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A Blog Challenge

So my sister has a blog. No, it is not a gaming blog, it is a blog about her lovely family and a way for her friends to keep up to date.

Anywho, in one of her posts she challenged me:

1. Go into your image folder

Since this is a Warcaft blog I cheated and went into my screenshot folder.

2. Open the sixth sub-folder and choose the sixth image.

I cheated again. a) my screenshot folder does not have any sub-folders b) I lost all my screenshots when I reformated the computer, so I used the screenshot folder on my boyfriend’s computer.

3. Publish the image!

4. Challenge six new bloggers.

5. Link to them.

Well without further ado: here is what I managed to dig up:


This is a screenshot of my human priest. As you can see she’s using the Soulkeeper staff, so this was in the days of vanilla WoW. She doesn’t have her Mooncloth Robe yet, so my guess is this was taken back when she was in her mid 50’s.

The image reminded me of how new, big and exciting Azeroth felt back then and how little I knew about it. There were no healing addons and no meters. Actually if you think back there were no icons to mark up the mobs with either. There was just me, my spells that I used to mouseclick on (keybindings? mouseover macros? wuuuut?) and my fervent desire to succeed.

And you know what, it turned out quite well. I healed the 45 minute Baron run in Stratholme several times with all of us in our dungeon set 1, no tier gear and hardly any epics. We didn’t even use ventrillo. We simply worked out our plan beforehand, studies exactly which mobs to kill and we went at it. It took our team two whole nights to finally manage it and in the end it turned out to be bugged, so we had to do it all over again. But that didn’t matter, because we already knew we could do it and after that I helped several other people get their quest completed – no macros, no addons, no voicechat – just me and my will.

It’s funny how much we can do when we don’t know our limitations.


I found this challenge to be a lot of fun, being asked to look back. I am also very curious to see if any of the people I challenge will happen to have any interesting stories that go with their image.

That being said, I’d like to challenge:

Let’s see what gems you all are hiding in your bags! 🙂


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