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12-30-2010 @ 5:44PM
Heh. Fish Feasts. I reported somebody for spamming in Dalaran because they were laying down hundreds of those things and the chat window was a solid wall of " prepares a Fish Feast!", making it impossible to communicate. I can't imagine what it would be like with a guild laying down thousands of them.As for all those feasts going to waste, well, that's what you get for trying to exploit the system :D
12-30-2010 @ 5:58PM
What? Actually going for achievements is exploiting? Was I exploiting the system when I was trying to kill the Lich King because it gives an achievement?
12-30-2010 @ 6:09PM
Yep Hollow,Just to warn you, I'm going to report you once for every toon that has hit lvls 10-85, for each respective leveling achievement, and mount achievement.That's a lotta e'sploitin you did.
12-30-2010 @ 6:26PM
It's a joke, son. The little :D (it's a "grin" smiley) is there to indicate that the preceding statement was not meant to be taken seriously.That said, I find it highly amusing that people would jump the gun on something like that — still in beta and subject to change — and waste all that effort. I mean, that's 10,000 each of three kinds of fish, plus 5,000 Northern Spices, and then 250 banks slots to store it all... And the wastefulness of laying them all down like that! There's nothing in the item description that says you *must* serve it to a party. You can use them all by yourself, and they provide pretty good buffs to any class. Unless that guild was made up entirely of level 80 toons when they did this, there were (and are still) probably plenty of level 70-79 toons in the guild that could have gotten some use out of the feasts. Or even put them on the AH for other 70+ toons to use and at least get some return on the investment. But noooooo, it's more entertaining (for them) to disrupt a capital city by carpeting the place with fish.
12-30-2010 @ 7:06PM
As a member of that guild, it was part for fun (and it was hilarious), and part because at the time we were fishing them up, the recipe for the Broiled Dragon Feast was listed under Dinner Party and Set the Oven to Cataclysmic on wowhead, as you can see from some of the comments on the former's page.
12-30-2010 @ 10:59PM
BUT — and please forgive me if my reading comprehension has gone so far completely into the toilet (it hasn't, honest) — the caption on the screenshot (from when it was fist posted) specifically says that y'all did this (farmed the feasts) BEFORE Cataclysm launched:""So, in anticipation of the new guild experience system and the rewards associated with achievements..."""Unfortunately, by the time Cataclysm went live, the experience from achievements was 86ed and the Dragon Feast was moved to a different achievement."THAT is what I'm chuckling at — putting in all that effort toward a feature that wasn't even live yet, and still subject to change. OTOH, you're the first person here to actually mention the name of the achievement you were working on (it's not mentioned in the article above, in the original screenshot caption, or in anybody else's comments). Without that bit of information, I was left assuming there must be a guild achievement for *cooking* the feasts. Now that you've named it (Dinner Party), I see the achievement is actually for *placing* the feasts, and I can see from the screenshot that you did so *after* Cata dropped. So my bad for assuming, and congrats on the achievement.FWIW, the person I reported for spamming these in Dalaran was doing so a good 4-6 weeks *before* Cata dropped, so they weren't doing the achievement, they were just being annoying.
12-31-2010 @ 4:29AM
I guess they never figured that the Devs:1. Could see them (and all the other guilds) doing it;2. Might not want them (and all the other guilds) jumping straight to Level Whatever on day 1 of the expansion, making a mockery of a Kewl New Feature that someone at Blizz probably put a lot of time into;3. Would do something about it.Because these things aren't, like, incredibly obvious to anyone with a lick of common sense and/or experience with how the Devs think.
12-31-2010 @ 10:15AM
@StClair - I was thinking the same thing. People being what they are, some were going to want to do these things "right now, as fast as possible", when the intent of the achievement was more that people would be placing feasts in dungeons. And also, the scenario performed by the guild mentioned here may have been "hilarious" the first time, but once the 4th, 5th, 6th, etc guild on the server did the same thing, it would get very old, very quickly.
12-31-2010 @ 10:25AM
Rik, you remember those articles from the Drama Mamas about the Fun Suckers? That is a bit how you are acting.Now hurry up, post a response about how "Nuh uh, no I'm not!"
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