Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 14

Alunaria, over at Alunaria’s Avenue, has proposed a holiday challenge: stay away from the griping, grousing, and general grinchiness about World of Warcraft that’s all to easy to find these days and post something positive instead.

My final entry is for the music. Each and every expansion has brought a new twist to the main theme plus a sizeable selection of anthems and tunes for various scenes. Everything is incredibly beautiful, haunting, or exciting; rarely do I disagree with or dislike the game music selections. In fact, I often play WoW music when working or doing house chores. 🙂

The music from vanilla, however, will always have a special place in my heart. I especially love the Nightsong. Here’s an extended version:

Nightsong Extended – HD via shadowsnstuff on YouTube


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As this is my final post for the positivity challenge, here are some concluding thoughts. (Be sure also to read Alunaria’s final experiment post!)

Yay, I made it! 🙂

I don’t think this challenge changed my thoughts of Battle for Azeroth much; since the launch, I’ve had enough other things on my plate to make following negative Nellies impossible. It’s good to know, however, which sites are safe and which I should stay away from.

My playing also hasn’t changed a lot, but a bit. I’m still new enough to the expansion that I have to actually pay attention when I’m questing. I’m starting to remember some of the tricks to particular quests and areas, though, so soon I’ll have to be on my toes to remember to stop and enjoy instead of brainlessly churning through the content.

What has changed for me after compairing the previous epansions to the current iteration is my appreciation of many changes in recent years. I already talked about the Flight Master’s Whistle, the gathering nodes and the landscaping; I also think the world of mass looting and the ease of scrapping. While I’ve never cared for the mission board quests that much, I find the BfA version smoother to operate and slightly more interesting. Most of the armor and weapons in Pandaria and Cataclysm I find too boring to look at, but BfA has a lot to like again. And the quest chaining has also become more interesting along the years, I think. And the cities! I love Suramar from Legion and both Dazar’alor and Boralus in BfA.

As a bonus, here’s my Night Elf druid’s Christmas mog viewable in the Wowhead Dressing Room:

WoW BfA Stormsong Valley NElf Flight Masters Whistle Dec 2018

Funnily enough both Erik and I accidentally chose the same staff (here’s Erik’s mog). 🙂

Finally, here are links to my preceding six posts:

Image: World of Warcraft screencap

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5 thoughts on “Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 14

  1. Alunaria January 5, 2019 / 04:11

    Thank you for the thoughts shared and for participating 🙂 I agree, I also got reminded of all the quality of life improvements in the past in World of Warcraft too. I bet Classic will surprise even me, once it launches!

    Congratulations on making it 🙂

    That song is possibly my number 1 track in the game, if I had to pick a single track to play forever. ♥ I actually do believe, it´s not even from Vanilla, but Cataclysm? It´s one of the few things I liked about Cataclysm, hah 🙂 I was surprised when I found out, because it feels vanilla to me!

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    • Eppu January 6, 2019 / 16:15

      Ah hah haa – thanks; a good catch. I’ve loved Nightsong for so long that I apparently can’t even remember how long it’s been around! 😀

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  2. Alunaria January 5, 2019 / 04:16

    PS. Also. How fantastic was it, to hear a little bit of this music in the Terror of Darkshore cinematic!


    • Eppu January 6, 2019 / 16:15

      Oh yes it was!

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