World Of Warcraft's Alpacas Are My Best Friends

Further demonstrating Blizzard’s obvious Horde bias, within an hour of beginning questing in Battle for Azeroth’s new Horde-centric Nazmir region I’ve ridden in a wagon pulled by the fluffiest alpaca ever, while an adorable little fox creature sang a song about them. I just can’t even.

I encountered the vulpera, the fox-like race introduced in World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, mainly as little critters for my Alliance character to kill, breaking my heart whilst doing so. Following my defection to the Horde, I got to hang around the little critters. Not for long, but long enough to fall in love.

The vulpera, rumoured to eventually become a playable race, were completely hospitable to my tauren Paladin, Salisbury. They welcomed her into their camp and even gifted her with a pet ferret. My favourite vulpera of all, however, is Meerah, the alpaca wagon driver.

Meerah introduced me to Dolly and Dot, the greatest alpaca in all the land. She loves them a lot, as evidenced by the little diddy she made up while carrying me across the desert sands. Listen to her song, voiced by the incomparable Deva Marie.

My heart melted immediately upon hearing the song. Here's the lyrics:

“Dolly and Dot are my best friends, they pull my wagon through dunes of sand. They’ve got big teeth and they like to eat ...”

Then she is rudely interrupted by Zandalari troll Jorak. Fortunately for us and the folks on Reddit, Blizzard game designer Julie Palu shared the final line on Twitter.

They are indeed.

The singing of this song is the definitive moment in the Battle for Azeroth expansion for me. Months from now Blizzard could release a new event where the Horde burn the Alliance capital of Stormwind to the ground, and my first thoughts will be, “I sure hope Dolly and Dot weren’t adversely affected by this tragedy.”

And, for the keen-eyed reader who noticed I spoke of my tauren Paladin while the screenshots in this article depict a goblin Rogue, I paid Blizzard $US30 ($42) for a faction change, just so I could record the song for posterity.


Comments

    While yes Dolly and Dot are awesome, the zone is Vol'dun. Nazmir is the swampie place full of blood trolls.

    You can't tame alpacas as a hunter, there are no alpaca mounts.
    Blizzard really dropped the ball this expansion!

    There's a nice little touch of detail with those two alpacas... You don't get to know their names until later, when you first see them they're just named 'Alpaca'.

    I would have agreed there was a Horde bias until I discovered how bad the layout of the Horde city is Vs Boralus. Keep all the other stuff, I don't care. I love my conveniently laid out city.

      Choose Pa'ku when you get the choice of Zuldazar loa. The flight totems Pa'ku grants get you from top to bottom and back again in seconds. Once you know where things are you can get back and forth between them faster in Dazar'alor than in Boralus.

        I'm alliance

          Why the downvote? Aside from my comment being tongue-in-cheek, the Horde city isn't meant to be easy to navigate for Alliance. Boralus isn't easy for Horde to navigate either.

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