a bit better than Dolanaar but was definitely more crowded. It's a much more compact area so eggs tend to be closer together but I am still not sure whether they spawn in the semi-indoor areas or what. I mainly ran loops around the perimeter which netted me a couple hundred eggs over a couple of hours over the two days. I found egg spawns in the center near the quest givers too but it seemed like the campers preferred that spot so I quit checking there. I think Azure Watch would be better than Dolanaar except for there being a lot more people in the compact space.

I basically ended up farming 205 eggs on each one of them to cover the pet (neither of which got it as a drop) and the egg to hide in SW and 100 left over to eat for the Chocoholic achievement. I did manage to get all of the other items needed for the meta plus the ones for getting the tux and dress from eggs (which my main is still lacking for the dress). I got both of them close to finishing the bunny maker achievement as well and I am hoping to spend some time on Saturday in Dalaran looking for a female Orc. I did realize last night that if I really get desperate, I do have one empty slot on one of my accounts that I could make a female Orc DK on and mage port it to Dal.
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#34 Apr 13 2012 at 6:33 PM Rating: Good
... so i got the mount on my warrior, but just can't see me doing it again on my DK. So I can say I did the grind once. And yea...i had to get all 500 candies -.-
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#35 Apr 15 2012 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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Thank goodness that hideous grind is over!

I managed to get the meta achieve on my main and 4 of my alts, the lowest of which was only level 40. I got a strider for each of my 7 characters as well. On the final day a strider dropped from an egg - on my lowest level character, naturally. By Saturday night I didn't figure it was worth the energy to run my lvl 37 to Un'Goro, and I didn't feel like harassing my guildies to show up with a blossoming branch, so I gave up on getting her the meta achieve (and she still hadn't found the pants from an egg) but both my lowbies managed the Chocoholic achieve. (So less work next year, assuming I'm still playing and they don't change the holiday.)

Farming the eggs was a nightmare. I've got BAD lag (not fixable - it's my satellite service, and they're the only game in town) so even when folks were far away and opening other eggs, they'd manage to make it over to my egg and steal it out from under me even when I'd clicked on it long before them. I tried running around for about a half hour on the first day. That netted me all of one or two eggs. Finally I gave up and camped. By the third day, things had lightened up enough so that I could run around again, and that definitely got me more eggs than camping.

Dolanar I didn't even bother with. Too hard to see the eggs, and with my lag I didn't have time to search for them. Azure Watch was busy but doable, and Kharanos was actually the quietest area (other than Dolanar). Goldshire was a disaster. Every single egg spawn had at least one camper, often more. That lasted right up to the end of Noblegarden.

What ticked me off the most about this holiday is that it became all about greed and beating out the next person, rather than having fun. I agree with the idea of spreading the eggs over an entire zone, or doing it the way Archaeology works. (Or both, since even if they're your own eggs, it would be more of an adventure to locate them across the whole zone.) The way it is now, it's more like a job than a game. Yes I realize I didn't NEED to get the strider mount on all my characters, and that I probably didn't need the meta on all of them either, but...hey I want my characters to have the nifty stuff even if they aren't my main.

That said, the one thing I WAS grateful for is the fact that this is the fist meta I could complete on my main since I came back to the game in October. She's only level 79 now. (I've been going slow because I only finally got Cata this past month.) So level 85 instances have been out, and thank GODS this one didn't have a PVP achieve, since with my lag I can't hope to PVP.

But on the whole, thumbs down. Bliz really needs to rethink this holiday. (And preferably rethink the other ones that insist on PVP, which I personally hated even back when I had decent internet.)


#36 Apr 15 2012 at 6:29 PM Rating: Good
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@Lemurcat:

TBH, while gaming, Dial-up would give you better latency than Satellite, except you are more prone to getting disconnected and your bandwidth is much smaller.

But to be honest, while doing something like gaming, dial-up beats satellite. Though I suppose that also depends on how far away from your dial-in server you live. My GF used to tell stories of 1800ms pings with her satellite connection, and I know that even on Dial-up, I'd have no more than 300-400ms pings to yahoo, google, and the like back when I once used that.

But then, not all ISPs give you a backup dialup service, I know some do, some don't.

Edited, Apr 15th 2012 8:29pm by Lyrailis
#37 Apr 17 2012 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Lyrailis, thanks, but dial-up isn't an option. The nearest phone and electric lines are about 1/2 mile away and the cost of bringing them to us is about $25K. (NOT in the budget.)

We live off the grid in the middle of nowhere. Electric comes from a generator, and the only possible internet/tv is the satellite.
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