Getting a green proto drake from the satchel of exotic mysteries, I had to sit back in my chair and double check if it was actually happening.
I think that the First place prizes actually a little better than the Grand prize! I'd rather have a mount than a companion...
When you have been playing wow since beta like me, you know that there is a lot of times when one feels elated to acomplish some raid boss or gear grind you have been working on for a long time.However, when it comes to the sense of truely acomplishing something out of the ordinary, things have to be new for you. The last time i had this feeling, truly, in wow, was taking down C'thun in vanila wow.It was new enough to still cary the awe of acomplishment, instead of "just another raid". Molten core and blackwing lair held nowhere near the challenge of Ahn'Qiraj, not like the princess, ooro, or Twin emperors. getting 40 raiders throguh that: Epic. I still dont know how our leadership managed, but they did. So, beating C'thun and clearing Ahn'Qiraj, for me represent the grandest achievement in WoW, as nothing have gotten even remotely close to that yet.
Getting the zg raptor back in day.
The "What a Long Strange Trip It's Been" achievement. The Violet Proto-drake, free Master flying, and I didn't have to do any more holiday achievements!
Collecting over 490 unique pets ^^
Think getting my skyguard Netheray's was the best thing I felt achievement for in WoW think TBC ahd some of the best rep grinds :)
I was most excited to get Benediction.
Getting Ashes of Al'ar on my third Kael'thas kill was pretty sweet. Happened just a few days ago, too.
It took so long to get him, that when Magical Crawdad popped, I spent a day in Orgrimmar prancing him around.
getting my first drake.
pvp 2200 rating
For me it was getting my Violet Proto-Drake. Such a pain doing all of the holidays!
The first time I killed Illidan Stormrage in TBC. it was the last try of the evening, and it was really getting late!anyhow my guildmaster was still just a char ingame with a voice on ventrilo, so he promised to post a picture of his face on our forums if we maneged to kill Illidan.So we did, alliance first, server first. And me and my guildies got the proof of our GM being a human!That was a VERY exciting moment for me!
Most excited thing to earn in-game? well, i have a story to tell about the Hand of Ragnaros.During the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, a friend of mine and i took on the challange to go through and defeat all of the minions of Ragnaros, and the great elemental lord himself. Seeing as how we were a feral tanking druid and a rogue, it was kinda a long shot in the beginning, with many wipes, snarky comments, and laughter at our own stupidity. But after a few weeks we got the routine down on how to handle certain bosses and talking to older guild members on certain strats (like handling Baron's explosive falling-damage-to-death debuff) we farmed all the way to exalted with the waterlords and then-some. During these months of grinding, I had been collecting the sulfuron ingots that dropped from Golemagg patiently gathering the other crafting requirement drops, and leveling my DK's blacksmithing and Darkiron dwarves rep for the hammer recipe. My friend the rogue was also gathering the Bindings of the Windseeker, which i can admit required a lot of runs to get the second one off Baron, i still remember that amount of nagging i had to do to get him off his butt to raid with me that night, always makes me smile. When my friend had gotten all the mats for his T-fury, and i had all the ingots and cores, the eye finally drops from Rag, but im still missing like 5 blood of the mountains, the stupid molten destroyers wouldn't freaking drop them EVER. SO next week my friend had the brilliant idea that we shouldn't kill any bosses, but instead just stealth in, assassinate all the destroyers, and farm bloods, then run out an reset the instance so the giants respawn. It worked and i was able to forge my Hand of Rag finally. My friend graciously waited to finish his T-fury questline until i was also done, and we equipped them together on new years day/night on 12/31/09-1/1/10. proudest feat of strength i have. This little side tracked adventure in the whole grans scheme of Wrath of the Lich King's gaming was not significant for progression or earning better gear, but it solidified a bond of friendship between myself and my rouge friend that still stands strong today. He may live 3 hours in the future and several hundreds of miles away, but i have few friends who i trust as much and who know me as well as him. That bond the thing i am most proud to have earned in game ................ though the shiny Orange hammer with Giant's slaying enchant is a nice perk too =p (molten destroyers beware!)
Progressing Hailion heroic on the release day and nearly get realm first(best try at 12%), even though we didnt get it I think thats my most excited time in wow so far.If that dosent count(since we didnt get it) it gotta be when looted Swift Zulian Tiger, after nearly a year on farm.
Finally finding and taming skoll on my hunter. I was so excited.
getting 2200 in rbg's my fav item is
Got a girlfriend. Derp.
Getting the Dread Stead in vanilla also doing the quest line for infernal and doom guard, I wish those were achievements. I have been playing for six going on seven years and don't plan on stopping. I wish blizzard would reward anyone with ten years playing, I think a litter carried by four peons or peasants would be awesome.