Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hoarders: Azeroth Edition - Let's Play Catch!

Today Dawn Moore over on WoW Insider did a post asking "What little details do you hope make it into Cataclysm?" Now, I'm an avid WoW Insider reader, but prior to today, I've never commented on the posts. Why? Simply because I'm a bit shy outside of the little bubbles that I've created for myself. Today I stepped outside of my bubbles to comment on this particular post. Why did I do such a crazy thing? Well...she talked about collecting rocks.

Anyone who's known me for a while knows full well that I'm a bit of a pack rat. Honestly, if Hoarding: Buried Alive was to be aired in the land of Azeroth, my poor shaman and my alts would be featured in this series. My shaman would also undoubtedly be featured on Animal Planet's Confessions: Animal Hoarding. Because of this obsession with collecting, I felt the need to comment on how I think us collectors really need a closet and/or junk drawer. I also suggested that we get a new "toss-able" item called Dirty Balled-Up Socks...because really, wouldn't it be fun to toss dirty socks at people during a raid?

Now, the whole point of this post is to start up a new project. This idea was actually given to me by someone to replied to my comment on Dawn's topic. Someone by the name of Kylenne stated "I see a "Hoarders: Azeroth Edition" in your future." I'm not sure who this person is, but I dig their style.

So here you go, the first installment of what should be several of Hoarders: Azeroth Edition (yes, I completely love the title they gave). Many thanks to Kylenne, whoever you may be, for the idea and something to work on!


Today I'd like to talk about what I refer to as "toss-ables." These are little items, sometimes stackable, that you can literally play catch with in WoW. They're incredibly fun, and great for those guild get togethers or waiting around for a raid to begin.

Happy Fun Rock - I love the Happy Fun Rock. The first time I experienced Happy Fun Rock was in Ulduar, waiting for a raid to begin. One of the druids in my guild at the time said over vent "Catch Saz!" and there it was in my bags. We then proceeded to play catch with it for several minutes. Needless to say, the Happy Fun Rock certainly made me, well, happy! You can find this fun little pebble in Dire Maul.

Heavy Leather Ball - Created by a leather worker and quite stackable, these little bad boys had caused an extended obsession in my guild back in BC and early WotLK. Our guild bank was always stacked with them in BC, I seemingly could never keep these buggers out of my bags, and they created great fun during those late night Naxx raids. How can you go wrong with leather balls, honestly?

Voodoo Skull - This item is as creepy as they come. Even just having this in your bags makes this item feel a bit taboo. The Voodoo Skull makes to be an excellent item for Halloween parties. Back in 2009 my guild actually hosted a small Halloween get together, and one of my guildmates came up with a game much like Hot Potato, but instead of a potato it contained the Voodoo Skull. The rules followed that of the RL game of Hot Potato, and whoever was left standing at the end received a prize. This particular game (along with the costume contest) was a great hit! Try your luck at getting this item in Zul'Aman.

Haunted Memento - The Haunted Memento is no longer obtainable, but it is throw-able! When you have this spooky little item in your bags, you become haunted by a spirit that follows you around much like how a non combat pet would. I definitely suggest only playing catch with this item with trusted friends.

Rotund Relic - I'm not familiar with this particular item. Apparently it can be pick pocketed from various mobs in Northrend. Sadly before today I hadn't even been aware of its existence.  I suppose I'm just not equipped with the types of friends who lob womanly figured relics at my head...

Ethereal Essence Sphere - Another item that I'm sadly not familiar with. It's obtained through the Ethereal Soul-Trader pet who in turn is obtained via the Trading Card Game loot cards, and is a conjured item.

Paper Flying Machine - This item is obtainable via the Trading Card Game loot cards. Like the Ethereal Essence Spheres, it's considered a conjured item and sadly I have no personal fun memories of this item (yet).

Paper Zeppelin - Last, but certainly not least, we have the Paper Zeppelin. You can buy the kits for this item at the toy shop in Dalaran. It's considered a conjured item and does not stack. This item can become One night during a ToC raid we were waiting around for DC's (gotta love rough server nights) a few folks in the raid just so happened to have some kits in their bags, and they all decided that it would be fun to toss their Zeppelins at one of our raid members. Said raid member then decided that he was going to kite his growing flock of Zeppelins around the ToC arena. Needless to say, if you could suffer damage from these things being destroyed in your bags (yay mini explosions!), he would have had some severe death by zeppelinage.

One word: Epic.


So there you have it, the first installment of Hoarders. If I missed any items that are throw-able, please let me know and I'll happily add it to the list.

Stay tuned for more collectible stuff!


  1. I'm loving this edition of Hoarders. Can't wait for the next one!!

  2. Pff Saz. Made me actually search through six pages of comments to find yours. <-- dododo..

  3. @ Lins - Tomorrow! New one tomorrow!!
    @ Aaron - Thanks man ; )
    @ Zeph - Mah bad, I suppose I could have tried to link that haha...I'll remember to do that next time!