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A few weeks ago, I noticed logging onto some characters seemed to be more irksome than others, it dawned on me that there were a few who never, ever seemed to be a chore to play. My question is, (and yes, you need to have more than one character over level 1) which of your characters do you always look forward to “seeing?” But the real question is why? Perhaps think of this from a role playing perspective, that this character has a personality, play style and demeanor that inevitably just works. I’d love to meet them!
It’s no question that Cymre is my pride and joy in the game. She was gathering achievements even before they were popular in a Guild who didn’t really focus on them back then. It was something that I took a lot of pride in doing, while working on my own personal milestones. I never bragged about my achievements but it was something that made me smile knowing that I could put so much effort into something and see it showcased in a journal.
Cymre loves to explore whether it’s a new continent, area or documenting interesting places in WoW. She’s also a completionist opting to collect all the recipes and designs for her professions. An avid pet collector, she gathered all the bought pets available in-game (which started back on my original hunter) so when they became account-wide, she ended up with a lot of duplicates.
For those aware of her transmog and costumes designs, it’s no wonder she has a lot of bag issues with the amount of costume changes she goes through or the odd item that’s been removed from the game – especially in the last few expansions, she’s accumulated quite a number of them.
My hunter will always hold a special place in my heart as she was my very first 60 and the only character I really played until BC came out. I still love collecting those rare pets though – which is reflected in my full stable of unique companions.
All of my other alts have proven skilled at various professions so that I’m as self-sufficient as possible. This goes back to the days when I was on a US server and often the only one on in the Guild.
My mage is great for offering free sustenance and ports that come so easily to her. But she’s also my tailor which comes in handy for my priest.
As a druid, Tals has a knack for herbing and her ability to change forms with ease is hard to ignore.
Then there’s my pali who is often used as my plate-wearing twin, when I can’t wear items higher than my cloth components. Although she could also be described as Cymre’s hard-hitting sister.
While running through MC, BWL, AQ40, and Naxx over the weekend, I got to thinking…
If a future patch adds more raid-dropped pets like those introduced in 5.1, what pets would you like to see? What raid and boss would they be available from?
When I think back over the last eight months, my Pet Battling activity is still going strong. So with my classic raid collection complete, there are a few (ok, more than a few) other raid bosses I’d love to see as future pets.
Now it’s not like I really need a reason to go into Ulduar but if I could choose a couple of the bosses there, it would have to be Freya and Algalon. Titans – the Watchers of Azeroth, need I say more?
I’ve loved the look of the Val’kyr, ever since I saw Hildana Deathstealer floating down into the fighting pit in Icecrown. So it’s no surprise that the Twin Val’kyr are on this list. Even better than using the Glyph of the Val’kyr – which I’ll never use – Disc forever!
Next up is ICC. Some of you may remember my mog set lightly based on Blood-Queen Lana’thel and I just think Marrowgar would make an interesting looking pet.
From BC, I’m adding Supremus from Black Temple and The Curator from Karazhan to the list.
Lastly, there’s Moam, General Rajaxx and Emalon the Storm Watcher.
OK, done! Promise.
Do you think I missed any? :P
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.