5 years of WoW has seemed like 5 Decades of it.I remember my very first raid. Molten Core. People knew that i was relativel new to raiding so they cut me some slack. We wiped on Rag the first time, but cleaned him on the second, no deaths :D. I got whispers etc. congratulating me. Never missed a raid after that. *sniff* i miss thse guys. The guild disbanded shortly after TBC. <Hot Wire> shall be missed :(
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I started WoW like three patches before Ahn'Qiraj, if anyone knows what patch that was.My playing has been so on/off that I don't even have an 80 to this day, and I only have a single alt. In fact, I started again just a month and a half ago, and have gone 35 levels since.Way back in the day, I had just joined my first guild on my first charcter, a gnome Mage; my main to this day, albeit a faction and server change so I can play with my friends. After receiving the recomendation of speccing frost, I quickly skipped both improved frostbolt and ice shards. I didn't think they would be usefull. My guild leader ran me and a rogue through deadmines when I was level 13 and I figures that since gear isn't a bad thing, and that the names where in cool green and blue colors, I should need everything. The fond memory part comes in here: the guild leader didn't get mad at mr and the rogue felt so bad that I had felt a need to ninja his cool black chest that he gave me 5 gold, the largest sum I had ever seen or heard of. To explain my money skills, my 74 mage currently possesses 1/5 of his total lifetime gold (according to the statistics page). I only recently stopped buying gear evrery otherlevel.
I remember thinking that you had to drink while eating, regardless of mana regen. So there I was on a Level 60 Rogue, drinking water that a lovely Mage conjured for me. I learned that I was wasting my time in more ways than one.Fondest memory was actually hitting Level 60 and thinking that I would somehow level up anyways. Numerous years later and TBC came out. Suffice to say I had hung up my grinding hat for almost 2 years before that.
I remember sneaking my kitty around bookshelves in scholomance to pull single mob packs around the succubus, then almost #$%^ting myself when brain hacker dropped. I paid 200g for that axe, on a hunter, just to say i had a epic. I wish epic still meant something 8(
My earliest memory of WoW was in vanilla when 60 was king, i did a lot of PvP on my first character (a Dwarf Warrior...yes i was a noob) and i reached the rank private just as the system was taken out. Only a while ago i transferred the character from my sisters account to mine and with that i had the title of private and for some reason a little respect :). Good times.
I've been playing for a little over a year and a half. I got my first 2 70's right at the end of burning crusade and hadn't really done any group play until bc so my earliest memories are really me just doing things that I now think were completely dumb and naive.Really looking at it now my welcome to the World of Warcraft moment was coming home from a midnight wotlk release, eagerly taking the time to install it, and just watching in awe at the hordes of players questing furiously all the in the same little area around warsong hold. I remember thinking, wow these are all the level 70 guys that are awesome players and they have to level to 80 just like me.It was around then that I happened to come across wowhead and came to realize the deeper level of this game I had been playing for months.One of my best friends, who I grew up with and now lives a few hours away, just starting playing wow and with talking to him and helping him with the basics of the game I realized we all only have that starry-eyed look at the game once and then it's over. This is a really cool thread and I enjoyed reading what others have had to say.
My first memory, has to be the time when my human warlock, my very first character, tried to kill the Dreadlord that was busy invading Stormwind. His level was ?, his health was abnormal and all I got was "resist, resist, resist".When I finally did hit, I was on the threat-list, and we decimated me rather swiftly.Mmm, Stormwind in Ruins was kinda fun, back in the beta.One of my favorite -early- memories, is learning how to RP as a Dimday-troll. I saw their post on the forums, I made a troll and tried to join. For two weeks, I studied and read their language, copying down what they said in guild chat, in order to decypher it. I broke the language, learnt it, and abused it, just like they did.Oh, so many months of fun that was. Running around, insulting everybody, 5man-raids on various alliance encampments, etc. So, as a cry to the past. Hoowah da tryb', dymys! Hoowah da tryb'!