Unicorn: an imaginary creature traditionally represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead.  Early descriptions of the unicorn characterized it as having the body of a horse, feet of the elephant, a swine’s tail and the head of a stag with a four-foot horn in the middle of its forehead.

Bre over at Gun Lovin’ Dwarf Chick started off something huge when she discussed her unicorn – the Sonic Spear.  Yes, in the world of WoW Blogging, Bre has redefined a Unicorn: it is now that elusive damn drop you always wanted and were just never able to get.  We all have one (or at least, that is what I tell myself every time something fails to drop for me).

So, what was Sar’s unicorn?  Looking back, I think I have several posts where I mention this… all the way back at the beginning of when I started writing this blog.  It wasn’t a hard drop to get, most everyone I knew had one.  It didn’t take an especial amount of skill or luck, but the numbers were against me and I could not have it. 

Wub’s Cursed Hexblade

That stupid blade just would not drop.  OK, OK, I lie.  It dropped once.  I think I rolled a 3, and the Boomkin of Doom won it.  I never saw it again after that day.  Every ZA run made me want to poke my eyes out with a pointy stick.  I finished BC in T6/T6 equivalent gear, and still using Prince’s Stupid Dagger.  *Epic Sigh*.  I felt so insecure about that dagger that I actually traded it in for a staff, despite my strict No Staff policy on Saresa.   Staves just don’t have that ring of awesome evil about them, as I have said time and time again.  Potentially being stabbed in the back versus whacked over the head with a big stick?  Only 2 people can make staves look bad ass – Gandalf and Onyxia.

For Hermia, the T4 helm was equally elusive.  People often were confused as to how she was in full epics… except for her pimp hat.  Of course, without fail, every run that I was a little late for or just couldn’t make her token would drop.  All this beautiful shiny Kara gear… one crafted Leather helm.

Blizzard – please stop hating me!

5 Responses to “Chasing Unicorns”
  1. Mine was those 2 blue swords in Zul’Farrak. Those ones that you combine to create an epic? Well I must of ran ZF hundreds of times, after like 10 people in my guild commented they got it 1st time.

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  2. Athlantar - Sen'jin says:

    Oh yes I know the feeling… 31 Illidan Kills, not one Zhar’doom Staff…. not freakin one! Gah! On a side note, Wrath has made up for that :)

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  3. And yet, my warlock sits idly with his Hexblade, unable to ever get the Amani Divining Staff. A cruel jest?

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  4. Zhar’doom… just don’t go there lol. Brings back awful memories of perceived injustice, loot whoring and altogether messy loot distribution. It should have beem mine, damn it!!

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  5. Ahh yes that cursed T4 Helm was the one Unicorn for me in TBC. All I wanted was my little gnome to have the full Voidwalker look. Finally about a month before Wrath I got it.

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