Believe it or not, there are scarier things that being stuck in a bad PUG
A lot of people have talked about the things in WoW that scare them. Well, here’s my contribution. That’s about it for a description. This is just a ranking of my favorite creepy things in the game. Enjoy!
Echoes of Lordaeron
The Duskwood Eyes
The Rise of the Defiler
10: The Goldshire Children
That’s right, I put the famous Goldshire children at the bottom of my list. Why? Because Goldshire is a terrible place and we shall not speak of it. Honestly, the constant trolling on non-Moonguard servers, and the constant ERP on Moonguard take away from the eeriness of the Goldshire children. However, it still makes the list because of how famous it is and still being somewhat spooky on quiet servers.
9: Gnoll Tents
This is one that people tend to overlook, as I have had to explain this a couple times. To put it simply, tents used by gnolls are made out of human skin, and in some cases, tanned and stretched human faces. It’s as simple as that.
8: The Path of Glory
Part tragic and part horrifying is the oft overlooked Path of Glory. Many people charge into Hellfire Peninsula without looking around…but if you look down, you can see that the road is utterly paved with thousands upon thousands of skeletons. Draenei skeletons. The many Draenei that the Legion and the Orcs alike massacred. This amount of death is nearly unparalleled in World of Warcraft, and shows the horrific plight that the Draenei endured.
7: The Weeping Quarry
Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour out of Space” is a mysterious, hideous blob at the bottom of a lake in Northrend. It is entirely unexplained but commonly assumed to be a regenerating Yogg-Saron or a fragment of his destroyed body.
6: The Sludge Fields
The closest thing WoW has to a concentration camp, this location is one of the creepiest in World of Warcraft. Full of mangled corpses, ghouls, and dominated by an insane warden, this place even horrifies forsaken player characters. Special mention goes to the human “seedlings” that you can free from the soil, or take the sadistic option of bashing their heads in. A really unsettling zone to play through, even if you eventually give the warden what he deserves.
5: Stalvan Mistmantle
Just…Stalvan Mistmantle. The single creepiest non-boss NPC in WoW, Stalvan becomes even creepier if you are a woman. Why? Because he was a tutor who fell in love with his student, but when he saw her with another man and she rejected his affections, he hacked up her, her lover, and several other people up with an axe. It’s okay though, because he was killed…right? Nope! In Cataclysm, Stalvan rises from the grave to continue his mad reign of terror. This story, aside from the resurrection business, is so close to several stories of real life murders that it is unsettling.
4:The Horrors of Scholomance
I HATE that Scholomance was retooled, because some of the stories contained within the original version are some of the most unsettling things I have heard during my time of playing WoW. All humor involving the Barov brothers aside, the tales of the tortured souls trapped within the walls of the dark academy are indeed horrifying, so horrifying, that it was so hard choose one to trump them all. However, I eventually settled on the fate of the Sarkhoffs, the butler and maid to the Barov family who were tortured endlessly, experiencing the utter destruction of their bodies by the WoW equivalent of Josef Mengele while still alive and conscious. The reason why this is not higher on my list? The retooling, which although still has its share of horror does not hold a candle to the pre-MoP nightmare.
3: The Upside Down Sinners/ Karazhan Crypts
Everyone knew that this one was going to make it onto the list. It’s entirely unexplained, and entirely creepy. Probably the most famous hidden area in the game, the Karazhan crypts is originally assumed to be an extension of the already somewhat creepy Karazhan raid, my favorite raid in the game. One can glitch through a building in order to find themselves in a room surrounded by dead bodies all hanging suspended upside down in water. Sometimes horror that is never explained can be more terrifying than something that you understand.
If it weren’t for number one, this amalgamation of the flesh and souls of women and children would be the scariest boss in the game. Trapped in a behemoth of their own skin, the souls cry out unexpectedly during the Naxxramas instance, asking for help, screaming, and being terrified. This is a more subtle one, as unless you play with sound and boost the volume, you will not hear this, and many people do not know Thaddius’s lore. Still, this is horror at its best, and by far the scariest thing in Wrath.
And the creepiest thing in World of Warcraft is…
1: The Whispers of C’thun
Imagine this: you are traversing an organic pulsing hive full of twisted insects, some partially humanoid in shape, and you are concentrating on fighting your way through, and all of a sudden with NO warning you hear in the corner of your ear…
“You are already dead…”
If you were playing with headphones like I was, you probably screamed obscenities in surprise and fear, wondering where the HELL that was coming from. C’thun is an old god. He is all powerful and able to control the minds of people. It is implied by the whispering that your character is going insane and that C’thun is slowly worming his way into their mind. The unexpected shock factor of the whispers and the implications of it make the mad whispers of the old god the single creepiest thing in World of Warcraft.