Stormwind invaded by….

Mammoths! (what did you think I was going to say? lol).

(click on previous/next above the pictures to see the other pictures in the series, or click on the picture to see full size).

So, while waiting for the elemental invasions to happen in Stormwind today on the Elune server, people got a little bored. So, they started getting on mammoth mounts, and people decided to have a mammoth party, and mammoth parades down the hallways…. This lasted for about 2 hours this afternoon while people waited for the elemental spawns. Then, we very quickly banished the elementals back into where they were from and saved Stormwind. I think the biggest casualty, however, was the damage that having so many people in one place did to people’s frame-rates, lol.

Apparently, the horde had similar mammoth invasions on the Moon Guard server, according to Aestiah @shecantdps.

So, I’m starting to be convinced that the earthquakes are not caused by just the elementals, but possibly also by hundreds of mammoths jumping up and down at the same time… At least we’re having fun, right?

11 Comments

  1. Shaloxeroligon
    Posted November 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    I actually had something similar to that happen on Executus. I was just going around in Dalaran, minding my own business, when this massive horde of mammoths starts slow-marching through the streets. Then more came. And more, pretty soon, there was a whole conga line of mammoths going down the streets. It was one of the weirdest things I ever saw.

    • Lissanna
      Posted November 15, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

      yup, that happens pretty frequently with the Alliance on Elune. :)

  2. Posted November 16, 2010 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    This happens often on Lightbringer EU but than in IF! I’m glad that Cataclysm will push more people back into the “old” major cities because I rarely stay in Dalaran :)

  3. Maven
    Posted November 16, 2010 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    Never had that, but for about 2 weeks before 4.0.1, the Dal north wishing well was a gathering for trees (both ally and horde) where we mourned our soon to be lost form – on Dragonblight server. was cool seeing 20 trees there…every time i logged in.

  4. Posted November 16, 2010 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    We had a mini-mammoth party and a big “kill frame rate party” (spamming AoE) in Storwind on Alonsus-EU. It was a lot of fun watching my guildies disconnect… but then they came back and we killed elemental ass!

  5. Kanow
    Posted November 16, 2010 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    The same happened on Warsong-US. First time I saw so many people on Orgrimmar. =p

  6. Posted November 16, 2010 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Just after reading your post last night, I logged in with my main on Lightninghoof to see if the next elemental invasion had started in Orgrimmar. Lo and behold, the Valley of Strength was full of Mammoths!

  7. Posted November 16, 2010 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I can honestly report that there was a similiar occurance in Stormwind on the Eldre’thalas server. I have no idea what brought all these lunatics out, but it was mighty distracting. I don’t think I saw it so bad in Ironforge, though, strangely.

  8. Zandrinn
    Posted November 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Same thing happened on Llane

  9. Anthony
    Posted November 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    this happened on Madoran too. My framerate was so painful. queued for a bg to get out

  10. Thunderwisp
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    And Horde-side on Saurfang as well. We considered getting all 120 or so people to have a go at attacking Ironforge.