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Kyane
03-03-2006, 12:55 PM
So I'm making some low lvl green leather items for new enchanters in the guild and I see the phrase "Darnassus is under attack!".

At first I thought I was seeing things, but again it came up "Darnassus is under attack!"

I did a quick /who and found not too many high lvls in the area and mounted up and ran over the warrior terrace.

I see an ancient laying dead and about 15 - 20 horde ranging from high 40s to 60.

There are the lvl 55 guards, but they were getting slaughtered as quickly as they were spawning. Only being a lvl 52 I knew the 60s would kick my druid arse, but I figured I gotta help. I was able to drop a 54 and 52 before 3 ganged up on me and took me out. By that time more people had shown up the more and more guards were spawning.

We were able to drive them back out of Darnassus and eventually all the way back to the starting grounds and then finally the stopped coming.

It was great fun, but I NEVER expected to see a raid against Darnassus. I guess my question is how the hell did they get there to begin with??

Rayze
03-03-2006, 01:11 PM
What server are you on?

I've never seen a large scale raid like that against Orgrimmar...would be great fun though!

Kyane
03-03-2006, 01:39 PM
As per my sig ( which I need to update my lvl ) I'm on Malfurion ;)

gwmort
03-03-2006, 01:41 PM
One of my Friends and I have debated the possibility of raiding darnassus.

A zerg from the boat through the fishing village into the city would work, but would likely draw a lot of attention before you got there (just getting on the boat in Auberdine would pose its own challenges).

I suppose if you could just sneak a few warlocks in to Teldrassil proper you could summon a force outside the city and attack from there. Do they need a shard for each summon or just mana?

Any other ideas?

Kyane
03-03-2006, 01:48 PM
They attacked from the Warriors Terrace side of Darnassus, where the city connects to the NE starting area, not where it connects to Teldrassil ( which I would have found more plausabile ).

Where they came from I was just....yeah, shocked. It was really cool though I must admit.

Atrus
03-03-2006, 01:48 PM
If you had a force big enough to take on the city, it wouldn't be a problem to kill the guards and get on the boat.

Rayze
03-03-2006, 01:50 PM
Ah sorry about not seeing your sig up front, Big9erFan...apparently, the coffee's wearing off :/

...just a random thought...but maybe the same group of 40 druids who took down Onyxia would lead a successful raid to Darnassus? =P

Kyane
03-03-2006, 01:52 PM
If there had been a zerg through darkshore to get on the boat, the channels would have been flooded with people chattering about it. So, I don't think that's quite how they did it. Honestly, I just don't know.

Rayze
03-03-2006, 02:10 PM
They attacked from the Warriors Terrace side of Darnassus, where the city connects to the NE starting area, not where it connects to Teldrassil ( which I would have found more plausabile ).

Where they came from I was just....yeah, shocked. It was really cool though I must admit.

Stealth group?

Kyane
03-03-2006, 02:34 PM
There was a rogue ( at least one ), a mage ( at least one ), I didn't see any locks, some warriors, some hunters, some druids and some priests.

I know mages can port, but I don't think they can port to Darnassus can they?

Rayze,

Don't worry about missing my sig, I was just teasing you ;)

Atrus
03-03-2006, 03:16 PM
If there had been a zerg through darkshore to get on the boat, the channels would have been flooded with people chattering about it. So, I don't think that's quite how they did it. Honestly, I just don't know.

We don't know if the channels were going off. They could have been.

You can be quick.

Even if you die you can rez on the boat when it comes assuming your corpse is close enough.

I have been with a group of 3 or so and didn't have too many problems getting to elfland at level 30ish.

Kyane
03-03-2006, 04:04 PM
By flooded channels, I mean someone from Darkshore would have told us in Darnassus about it...and it would have spread quickly.

gwmort
03-03-2006, 05:07 PM
Are you sure they didn't just charge the warriors terrace from the Rutheran Village side and thats where you saw them?

The only way I can think of would be working at least one warlock in and some stealths to help with the summonings. If it was planned well ahead of time they could have worked him in a day or two before the actual raid, even with multiple corpse walks.

Maybe they were abusing invisibility pots or gnomish cloaking devices?

