Tonight, a milestone was reached.
In that run, this happened;
This was Ragnaros, risen from the molten fires and standing before us in all of his incandescent glory.
And then we rolled him for his lunch money.
Seeing Ragnaros standing was, for my son, one of his deepest desires in the game.
Tonight that desire was fulfilled, and he was so stoked we had a hard time getting him to calm down for bedtime.
That is what I want to talk about. Things we desire in the game. Moments we want to experience, expectations we want to fulfill, just once, before we end our time with WoW.
For my son, one of the things he wanted most to do in the game, one of his deepest desires was to someday see Ragnaros standing there, risen from the lava and radiant with rage. And, you know… lava. And then to kick his ass.
My son is only ten, so granted it’s not a goal on the same order as be the next CEO of Exxon. But it was a no-shit serious “I will someday” goal. He took it as seriously as anyone could.
I think the term ‘bucket list’ has been overused, but it’s a strong sentiment. A list of things that go beyond the everyday, the ordinary, things you want to do to satisfy an inner need before the end comes. Not just Valor capping or daily quests, not another scenario or heroic to pass the time.
A list of goals you hold dear to your heart, the things you would love to see or do before your time with World of Warcraft was done.
Things that would fulfill your own desires, satisfy the itch that keeps you playing this game.
Tonight, my son achieved one of his goals. He saw Ragnaros standing on his own two feet, killed him, and achieved the “Firelord” title.
What are some of your own closely-held goals? What special experience or achievement would be precious enough to place on your own WoW Bucket List?