Back in early May, a bunch of us were brainstorming ideas for guild events. Some great ideas were mentioned. Basol suggested an event based on The Amazing Race TV show. After mulling it around for a week, I decided that sounded like a fantastic idea, so I am announcing this event now so you can get prepared.
Basol's Spectacular Amazing Level 1 Race will take place on the GHOSTLANDS server. Why Ghostlands? Because you need to make a level 1 toon and a number of people have no space on either Llane or Arygos.
It does not have to be a gnome. Any level 1 will do. We have a guild on Ghostlands, Spectacularly Dead. You may join it if you like. Let me know and I can hop on the GL over there, Oatmeal. Whatever level 1 you make, DO NOT LEAVE THE STARTING ZONE. DO NOT QUEST, EITHER. Just make your toon and chill.
On Friday, July 31st, you will be summoned to the above location. This is a 2-day event because you're going to race from the above location to Booty Bay and it worked best to do this over 2 days. The event starts at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, August 1st.
Maybe this is the route. Maybe this is a bit of an exaggeration. The route has been planned AND run by a level 1 to see just how long it takes to go from the top to the bottom. Plus, obstacles were discovered. Let's just say the first leg and the last leg really depend upon how many people are questing in the area or on whether you're willing to work together. And there was that one spot...grrrrr.
Along the way, you will need to stop at various locations and buy something to turn in at Booty Bay. You will be given money to buy these items.
To make the journey more fun and, perhaps, a bit less stressful, you may form teams. No more than 3 people are allowed in a team. After you have completed the first leg of the run, you may make a guild with your team, if you so desire. This way, you can make a tabard and 'team name'. You do not have to make a guild. This is optional, but funds will be provided should you choose to do so. We should have enough people that we can make guilds by signing each others' charters. If you decide to go this route, spend time now and look at all the choices of colors and icons for tabards. The last thing you want to do is spend another 2 hours designing your tabard. If we have an odd number of people, I may go down to teams of 2 in order to make sure no one is solo.
You will not get the route in advance. Once you are at the starting location, you'll get a list of where you're to go and what you are to buy, as well as money for purchases. If you are going to make a guild with your team, please let me know.
This is going to be a lot of fun. Mark off your calendars now. If you have any questions, please ask me.