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Misadventures in Azeroth: The Unintended Consequences of a Trigger-Happy Finger

After two decades of development, World of Warcraft has become a marvelously intricate game. Its complexity is a breeding ground for unintended conseq...

Gina Vivinetto Feb 03, 2024
Misadventures in Azeroth: The Unintended Consequences of a Trigger-Happy Finger


After two decades of development, World of Warcraft has become a marvelously intricate game. Its complexity is a breeding ground for unintended consequences, and the Season of Discovery is no exception. Just ask one player who had an unfortunate encounter while pursuing a coveted piece of gear in the Blackfathom Deeps raid.

Blizzard's latest seasonal MMO offering brought about significant changes to Vanilla Warcraft. Among the numerous new additions was the Blackfathom Deeps 10-man raid adaptation, boasting thrilling boss mechanics and encounters tailored to match the might of additional players. And, of course, there was a plethora of new and exciting gear awaiting those brave enough to conquer the raid.

However, one player found themselves in a peculiar predicament, unable to obtain a particular Blackfathom Deeps trinket. The reason? Well, it's quite hilarious, actually.

In a Reddit post that has since gone viral, this unfortunate player shared the tale of how their curiosity got the best of them, leading to some unintended and genuinely annoying consequences. It all started with a rather itchy trigger finger and a case of mistaken identity.

You see, this adventurous soul discovered that the Argent Dawn members in Darnassus could be attacked. Fueled by an irresistible urge to test the limits of the game's mechanics, they unleashed their destructive power upon one of these unsuspecting members. Little did they know that this seemingly harmless act would come back to haunt them.

Dawnwatcher Selgorm, the key NPC responsible for turning in a crucial Blackfathom Deeps quest, was far from pleased with the player's impulsive attack. And therein lay the problem. Without Selgorm's cooperation, the player was unable to complete the quest and claim the powerful trinket rewarded for defeating the raid's final boss.

As news of this comedic misfortune spread, other players began sharing their own tales of woe. One commenter reminisced about a druid who found themselves locked out of legendary weapon quests in Legion due to negative Cenarion Circle reputation. Another player chimed in, recalling their arduous journey to regain positive reputation with Booty Bay in order to acquire alchemy recipes in Legion. Ah, the joys of unintended consequences!

These unexpected situations are woven into the very fabric of World of Warcraft. It's comforting to know that even the Season of Discovery has done little to alter this whimsical aspect of the game. In a world as vast and unpredictable as Azeroth, there's always room for a mischievous player, a trigger-happy finger, and a dash of unintentional humor.

So, adventurers beware! Before you embark on your next quest, think twice before antagonizing an innocent NPC. Who knows what unintended consequences await? As our fellow players have learned the hard way, even the most seemingly inconsequential actions can have a profound impact on your journey through Azeroth.