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4-27-2009 @ 8:09AM
I was only in it for the rabbit pet, and I managed to get that yesterday after running in circles around Dolanaar for about an hour. People were camping the eggs pretty much everywhere, but it wasn't hostile - there wasn't any complaining in General about people swiping eggs or anything. My character was also the only human female running around there, so I got eared a lot. *grin*I understand why people camp, but to me, sitting in one place for hours to snag eggs every time they spawn kind of defeats the purpose of an easter egg *hunt*. But, to each their own.Also: Sam & Max FTW.
4-27-2009 @ 8:44AM
"I understand why people camp, but to me, sitting in one place for hours to snag eggs every time they spawn kind of defeats the purpose of an easter egg *hunt*."Very much agreed. I was, however, wondering what could have been done differently to prevent egg camping (or at least make it not impossible to get any eggs by really hunting for them).The only ways I saw were:1. Make the spawn points truly random (probably not practical/possible from a programming perspective)2. Greatly increase the number of possible spawn points (you'd probably still end up with campers, just in more spots)3. Greatly increase the area where the eggs can spawn (probably the one I'd choose, given the option)
4-27-2009 @ 9:02AM
Hoe about making it so the eggs are always there. but once you loot it you cant loot that one again for 10 minutes. this way you can run around and not have campers
4-27-2009 @ 9:38AM
People just need to realise there is no server first achievement, Racing to be the first "noble" isn't going to get you incredible street cred. Collecting the achievements gradually over several days is totally feasable. By the last day of the event, what with the ease of the achievements for it, there'll probably be barely anyone camping anymore.
4-27-2009 @ 9:49AM
What about a anti-camping debuff? If you loot an egg in a specific place, you can't loot another one unless it is more than 15 yards away. Just a thought.Oh and also, lady luck is still relevant. One of the achievements is to get the full tuxedo suit FROM EGGS. So even though I currently have the pants and the shirt, I don't have the achievement because I got the pants from another player.
4-27-2009 @ 10:02AM
Some people (like me) just wanted to get it done as fast as possible so we can over with it and not worry about getting it done before it ends.I highly doubt anyone cared about being the first to do it.
4-27-2009 @ 10:10AM
Yes, there is an achievement to get the suit from eggs; the fancy dress also. Fortunately for those trying to get the Noble Gardener achievement for the seasonal event meta achievement, neither of those achievements count towards the meta. They're just there in case you get them. Fun, but not likely to make the servers go kaboom. I for one got three pairs of pants but no dress and no shirt. I also got two rabbits. I'm not sure what to do about the second other than delete it, as it's soulbound.
4-27-2009 @ 11:55AM
I am an egg camper.I have to. I am so damned slow, retarded, whatever, I cannot beat anybody to an egg in the open.I have to sit there and right click on the spawn point constantly. If I wait for the gear to appear and then click, an egg ninja will take it.In response to the poster who said the egg sites will be empty on the last day...are you kidding? Have you not seen how many PUGS start Naxx at 10:00pm server on Monday nights?
4-27-2009 @ 12:29PM
kcaz64 and jfofla have it.I tried hunting, but every time I found an egg, someone was already sprinting to it. This was before I had my basket, so I had no way to compete whatsoever and resigned myself to HAVING to camp in short order.A minute later, I had myself a spot where I could click two eggs the instant either spawned. And, comparing myself to the people running around like mad, it was about the same length of time getting the whole event done.Honestly, the second anyone looted an egg, another one spawned. Wouldn't it be better to have them looted instantly? All you hunters had faster spawns to dash after because of all us campers. I can understand if EVERY SINGLE SPAWN was camped, but that wasn't the case on my server at least. :)As much as I would've liked for this event to be exciting, the desire to have it over and done with as soon as possible with minimal hassle is what turns people to camping.
4-27-2009 @ 12:59PM
@ GrahamYes lady luck does play a role in Noble Garden, but it's a small one. Neither of the RNG based achievements (Dressed for the Occasion and Sunday's Finest) are part of the meta, meaning a streak of bad luck isn't going to stop you from getting Long, Strange Trip (Unlike some other holidays...ya, I'm looking at you Love Festival!).
4-27-2009 @ 1:18PM
Oh, every single spawn on my server was camped yesterday. It was funny, actually. I ran around to the towns and checked out the locations of the purple bunnies. This morning I got up early and knew where the eggs spawned, because I'd seen bunnies there yesterday. It's still pretty crowded after 8am server time, but I'm doing a little bit every day until I get the achievements. I just have the chocolate-eating ones left now. :)
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