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If one birthday gift wasn’t enough, guess who surprised me with a visit from the Blizz fairy? Yes, you guessed it. Navi had mentioned that she had another gift for me so I wondered if this was it. I originally suspected that this was the gift that she was talking about in that first late night whisper when she said she wanted to send it early. But no, she meant a virtual gift wrapped in a red ribbon and not something you would need to send via the post office.
As soon as I saw the bag, I knew what it was. In fact, I have a matching one on the filing cabinet with a couple of other stuffed animals collected over the years. Navi admits she was checking my collection very closely to make sure I still didn’t have one so it worked out in the end.
Although the gift wouldn’t be complete without it’s matching in-game companion.
So here we are on a scenic flight past Stormwind.
On a side note, pet battlers may have noticed a look-a-like through pet battles but no equivalent for the wind rider.
Thanks again Navi, you’re a special friend indeed, especially since our friendship has lasted almost 20 years!!
Considering how things were a year ago, there have been a few special moments which have really made my day – whether it be a random whisper, some advice about pet battles or an invitation. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some really wonderful people over the last twelve months, especially since it took a real effort to log in and play so to those individuals, thank you for making my days (and nights) that much brighter.
A couple of months ago, Navi whispered me about a gift she had bought for my birthday (albeit a couple of weeks prior) but added that she wanted to send it to me early. But Navi… sending it to me would mean that I would be looking at a package for two months, wondering what it was and then having to take it out before the mail expired so wouldn’t it be better if you held on to it instead? :P Although on the other hand, this also meant that I could enjoy the gift sooner which was also her intention. So not wanting to spoil any surprise she had for me, I left it in the mailbox for about a day since I knew it would likely be a pet, but which one?
It’s no surprise that I’ve been an avid collector for many years – even before it was its own mini-game (joining WarcraftPets back in 2008 when it became a more serious hobby) but there were several coveted additions I was missing. Unfortunately, some still rely on RNG *cough* **rabbit and eye**
So about two days later, I decided to collect the gift and hold it in my bag until my curiosity got the better of me. (What?)
OMG! A Tuskarr Kite!
I used to admire them in Northrend having spent so much time there so when I returned recently, I couldn’t help but take a pic.
So when I saw the kite in the mail, it took me a few seconds to retrieve and learn the pet as I ended up just staring at the icon (quite stunned) but when I did, I summoned it immediately. What better time to see it in action, but at night (when not many people are around)? My way to keeping the gift a secret (as requested) but being still able to admire it from time-to-time.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve slowly worked on levelling my flyer so it would be 25 by the time my birthday rolled around. This was achieved last Thursday, making it the second last flying pet in my arsenal.
On a recent pet trade, one individual even asked if I would be willing to trade my kite for something of theirs but little did they know it was one I would never part with – especially since it was a birthday gift that hadn’t officially happened yet.
So thank you Navi for such a wonderful gift. I know I told you this already but I love it! <3
Oh and 16hrs until my egg hatches… right on schedule :)
After my reflective post yesterday, I’ve been feeling a little melancholic (even though I withheld the worst incidents from the post) but I’d like to thank each and every one of you who left a supportive comment and could relate in some form. As a rule, I don’t usually like to include personal stuff on the blog as I prefer to separate my gaming persona from RL but sometimes it seeps in and you get a glimpse.
Since the patch, I’ve been trying to kill the Haywire Sunreaver Construct for the pet but have only seen it three times. I did manage to loot a key to the solo scenario though which kind of made up for it.
That’s where Veluxia came in. As another avid pet collector (although a more diligent power-leveller than I am), she sent me a Sunreaver Micro-Sentry pet as a gift since she knew I was still missing one.
What a prefect gift for a Blood Elf.
Thank you so much Vel, I absolutely love it!
Now to level it up…
Then Kumineko surprised me later by naming his Panda after me as a thank you.
@cymre I am glad you liked it. :). Your blog made the journey to get this lil panda very enjoyable.
— Jorge (@_kumineko) March 8, 2013
I’m so glad the guide was so useful. It makes me feel like the hours I spent on it were worth it. :)