My Favourite Items In Game

This is Day 5 of the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge.

My favorite items in-game tend to fall into one of two categories. I either have good memories associated with them or they are things I’m proud of having because they are relatively rare. Here are a few of those things.

Sprite Darter Hatchling

Sprite Darter

I wasn’t too into pet collecting when I started playing WoW. I had a few, but never went out of my way to get them. I found the quest that rewarded this little guy in Feralas while exploring. The quest-giver was a little hidden and the chain was long and required a lot of traveling. When I finished the quests and got the Sprite Darter as a reward, I was quite pleased with myself. The pet’s existence almost seemed like a secret at the time. Plus, he’s cute and he’s got little moons on his wings that match a lot of my druid gear. This is still my favorite pet in the game.

Will of Arlokk

Will of Arlokk

I can’t remember if Will of Arlokk was my first epic in the game, but it was the first epic to inspire loot lust. The stats were great, and I really liked the look of it (yay, snakes!). I remember doing ZG every week, hoping to get it. It would drop…and go a priest. It would drop again…and go to another priest. When I finally got it, it was pretty sweet and well worth the wait. This is the only weapon I’ve ever saved on Jasyla.

Plagued Proto-Drake

Plagued Proto Drake

Wrath of the Lich King introduced raiding meta-achievements with mounts as rewards. This was the first one I got, from doing all the Naxx-10 achievements. I have a lot of achievement drakes, but the Naxx drakes were the only ones that got taken out of the game when the content was no longer current, so I’m especially proud of this one.

Primitive Mantle

Primitive Mantle

Another item that’s apparently no longer available in the game. The Primitive Mantle was a starting item for troll shaman. At the time I got it, I had never played for the Horde before. I good in-game friend of mine rolled a troll shaman, got the Mantle, transferred it over on the neutral AH and gave it to me as a gift. I think it’s pretty snazzy and Jasyla wears it all the time.

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8 Responses to My Favourite Items In Game

  1. I love the Sprite Darter Hatchling. I remember finding out about the quest from someone I saw with the pet, so I looked it up and it was LONG. But for that little pet that I (still) rarely see people with, it was worth it.
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    • It’s so cute! I had actually forgotten just how long that questline was until I looked it up when writing this post. With no flying in Azeroth? Must have taken me forever.

  2. I may have to commission someone to make that Primitive Mantle irl.

  3. This is a great blog and it’s one of my go-to sites for informative discussions. At present I am at wits end and I need to hear from others who may or not share my philosophy. I moved to a new realm and joined this guild on the nudging of some friends. Having a host of toons appeared to help. The guild is trying to be a progression,they have a great RL who is married to the GM who tends to be a bit more emotional.

    Thinking they brought me in cos of my experience was a mistake I made fairly quick, suggestions that we use log parses were ignored. Rushing through content is ok for me, but not spending time discussing why we wiped is something I find sad. Officers raid w/o head or shoulder enchants but are quick to point out healer faults when ppl wipe. When I look at the parses and notice ppl are taking too much avoidable damage I can’t even raise the point because they reckon I am trying to argue with their logic. What would you do?

    • Hi Joey,

      Thanks so much for the comment. That’s a tough situation you’re in. I am all for using log parses to find out what is going wrong or what can be improved on fights and having that idea shut down by the officers must be frustrating. The first question I have is what are the expectations that this guild has? Do they have some kind of raiding mission statement, or list of requirements for their raiders? Does it mention any of this stuff? If they seriously want to be a progression guild, this type of thing can’t be ignored. But at the same time, if that’s not really the direction they want to go in, or if they are unwilling to put in the effort required, you probably won’t be successful in forcing it on them.

      When are you bringing up things like people taking avoidable damage? It might not be appreciated during raid, so maybe you could make a forum post about it after raid? Just point out avoidable mistakes and things that could be improved upon (avoiding finger-pointing as much as possible). Just linking or copy/pasting the list of damage taken from avoidable sources may act as a wake-up call to some people.

      I hope that helps some.

  4. The guild wants to be a progression guild, we have a fully decked out arcane mage who wants to do hmodes but can’t pop more than 20k dps unless we pop heroism. My frustration wasn’t evident on vent as I tend to keep quiet unless someone moves outta range. I had a discussion post raid with the other healers who agreed that the raid was taking far too much damage. Magma traps were being deactivated almost immediately after appearing, n before the raid GIT topped off. It was something that I noticed thru the logs.

    My performance wasn’t any better as I wasn’t hooting swiftmend off every cd. Nor was I utilizing the Jaws trinket ideally. Hectic healing was draining my mana incredibly fast.

    I had encouraged the raid officers that it’s a good idea to post morgen a fight in guild chat a few days before but some officers were defensive. On the guild website I even suggested how healers could use Hermes or RSA to detect raid cool downs. Well after that post things didn’t get better for me. Even though the guild master was an old friend I figured that there were divergent philosophies btwn me n the officers, I left the guild with a heavy heart.

    10 mins later I lugged an FL raid n we one shot Rag, and the damage was so minimal that I could afford to do more. My warrior the went out on the same day and cleared FL. The RL in the first raid added me and said he wanted me to heal their guild raids in the future and the other Raid Leader offered me a spot on their team.

    That’s one long update, moral of the story: Stick to your guns, don’t shoot off your mouth, just walk off into the sunset. Cos somewhere out there someone may like your philosophy.

    And I have to thank you and the others whom I follow off plusheal, cis most of this stuff I learnt from you guys. KUTGW!

  5. Excuse the typos my spell check sucks :-)