Thank you, thank you, for that wildly thunderous applause. I really don't deserve it, no I don't. I just have a few people that I would like to thank, without which this event would not be possible.
First of all I'd like to thank the little people. Gotta love ya!
And then, of course, Blizzard for making an MMORPG that I would play and actually enjoy. My hubby thanks you for that as well.
The Sidhe Devils. What would I have done without you? Such a warm, loving, caring lot of NE's, gnomes, draenei's, humans, and dwarves. And there are a few people who I must single out, although all of you played an important part in my success:
Dax, who kept me supplied with gear, and who's NE Rysteranch provided much-needed eye candy for Wulfa, at least until Dampanza came on the scene and stole her heart =)
Eustace, for being simply the most-awesome person Wulfa has ever partied with, aside from Dammy, of course.
Nas, for being my punctuation and grammatical muse, and also for jumping in whenever Wulfa needed to go through an instance.
Squirrelz, for being a willing tank/dps'er on many of the runs Wulfa needed.
Ishvi, for being annoying only as a brother could be.
Phinni, for being a girl. That's the first time in months I've had what could be called a "girl-chat-fest."
Doodle, for coming to my rescue that marathon day of trying to reach lvl 64, and for being a tree.
Ashi, for being funny.
Minnie Mouse, for providing me with a legitimate and hopefully non-offensive reason for calling a dude that name. It makes me smile and then laugh (but in a good way).
And of course Cassie and TripleB. Cassie 'cause she's unlocked so many of my lockboxes and made me elixirs and because of her cheerful and welcoming demeanor. And also 'cause she made a special guild message just for Wulfa =). TripleB, cause, well, he's sort of like my WoW-mentor. And because I breathe easy every time he brings one of his "Winds" along because that means every fight/boss will be clearly explained and my role defined (I must add that Nas, Dax, Squirrelz, Eustace also do an admirable job at this). And for his storytimes. And for making that first run through Shadow Labs as fun as it was.
If I have forgotten someone, it wasn't intentional. I just haven't had enough coffee.
I must also thank my orclette, who has made this game more fun because she limits the amount of time I can spend on it. And because I can call her "orclette." I won't thank my other brother who plays WoW because he doesn't read this blog. And then I get to the best part.
Dammy. He sacrificed playing time to let me catch up with Ishvi (I could've beaten him, but I chose not too). He has taken way more baby aggro than I could, and is patient when I've told him "it's your turn tonight to play" and then I call him almost in tears because the Orclette has been crying all day and he willingly takes over babycare so I can uncrazify myself. For knowing tons more about WoW than I ever will; for sharing that knowledge and for being willing to look up information for me. For buying me a hunter shirt. For thinking it's way cool that his significant other is a "video-game-nerd/geek-type person."
Thank you all again for coming here to celebrate with me. Turning 70 is something I never thought would happen, and the fact that I accomplished it has made me so incredibly proud of myself.
Wulfa, 70 Huntress.