There are times when our inability to communicate with the opposite faction is a royal pain in the backside.
Blackhand seems to be stuck in a “one that got away” loop. I’d much rather it be a “crocs in the city” loop and have a chance to get another pet. But no, our server has seen that quest exactly two times. Instead we get to spend our time in Nagrand. *sigh*
Anyway, I’ve gotten into the habit of helping those fishermen and fisherwomen who stand too far to the right on the shore of Skysong Lake, next to the horde base. They have fallen for Blizzard masochistic little joke and have no chance of ever catching their quest fish. This morning the latest victim of this cruel joke was a female troll. She was standing at the foot of the mountain, about as far away as one can get from the quest fish.
I was fishing with my male NE hunter at the time. I ran over to her, jumped up and down, pointed at her and then faced the direction I wanted her to go and pointed over yonder. I then ran over to the right area and cast my line. She didn’t follow. I repeated the process. She still didn’t move. So I went back to fishing. I caught my quest fish and turned it in.
I logged in Cashara, my female dwarf. When she got to the lake the troll was still fishing in the same spot. So I repeated my process again with Cashara. This time the troll actually turned my way. Maybe it’s because my character was female. Maybe it was because the troll was getting very frustrated by this time. Whatever the case, I repeated the process once again and she followed. When she stopped still too far to the right I tried again. And again she followed me. When she stopped within the quest area I cheered her. I caught my fish a few casts later, cheered and flew off to turn it in.
I learned two things this morning. One, I really dislike our inability to community to across the faction barrier. And two, I really need to learn some more effective emotes for the next time this happens.