Okay, I know our trip to Vegas was like a month ago… but I realized I never got around to posting this!
Vecna, a member of Unemployed (he hasn’t been playing the game for a while, but still keeps us company on the Shoutbox!) was kind enough to get together some amazing little gifts for all the people going on the trip to Las Vegas. He couldn’t make it out there himself, but he was still certainly the star of the show!
We had no idea what he was sending, but when we arrived in Vegas, there was a huge package awaiting. We were so excited to finally see what was in it, it was the first thing we wanted to do once we got the whole group together.
Here is the description of the contents, as written by Vecna himself, and some pictures. Honestly, it was like getting one of those swag bags from Blizzcon, but much cooler.
Each gift bag was not actually a bag, but a chest. A 14 slot chest that’s literally filled to the brim with epic loot.
When you first open the chest, the first thing you’ll notice is an odd plastic smell. That, my dear friend, is the smell of Troll magic. Do you see those two shrunken Gnome skulls? I got those from a Drakkari Troll Shaman. She said that good luck would come to those brave enough to squeeze them. I figured I was lucky enough so I decided to pass them on to you.
The next thing you’ll notice is a little friend of mine. Scabbers, The Plague Rat! I found Scabbers in a crate of plagued wheat bound for the Undercity back in November. I’ll miss the little devil.
Under Scabbers, you’ll see a tiny statue of you! A perfect replica in every way. Only it’s gray. And it’s plastic. And it’s of the wrong class. Woo!
To the immedate left of your fantastic mini-statue, is a baby Murloc. “Grrrrbbleeee raaaaaarrgggleee fwa!!!!” Who’s a little blood thirsty monster? Yes you are, YES YOU ARE.
To the immediate right of your Awe-inspiring mini-statue, is your own personal demonic minion. Through careful study and meticulous planning, I’ve permanently bound this demon to you. It will grant you three wishes, but get a lawyer when wording your wishes. I once asked for a little man to play my tiny piano and things haven’t been the same since T_T.
Between the two shrunken Gnome skulls you’ll see that I’ve included a mana potion! It’s apparently an energy drink. And, according to the manufacturer’s website, drinking it can make you feel like you have a wicked sunburn on your face! Enjoy.
Underneath this first layer of glittering prizes (lol Warcraft II), there lies even more treasures!
Here you will find two healthstones (a minor and a lesser) and two soulshards! Don’t blame me if they don’t stack. I’ve been complaining about it for years.
Below the stones and shards (good name for a band if you ask me) you’ll notice a book! That’s right, I loves me some lore, and now you have to deal with it. I want book reports people! The book, for those of you who didn’t go, is Cycle of Hatred by Keith R. A. DeCandido.
This next level of wonders is my second favorite. It’s 25 skeletons! Can’t get in on a raid? Server DCing while you’re in Naxx? Just throw these little guys around your feet and on your keyboard while browsing plate gear on wowhead and you’ll feel like you’re really there. BONUS: They Glow in the Dark! Excavating the dead reveals the final level (and my favorite) of un-earned, overly-epic rewards!
First, in the top left corner, we have DOTS! Ah yes, DOTS. A staple in the everyday life of a Warlock. Next to that? MOAR DOTS! Delicious. Next to that? It’s your very own Eye of Kilrogg. Gaze upon the weak, freak out the dog, whatever catches your eye (HA! I MADE A FUNNY). BONUS: It Glows in the Dark! DOUBLE BONUS: It Bounces! South of the DOTS you’ll find not one, not two, not three, but FOUR packs of World of Warcraft TCG booster packs. These are worth the price of admission alone. If you find anything that you can sell on E-bay I want a 5% finder’s fee. I kid. 10%. To the right of the card packs, you’ll find something that shoots this giftbag right past Epic and straight in to Legendary status. That’s right. In your hands you hold your very own [Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros]. Bang. You would not believe what I had to do to get these babies. BONUS: It’s Inflatable!
The baby murloc figure and the little Troll Priest figure (it works, cuz I have a Troll and a Priest! Right?) are both sitting on my monitors at work. The chest itself is actually a really nice wooden chest… I’m using it to hold all my girly hair stuff now on my dresser!
Unfortunately no one got any loot cards from the booster packs… but I did pick up a Troll Hunter named Taz’Dingo! Taz’Dingo is the name of my Troll Death Knight, cool eh?
Maybe I’ll get around to posting some additional pictures from the trip… maybe not. We’ll see!
- “Are you carrying any alcohol, tobacco, or mana potions?”
- Fun Guild Event 6: Guild Meetup!