Answer Us This #41

Answer Us This: If you could pick a song for any boss or battleground in game, what would it be and why?

Raid Boss Encounters

Any Boss, Any Time!

Heart of Courage” by Two Steps from Hell
The Final Countdown” by Europe

Spine of Deathwing

Highway to Hell” by AC/DC

Professor Putricide

Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi

Morchok

Just the Two of Us” by Bill Withers

Romeo and Juliet in Karazhan

You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi

Ragnaros

Burn” by Deep Purple

Stone Guard

Theme from Mission Impossible” by Lalo Schifrin

Lich King

Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum
Ride of the Valkyries” by Wagner
For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Metallica

Sha of Anger

Angry Again” by Megadeth

Garrosh’s Fall

Today” by Smashing Pumpkins

Battlegrounds

Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins
You’re the Best Around” by Joe Esposito
Bodies” by Drowning Pool
In the End” by Black Veil Brides
Cage the Beast” by Adelitas Way

Warsong Gultch

William Tell Overture” by Rossini

Dungeons

Rokmar the Crackler in the Slave Pens

Rock Lobster” by B-52s

Siamat in Lost City of Tol’Vir

Rock You Like a Hurricane” by Scorpions

Grim Batol

Bitter Tears” by INXS

Stockaids

Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash
White Riot” by The Clash

Classes/Areas

Death Knight

Enter Sandman” by Metallica

North Barrens

Crossroads” by Tom Waits

The Shipwreck Diary

Day 4
Found by Blizzard
Read on Episode 3

I have been stranded on the Island now for 4 days, left alone with my thoughts. Bananas are pretty tasty, but what a long climb to reach them. When I am not getting food or protecting myself from the periodic rain, all my thoughts are of rescue.

I would not be so hopeful if it were not for the boxes of paper and bottles that washed ashore with me. I laugh now to think of all the time I spent on that ship cursing that I was stuck with a boatload of Alchemists and Scribes.

Day 5
Found by Theilan
Read on Episode 17

Thinking back, I realize that I do not know what happened to the crew and other passengers. The bump and dried blood above my brow were certain indications that I had hit my head on something hard, but all I remember is the sudden blotting out of the sun and the thundering sound of what can only be described as flapping wings approaching. Then . . . darkness. I truly am lucky to be alive.

Day 6
Found by Jossie
Read on Episode 20

Noise. Bird squawks, unknown hidden animals call to one another, insects chirp and buzz. Just noise. Sleep has nearly been impossible, only at the darkest of the night can I rest without being awoken, but then—the dawn chorus. A chorus?! Who coined that phrase?! A ridiculous term for bird watchers and mindless fools. This is no chorus; this is hell. Sleeeeeeeeep! I need to lay my head down and sleep without all this noise.

Day 7
Found by Captain TJM
Read on Episode 26

Fishing—never been a big angler before, but one must adapt to survive. I took a long sturdy stick I found washed up on shore and attached some linen cloth I spun together.

Hours passed by as I sat under the sun with this stupid pole, trying to catch anything to fill my belly. They mocked me, the fish, looking up at me with those dead, black eyes. Stupid fish, telling me I’ll never catch them . . . laughing at me . . . cackling at me.

Night arrived and I broke my fishing pole on my knee, cursing out loud at the fish for not getting in my gullet. Laying down on my banana leaf bed, it dawned on me: bait. Curses.

Day 8
Found by Derek
Read on Episode 32

I awoke to sand grinding at my face, its rough grains having made their way into my mouth. My eyes stung from the blazing heat which also cooked my empty belly. “Stupid fish!” was the first thought on my mind. I needed to eat. I sat up to watch the waves crash on the shore. They were beautiful! I reached for the banana drink in my newly-made coconut cup and stared at the bottom. I didn’t remember drinking it all, nor was it spilt. Someone else is here.

Day 9
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 32

After trying all the previous day, it occurred to me that perhaps just because I figured out that I could fish with a sword doesn’t necessarily mean that I should. I built and equipped myself with a new fishing pole (actually baiting it this time!) and now my tummy is gurgling full with fishy satisfaction.

Day 10
Found by Freezorburn
Read on Episode 9

As if in a dream as the sun first crested on the horizon, a Panda, riding a creature I can only compare to a huge blue water bug, came riding up to the shore line. He paused, took out his map, drew a curvy line on his parchment, mumbled to himself with a smile, and then rode off across the ocean.

