Hello all current and new friends!
As you know, content in the current expansion is winding down, and the AotC mount is now available!
I remember pugging for almost 20 hours over three days to get the Kor’Kron War Wolf at the end of Mists of Pandaria- which was no easy task, as I play a healer. I earned that mount (which is another story entirely), and I am so thankful to the Australian guild who made that whole experience possible. <3
Now comes the Grove Warden; a moose. And I have a guild I raided with this expansion, so great news, right?
Not so right. (This is not going to be a complain-y post, don’t worry!)
Let me share with you some context- This expansion has been a series of ups and downs for myself, my friends and my guild.
-We started off in one guild, and left to start another.
-We received the AotC achievements for both Imperator and Blackhand, and we were on a roll!
-Then Hellfire hit, and things just came to a screeching halt. Real lives happened. Raiders had other things to deal with, and those of us left ended up pugging empty spots. We did okay, but we didn’t even down Archimonde in normal (prior to the nerf) due to inconsistency.
– We have been stagnant for a few months now, just due to everyone bored of Warlords.
Why is a moose mount so important to me that I feel the need to write an entire blog post about it?
Truth be told, it is not that important to me. In the least. But it is important to the most important person in my life- my fiancé. Allow me to explain…
Strike (his character name, of course) actually missed our AotC Heroic Blackhand kill because he stepped out of the raid to set up a router for his roommate. He still has yet to go back and kill him, just due to the pure disdain for the whole situation.
More importantly than that, Moose are his favourite animal of all time. He was so excited when the Moose model was datamined as an in-game shop item. And then it was announced that the Grove Warden would be awarded to players who defeated Heroic Archimonde for a limited time. Of course this made him sad, although he would never admit it.
I want more than anything to be able to get him this Moose, but unfortunately 2-manning Heroic Archimonde is just not quite possible at the moment.
I saw hope when I discovered the #FriendshipMoose movement, only to find out that Alliance-US sign-ups had been cut off. Not checking Twitter more frequently is apparently the reason I can’t have nice things. :P
Now I am back to square 1. I don’t want to be carried to a mount. I want to put in the work, and my guildies and I are already most of the way there. We have done so well as a guild this expansion, just to fall apart at the very end.
I am going to start putting the word out there, and anyone in a similar situation, or solo players just looking for a friendly environment can band together to punch Archimonde in the face once and for all!
Thanks for listening everyone. This WAS a pretty lame post for having written nothing in months…