Friday, February 17, 2006
WoW Murloc Pet secret code from Blizzcon
It seems the love for the murlocs, especially the infant ones, is expanding among the players of World of Warcraft. In fact, i really am wondering if, somehow, this phenomenon isn't spreading across the "uninitiates" too. It all started with someone noticing the gurgling warcray let forth by any murloc attacking a target; then people began to talk about this, making fun of the standard situation: a player walks close to a murloc base (murlocs have villages, i know), tries to pull one of them, ends up with 10 crying, gurgling, running to fight the poor player =>
player dead. Rinse and repeat, until insanity. The human nature can turn the unpleasant to being harmless by making it the subject of a joke, i think this may be a factor that contributed to the increasig simpathy for the murlocs of any kind (and the baby murloc in patricular, since the babies are always cuter, see the kittens, puppies and human babies too). At some point, even the official Blizzard website had a mouse-over sound making section which - surprise - let you hear the famous murloc battle cry : "Grahralahgrahrahrahrararaw".
As the new tendencies must be exploited, Blizzcon, the international convention for showcasting the upcoming Blizzard titles, offered the opportunity to raise the Wow's murloc population, delighting the attendees by a bag of goodies which contained, among others, a special code for
obtaining a in-game murloc baby. Entering the code by talking to a npc is the only way to aquire such a pet. If you are the lucky owner of such a code, you can either sell it by auctioning it and make a small fortune or you can talk to ( Alliance side :) the dwarf Ransin Donner in Forlorn Cavern in Ironforge standing there with a little murloc named Murky (blue) or the
other dwarf, Garel Redrock, for Gurky (pink) ( Horde side: )Zas'Tysh near a small pond in the Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar for Murky (the blue murloc baby) or Tharl Stonebleeder in the
same location, for Gurky (the pink murloc baby).
The baby murlocs don't have any usage except their presence being a symbol of your belonging to the few special ones (hehe) and being cute and all, gurgling in a smotther and childish way; and oh, they burst into dance sometimes, cane and tophat included.
The murloc babies popularity increases as the time passes, i've seen t-shirts and towels for sale with baby murloc prints, i have recently admired some pictures of a clay murloc baby, created for a child's great joy and not for sale. People express their creativity and start turning the virtual cute, little pets into real copies that can be hugged and loved. I haven't seen yet a plush toy representing a baby murloc, but it wouldn't be a failure to start a business in selling these things, now would it?