Posts tagged Winter Veil

Tome-JiKun

The Joy of Giving

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Can you believe it’s almost the end of another year already? Just where did the time go? Once again I’m making a list so I can remember what was given as well as received during this holiday period.

Tome was the first one to surprise me with a gift this year. I was able to reciprocate with a Ji-Kun Hatchling which seemed fitting for a druid.

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I knew I wanted to give Matty something from the Timeless Isle but it’s hard enough seeing the Spirit of Jadefire alive, let alone the drop – at least in my experience.

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Cool has been wanting a Crawling Claw for the longest time so when I wasn’t able to get one the old fashioned way, I ended up buying one. We had a claw war to celebrate. Cool bought me a new headset (which has yet to arrive).

Cool with claw

Navi was impossible to gift with a pet so I made her a card instead. She ended up being my Aussie Twitter Secret Santa this year.

Arvash only left two possibilities but with one so rare, it was also missing from my own collection. I was left with one option – trying to find a Droplet of Y’Shaarj.

I wanted to give Rades something since he’s given me a lot of blog traffic over the past two years. At first I was going to give him an ENG pet or a Blackfuse Bombling but that proved too expensive. Then I noticed some similarities on our hunters, like our affinity for spirit beasts, including Loque’nahak which is my absolute favourite. In the end I made him a Sapphire Cub (upgraded) to celebrate the fact.

There were also a few others but it didn’t quite work out.

A couple of days ago @DiscoPriest asked: “What’s the best gift you’ve gotten someone else this season?” My answer was simple, “all the pets I’ve given although it’s left me rather poor. =/”

Even so, their reactions made it all worthwhile.

Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller

Don’t forget to open your Winter Veil Gift and loot your Crashin’ Thrashin’ Flyer Controller for 2013. You can also complete The Danger Zone achievement by destroying someone else’s flyer.

I hope you all had an eventful Winter Veil.

Haighs chocs

Melting Moment

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When I noticed a tweet and missed call from Navi this afternoon, she told me she had dropped by with a gift but ended up leaving it at my front door. Turns out she was my Twitter Secret Santa and hoped it would still be ok by the time I came home. It reached a high of 32°C which is 90°F so I was thinking it must be either cupcakes or chocolate which would surely perish in this heat.

I ended up thinking about my gift for the next couple of hours as the heat continued to soar. Nav said she placed it in the shade so I figured I could shoot home just after dessert. As soon I saw the package, I knew what it was – just as she suspected I would. I haven’t had Haigh’s chocolate since my last contract in the city so it was a nice surprise from my #TSS.

This is what they were supposed to look like.
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Gold Star Tin with Milk Hearts

8 milk chocolate foiled hearts in gold star tin.

Cappuccino Bar

A delicious coffee fudge with a creamy topping enrobed in milk chocolate.

They were still in pretty good shape but the cappuccino bars needed saving – stat!

After 6hrs in the fridge, one question remained. Were they as good as I remember?

In a word – YES!

Thanks to Nav for the yummy present and @Obsidian_Dragon for organising the event.

Winged Guardian

Christmas Comes Early

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It was kind of amusing. Just as I was responding to Tome‘s blog post earlier, I noticed a new notification under my blog admin. I suspected it may have been Tome responding to my earlier post since she’s the most consistent commenter I have on the blog and I was right. Then a few minutes later I heard my phone beep. It was a DM from Tome which read:

I give up, I got lucky with Navi but no one is selling what I need for you so in case they don’t before Winter Veil’s end I’m sending you ..

Aah, don’t leave me in suspense, LOL

Luckily I didn’t have to wait too long. About a minute later, I received the second half of the message.

OMG, a Game Key code! I knew it must be a mount when she mentioned my armory profile.

Ooh, a Winged Guardian.

Cymre,

I’m told you’ve been searching for a – truly – exotic mount.

Does an ancient Winged Guardian of the Titans sound exotic enough?

Enjoy!

Mei Francis
Exotic Mounts
Dalaran

It just so happened I had a video of the mount (recorded from the PTR) just last week – something I tend to do for mounts I don’t own on live. Now after making the Sky Golem a while ago, I began to wonder if this one did anything unique in the water…

Thank you so much Tome.

I love it! <3

Winged Guardian and Rotten Little Helper

Not only did I get my Rotten Little Helper and the staff I’ve been trying to farm, but an epic new ride too.

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