My roommate Mike is a pretty awesome clothing designer, but first and foremost, he’s an ultra-dedicated WoW player. Whereas I’m more interested in the raiding and economic aspects of the game, he spends hours on end grinding and camping in an effort to collect fun items. He loves collecting transmogrification gear. He loves grinding on-use archaeology items.
But what he really loves is mount collecting. It’s the only thing that explains why he’d waste so much of his youthful life farming in Storm Peaks. He’d been hunting the Time-Lost Proto Drake for years — since the 2008 release of Wrath, really. Yesterday, he finally struck gold. The elusive beast was right in front of his eyes. It wasn’t dead. It wasn’t tagged. It was finally his. After three long years, my roommate scored the crown jewel of mounts.
Two hours later, he sent me a text message:
To each their own, I suppose. But what about you? Have you been on the hunt for ye olde Time-Lost Proto Drake? Have you camped some other rare? And after all the time you invested into the effort … was it all worth it? I’m not allowed to share my phone number with you guys here, so you’ll have to comment after the break in lieu of texting.
It’s open warfare between Alliance and Horde in Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft’s next expansion. Jump into five new levels with new talents and class mechanics, try the new monk class, and create a pandaren character to ally with either Horde or Alliance. Look for expansion basics in our Mists FAQ, or dig into our spring press event coverage for more details!
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