The Rise and Fall of Goldshire

Down the road from Stormwind, nestled in the lovely Elwynn Forest, lies Goldshire. Perfectly positioned for the traveling adventurer to restock or for the merchant to rest before venturing further into the woods and world beyond. There are cows pastured behind the smithy and even an Abby up the road. But this once quaint town has been transformed into a veritable den of iniquity.

Long have I known that Silver Hand’s Goldshire was a seedy place to be avoided. However, when I returned to Amalya on the Moon Guard server I was surprised when one of my friends warned me to avoid MG’s Goldshire more that even SH’s. Surely it was presumptuous to believe that all Goldshire’s are the same. I was disabused of this notion when I went to the MG realm forums to check into the roleplaying environment. There, under So You Want to Transfer to Moon Guard, was the answer to my question.

11. Is there anything else I should know about?

Yes. For the love of God, and all that you hold holy, stay out of Goldshire. I mean it.

What more can there be said? Plenty. Goldshire to my uninitiated few is a starting area for people starting off their WoW life as a human. Since I prefer Elves and Draenei I’ve managed to avoid it for the most part. But what is it about this location which draws forth those seeking cybering and cyberstalking? This sort of behavior isn’t heard of in Azure Watch outside of Exodar or Dun Morough outside of Ironforge. Leading me to speculate this is perhaps a human problem. Alas, I was again wrong. (Really wrong)

Braving the seedy horrors I would be risking exposure to I rolled up a paladin (for the best chance to resist whatever evils I would encounter. A rogue would just be doomed) and made my way to the town. There I found all manner of races, classes, and experience levels mingling together and reveling in their wickedness. (I did say I was a paladin right?) My first thought at seeing this was my knee jerk, “Aren’t there chat rooms to do this sort of thing in?” Second was, really Goldshire? Since this wasn’t just humans here, there had to be something else. Could it be an insidious plan by the Burning Legion to bring about the fall of the Alliance? I think we have struck gold!

What else would explain the amazing power of Goldshire to draw players there regardless of what server they are on? This plot must be stopped and YOU dear reader. We could avoid Goldshire like the plague sore in Elwynn Forest that it has become. Or instead good RP could be introduced. Induce the Mayor to change the laws on public indecency, fighting in the streets, and public intoxication. Surely he has a family he is keeping far from the center of town to stave off Goldshire’s corrupting influence. Come Citizens! Take back your little quaint town! Root out this insidious Burning Legion plot to corrupt the young and experienced alike.

Published in: on August 28, 2010 at 11:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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