Epic quest lines. People either love them or hate them. It was the same way with the older class quest lines as well. There seemed to be clear divisions and dividing lines between the two opposing sides. I’m not sure where you stand on the matter, but I personally love them.
Here’s a few reasons why I like them:
1. They give you a proud feeling about your class, making you feel special rather than being lumped in with the other lower masses on a regular quest
2. They add flavor and variety in creating a mood, and feeling as to why your class was different
3. They’re fun
4. They help spur a lot of discussion among players in the same class as peer group
For me, class and epic quest lines were just simply cool and if you want to add the word “epic” as a description I would have to agree. Ask any older warlock if they ever had to sacrifice a friend in a ritual to summon a demon. If they had, get ready for a five minute walk down memory lane as I’m sure they’ll recall the experience they had…like gathering their mats to go summon their epic mount for the first time.
Patch 5.2 is getting close
The quest for fire, er…the quest for green fire is almost upon us. For a long time, a lot of warlocks have wanted this to happen. Some players became quite adamant and passionate in the forums about it. I was on the fence either way. I thought it would be great if we got it, and I wasn’t too bent out of shape if we didn’t get it. Now, it won’t be long and patch 5.2 will be streaming down into our Warcraft Directory in a download and soon we’ll all be getting the chance to experience what Blizzard has put in place in regards to fel green flash and flames.
I still find it rather amusing that during the same change that gave us our greenish instant cast flash of Fel Flame that there was a comment from Blizzard that at that point in time, they were unable to create a green fire special effect. Then along cames MoP a few short months later and our Chaos Bolt with it’s razzling dazzling green explosion and dragon head that came spewing forth can arguably be considered one of the coolest spell effects in our current Dark Art arsenal.
I’m sure Blizzard wasn’t being completely honest, knowing full well that this was in the works and were hoping to bring us a nice surprise at it’s completion. Not too sound too much like a Blizzard Cheerleader, but I am always impressed with how they can take a 8 year old game to new heights. So I can’t say as I blame them if they were trying to keep it on the “hush-hush” for as long as they could, knowing the excitement it was going to stir up. I’m rather a patient person. You now the old saying, “Patience is a virtue.” Well, it might be a virtue, but you have to admit when you’re excited about something it can also be painful to endure!
Waiting to be inspired and entertained
I’m not taking part in the PTR mainly because I had my fill with the MoP Beta. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited and in great anticipation for the new warlock quest line because I want to experience it when it’s fresh, when it’s new, and when most of the bugs and glitches have been worked out. I really want it to be an “experience”, like the old class quest lines used to be. I hope I’m not disappointed and I hope none of you are as well.
Yes, this is going to be a short post :)
Sadly, tonight’s post will be a short one for a couple of reasons. It seems mother nature decided to show my community as to who’s in charge by making it rain in my area. She made it rain for almost 22 hours straight causing flash flooding, and extensive storm and water damage too. My lovely wife and I fought an epic battle of keeping her ravages from decimating our basement that began to fill with water. Luckily for us, the damage wasn’t too bad and we came out victorious in the end with only a few casualties to make us appreciate how close of a victory it truly was…it just took a lot of work, a lot of mopping and a lot of patience with very little sleep in between.
What to expect in the upcoming posts
I plan to continue highlighting the last six talents I haven’t reviewed starting with Tier 3 and Tier 4. Also, expect a lot of smaller posts in between as well. The reason for the smaller posts is that I’ve decided to challenge to myself because a few people have inspired me to change up my writing and try something new. At the end of 2012, I received a notification via WordPress.org that someone left a comment on my homepage. Imagine my surprise when I read this:
I love reading your blog. Your wit and tips have inspired me to get my lock back out and finish leveling her to 90. Hope you don’t mind, but I have nominated your blog for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. http://mydailyminefield.com/2012/12/29/very-inspiring-blogger/ Please keep posting!
As I wrote back to Jodi over at Mydailyminefield, I was quite choked up. I’m extremely flattered, honored, and humbled to be considered for such kind words or such a nice nomination. So, I plan to take part and write about some of my own nominations as well. Thanks again Jodi, and it’s always nice when people inspire each other don’t you think? Because you have inspired me as well :) I’m glad you plan to get your ‘lock up to cap and I’m sure you’re going to have fun. Keep me posted as to your progress please because I’d love to hear about your efforts.
Another great inspiration came to me after hearing a great discussion over at WoWcast with @eljeppy and his guest @strumpet101. I followed Strumpet on twitter immediately after hearing the podcast because she came across as a very interesting, and sincere person. Any friend of Jeppy’s is a friend of mine! Well, after a week of having heard the show I saw a tweet from Strumpet discussing how she enjoyed taking part in the 20 days of WoW Blogging Challenge. When I inquired on twitter as to what this challenge was all about I got a response back from Alice over at So Cal WoW Gal with a link to none other than Saga over at Spellbound and the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge! OMG!
I have always been an avid reader of Saga and her blog Spellbound, and I even remember her posting this challenge! Gah! I about fell out of my chair when I saw the link. Once again Saga has inspired me :) The reason I didn’t take part in the event at the time was because I had only been blogging for less than 1 month and I was still trying to decide what to make this blog about. Not to mention the fact that I was and I still am, completely clueless on the blogging stuff. Now that I think about it, Warlockery.com will be celebrating a 1 year birthday (I guess I should look up the date right?), so in honor of Saga and from the inspiration she has given me over the years, I plan to complete the 20 Days of Wow Blogging Challenge. Hey, it’s better late than never right?
So to Jodi, Alice, Strumpet and Saga…thank you ladies, you have inspired me to write more :)
A quick close
I leave on a business trip in less than 5 hours for a few days, however when I return I’ll start typing up a storm so to speak. Until then, I hope all of you have a great week…and if your creek runs high, I hope you stay dry and find safe ground. And always remember to “Never fool with Mother Nature!” Ha! 2 points if you remember the commercial that line came from :P