I don’t normally do too much with World Events. Here and there I’ll cherry pick things to do, usually for the benefit of alts, or profit. Occasionally it’s for something I want. In talking with Kamalia Sunday night she mentioned Honouring The Flame for easy experience, and I did one of those head tilts with an “oh?” So yesterday morning I had the chance to hop on Elcombe for a bit and I headed off to dance with the flames. The first thing I learned? Dishonoring The Flame gives double the experience. So try to put out the opposing faction’s nearby flame as you go along. Also, in any city you’ll get a quest to take some ashes to a Scorchling. Definitely worth it, just for the dialogue.
The animation that accompanies it is hilarious. After I got that little chuckle, I continued making the rounds on Elcombe’s carpet and it was off to Stranglethorn Vale. The map location shown on WoWhead is off by a fair bit. So while I was trying to figure out the appropriate location, I came upon Kurmokk.
After I introduced him to a couple of frost spells, I continued on my travels. A short time later I came upon the proper location to Honour The Flame, and sure enough the Horde one is about 100 yards away. Easy experience. I figured from Stranglethorn, the Blasted Lands was the next logical flame to visit. Nevermind I could port to a city and take the portal to the Blasted Lands. That would be too easy, and just occurred to me this morning. Instead, I flew. But, sometimes things are for the best. I was flying along the Western Stranglethorn coast, up towards Zul’Gurub when I found myself distracted.
Short John Mithril yells: Arrr, Me Hearties! I be havin’ some extra Treasure that i be givin’ away at the Gurubashi Arena! All ye need to do is collect it is open the chest I leave on the arena floor!
After a moment of staring at the screen, I actually decided to make my way over to the arena. I was disappointed when I got there. The chest was nowhere to be seen. But then I saw the Goblin walking out across the arena floor. Sure enough, he put the chest down and there was nobody to be seen. I set to work.
I honest to goodness was just waiting to get ganked at this point. That chest opens soooooooo slowly. Or, that’s probably how it seems when you expect someone to shiv you at the utmost convenience to them. After what seems like an eternity, the chest opened. There were a few items inside, but the one that mattered most was the Arena Master trinket which started a quest. The moment I looted that was the moment I got about the last thing I expected to see on one of my characters…
Not too shabby, considering I don’t usually do much in the way of World Events. It seems that while their details might not be too important to me, they can bring a bit of luck and excitement elsewhere!