Day 11
Found by Shelly
Read on Episode 26

Not only is the lack of sleep driving me crazy, but this situation has reached a level of seriousness that I had not anticipated. The problem is not going to resolve itself; thus, I must attack it with dedicated pragmatism. This darn rat’s nest of tangles in my hair has got to go!

Day 12
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 50

Go figure, I couldn’t find the materials I needed to make even a rough, makeshift comb, but I was able to engineer a working receiver device. Guess all those Spare Parts lectures from Moogyver finally paid off!

Day 13
Kooger
Read on Episode 50

My new receiver device picked up something floating across the span of space and time. Some sort of carnival show or something. I think it’s called The Darkroom Herring. Hard to tell through all the static and the hosts’ insane rambling.

Day 14
Found by Halloway
Read on Episode 50

Receiver died today. Said “Error Thirty-seven” on the status display. What does that even mean?!

Day 15
Found by Tadedra
Read on Episode 4

I have finally got what I needed. It took time and planning and skill, a makeshift blade, and a trap of dried leaves, but it is finally mine. After 3 more days of drying out my precious find, I finally have that which I could not survive without much longer: my very own Porcupine Comb, and my hair has never been so shiny and knot-free.

Day 16
Found by Dustwitch
Read on Episode 37

Spent the whole day admiring my gloriously combed hair in the reflection of a puddle. Not to sound vain or anything, but it’s pretty damn gorgeous!

Day 17
Found by Oldscratch the Explorer
Read on Episode 6

With my glistening hair, I have grown adventurous and started to explore the entire island. Turns out that I am not the only one who lives here. I have found evidence in banana peels and snapped twigs that there is more to this island then I previously thought.

Day 18
Found by Kooger
Read on Episode 46

This island is a strange place, indeed. I found a mysterious hatch today, but I can’t seem to open it. After a few hours of trying, I decided to call it a night and return to the task anew in the morning.

Day 19
Found by Kelpkeeper
Read on Episode 46

Spent all day trying to open the hatch. I can’t even begin to imagine what amazing things are inside! Surely, I will have this solved before tomorrow’s end.

Day 20
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 46

I’ve had it! Three days of trying and this stupid thing won’t budge! I give up! Who even cares what’s inside?!

Day 21
Found by Dustwitch
Read on Episode 46

Okay, so I care. I’ve begged and pleaded with every deity known to Azeroth (and even a few I made up), but still the hatch remains closed. Perhaps out of their mercy, a barrel of beer washed up on the shore at some point today, so I’m just going to drink until I forget about the whole damn thing!

Day 22
Found by Jetto
Read on Episode 46

Head hurts. Can’t remember the past few days. Totally forgotten everything. Who knows what happened? Maybe I got so drunk for a reason. Perhaps it’s best that I don’t recall and instead leave yesterday’s troubles locked away in some unopenable hatch.

Ah, mana biscuits!

Day 23
Found by Dustwitch
Read on Episode 50

Trying to take my mind off my still lingering hangover and newly remembered hatch problem, I turn my thoughts instead to my continually malfunctioning receiver. Will it ever work?

Day 24
Found by Trainman
Read on Episode 50

Finally! The receiver is working! There’s only one problem: it’s now stuck on some weird signal that is nothing but four-hour runs of propaganda. Seriously, who needs to learn how to be Horde for Life?

Day 25
Found by Avrenym
Read on Episode 6

Today, I thought I saw a boat on the horizon. I flailed my arms in a vain attempt to catch the attention of its crew. When I fell to the ground in exhaustion, I thought I heard the faintest of whispers in my ears. “Stay.” They said. “Be with us.” I hope my sanity isn’t fleeing. Maybe I’ll sit under the shade of these banana trees and consider my options.

Day 26
Found by Oldscratch the Fallen
Read on Episode 9

Frustrated with the missed chance of rescue I have doubled my efforts to find the inhabitants of this strange isle. With luck I came across a group of Night Elf “natives.” I thought that I spoke Darnassian but this version was so rudimentary and heavily relied on the sound “are.” I could not make out what they were saying. I must lie in wait to see if they are friend or foe.

Day 27
Found by Dustwitch
Read on Episode 32

Observing them from a distance, the Night Elves I discovered seem friendly enough, but I cannot risk exposure just yet, for while their numbers are not great, I am but one. They appear to worship a local deity which I can only presume lives beyond the mighty volcano. If their tales bear any truth, it is not a beast to be trifled with.

