|No, I still don't quite believe it... ^^|
I just won the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby.
I am in shock, I know. The drill is the same, every week: I go sit by a school and I wait for the shout, then I fish and after five minutes someone else has won. This week, however, was different.
Last week my Dear Blogging Friend Mr G. Elf Esq. won the Contest. I found myself thinking this morning that I was going to try and mix things up a bit as a result. I decided to pull out a Lucky Mascot.
|You don't think I'll win this either, right?|
Ever since TBC, Archmage Vargoth has been our Guild's unofficial Good Luck Charm. His staff has travelled with me since those first Serious Raiding days in Karazhan, and whenever I need a boost in a difficult fight, out he will come. Today was the first day I'd ever asked him to help me in a Fishing Contest. I am old enough to know that the RNG bows to no charms or distractions, that it is its own cruel master... but today needed to be different. It was :D
After seven minutes, no-one had won, and I was already resigning myself to my fate. People had come and started fishing from the pools I was already using, and that never ends well. Flying south across Grizzly Hills, heading for the coast, I found a pool untouched and waited for the shout to tell me someone else had nabbed the Shark.
|Hang on, what was that last thing...?|
I didn't notice it when it showed in the loot window, it was only when it dropped in my bags it registered. There was at least ten seconds of blind panic, where I almost hearthstoned back to Stormwind and forgot I bought the Band of the Kirin Tor for a reason, and that's why it's part of my fishing set. The next two minutes is a blur of fingers. There may have been some Real Life cheering. I also apologise to those people on Twitter for an over-enthusiastic tweet, but I'm on my own this afternoon and I felt the need to celebrate. Oh, and sorry to the two people on line in Guild I spammed afterwards as well :p
The fact remains, I am now Salty P, I own the XP ring, and I'm going to have to shorten the Circuit of Disappointment a bit. I think I'll cope...