When you get to my age things happen a lot faster than when you’re young. I mean, it can’t have been 4 years since my first trip to BWL, can it? I’ve really not been playing this silly game that long, have I?
So about this time last year, it was brewfest. There were tales about concerning the new achievements, but I didn’t read them that much. I knew that there was something for doing all the seasonal stuff, but I didn’t pay a lot of advance attention. I did a bit of brewfest, mainly in the hope of getting a mount, but I wasn’t that fussed. Pets were more my thing. I didn’t bother collecting the clothes because they were ugly. I liked the pretty valentines dresses or the crafted lunar festival ones.
Then achievements hit us. The first seasonal event was Hallow’s End. Now this was one I was interested in – you could get a squashling pet. I achieved it and got my Hallowed title. I think it was this that got me reading a bit more about what you would have to do in order to complete them all and also what the reward was at the end. I still wasn’t that impressed because I’m not keen on the look of Proto-Drakes.
Christmas – easy – had done most of the things needed.
Fool for Love – again I had done quite a bit of this in my hunt for dresses, so was not much of a challenge. Guildies helped me out here getting the dungeon part done and gallantly letting me win the roll for the bouquet of roses.
Elders – well, I enjoy travelling round places ticking things off a list, so that one was OK. It took a bit of time, but there was a lot of time in which to do it.
For the Children – that one caused some controversy because if the PVP stuff, but I actually found it surprisingly easy all things considered (again thanks go to my guild friends). More pets
Noblegarden – was fun watching how people chased about after the eggs. Was a bit frustrating with the RNG, but I got there in the end.
Flame Warden – well, luckily I had done most of the bonfires the previous year and they actually counted – go Blizzard – you remembered that I’d done something! Had a bit of a worry about getting enough blossoms, but they reset all the old ones and I managed to compelte the task.
Then it was a long wait until Brewfest. This was the one I had the most to do for. I was a bit worried about completing it because of the number of tokens required and my complete lack of skill at ram racing. But having an amazing son is a help some times. I bought the Brewfest Kodo from a guildie who wasn’t that keen on winning it, I gave it to son (who was upset because the previous runs his Dad and I had both won the rolls on the Kodo) – he won and was happy, my guildie got enough gold to buy his epic flying – he won and was happy, I got my ram racing done – I won and was happy. Fantastic result all round.
I’m not sure I actually like the Kodo – I mean it looks cool and all that but the movement makes me somewhat queasy.
So – yesterday I logged in early to check if we’d got rid of the dwarves – we had – and noticed some new quests – the Pink Elekks and Wolpertinger quests were back! Woot! I did them quick and managed to snag anoterh 40 tokens – saving me a day of ram racing. I logged son’s chr in and picked them up for him and got the cog. He came home from school, did both our ram racing and went off to do the elekk quest while I bought my clothes and did the drunken dance in Dalaran. I got back to the festival and gave my ugly clothes back and bought my Brew of the Month membership. I waited for son to come back. He did, only to find that they had restarted the server suring the day and removed the quests from the game, so he didn’t have enough tokens to complete his event. VERY SAD BOY. And similarly upset for him Mummy.
He went off to play his new Halo game and I went and handed in my membership….
Finally! What a relief. I know there are more things coming like the Pilgrim’s Bounty which I will have to do for the turkey pet, but it’s not quite the same as this one. This one gave me a Pinky-purple, FAST, ugly looking flappy. I am very, very happy.
Oh yes, I even had enough tokens left from handing back the ugly hat and slippers to buy a Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (remamed cos of all the trouble about seeing pink elekks – d’oh). I wish humans could change their hair to be purple too. I’d like to match my mount and my pet
Thanks go to (in no particular order):
My husband – who has patiently watched me get all excited, agitated, exstatic and depressed during my long, strange journey
My son – who has helped me with all the things that involved fast reflexes or Horde killing.
My daughter – who has been excited with me and looked at all my new things with envious joy, while getting all she could too on her level 46 rogue.
My guildies – old and new – who have put up with my whines, begs for help, constant nagging, achievement spamming, excitable behaviour.
THANK YOU ALL!
Oh and we killed Onyxia – but more of that another post…..