I purchased the item, not even thinking twice. It was a shield upgrade for my protection paladin. Nothing was unusual about the purchase, I didn't even blink. It was clear that it was the biggest upgrade I could afford at the justice point vendor. Then something amazing happened:
I equipped the shield.
Never in my WoW experience had I seen such a perfect item. It's hard to explain other than just saying that it was perfect for my protection paladin. Through BC and Wrath, I played the typical AOE protection play style, and now I get a shield with forward-facing spikes. Not only that, but it's a generally plain, silver shield, which fits perfectly with how I have always pictured ideal paladin armor to look. I'm not embarrassed to say that I spent several minutes moving my camera and character around, just looking at the glorious textures of the shield from different angles while on my back and equipped on my left arm.
I don't even roleplay, but once in a while, I find that something just fits with my toon so perfectly, that I must get it.
Have you ever come across a piece of gear, a mount, or a pet that just so perfectly represented your character that you needed it? Or maybe it was a title, or even a novelty item, that you weren't aware of before, but upon seeing it, nothing could stop you from acquiring it, equipping it, or dare I say, loving it?
The Shield of the Four Grey Towers was one of those items for me, and even though it's since been replaced, it will always be remembered as the proper shield for my paladin.
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