And here’s me hanging out with my new jinyu friends at Pearlfin Village!
I’d forgotten the joy of maintenance!
I happen to be up at this time today only because I am waiting to experience the joy of a root canal in about an hour. I had hoped to distract myself with some WoW, but …
Ah, well. It’s back to gay porn for now.
I’m really not okay with gunning down hoards of … well, Horde. We’re at war, yadda yadda. I just want to be a Draenei with a crab. Unfortunately I also want to explore the new continent – well, new to me – and level up. So there you are. For the moment, I think I will just ignore the facts of what I am involved in. It just makes me feel slightly dirty.
Hey, if I could ignore torturing people for information, I can ignore killing some Horde.
Oh, hey! A magical native has shown me the error of my ways! That makes it all better.
I’m a huge proponent of systems that let players experience content in their own way at their own time, so I really love the fact that Blizzard is looking at more systems that are shared across all the characters on your account.
Goodness knows I never want to do the damned Argent Tournament rigamarole again …
But I have to admit, at this point in my MMO career it just sometimes strikes me as … weird. Creepy, even.
I logged out of Mania (my Horde main), switched realms, and logged in my Alliance main. And suddenly I’m seeing battle pets on my mini-map. What!? But I didn’t train Pet Battles on this character!
… Oh, yeah. Right.
Then I logged into an Alliance bank alt and did the exact same thing again. And then again with the Horde bank alt.
I like it, no question. But it’s going to take some getting used to.
I logged into WoW on Christmas day to pick up my presents from Father Winter. One of the presents – from a previous year – is Father Winter’s Helper, a mini-pet.
(Although Blizzard has gone to calling them pets or companions, I’m still more comfortable with the term ‘mini-pet’. It’s less ambiguous, especially when everyone knows that ‘pet’ very clearly means a real pet – a hunter pet.)