I was going to write about something completely different today, not at all patch-related (especially as we Europeans don't actually get it until tomorrow), but as my Alliance priest rode through Dalaran this evening, I came across something interesting... a "farewell to the trees" parade. I immediately felt inspired to switch to my own druid and joined in.
We slowly walked around town a few times, yelling slogans like "save the trees", with more and more druids of both factions joining in over time. The non-druids observed the event with curiosity as well, some of them reverently following behind, others joining the yelling - sometimes in support, sometimes actually praising the upcoming change. (I do have to admit, "wtb chainsaw" made me chuckle.)
Eventually we lined up on the stairs of the southern bank in an attempt to take a nice picture, which of course meant that some individuals immediately felt the urge to park their mammoths on top of us to be disruptive. Good thing that some people seemed to have brought large supplies of baby spice. Someone also used a piccolo of the flaming fire on us; nothing like two dozen trees doing the twist at once! And then we all hit tranquility at once at the command of our self-appointed leader. OMG SPARKLES.
I haven't really said much about Blizzard's decision to remove the permanent tree form as I only play my druids as alts, but it does make me somewhat sad. I still remember when patch 2.0.1 hit and my friend, whose main was a druid at the time, excitedly sent me a screenshot of his new tree form. It's always been there since I levelled my own druids, so it's definitely going to be strange to spend most of my time in caster form from now on.
You won't be forgotten, tree form!