Kyane
03-03-2006, 06:56 PM
I'm not 100% positive that they didn't come from Rutheran Village, but here is what I did and didn't see.

When I saw the "Darnassus is under attack" the repeated message was very shortly after that. Being at the auction house I wasn't far from Warriors Terrace.

Had they gone through Warriors Terrace they would have aggro'd the Sentinels there. When I first came up the ones on the terrace had yet to be pulled into the fight until the pack pushed forward while battling Alliance members that came to defend Darnassus ( me included ).

Also, I saw some horde riding up from that ( the non Rutheran Village ) side. I can't say for sure that's where they initially came from or what, but based on what I saw, that's my best guess.

Kyane
03-13-2006, 09:53 AM
Just an update.

Seems there is a rock next to the dock in Auberdine that can be easily climbed ( to avoid guards ) and then jump onto the dock and take the boat.

From there I'm not sure how they all got to the other side of Darnassus.

Fadė
03-13-2006, 02:25 PM
It's actually pretty easy to get into Darnassus, and could relatively avoid a lot of chatter by taking a raid group to Menethil, slaughter that town and take the boat to Auberdine, then cross over to the darnassus boat. Not many people would see you from Auberdine unless they were really looking. Once there, run to the central tree/bank, hang a left to the Cenarion Enclave, then a right through the crafter's quarters and you're behind the warriors terrace.

Rayze
03-13-2006, 02:53 PM
Big raid on Orgrimmar last night...most fun i've had in Org in a long time lol

I figure if the damn alliance can sweep in and wreak havoc, then we (horde) should be able to do the same to one of their capitals!

gwmort
03-13-2006, 04:05 PM
It's actually pretty easy to get into Darnassus, and could relatively avoid a lot of chatter by taking a raid group to Menethil, slaughter that town and take the boat to Auberdine, then cross over to the darnassus boat. Not many people would see you from Auberdine unless they were really looking. Once there, run to the central tree/bank, hang a left to the Cenarion Enclave, then a right through the crafter's quarters and you're behind the warriors terrace.

Its the slaughtering Auberdine that would generate the chatter. Darkshore is a pretty busy place, somebody would alert darnassus.

I'm thinking they snuck in a lock with a couple of stealth classes (maybe using potions), and once in Teldrassil he summoned the rest of the raid, including more locks to speed up the process.

Fadė
03-16-2006, 03:34 PM
But that's what I'm saying, you wouldn't have to slaughter Auberdine, just run across from one boat to the other, and there have been many a time that I've seen the docks at Auberdine empty. So, the most uproar that a raid would get in that zone is a "The Dark Shore is under attack" message as they cleared the dock guards before hitting Darnassus.
The slaughtering at Menethil wouldn't generate a blip on the Darnassus folks radar unless they are listening to World Defense.

gwmort
03-16-2006, 04:49 PM
Oh I see what you're saying now. I still think a big raid on an unusual town like that would generate a lot of chatter on the whole alliance side, especially with the linked chat in the cities now. When you don't show up in Theramore they would know where you went/ were heading.

Moonferal
03-22-2006, 10:21 AM
While playing my Orc Warlock, at approximately lvl 55 I got through Darnassus to the zone on the other side, wasn't much of a problem. Forgot how I got to boat, think it was like the previous post said, there is a rock that allowed me up on dock without allerting any guards. I got off the boat, mounted up and ran to the portal to Darnassus. After that I just ran through the city to freedom on the other side, took alot of damage, certainly could have died but I made it.

Later I came back through and I was able to walk around in an area on one side of the city without any problem, might have gotten some guard agro on the way in, but once I was far enough in he turned back. Area I was in was sort of behind the druid tree area, but not directly behind it.

So with some planning a warlock and some rogues could bring in a force not outside the gates but actually inside of the city. From there it would be easy to plan on night elf burgers for dinner.

gwmort
03-22-2006, 11:18 AM
That is what I believe happened. I sure would like to see it though, seems like a lot of trouble to go through for open-world PvP. I hope they impliment something to make these kind of tactics more worthwhile/ popular.

Agonistes
03-28-2006, 09:24 AM
I was bored and did this once with a level 7 orc rogue.

I made the orc a rogue because I wanted to be able to stealth. I never played a rogue before, and this is the only one I have ever tried.

