2009 World of Warcraft Meme

2009 Warcraft Meme

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What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?
What was your favorite new place that you visited?
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
What was your biggest failure?
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
What do you wish you’d done less of?
What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.

What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?

Bought an Authenticator for one, and the ever persistent stress and worry of keyloggers getting into my acocunt has been alleviated.  Worth more than the $6.50 I shelled out for it.

Taking down all of ZG solo as Ret was also a personal highlight for me.  I have quite the little passion for tackling old content solo.  Now, Molten Core and Karazhan have tasted a bit of my steel as well.

What was your favorite new place that you visited?

Grizzly Hills had the best WoW feel to it, though both the entry Northrend Harbors were pretty damn cool too.  Hoping to see a little more intricate work on the cities and towns with Cataclysm.  I know I technically hit these in 2008, bu there weren’t really any ‘new’ areas I hadn’t been in yet.  Ulduar could count, but I both lvoed and hated that raid.

What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?

Personally, I would like to see raid times from my guild that better fit my schedule.  You can’t base 25 people’s best interests aroudn one player, so it won’t happen, but I miss running 25-mans with my guild.  I work just abotu every weekend, and they start their 25-man runs about 2 hours after I get home.

They recently moved back the 10-man start times, which is good for me, so at least I have a chance to run those.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Hmmm..tough to tell.  I have acumulated close to 125k gold this year, though I am only sitting on about 43k now after some recent off-spec Protection gear upgrading.  I also tend to buy optimal upgrades for any toons I level, as well as the expensive vendor items foudn throughout the game.  Lots of money spent crafting gear, too.

Getting my ZG Raptor was a huge personal goal achieved.  Just need to get the Tiger now.

Even though it’s not in-game related, this blog and it’s predecessor are doing quite well, too!

Also, with this blog, I have added a minor supplement to our household income, which has been great.  So now, playing WoW with blog objectives in mind, whether that be writing guides or outlining Ret Paladin specs, has added a fun, new facet to my gaming experience.

What was your biggest failure?

Failure?  Inability to solo MC as Ret.  Does that count?  I’m very happy with how I’ve progressed in game.  I would love to invest less time in the game, but certain aspects of it require some dedicated attention.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?

I was very excited with the 3.3 changes all around.  The LFD tool is just about as groundbreaking as you can get for the casual hardcore player.  It also really helps those with multiple alts.  Bravo Blizz on that.  I’m a fan.

I’m also pumped about the cross faction heirloom gear exchange.  Can’t wait for Cataclysm to come out so I can start my Tauren Paladin!

What do you wish you’d done less of?

I never really waste time when I am on.  I am always doing something productive, be it gathering, dailies, or running dungeons/raids. 

In game, I can get to bitching pretty quickly about people impeding my solo routines for dailies and the like.  Guess I could learn to be a little more patient!

What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?

Not a fan of podcasts.  I’m a reader, pure and simple.  Give me my news, interviews, and discussions via that medium.

I love WoW blogs.  The sad thing is the number of dead WoW blogs out there…outdated, ignored, and basically waiting to slip quietly into the world wide oblivion.

Here are some of those that I truly like reading though:

Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.

Let’s see.  Lessons learned?  Sometimes the youngest of players can be more mature and play with more skill than older ones.

That and WoW is not everlasting.  Seen some good guildies leave the game this year.

Comments

  1. Sion says:

    Please delete if this is an obstruction..

    What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?
    Started raiding, healing and tanking. I was always scared of these 3 things because of the responsibility that came with them. To overcome these fears I began to research and educate myself and as a result these have become the things I love the most about the game!

    What was your favorite new place that you visited?
    I loved sholazar basin, I especially liked the reference to Lost with the hatch that has the numbers printed on.

    What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?\b>
    A change spec tied into the gear manager would be nice.

    What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    Raiding and being a good healer (good but not mastered).

    What was your biggest failure?
    Not changing all of my gear or updating gear manager and dps’ing with sp gear on…

    What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    Dual spec was a godsend!

    What do you wish you’d done less of?
    Wasting time with alt chars

    What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
    I use my lunch break to search blogs in work and the only one that isnt restricted is this one – Kudos Khor

    Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
    Play the game in moderation, if you start dreaming about the next chestpiece your going to get then your playing too much! If your spending too much time on wow your family life can suffer, a good guild will understand you taking a break and not stop you rejoining when you have more time.

  2. incrusiable says:

    What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?
    uhh i would have to say rep grind and become quite the achievement whore 😀

    What was your favorite new place that you visited?
    its not really new to most people but when leveling in outlands i had never gone to blades edge mountains and i have to say that is now my favorite zone in game

    What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
    more pvp gear i pvped somewhat in this last year but i have been roaring to get some decent gear now

    What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    …..Violet…….Proto……Drake

    What was your biggest failure?
    uhhhh last night actually there was a flagged pallie in blades edge doing ogrilla rep and i tried to kill it but i got owned about 8 times trying to kill her lol i may have a 5348 gs in pve gear but she had a 5k in pvp

    What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    ice crown raid being so EASY

    What do you wish you’d done less of?
    WoW it might be the most fun game on the planet but i seriously have spent too much time on it the past year

    What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
    my two favorite blogs/forums are this one and mmo-champion
    my favorite pod cast is the instance “beware Henry”

    Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
    not to take idiots in trade chat (and peculiarly in storm peaks seriously)

  3. Sion says:

    Biggest fail?

    Not getting the tags right lol

  4. incrusiable says:

    lmao

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