I always remember my first time playing World of Warcraft. It was some time pre-burning crusade. Not too long after the release I'm sure. I wasn't big on 'online games'. Mostly playstation 2 and game cube back then.I remember it fondly. I was with my dad on a trip, and we were in a hotel room. I had played his games occasionally, for a few minutes at a time, but never got the grasp of it. Then he showed me World of Warcraft. He made me a trial account and let me play on his laptop. My first character was a night elf rogue. I quickly dumped her and made an undead rogue, once I got the grasp of it.The things I loved most, would have to be.1. The beauty of the world. I suppose back when I saw it, it wasn't hard to amaze a nine year old or so, but the beauty of the design of the world. The trees in teldrassil, the night elven architecture. It was all amazing. The most amazing part though was the undead territory, but I'll get back to that.2. I remember my first instance run. My dad was on his undead rogue, running me through Razorfen KrauI remember running into a crowd of boars, wiping me. Then trying to solo everything... Trying to sneak to the boss... Trying to take shortcuts.. Each of them killing me. I even remember my dad falling asleep while running me. It was the first time I had to support myself in an instance. For about a pull, before I woke him up.3. I remember the exploration. I was questing on my second character, my undead rogue, and I looked in general chat, and heard about something called 'Undercity'. I said, "Dad, what's undercity?" And he told me not to worry about it, I wouldn't need to go there until I was a higher level. I was so curious about it, and he knew that, but he just kept making me level. He said, at level 10 I can go there. Him being the wow veteran, and mmo veteran overall, I listened to him. I remember dinging level 10, and going there. I remember asking for directions, and finally arriving to a side of the wall. I just saw a castle. I walked inside, and it was beautiful. I made sure not to jump in the slime, and made my way across the bridge. I walked inside, and remember seeing the undead's guarding the doors to the elevator. I waited, and walked in. As soon as I got in I was amazed.4. One of my fondest memories will probably be deadmines. I remember running it 6 times one day. I wanted to get every last memory I could from that beautiful instance. I wanted to memorize Mr. Smite's speech. You landlubbers are tougher than I thought! I'll have to improvise! I wanted to memorize every single aspect of the place.5. I always remember the fun I had playing. The interesting quests, the other players, the easter eggs. I always heard about a great terror named Hogger, someone named Mankrik's Wife (Who I never found..), and the PvP. I remember going to crossroads one day, and getting a quest that required me to go to ratchet. At this point I didn't think that horde and alliance could be in the same place at the same time without fighting, so I went there, not knowing what awaited me. I ran up and attempted to kill the first alliance I saw, and was quickly exterminated by the guards. I was always dumbfounded about that. I will always remember World of Warcraft fondly. It is the mmo that I have chosen to take part of for the rest of my life. Probably. It has brought me a lot of fun, and since my dad lived in Chicago, and I lived in florida, it brought me and my father closer.
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1. Blackfathom Deeps, this was the first place I was able to use unending breath effectively and I felt like such a useful little warlock. The reason I was so excited to use this spell was because many levels before I had been adventuring in the waters off of darkshore and as I quested another warlock came from nowhere and buffed me with this spell (if you read this mysterious warlock, thank you!). I was so thankful, it made me want to level up just to get this spell.2. Stratholme, first time I went in here I was level 70 and I thought I could just breeze through with my seed of corruption and get that mount I had heard was dropped by the boss. I shot the spell at a few mobs and was clobbered almost instantly. I ran back and then sneaked by the little buggers. I had no idea where I was going however and ended up in the living quarter. I fought my way past legions of scarlet crusaders and found their leader. I made quick work of him, or thought I did, and as I ran to his corpse to loot him a demon appeared and I was freaked out. He hit me pretty hard (I am a clothy) so I kited him around as my imp attacked with his fireball. The battle was arduous but I succeeded in the end and was happy to have survived. I wished to know why a demon leading the scarlet crusade, so I decided to do the questline and it was amazing/3. Dreadsteed of Xoroth, as a warlock that started during the Burning Crusade I had to do the questline to achieve my precious dreadsteed and as soon as I was level sixty I dropped everything else and began the questline to steal this magnificent horse. I worked my way to the part where I had to buy stardust from a demon and was in trouble, I was very poor at the time luckily one of my great friends gave me 150g in order to buy it. From there I continued the questline until it was time to perform the ritual and steal from Xoroth himself. So my guildmates, a random warlock (I did not have enough to buy the lodestone, bell and candle) and I journeyed to Dire Maul and tore that place apart.4. Ironforge, I had just started this game and moving around seeing the world was an experience itself still, I had been questing around Dun Morogh but it felt so empty and desolate but then they asked me to go to Ironforge. I journeyed to the gates and was amazed by their massive size, I passed through and there was a mob of people, hawking wares and discussing the day. It was truly great to see this mass of other people when I had mostly been alone for the entire game.5. My imp, this was the very first thing that truly made me feel like a warlock. The warlock trainer had told me that I would be enslaving a demon and force it to do my bidding. I did what the trainer asked and they rewarded me with this spell, I was not impressed at first but then I headed out to kill a wolf and bam! A fireball flies from my imp's hands and kills the wolf. I was so excited, this little being could conjure powerful orbs of fire. From there my imp (Belkin) and I went around Dun Morogh and tore the place up.PS: Why is blizz coming to wowhead for stuff? Is it because of sko's internship, will wowhead be intergrated into WoW soon?
