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4-27-2009 @ 3:30PM
I see so many people throwing around the words "egg stealer" and "ninja," but I have yet to see an egg spawn that said "Property of..." in the tooltip.Yesterday, on my server, every single egg spawn in all 4 of my faction's towns were being camped. Many had 2 or more people to a spot. It was a crappy situation made even worse by people who felt that they were entitled to whatever eggs spawned near them; one person in particular earned themselves a spoton my ignore list after the kept yelling "GTFO!" to anyone who walked near "their" egg spawn point.TL,DR: You don't "own" an egg until it is in your inventory, so get over yourself. If other people are near you, then either click faster, find another spot, or come back later. If you get mad at someone who managed to click an egg before you, you are a sad, sad person and I feel sorry for you.
4-27-2009 @ 3:52PM
You'd have to be dense not to notice someone standing by a tree or a rock for an hour. You'd have to be douche to notice and say, "Well, eff them, Im gonna nab whatever they're waiting for!" Pick one.I dont care if you run around and pick up eggs that no one is camping. I do care if you run around and try to grab eggs that are clearly being camped and have been camped for a long time.
4-27-2009 @ 4:20PM
@LyraatYou're exactly the kind of person I'm talking about.It does not matter how long anyone has been camping a spawn, it does not belong to them.The egg-farming mechanic was terribly designed; on high-pop servers there have been handfuls of players camping each and every spawn point making true egg hunting absolutely impossible. Direct your frustration at Blizzard, not other players who share your determination to get the achievements.I'll say it one more time, you are not solely entitled to any spawn point - get over yourself. I never thought I'd care to argue about fucking virtual Easter eggs, but the attitudes people have been displaying during this holiday have served only to disgust me and harden my cynicism.
4-27-2009 @ 4:25PM
"I dont care if you run around and pick up eggs that no one is camping."When every spawn point is being camped by at least one person, what option does that leave a player? Ninja, or take up to several minutes to get to another starting zone... where, again, every spawn point will be camped.These eggs are INTENDED to be ninja'd. That is why we have the egg baskets with the speed buff, so you can race people to the eggs. First one who grabs the egg wins! Parking yourself on top of the spawn point doesn't mean you're entitled to every egg that spawns there. I had a pretty fun time early Sunday morning running around Dolanaar with Aspect of the Cheetah on, bursting with the basket every few seconds, grabbing up lots of eggs. And happily ninjaing many of them! I'd never ninja (intentionally) a mining node, or skinnable kills, herbs, whatever. But eggs? Definitely. We're meant to run around finding eggs, not sit still for hours hoping to be the first to click the egg fading into view. Stacks & stacks of chocolate, in probably a fraction of the time of the campers. Had they been running around, too, they'd have had the same. Had no runners or 'ninjas' been around, they'd have had more eggs... but not nearly as many as if they ran around as intended.Quit camping, start running, and ninja any & all eggs you can get to. Takes just a few hours to complete the achievements, even if RNG isn't kind to you. We're meant to compete for the eggs, and that doesn't mean "staking a claim" on the egg on the windowsill.
4-27-2009 @ 5:38PM
So... if you're standing in line, next in line, waiting for someone to help you, and someone cuts in front of you because you "weren't paying attention", would you consider that acceptable behavior?
4-27-2009 @ 5:46PM
The more the eggs are looted, the more they'll spawn. Eventually people will have the eggs they need and leave. I've camped some spots and run circuits looking for eggs.I've walked up to an egg hidden in a bush and successfully looted it when there were THREE people standing within range. I've run up and looted the egg behind the mailbox in Dolanaar -- in plain sight of EVERYONE -- 6 times in a single sitting. I've had someone run up when I had three eggs spawn at once within reach and I still got all three of them.Good lord, this is probably one of the most accessible holiday events yet. I'm thinking of farming the title on my level 43 alt -- something I've never considered on any other holiday.
4-27-2009 @ 6:01PM
@ HoustonThe problem with the "standing in line" analogy is that once you are served, you leave. The campers monopolize a spot taking egg after egg. None of them are waiting for one egg and then moving to another spot, i.e. going to wait in another "line". That is why some people feel it is the campers who are being selfish and ruining the event.There are definitely two sides to this argument... personally I feel that running around was how the holiday was meant to played.
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