Long have I wanted to appear as an Orca instead of a Sea Lion. Where the “standard” Aquatic Form (Is it even called that anymore, I guess it´s just Travel Form now? /Rosetintet googles off) might not be that pleasing on the eyes, it is a form I worked hard to obtain so many years ago.
That was back when it involved a long quest chain, that took you across the world, from the forests in Teldrassil and all the way to the shores and deep ocean near Westfall.
Back then, I had not even heard of the Deep Run Tram, and I didn´t know of Thottbot´s existence (Hah, remember that?), so I spend over an hour in a cave in Dun Morogh hoping it would lead me to Stormwind. It IS a true story. Luckily someone in General chat had mercy and directed me a little. Longer story short, the joy of obtaining Aquatic Form was grand!
But anyway. To finally appear as an Orca, I had to say goodbuy to my beloved Doe apperance.
For those not familiar with Druid´s Shapeshifting, our Glyps, that are used to alter our apperance, are exclusive, meaning, you can not change your apperance of your travel form with more than one Glyph at the time.
So you cannot have Doe as well as Orca active at once, for example.
So, yes my dearest Glyph of the Doe. I shall miss thee fondly. (I can´t just change around on the go, since the Doe-Glyph is quite pricy) So for now, I say goodbye to the lovely, mellow female version of the Stag.
Goodbye to those long walks in the forests on the Broken Isle, alongside those that look exactly like me…
And goodbye to the cutest combo of Druid form and pet ever.
And well, a fond farewell to my beloved Aquatic Form too…
But! All things come to an end, for now. And I get to say say hello to the Orca.
I followed, holding my breath, when it was announced, that Tilikum (the Killer Whale Seaworld captured back in 1983) was dying. I felt relief, in the saddest of ways, when we were told, that he finally got peace, now, after so many years in captivity. Just like I experienced heartfelt relief, when Sea World announced, that they no longer will capture Killer Whales. Finally. (That is a subject far too big to discuss here though)
Where were we…Right. Doe! No more! But now! I present to you, Alunaria, the Killer Whale.
And I must say (except for those hideous “horns” it has) wow! I adore it. Did you know the sound it makes, when you transform into it? Aw! It´s so lifelike! And the way it swims, so elegant and smooth in the water.
Oh. And it works with many toys, too! Adorable blowing bubbles…
Or how about a Spirit of a Killer Whale? Gosh, it begs to be Roleplayed 🙂
And, of course, it sings 😉
(On a random note, wow O.o I just used the Crystalline Eye of Undravius – never used it under sea before, what a difference.)
Anyway… 🙂 I am so going to explore with this beauty of a creature right now!