WoW: Becoming the Love Fool

It was a pretty insanely busy day yesterday, which drove my game time down to an hour and a half right before bed — time that I used to pop into World of Warcraft and get cooking with their latest holiday, Love is in the Air.  It’s been tweaked and expanded since previous years, or so I’m told, and I was eager to give it a go for one reason:

I want to be known as the Love Fool.

It’s a title that you get for doing all of the achievements for that holiday, and I think it fits me pretty well. I am a fool, and I’m a lovable fool, so why not broadcast that?

I’ve never done a full-fledged WoW holiday, in that I attempt to do all of the achievements related to it by the time the event ends (in this case, less than two weeks from when I post this).  It requires you to do a small set of dailies (and a few one-time quests) to accumulate love tokens — the currency of the holiday — which are spent on items to help you get your achievements.  I think the most difficult are going to be the love token-intensive achievements, as well as the one where you have to tag a list of certain class/race combinations.

But I’m determined, and also happy that you can buy the little flying goblin pet via vendor this year — that’ll bring my pet menagerie up to 52, as I continue my long slog toward the 75 pet achievement (which, I think, also gives me a little Bambi pet or something).

I know holidays and achievements aren’t for everyone, and some sniff at these shinnanigans, but I was thinking last night how it does get me excited to play the game, how it gets me doing something different than the normal quest/dungeon/rep grind, and how I feel like I’m achieving something and having a great time in the process.  So that can’t be all bad, can it?

P.S. – Love me love me
say that you love me
fool me fool me
go on and fool me
love me love me
pretend that you love me
lead me lead me
just say that you need me

3 thoughts on “WoW: Becoming the Love Fool

  1. moxie February 8, 2010 / 10:03 am

    I hear ya! I’m trying to get it on at least three characters this year… maybe more if I have time.

    The most annoying thing is the grinding that you have to do for the charms, but it’s still totally worth it. 🙂

  2. Maladorn February 8, 2010 / 11:44 am

    Okay, that little postscript just landed you on Mal’s List of Evil Geniuses, Unhelpful Sales Clerks, and People Who Get Horrible Songs Stuck In My Head. It’s an exclusive list; very strict entry requirements. You should be proud. Your plaque, acceptance certificate, and honorary ear piercing kit should arrive shortly.

  3. khoram February 8, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    That Cardigan’s chick was so hot in that video…

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