Day 32
Found by Darkmoon Herald Crew
Read on Episode 12

I noticed that the ocean’s waves have increased in height and force against the island’s sandy shore. I fear that another vicious storm, far out on the horizon, may be approaching. The last one was unyielding and washed most of my remaining rations out to sea. I have wisely moved my camp to a higher elevation on the island, yet I pray that this doesn’t happen again.

Day 33
Found by Kelpkeeper
Read on Episode 17

I became brave and swam out into the coastal waters off my new island home to search for sunken rations dragged out weeks before by the storm tide’s sweep. I felt strangely at home beneath the surface, amongst the tall kelp forests. If only water’s breath could bless me as it does the fish, then perhaps I could find peace within the infinite blue calm.

Day 34
Found by Diji
Read on Episode 58

One of the Night Elves left an axe in the forest near the cave I found a few days ago. I decided to take it and start getting some wood. In addition to my first true bonfire, I will now be able to build a proper raft. No more braving the tides unassisted for this gal!

Day 35
Found by Kelpkeeper
Read on Episode 58

Spent all day building the raft. I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. Jay Cloudfall can eat my seafaring dust! Foam? Whatever it is that he gets a face full of when my raft goes way farther than any of his ever could!

Day 36
Found by Diji
Read on Episode 58

I launched my raft and discovered a smaller island to the east. I was about halfway there when, in the distance, I saw an Alliance ship destroy a Horde ship, then destroy another ship I couldn’t recognize. Unfortunately, they sailed away before I could reach them. Oh, and a stray cannonball destroyed the raft. This sucks.

Day 37
Found by Diji
Read on Episode 58

Even though I lost some food in the attempt, I did make it to the other island. Not a single friendly to be found! I thought I saw a giant turtle on the horizon with a balloon flying around it. There might have also been a whirlpool.

Anyway, with this trip seemingly a bust, I scavenged together the remains of my raft, gathered some replacement supplies, and headed back to the shores that had become home. But at least I wasn’t alone. Some skulls I found convinced me to take them back with me, and they are very good listeners.

Day 38
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 58

One of the skulls in particular has been very talkative. He calls himself Murry, and I think he’ll make a very evil looking doorstop once I’m able to build a proper house on the island.

Day 44
Found by Nightwill
Read on Episode 17

As I look out over the sea, I think about the past. I still feel the pangs of regret at betraying the Horde, but they are blind. Garrosh will bring only ruin, and only the Alliance can stop him. At least they can with my help. Perhaps Garrosh used some trickery to trap me here. If he did, then he will send assassins. I have to be wary—they could hide behind anything, as anything!

Day 49
Found by Moogyver
Read on Episode 15

Dear Diary,

Today I managed to explore more, and journeyed to the coconut grove to think about how I might build a raft from their shells. The coconuts are unnerving, and all the time look surprised, with those 2 eyes and round little mouths. While searching for broken shells—and perhaps a change from my banana diet with some coconut milk—I swear I heard the wind in the trees, whispering. Whispering to not turn my back on the bananas. Crazy, right? I mean, talking coconuts. . . .

Day 87
Found by Blizzard
Read on Episode 3

These months have given me time to ponder, to shuffle loose my old beliefs and bigotries. Alliance? Horde? Good? Evil? The meanings of these words, once so clear, now blur as my eyes gaze across the boundless sea.

I now know what matters. The bananas are after me.

Perched high in their tree, they eye me with cool malevolence. And the last one I tried to eat nearly gagged me! I could almost hear it scream as I smashed it, half bitten, on sea rocks.

It’s war, and I will win it.

Day 88
Found by Jossie
Read on Episode 20

My head is fit to burst! Day after day, I struggle to come to terms with what I’ve done, with who I am. Have I done right by them? Will I be remembered with pride? With fear? With loathing? Or will I even be remembered at all? I have to . . . STOP! These thoughts, madness swirling inside.

And I can still hear them, the echoes, the whispers, the . . . bananas.

Day 91
Found by Tigertooth
Read on Episode 6

The bananas tried to form an alliance with the coconuts, but the coconuts did not want anything to do with the devilish fruits. The result was a brutal battle. And when the dust settled, the bananas were left standing. I fear for what might happen to me if I cannot conquer these yellow-peeled monstrosities.

