I was flying into Mount Hyjal at about 6:30 or so this morning to do Firelands dailies, which I almost never do because they make me think druids are both arrogant and friggin’ cheap. You need how many Marks of the World Tree again!? Can’t I recruit you in installments or something!? Oh, you’re giving me two whole Marks of the World Tree for this quest? HOW GENEROUS OF YOU. Gawd!
As a huntard, I tend to have all types of huntard tracking on all the time, which can pose some challenges. Non-aggressive mobs, for example, are represented by the same dang yellow dot that mining nodes are. So when I fly, I often have one hand on the controls and one at the minimap, mousing over each dot to see if it’s something I can make money from or safely ignore.
While heading to the Sanctuary of Malorne, I moused over a dot called Ankha. “HAH!” I thought. “Somebody’s an Animal Crossing fan!”
Because I hadn’t had coffee yet, it took a good thirty seconds before I realized that wasn’t a player. It’d be green if Horde, pale yellow if unflagged Alliance. Wait just one darn tootin’ minute, that’s …
I wish I had a screenshot, but I was too busy going OMFG LAND GOTTA LAND OMFG TAKE ARMOR OFF OMFG WHERE DID IT GO OH OH OH IF SOMEBODY ELSE GETS IT WAIT THERE IT IS COME BACK HERE OMFG CRAP PUT CURRENT PET AWAY TAME TAME TAME TAME DID I TAKE MY ARMOR OFF TAME OMFG MINE.
It still seems a little surreal. I spent eight hours camping for Skoll, yet here I just practically trip into this Spirit Beast cat.