In those 4 years I have acquired other rare mounts. Sea Turtle, Headless Horseman mount, Raven Lord, White Polar Bear....but would give them all up for the Brewfest Kodo. To rub salt in the wound, this year my Tauren received the Brewfest Kodo. My Tauren? Really Blizz? The last toon in the world that needs a kodo is a tauren. And last year my warrior got 2 kodos! I couldn't bring myself to delete the 2nd and it sits in the bank as a reminder of what could be.
As Brewfest 2011 reached it's final day my hopes were crushed for a 4th year. I went and purchased a Goblin Hops to turn my normal mount into a pretend kodo for an hour. At least I would enjoy that while I could. Well, Brewfest ended, my goblin hops expired, but I was still sitting on the pretend kodo. At least until I dismount. Today is day 16. I have logged in for at least 3 hours every day (usually more) and have not dismounted. I sit on the auction house steps.
Many forces are working against me to force my dismount & ultimately have me lose my wonderful pretend kodo. My bags have been filled with paper zeppelins, voodoo skulls, heavy leather balls, and happy fun rocks....all in the hopes that I make a mistake & throw back to someone...which will dismount me. At least 4 train-sets per day are placed underneath me again in hopes of my dismount. I receive countless invites to party so they can either Lifegrip me off my kodo or use a Halloween wand to transform me & dismount. People are sending low level plants to me to ask nicely for a portal. It pains me to turn someone away, but again...I will lose my mount. I have had several hordes fly into the auction house & start a huge pvp battle with the guards right on top of my spot. I have narrowly dodged dismounting 100's of times in these 16 days.
These 16 days of not dismounting so I do not lose my wonderful pretend kodo have not been easy. But I still love seeing myself atop that beast more than anything. I REFUSE TO GIVE UP!
In summary - I refuse to dismount and lose my fake kodo. I have been a good gnome in the community for years. I try to be extra helpful & willing to do nearly anything for anyone at any time. Now I ask for your support. This is my petition / Kodo strike for a REAL kodo. I don't know how many days, or weeks, or months I will have to sit atop this pretend kodo, but I will stay on until Brewfest 2012 if I must. I've already done every quest-raid-dungeon-zone in the game. So now I am creating my own quest. I will post here each day.
come visit me at the Stormwind auction house steps in trade district to wish me luck.
GIVE DAFF A REAL KODO 2011