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:
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:
- Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 3 (Dark Iron Dwarves’ Mole Machine)
- Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 5 (Slippery Slopes world quest)
- Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 7 (Flight Master’s Whistle)
- Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 8 (shared gathering nodes)
- Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 10 (terrain design)
- Joy to the World (of Warcraft) 13 (Caravan Brutosaurs)
Image: World of Warcraft screencap
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