Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Two Expansions Ago
I started playing World of Warcraft at the start of the Burning Crusade Expansion. Back then, the big baddy was a dude called Illidan and he had this pair of swords called The Twin Blades of Azzinoth. Getting on of these swords or the other, let alone the set, was the coolest accomplishment in the entire game. Very rare and hard to obtain, it was almost an honour to be cut down by these swords when another player had them! Their green glow and eye-catching shape and size are so distinctive that I think they remain the signature weapons in WoW.
World of Warcraft has since moved on to other evil villains and legendary weapons, but the warglaives will always hold a special place in my heart. Which is why when I stood in line to pick up Blizzard's newest WoW expansion, I was inspired to put my favourite weapons of all time on the back of a t-shirt.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has been lots of fun so far. But it is a little sad that the game world has changed so much and I'll always miss the way things used to be. Change happens and as Illidan used to say, "You are not prepared!"
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