I got him to level 7 and made the best gear I could for him with my other characters using LW, blacksmithing and enchanting. I loaded him down with food, potions and bandages and then started out.

I ran all the way to the town the docks are in (I forgot the name), dying maybe a dozen times on the way. Once I got there, I approached the town from the north side, where the hills are. I lept down behind the buildings and ran for the docks.

I made it into the dock building area before dying. I then came back and ran down the docks as far as I could as a ghost and rezzed. I kept up this leapfrog pattern until I got to the end of the docks.

Then, when the boat came in, I got on it as a ghost and made sure it was empty, then I rezzed on the upper deck by the wheel. The boat took off. I thought it was so kick ass that I had pulled it off.

Until I found out I was on the wrong boat.

So I had to wait it out and ride the boat back to the docks then do the dying leap-frog move to the other side of the docks.

When I got to the island, I jumped off the boat and swam up the shore. I ran around and made it into the teleporter before dying.

It took me several more deaths to get through Darnassus and all the way to the NE starting point, but once I did, it was a blast. I don't know what the elves were saying, but they seemed shocked out of their minds to see an orc running around that spider cave with them.

gwmort
03-28-2006, 01:15 PM
thats just cool

Wulelendamuwi
03-28-2006, 05:32 PM
I've got something to do tonight!!! Is there anyplace in Darnassus that I could stand and not alert the guards? That'd be fun standing there challenging people to duels without alerting the gaurds.

gwmort
03-28-2006, 08:33 PM
probably bunches the place is huge

cerveza
03-28-2006, 08:42 PM
I hate this raid on Darnassus garbage. Shame on you all who said it was "cool" to see. Why can't we have a haven where mean ugly creeps can't slaughter us indiscriminately?

Kyane
03-28-2006, 08:48 PM
Oh, there was no indiscriminate slaughtering when I saw this. Well, ok there was, but it was all horde dying and then running away :D

gwmort
03-28-2006, 09:40 PM
I'd pay money to see the horde taking down one of the ancient protectors.

Denali
03-28-2006, 10:51 PM
Same. What I'd really love to see is a successful raid on Stormwind. Has one ever happpened? (I've been told by friends that VERY bad things happen to the Horde when they attack Stormwind... Bwahaha!)

swearword
03-29-2006, 09:34 AM
I hate this raid on Darnassus garbage. Shame on you all who said it was "cool" to see. Why can't we have a haven where mean ugly creeps can't slaughter us indiscriminately?


Darnassus is in alliance territory therefore you cannot be attacked unless you turn your flag on. So don't attack them they can't attack you.

gwmort
03-29-2006, 11:11 AM
I think she meant "us" in the pergorative collective NE community. RPers can be so cute sometimes.

Wulelendamuwi
03-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Oooooooooooh, am I cute?!?!?!?!? I've been known to RP if I can find the community to do it.

Ittles
04-02-2006, 04:40 AM
Darnassus is in alliance territory therefore you cannot be attacked unless you turn your flag on. So don't attack them they can't attack you.

Yeah but as soon as you enter any opposing faction's major city, you automatically get flagged...and even if you weren't flagged that doesn't stop the guards from attacking you.

swearword
04-03-2006, 09:30 AM
Yeah but as soon as you enter any opposing faction's major city, you automatically get flagged...and even if you weren't flagged that doesn't stop the guards from attacking you.

I was referring to alliance not being able to be attacked as long as the alliance did not flag themselves they could run circles around the horde and they could do nothing about it.

Tarrasque
04-03-2006, 10:01 AM
It would be fun if a druid would stealth to a safe spot in Darnassus and a warlock would make a suicide run to this same spot. Druid ress the lock and then the summoning starts hehe!

Tarrasque

batoviking
04-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Another druid was able to pull a dragon to IF and cause a major ruckus, maybe a raid can get started that way...
I was in the begginers area when two shammies attacked(Im beggining to think they can stealth too)...I was just helping the noobs but I wasn't strong enough to take them though the noobs were foolish enough to do so...Alliance can be shortminded sometimes...

graceful chaos
04-17-2006, 06:46 PM
I'd pay money to see the horde taking down one of the ancient protectors.

