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08-31-2007, 01:45 PM
I was tired and in Shattrah. Looked for an Inn, the closest was Aldor, so I made it my home.

I know this is a very silly question, but did I do something significant? People have started asking me if I am Aldor or Scryer.

All I did was choose an Inn to make my home. Right???

PS - Have I mentioned that I play the game for fun and friends and not so much for the technical aspects? :p

08-31-2007, 01:53 PM
Well, assuming you haven't done the quest where you follow an NPC throughout Shattrath and he asks you to choose which faction you would like to be... then no. Merely setting your Inn at a certain faction does not ally you with them.

08-31-2007, 02:01 PM
Cool. I haven't. So, I am told that Aldor is best for me because I am an Alchemist?

I gotta learn more about this, but the WoW site doesn't really tell me much.....

Raging Epistaxis
08-31-2007, 03:03 PM has a few pages of good comparisons ( between the Aldor rewards and the Scryer.

08-31-2007, 03:07 PM
I didn't think you could use either Scryer or Aldor inn until you chose a faction? I thought the guards would attack those that had not chosen a side.

Raging Epistaxis
08-31-2007, 03:18 PM
I'm not sure about the inn/bank guards, But I know the guards on the lifts will attack if you are a member of the 'opposing' group.

08-31-2007, 04:17 PM
Hmmm. Nobody has attacked me, and I've been all over Shat. Quite certain I haven't (knowingly, at least) completed the "choose your faction" quest. (I feel like such a goof.) Gonna search around for the quest-giver.

Raging Epistaxis - TY for the Comparison Site. It's quite informative. However, I think it's a rather tough decision for Druids.

May I ask what all of you have chosen and why?

09-01-2007, 05:03 AM
I know its stupid, but i have chosen Aldor becouse i dont like the blood elves :)
One of the bad sides is that i have died like a million times missing that stupid elevator...

Raging Epistaxis
09-01-2007, 09:36 AM
When my druid gets to a level where he needs to choose, I'll probably go Aldor, but mainly because my Hunter is already Scryer.

Both factions have rewards / items for sale that appear to be of interest to druids, IMO.

And it's not simple, but one can always change allegiances if it sucks too badly. (or you've got all the Phat loot one side has to offer... :) )

09-01-2007, 12:19 PM
I'm Aldor, but I don't think the difference is so much class-dependent as profession and role dependent (healer, tank, melee or caster DPS). It's also a function of what patterns in your profession your guild may need. If you're the guild's fifth best alchemist and all the others have gone Aldor, you could offer some potions that are only available to Scryer (this is a hypothetical example, I don't know what alchemy recipes are offered by whom).

Regarding being attacked by guards, my understanding is that it's rep dependent. Until you've done enough quests to become hostile to the opposing faction, I don't think they'll attack you.

Yep, I've missed that stupid elevator countless times too. How embarrassing. But it's not an issue once you ding 68 and get flight form. Instant cast FTW.

09-02-2007, 10:52 AM
Yea, flight form has saved me :)

09-04-2007, 12:55 PM
Ya....I did the quest and chose Aldor. I'm told they are the "good guys" + I already had a bunch of marks that I could turn in.

BTW - After this, I took the "wrong" elevator down into Scryer territory. Hee Hee....the guards threw me and my mount around like a rag doll. It was hilarious. On the up side, it is entertaining AND it's a rather quick way out of the city!

I haven't tried the Scryer bank yet (my mount won't go near it!):p

09-04-2007, 02:41 PM
You can actually wander freely into either bank, but the bankers won't do business with you if they're hostile. Fortunately, you can't attack them by right clicking on them accidentally. I can't count the number of times I've wandered into the Scryer bank with my lone Aldor char.

09-04-2007, 07:49 PM
just a off comment here..

if your a druid.... and use the elevator in Shat..


flight form!!!

nothing like running off the edge of aldor area and jumping as people watch... then shift to flight form

that and fly'n circles around the scryer guards is a freaking blast... they ALMOST will follow you to the ramp leading to the aldor areas

09-05-2007, 02:48 PM
Magellan's druid is only 64. ;)

09-05-2007, 04:11 PM
Sigh, Ya....

And don't think I won't be asking all of you for info on the Flight Form quest when I am eligible! :wavey:

09-05-2007, 06:33 PM
hehe... true true..

i just want to finish the epic flight form.... can't get past the heroci seth hall....

but still dive bombing guards is a blast

09-06-2007, 12:55 PM
Hrm. I've never had a problem with the Heroic Sethekk fight, have done it several times both for Druids needing the quest and for fun and possible nifty mount. What seems to be the problem when you try it?

09-06-2007, 02:33 PM
If you hurry, you can kite Anzu out of his room and not have to deal with his adds....then when he banishes himself get a Mass Dispell to pop him out and he will just sit there and not move, allowing for some massive damage to be dealt.

After the patch though he'll leash and won't like being kited anymore.

Plus with the "res in an instance" trick, you can literally get to him within a 15 minutes or so with a good group.

09-07-2007, 01:34 AM
I thought they fixed Anzu already so that he can't be kited far... I haven't done the fight yet myself so I don't know how FAR you have to kite him but I remember the patch notes saying something really general like he cannot be kited very far =/

09-07-2007, 04:02 PM
True but kiting him to Ikiss's room can be done.

At least it could be when I did my Epic Flight Form quest.


09-07-2007, 06:59 PM
main problem... PUG gruops

its nearly impossible to find a decent pug group to run heroics.

people are very picky for the simple fact.. its 1 run a day..

tanking in'st the issue, nor the mobs... its findig a capable healer for it.