Archive for the ‘Seasonal Events’ Category
I am not a collector of vanity pets in-game. I have a tab or two of them, but that’s it. The one pet that I summon most often though is my Spirit of Competition.
The Spirit of Competition was a reward for engaging in battlegrounds during the course of the 2008 Summer Olympics. To me, it’s like PVP street cred. I see that little dragon and I know that there is a fellow PVP and battleground enthusiast.
So as the 2010 Winter Olympics games have been going on, I have been patiently awaiting a similar reward to add to my meager collection. Speculation has been rampant that Blizz will snub our great neighbor to the north and not recognize the Winter Olympics.
But then I saw this article on WoW.com yesterday, and I dared to hope again.
So Blizz, if you are reading this, give us our 2010 Essence of Competition!
I do stupid stuff periodically, and last night was one of those nights. We had a Naxx-10 run scheduled, which we cancelled after only 5 people were online. As I was talking to my officers and trying to find a female dwarf to rabbit ear, I get an invite to heal 25-man VoA.
/hits fast forward on story. Summons pops, clickety click, buff up, get assigned to raid heals (WTF?), easy boss drops, raid wipes on hard boss, raid collapses, guild wants to run HUK so dual wielding DK can get loot, summons pops, clickety click, buff up, run HUK, loot doesn’t drop (again), hearth back to Dal, repair, go to sell vendor trash and see Mace of Unrequited Love in bag.
Vesserion has earned the achievement: A Little Too Seasonal.
Yepper, healed the whole evening with Spring Flowers in my hand. The saddest part of this whole thing, is that I read about a great fellow Disc Priest blogger doing the same thing earlier in the day. Read about it here. /waves to Amber.
Thus proving that brilliant minds think alike.
Personally, I enjoy the flavor that the seasonal events add to the game. This one was well done, in that it was a fun diversion, with little frustration involved in completing the various achievements. (Although it may be a day or two before I have the willpower to send Vess out there to search for more eggs.)
Many thanks to Reizo of <Awaken>, who was hanging out in Un’Goro Crater helping people with the Hard Boiled achievement.
Now, if I could just find a group to run Drak’Tharon Keep . . .