Let me tell you a story.
When I first started World of Warcraft, and I mean when I really first started, within the first week before Pandaria ever dropped (I joined exactly a week before it released), I was primarily fascinated by mounts. I loved em. I loved the dragons the most, because I mean, who doesn’t love dragons?
I would spend a lot of my downtime on Wowhead looking at all the mounts.
And out of all of them, the Drake of the North Wind was definitely my favorite. I didn’t even know that there was a model viewer on Wowhead at the time so I never saw it in 3D, but just from screenshots, I thought it was so gorgeous, the prettiest mount in the game, with that lightblue and grey.
So of course I looked up how to get it. And I learned that it was from an instance. And this was actually before I had ever done an instance, even, and I didn’t really know how they worked, but I did think that it would be impossible for me to ever get this mount. I saw a video on Youtube about soloing it as a Paladin, and I remember thinking, ‘This is impossibly complicated, I’m not playing a paladin, I have a rogue and I don’t think a rogue can solo that’.
Obviously, this wasn’t true, and as I leveled I became way more realistic about what I could and couldn’t do at max level. Vortex Pinnacle was definitely one of those things that I could do, and over the last few months when I’ve had the time, I’ve been running it a few times before I get bored…
I think you know the way that this story ends.