To be honest, it's pretty sad actually. Horde have made it into Darnassus on 2 occasions I can recall. They seem to really like taking out the guardian trees first. I must say though, full kudos to the ones who make it in. It always shakes stuff up to see an opposite faction in a place you thought you were perfectly safe. Even when they can't attack you.

vamped
04-18-2006, 11:19 AM
i have herd of ghost runs .... die... run to another grave yard and rez........though where is the grave yard for horde near darnassus?

A friend once told me about a horde raid he witnessed on darnassus into the mystic type quarter a full 40 man to attempt to kill a boss up the top they made it all the way with little resistance but when they got to her got smashed ....im not sure if this was a quest or what but would have been awsome to see

EDIT : for an attack on orgramarr do a google search on "paladincraft III" one pally V's ORG with a twist!!!!
he last about 2 and a half mins but damn its a good fight

Wolfheart
04-20-2006, 01:47 PM
If I remember right, there is a GY near the Warrior terrace in Darnassus, that could be where they rezzed. I think that GY can be used by anyone. I have both horde and alliance toons that have died in The Barrens and have been able to rez at the GY outside of the crossroads no matter which side they were on.

Moonferal
04-24-2006, 10:38 AM
I took my warlock back into Darnassus this weekend. Didn't go as well as planned, got knocked off my horse as soon as I entered the city, still I made it to right past the Warrior Terrace before they managed to take me down.

The graveyard you go to is near Dolanaar.

Made my way back to my corpse and rezzed. Had no problem running around in the city for about an hour, mostly back behind the craftmans terrace and cenarion enclave. Took down a couple of the ancients and an occasional player who attacked me.

I expected to be mobbed not long after I got there by alliance players but it never happened. I was seem by many people at different times during my trip; on the docks trying to catch to boat to darnassus, on the dock after getting off the boat, many saw me run through town, couple saw me after I rezzed when I was wallking through tradesman terrace. Nobody really ever came. A lvl 60 dwarf, I'm guessing warrior, but could have been paladin, saw me close to the end of my fight with the ancient of war and decided (somewhat cowardly in my opinion) to attack me while I was at about 5% health and had a few npc's on me. Guess he did save the ancients life but I really don't think he cared about that, just got himself some easy honor.

Guess my point to all this is that it's not too hard to set up camp inside Darnassus and cause some mischeif. It's not too difficult to get yourself there, if you arent' in the central part of the city the guards there don't ever bother you, and from what I can tell many alliance chars don't care that you are invading their city, I had many a night elf wave to me, a couple ladies even danced with me (woot!!). About the only PC that attacked me did so when I was about dead (kudos to the lvl 20 who attacked me a couple times, he had no chance but had to like his commitment to defending his city)

gwmort
04-24-2006, 11:41 AM
I have no doubt it would be easy for a single character to not draw much attention, and it is the least populated of all alliance cities, so the majority of characters there were probably level 10-20.

Nurg
05-02-2006, 01:42 PM
A few months back my mage friend and my priest decided we wanted to finish out our map exploration. We hopped the boat to NEland. Getting on the boat was an adventure because we tagged a guard and the elves came out of the woodwork but with some careful timing and all we were able to get on the boat and across to the other side. Once over to the other side it was a mad dash to the portal then another from the portal out of the city. 99% of our harrassment came from the guards while we were wandering around but once and a while a NE would pounce us (for like a second) then i set up camp outside one of the lowbie areas and thought it would be fun to raise a ruckus on the world defence so i started popin off guards, my mage friend stayed unflagged but would reflag if some action came our way. Never really happened though we did get one hunter who came and pestered us for a little bit. I couldnt help but laugh at the lvl 6 to 8s that kept on attacking me it was crazy now i was being nice and even if they flagged i wouldnt touch them unless they actually caused me damage and then one whap over the head with my tursty staff of elf bashin and it was curtans. This one druid i cant remember her name but she was a determined little elfer must have attacked me 20 or 30 times and got to the point where she made a new toon named Nurgsucks it was kinda cute. I cant wait untill my Moocow is old enough to survive the inital run threw Darnassis that was one of the most exciting days i have had in a long time. Never knew if over the next hill a group of alliance was going to come to the rescue of thier poor town

Good times :)