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Well, WoWInsider asked us to make a loot that we’d want Blizz to put in game based on us. This was brought up by the awesome new chest piece in game as a hat tip the Phaelia of Resto4Life.

So I thought about it. What would I want?

First of all, I think I’d want to be an NPC to be up in the hills in Dun Morogh. A hermit in the hills, giving out hunter only quests. That’d rock my socks. Maybe an engineering quest or two, with a stable behind the house with all my pets, except Jaffa would be at my side. Some of the quests would involve taking one of the pets with you to help you kill things and then returning.

Oh and my bread lady would move in as well. I love fresh bread in the morning.

It’d rock.

But, barring any such NPC awesomeness, what else could I have.

Well I’d need something that helped hunters. Something awesome that could be used by hunters to decimate their enemies and yet, still have the flare with it that explodes “DAVLIN!”

So it’d need to be engineered, have a pet, and be durn near deadly.

Like this:

davlinloot
What’s more? It doesn’t drop in a raid quest or anything like that. Davlin has the schematic for it, and can give it to you after you finish his quest chain.

See how I did that? An NPC and an item…greedy much?

But, shy of Dav’s NPC being the quest giver, I’d be ok with Nesingwary Jr. in Stranglethorn offer the schematic through a level 80 only quest. I’m the world’s biggest fan of yanking people back into vanilla WoW.

Now for the call out. If you have a blog, I want you to continue with this little thing and show me what you would like if Blizzard were to immortalize you. If you don’t, or are lazy, then I’d love to see it in the comments. Get detailed. Make it awesome. USE THIS!

Tell me in great detail, cuz this just rocks.

–Davlin

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Over at BlogAzeroth.com, good ole Pixelated Executioner, everyone’s favorite arms specced warrior, went and challenged all of us bloggers to discuss the achievement system and our opinions on it.

Dav’s official opinion?

Achievements suck.

Now let’s get to the heart of the situation. I don’t actually hate achievements. I just hate useless achievements. “Look, I got a haircut, here’s an award.”

When Davlin was just a wee little dwarf, beard barely a foot long, his mother came over to him and gave him a haircut. She nicked his ears with those rusted blades and he had lockjaw for about a week or two. Did Davlin get any type of reward? Nope, he got shots every night before bed and had to eat meat through a straw.

On the other hand: “Davlin has completed the Achievement [Heroic: Utgarde Keep]” and all of the achievements that show that you actually achieved something awesome, something you had to work for, are all achievements that I like. When I got the Karazhan Achievement, I was yelling and wooping like there was no tomorrow. When I got the “Bought 7 bank tabs” achievement, I was beside myself with how useless it was.

On that same hand: Its my sincere belief that Blizzard is trying to make this game more fun for the casual players out there, the ones who don’t want to run Heroic Naxx, or get that Red Proto Drake. For this reason, I understand and almost like achievements. They give a different type of gamer from myself a type of fun goal, something to play with. Like the Companion Pet achievements, if you’re all about new toys, that’s an achievement that you’ll like.

As for Davlin though, achievements are too broad. Getting achievements should be reserved for when you do something that’s super difficult. An achievement should be like a title: You go out, do the remarkable thing and get known as “Davlin, the Guy who Slayed Onyxia by himself!” as opposed to “Davlin, the Guy who…got…a…haircut?”

But most importantly, the achievements are known. There’s no real reward if you know what you’re going to get. A friend of mine got the Superior Achievement last night (where you are wearing an item of 185 value or higher in every slot), she didn’t even know she had gotten close to it, or that it had even existed. For that reason, she was really excited to get it. It was a surprise; a reward for getting all pimped out. They need to make it so that we can’t see what achievements that we can get and instead make it so we can only see what achievements we already have. If the achievements were more of a surprise we’d all feel more rewarded.

Davlin’s opinion? Handing out achievements all willy nilly lowers their value, while at the same time gives casual players to do.

Hmmm. As I think more about this, maybe I understand it more. Maybe the simpler achievements are there only for the casual players, while the more hardcore are supposed to ignore them and be proud of their hard-work achievements.

Davlin’s revised opinion? To each their own. Achievements aren’t for me, but I also can’t stop myself from looking at mine and comparing them to everyone elses.

Davlin’s Encouraged Wishes to Blizzard? Class specific achievements, that are hard…and offer title rewards….such as…

…Davlin of Nesingwary…darn you Blizz….make it happen now.

I think I would stop caring about everything in this game that might even think about getting on my nerves if I could get that title. Y’all wanna see Davlin jump off of the highest peak bare butt naked? Get him that title?

Oh…you don’t want to see it? That works too….If you don’t want to see Davlin jump off of the highest peak bare butt naked then get him that title. Either way…

Oh yeah…achievements: Whatever, to each their own. I’ll like them when I get my hunter title.

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Davlin of Nesingwary

Alright folks, my greatest Achievement has arrived. I’ve succeeded in getting the only achievement in game that matters to me. I present to you….

davlinofnesingwary

Yeah, I know, loooooooong overdue. So sue me. The “hard” part and only reason I didn’t have it was that those “Green Hills of Stranglethorn” pages were annoying the first time I saw the quest, and I skipped Nesingwary all together.

Now for what matters.

Achievement Earned. Where’s my title of “Davlin of Nesingwary?”

