Friday Top Five: Level 34

I dinged last night to a murmur and the sound of people ending their factory shift outside last night, and I’m quite ok with that.  Actually, in coincidental celebration I saw that Levache was 33 and decided art should imitate life and thus I did just enough to hit 34 with him as well.  The bad part of that was thinking “I really should play him more.”  But, hey, it’s my birthday and I was doing what I wanted.

It also got me thinking about what I would do if I lived in Azeroth.  How would I celebrate my birthday there, given all the options available to me?  Contrary to a few jokes,  the world wouldn’t be called “Moon Guard” and I wouldn’t just buy a weekend pass to Goldshire (though in a weird way that place really does have to be seen to be believed).  Nor would I spend it all in the big city, such as Dalaran or Orgrimmar.  That’s just not me, unless it might be to seem some Gladiator combat.  So with today’s top five I give you a list of things I would do were that I were celebrating my birthday as a true Azerothian:

5. Take In Stormwind Harbor
Ignore what I just said about cities for a moment. I’ve always found the water to be a peaceful thing. There have been many many days where I’ve sat along a shore and just watched the water, felt the air move across my face and just been at true peace. It didn’t matter whether the sun was shining or the rain was falling, it felt great. There’s something even more majestic about it at night. On occasion I’ve gone to the harbor and just looked out. It’s not quite the same, but it still has a tranquility about it.

4. Buy A Couple Fortune Cards
Don’t ask me why, but this is the one day of the year where I’m almost always a sucker for a lottery ticket or a scratch ticket. Why should my Azerothian form be any different?

3. Have A Few Rounds At Bruuk’s Corner
The inn Claws of Nature called home when we were at our most active. During Winter Veil it was the place to be for a good party. There’s no reason I couldn’t do the same to celebrate my birthday. Besides, I’d love to get hammered with the Dwarves.

2. Fireworks
Since I have the privelege of being born very close to Victoria Day in Canada, there’s guaranteed to be fireworks within six days of my birthday. However, when I say fireworks in Azeroth I should probably clarify things: I want to blow the ever loving stuffing out of certain items and in a way that sends them clear off the continent. I’d probably have to visit Goblins rather than Gnomes, but I also think the Goblins wouldn’t care who was buying it -or even why.

1. Spend The Night With A Beautiful Woman
Hey, it’s the digital me and it’s my birthday. I don’t think that request is unfair. In fact, I even have one particularly striking individual in mind…

10 thoughts on “Friday Top Five: Level 34

  1. khizzara May 18, 2012 / 9:22 am

    Belated happy birthday! I hope the year ahead holds wonderful things for you!

    Also, that last picture is just too cute. Awwww… ^_^

    • JD Kenada May 18, 2012 / 9:46 am

      It’s not belated, it’s today 😀

      And thanks, I was rather happy putting that together.

    • JD Kenada May 18, 2012 / 10:12 am

      From the only other person still playing in Azeroth, thanks Kam! 😉

  2. tomeoftheancient May 18, 2012 / 10:07 am

    Happy Birthday JD! OH! I can’t wait to meet up in Azeroth! I have a perfect birthday gift for you!

    • JD Kenada May 18, 2012 / 10:11 am


      Thank you for the well wishes.

  3. mataokashaman May 18, 2012 / 10:12 am

    Happy birthday ya big lug! Very sweet post…put a much needed smile on my weary face!

    • JD Kenada May 18, 2012 / 10:16 am

      JD Kenada
      Bringing the smiles since ’78

    • JD Kenada May 18, 2012 / 12:21 pm


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