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2-10-2009 @ 11:34AM
If you click the wowhead link, and then click through to the achievement, you can at least seem to find a little information. It would appear, from what I read, that:1) You and your friends can save your love fools from gifts of adoration which, as in previous years, come from any city and giving any NPC (as long as you have the right scent on and they have a heart above their head. Wearing cologne will let you give tokens to females, wearing perfume will help you give it to males. If you are on an RP server and you really can't envision your female character wearing cologne and seducing the guards of Darnassus, for example, you CAN still trade for the lesser guard cards and lesser gifts, but Gifts of Adoration are BOP. You'll need to find a male, easiest to find in the Cenarian section of town. Likewise, for men, look ahead of time to where there's females in Ironforge if you don't want to use perfume.) ...er... I don't think that parenthesis even counted because it was so long. Sorry. But...2) The Gift of Adoration is Bind-on-Pickup this year (no trading for picnic baskets or Peddlefeet anymore) and has a chance to have a love fool in it. It is received by the FIRST NPC of the hour you approach after your adoration debuff wears off. Unless they break your heart, in which case a friend with a bracelet can make all the difference. Fortunately, there is also seems to be an achievement fo curing people with Friendship Bracelets, so you may be able to ask in general with your location if someone would be kind enough to cure you, and they'll be getting an achievement done as well. :)2) If like previous years, the love fool acts just like the little distraction thing that engineers can make. 3) It would appear, from the comments on wowhead, that if your friend drops a love fool, you can still /pity it in the appropiate locations and it will count. I may have read this wrong, and please, if someone knows better, correct me. 4) The 'appropiate' locations aren't QUITE as horrendous as they seem. You do not have to enter the portals of Naxxramas to be in a zone called Naxxramas. You just have to be able to get up to the platform in some fashion, whether by flying, summoned up with the stone (I don't know the level requirement on it.), or a warlock summoning you up. The third option, incidentally, if you have a couple friends and if it's advertised on trade, might end up being quite lucrative for said warlock. I imagine on PVP servers lower levels will have to be quick about the /pitying, and it'd be nice if warlocks didn't charge extreme amounts to bring people up as the people needing it would be lower levels and unless an alt, not having enough gold, but others may be more inclined to tip generously. I do not know if there is a zone called "Culling of Stratholme" without being in the actual instance, though, so that does put a bit of a level cap on it. Someone might be able to clear that up.5) Sum up: It seems the best method is to keep your fools for at least the first bit until it's clear how common they are and then go to the location with friends and all /pity. That way you don't have the burden of worrying about getting enough love fools by yourself. Minor note about the achievement in general: There are more achievements than the ones listed in the link above for Fool for Love if you want the TITLE, but fortunately the requiring to get you to luck out on getting Peddlefeet or the Lovely Black Dress from the Gift of Adoration is not part of the META achievement for the violet proto drake. I'm also not sure how valid all of the points above are until the event actually drops, but they're the best I got from researching the difficulty of it, so hopefully they help more than they hurt.
2-10-2009 @ 11:49AM
Sorry for those sick of hearing me, but for others who are concerned about "My Love is like a Red, Red Rose" it APPEARS that the red bouquets can still be gotten off the level 60 bosses. It's the EBON boquets that can only be gotten from Maiden of Grief (Halls of Stone), Prince Kelseleth (Utguarde Keep), and Prince Taldaram (Ahn'Kahet, Old Kingdom). What's nice about this as opposed to the recent elders, is there doesn't seem to be a requirement for it to be heroic, and Prince Kelseleth, anyway, is reached fairly quickly in UK so fast farming if everyone in your party wants one. People are saying that these bouqets are working for the Fistful of Love achievement, but I'm not sure if this will hold into the actual event or not. It'd be nice if we did not have to collect a bunch of petals (also from Gifts of Adoration) and could just use our roses instead, but we'll see.
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