Obviously our problem with Hyjal is that we just can’t get there by ourselves. After much searching an emoting, I found a ridiculously helpful toon named Mishalla and her alt, Oroko who flew me up there to get my 50th coin. Thanks a million!!!
Here was my strategy:
Make three macros first…
/target Lunar Festival Herald
Now, to get someone to talk to you:
- If you have something cool, whip it out…title, rare (for us anyway) pet, turtle mount, cool outfit, whateveryougot.
- Hang out in your capital city and target the 81-85’s on the outskirts if the Forum. If they’re not AFK, inspect them. If they’re guild rank is 21 or higher, just do a /hi and wait a couple seconds for a response.
- If no response, give them a couple buffs (heals, other class buffs, scrolls, bandages, whatever that makes a noise or has a visual)…then do another /hi.
- If they do respond, slowly alternate between your “/talk” macro and your “/target Lunar Festival Herald” macro (make sure you keep selecting the person after the Herald macro. Only do this a few times and end with a /curious.
- Wait a few seconds and then move onto the next person (preferably some distance away).
After they’ve whispered you:
- Say thanks for whispering me.
- Give them a very short story about you hoping to find someone sympathetic to a lowbie to get a guild-summons to hyjal. then phrase the question “Do you know anyone in your guild who’s in hyjal because…blablabla?” Don’t ask them to go over there and summon you. If they feel like it, they’ll volunteer.
- If its obvious that they don’t want to help (and most won’t) mention if they see any of their guildies up there to please mention your name.
- Write down the name of everyone you actually talk if you run into them again the next day or later the same night. Review the list every night to keep the names in your head. Remembering their name will exponentially increase your chances they’ll help (imo).
Some other notes:
- Don’t do any of your macros or /whatevers fast…you don’t want to look like a spammer, your actions need to look intentional.
- Try a /wait if they’re walking away or getting ready to fly off sometimes grabs their attention.
- Don’t bother with anyone at a mailbox or in the buildings, that’s definitely annoying as they’re obviously in the middle of something.
- Don’t bother with the small groups that are all in the same guild.
- Don’t bother with warlocks, they get bugged all the time.
- It often turns into a bit of an emote game. Sometimes i’ll do a /thank when they emote “hi” back.
- Be patient.