Gnomestock Recap and Photos
September 20, 2009 20 Comments
I won’t say a lot in this post, but I had a great time, and for my first in-game event, I was pleased with the success. I learned what to do, and more importantly what not to do for next year. That’s right, I’ve got a whole year to think about how to make Gnomestock 2010 even better than its ’09 counterpart.
The Not-so Gnaked Gnome Race was won by Hungtolow. About three people managed to get to Ironforge at the same time but this gnome in particular was the first to make it to me. Apparently this particular individual was quite the crafty fellow too, as he technically won the Hide and Seek type event as well. More on that in a minute
The Happy Fun Rock toss in Ironforge was neat, but we decided to cut it short and get to the zeppelin toss. A participant sent in a video of the zeppelins rolling into the starting zone that I’ll post later. That last event would end up being my undoing in the giant sized game of hide and seek I had planned…
I was giving out clues to my location for about 3 minutes into the search when paper zeppelin caught up to me, followed immediately by Hungtolow. We decided while incredibly genius, we’d let the second arrival take the prize (exactly the same as the prize from the first event). That gnome would be Filchee, who showed up a few minutes later.
After we took a trip to Theramore for a great pirates vs. ninjas photo we called the event a day by sending the gnomes to all the corners of the game world, a group of 17 stuck together and downed Hogger. I was already getting ready to run a heroic with some people from the guild, but I lived it vicariously through whispers and vent.
Anyway, if you went, thanks a ton to all who came. I have to admit that the whole thing was getting me nervous, and I breathed a sigh of relief when it was over and the screenshots came pouring in. If you’ve never hosted an event like this, you’ve really no idea how much prep it takes behind the scenes / ability to adapt on the fly. As a way of thanking you, I’d like to allow anyone who’s interested to join our ranks to level your gnome. Shenanigans like Gnomestock are pretty normal around here, so expect more of the same.
And now for the photos…
I have a ton of Gnomestock Photos, and I plan to post more, especially the lost gnome photos. Enjoy.
Gnomes in Ironforge:
Setting up for the zeppelins:
Gnomestock Pirates vs Ninjas:
Gnomes in Shattrath after the portal game:
Taking out Hogger with 17 Gnomes: