My Love is Srs Bsns

The one that got away

Pictured: The one that got away

So Love is in the Air has officialy wrapped up and all I have to show for it is some crumpled chocolate wrappers, a broken heart, and a bucketful of tears from crying all night.  From what I’m reading at various blogs and postings, however, this holiday may have also left a bit of a sour taste in people’s mouths.

First complaint on the list is the gifts of adoration.  More specifically, the hour long cooldown between each receiving of said gift.  This meant that people serious about the achievement were tied to the old world and had to burn hearth cooldowns or log on at least once an hour.  With the shortened time frame compared to other Blizzard holidays, every hour counted thanks to the randomness of about half the achievements necessary for the meta.

Annoying as the cooldown issue was, though, what upset people even more was the randomness of it all.  when you got a gift you usually received a pledge of loyalty for the city you grabbed it from, some friendship bracelets and had a random chance of picking up an item necessary for the achievement.  Whether it was the freaky-deaky vanity pet, that lovely black dress that I swear I only wear for the comfort or maybe the pic-a-nic basket so you and some other loner boners could enjoy themselves for a few minutes. 

But the biggest problem apparently was the Bag of Candiesthat everyone was complaining would never ever drop for them and then you usually had to get at least two to get the achievement because of the randomness of the candies themselves.  Dueg did not have this problem though, oh no, Dueg actually had quite the opposite of this problem.  Before the “fix” I picked up 2 bags in a row on Dueg then managed to get 2 more after it, then got two dresses in a  row. 

However, I had one goal, and one goal only.  All I wanted was a pic-a-nic basket (yes, I am a loner boner), just one so that maybe I could assuage my crippling loneliness after being rejected by Alfred P. Exposedguts III.  Instead I got a pantload of candy hearts (you can find the formula for pantload here) and chocolate and gained about 5 lbs.  One of my alts managed to pick up two baskets though… hooray?  No, gentle jerkwads, a fool for love I am not.

So we come around to the end of my holiday QQ.  Bitter though I may be, I would still like to hear from others about how they spent their holiday in game.  Did you get the title?  Did you even try?  Or will next year be the year of the love fool in your household?

Oh, and a quick congratulations to Anea on getting her title.  See?  You comment on my blog, you get a shoutout.



4 Responses to “My Love is Srs Bsns”

  1. 1 Anea
    02/16/2009 at 7:56 PM

    Thanks for the gratuitous plug 😛

    It took me until very late Saturday night. I didn’t get the chance to do much during Saturday, but Friday I was camping out in front of the computer. So, I may be a fool for love (and for the damn achievement) but I’ll hide it from the world.

  2. 02/16/2009 at 8:19 PM

    I was only half assing it until I realized that you can’t really half ass if you’re gonna get the achievement. That’s fine, I’ll just stick with Elder

  3. 02/17/2009 at 12:01 PM

    I’m mostly sad I didn’t get a perma-peddle this year. As ugly as he is, a free vanity pet is a free vanity pet and that fawn doesn’t achieve itself.

  4. 02/17/2009 at 12:12 PM

    Yeah, I got one of those little uggos on my DK. There’s something rather sublime about a Death Knight spreading wuv (love is for chumps).

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