Day 144
Found by Yensidz
Read on Episode 15

Days have turned into nights. Nights have turned into days. I lie awake some nights staring into the clusters of stars. They resemble laid out battle plans my comrades and I devised in great detail, calling forth our most cunning tactics. I miss my Alliance brethren. I miss killing Horde.

Day 145
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 17

Delirium has taken over my brain, I am sure of it. Yesterday, I had another delusion of a pre-island life fighting for the Alliance. This proud Horde heart could never dream of such a thing! Or rather is this memory the false record, the one by which my sanity will ultimately be judged invalid? I can no longer say. All these stranded and lonely days later, perhaps it is but a rough signpost that the past is truly gone. What was . . . is no more. Forgive me, dear reader, for this tale woefully incongruent. I am a mind lost, a soul wandered. . . .

Day 150
Found by Darkmoon Herald Crew
Read on Episode 12

After several weeks of hard work and thousands of banana leaves and bamboo sticks, I have created the perfect shelter! A 2 story 3/2 with an ocean view second story bedroom, walk in closets, and within walking distance of the beach, large yard great for sunbathing and BBQs.

Day 176
Found by Kooger
Read on Episode 40

The Night Elf natives are doing some big ritual thing tomorrow night. They keep pestering me to join them, but I’ve been to their ceremonies before and they are way too long, boring, and pointless. Nothing exciting ever happens! Besides, I’d rather listen to eight hours of pro-Garrosh propaganda than have to sit through one of those things again.

Day 177
Found by Trainman
Read on Episode 40

A crate washed up on the shore this evening, and inside was some sort of strange Goblin device. Stupidly, I turned it on and now can’t turn it back off. And I can’t escape it, either, because the damned thing’s got legs! I know that people back home will pay thousands of gold for some mechanical pet to follow them around, but this is no pet—it’s a punishment from the gods. There is no other explanation, for instead of barking, or purring, or making any pleasant sound whatsoever, it merely proclaims the greatness of Garrosh Hellscream on an endless loop. I should have just gone to that stupid ceremony.

Day 178
Found by Trainman
Read on Episode 37

Bad news. The Night Elf tribe failed to correctly perform the sacred ritual to appease their mighty beast-god, and now most of the tribe is dead, their rotting corpses skinned bare. It was a most grisly sight. Quite bizarre was the gorgeous rainbow which arched over the whole scene. I’d be terrified for my life if it weren’t for the fact that it seems to only care about hunting down the Night Elves.

Day 206
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 23

It is days like this that I must concede that the island life can be pretty wonderful. The sun is shining, the ocean breeze is pleasant, and the new kelp bikini fits like a glove.

Day 207
Found by Kooger
Read Episode 28

One of the few remaining Night Elf natives got a little fresh today. Guess he couldn’t resist the new swimsuit. Funny, he couldn’t resist the spear I drove through his heart, either. Tonight, I eat well.

Day 208
Found by Mistahdark
Read Episode 40

So, I have discovered that Night Elves (while pretty to look at) are not tasty. Which leaves me to wonder, why does their beast-god love devouring them so much?

Day 275
Found by Darkmoon Herald Crew
Read on Episode 12

Walking through the forest, I was ambushed! The bananas used the bodies of their dead to set a trap. I fell as I stepped on the rotting corpse and then was beset upon from above by their paratrooper corps. I barely escaped with my life!

Day 280
Found by Gearshaft
Read on Episode 55

The bananas . . . all the bananas . . . oh god . . . [Remaining text descends into incomprehensible scribblings and doodles.]

Day 281
Found by Oldscratch
Read on Episode 55

Now, I have found peace, for I have discovered the bananas’ weakness. Such a simple answer. All this time, Ib’e been skinning them top-to-bottom, but it’s much easier ripping off their flesh bottom-to-top!

Day 282
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 55

Celebrated my latest victory in the war against the bananas by gathering some wild parsnips for tonight’s dinner. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve felt kind of funny ever since I brought them back.

Day 343
Found by Darkmoon Herald Crew
Read on Episode 12

I lie in wait, a predator from their darkest nightmares. I fear no longer. I embrace my destiny, whatever the outcome may be. I will not hide. My name will be Destruction. Devastation. Death. The banana flesh will taste . . . like victory.

