WoW: the Grummle guilt trip

The Grummles are a lovable species introduced in Mists of Pandaria. They are the sherpas of this new continent, acting as guides and traders in the high mountains of Kunlai.

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As is typical of Blizzard, the Grummles have a strong racial character and a place within the land’s history. They also have really cute voices and sayings. There are a few quests throughout Kunlai on a repeating timer where you escort a convoy of Grummles from one basecamp to another. These quests are the perfect way to lead the player around the zone in a sensible order, if you chose to follow them.

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The problem comes when you see the desperate cry from a distant Grummle guide who has dutifully run off on the scheduled journey only to find himself lacking a heroic escort. The darned creatures are so adorable that we wasted a lot of time in this zone just running over to rescue them!

I can’t think of any other examples of such a blatant but effective guilt trip from an NPC, but I’m sure there must be plenty!

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One Response to WoW: the Grummle guilt trip

  1. Shintar says:

    I think the crash survivors in the Draenei starting zone groan or something – or maybe they just look extremely pitiful. All I remember is that I kept healing them up long after I had completed the quest for it just because I felt so sorry for them… I believe that ability has been disabled since then though; you need to actually be on the quest to help them.

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