Day 5 of my 20 posts in 20 days challenge, and today I’m going to talk about my favorite items, vanity items. I love them to death; they’re my favorite part of the game and I can’t stop collecting them. The rares of Pandaria, and the rares on the Timeless Isle, brought back a large collection of amazing toys I could play with. They are some of the best vanity items I’ve seen since The Burning Crusade, and it really makes me happy that Blizzard is bringing them back. There are so many different colouring effects I can put on my Pureblood Fire hawk with these items, and each combination has it’s own allure. However, these specific vanity items will not go down as my most favorite items ever.
My favorite item has to be the Time-Lost Figurine. It has the ability to turn you into an Arakkoa, which no one ever does these days. It is so unique, and has a semi annoying grind to obtain it, so it really feels special when you use it. You have multiple different models to turn into when you become an Arakkoa, and the greatest part of all: their dance. The Arakkoa dance is the classic guy dance moves from High School where they just move very slightly to make it look like they’re dancing, it is hilarious. With the addition of Ai-Li’s Skymirror, you can also turn yourself into one without having to keep the trinket on! It is by far my favorite transformation item (and I love my transformation items), and with the 6.0 change that has it’s own vanity tab, I can use it without even having to equip it in WoD. It is going to be incredible.
My second favorite item, and I have to be careful when mentioning it or trade chat will flock to my blog, is Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. The reason I love it so much is because of the tornado it places on the enemy. There have been so many times where I have pulled this sword out on current content, just to see how big the tornado would be when applied to the boss. It’s always a unique size for me to enjoy, sometimes its terrifying, like when I used it on Al’Akir, and other times its just the size you’d expect a dwarf to have. These are the effects that need to show up on current items. They make the game so incredible, and even if you’ve been using the same weapon for ages, it always makes you smile to see that silly little proc that has that silly little animation.
These are the things I love about this game, silly unimportant abilities that give bloat to your bars because you put them on it for fun, or just additional procs to an item. How happy would you be if you found a staff that made your warlock minion change shapes between all your minions occasionally even if it was still just an imp. Or maybe even just your imp randomly rotates between all the imp models in the game each time you summon him with the staff equipped. Just like the staff from firelands, we need great additional gadgets on our items to maximize the fun we can have from them.
This topic closely relates to a topic I will be doing after my 20 in 20 is done, which is the destruction of variety between classes, by removing all the ‘bloat’ spells, such as Eyes of the Beast from hunters. I’ve got a long post planned up on that subject, so stick around, it’ll be coming up shortly after the final 15 of my 20 in 20s.
I’d love to hear from you what your favorite items are, comment below with what you think on my items, your items, or the loss of bloat I talked about. Infact, comment about whatever you want!
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