Sunday, August 26, 2007

008: Wintersaber distraction

No Karazhan this weekend either - too much schoolwork for the poor students and the sexy Draenei healer had to send off her computer to the repair shop, poor thing. It's not a huge deal, raiding is only a part of the vast WoW empire and it means we'll all be a little more hungry for blood when we do go back. It's leaving me with a lot of free evenings that would otherwise have been spent raiding though, and that's making the Battery a little batty. Ho ho, did you catch that clever play on words I did there? Okay no seriously, I'm bored. Bored enough that I've gone back to Winterspring, heavily inspired by BRK and TJ's bet.

I can't remember anymore when or how I first heard of the
Winterspring Frostsaber. It's the only epic mount in the game without any armor and that's exactly what I couldn't stand about them. I remember getting my first mount ever, a brown mare, on my PvE warrior. Gathering up 100g was such a daunting task back then, especially for my total newbie warrior, who had skinning & leatherworking as professions. (Yeah, I know! What was I thinking?) I managed though, and then I put them both on a shelf and rerolled on a PvP realm with my bestfriend, effectively starting all over again at those monumental 100g.

I arrived on this new realm equipped with the knowledge of the Wintersaber and as soon as my bestfriend heard about it, she decided she wanted it too. Knowing it'd take forever and a day before we were 60 and could even start, we set ourselves the smaller goal of dinging exalted with Darnassus for a standard, run-of-the-mill kitty at level 40. I was 42 when I got mine (by then I already had a black stallion) and she was 41 when she could get hers. We did not use any runecloth. If anyone ever tells you it's hard or expensive to get to exalted with one of the other factions on your side they don't know what they're talking about.

Then at 60, I chose the lesser of two evils and got my swift white kitty. At least it has less armor than the horses do. I promptly started the Wintersaber Trainer rep grind, but due to some heavy friendly pressure from the guild I had to take a break and push for 70 instead. And then there was gearing up and then there was the flying mount which I had to get for the Kara prequest chain and then there was Kara itself and helping to gear up and attune guildies and boosting guild alts and clawing my way up the profession skill ladder and would you look at that, I hadn't been to Winterspring in several months.

Not that it was such a bad thing, I am meant to be doing the rep grind together with the bestfriends Shammy but her laptop has longsince been diagnosed as insane and so we've both been waiting for her to afford a new PC. If there's one thing I can assure you about the Wintersaber grind, it's that a friend to grind next to you is worth more than anything. It gets lonely up there in the snow. In any case, I've been bored enough to spend this entire weekend grinding and I'm currently about halfway to Honored. I don't even wanna think about how many out of the 520 total quests needed that I've completed.

I'll be writing more about the Wintersaber later, I just got manhandled into a BM run. And I never say no to Medivh♥