/rw Don’t Talk to Domo!!
November 19, 2008 at 9:31 am (Meanderings)
Tags: Blog Azeroth Shared Topic, Burning Crusade, Vanilla WoW, Wrath
So, this is the perfect vehicle for the retrospective wrap-up of TBC (and some Vanilla WoW) that I have been struggling to write. I thought about doing lists of things I would or would not miss. (For the record, I will miss Warp Splinter. I will not miss Magtheridon. Or Kael.) I also contemplated reminiscing about lost gear loves, mostly staffs. I have a bit of a thing about staffs. Staves. And I would like to know why the Caster Loot Pinata of Black Temple never dropped the Priest on a Stick for me. However, I really adore this particular take on the end-of-an-era post, suggested as a Blog Azeroth Shared Topic by Starman of Casual Raid Leader.
Will not laugh when I tell the raid “Don’t Talk to Domo!”
Will not know the pain of crossing a Flame Wreath.
Will not realize that riding a dragon is something spectacular. Something that you grind rep for weeks for. Northrend is lousy with dragons to be ridden!
Will not know what it is like to be stuck with one hair colour. Or name. Or server.
Will not point and laugh at a retadin in a raid. Or a moonkin.
Will not understand what Lootreaver means.
Will not wipe on the Gong Boss of ZA. Or the Elevator Boss in SSC.
Will not have to go through the pain of buying an item with the most wonderful stats and then equip it only to realize it looks like something the game developer’s two year old came up with.
Will not back up to kite a mob and fall off the edge of the world. Will not call a ground mount instead of a flying mount and fall off the edge of the world. Will not run from a mob and fall off the edge of the world. They also will not fall off the edge of the world just for the primal joy of it.
Will respect naga as formidable enemies, not mind-numbingly common and tedious trash mobs.
Will experience that intoxicating, enthralling joy of – finally – learning to take to the skies.
Will fish, love critters, cook, explore, quest, experience the passing of the seasons, raid and PvP with the Achievement system marking (and announcing) their progress every step of the way.
Will laugh at us curmudgeons complaining about how raiding used to be hard, how those cursed ‘casuals’ are ruining the game, how it used to take us five weeks of hard questing and instance rep grinds to get through Outland. Barefoot. Uphill. Both ways.
However, a WrathChild:
I’m happy to be an MC Raider, but I welcome all the WrathChildren with open arms and I can’t even being to speculate upon what a wonderfully fresh and free perspective they will bring to my guild.