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PvP, Pets and Proactive Alts

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

Ironyca posted about a transmog event she and Noelani had recently been invited to judge. If their names sound familiar it’s because you may have visited their great gear resource, WoW Roleplay Gear. I enjoyed the post and commented that I’d try to be there for the next one as a spectator. If Ironyca’s going to cross the Atlantic again I at least wanted to drop by the show and say hello. I checked, it is to be on Arthas, March 16th. This morning I thought I’d prepare and create a character on Arthas so I’d be ready. OMG! OMG! OMG! It’s a PvP server! I’ll be killed for sure! Do I have time to take a crash course in PvP so I can make it to Stormwind?

So I rolled a Warlock and tried to make her look mean and scary so she would frighten gankers with a mere look. I leveled her to 3. Really? I have no idea why. Being level 3 will only help if a crazed horde of well … Horde level 1s descend on Goldshire while she’s making the trek to Stormwind. But Omgdia’s no fool. She waited at the Abbey until a regiment of Stormwind Guards could escort her down the dangerous roads. Maybe I should try leveling her after the event. Maybe I’d get over the whole “it’s not polite to hit people” thing and become a PvP killing machine, hey, it could happen. Unlikely but you never know, I may have untapped depths of PvPness lurking somewhere.

Back when pets took up space, my Druid’s first and only companion pet was a little worg pup, it’s still my favorite pet. It was obtained through a quest that is no longer available post-Deathwing. The Worg Carrier is available though, as a drop from Quartermaster Zigris in Lower Blackrock Spire so you can still get a worg pup.

I’m trying to get to 125 companion pets and remembered I never completed the quest for the Smolderweb Hatchling, because, spiders, ugh. But completing Menagerie is serious business so I thought I could deal briefly with spiders for a chance at another companion pet. The Smolderweb Egg is now obtainable from Mother Smolderweb in Lower Blackrock Spire, the only hard part, for me at least was finding my way out again. Only five more to go! I could buy them but I’m trying to see how far I can get without purchasing any.

Matty of Blood & Sugar recently posted about deleting alts, kind of spring cleaning. I have no slots left on my main server and I will need at least one for Mists. There are three candidates being considered for the cut. A Paladin, a Druid and a Shaman. I visited them all this morning. I thought it only fair to let them know of the impending layoffs. The Paladin and Druid both listened stoically and said they’d await my decision. My Shaman, Shamimi took a more proactive stance and proceeded to break into dance. She told me none of the others could compare, case closed. You know, she’s got a point, that girl has moves.

Oh! Wait, wait! I love this, in spite of the fact that they seem to have an illiterate follower who doesn’t know how to spell “peek”. I hope there will be many more Azerothian Vignettes in the future.