Great Beelzebub’s sweaty gym socks! 85 spam comments! With me it disagrees. PM and it discusses. Is it just me, or is Gollum posting to my blog? I may have eluded to having the one ring, but I don’t. I had one of those ones given to the kings of men the story sort of glazes over, but I pawned it for some gaming scratch. It’s been worthless since that Mordor incident.
Anyham, your time it wastes. We’re here to share a topic of topic sharing proportions. I tend to leave these things to the next best bloggers. I’ve deprived you of my insight, and for that I am sorry. I will try to do better. So, on with the show with:
Shared Topic: WCYIRM (pronounced Wikee-Urm)
It’s the end of the year, if you follow that Gregorian mentality, and a time for looking back. I have the memory retention of a cinder-brick sponge and am twice as dense, so details may be hazy. Round 1, Fight!
What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Everything past level 40, but before 80. Essentially nothing, with bigger numbers. Okay, that’s a lie. I branched out into the world of Battlegrounds, which I found intimidating before. I started doing some group material. I experimented in the world of guilds. I pretty much played the game, where as before it was a $15 a month chat room.
What was your favorite new place that you visited?
Canada. Wait, no, that wasn’t this year. It’s not really new, either. They put that in patches ago, I just wasn’t high enough level to go. I guess Northrend is kind of like Canada. It’s cold, full of cool stuff, not that far away, and yet no one seemed to notice it was there until all their friends were going.
Fair answer is I don’t have one. I was flooded with so much new content this year, dashing from my 40s to my 70s, I couldn’t pick just one. I’m growing partial to the Howling Fjords as we speak, though it really needs the Hill Top Zone theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 playing in the background to complete the feel. And a field of magma for no good reason. Everything is better with obligatory magma.
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
A raid. I’m not sure I’d actually enjoy it, but I want to try it. While we’re dreaming, a way to raid with my friends, despite lacking their work ethic and commitment.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Numerous ultra-rare vanity pets. While everyone else was getting level cap and raiding, I was fishing and running around trying to catch ‘em all. It’s not that they’re my primary interest, per se. It’s that I am easily distracted and they’re shiny.
What was your biggest failure?
Still no level cap. With dedication, I could actually make it there by year’s end if I started now and made the effort. Effort? Psh. This here is a game, junior. I play for as long as it entertains me, then I pop in Cobra Triangle for the NES and kill sea monsters with a speed boat right out of Thunder in Paradise. That’s how Skip rolls, son.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The new Dungeon Finder had me jumping, and didn’t disappoint. BG XP had me hopping too. Anything that promoted me actually playing the game with another individual, rather than hours of solo. I have shelves of solo games. Gimme social!
What do you wish you’d done less of?
In game? Nadda. Gaming game is gamey. Whatever I did with my time was what I decided to do, for whatever reason. No regrets.
Okay, maybe I could cut back on the macro and addon crack. I’m hopelessly addicted to modding and scripting, to the point of tweaking my game for the sake of doing so. New Year’s Resolution: cut the fat, try to play a bit more vanilla. Just a smidge.
What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
Unfair question. I read The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon by Ophelie and The Lazy Sniper by Jaedia because a) both are insightful and fun, and b) I know they read mine, and that makes it a social thing. Mmm, yes, I believe those will be my pimpage answers. Keep up the good work, ladies.
Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
And the Skip, with his Skip-feet ice-cold in Northrend,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How do I ascend?
It came without addons! It came without gear!
“It came without ebay, macros or beer!”
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Skip thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe e-peen,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.”
“Maybe e-peen…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
And what happened then…?
Well…in WoW-ville they say
That the Skip’s small DPS
Grew three sizes that day!
And the minute his damage didn’t feel quite so weak,
He whizzed through the instance like a crack headed freak
And he topped all the charts! He mangled all into cubes!
The Skip called his team all newbs.
Or… er… I learned compassion, or something fuzzy like that. I don’t know, I’m learning challenged. C’mon, let’s go stand in some fire and blame the healers.
Honorable Reader’s Fortune Cookie:
Thunder in Paradise. Lightning striking twice. Mess with Thunder. And you pay the price. *air guitar shred*