I’ve been tag teamed!
No escape for me from the meme, so here’s my take on this looking-back-at-2009-looking-forward-to-2010-meme.
Into the fun!
What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Raided. When I started, that was a very mystical thing that all the cool kids did. Molten What? Black Wing Who? Karawhere? Nowadays you’ll often find me smashing my face against raid content with my guild, some days more successfully than others. Oh yeah, started a blog.
What was your favorite new place that you visited?
Tough one. There were a lot of “oooh, aaah” moments in Northrend. The Nexus is one of my favorite locations with all the pretty rune work and the dripping water. The stained glass on the way to General V. And it probably sounds a little weird, but I really like the Horde inn, the Filthy Animal, in Dalaran. I want that feast table in my house. Om nom nom roast pig.
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
The Headless Horseman’s mount. The phoenix hatchling and mount. Moar stuff. I would really like to get it together and work on some of the achievements and titles that I’m missing. The guild got kind of bored with Uld so I’m left hanging in trying to get my drake and titles.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Probably going to have to go with the successful orchestration of merging my original guild with another and then keeping the raid train going. I am the calendar bitch, fear me.
What was your biggest failure.
I still haven’t killed Yogg, FFS.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
ARCANE BUFFS! Also, getting a full set of tier 7 was really awesome for me – it was my first tier set and made me feel like I had accomplished something.
What do you wish you had done less of?
Hounding people to sign up for raids. Not that I don’t want people to raid, I just don’t want to have to spend so much time getting people to do something that they say they want to do. Otherwise, I try to do the things that I want to do in the game. I regret none of the time I have spent grinding for rep or items or beating my head on the desk after wiping on raid bosses.
What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
ZOMG you cannot seriously expect me to play favorites here, can you? Just go through my blog link list (although I’m missing a few up there, damn I’m lazy). /sigh
If I have to pick just one, it would be CriticalQQ. Rip was probably the largest influence in my decision to start blogging and to this day I take his mage advice as gospel truth. Mostly because he’s better at math or at least patient enough to figure it all out.
For podcasts, I listen to Inside Azeroth. Although I’m a couple weeks behind, eek.
Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009?
Koralon never drops my pants. And play what suits you. I tried fire because it was the new hot thing (hur hur) and I was miserable. Returning to arcane was the best decision I could have made for my play enjoyment and performance.
And now we come to the point where I get to pass this on like a venereal disease.
Tyræl over at 1337BOHICA needs to pick this up. Two meme posts in a row, do it!
I can’t remember if Raven from Zarii and Me has been tagged or not and she was soooo appreciative the last time I tagged her.
And we’ll toss a new one on the fire, magicstrudel from… The Magic Strudel.
Something new! If you don’t have a blog of your very own but would like to participate in the meme, drop a comment saying as much and we’ll talk about a guest meme post.