Saturday, October 12, 2013

Reins of the Onyxian Drake

With over 250 Onyxia kills on my account, it was very disappointing when each new kill gave me the same old boring loot. Every time I saw it on the BMAH, I thought about bidding, but as I can easily solo it on several characters, I always let it go, telling myself, 'Maybe next time if you don't have it yet!'

On Thursday morning I opened up The Undermine Journal's Dath'Remar BMAH page to see Reins of the Onyxian Drake up. I hadn't run Ony on my Priest and Shaman for the week yet, so I took Veluxia out there. I disconnected twice with Ony at less than 20%. I was grumpy when the mount didn't drop for me. (Surely I deserved it after that - As a Disc Priest!) This pretty much made the decision for me, but I still had my Shaman to run so I logged over to kill Ony and Kael'Thas. Neither mount dropped. It was 'next time' alright! I logged back over to Veluxia and placed the bid. I logged off for awhile, before coming back to play Luxygaga for raid. I totally forgot about the auction.

I checked The Undermine Journal (@UndermineJrnl) again before bed, knowing that new auctions would be up, but still not remembering about my bid. There was nothing new that interested me, I scrolled down a little to see what yesterday's auctions (whatever they were) sold for and it hit me. I saw the mount, 'OMG! That's my bid!' I quickly logged over to Veluxia, who was sitting at the mailbox.
How did I forget about this?
Even though I knew I had bid 105k and the auction had ended at 105k, I still expected to open my mail and see my gold returned. The mount was waiting for me!
It's going to be a very long time before I step foot inside Onyxia's Lair again.