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8-11-2008 @ 12:14PM
Back before Burning Crusade launched, I had a Night Elf main in his 50s who, according to the backstory I had developed for him, was on decidedly unfriendly terms with the Cenarion Circle. The trouble was that my roleplay wasn't able to back this up very well, since all I could do to was claim that I had to avoid Cenarion settlements. One day I got it in my head to make good on this claim.I went to the Cenarion settlement in Silithus, set that faction to "At War", and began preying on outlying, unprotected NPCs (the guards there murdered me if I picked a target too close) one at a time to drop my faction rating from Friendly to Neutral to Unfriendly... to Hostile. I knew when I was done because the whole encampment came running for me. I had to res at the spirit healer, unable to ever return for my body. Silithus essentially became "off-limits".After that, I could say with confidence that the Cenarion Hold hated my character. And if my travels ever took me past Cenarion territory, anybody with me would see that I wasn't bluffing.Additional anecdote: my NE main had kind of a chip on his shoulder regarding Kaldorei society and had left to become a citizen of Stormwind instead. When I hit level 40, I didn't buy a cat mount. I didn't buy one at 50 or 60 either, or indeed, ever. I waited until I had earned enough Stormwind rep, by turning in more stacks of runecloth than I can count, to buy a horse. For many I was the only level 60 they had ever met without a mount.
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