Day 345
Found by Nightwill
Read Episode 28

Slowly twisting through the air, they fell down and stuck at me one last, desperate time. Dodging their blows, I stood over my victims and held aloft the spear which drove them from their perch above. I then used it to skewer the slippery bunch of them to the ground, again and again! My fists smashed down, pummeling them into submission and then yellow oblivion. They are the evil things of nightmares! They must be broken! Their bodies must be mine!

Day 346
Found by Apsana
Read on Episode 9

I lie amidst their yellow corpses, my body strengthened from their flesh. I fear I lost myself in bloodlust, but the sun smiles at the sight of me this morning—glistening, sticky, and sated.

Day 347
Found by Kooger
Read on Episode 17

Sabotage! Those kamikaze bastards—the bananas—feigning skinless death, have clearly pulled an inside job. My stomach lies in ruin, but the war is far from over. Tomorrow, I put my weariness of the coconuts behind me and negotiate an alliance against these yellow-bellied monsters. But first, I need to steal more leaves from behind enemy lines. . . .

Day 348
Found by Kooger
Read on Episode 23

Today I met with Balumahnoe, chieftain leader of the proud coconut people. Through many hours of intense talks, an alliance was forged. In the name of their god, Dagulahthorn, we sworn an oath to together destroy the bananas, those accursed Momonatox! Also, the chief’s wife, Bob, was a very nice gal!

Day 349
Found by Trainman
Read on Episode 32

Bob, wife of the coconut chieftain, came by today with a recipe from last night’s feast for Kelp-stuffed Kelp. It is so good! I think what really makes it, though, is the Kelp dressing with real Kelp bits. Now, I just need to gather up a few stacks of those delicious salty greens. . . .

Day 350
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 37

I think I might have overdone it. I’ve spent the entire day lying hungover on the beach in my kelp bikini, my engorged, sun-soaked stomach still stuffed with Kelp-stuffed Kelp. Mom always told me that eating lots of greens was good for you, but apparently that rule doesn’t apply to the salty ones.

Day 408
Found by Jetto
Read on Episode 40

After over a year on this island, I’ve suddenly got the strange notion to try some shellfish. I’ve never had it in my life, and I’ve always seen small crabs crawling on the beach, but none of them are big enough to eat. I wonder if there are any large ones around?

Day 409
Found by Kelpkeeper
Read on Episode 23

It came from the sea, larger than I ever imagined a creature could be. The red of its shell was forged in the very fires of hell, I say. The storm last night must have stirred it awake from its ocean trench slumber. Why else would it come here, and now of all times? The bird will not be pleased. It will not be pleased, indeed.

Day 410
Found by Bloodsail Admiral PhdPepper
Read on Episode 20

The crashing of talon to claw. The crack of shell to horn. The entire island shakes from the repeated blows traded by these gargantuan creatures. They attack without reservation and without prejudice. No matter how long this conflict takes, only one will be left.

Day 411
Found by Kelpkeeper
Read on Episode 26

The ground now trembles each day with the force of their battle. I can only classify them as gods, belched forth from those places we mortals dare not—nay, cannot—venture.

Day 412
Found by Mistahdark
Read on Episode 28

My allies, the coconuts, have once more granted me a nugget of their ancient wisdom. This beast which came from the sea, the brandisher of mighty claws, they call “Nubin.” I find it too simple a name for such a terrible monster. Its war still rages on, even four days later.

Day 413
Found by Banesmith
Read on Episode 37

I don’t think it will ever end, this battle of the beasts. Unstoppable force and immovable object, I believe the old metaphor goes. Certainly seems to be the case with these two. I’m thinking about starting a wager with some of the survivor Night Elves.

Day 475
Found by Bloodsail Admiral PhdPepper
Read on Episode 26

I heard a large boom in the distance. I felt a disturbance, like a million voices crying out.

Today, I found a copper.

Day 476
Found by Kelpkeeper
Read Episode 28

Ooh! It was two copper today. Wait, wasn’t something important going on earlier?

Day 512
Found by Blizzard
Read on Episode 3

The bananas have started talking to me and I have learned a great deal about their culture. I have ceased my senseless destruction of their homes and consumption of the young. How little I knew then of the great civilization that I was destroying.

On another topic I seem to be running low on bottles and paper. When I first looked at those huge stacks of paper that washed ashore I thought they would be inexhaustible. Woe with me, my diary must end soon.