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Winter Veil is around the corner and it’s time to sit upon Greatfather Winter’s lap and answer the important question, “What do you want for Winter Veil?” Is it that expensive grand expedition yak? a nice transmog custom outfit? or a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock?
What is on your Winter Veil wishlist?
Funnily enough, I had started this post a few days ago as I wanted to see how my list differed from my previous one written earlier in the year. I’m happy to report that I can mark one of those off my list. :)
There have always been a number of items I’d love to have in-game, although some are more possible than others. A few I’ve even written about like the NPC of my character but in more of a Lara Croft type feel than an Indiana Jones or Tyrande one. Completing my Val’anyr will be one of those things that require time, patience and a lot of luck.
A few pets also rank high on that list with the Collector’s Edition companion pets from vanilla and BC. But the Ethereal Soul-Trader, Lil’ Tarecgosa and Tyrael’s Hilt have all been on that wish list as well. The Onyx Panther will be made one day (most likely at the end of the expansion).
However, I couldn’t finish this list without adding the three spirit pets I’ve been religiously trying to collect each day. If only I listened to my own recommendation and picked the Thundering pet as my reward that first day. Each time I fail, the drive to beat him becomes even stronger so I’ve been known to stay there for a while on some days. If only the amount of attempts (in consecutive battle moves) gave us a higher chance of getting the pet from the reward bag. I’ve had so many long battles with him that I would surely have the pet by now.
Although the Darkmoon Eye will have to wait until next month, I’m comforted by the fact that Jeremy’s team is a lot easier to defeat. Lastly, the remaining ones from the classic raids seem the most doable right now – if not for their elusive drops.
Hmm, I sensing a theme here… I may have a pet fetish. (Like you didn’t know that already…)
No matter, here’s to marking as many of these off my list.
With the new patch, and all the new things coming, what are three things that you will absolutely not leave behind? Consider these three objects your virtual backpack- the twist is, a tiny story to go along with each item.
There was a bit of similarity between this ST and one I did a while ago but after giving it some thought, I realised that I had a different take on the subject so here we go.
In no particular order, I’m going to cheat a bit and say my entire collection from my Armed and Dangerous collection since it took a lot of effort to complete – the last two coming from AQ40. However, if I had to choose one, my favourite would be Alanna’s Embrace since it’s the one I normally think of when I need a change.
I’ve had my jewelled fishing pole a long time now. It was the one I hoped to get out of all the rod designs and I’m so glad I did. I mean who doesn’t like a bit of bling when she’s fishing or just out on the town in her best transmog set? Even with the lack of requirements to fishing, I’ll still keep the rod around.
There are so many items in Ulduar that I love but out the few pieces I own, this off-hand goes hand-in-hand with one of my other loves – Astronomy and one of the star pieces for my stargazing outfit (when I get around to completing one).
I wasn’t planning on doing this week’s Shard Topic as it’s obvious that I’ve been playing if you look at the majority of my posts over the last four months.
Are you playing the MoP Beta? Why or why not? How much time are you spending there vs. the “live” servers.
Suggested by Frinka.
When I first heard about Pandaria, I admit I was very excited by the whole Asian theme but this is coming from a Western mentality living in Australia for all of my life. When you look at the recent loss of subscribers, you only have to look at their geographical location to see that I wouldn’t hold my breath for those subscribers coming back any time soon.
Logging into the beta for the first time, I was excited by all the lush landscapes, the new races and yes I did quest, at least through the first zone. Certain places were buggy and you would get a free auto-hearth back to the starting zone if you ventured into an area which was closed. But all-in-all, this was happening amidst all the Guild drama that was happening at the time so it was the perfect escape for me – albeit a few days late.
The responsibilities of a beta tester I take quite seriously. I want to be able to test the content since that’s our primary directive but I also didn’t want to get burnt out by the quests and storylines, so the quests leading into the next area in the Valley of the Four Winds, I kind of left alone after the first day. I am quite excited about the farming stuff and all the new cooking dailies, etc. but I will take that as it comes on live.
As you know, I’ve also been doing a lot of Pet Battles, documenting the system itself, initial quests, pet trainer chains and even the Wild Pets for each zone. The Wild Pet series is by far the most popular for those who don’t necessarily want to be spoilt by beta content but as one reader said, it helps them plan come live.
I’ve also had fun searching for and killing some of the new Champions in the zones. I look forward to when they add the vanity items back, whether it be on the beta or not.
I do like to know ‘what’s what’ in some respect, like gaining access to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, just to make things faster in the long run. I haven’t done an extensive amount of testing with my talents but I have enjoyed some of the new changes in Disc and Shadow. All the dungeons I tried (the first four) are all very short, a number of bosses with hardly any trash. Which is why I’m not level 90 yet, although that may change soon. Flying will be nice for a start :)
Some people have stated how much they enjoy my beta posts whether it be on Twitter, facebook or the blog itself. I do love to share what I find but quite often it’s so I can look back over the information myself – a reference of sorts – as it helps me out as well as you guys. I’m just glad to be able to make the journey with you all come live.
By the way, I may be deleting all my Image Galleries of Pandaria when the beta is kaput so if you haven’t checked them out yet, do so before they’re gone. That should at least free up some of the space I’ll be needing for future posts.