So, I hope you all are still enjoying the expansion. It has been a wild ride for sure. I wanted to check in with everyone and see if you all are grieving the loss of your epic items that we all worked so hard on?
I understand it, don’t get me wrong, we are upgrading. That’s part of the allure of games like this; improving our characters and getting them better gear…it’s what we do.
There just seems to be something wrong, however, by going back to green items after working so hard to get the items that we got in Northrend. It was hard enough coming out of Outland with gear we worked our tail off for, then literally, not an exaggeration… but literally… stepping off of the boat and talking to some guy with a moustache got me a much better bow than the one I toiled through dungeons to get.
Thankfully, we aren’t quite at that point with the Cataclysm, but personally, swapping out a purple item for a green just feels wrong. I mean… we can at least scale down to blue items..?! I know that it’s completely all mental – the items are better, plain and simple, no way around it; but I still feel like a cheap hooker walking around in green gear. I feel dirty…
At any rate, I hope you all are having some fun in the new expansion. I know I am. I hate to leave Vash’jir; it’s just a beautiful zone. Some of you from the forums know how much I appreciate the atmosphere that the zones bring. It makes a big difference for me. I didn’t want to leave Grizzly Hills when hunting for Arcturis, and couldn’t wait to leave The Storm Peaks after hunting Skoll – the atmosphere and music combined with the ambient sounds are a great combination in some zones, and some zones just miss the mark.
They got Vash’jir right.
The ambiance underwater is amazing and the music is very intense. I’m a man. I do manly things and pursue manly endeavors, but the deep sea freaks me out. I literally (ok maybe not literally) peed myself when all of a sudden I’m trucking along on my seahorse and this eel pops out of nowhere and attacks! It startled my wife because I jumped, and I may or may not have screamed like a wee girl… allegedly.
On a sadder note… my time in Vash’jir has drawn to a close, but not before some really cool quests that culminated in a battle for the Throne of Tides, which was really bitchin. Naga and Elementals everywhere – – pretty sweet, check it out:
Plus, one of the funniest quests ever, not hard at all, and pretty sucky rewards as far as us hunters go… but seriously, it’s called Free Wil’hai or… FREE WILLY! Too hilarious… you free a Whale Shark named Wil’hai! I just wish it could have ended with Drach standing on a ledge and “Wil’hai” leaping over him to freedom, but hey, we can’t have everything!
Well, what’s next for Drach you ask? Sing with me everyone, “Don’t wanna close my eyes!!!, don’t wanna fall asleep, cause I miss you baby, and I don’t wanna miss a thing!!!” That’s right guys, off to Deepholm!
Take time to smell the Mageroyals!