I have a minor movement coming from my desire for mount mastery.
It’s too long for another Tweet by this twit, but probably too short for a bear posting in the woods.
Back at the tail end of Burning Crusade, I posted about my excitement over the newly announced engineering gadget, the two person motorcycle.
I was so thrilled. My Hunter, my second favorite character was an engineer. I was going to farm rep, level engineering, and make myself a badass bike.
I even worked up a biker set, with eyepatch, for cruising.
I dreamed of how awesome it would be if your displayed combat pet would appear in the sidecar, wearing goggles perhaps.
Tongue out, happily riding along… We could form Azeroth biker gangs, but instead of Sturgis, we could have Booty Bay as our battling, brawling backwater burg to descend on.
Diablo’s Demons could swarm down and brawl with Tyriel’s Terrors, and the Golden Goblins could take bets on the fights.
Things didn’t quite go according to plan. :-)
I leveled my Hunter as planned, got the rep, trained in engineering, even flew out to the trainer in Howling Fjord.
I never bought the recipe. I never made the bike.
Right when everything came together for my hunter, I got so disgusted with things on the server and guild at Kael’thas that I came as close as I ever have to shutting it all down and walking away.
I did cut myself loose from everything that was causing Cassie and myself so much angst. Just stepped back, looked around, and said “real pain and suffering from things in a video game is unacceptable, and it’s on us to make a change.”
I can look back now and say it was definitely the right move for us. We haven’t had any stress or pain come from game related stuff ever since.
The problem I have now is, when I came to the new server, I made a new Hunter. Leveled from scratch, raided, adventured, built a whole new history.
I barely even remember I had a different Hunter. Just moved on down the road.
Without a motorcycle.
Well, that is just perfect.
Now I want the motorcycle, and I have a character that could make one, but they’re broke as hell and abandoned on another server without any support, no gear to even get in a normal instance with, no simple method for getting the cash to build a bike.
All the options sound equally stupid.
Server transfer? But I’ve GOT a Hunter I connect with and love. I don’t need a second, not that I have the space for one anyway.
Level engineering and grind rep again? But I did that once, and I don’t have any rep at all. Side effects of speed leveling past Cataclysm.
So.. buy one off the AH, I guess?
But I can make one myself, why spend the additional price, that is silly.
Seems as though, no matter what I finally do…
I’m going to feel like a dumbass.
Too bad you can’t have a Leatherworking pattern that would let you make leather biker jackets that displayed your guild symbol on the back. That would rock.
Also too bad they haven’t added the ability for guild leaders to create their own guild symbols and submit them to Blizzard for approval.
Still, even if there were…
I DON’T HAVE A DAMN BIKE TO RIDE WHILE WEARING IT ANYWAY.
Dumbass, I’m telling you.