When the Love is in the Air announcement was first posted on the Blizz site this year, I thought it said that Forever-Lovely Roses would be purchasable with tokens, and I got all excited. I was sad to find out that I’d misread the announcement… only the short-lived regular Lovely Roses were available from the vendor. Even though none of the characters who would really love to have a Forever-Lovely Rose — Kalaneia, Kelisanna, and Kymberlea — are able to queue for the Crown Chemical Co. bosses, I decided that I wanted to get one on at least one of my toons this year and dutifully queued up each day with Kamalia, Kerisa, and Kregga. By the end of the fortnight, Kamalia had gotten only a Vile Fumigator’s Mask, Kerisa had gotten two Vile Fumigator’s Masks and a Toxic Wasteling, and Kregga had gotten two Vile Fumigator’s Masks and two Forever-Lovely Roses. At least she was the character of those three for whom I most wanted a Forever-Lovely Rose! I won a fair number of Heavenly Shards from DEing the necklace drops, too.
Last year during Love is in the Air, Kregga ran around in this outfit:
I couldn’t use it again this year, however, because the shoulders are mail and ineligible for transmogrifying Kregga’s PVE kit. Instead, I concocted this confection for Kregga to wear while fighting the dastardly Apothecary Trio:
Imbued Plate chest and pants, Bloodscale belt boots and gloves, Chilled Shoulderplates, Bloodbane Cloak, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Forever-Lovely Rose
She made a trip up to Icecrown to flirt with the two male Tauren DK NPCs there, Aurochs Grimbane and Trag Highmountain.
Alas, they were not very impressed by her pretty pink and blue outfit, and, being undead, they didn’t even think her rose looked tasty.
While Kamalia was waiting for her Crown Chemical Co. queues, she fished in the high mountain lakes of Terrokar Forest, hoping to catch Mr. Pinchy. When she did catch him, she was lucky enough to get the Magical Crawdad on the first wish!
As you can see, she also successfully fished up the Sea Pony before the Darkmoon Faire ended. Now she has all the Fishing pets — the Giant Sewer Rat, the Strand Crawler, the Sea Pony, and the Magical Crawdad. There ought to be a Fishing achievement for getting all of the Fishing pets!
None of my characters wanted a Swift Lovebird for themselves, and I didn’t feel like grinding for one just to put it on the AH. Speaking of flashy new mounts, I like the color, silhouette, and movement of the Heart of the Aspects, but I don’t like the Atramedes-like facial armor or the plates on the shoulders and hips. The styling of the Heart of the Aspects reminds me of an oriental dragon, which makes it feel more like a let’s-get-excited-for-Mists mount than a yay-we-saved-the-world-from-the-Cataclysm mount to me. With the Heart of the Aspects now the third mount available from the pet store, I’m finding that the second mount, the Winged Guardian, has grown on me. Keriluna thinks she might want one (“I can has a flying kitty for my flying mount, like I have normal kitties for my land mounts? Pretty please?”), but I’ve told her quite sternly that she has to get to 60 and be able to afford flying training before I’ll think about getting her one.
Kaprikka, who was level 34 when she made her request to be power-leveled before Children’s Week, has run a couple of weeks worth of dungeons, interspersed with Herbalism and Archaeology, and is now level 48. When she reaches level 50, I plan to lock her XP until she finds Queen Azshara’s Dressing Gown. The Dressing Gown is equippable at level 51, and I don’t want her to have outleveled it before she even finds it! There will still be plenty of time to finish leveling to 60 after I find the Dressing Gown… I hope.
Finally, a follow-up to the picture I posted the other day. Perhaps after they’ve spent a few afternoons out riding their wolves and chopping up stuff with their axes and talking, Garrosh and Zaela will go out for a romantic evening….