The Death of Arthas
I think I’ll need to revisit my favorite WoW memories in the future. My favorite memory is most likely all the fun I had PVPing in general with gem as we leveled. However, my favorite memory of a single, defined moment was our final kill in Icecrown Citadel.
It took a long time for us to kill the Lich King. We struggled for what felt like an eternity. I was worried about the guild getting a kill before we fell apart for the rest of the expansion. I remember eventually having no problem with Necrotic Plague duty. I remember battling Infest. Most of all, I remember the thrill of mastering Defile. One day, it finally happened. We slew the Lich King.
I had an idea of what happened. I’m going to spoil the ending here, but I assume everyone already knows. I knew that the fight ended at 10%, but I didn’t know what happened. The discovery that Arthas had planned for us to reach him made sense yet was exciting. It was so thrilling seeing Tirion burst from his ice tomb and strike at Arthas. King Terenas was a surprise, and his mass resurrection was very cool. And then that cutscene. I accidentally found out about Bolvar, yet the cutscene was still so great. Do you know how hard it is to avoid watching a major lore cutscene ahead of time?
After the kill, I started to tear up. Luckily, Andy knocked on my door so I stopped myself.
To add to the greatness of the fight, I won Halion, Staff of Forgotten Love.
That was the best fight!
This might come as a surprise, but… I grew up kind of sheltered. My parents sent me off to study the arcane arts as soon as I was able to grip a wand, and all the other kids of Lady Lissenthria’s Academy of the Arcane (LLAA) decided that I was as pleasant as a grumpy dwarf-man in a tutu.
When my combat magic professor told me that although my arcane barrage was a shimmery spectacle, I was absolutely useless – probably first dead – on the battlefield, I had to get the hell out of there. I went to Kalimdor for the first time and really fell in love with the people. Especially the Taurens! They’re so big and huggable! They give the BEST hugs.
I remember the first time that I reported to Thrall – he was so welcoming and willing to listen. My task at the time felt so small compared to the rest of the Warchief’s concerns, but he listened and took action.
I don’t remember what I was doing in this picture, but it certainly brings back memories. My hair hasn’t been black for five years! OMG!
My first day playing WoW was when the game launched. I was living in the dorm. My roommate, Antonio, and suite-mate, Will, also picked it up. I had played the three RTS games, but didn’t finish any of them. I had an idea of some of the story but not a lot, so I spent a while trying to figure out what to play. Antonio decided to play a night elf rogue, so I rolled a night elf as well.
I played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons when I was younger, and my preferred class was fighter. In an attempt to capture the same idea, I rolled a warrior. I soon discovered that there wasn’t a good spec that dual-wielded, and that was the image I had in my mind.
Anyways, the game was pretty amazing. Everything looked awesome. I suppose it’s a good thing that I started in such a beautiful zone. If I had started in Mulgore, maybe I would have thought the game was ugly. You can’t think that starting in Teldrassil!
If you’ll allow me to talk about the first few weeks of playing rather than just the first day, I remember being overwhelmed by the scale of the Teldrassil once I left it. Southshore was eerie and cool. Eventually I made the long, daunting trek to the Eastern Kingdoms to visit Ironforge, my favorite city to this day. It took a long time to get there, and it was hard to decide whether to set my heart there or set it where I was questing. However, I stayed in Kalimdor, questing through Ashenvale. It was particularly odd seeing it again later from the Horde perspective.
Eventually I rolled a Horde hunter on the same server, later switched to a Horde hunter on a PVP server, tried a tauren shaman, and settled on my troll priest.
Blog. B-lawg. Buhlau-gh. This is such a weird word! It’s kind of clumsy with the the “Bl” in the beginning and the “og” at the end. I imagine that if a blog were to move around, it would move around by plopping. The letter ‘g’ doesn’t occur in Thalassian very often… so I think it might be considered an ugly word, but that’s why I like it!
Devee asked me to put down my thoughts in this console-thing to share with other people. The idea seemed kind of weird, but he was so gung-ho about it that I couldn’t say no. Since then, I’ve learned a lot about all kinds of things! I especially like the people who blog about food. Mmm!!
