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Blog Azeroth Shared Topic: World of Warcraft collections

Blog Azeroth Shared Topic World of Warcraft collections
Each week, Blog Azeroth hosts a Shared Topic for bloggers to answer on their own blogs and then link to in the forum. Last week, Noahdeer from Be MOP asked:
World of Warcraft has added many different items for players to collect, whether it be collecting pets, mounts, transmog gear or knickknacks about the lore. This week's topic asks what you do collect in the game and what is your prized item from that collection?
I don't really collect on purpose. I do collect battle pets, but I haven't tried to catch 'em all, yet. And I like my mount collection, but I haven't camped bosses for hard-to-get ones like real collectors do. However, I have accidentally gathered quite a few objects across my many characters: quest items.

I don't like throwing quest items away. What if I go back to do the quest even though I've out-leveled the area ages ago? I might want to go for the achievement some day. And, yeah, some of these items may be obsolete, but do I want to go look up each one to find out? Naw, I just let them get all moldy and mildewy in my bank.

Blog Azeroth Shared Topic World of Warcraft collectionsThat makes me more of a hoarder than a collector. And yes, it's a problem when my bankspace is at a premium, what with all that event clothing I have. I guess that's closer to a proper collection -- I keep all of the clothing I have acquired from in-game holidays. But I don't have them all on one character, so it doesn't really count.

Whether we're talking about my festering pile of quest items or my quasi-collection of holiday garb, I don't actually have a treasured favorite -- though the scourgestones pictured above might be close. Writing my answer to this topic did prompt me to look them up and I found that they are quite obsolete. But since I plan to delete them once I finish writing this, I guess they aren't so very treasured.

It would be nice if Blizzard went through and made all obsolete items grey, but that is probably too much work considering I'm probably one of the few still in possession of some of these useless items. Or am I?

Do you collect anything in WoW? Do you hoard things like I do, just in case? What is your most prized item?

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