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4-27-2009 @ 8:31AM
I'm done on my main, and I doubt I'm going to try to get it done on any of my alts, beyond grabbing the pet. Some aspects of the event have been fun, but the poor design of the egg-gathering portion event has brought out the worst in player behavior on my server.At first, I (like most people) was running around grabbing any unclaimed egg, but most of us figured out pretty quickly that the number of spawn spots, in an already confined area, was pretty limited. You ended up having to make one of three choices: find an open egg and camp it, come back later when fewer people were around, or start swiping eggs right from underneath the noses of campers. I opted for the first choice, having gone to Dolonar because "no one" goes to Darnasty.With even the out of the way areas such as Dolonar and Azure Watch full beyond the carrying capacity of the number of spots available, chaos soon ensued. General chat became an argument between some of the campers complaining about the poor manners of the egg-jackers, while the egg-jackers made lame excuses rationalizing their behavior. (Queue the argument between those who think good manners should still be observed even in a video game versus those that think that anything goes when they have the ability to be anonymous.)For next year, either the size of the area eggs spawn in should be increased to support more players and/or the spawn locations should be much more randomized. (Basically, have eggs spawn randomly within a given area in any spot that's not inside another object.)By the way, tauren and dwarven females...yeah...they are rare.
4-27-2009 @ 1:31PM
While I myself have spent some time camping egs and can understand people getting annoyed by people running by and grabbing them, I don't really think you can make this an etiquette issue. This is supposed to be an egg hunt, after all. If anything the campers are the ones who are going against the spirit of the game. I'm not saying campers should stop camping, because that often is the most efficient way to collect eggs, but complaining about someone running around doing the event the right way is not defensible. Now people who come and stand on top of your camping spot and compete with you that way are a more obvious etiquette breach, but if that's the only way they can compete, what else are they going to do? (Aside from try it later) The real failing of this event is that there's not a better system (or any) to discourage camping. Because having done it both ways, actually hunting is a hell of a lot more fun, if not more efficient.
4-27-2009 @ 1:42PM
Honestly, what seemed to disturb those of us who camped most wasn't by someone who just happened to zip by, snag an egg, and go on their way, it was when they resorted to basically try to horn in on a camp and see who could click the fastest. I can't see that as defensible behavior, and if every last spawn point is camped (and I don't doubt that's the case in a place such as Goldshire), you just go back later.That being said, I would much rather have had the event structured so that camping wasn't possible or efficient (it was very efficient for my lock), but that's really the point I'm driving at: the event is setup to cause people to irritate each other, and that didn't have to be the case. Hopefully, the event will be improved next year by implementing some of the improvements suggested by myself and others in this thread.
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