I want to say happy belated birthday to the USA, and I hope all our neighbors to the south are enjoying their Fourth of July long weekend. It’s business as usual up here in good old Canada, though I do get to keep my Yankee husband for an extra day before he is whisked back away on travel. He’s the bigger World of Warcraft fan out of the two of us these days, so that’s the game he’s got me playing with him this whole weekend (I haven’t even had to chance to load up KOTOR II yet).
Anyway, too much WoW makes my head hurt. And what better way to take a break from WoW than to, um…fill out a silly little WoW questionnaire? I borrowed this from Rowan, but it seems a lot of others have already joined in the fun. Tracing the sources backwards in time from post to post will take you on a nice tour through some excellent WoW blogs.
1. Raider, farmer, PvPer, or altoholic?
Evenly balanced between Raider, Farmer and Altoholic, but not a PvPer at all. My PvP-related activities mostly only involved infrequent and casual forays into Wintergrasp.
2. Favorite raid or dungeon?
Karazhan. I knew that place like the back of my hand because I was my guild’s raid leader at the time. Also, getting keyed for that place was a bitch before they removed the restrictions, so being in there after all that made me feel pretty good.
3. Number one choice for a new playable race?
Val’kyr. I mean, I can choose anything right? Flying, apparitional, undead battle-maidens. Enough said.
4. Class you suck the most at?
Priests. For some reason, I just can’t find the motivation to play them. Haven’t been able to get a single Priest character past level 20.
5. Original UI or modded UI?
Modded UI. This reminds me, I should start pruning back on some of my mods. My computer screen is starting to look like mission control when I play.
6. Profession you’ve never leveled past 200?
Engineering. My gnome mage is in charge of that, and she’ll get there someday; I just haven’t leveled her in a long time.
7. Favorite flying mount?
Probably my Netherwing Drake because I loved the Netherwing faction quests, even the dailies. Also gotta love my Violet Proto-Drake because it took me like a year of achievement grinding to get.
8. Nozdormu — friend or foe, you figure?
Um, I would say more friend than foe. Dude’s the Lord of Time, if he were truly a foe I’d imagine he would have turned us all into infants a long time ago.
9. Useless item you have in your bank that you’ll never get rid of?
There’s a lot of “useless” crap in my bank, but the one thing I’ll never get rid of is the Heart Candy my husband gave me when we first fell in love, and it even says it’s made by his mage. Yeah, I’m a mushy romantic.
10. Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?
Epic flying skill, at 5000 gold a pop. I’ve never spent more than that on anything else, at least not at one go.
11. Favorite starting area?
Gotta love Northshire Valley, starting area of the humans. Something about the pristine, sunny, woodsy atmosphere of Elwynn Forest that makes me feel so at ease.
12. Inane goal you worked hardest to achieve?
Um, aren’t they all? Okay, all joking aside, I would have to say critter hunting for To All The Squirrels I’ve Loved Before, To All The Squirrels Who Shared My Life, and Pest Control.
13. Darion Mograine VS Tirion Fordring, gloves off — winner is?
Both are powerful in their own right, but I’m going to have to root for Fordring because the Argent Crusade is awesome and “Ashbringer” sounds so much cooler than “Highlord of the Ebon Blade” which just sounds emo.
14. Game music or your own playlist?
I’m a big fan of game music (especially WoW’s) and will never replace it with my own playlist.
15. Particular option or setting that you always toggle on a new alt/server?
Turning off “Show Helm” because early WoW is a wasteland when it comes to good looking headpieces. Then I’ll go on to repopulate my Friends list…and in some cases, my Ignore list as well.
16. Highest amount of levels gained in one play session?
Can’t remember, but probably not too many. I can’t play MMOs for long stretches of time, gotta take breaks every two hours or so.
17. Thing you’d most like to experience or see in-game?
One day I’d like to go back to do some of the Burning Crusade raid dungeons I missed, like Black Temple and Sunwell Plateau.
18. Worst PuG moment?
Instead of complaining about others, I’m going to pick the first day I ever played WoW and went into Deadmines with a group as my worst PuG moment. I was completely clueless as to what a dungeon was, had no idea what I was doing, and sucked so bad that I finally just gave the controls over to my brother so he could bail me out and salvage the instance before the group got too pissed off at me.
19. Best dungeon/raid moment?
Well, there’s always this fight against Magtheridon. I’m also partial to the time I participated in this 10-druid Karazhan raid attempt, way back in the day. That was fun, even if we weren’t entirely successful. We even made it onto WoW.com.
21. First thing you do when you hit 80?
Equip my beginner crafted epics, which were made by myself beforehand on other characters who are all maxed in their professions.
22. Character (of yours) you would RP as if you had to?
Caylinn, my main.
23. Keyboard, mouse, or both for using abilities?
24. Thottbot or WoWhead?
Always WoWhead. They always have the most updated information and the comments are usually more helpful.
25. Acronym you’ve seen in chat but don’t understand?
The first time I saw “GS” I wasn’t sure what it was. Well, I found out and learned to hate it when use of GearScore started becoming more popular and ridiculous.
26. Plot point you’d like to see resolved someday?
Where are Alleria and Turalyon?!
27. Biggest thing you’re looking forward to in Cataclysm?
Well, it used to be the Path of the Titans system before Blizzard announced they were scrapping it. So now I’m just looking forward to playing the new races.
28. Guild event you’d like to see?
My old guild used to do some pretty fun things. Stuff like the aforementioned all-druid Kara run, gnome raids on Hogger, Level-1-Human footraces from Northshire Abbey to Booty Bay, etc.
29. Level range you hate being in?
Gotta say I’m pretty sick of Northrend right now, after leveling a whole bunch of characters I had sitting at level 70 to 80. I still have one more Shaman languishing at around level 74 right now, but I just couldn’t bring myself to finish.
Favorite map to quest in?
All the sunny, green “pretty” areas, like Elwynn Forest, Mulgore, Hillsbrad Foothills, Hinterlands, Nagrand, Grizzly Hills, Sholazar Basin, etc.