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The crazy, hidden critter plateau


In northwest Mulgore, right on the border to Stonetalon Mountains, there is a small plateau area that is chock-full of prairie dogs, rabbits and mice. At first glance, this would appear similar to the icebergs in Northrend that were home to entire colonies of our small, suited companions. That is not the case here though, as these small critters house a deep, dark, and evil secret.

At random intervals, the critters will mutate, growing to several times their own size, and will don weapons and armor in order to do battle or exterminate the competition. The prairie dogs get spiked pit helmets that they clearly stole from Commander Schnottz and break out daggers to run their enemies through! Rabbits break out the axes, clearly having spent way too much time with orcs, and holding them between their teeth charge for their enemies! The mice, however, seem to be the most prepared, wearing helmets made from the skulls of the dead and dual wielding shotguns. I don't know about you, but I would hate to walk around the streets of Ogrimmar only to be greeted by a gang of shotgun-wielding mice.

If you want to go check it out, don't be dismayed if nothing is going on right when you get there. It takes a few seconds for them to mutate and start fighting, and you don't have to do anything but sit back and enjoy. Don't worry about them wanting to attack you; they are perfectly content to sit and war with themselves and ignore your presence. It's interesting to see little quirky things like this that made it to the live version of the game. The area is only accessible through flying, so one has to wonder what other things are hidden in the world for us to find. Special thanks to my friend Dan for letting me know about this place!

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