There are always those items, whether they be pieces of gear or some other type of vanity pieces, that people seem to never be able to place their virtual hands on in-game. For me there have been a handful of pieces over the years, most of which were eventually replaced by other pieces of gear released in newer content. There have been, however, a few items I have never lost interest in pursuing. Anzu’s mount from Sethekk Halls, the Phoenix Hatchling and Mount from Magister’s Terrace, and Baron Rivendare’s Deathcharger from Stratholme to name the most prominent.
I managed to get the Phoenix Hatchling on Byaghro a few months back, and it is by far my favorite pet in the game (with the potential exception of the new pets Blizzard recently introduced, but I have yet to see those “in person” to know for certain).
Over the weekend, I finally saw Baron Rivendare’s Deathcharger drop on my “just turned eighty” paladin, Prognosis. Needless to say, I was quite shocked to see it drop. In every time I have run Stratholme, over a number of different characters, this was the first time I ever saw it drop. Thankfully I was solo’ing the instance for reputation with the Argent Dawn and had no one to roll against me!
This did make me think, however, about those things we set our sights on and the lengths we will go to in order to achieve them. So, this is the first open question from me to everyone who wishes to participate (I’m hoping to follow-up this post with some of the stories people submit as well as a look into the thoughts behind why we do a number of those things, so spread the word!):
What is something you have wanted that has eluded your grasp (or that you finally attained after a long wait), and did you do anything over the course of trying to obtain that elusive item that you hoped would bring you better luck at obtaining it? (Trying at a certain time of day, for example, or only trying for the item with someone else, or maybe something more exotic such as sacrificing a chicken…)