I’ve enjoyed blogging for a while but didn’t have a great place to write about WoW. I’ve had a website since elementary school, although it’s drifted from Geocities, to being hosted locally, to being commercially hosted. It was a never a blog but rather a location to store funny things and ideas mostly. In 2000 my site was renamed “WebPageless.” Shortly afterward I started the “Fuzzy Journal” as a parody of Live Journal because I disliked the idea of LJ. My opinion changed and that became the focus of my site. At that time I was coding everything by hand. In 2004 I upgrade to Movable Type, and that was the start of the “modern” WebPageless. In fact, I’ve lost most of the older content. Now I try to stay away from boring journal posts unless I did something interesting, but I still love writing.
How does this relate to this site? I wanted to share a ton of WoW screenshots, but it didn’t really seem to fit with WebPageless. Sure, WebPageless was already without focus, but I didn’t want to overrun it with screenshots, so I created a separate site using Movable Type. It was a flawed system, especially since I wanted to let guildies use it without logging into the actual site and being able to mess with it. I came up a zany approach using lots of e-mail forwarding and Flickr. Each person had their own e-mail address to which they’d e-mail screenshots. This would get autoforwarded to Flickr. Flickr used the Movable Type plugin to automatically post to the blog, and because each person had his or her own e-mail address, the blog would know who was posting it. But what if I wanted to talk about things without posting screenshots?
It seemed like I talked about World of Warcraft enough to make a completely separate blog, so that’s what I did. I was hoping that Mooglegem would post a lot too, but that’s rare! Anyways, that’s how Kor’kron 501st was born!
Hi everyone! I don’t usually talk about myself like this, but I guess that’s what this challenge is all about! My name is Mooglegem – my parents were planning to name me something normal like Theresa or Regina, but after my mom’s first drunken night on the town since my conception, it was decided – my name is Mooglegem.
I love dogs! Growing up in Silvermoon made me feel like I had to be a cat lover. Sure, they’re soft and cuddly… until you cuddle them too much and they start biting you and your eyes start swelling up and your skin gets red and bumpy. I might be the only Blood Elf who is allergic to cats. Anyway, I love dogs! They’re so friendly! I actually love all kinds of animals – the larger, the better. I considered studying to be an animal keeper, but my parents were repulsed by the idea of me smelling of animal musk and cleaning up poop. I excelled with the arcane arts, so I studied magery instead.
… and now you know all about me! Yay!
I noticed Arioch of clearcasting was taking part in a “20 Day WoW Blogging Challenge,” which seemed like it could be fun. Because I’m hardly even playing WoW right now, I thought it would be fun to try it. Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to talk Mooglegem into doing it as well!
- Day 01 – Introduce yourself [Devee] [gem]
- Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog [Devee] [gem]
- Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW [Devee] [gem]
- Day 04 – Your best WoW memory [Devee]
- Day 05 – Favourite items in game
- Day 06 – Your workplace/desk photo and/or description
- Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
- Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you
- Day 09 – Your first blog post
- Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites
- Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws
- Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time
- Day 13 – People players/bloggers that you admire
- Day 14 – This upsets you
- Day 15 – Your desktop background on your computer and why you chose it
- Day 16 – Things you miss post Cataclysm
- Day 17 – Your favourite spot in game or outside it
- Day 18 – Your favourite outfit
- Day 19 – In your bags/bank
- Day 20 – If this was your last day playing WoW, what would you do?
via 20 Days of Challenging WoW Blogging « clearcasting.
Shall I start today then?
My name’s Peter, and I go by Devee in World of Warcraft. I started playing WoW on launch day but would play in bursts. I never reached a level cap until I hit 80 on my troll disc priest. Not only did I take breaks from the game, but I took my time when I played. I enjoyed exploring, reading all the text I could find, and getting to know the game world. Perhaps this is a leftover trait from playing table-top RPGs. I also had roughly 50,000 HKs by the time I hit 80! I started raiding with Carpe Flux Capacitor in 3.3, completing ICC 10N, ICC 25N, and some heroics. Mooglegem and I also somehow convinced the guild to take us to Ulduar and earn our drakes! I took a short break from CFC in T11 but came back at the end of T12 to swoop in and clear Firelands. We raided T12 for a while but stopped due to low interest (and raid finder). I love raiding, but it’s hard to devote the time. However, battlegrounds are always fun! (Also, I love healing!)
In real life I work for a technology company in a cubicle with a custom WoW figure in a protective, plastic case. I live in Southern California and graduated from UC Irvine.