In 2 months I will celebrate my 4th year in World of Warcraft and I’m totally excited about that. I wish I had been around since Vanilla, but I’m grateful that I started during BC. However, anyone who knows me in game will know that I really haven’t accomplished as much in 4 years as most players do. I have 1 level 85. My next highest character is a level 77 Worgen, so as you can see that’s only been during the last year. There are still raids and dungeons pre-Cata that I’ve never completed. Some I’ve never even stepped foot in. I only have 7040 achievement points, so you can see I don’t spend my time achieving all the things. I still don’t even have the achievement for completing 2500 daily quests. I have not ran enough pugs to earn the puppy. I only have 22 exalted reputations. And the list goes on and on.
So I bet you’re wondering just what the hell I do with all my time. Trust me, sometimes I wonder myself. I don’t really know how to explain it, it’s kind of like a instant onset of ADD when I log in. I’m VERY attached to a few people I play with and enjoy all of my guildies in general, so I spend a lot of time just standing around and chatting. I spend a lot of time flying to the wrong place and having to backtrack because I am too concerned about guild chat to pay attention to what I’m doing. I spend a lot of time farming herbs because I’m addicted to the AH. Of course, I’m also addicted to mount and pet collecting, so I spend a lot of the money I make on those types of silly things. And of course, I take a whole hell of a lot of screenshots.
But even aside from the specific things I mentioned above, I’m just like a kid in a candy store in-game. I just look around wide-eyed at everything, even though I’ve seen it all before. I actually stop to smell the flowers before I pick them. Which finally brings me to the point of this post. I love being an herbalist. Sure it’s an easy way to make easy money, and now it even gains you experience, but that’s not why I enjoy it so much. I just like the fact that there are pretty, sparkly things all around me no matter where I’m at. Yep, I’m pretty silly. Always have been.
My 3 Favorite In-Game Herbs/Flowers Based Solely On How Pretty They Are To Me:
1. Gromsblood – Found in Felwood, Blasted Lands, Desolace and Ashenvale.
2. Frost Lotus – usually obtained as an extra herb while gathering other Northrend herbs, but actual Frost Lotus nodes can be found in Wintergrasp and The Conservatory of Life.
3. Mana Thistle – found in Terokkar Forest, Shadowmoon Valley, and Isle of Quel’Danas.
So yeah, there you go. Those pretty flowers are just one of many things that keeps me distracted. What about you guys? Do any of you have any special attachments to herbs or anything similar? Are there other people out there who’ve been playing for years and thoroughly enjoy it, yet don’t have a huge list of accomplishments to show for it?