Wrath: Looking Back
I was bemoaning my lack of posting this year (despite having my own proposed mini-shared topic and Syrana’s topic idea gift >.> I need the muse! I’m sorry!) and @Jaedia ever so gently nudged me in the direction of her proposed Shared Topic over on BA.
…looking back to the beginning of Wrath. Memories of how I felt, what I did, things I discovered, things I now miss… what are your fondest memories from the beginning of this expansion?
Well. At first when I thought about the idea, I felt old, ’cause I couldn’t really remember clearly! I hung my head and felt horrible that my memory was already fading at my age (/snerk) but after I read her post, I remembered a bit about my guild.
Actually, let’s start at the beginning.
Lus and I were greatly anticipating Wrath. When they announced that the CE could be ordered, I jumped and bought two copies for both of us, after figuring out how to navigate the whole “one per household thing” – or was it per card? Do you all remember that business? At any rate, they were ordered and I felt so smug that I was able to snag them and not have to worry about finding a location close to us (we were in Colorado at the time) that would have a midnight release so we could pick one up, even though I really did want to go to an actual store to see if I could meet any other people that played. (I’ve never met any one else in person who played. Lus doesn’t count, I converted him.)
So! We got the boxes and installed impatiently and hopped right onto the boat to the Borean Tundra. I remember a million people trying to kill the seakelp guy and no one wanting to group for it and Lus spamming Consecrate to tag him. Since Borean Tundra was the first place we went (and we stayed long enough to get the Nothing Boring About Borean achievement) I remember lots from there. Afterwards though, was quite a blur, even though we leveled at a slower pace than some in our guild.
There were a select group who had turned cliqueish right as the expansion came out and they leveled together and helped each other out – only each other. They reached 80 at lightning speed and started doing all these instances and heroics and didn’t give a crap about the rest of the guild (it didn’t help that the guild leader and officers were these people.) So… I remember feeling a big indignant about that. We had transferred back to Exodar to be with this guild and this happens.
I remember I was in love with the music that all the zones had. I loved the scenery everywhere. I refused to quest in Icecrown – Lus had to drag me there to quest. I remember we made efforts to ding at the same time – we ungrouped so I could catch up in experience to him, then we turned in a quest and dinged together. My addon didn’t work and so it didn’t take a screenshot of it – I only got a screenshot of the achievement. I am still freaking bitter.
I remember having fun in Naxx, but not as much fun as Kara, now that I look back. Thaddius was my favorite boss there and I hated the damn Frogger boss.
I got to spend time playing with Lus – that’s what I remember. And actually, I’m getting a little sad thinking about all this, ’cause we were happy playing back when Wrath came out. I looked forward to him getting home from work so we could play together. We can’t anymore.
Lus has quit WoW. I don’t think I’ve told any of you. He played less and less, even though he was having fun (I thought) on his warlock. He hit 70 then told me to catch up on my gnome DK and we would level to 80 together. That’s why I stopped playing my warrior – for that DK. Then I got to 70 on the gnome and he didn’t want to play anymore. At first I felt like it was my fault for taking so long to get to 70, that if I had leveled faster he would’ve still played. I still feel that way sometimes, even though I know it’s just ’cause the game isn’t fun for him anymore. He cemented it when he uninstalled WoW to make room for MW2.
I don’t think that Cataclysm will make him want to play again, so come the next expansion, I’ll be playing by myself.