Cataclysm, when most of the old world questlines changed. Pre-Cata he left the hut near the cemetary and stomped down the road toward Darkshire, attacking both players and NPCs along the way. Post-Cata he’s triggered by the questline originating out of the tower at Beggar’s Haunt, and just appears in Duskwood outside the Inn.
This needs to be fixed BEFORE release, not in a maintenance patch Soon™ after release.
I don’t really remember when the first time I saw stitches as I played and mained horde first few expansions, but I remember him yellow on my horde.
Sadly I don’t know if this was classic when I first saw him or after because I raided ally town in dusk wood but may of not ran into him.
Weather he was Hostile or not isn’t even a question. He was. He would also kill NPCs, including Quest givers. I remember trying to turn in the spider quest to the guards that are at the junction of the DS road and the one that leads to STV, and then watching Stiches kill them as I approached.
Woah, what the heck? I remember him being Hostile as well and constantly watching the roads careful not to agro him.
Looking into it, the stuff I am finding shows him as Hostile.
Well, this video was uploaded Feb 2007 and TBC came out Jan 2007. This video shows him as hostile.
Also it should be noted that his Wowwiki page only mentions him being changed in WotLK (nerfed) and Cata IE the Revamp of the world.
Another old video I found from Vanilla I can’t really make heads or tails of because it starts with him already agroed and the person is using a heavily edited UI.
As far as I know Stitches IS suppose to be hostile and evidence points towards that. If he was Neutral at some point I feel there would be documentation of it. I will keep searching for vanilla videos.
UPDATE: Yeah, found two old comments, one from 2005 and one from 2006, that also elude to him being hostile on Wowhead that was imported from Thottbot. I will post a link to the comments as well as an image because I know not everyone is a huge fan of Wowhead(I think its blown out of proportion but thats just me)
I am assuming this is either a bug -or- for testing purposes… for… some reason? He certainly should be hostile though from what I am seeing.
EDIT: One more thing, petitions are a no-no. Just saying, they are pretty frowned upon on the forums and touched up on in the “Welcome Please Read” post you can find in the General Discussion Forums, which honestly should be put in the Classic Discussion Forums as well for reference considering this is basically Classic General Discussion.
Obviously this thread is not asking for replies as votes or the like and wouldn’t really be actioned or anything but its a good practice to distance yourself, when making a thread, from using “petition” and instead go with a more open ended title like, for example–
“Stitches incorrectly neutral on beta?” or such. The title is far clearer on what the discussion is going to be about and is not misleading in terms of what the thread is.
I get it, its minor and nitpicky and Old Grumpy Byucknah is just being a rules lawyer and such, but I am honestly not doing it to be a stick in the mud. I am suggesting to avoid those things for the benefit of the threads as a whole which is why its literally just a tiny little footnote in my post discussing things in this thread.
I honestly find this thread to be rather valuable and a very good observation by the TC and I think its fantastic that this thread exists to point out the in game error. I am just giving a bit of friendly advice, nothing more.
I remember how unsafe Duskwood was for my alliance character in Vanilla. I’d keep my eye out for Stitches and try to get off the road when I thought he was around, and then get slaughtered by packs of wargs or spiders I wasn’t paying attention to. So yeah, get this guy back to hostile.
It’s a bug, he’s hostile after leaving Abercrombie, he remains hostile up until the point he fights the trio of defenders North of the Rotting Orchard and yells out his victory roar. At which point he becomes non-hostile and continues on down the road to Darkshire.
It is reported, and something I check on periodically. He was still bugged Friday night.
Stitches was definitely hostile to alliance in vanilla, i had to avoid him a lot while leveling there and i remember stealthing when i saw him and watching other alliance players inadvertently run into him on their mounts and get roflstomped