Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tip of the Week: Hitchhike a Battleground

If you're like me, you often find yourself in Shatt with Hearthstone on cooldown, but needing to visit the AH for some auction goodness. If you then portal to Org or the UC to take care of business, you'd have to make your way back to Outland via the Dark Portal, which is a bit further than around the block. Of course, you could always summon the help of a Mage to tag along and port you from one place to another, but willing Cloth-wearing Vending Machines are a little hard to come by. And since waiting for your Hearth's CD is definitely out of the question, what do you do?

The answer is actually pretty simple. Que up for the PvP Battlegrounds before you port away from Shatt. Once you've done so, you can head over to Org or UC, deal with your AH duties, enter a Battleground, "/afk," and viola, you're back in Shatt. In order for this to work, however, you'll have to move rather fast, hope that the BGs don't pop too soon, and not allow the invitations for them to expire. If you can do all of this, you've essentially created another Hearthstone.

Instant gratification for the win.

8 comments:

Liz said...

ummm... it's TONS easier to just get an invite to a party from a guild member.. then zone into RFC (or Stocks) and /leave party.. insta auto hearth.

horns said...

You can also ask someone to queue for skirmish arena, that way you won't even get the debuff when you /afk.

Jesyka said...

lol noob.

RFC ftw.

JAGOeX said...

RFC works, unless of course you have a buyer or seller you are meeting in the UC, TB, or another city that doesn't have an instance within it's walls. ;)

Good points though. Keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

Skirmish wouldn't work on my server cause it takes forever. I use the Ragefire thing, but thats only for Org. Your way gives options. Good tip.

Jesyka said...

Like it takes much time to hop the Zep to Org from UC :p

JAGOeX said...

Omg. That's like the LAST thing I ever want to do. I'd rather farm herbs then wait for a Zepp, any day of the week. ;)

smart001 said...

I know this post is almost 2 years old, but just wanted to point out that it sucks that you cannot ghetto hearth from dungeons anymore. Unless you really wanted a shortcut to the nearest graveyard...