I’m going to break one of my “rules” and post a meme that I was tagged in (thanks Rilandune!). What is a meme anyways? And how do you pronounce it? Me-me? Meem? Anyways, here we go …
What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Considering that I’ve been playing WoW pretty much since launch, there isn’t much that I haven’t done in WoW. At least in terms of dungeons, professions, alts, pvp, pve, raids. So trying to answer this question with something other than “I can’t think of anything” was difficult until I realized that I’ve never had more than one max-level toon. I’ve also never had a toon decked out in purple in every slot ever as well. Sure WotLK has made getting epic gear in every slot fairly standard, but I’ve never been as well geared as I am now.
What was your favorite new place that you visited?
This is also somewhat of a difficult question to answer since I’ve explored virtually everywhere in Azeroth. I do, however, have an answer though: Sholozar Basin. Sure I explored the zone during my quest to 80 on my rogue back in 2008, but I never realized how beautiful the music in the zone was. The music of Sholozar Basin is easily my favorite in all of Warcraft as it reminds me of Final Fantasy.
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
More time to play WoW? I rolled a DK on Jubei’Thos and I really wish I would spend more time over there to play with my friends in the Pants on Head guild. If it weren’t for the fact that Awry is such an awesome guild to be in, I’d transfer my mains over to Jubei’Thos in a heartbeat.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
This is an easy question for me: getting my wife to play WoW. She might not play as frequently as I do, but it has been an incredible experience to share WoW with my wife and have her level a warlock up to 61.
What was your biggest failure?
Taking for granted the timeline I had to get to know a dear friend, teammate, and guildmate. I know it isn’t quite fair to feel guilty over not getting to know someone better, but I really regret not spending more time with my friend Killdawabbit before his untimely passing.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
This will probably be a really common response, but the announcement of Cataclysm is just too huge to not answer this question with.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
This is another difficult question to answer, but I think I have an answer: play less WoW. As much as I love WoW, it is a huge distraction from working on projects that mean a lot to me. Fortunately this is not as much as a problem right now since I’ve found myself working on projects revolving around WoW and not spending as much time in WoW.
What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
I can’t answer this question with just one podcast. Bind on Equip, Ctrl Alt Wow and The Addicted have made quite an impression on me. If you do listen to WoW podcasts and don’t listen to these three, you really should do yourself a favor and subscribe to these fine podcasts.
Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
I don’t want to get heavy on everyone, but the most valuable lesson that I learned is to never ever take your virtual friendships for granted. Virtual friends ARE friends and you never know what could happen. If you value someone’s friendship in game, get to know them. They might get taken from you and you may regret not getting to know them better.
Okay, there we go. I’ve broken a rule. I think I’m supposed to tag people to give their own answers, but that is a rule that I won’t break. If you want to answer this meme feel free to do so. Should you do so, head over to Blog Azeroth and link your post in the shared topic.