The Explorer achievement really annoys me.
I realise how stupid that sounds but how on earth can riding around checking off a list of places possibly be exploring. It’s in the realm of organised tours and guidebooks clutched to chests. Go to Brill, look around briefly or at least until it pings explored, go to Stonetalon Peak, go here, go there. You may end up with a shiny title but you run the risk of missing some of Azeroth’s best spots.
Why aren’t the Dwarven farms on the coast of Arathi on the list? It’s one of the most peaceful spots in-game for a picnic, probably because most people don’t know they are there. What about the Shady Nook (ok, it’s not the most exciting place but it has a great name) or what about watching love blossom in Ashenvale. Hidden away in the hills, a Night Elf family and their guests interact.
First, Elenna and her pet tallstrider return from their walk. Then the conversations shown above take place. Finally, Becanna heads out to fetch the herbs, shifting into a cat form to do so. She goes so far, picks a herb and then returns planting them in their cottage garden.
At the moment, this serves no purpose. They offer no quests and only one of them, Aleanna can be interacted with. I really hope come Cataclysm that they receive some sort of promotion, even if it’s a breadcrumb type quest, i.e. go to and see Becanna Edune for a herb you need for something else.
Besides, the warlock sister has to be up to no good. She says nothing at all, just sits there with her imp watching the action unfold. Definitely a bad egg. It seems wasteful that someone went to all the trouble of adding them into the game but hid them away in a back corner. So take the road less travelled, head out towards the Shrine of Aessina and visit the Edune family today.