I’ve been a sucker for WOW world events lately. The idea of adding more titles to my toon’s name seems to be appealing. Plus if Blizzard is being nice, they usually include a pet as a consolation once you get to do all the achievements required for the event. But really, the real reason is the boredom you get after playing this game for too long. Nothing is new. As usual, Blizzard re-makes old content into new in the hopes of `suckering` in (if there is ever such a word) more noobs. Or for this matter, older account-holders like me, to continue playing.
For this week it is the Pilgrim’s Bounty event. Obviously in reference to the Thanksgiving holiday that is, if I’m not mistaken, celebrated with such merrymaking only in the US. What is it? For one, you get to chase wild turkeys. Like any other WOW world event, the game sends you off into a merry-go-round between your faction’s capital cities. You also get to visit the enemy’s capital cities. For what is a world event without that interaction, even as little, with the enemy faction. Oh and you get to cook 4, or 5, new gourmets and make a turkey out of any rogue too! (Sorry for those who didn’t level their cooking skills)
So off I went like a noob, running around the forest on a wild turkey hunt, etc, etc…. What was really fun this time was the fact that I got back at the horde scums who ganked me in their city. Yes I’m Alliance, so F You horde! LOL! Kidding! For what is the Alliance without the Horde and vice versa? Going back… having sat at the buffet table in Undercity, I was on my way out when this Tauren warrior started attacking me. Being that I was the invader, I just ran away in the hopes that this cow will understand that I’m not interested in killing him. But no. It MOOed and another one of his kind came along. (Perhaps it was his brother. They all do look alike. Rofl!)
WTF? Whenever I see horde within and around those buffet tables, I always extend them the courtesy by not attacking them. Letting them finish their quest in peace.
Off I went hopping like a bunny. Lucky for me they were warriors. And protection spec at that. They chased me halfway down to Scarlet Monastery before eventually making a ghost out of me. Yeah it took that long for them to kill me.
I must admit I got pissed. A little. But what the heck, I’m not in this for PVP. I got the quest done. Mission accomplished. After all, I am aiming for that plump turkey pet and the lame-ass title reward. This DK then went on to do the cooking dailies in order to complete the other achievements when, lo and behold, the 2 cows who attacked me earlier were `gayingly` strolling around Darnassus. (I’ll bet they were holding hands). Oh boy, time for some action. Right in time as I was in my PVP spec and gear!
I caught them before they could run off to the portal that took them outside the city. With my trusty pet in hand and the gargoyle I attacked them with all my DK might. Two towering warrior taurens. Massive in built, huge health pools for tanking bosses and armored to the teeth against a puny little human female death knight. They were throwing concussion blows and shockwaves at me. One after the other. Shield slams, sunders and all that. Stomp, STOMP! Oh yeah baby, bring it on! One went down hard. The sound as it hit the ground was like Cranberry Chutney to my ears.
By this time my life was waning. I was at 30% while the tauren that was still at me was still at 75%. Sacrificing my ghoul, I was able to heal enough to get the Horde warrior down to 40. My bone armor went up again. Shifted to frost presence for the extra defense. He was backing away inch by inch. I kept on pushing, throwing strike after strike at him. Both of us were almost dead this time. If only I could summon my ghoul army. Curse you blizzard for not making it an instant cast!
In the end, the 2nd warrior went down. But not before I went down first. Yeah it sucks. But we were close enough to the guards to come and finish him off. That was my intention. Clearly I was outmatched by the 2 warriors. But being that I was in Alliance territory, I still had some advantage.
When I rezzed back to where my body lay, the 2 bodies of the fallen warriors were still there. I waited around for them to come back. Axe at the ready and ghoul poised to attack. And then one warrior did return. I ran forward towards the warrior who was quickly retreating back to the portal. I gladly followed it. There was a human paladin this time. The paladin helped but with hesitation. I think that paladin was a horde spy. But who cares? The warrior died again. LOL! That makes it even for me.
Smiling, I went away and cooked some Candied Sweet Potatoes for Gregory Tabor who was patiently waiting outside Stormwind for my return.
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- > wanted: True Warrior January 27, 2009