This week, I thought I’d look at some of the little things you might not catch or find when playing the game. Some have been documented by others, in great detail, but as there are so many I thought I’d pick the five that I like the best.
5. The Westfall Kids
Westfall has always been a zone I enjoyed. I’ll admit the David Caruso knock off amuses me a little these days but does tend to get as annoying as his real life counterpart in no expanse of time. That said, kill one of the hobo’s in the corn field just once and watch what happens. That’s right, some kids appear and roll him! Then when you try to loot the corpse, there’s no loot! I howled the first time I saw that.
4. The Goldshire Kids
These kids, not so much with the funny. They’re more of the CLB and twins from The Shining. They’re positioned in a pentagram in the house and are just all around eerie. They’ve got nothing nice to say to you either.
This sounds like one of those old pranks you’d play on a new player (usually in a dungeon). “Jump in the hole.” This one you actually can and you end up in a cool underground location with a Night Elf NPC. He’ll even drop a quest (that results in an achievement) if you’re Alliance.
This one isn’t as much of a “secret” as the others, especially if you’re an Engineer. The Wormhole Generator: Northrend usually transports you to one of five locations, but there’s a sixth one as well. You end up in Dalaran, but under the city where you can buy the Arcanite Dragonling from Kaye Toogie. Unfortunately the only way out is porting. Still, because it’s so hard to get to, there aren’t a tonne of people who know about it.
1. The Whispering Forest
Honestly, this is probably the best documented “secret,” thanks large in part to Syrco’s post last summer (which is how I found out about it). If you didn’t click the link, it’s a location in Tirisfal Glades where at the right time you can catch an amazing show that you’d otherwise have no idea it’s even there. I’ve managed to catch it three times now, though I haven’t gone back lately. Honestly, hit Syrco’s post for the details and then check it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
There you have it. Just five little things that you might not have known about. Blizzard has done a great job of slipping little things into the game and it’s always nice when you stumble across them and can appreciate them. The same can be said for the ridiculous number of pop culture references in the game…which will be the subject of next week’s list.