So I gave Halaa a go last night so I could stock up on Halaani Whiskey. It took me almost half an hour to kill all 15 guards. I used a simple macro to help me find the last few guards to make them easier to target since you’re flying fairly fast and don’t have much time to look around.
/target alliance hala
(My only problem with this macro is that it targets the closest guard, living or dead. Next time I’m in there I’m going to try to add a [nodead] modifier to hopefully make it only target living guards. I’ll update when I test it.)
Once they were all dead, I stealthed into the city and stood behind a building. At first there was no capture meter until I realized you have to be un-stealthed, so I hid in a building. The meter got up to about 85% and then some Alliance mage had to come in and park himself in the middle of Halaa. There were no other Horde in the zone…just me and that one stinkin’ high-level mage. I tried to wait him out. I even stealthed to let the meter drop trying to make him think I logged out, but the guy was rather persistent (and must have been pretty bored). After 15 minutes the guards respawned and I gave up.
In all, it was a waste of 45 minutes; however, I do think the Whiskey is good for Gurubashi attempts in the event your opponents are actually around your level. Its most definitely not worth it for a battleground though as you can do 1-2 BGs in the same time it takes to farm the whiskey (I can barely justify farming Rumsey Rum Black Label for battlegrounds). I think I’ll stick to weeknights when the zone is fairly empty.
Looking back, I think I should have just unstealthed in the middle of Halaa to let the mage see I was a lowbie and to one-shot me a few times. I’m guessing once he realized he couldn’t get a Halaa Battle Token (which are stupidly hard to get these days because no one of appropriate level is in Nagrand) for killing me, he probably (err, hopefully) would have wandered off.
I think I could have also spammed this macro to maybe give the mage a hint that I just want to use the vendor: