5 ways to kill your sister

I have recently been playing Alliance casually with my sisters (and some friends). They’re both excited at the prospect of playing Worgen and wanted to get some Alliance naturalisation in, and it’s a fun break for me – which is one of the reasons I’m not playing an alt in SAN right now.

One of them is (sensibly) levelling solo, and it’s fun to be able to all chat on the guild channel even when we aren’t hanging out in game. Hopefully we’ll later make up for that too.

We have also discovered that I am a dreadful tour guide. I could probably charge for thrill seeking tours of Azeroth, because even with the best of all possible intentions, many of my guided tours are punctuated with sudden, inevitable death.


Here’s some examples:

  1. A friend offers you both a portal to Shattrath while you both are low level. You take her up to the Scryer tier, forgetting that she is playing a draenei shaman. She gets teleported out into Terrokar forest, where lots of nasties lie in wait.
  2. You apologise and take her up to the Aldor tier to bind instead. As you head back down, you remember to say, “Be careful not to fall off the lift here,” just as she goes plummeting past you to become a draenei shaped splat on the floor below.
  3. You decide it would be a great idea to quest in Tanaris, and foolishly take the quest that requires exploring insect hives. This does not actually kill her, except possibly with boredom as you then get horribly lost. (Someone kill me if I ever suggest going to to silithus later on.)
  4. You are chatting lazing about stuff while both separately catching up on mining. There is a long pause, after which she reports that she accidentally rode off a cliff while typing.
  5. You forget to warn her that there is a horde camp right in the middle of the road through Feralas. The results are not pretty.

Good job she’s a shaman and has a self-res, huh?

Anyone have any other classic death scenarios to suggest if we want to make sure she gets the full Azeroth levelling experience? Particularly classic Alliance death scenarios.

ps. Happy Birthday for last Tuesday, Arbitrary. We celebrated with a special ‘falling off a cliff’ death.

19 thoughts on “5 ways to kill your sister

  1. Stranglethorn Vale. ’nuff said. For extra hilarity, try to make the run to Booty Bay underleveled. My priest got a nice conga line of enemy players following him. And I survived!

  2. I have many, many suggestions for falling deaths Alliance side. I’m quite skilled at it. Here are some you wouldn’t want to miss. Feralas – do the sprite darter quest and be sure to be typing (or talking on vent) instead of paying attention when you come to one of the cliff areas near the quest starter. It’s a sure death.

    In Winterspring, even if you have no interest in doing the Frostsaber rep grind, be sure to get a good running jump off the snowy rock where the quest giver stands. Extra points if you stick the landing 🙂

    Happy questing!

    • I did something almost exactly like this in Allods last night. There’s a hotspot magic elevator at the edge of an elevator shaft, and I missed it and plummeted to the bottom of the shaft as my cohort floated gently down. I passed him halfway down and waited for him at the bottom… albeit somewhat, er… rumpled.

      Much laughing ensued, for he had warned me of the potential fall not five minutes prior… and I still managed to step into the abyss.

      I’m a noob after all.

  3. Levelling a rogue in WPL has reminded me of an old, unfun mechanic – long duration debuffs that do periodic damage. Every damn ghoul in the zone seems to cast some kind of disease that breaks stealth every few seconds (making me a target for every mob around) and lasts for several minutes. Being a non-cleanser I can’t remove them.

    Also the massive aggro radius of the Scarlet Crusade patrols.

    I am dying a lot.

    • Don’t bluster about these debuff’s they actually made me meet my girlfriend.

      Fortunately, that was before Classic Naxxramas and the introduction of the Argent Dawn medical field camps. Just talk to one of the paramedics and they will cure you.

      … but you might miss your future wife …

  4. Survive the drop off the Scryer elevator (but lose A LOT of health in the process), ride into the center of Shattrath and take the portal to Stormwind. Run down the inside ramp in the Mage Tower, out the door, then make the fatal mistake of skipping the outer Ramp and dropping to the ground below.

  5. The ultimate death-experience is jumping down the stonewrought dam in loch modan.
    I did it with a friend when we were both new to the game. It was the longest graveyard run ever, but totally worth it.

  6. After being a Hordie for so long and then swapping to Alliance, forgetting the Mor’Shan Rampart when moving from Ashenvale into the Barrens. Questing in Hellfire Peninsula hearing THAT noise and finding out you have the bug guy bearing down on you. Although that isn’t Alliance specific. Running around doing the Princess quest and walking along the road to get met by the group of Undead hiking around.

  7. I’ll second Mor’ladim and add Stitches in the Duskwood zone. They’re not scary anymore but they were when I started! I’ve also died getting a little too close to Tarren Mill on my way to Alterac many a time.

  8. Take her to the far southeast corner (across the bridge) of Azshara and jump off into the water (claim it’s needed for explorer achievement). Starting from a major city roundtrip until she figures out how to get back up from the water should kill a good 3-4 hrs.

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