Okay, so Psynister tagged me with the Year in Review blogger meme thing. If you do one, you can post it up at Blog Azeroth’s Shared Topic.
Warcraft Year in Review Meme
1. What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you’d never done before?
My honest answer here is… Started a blog (this one, of course!). I’ve been playing WOW for a long time, and so the most memorable new thing was taking all my writing about the game and putting it in one (easy to find) location. I started my blog in March of 2009! It’s really amazing how much it has grown & developed in just a few short months! I had over 3,000 unique visitors on the 3.3 patch day & several other times during the year! It’s really just incredible to me, and I keep getting more and more readers all the time. Thanks for reading my blog!
2. What was your favorite new place that you visited?
Since Icecrown came out in 2008, I suppose the best “new” place was Ulduar. It’s my favorite raid dungeon that was released in 2009. The Argent Tournament grounds may be a close second, since I spend so much time hanging out around there.
3. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
I’m really looking forward to Cataclysm coming out, and being able to play a Worgen druid.
4. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
In-game: Finding a great guild to raid with (Conspiracy), that both made good PvE raiding progress, along with being a good group of people.
Out of game: Getting my blog linked on wowinsider (now wow.com) several times, and having my healing guide stickied at on the druid forums.
5. What was your biggest failure?
Not finding anything besides raiding that I really like to do in-game. I tend to feel like I’m a hard-core raider, in a casual game, so I feel out of place some times. Since I can’t really change what the game has become, I really think that not being able to adjust to the new raiding style was my biggest failure, as it leads me to become frustrated more easily.
6. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I get really excited about new content & new raid dungeons. I also get rediculously excited about non-combat pets. I even think that my new obsession with non-combat pets was captured perfectly by one of Oxhorn’s new songs (vanity pets). Every line of his song describes how I feel about my little friends.
7. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Heroic 5-man dungeons. Seriously. I hate running the same instances over and over and over to get the badges I need for my tier 10 sets.
8. What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
My favorite Podcast is the Twisted Nether Podcast! I like all sorts of blogs in my blogroll. I don’t want to have to pick a favorite! You should read ‘em all!
9. Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
I learned about how awesome the WoW blogging & podcasting community is! There are probably hundreds of WoW blogs, and dozens of podcasts, and tons of interaction in the community. It makes the game more interesting & fun for me to be part of this community.