Things I’ll Miss on the Beta

It’s been five months since I first logged into the Mists of Pandaria beta. My invite came at such a low time in my gaming life that I desperately needed something to take my mind off what I had just lost – the Guild I had loved for so long. I was feeling so low at the time that I needed something positive to try and take my mind off it. I also wanted to be able to share what I had experienced as the blog has given me a great creative outlet over the past ten months. It’s hard to believe that my first Blogiversary is coming up in a couple of months.

So as the beta draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to look back on what I’ve accomplished and what I will miss.

This mount was automatically given to players as I found her sitting in my mount journal, as with the two engineering mounts.

As soon as I saw that The Lorewalkers rewarded you with this awesome looking mount, I set off to obtain it with minimal effort once I reached level 90.

I spent A LOT of time obtaining as much information as I could for the Pet Battle System. It wasn’t just exciting to try out the process because I saw it as a great opportunity to catch as many pets as I could. See the ‘Pet Battles’ tab above for all the info. In a few days I will be starting from scratch but I’ve gained some valuable experience from it all.

It was actually quite easy to get exalted with all The Tillers once I had done the research.

90 PVP sets

Free PVP Set

These sets were freely available to players once you had reached max level. It was a clear upgrade to what we had accumulated from dungeons and quest rewards.

My Goody Bag

Here you can see a lot of the activities I’ve dabbled in over the past couple of months. Although I really only focused on a few of them once I hit max level – which came quite late in the beta.

There were so many things I immersed myself in without feeling like I’d spoiled myself with the quests and story. I know I’ll be at a definite advantage when it comes to the factions, dailies and landmarks. As a certain old school druid once told me – know your terrain. I know what I’ll be focusing on when it hits midnight on the 25th.

So here’s to the last five months.

I hope you’ve enjoyed experiencing the beta with me for those who haven’t been avoiding my blog. I know I’ve gained some new readers from it and I hope to keep you interested in whatever else I uncover in the future :)

Not long to go now…

4 Comments

  1. I’ve been not paying attention because I’m counting on referencing your pet battle section when the time comes, so thank you!

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  2. I vicariously followed along with your adventures and will miss it. Although I anticipated collecting new pets with MoP, it wasn’t until I read your experience that I realised how much I’m likely to enjoy Pet Battles. It appeals to me as something to do in my solo time in WoW, plus another thing to do with my kids.

    And I also realise I need a better Bags addOn! I need to get closer to being organised!

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  3. Not looking forward to starting from scratch on my pet battle team. Although with the bought pets and hard to get pets becoming rares it should be a little easier. At least at the beginning.

    I’ve saved up enough gold to buy the Grand Expedition Yak as soon as I can get to the vendor.

    Is that AdiBags?

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    • @Tome – I know you normally just look at the beta pics but you’re nice enough to leave a comment anyway which is appreciated :D

      @Kal – Thx for the kind words although as Zal said, I’m not looking forward to starting my Wild Pet collection from scratch again. :P

      @Zal – that’s true about the rare pets. It should make it a bit quicker to bulk up the collection. Yep, that’s Adibags :)

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