Last night I finally finished collecting Fragments of Val’anyr and completed Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings. It looks pretty cool, and I like the effect it puts on people. It’s obviously not as cool now, but back in Wrath, it was really cool to see a healer with one. Even in a battleground, when I saw enemies with that electric-looking shield, I instantly knew one of them was wielding Val’anyr. Mooglegem was nice enough to do runs with me. I don’t know how easy it is now, but at level 90, I could solo the raid with exception of Yogg-saron +0. With her, the whole raid is much more enjoyable.
Luckily for Mooglegem, she got something out of it as well. A couple weeks ago, Yogg-saron dropped Mimiron’s Head. I think it’s one of the coolest mounts in the game, and she looks great with it!
Every week, Blog Azeroth proposes a Shared Topic for World of Warcraft bloggers to discuss. Here’s this week’s topic, proposed by dragonray:
What is in game that you want, but you can’t have? Is there an animal you want to tame, a critter you want to collect, a tabard that has the perfect design for a transmog set etc etc.
What is it you want, but know you can’t get your hands on and have to stare at longingly whenever you log in?
The one item that I want the most and doubt I’ll ever get it the Tabard of the Lightbringer. You can see how awesome it looks in the video embedded above, uploaded by YouTube user danofspam. I suppose I could get this through two different ways. First, I could start playing the AH a ton in order to make enough gold to buy it. However, prices will likely only increase for a while. Second, I could try to obtain Shadowmourne later in the game when it’s possible to go back and do heroic ICC 25 with a small group. I doubt I’ll ever obtain it.
As for runner ups, there are a couple other things I’d like. The title “of the Horde” is something I really want, but at over 90,000 honorable kills already, I’m confident I’ll earn it. I suppose it’s the 250,000 HK title “the Bloodthirsty” that I’d like but probably will never get. Honestly though, “of the Horde” is the one I really want.
There’s also a little mount called a spectral tiger. Heard of it? I want one.
How about Val’anyr? I’d love one of those and doubt I’ll bet getting one any time soon.
The only thing that I really want and know there’s no way of getting is the initial feeling of wonderment at the world (of Warcraft). At one time, the world seemed huge and sprawling. Now I know that it’s pretty linear. Even if they bring back zones in Pandaria that aren’t linear, you still do one zone after another. The game is formulaic. There was a time in which it was a big trek to get from the zones in Kalimdor in which I was leveling to Ironforge. I remember debating setting by hearthstone there. Now the world feels quite small. I don’t think I’ll ever fully regain that feeling.