It’s now 12pm EST and I haven’t yet had the chance to log back in to the game to see if Greatfather went and slapped the CRZ engineers or whatever is responsible for the gift chaos today. Some realms got theirs, and some have not. Some have the luxury of asshole players mount camping the tree and any quest givers in the general area. Yes, there is a way around it but the average player wouldn’t know how. Also, I’m not sugar coating such nonsense. But regardless of all the mess that is Winter Veil (CRZ, connected realms, whatever), I know it will sort out. I also know it was a WoW Christmas to some degree outside of the game.
It started earlier this week when we received a lovely Warcraft combo from Flagsworth/Healblade. The Mega Bloks Murloc set for the Mrs; the Naxxramas Raid TCG…which makes me actually considering the game at long last (yes, I realize Cryptozoic is putting out the final set for the game). The momentum of that carried over to me finally opening my Mega Bloks Spectral Tiger this morning. It wasn’t a Winter Veil present, but it felt good just the same. Where the day itself was actually quite kind was the Mega Bloks that Mrs. Amateur hauled in. Santa plopped the Fire Element/Skoll pack. She hasn’t opened it yet, but already has the rarest extra pets that you can get. Still, if all goes well then she’ll have 4/5 random pets…and that’s the kind of luck she has. On top of the stocking, there were Mega Bloks Pandas: the Dragon Turtle and the Sha of Anger sets respectively. I’m quite surprised they haven’t been fully assembled yet.
As for yours truly, Azeroth slipped under the tree for me as well.
This was quite the surprise to be honest. I had actually tried to get it through Amazon, but it was just too pricey to bother. I even asked my local gaming store to look into it just last week. So yes, I was a happy Amateur when the wrapping paper unveiled this to me. At the same time, I was surprised by the size of the box. If you’ve seen any of the Mega Bloks “mount” sets, they’re actually bigger. Not as deep, but bigger. Given the history of Trivial Pursuit, I’m surprised.
Everything looks great and the categories are pretty straight forward: Geography, PC stuff (classes, races, profs), Lore, Loot, Villains, and Encounters. There are 100 cards with six questions each. Admittedly I hoped for more questions as that doesn’t seem like all that many. Even more so, we looked at a few of the cards and either we play way too much WoW or the questions just aren’t that hard. I think out of 20 questions, my wife got one wrong and I got one wrong. There are some tough ones in there, but they seem to be far and few between. Having said that, I’m looking forward to playing this as soon as friggin’ possible.
On the whole, the Amateur household was pretty blessed this Winter Veil. The wee one most definitely, as 2/3 of the couch was covered in his loot rolls. More importantly, though, is the family we’ve seen and the family we will be seeing. That’s what it is, and always will be, about for me. Hopefully I’ll even see some of my Azeroth family over the next few days. In the meantime, from mine to yours, I truly wish you the best of the holiday season – whichever one you might be celebrating.