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The Humanoid Cannonball

The Humanoid Cannonball

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OK, this is new.

I’ve done this daily countless times before and I’ve even hoped that Blizzard would implement an achievement for when we get 10 bullseyes. Except for the times when I need about 7 tickets to complete said daily. Luckily, that doesn’t happen too often. On a positive note, I think I’d have the achievement by now so that’s something.

The Humanoid Cannonball

A few months ago, I mentioned during my Twisted Nether interview, a certain mishap that happened on my way to the targeting ring. After one attempt, I levitated myself as I made my way to shore, using the instant teleport for a quick return and paid for another go at the cannon. Things were going fine, as I drew closer to the targeting ring, I hit the button to release but I kept going… and going… and going – past the ring – and hit fatigue.

Unfortunately, hitting any of my buttons didn’t do anything. I actually thought I was going to die once my fatigue bar hit zero but a few seconds after hitting the dark section of the water, I slowly felt myself declining.

Phew!

After a few more seconds, I hit the water without dying.

In the past, you may have had the bug where you get shot from the cannon, only to start falling in the direction of the trees (just before you reach the water). This has happened to me twice before.

Today, something even weirder happened.

I had hardly left the cannon when I just appeared to be hovering a few feet past the blast zone. Notice the sand pit and tigers just to my left? At first I thought I had a lag spike, until I started hearing the 5sec countdown. Uh oh, Houston, I think we have a problem and I’m not in Kansas any more.

I ended up hitting the pile of cannonballs right next to the cannon. Talk about a painful landing… don’t get me started on those. Let’s just say my body part in question is now green.

Has this happened to anyone else out there or am I just unlucky?

 
King Ping

Howling Fjord Rares

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Located on the eastern-most part of Northrend, you’ll be sure to find breathtaking mountains, cliffs, and fortresses. Like Borean Tundra, it’s an alternate starting zone for players, introducing them to a variety of factions and lore plots. However, it is considered more challenging to level in this zone because of the steep mountains and windy paths between quest objectives compared to the flat plains of Borean Tundra.

Alliance players learn about the reawakened vrykul, the prototype for humans, while Horde players assist the Forsaken in developing a new plague to defeat the Lich King. Both sides also assist the Tuskarr in putting the spirits of their ancestors to rest, as well as aiding a group of eclectic pirates.

  • King Ping – a cute penguin located on the western iceblocks by Kamagua.
  • Vigdis the War Maiden – a vrykul warrior that rides an imposing black protodrake to the east of Nifflevar.
  • Perobas the Bloodthirster – a worgen prototype, lurks in the foothills in the northern part of the zone.

Master Angler - creepy

Master Angler Ju Lien

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At the bottom of Mazu’s Outlook, you’ll find Master Angler Ju Lien on the outskirts of Soggy’s Gamble. Finding Master Anglers in Pandaria may not be that uncommon but his technique is quite surprising.

Fishing simultaneously with four poles may seem quite ambitious to the novice angler but the rack next to me gives some indication as to why he is.

Clicking on either the Serpent or Improvised rod will prompt the following result.

Two octopi jump out of the water attempting to to eat my face. Hmm, sounds like someone else I know. Maybe I should have reactivated my Mindbender talent so I could pretend I was testing the upcoming Battle system?

So if you run across this guy, beware of the aggressive octopi that may be all too eager to greet you.

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