…Is a title someone never used before!
I had to go pick up a package yesterday. Sadly postoffices are more and more a thing of the past, so it had to be picked up at a grocery store. I had no idea what it was, there was no sender on the message I got.
But off I went, and when the sales person found it, it was enormous. I could quickly feel that most of it inside was bubble wrap, because it weighted way less than the size of it indicated, so I asked if they could discard the packing material for me, since I was with the bus. I opened it, and to my big surprise, it was the Collector’s Edition of Battle for Azeroth. (Which I ordered ages ago, and didn’t expect before way into next week)
I cancelled my account a few weeks ago, knowing fully well, that it would be a phase, I had to go through in relation to how poorly the War of Thorns event was handled by Blizzard. (I have had trouble getting any kind of hype back for BfA though.)
But little did I know, that what would play out in the following moments would make my long lost hype for the expansion return, at least a little bit…
The sales person looked down on the Collector’s Edition, I had just placed on the counter, as I was getting ready to tuck it into my bag.
He looked up at me and asked “Wait…Is that for you?”
I tend to get that question a lot as a female gamer.
“Yep!”, I responded.
“How cool! New expansion and all!” – he said and then continued “Wait…Horde or Alliance?”
Then out of no where, I had one of my geekiest moments yet, where I almost shouted, right there, in the middle of the store “Gosh, FOR THE ALLIANCE, of course!”
Then he asked me to leave the store. Lol. He was obviously playing Horde.
I went on and then said “Are you kidding me? Your Warchief is an absolute lunatic, no matter what her intentions are. Which class and race are you playing anyway…”
“Hm.”, he said. “I used to play an Orc Warrior. Now I’m a Tauren Druid though”.
I sighed with relief and retracted my claws. “Ah, okay. That’s a different story then. I main a Druid too. Keep your Warchief in a leash – I shall see you in Moonglade then.”
“You shall.”, he said, we chuckled, and then I left the store.
It was obvious he was an old school player, since he clearly knew, how Moonglade was such a sanctuary to us back in Vanilla, and how both Tauren and Night Elf Druids rarely engaged in combat with each other.
That was one awesome moment to me.
Out of no where, despite everything, my faithful readers know I have struggled with the Burning of Teldrassil, that it happened and in particular with how it was handled. I have been wondering so much, how to get back on the hype train of BfA. I had almost given up. But then this happened. It was so cool.
I do not see it as a success with the “rally our gamers to pick a side and fight each other”, because I dislike the concept so much in general – but as two fellow gamers, sharing the same passion for a game, who randomly just ran into each other.
We never know, if the person we pass on the street, have the same interest as we do!
Thank you, Tauren in my grocery store. Through a combination of happenings, you played a part in having me return and overcome the loss of Teldrassil and move on.
(I’m not really moved on. One more post on the subject, THEN I’ll move on, I promise. To try.)
Unwrapping the Collector’s Edition helped too, of course…(And getting it before the release date!)
The one thing I really missed more than anything, was the CD case. Getting just a thin piece of paper with a code on was just not for me. I get it; many do not use CDs anymore, but I still do, and it has been a long tradition here, listening to it the very moment we get it. But having to log in, download, do the whole computer thing, means, we have not even listened to it. (We probably can’t access it yet either)
I miss the artbook a lot too, but I look forward to read the stories on my couch instead of online. There’s just something about sitting with a real book.
I did scout the box for the name of Russell Brower, and it is there, but maybe it is an honorable mention. I have not found anything with his name on yet, but granted, I have not listened to the music either.
Overall, you can certainly get the “quality item feel” when you unbox this. The coin is heavy, shines a tad less than what I saw on other images though, but that’s not nessesarily a bad thing. The stand is made of plastic, I tried to show that on the image above, but it’s alright.
PS. Did I just have a Saurfang/Sylvanas/random encounter to change my mind – moment?
Wishing you all a sassy Sunday 🙂