I knew this change was coming (but only because it was stealth changed LAST Valentine’s Day, and then there was a blue post stating something along the lines of “going forward, only characters eligible for current content will be eligible for the box that drops the mount”) and I prepared for it.
All fifty characters are 110+. I have not rolled a Mag’har Orc yet—despite REALLY wanting to—because there wasn’t enough time from when I unlocked them to guarantee that it would be 110+ before LiitA started. Last year I boned myself because VE/LFD/NB/HMT were released the Tuesday RIGHT BEFORE LiitA started, and the year before didn’t have the “current content eligibility” restriction on it, so I (falsely) assumed I could delete several 100+ characters to make room for the new allied races.
2017’s Love is in the Air—the one where “as long as you’re a high enough level that you can queue for the dungeon, you’re eligible” was the rule—was the least stressful Love is in the Air that I have ever had. 2016 and before was always a “how many characters can I get to level cap (or within 2 levels of it)” rush with years that the expansion came out in September-January being the most stressful and ones where I had at least six months to get my leveling grind on less so. 2018 was miserable (because of said Allied Races and the assumption that it would work like 2017’s did). Post-LiitA 2018 I had to make it my goal that every character on my account had to be level capped before BfA came out and that I couldn’t roll and level new characters (which is something I genuinely enjoy doing) if I didn’t have time to get them to eligibility before the event.
I’m not saying this is smart, or healthy, or anything like that. It’s absolutely none of those things. February is the most miserable time of the year for me exclusively because of this one stupid mount that I can’t bring myself to give up on, and I have structured nearly my entire World of Warcraft life around making sure I have the most possible chances at it for the two weeks it’s available, for the last several years, and I cannot wait until either I finally get it or this game finally dies and the servers go down for good because either way I want this stupid mount hunt out of my life FOREVER.
I’m pretty sure I know which of those two possibilities is going to happen first, by the way, and it’s not me getting the mount.