Blizzard, its the only thing I want. Take away all of my toys and make me start over if you have to, just give me that title.

Its the only title I want. Until you officially give it to me, I’m going to unofficially go by that title.

I am Davlin of Nesingwary.

Rocking out.

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Resolutions? You betchya!! First I’ll give you mine, then I’ll laugh at you with crazy zeal, and then I’ll give you some suggestions.

Here are Davlin’s Goals for the New Year.

  1. Get Engineering to 450
  2. Get Chopper Schematic
  3. *drool* Nesingwary 4000
  4. Epic Flying would be nice
  5. Truesight Ice Blinders are something I need to build for myself
  6. Level Jaffa and Bubba to 80.
  7. Get a moth.
  8. Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade
  9. Break 100 blog views a day!
  10. Convince Blizzard that the title “Hunter of Nesingwary” will make everyone love Achievements.(ie: Davlin Of Nesingwary)

I suggest everyone start throwing their resolutions around the area of reputation. I mean, come on…dude…Drakes…guns….rings of Kirin Tor (Just another Hearthstone). That’s my suggestion. Get exalted with everyone.

Get Exalted with Davlin…

I don’t know if there’s a rep reward for that…

We’ll see.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Davlin’s 80! DINGERIFFIC!!!

And he ran his first Heroic. Drak’Tharon or however the heck its spelled.

So here’s the story.

Zaralin: I want the Triage Achievement, so if when Nexultor uses his Jumper Cables on you Dav, I’ll try to bandage you.

<<Rez Dav>>

Zaralin: Shoot, you’ve got more than 5 Percent health.

Davlin: No worries! I’ve got Goblin Global Thermal Sapper Charge!

Davlin puts thumb on trigger while currently having just barely above 5% health. “BAM!” He says for effect.

Nexultor: No Dav!! Don’t do it!

Davling pushes the thumb plunger.

Davlin goes up in a ball of flame and flying body parts.

Nexultor: /Facepalm

Zaralin: <<Rez Davlin>>

Davlin: Didn’t work? Wow…didn’t see that coming. No worry guys, I’ve got another one.

Group: /Facepalm…

 

–Happy New Year! –Davlin

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Wow, there’s so much to report on since the release has come out. I’ll try to sum up everything I’ve done and some of my goals.

  • I’ve explored all of Borean Tundra.
  • I saw a Tuskar repair guy, I went to repair, next thing I know I’m in Dragonblight…Turtle Boats, Dav want.
  • I’ve done almost all of the Borean Tundra Quests.
  • I’ve ran Nexus with Meleah, Mustafah, Furyen, and Dezaras. See previous post for Dance Party.
  • I guilted everyone into putting more money into the guild bank.
  • In a silly effort to find…flightpaths?…Dalaran…? I don’t remember….Mustafah and I searched most of Sholazar Basin. Found Nesingwary, and discovered that fighting level 77’s isn’t that hard….yay PVP gear and kickbuttedness.
  • Have only leveled to 71.5. I’m happy with that. Taking my time has been more entertaining than I thought it was.
  • I’ve made friends with Murlocs….it upsets and excites me….I can understand them now too….makes me want to go back to Wetlands and see if I understand them when they yell at me.
  • I’ve said the words, “They are so cute.” in reference to Murloc babies.
  • I’ve learned that Orcas will NOT teleport you to Dalaran….and am laughing because I told a bunch of people in General chat that they do… (thanks BRK)
  • I’ve taken screenshots that I need to post.
  • Thanks to Engineering, I now have more toys than ever (I’m Batman).
  • I’ve seen Jaffa level, and it made me very happy.
  • I got a Rhino, his name is Carl.
  • Gold is easy to get in Northrend, and I think this is why mammoth mounts cost 20k.
  • I’m still fighting the good fight against DEHTA (I killed me some mammoths….even the babies….it gave me the “covered in blood” buff….Yay!)
  • ….sigh….Made a DeathKnight. He looks exactly like Davlin, his name is Davlinster. I’m original like that. No Jaffa….that saddens me….this DK obviously lacks taste.
  • Helped a hunter find a kickbutt worm pet. Dueled him, defeated him. I still rock.
  • Made an explosive decoy
  • Ran Old Hillsbrad dressed like a female gnome with a Beehide hairdo because the Old Hillsbrad instance won’t let you enter as a Female Dranei. I was a female dranei because of a transporter malfunction….sadly….this happens a lot….
  • Went AFK in the middle of a bunch of level 70’s and 71’s to make dinner, came back ten minutes later and there were corpses all around my body, and Jaffa was just finishing with the last one…Good Jaffa…you still rock.
  • Thanked Elune for the Teleporters and Hearth stone, now I can make it anywhere with just the click of the button, unlike all you other guys who have to wait for boats or find Dalaran. HAHA. I WIN!

I’m pretty sure that’s everything I’ve done that’s noteworthy, although its easy to see that I might have been forgetting something. I’m contemplating moving on from Borean Tundra to the Howling Fjord or Sholazar Basin after I’ve finished this ton of quests (at about 10 left now I think, although they could easily be chain starts). We’ll see… But I shall fully explore every aspect of this game in all my Huntery Goodness. Death Knight Davlinster be Darned!

–Davlin

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