So, now. Going through my feeds (and my e-mails, as it turns out), I discover that Phae of Pesto4Life has set us a challenge, which is something to do with some colonial holiday know as Arbor Day.
In a burst of blatant link-baiting restoration druid community spirit, she has set us a series of gear challenges, so we can get a screenie up on June 1st, the date of said colonial holiday. Now, this is going to be a real challenge for me. I’m nowhere near Exalted with the Cenarion Circle, for example, and my guild is only just clearing Kara, so I’m gonna need some luck to get both piece of T4 from there in time.
Just between you and me, I might cheat. After all, there’s no way anybody could tell what rep I’ve got, is there? Just keep schtumm. Don’t tell Phae. Or you might hear frighteningly woody footsteps in the night…
Well, the obvious druid development is new forms. And given that there is loads of mount-related news in today’s revelations, I have two theories.
A New Travel Form
Northrend is, apparently, huge. And it appears that we’re being offered new, swifter land mounts to help compensate us for the fact we can’t use flying mounts in the early part of the 70 to 80 levelling. At an early level we could see a
Swift Travel Form, to match the swifter land mounts. But could it also be one that allows us to carry passengers (which would be
awesome, frankly)? Passenger-carrying mounts keep cropping up in the news, and this seems like a great add to the Druid. Also, this new form might allow us to engage in "mounted"
combat. Which would be fab.
A New Flight Form
We’re seeing flight-based combat move from bombing runs to actual aerial combat in the expansion. And probably, just like in Burning Crusade, we’ll see that move from temporary mounts to ones we own at the level cap. So, perhaps at 80, maybe we’ll be on a quest for a new version of the flight
form that allows us to engage in combat in flight.
Swift Aquatic Form?
A bit of an outside this one, but given the size of Northrend, and the fact there’s a load of water in play, could the old Aquatic Form get a revamp, and maybe a new model, to give us an alternative rapid transit method around the map?
Whatever we get, I do hope they come with quests to get them. The Epic Flight Form quest was just so much fun, that it brought back happy low-level memories of getting Bear Form and Aquatic Form. C’mon, Blizz. Give us the quests to go with the forms…
Do you need Lower City rep? Well then, close this browser window, get yourself into WoW, and do the Outland Childrens Week quests now. You’ve got around 48 hours before the event finishes, and when it does, you lose the opportunity to earn the best part of 2,000 Lower City rep.
Take Leafshine! She’s a sensible druid, and did her quests last night. Not only did she get enough rep to finally purchase the Lower City Prayerbook, finally ridding herself of her last green, but she also acquired a Sleepy Willy. And you know how important they are, last thing at night…