'World of Warcraft Classic' Redditor Uses Yeti for Dishonorable Kills

World of Warcraft Classic players have been dealing with a scourge upon Azeroth. It's not the Lich King or Deathwing showing up to decimate: it's a bunch of angry PVP campers. The latest update to the vanilla version of the MMO introduced the Honor System that gives points to players that kill members of the opposing faction. On paper, it doesn't sound like that would change that much of the gaming experience, but, with the amount of players currently on one server, it's devolved into a virtual blood bath.

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This isn't the Mechanical Yeti, but he is much cuter Blizzard

Honor is given to members of the opposite faction who slay an enemy that's 10 levels higher or lower than themselves. Because the levels between 50 and 60 take the most time to grind towards, some max-level players have been camping the zones of their lower-level counterparts to farm Honor. Killing a civilian in a town of the opposite faction counts as a dishonorable kill and will cause you to lose points.

Reddit user LetMeSpoilThisForU has come up with a unique way to curb Honor farming by leveraging a very obscure quest. "Are We There, Yeti?" can be started by heading to Winterspring in Kalimdor and finding Umi in the town. You need to scare Legacki in Everlook and Sprinkle in Gadgetzan and Quixxil in Marshal's Refuge for the quest to be completed. Umi grants you an item that summons a level one Mechanical Yeti with 10 charges (if you run out, you can go back to Umi for more.)

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What the source player discovered is that the Yeti will attack members of the opposite faction, turning red and counting as a civilian if killed. So, mages that have been using AoE spells to kill low-level players can be in for a rude surprise if you throw that Yeti in the mix. The reddit user claims to have already affected "250 Horde members" who haven't been very happy.

Other users have also found ways to summon fragile NPCs. Killing Nerub'enkan in Stratholme can get you the Eye of Arachnida, which summons a fragile eyeball that grants Dishonor when killed.

This method is far from infallible, but it will make those campers think twice about trying to farm your deaths for kills.

Instanced Battlegrounds that will give players a chance to fight in more controlled settings are on the way, but Phase three is still a few weeks away.

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"World PvP has always been a core function of the game that comes with both risk and reward," Ion Hazzikostas, Game Director ofWorld of Warcraft told Newsweek back in November. "This slice of Classic's content and systems progression mirrors how things unfolded back in 2005 when the Honor system was first introduced. Zones like Hillsbrad (the infamous setting of Southshore and Tarren Mill) turned into chaotic melees and players actively hunted members of the opposite faction wherever they could find them. All of this, of course, is confined to PvP servers for players who opted into that riskier ruleset from the outset."

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