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4-12-2010 @ 9:01PM
Qerah, my level 44 (turned 45 during the event) female, nelf hunter achieved the title of "The Noble". I have only been playing since late December. Qerah is my most advanced character and I only lightly participated in the winter, love, and lunar holidays. Below are some suggestions to make the next Noblegarden a more fun event.1) Spread the eggs around! The most annoying part of the holiday was how it totally disrupted the normal flow of questing by requiring everyone to go to Level 5 towns. (I chose Kharanos most of the time). There is no need for high level characters to be hanging around lowbie towns. Put eggs in all towns except the capital cities so that players may stay in their own questing zones and still participate. Have naturally egg-laying mobs like birds and raptors drop them, too. It is expensive in time (and coin if you are questing in outlying areas) to fly back to level 5 towns. 2) Lower the number of chocolates needed for the "Chocoholic" achievement from 100 to 50. That is still double the "Chocolate Lover" achievement but it not only reduces the time spent looking for eggs but also the time eating chocolates. The buffs are wasted when you eat the chocolates consecutively. I wonder how many people were really able to spread out the eating over the course of the week? Lowering the time needed to collect eggs will be especially helpful to people whose playing time is limited. They want to do something more interesting than collecting (or eating). 3) Give XP for more of the quests. I got XP for collecting eggs in Kharanos and none, (other than what I would have gotten anyway by discovering places) for planting flowers in five deserts. What it took for me as a Level 44 to get to the Silithus border without getting killed was certainly worthy of XP! More XP opportunities will draw more participants. 4) Make the quest items sellable to a vendor, or maybe even tradeable or auctionable. Making them tradeable will encourage players to interact more with each other. Giving them no value just means they clutter up your bags and you end up destroying them. That's a waste. I ran into someone for whom the spring rabbit call hadn't dropped in 200 eggs and he couldn't buy it because he had eaten and otherwise used the chocolates to buy other NG items. I got two Spring Rabbit calls. I ended up destroying the second one because there was no use for it. It would have been great if I could have given it to him. 5) Be sure to let people who have only vanilla WOW know that they can complete the achievements with a trial version of the BC expansion. That is how I finished mine. That will encourage people new to the game and perhaps limited in funds to at least look at the expansion and plan on getting it when money is more favorable. Please keep this in mind when Cataclysm drops. 6) Make more of the items stackable in bag slots. Chocolates and egg fragments stacked but eggs themselves did not. This didn't make sense. Consider this suggestions another call to make clothing items stackable. The tuxedo and dress items are auctionable, but they take up too much space in bags and bank vaults. At least shirts would stack in a real world clothing store. 7) Last but definitely not least: Drastically reduce the cooldown for Shake your bunny maker! One minute at most, really 30 secs will do. Females of certain races are hard to find and you don't want to hope the one you want to target will hang around for 3-4 minutes, especially if she's opposite faction. (I got my orc and undead neutral goblin cities, but lost a troll while waiting. The big prize, a dwarf female, was a little easier as I was Alliance and two of them were in SW. Hordies probably had it tougher.)
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