Back in the days of Wrath, I came upon a Battered Hilt on the Auction House for somewhere in the neighbourhood of 7-8k. I decided to pony up and do the quest chain and it was amazing. The end result is what you see before Siori as she went through the process of assembling (or creating) Quel’Delar. I’m glad this folder was not among the screenshots I’ve lost over time because it was just a really enveloping story and it’s one of those things that not everyone has done. I know a few people who still farm Halls of Reflection to try and get the Battered Hilt to drop.
Yes, I’ve not been a very good lemming. It’s been a busy time around the Amateur house and when my time was idle…well, blame that darn Hearthstone. It requires a simpler kind of focus some times. That said, it isn’t that I haven’t been working on the screenshots, I just never had a chance to post and then decided to just bundle them all together.
This one was pretty easy today, as “C” is for Caverns of Time!
This is one of my favourite places in the game, simply because I love the collective dungeons. I have since I started playing during Burning Crusade. Culling of Stratholme (the entrance is in the back of the shot) remains my personal favourite, though the concept behind End Time is great as well. Each tunnel is a huge step into some key moments of lore within Warcraft and to get to play them out as a character is as enticing as it gets. Someone asked me once why they “stuck the cavern in the middle of nowhere.” I said Tanaris isn’t the middle of nowhere, it’s a desert. Where else would you expect the sands of time to be located? They felt pretty silly as a result.
This is one of those locations you visit all the time without even knowing it, or realizing it perhaps. Runeweaver Square in Dalaran is most known for the monument that you click to see the proverbial end of the Lich King. It became an option after a Guild on your server defeated Arthas, if I recall correctly. However, pretty much any time you port into Dalaran you run down a flight of stairs and into the town. In doing so, this is where you pass through at the bottom of those stairs.
To this day, I think this remains my favourite moment in World of Warcraft. Rounding up a bunch of friends randomly (well, as far as they knew) and handing out a Winter Veil present to each of them. As you can guess by the back row, it was the Jewelcrafting Panthers. Alas, those who rolled alts on Runetotem obviously weren’t able to mount up with the rest. It was something important to me that is really hard to describe. Knowing how much each one appreciated it certainly helped. I said it then, and I’ll say it now, I just wish I had planned it sooner so that I could have amassed more gold to get a few more made.
This shot is of Mrs. Amateur’s Mage, Taelainne. I had her call down the flame as one of three covers I did for her dice case (the other two were, of course, Arcane and Frost), to match the dice inside.