Is this a PVP event?
You mean Eastern Plaguelands was the first max level zone with.....some things to do in it. Sithilus was a completely empty wasteland until nearly the release of BWL (what few mobs there were didn't even have loot tables) where they finally overhauled the zone in preparation for the AQ block of content.
There are already level 110 mobs in Silithus. Level 110 Elite earth elements that seem to spawn every 20 minutes. I suspect this is a bug. I'm doing a Cenarion Circle rep grind with a level 59 hunter, and these are mobs are really annoying.
Just went there, the summon quests are a pain in the butt and the carry quests are tedious rather quickly, too. But hey, some people love vanilla? Can't help but I am glad design developed beyond that. I got some Qiraj drone mounts, but all in all it's maybe too little effort put into the micro holidays. Fighting a level 110 large Silithid boss mob was interesting though.
Nnnnnnope.Did this back when it was hot content and while it had it's moments (Silithus was an amazing zone for feeling the madness of the subplot, for feeling isolated and tormented) this isn't worth the time.Like folks have said, tempt me with a pet or a hat or something. I used to love infiltrating the hives (holy hell MIND CONTROL BUGS) and tracking down and killing whatsername in the buttless chaps for rep (Morna) and clearing the cultists camps where one pull could turn into a gigantic slaughter-fest of ranged mobs and those double-hammer bastards and the Twilight Prophet (who I always thought was at least really interesting looking) and the zone's eerie, disturbing music and all that Thorium etc etc etc.Silithus also felt like the real vanilla WoW Night Elf content. Not the usual leveling crap or the Various Black Rock Horde Content, but something directly important to the ancient people of Kalimdor. To the Cenarion. To the Dragonflights. The equipment wasn't really themed that way, lost opportunity, but it was unique and remains nicely distinctive as transmog options. You'll definitely know it when you see it (especially because so many sets are just recolors of each other).Also it was funny back in the days of WotLK to see Rajaxx kill overconfident 80's as his smash attack did percentage-based damage (25% IIRC)which could overwhelm the incautious.So yeah. I spilled oceans of Qiraji blood. I vendored mountains of chitin-based junk. I filled endless bank tabs with idols and scarabs and BoE currency items. I'd be interested in some enriched mob loot tables as well -tempt me with scads of BoE greens off of the boss summons.But this? Thanks, but no thanks. I left the desert. I'm not going back.....Ok, I'm going back. For a little while. But only to slay some Twlight's Hammer. All of them.Ahh, the mad poetry of killing and dying as the eternally thirsting sands gorge on our blood. In the distance the hives scream out for the extinction of Azeroth herself and we smile as we stagger onwards drenched in blood and dying of thirst; veins burning with poison and minds ringing with the agonized laughter of insatiable gods."Come," they say. "Break your blades upon our eternity. Crack your armor open, spread your ribs, present yourself as a feast of blood and fear. We will wriggle through your screaming meat and nest within your boiling brains.""You will be the ark of a thousand perfections and from you will burst the black storm that scours the world to it's bones."You never truly leave the desert. You just delay returning.
Is there nothing to this event other than seeing which faction can grind the most commendations...just to have your banner hanging in almost literally BFE?
So a bit of a grind that gives no pets, mounts, toys, mog gear or anything worthwhile? so much fun.
Micro Holidays were only intended as "Holidays the in-game citizens of Azeroth would find significant', not us as players... like holidays that are relevant to a culture that is in a country you visit, rather than the country you live in kind of thing - they're short enough to be ignored (Blizzard know this) & many players probably will ignore them.Take part in what's happening because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to.
"We love water and green trees. There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing. " - Prince Feisal, Lawrence of Arabia, 1962 ;)