It seems that I keep finding less and less time to keep track of everything in WoW. But to be fair, we have less time to play so I guess our list of things we have accomplished is lacking lately as well. In the last 2 months we have had close to a million things to do both in game and off. Real life certainly won’t let up, and Blizzard seems to think that people who play WoW never have to leave their computers. Unfortunately for us and our in game to-do list, that’s far from the truth.
Last month patch 7.3 dropped and with that came Argus, new pets, mounts, toys, rep, dailies, invasions, and a bunch of things that I have yet to even get started on. Patch day also brought a new pet raid achievement; this time it was Cata. While everyone else was on Argus, we were back in old raids farming the pets. After farming on every toon 90+ we had all the pets just one day after the patch and finished our ach and got our new pet, Amalgam of Destruction. After a few more runs we had every pet twice and were back to being officially done with all of those raids. Overall, not really impressed with the pets from the raids, but that seems to be the case more often than not. It’s not that I want all bunnies or anything but Blizz could have given us something slightly less manly. I would have been happy with a fire turtle from FL even. To be fair, Firelands had the best pets out of all raids. Love my twin fire puppies! There were plenty of opportunities to put in a new dragon baby but I guess they figured we had enough. Wrong imo, but oh well.
After finishing up the raid pets, came the wild ones. Once again, Blizzard failed horribly here. I hear everyone who collects pets just loves having 45 maggots of different colors… There were plenty of other mobs out on Argus that could have easily been turned into pets that would have been much more impressive. I will say though, that I love the new porcupines. They are insanely adorable. I do wish they would have put in the light blue color for the wild ones, but beggars can’t be choosers right. I’ll settle for the two other colors, plus the rep and achievement ones. We finished getting all the wild pets pretty quickly and getting them all stoned. We have yet to get to the leveling part, but I’m still missing hundreds of 25’s, so that’s not really high on my list at this point. After the wild pets came the new family battle achievement. We have slowly been working on it; doing a few all the way through whenever we have time. We are still only a little over half done. Some of them are incredibly frustrating with the RNG. I think they really could have made the battles a bit more diverse and less RNG based. But this expansion they have made it blatantly clear that they hate all of us and want us to spend our lives praying to the RNG gods for good loots, rolls, and ability hits. We will finish, if only because the pet reward is adorable and I need it.
While the patch gave us plenty of new stuff, some of us are still way beyond on all the previous patch achievements. Naz had finished farming his sewer eyes a long time ago. I was really far behind and had bad luck whenever I would go down there to farm. I seemed to always find the times where it was PvP forever, which I clearly wasn’t going to do. Two weeks ago I finally finished and got my Ratstallion mount. I’m glad that’s done and over with because fishing up eyes while I waited for the rares to spawn was far less than fun.
Along with all the new pets added in Argus came a long list of mounts and toys for us to collect. Now the joys of farming rares that are only up sometimes so you can have a chance for an ugly as hell mount. So much fun. The fact that almost all the mounts are the same thing in different colors, well that makes it worth it. Insert serious eye roll. It’s not at all that I’m against farming mounts because clearly we don’t have over 300 from doing nothing. I just hate that I’m farming mounts that are so ugly. A little bit of variety is just too much to ask for isn’t it. As far as the mounts are concerned we haven’t had the best of luck, but have had a few drop and got a few from the eggs. We did get lucky and Naz got the pets from the eggs for both of us. Yesterday we also got the Draenei baby pet. Well Naz got that too, but he gave it to me since it’s adorable and I really wanted it. I did give him the ugly mount I looted though. So that seems fair. We have also had a few of the toys drop pretty quickly. Still a long way to go but we are making progress. (Today, he did loot the pet again. So now we both have it.)
We have also been working on the Deadmines and Wailing Caverns pet battles. I have been less than diligent in my running of the dungeons, but like always, Naz has been doing them weekly. He had finished up Wailing Caverns several weeks ago but I was still missing one pet. He got it to drop today for me, so we are both done with that one. Today he also got his last pet from Deadmines. I’m still working on it though. I just have a tendency to forget about it. But I do have the cute little rat with his hat. He’s the best one.
Last week Blizzard released a new pet for hurricane relief. It is the cutest little fox with the biggest ears. It’s adorable. Naz got it for me first of course. He now follows Lilly around changing colors.
Last Wednesday we finally got around to doing the Lucid Nightmare. Pretty sure we were the last people in the guild to get it. It’s probably the only way I will ever get to ride a unicorn, since the Dreamweaver seem to have deemed me unworthy. The colors of this one are much better anyway. I wasn’t really looking forward to having to mog Lilly in green to match. I do wish that they had made it a flying mount as well though. Because the only way to make a unicorn better, is to make it a pegasus as well. But at least for now we can’t fly on Argus so I can ride around on my purple unicorn.
This year marked Myth’s 6th anniversary. Last Saturday we celebrated with the guild. We had a decent turn out considering how many people are currently on a break from the game. We ended up giving away about 400k worth of pets and mounts this year, along with gold prizes for our games. The guild certainty has changed over the years. We started from nothing. Then we peaked at 1k in the roster. We’ve had 3 raid teams and are now down to 1. We have moved servers. We’ve had real life take it’s toll on a lot of people. We have said goodbye to old friends and made new ones. We have been through a lot in 6 years. As time goes on we aren’t really sure where the path is going to lead Myth. We know that one day we will say goodbye. But until then we will enjoy the game we love with the random strangers we have come to call friends and continue on together. One day all we will have are the memories of what Myth once was. We are happy to know that we have so many good ones. While many people still think that WoW is just a game, for us we have come to know that it is much more. WoW is where we make friends. Myth was where we made a family.
With that it brings us to today, Pirate’s Day. This year a new toy was added, which required you to have done the Bloodsail achievement and rep. We did that years ago for the Insane title, so we were able to just fly over and add one more to our 400+ toys. Of course we also got to dress up in our pirate hats and be ridiculous for the day.
This week is also timewalking week; MoP timewalking to be specific. We have been slacking a bit doing timewalking because it’s generally an awful thing to have to do. But this week after doing our first run to get the quest item we finally had 5k tokens. Which means, we got to buy the mount. Yu’lei, Daughter of Jade is now ours. It’s so pretty. Finally we have the matching mount for our pet. All the jade dragons!
Along with all the new stuff I’m still trying to find time for mog. I’ve made some progress and knocked out a few more raids. I’m up to 44/49, with 39 of them done of every difficulty. It will be awhile until I get all the current tiers though and I’m not even concerning myself with anything more than LFR and the PvP sets right now. I’ve been working on other toons sets slowly. But until Lilly is completely done, I’m not going to spend much time on it.
For now we are just trying to finish up what we can, when we have time. We might be behind on a lot of things at this point, but like a lot of people, we have too much going on in life for that to be our biggest worry. Eventually we will get there. Until then we will just try to knock them off one by one.