Posted Thu, Feb 13, 2014 by Mem
With Winter's Veil long behind us, it seems like a great time to sit back and congratulate ourselves on a gift giving season well done. That is until heart-shaped decorations start appearing, rose petals float through the air, and a strange creepy Goblin in a diaper points his arrow at your heart. Then we run about trying to pick out that very special in-game gift for that player who is closest to our heart.
If you are one of the many who are struggling to come up with an epic gift idea for tomorrow's Valentine's Day celebration, know you are not alone. Giving a unique in-game gift can be difficult, especially considering every other player has access to exactly the same items you do. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. Below you will find five great gift ideas sure to make that special someone's heart go pitter-patter. Enjoy!
People today seem to underestimate the value of the written word. While giving your love interest a handwritten note is pretty impossible, you can send one of the typed variety. Compose a sonnet, a poem, or even just a simple letter. Reflect on what you like about that person, a favorite memory, or a funny experience that brought you together.
Remember to write directly from your heart. Don't worry about sounding silly, just let things flow and be yourself. While this may seem like an overly simple gift, sometimes those are the ones that end up meaning the most. So sit down and get writing, love won't be in the air forever!
Clothing (usually of the sexy variety) is a commonly given real life Valentine's Day gift and it translates pretty well into game. Transmogrification is all the rage in World of Warcraft and even if they don't want to convert their gear full time, many players like to play dress up. The possibilities for clothing choices in game are literally endless.
In fact, players have devoted entire blogs to the subject. The best part? You never have to worry about the clothing fitting! Pick something that matches your special someone's personality or something a little more risqué. Your companion is sure to be pleased and you will get the added bonus of seeing them strut their stuff in attire you personally selected just for them.
Nothing says love quite like jewelry
and World of Warcraft has more than it's fair share of it. Players
can find their extra special someone some pretty neat rings in Booty
Bay from Qixdi Goodstitch. Qixdi offers up six unique ring choices
for all tastes and budgets, including “The Rock”. Or you can also
head to Shattrath and seek out Haris Pilton who carries several
items, like the Gold Eternium Band that just oozes true love. Jewelry
is an especially good choice if paired with an epic in-game proposal.
If you are looking for a gift that maybe is a little off the beaten path, but still special, considering giving a memento from your past. It can be anything in the game that dredges up fond memories, big or small, expensive or cheap. Just make sure it means something to both of you.
For example, if you fell for each other after wiping on Onyxia for two weeks straight, consider creating an [Onyxia Scale Cloak] to your sweetie to remember that moment. This is the kind of gift that just oozes romance without being totally in your face about it. Everyone loves to remember good times, especially when they are with someone you care about.
Mounts and pets are always great gift ideas, no matter the occasion and the Love is in the Air celebration is no exception. However, since this gift is likely for an extra special someone, you are going to have to go above and beyond the normal call of duty to make it special. You can't just go get a pet from a vendor, oh no. You, see part of the greatness of the gift is the effort you put into it.
This means picking a pet or mount that
takes a little work to obtain. A great example is the Captured
Firefly from Zangarmarsh. It is a beautiful pet, but bloody hard to
get. With a drop rate of about .01%, you are going to have to kill a
lot of bugs to pick up this little guy. As far as mounts go, the
Mechano-hog is the way to go. This mount takes time, effort, and a
significant amount of cash to create. No one can fail to be impressed
by that kind of effort.
That wraps up my top 5 Love is in the Air gift ideas. Sure, there are a ton more gift options than the ones I listed above, but these will get you started down the right path. I wish you luck and at least a little romance on this very special holiday. What will you be giving that special in-game someone on Valentine's Day? What gifts have you given or been given in the past? Help those with less than stellar gift giving skills some help by posting your personal gift giving ideas in the comment section below!