I want you guys to know how excited I am for everyone who's gotten their Realm Firsts! It has been such an amazing few days for me to be a part of everyone's special moment. The fact that so many of you came back here and posted your stories really made all the work putting this together worthwhile. I'm humbled by everyone who took time out of their big moment of glory to stop by and share their achievement with us.
In the spirit of honoring all the hard work that went into these achievements, I wanted to create a post where we can consolidate all the Realm Firsts into a virtual "brag board". I was upset when I realized that Blizzard's new Armory site has dismantled the Realm First listings, so there's no way for anyone to see or share these achievements. It's not official, but we can try making one big list here and see how many of our readers ended up reaching their goals on Realm Firsts. Right now they are all scattered among the different profession posts and it's kind of hard to keep track of them all. And for those of you who haven't gotten your achievements yet (JCs) make sure you stop by when you do!
I've been trying to keep track of all the activity, and in reviewing my Mining and Herbalism posts I count at least 30 Realm First achievements between those two professions. I know there are more that that, but even that number is AWESOME!! I am thankful to each and every one of you who came back here to tell me about your achievement! You're excitement and pride has made the last three months of crazy work completely worthwhile for me :)
I'm extending an invitation to all of you to savor the moment - even brag a little if you want! Tell us your character's name, server and which achievement you got. I'm so proud that our little corner of the blogosphere has remained a positive and constructive place for people to come and learn about crafting. I hope you guys feel the same and use this opportunity to bask in the limelight of this well-earned glory!