Day Nineteen: The Stuff in the Virtual Attic

This post is part of a series "20 Days of... WoW Blogging Challenge", a blogging challenge suggested by Saga at Spellbound. She proposes twenty questions to be answered in twenty days. Repent! The end is near!


"Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?" - Natalie Clifford Barney
Last night when I went to the Stormwind bank in the Dwarven District to take a screenshot of what I had in there, I noticed that I have a whole lot of nothing-worth-mentioning.

I am not a sentimentalist when it comes to items. I don't tend to collect a lot of stuff or keep around a bunch of things for nostalgia reasons. The stuff that I keep tends to be things that have a use - even if it is a useless use. My Argent Dawn Commission, for instance, I keep with the vague idea that it may be useful again (which, of course, it won't be any longer with the removal of the Argent Dawn reputation entirely). The 447 Relics of Ulduar are very useful should I ever decide to finish the Sons of Hodir questline and get that reputation up to exalted. I did it on my priest, of course, but kinda stalled out on my Paladin.

I have a dozen Focusing Lenses for some odd reason. I created them while I was levelling Jewelcrafting and while I can't imagine why I want to keep them, I can't seem to bring myself get rid of them. There are some holiday items like last year's Brewfest mug, some Chilled Meat stored up for the day that I finally get off my ass to level Thosif's cooking skill, some more junk left over from the Argent Dawn rep grind I did before 4.0 launched, and a lot of green quality Cataclysm gems that I should have cut and sold off before the vendor price tanked with the release of Patch 4.1. It's all just a whole lot of junk, really.

The Barov Peasant Caller and Spectral Essence from Scholomance are utterly useless at level 85, but it's always nice to have some servants available at your beck and call for when there's laundry to get done. And I love the idea that there is a whole town of invisible ghosts in Caer Darrow that I can go and visit. These two items are the epitome of the useless, useful item.

There are a couple of things, as well, that I am keeping around for nostalgia. My Lost Pavise of the Blue Flight and Grand Marshal's Aegis, for instance, aren't going anywhere - they are the coolest shields that I've seen, and I am a sucker for a nice shield

And the cup o' Tea With Sugar (that is the quest reward for completing the epic Battle of Darrowshire given by the tragic Pamela Redpath) is still in my bags. I did this quest at level 80 on my Paladin, along with the rest of the Plaguelands quests. This item has no use in the slightest, but the Redpath storyline in the old EPL was so mournful and brilliant that I cannot bring myself to get rid of this thoughtful gift from that poor, dead little girl.

Oh hell, maybe I am a sentimental hoarder after all.
And how can I get rid of this after the hell required to get it?


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