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My first wow impression was on a level 14 nightelf druid on a friends account.I was running around in darkshore with a few other guys and we tried to defeat those stone guardians in the dwarven ruins and it was an awesome corpse run fest - well of course, they were marked as ?.And there was fishing..
Well, time to add my memories.When i bought WOW for the first time, i had no idea of a MMORPG would be like, so i followed tactics that i've learned in some D&D sessions i did before. I was a bard that was leatherworker and could do powerfull chainshirts that could provide a good amount of armor while not loosing the bonus from dexterety.So, i decided to make a warrior leatherworker.The adventures in Elwyn were fabulous, until i've met for the first time a night elf. Since i played warcraft 3 i knew it was a player, so i greeted her. Then she told me that LW wasn't for warriors, but blacksmithing was.I was shoocked. At that time, i didn't knew what to do, how to remove LW. So i decided to start a new character. My cousin came to visit at that time, so he helped me in creating one. Since he liked female characters and that he wanted something tough that could heal itself, we went for the paladin. A female paladin called Josefine, in memory of Napoleon's wife.Then, when i loged in and started playing, a lvl 28 mage came to us. He said that he was going to quit, but before so, he gave us all his gold, around 30 gold coins, to us. I was shoocked, and thank him a thousand times. Thanks to him, i could learn the begining of the game without the threat of runnning out of gold, and in the end i made it to lvl 60 after 2 months (yeah you've read it right, 2 months) in the Searing Gorge (a lvl 48 mob could give exp to a lvl 59 at that time ^^ ). Also, during a trip to Zul'Farrak, i've won on greed roll over my 4 companions the Robes of Insight, which later then i sold to one of the members for 300 gold, which was enough to pay for the high gold-costing parts of the paladin mount chain quest. The last parts of it though i didn't knew what to do next, since i didn't knew where the hell was Dire Maul, but when i later joined my first raid group, Fallen Gods (and hell, i'm still part of it, for more than 4 years now! ), i eventually got the charger, which i even named him Joshua ;-)Also, speaking of raids, i remember the first time i went to the Molten Core with the Fallen Gods. We cleared up to the junction point where we would go to lucifron and magmadar, and heard the phrase i've never forgot: "friends, you are now official Molten Core raiders".What was more awesome was what came next. The next day, we did Molten Core with a few people who had tried it before, and we killed Lucifron, Magmadar, and Gehennas on that night. The bosses were difficult, but we had a good group, and with a few wipes (saved for Gehennas, which we kill him one-shot, AWESOME) we nailed them. And now for the most awesome of that night. I won, not my first epic, but MY 2 FIRST EPICS! The Lawbringer Legplates from Magmadar and the Lawbringer Gauntlets from Gehennas, the first one with a 97 and the other one with 92 in the rolls (since there was no dkp sistem at that time). When i won the legplates first, i was over the moon, and never thought that i would had such luck. But then, when i won the gauntlets on the next boss....you guys will never, ever, EVER feel the way i was. i was frenitically happy, over Mars, Jupiter or even Neptune! I was hopping like a happy bunny around the room, screaming with absolute joy. IT WAS THE BEST SENSATION EVER!I think this gave to me a consequence: the urge to need on items after defeating a boss for the first time, not because of its value or its rarity, but because of the sensation that flows through all the process, as a memory to that fight as well.This was kinda bad sometimes, because it would end up me getting stuff from other rolls, like as a healer needing on a tanking mace when we defeated the first boss in BWL some time after. Still, i remember other items that i've gotten later: the Essence of the Pure Flame from Ragnaros, the Saphiron's Drape from Onyxia (too bad i discarded it :( ), going to Prince Melchezar's Decapitator and the T6 chest from Illidan, and most recently the the Pulsing Spelshield from XT-002 and the Bastion of Purity from the first time i defeated the Faction Champions On Trial of the Crusader 25-man normal, which was a HUGE BATTLE!Such fond memmories, but i always had the problem with getting space in the iventory/bank due to ths. I think you now know why...but still, very fond memmories, and i think it's these memmories, along with many others, that keep me attached to the game, despite of the courses it went and the problems with paladins through the entire game. It's my singular and unique history in this world... the World of Warcraft.edit: added one memmory i almost forgot :O
I remember pre-xrealm BG's and the competition between top guilds in wsg and ab. I remember subbing in ap/pyro mages and stacking fire resist on flag carriers. I remember all the sht talk on the forums that ensued after winning/losing a 90~ minute 3:2 wsg.Back then there was actually a reason to log in.
*sigh* Oh, memories. I can't say I've been around since Beta, or even the opening, but ever since I started about four years ago I was hooked. Still am!I think the biggest memory from my "early time" in the game was getting to see the opening of Ahn'Quiraj-- I had moved to Argent Dawn per a request from a friend (originally I started a druid on Blackhand), and started to level a rogue. Well, they were announcing the opening of AQ on the server, but I was only level 45! I didn't even have a flight path to Un'goro yet. So what did my guild do? Three people served as guards for me as we ran through Tanaris, through Un'Goro, up and into Silithus, to watch the epic battle....That is, between the server-crashes, world servers being down, and lag so bad Un'goro didn't HAVE any mobs in it.However, once the gates were open (and server was a bit more stable), I watched as my level 60 friends had epic battles against the giant mobs, taking on huge bugs, and generally waging an epic battle- both horde and alliance.That was definitely an interesting time. :)
I'd have to say one of my oldest memories is watching my best friend play his 60 warrior back near the end of vanilla. I would just sit there and watch him play, trying to understand all of the complexities of the user interface and gameplay. I soon made a character of my own on his account, then I stepped up to a trial of my own, and eventually upgraded on of my many trial accounts to a full version. Now we're both 80, and raiding with him and other friends' characters I had revered so much is a great feeling. "Now I'm up there with the top dogs". Oh, and getting into a Wailing Caverns pug on my 20 Orc warrior and ninjaing Venomstrike from a twinking hunter before I even knew what ninjaing was. It was an upgrade for me, so I "needed" it. They soon kicked me from the group. Wow, looking back at my nub days is fun!
I got in WoW half a month before BC hit. Made human pally, wandering in awe in Elwynn Forest. I remember how hard it was to kill Princess and the exitement on my first dungeon, Deadmines, with my hunter back then.And what made it yet better, I was a classical huntard at that time =P
I remember my first toon, a Tauren hunter which I levelled up to level 17 fighting in melee with my pet ; i found it way cooler than shooting from a distance.Well the very first evening I played, on March 2005, I remember my brother saying "where's the fun in getting stupid bird feathers ?" (first Tauren quest)Still i continued to play. Then as an Orc warrior, I created my guild and thought a guildmaster HAD to be the highest-level in it ; when one of my guildmates had gotten 2 levels ahead of me, I played all night long just to have 1 more level than him.. ^^
My fondest memory was going through ZG my first time in vanilla wow on my priest, It was easily the most fun I've ever had in a single night, learning the boss fights for the first time, playing around in the raid (Our raid leader had a fondness for Happy Fun Rocks . . and pelting them at afk people XD) and of course all the joking around that happened in Vent that night. I had just gotten level 60 that very night to be allowed in to the raid and I'll always remember it as one of my fondest wow memories. That and I loved how evil my Flowing ritual Robes and Zulian Scepter of Rites (Both Drops for me that night) looked in combination. I was the happiest Undead Priest on Azshara that night. :)