A Step in the Wrong Direction  

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Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:95
Maximum Level:100
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Money
Related Creatures:
Era:Rain of Fear
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Wed Nov 28 15:03:15 2012
Modified: Sat Jul 13 23:30:38 2013
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This is a kill task that begins with Baffod the Wayward (map) at 485, 775, -210 (this is on the zone-in side of the Ry'Gorr area).

You say, 'Hail, Baffod the Wayward'

Baffod the Wayward says 'Ach! 'Tis good to see a fellow adventurer here in this Brell-forsaken, orc-infested pit. What brings yeh to a pit like this, though? Surely yeh've not come fer the [smell] - though there's plenty of it. Whew!'

You say, 'What smell?'

Baffod the Wayward says 'Aye. Dunnae tell me yeh haven't noticed. This place reeks of orc sweat! 'Tis a cryin' shame, too. Otherwise the place might be livable - though it'd never hold a candle to the splendors of [Kaladim]. As I always say: fer beauty, ye cannot beat a place decorated entirely in earthy shades of brown!'

You say, 'Kaladim?'

Baffod the Wayward says 'Aye, I hail from thereabouts. Mind ye, I'm travelin' righ' now wi' some friends. Or at least I would be, if I could find me way [out] of these blasted orc-riddled tunnels.'

You say, 'A way out?'

Baffod the Wayward says 'What's tha'? Ye know the way out, do ye?! I dunnae s'pose yeh'd mind makin' a trail fer me ta follow, then? If yeh can make it in orc-blood, I would'na mind payin' ye fer yer trouble. I'm feelin' none too fond o' the foul things right now.'

You have been assigned the task 'A Step in the Wrong Direction'.

Baffod has asked you to leave a trail of orc blood leading to the exit, so he can find his way out of the cavern.



Kill orcs to create a path of orc blood leading towards the exit 0/6 (Crystal Caverns)

You'll want to concentrate on killing orcs around Baffod the Wayward. It's not known for sure whether updates are random, or if they are given only to the first person to aggro the mob.

Return to Baffod 0/1 (Crystal Caverns)


Rewards:
112 platinum, 5 gold
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# Jul 13 2013 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
It matters who is first on the aggro list. Not necessarily who pulls. If you pull and fade/drop aggro, whoever next on the aggro list (not hate list) will get credit. I pulled on my bard and got all 6 updates then pulled and faded and the tank got all 6 updates.
Position is the key
# Jun 01 2013 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
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We have killed mobs for hours in the dead end courtyard behing Baffod, in the dead end corridor near Overseer and not a single update.

We moved to Baffod again but corridor side, on the path directly and we have had all the updates in very few minutes for 3 toons.

PĆ¼ller got updates first, rest of the group got them when puller is done.
TASK SUKS
# Apr 16 2013 at 4:30 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a royal pain in butt, very few updates, we did this with 4 characters and one always got left out. we killed for 4 hours around NPC and one person gave up at 3AM trying to get last update. We killed everything, miners, oversears, watchman, oracles.....waste of time as far as the task went. if it wasn't for getting xp and killing named twice would have been a COMPLETE WASTE. Didn't matter who pulled or who killed. SOE obviously fixes nothing.
Still not Fixed
# Mar 13 2013 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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3/12 -- Puller is still the only one who gets credit, not terrible unless your doing it with an undergeared character, Pulled from behind Baffon and back up towards Grydon's spawn loc. Got updates the whole way. Not sure where the guy got the info that its fixed, because, its not.
Good Spot
# Mar 04 2013 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Best spot for most consistent updates seemed to be the intersection at Overseer Grydon where the dead end meets the main passage. Pulling orcs near there gave almost constant updates, but only for the puller.
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Strict Criteria
# Mar 01 2013 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
Broken or intentional, this quest has very strict criteria to get credit for it. For one, you have to only pull the orcs between the high landing where Jexlplix the "really, again" spawns and the opening to Baffod little cove. and as mentioned, the one who wants to get credit needs to do the actual pulling. Love it or leave, that's what it is
Not Fixed in Patch
# Feb 23 2013 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Fixed in a Patch my foot.... As of today the puller had to Aggro the mobs to get credit again.

Just pull with the toon doing the quest to be on the safe side...
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this crap task is broken
# Jan 25 2013 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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This crap task is broken. It has to be otherwise it's rediculous. I've pulled 50 mobs between Baffod and zone in and got 2 updates. Does that sound right?
this crap task is broken
# Feb 18 2013 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Stick to the mobs in/around Baffod. Updates are random. I did this today with my rogue and box shaman. Rogue made the pulls, but shaman beat him done with the same quest, finishing before rogue. Updates are random. Miners, oracles, diggers, and watchmen in the close proximity of Bafford all had the chance to update this task.

Edited, Feb 18th 2013 10:45am by dojia
Mobs are the ones near bafford.
# Dec 30 2012 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Mobs are the ones near bafford.

~Azgoth of Drinal

Edited, Dec 30th 2012 3:27pm by exsplicit
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Kill credit location
# Dec 28 2012 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
You have to kill the 6 mobs in the same area that the Messenger paths. Any mob will count.

Just be aware that near the PIt drop-in point, there are 4 Miners that spawn when a certain task is updated. Not a good spot to kill.
Credit
# Dec 11 2012 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Puller seems to get the updates.
Credit
# Dec 22 2012 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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To get credit for the task, you must be the one to aggro the mobs. It matters not who makes the actual kill, but you must be the one to get initial aggro to have a chance at an update. Also the "kill" message will indicate success or failure, it's random as to whether or not the "blood trail to the exit" happens.
Credit
# Dec 19 2012 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
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/agree the puller got all the updates. Nice twist SoE
Credit
# Feb 18 2013 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
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No longer true. Fixed in a patch.
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