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GM says "Mailbox piccolo concerts are right out!"

[We just want to be free to dance until our bits fall off! Of course, this girl hasn't got that much further to go...]A forum thread about a player and a GM talking about the Piccolo of the Flaming Fire popped up yesterday. As usual it was deleted, but the image was saved by Neuroxin on the WoW LJ community -- where I saw this. While GM threads are nothing new, the reason that this player was contacted by a GM is a new one on me. Were you aware that using the Piccolo of the Flaming Fire when you are AFK on top of a mailbox can get you in trouble with the GMs?

While I totally appreciate that the piccolo can be annoying over a long period of time, does it truly interrupt the ability to play? Is it on the same level as ganking someone over and over as someone suggested? I'll admit that I totally hate that item, but not because it makes me dance. I hate it because a small flute should not sound like a harp. (and yes, that's nitpicky of me)

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Filed under: Items, Analysis / Opinion, Odds and ends

WoW Moviewatch: Dancing Fel Reaver


I'm sure we're all familiar with the Fel Reavers who wander around Hellfire Penninsula. You know, the massive mechanical beasts who stomp around the zone smashing anything in their path? (How could you forget those deaths, after all?) However, apparently smashing innocent players is not their only talent...

Previously on Moviewatch...

Filed under: Machinima, WoW Moviewatch

Phat Loot Phriday: Piccolo of the Flaming Fire


So last night we were in Stratholme and had just finished the live side when the mage in our group asked for us to kill a named and try and get his tier 0 boots. Unfortunately, he didn't get them (we'll have to go back), but after the loot roll was over, I had my favorite new item in my possession...

Name: Piccolo of the Flaming Fire
Type: Rare Trinket
Armor: NA
Abilities:
  • Use: Causes nearby players (and you) to dance.
  • Yup, use of this trinket (it's on a 60 second cooldown, starting on use) causes every other player around you who's not moving to dance like it's 1999. Even, as I found out last night while using this thing in the Ironforge bank and AH, if they're seated or mounting. There's nothing funnier to me than a Nelf rogue in full tier 2 dancing like a madman. Except maybe a female human pally sitting on a horse doing the macarena with her arms. HA!
  • Lots of players hate this thing, and not only does it draw attention when you use it in populated places (raids, instances, towns, AH), but players might think you're a noob-- it's completely useless other than for the comedy of making other players dance. Either you think it's one of the greatest trinkets in the game, or you think it's completely useless. Obviously, I'm the former.
  • Unfortunately it doesn't work on NPCs (so no Katrina Prestor boogie or Thrall throwdown), mobs, or players of the other faction. But maybe that leaves room for more gimmick trinkets in the expansion? Blizzard, you listening?
How to Get It: If you share my appreciation for moving to music (I like to play a little techno whenever I hit this while scanning the AH), getting the Piccolo is easy. It drops from Hearthsinger Forrester in Stratholme-- he's usually just past the rat gate in there, and he's a pushover. In fact, there are numerous strategies around to solo this guy as a rogue or druid, so he's easily farmable if you're playing one of those classes. If you're not, it still won't take long to farm him, but you'll have to pull your way to him (like grinding more AD rep is a bad thing). The Hearthsinger, as I said above, also drops the mage's tier 0 boots, so just tag along with your guild mage when he's farming for epics, and you'll probably be able to pick up one of these.

Auction Price: It's BOP, so if you want it, you'll have to loot it yourself. A vendor will pay you 1g 7s 34c for giving up the chance to get down, get down with your fellow players. Dance, monkeys, dance!

Filed under: Items, Tricks, How-tos, Features, Phat Loot Phriday

The Inspiration for the Draenei Dance

I admit, I was wondering about the unusual Draenei dance from the moment I saw it.  Well, WorldofWar.Net seems to have found the dance's inspiration - in the form of this music video from India's music star Daler Mehndi.  WorldofWar.Net warns that "the Mehndi video is crack," and, well I don't think I could explain it any better myself.

Filed under: Expansions

Real Life WoW Dancing

Those wacky Norwegians are at it again. At the recent fest called 'The Gathering', apparently the liquor & drugs were as plentiful as the shame was scarce, because in front of an auditorium full of people, a dozen gamers took to the stage to give their real-life renditions of the various dances from the different races in WoW. Ever wanted to see a full-grown man doing the female Night Elf dance? Yeah, me neither... 

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, WoW Social Conventions, Virtual selves, Odds and ends

Dance Across Azeroth

Deciding on the perfect race and class for a new character can be difficult, which is why it's important to stay informed about the choices that matter.  What am I talking about?  Dance animations, of course!  The EU website had filled a glaring gap in existing documentation by providing a handy reference to dance animations - though they have sadly neglected ghost wolf, moonkin, bear form, and cat form animations (the later two new features in the upcoming patch, for those not in the know)!

Filed under: Odds and ends

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