Aug 23rd 2007 10:09PM A Pristine Hide of the Beast, actually. The Beast dropped Finkle's Skinner, I won the roll, skinned him and there it was. It went to my guild's bank, but then when we transferred to another server it was given to me, and I still have it. I also have a Chromatic Carapace sitting in my bank, too. The first *usable* epic I got was the ZG bracers.
Jul 15th 2007 12:40PM I actually don't think comparing WoW to fantasy novels is a fair comparison--they're two different modes of storytelling and rely on different methods to do things like worldbuilding, character development, and plot advancement.
Honestly, if I were to compare WoW to my very favorite fantasy novels, it'd fall down flat every time. The folks at Blizzard just don't have the storytelling chops of a Lois McMaster Bujold or Brandon Sanderson--and they don't need to. They're doing something different.