As you may or may not
realize, getting into Ahn'Qiraj requires not only a massive farming effort, but also a long, tedious quest
chain. The quest starts with a faction grind - requiring the quester to collect 42,000 silithid carapace fragments
to reach neutral with the Brood of
Nozdormu. (Yes, you did read that correctly - 42,000. Each silithid kill will net 1-4 carapace
fragments, so you may use your imagination to guess how long it might take to collect enough.) The quest
continues after this for many, many steps, several of them requiring a raid group to complete. The final reward
for this quest is the Scepter of the Shifting Sands - which must be used to open the gates after the war turn-ins are
completed. However, a guild on Detheroc server that has completed the quest chain has decided to hold the
server's access to Ahn'Qiraj hostage, saying they will only open the gates once they
receive 5,000 gold from the server. While the quest chain is long, difficult, and costly, it's also
very rewarding - granting the quester several very nice epic items along the way. Is a guild completing the
Ahn'Qiraj quest chain justified in making such demands for their hard work?
Update: This has been officially declared a joke.
[Image credit: screenshot taken by Sean of the Fires of Heaven guild - check out their news archives for great screenshots of the quest chain!]