I didn't start World of Warcraft until it had already been going on for two years, so I never made it to the endgame content before the Burning Crusade came out. Here goes on what I did get to:1. I had always loved dwarves, whether they were from Warcraft, Forgotten Realms, Lord of the Rings, or any other roleplaying setting. When I made my first character, a dwarf warrior, I was amazed at the detail of Dun Morogh. I thought that it pictured the homeland of a mountain dwarf near perfectly.2. My first group experience was memorable. My character was around level seventeen at the time when I moved to the Redridge Mountains to quest. I was on the quest "An Unwelcome Guest" where I had to kill Bellygrub. I managed to find two people on the same quest, so I started a group. I found it exciting, trying to work with other people to kill a single foe.3. My first dungeon was not with a good group, but it was fun. I was going into Gnomeregan with a level fourty rogue and a healer. I don't know how far we got, but I know that it wasn't far. I was just excited that I got to see inside of the trogg-infested homeland of the gnomes. 4. My first Winter's Veil Celebration was the first time that I realized that WoW was not only huge, but it was changing. Ironforge was just like normal when I logged off for the night, and then I logged on the next day to see Father Christmas handing out presents in front of the bank. The idea of holiday celebrations in WoW was pretty neat at the time. (It still is.)5. The last epic moment I have to share would be in Arathi Basin. I had seen ambassadors in the home cities, but I had never joined a battleground until I saw the entrance at Refuge Pointe, Arathi Highlands. I started playing Arathi Basin that day, and that was all that I did in WoW for a few weeks. Battle after battle, I slowly became adapted to PvP combat. It's funny how much I loved PvP then, when I only stepped in an arena a few times, and they were all back at level seventy.That's all I have. All of these were on my first, my favorite, and my main character, Braeklak. I'm looking forward to the release of Cataclysm, but I hope that there will still be opportunities to experience the epicness of the original World of Warcraft. Possibly some pre-Cataclysm servers for those who can't live without the level 60 version of WoW? Thanks for reading,~Xelvanox
I didn't begin actually playing the game until shortly after Burning Crusade came out, but here are some good memories I have from Azeroth while leveling my characters.1. Taming my first real pet I planned to keep. I hadn't known of the ghost saber's existence until I met a druid who told me. She helped me search for the cat figurines in the ruins in Darkshore, also helping me kill naga quickly. A saber spawned that was level 20 and I was level 19 the first time, so I couldn't tame it and it was pretty upsetting. I didn't have much farther to go to level though and later found another saber after I had leveled with the help of my new friend and tamed it. I ended up naming my new companion Shinigami and he/she/it has been my constant pet since then. We are really attached.2. I remember the days when stepping into contested territories like Ashenvale actually caused me to tremble in my computer chair the entire time. I'm not a PvPer and I'm actually one of those people that ended up settling on a PvP server because my friend who got me into the game rolled her characters on them. It took a few weeks I think, but I eventually stopped trembling.3. Getting my level 40 mount on my hunter, who had actually gotten a spotted frostsaber from Darnassus. I had grinded Darnassus rep on her while leveling so she was exalted by 42. I then later grinded rep for the Wintersaber mount and got halfway through honored before the amount of rep gained was increased and finished it off. I was so excited to get the mount both for the rarity of it at the time and I absolutely loved the way it looked.4. Actually exploring the content that I knew nothing about. I loved just roaming around areas and seeing it for the first time ever. I think that was what really got me into the game because I was always wanting to level to be able to see something new. 5. Scarlet Monastery on my priest. I remember running that place on my priest, who acted as a healer despite that she was actually leveling as shadow. We arrived at a hallway with a decent amount of mobs inside and the hunter in our group ends up pulling the whole hallway of 7 mobs or so. I was at half mana, so of course this should have turned out poorly. The paladin tank ended up picking up a majority of them and a DPS warrior got one if I remember correctly. I only did heals on the tank and eventually ran out of mana with all of the mobs still alive, though each was around halfway dead. I used heavy linen bandages to heal everyone other than the tank and popped a renew on him whenever I managed to get enough mana to cast it. The mobs were killed and not a single person died. Everyone was impressed with my ability to bandage heal, so now I'm seriously considering leveling up my first aid to full so I can bandage heal during raids as a shadow priest!
1. Getting my warlock's Dreadsteed by way of quest was probably one of the biggest moments of my WoW play history. I remember trying desperately to save up the gold to get everything I needed for my epic mount, and I was always short on cash because I didn't have the enchants and tailoring patterns that people were looking for at the time. This being back when epic ground mounts were at level 60, and regular ground mounts at level 40, and still having to buy all the grimoires for my pets, it was seriously just a pain to get everything together. Dire Maul and the mount quest chain are still one of the best series of events in the game to date.2. The Battle of Darrowshire is bar none the most epic in-game event still available to all people. Regardless of how useful the end rewards are in game, it's one of the few chains that actually has a good chunk of lore and involves you in the history of the game, and what went down during the time of the Scourge taking the Plaguelands.3. Maraudon was always one of my favorite - and least favorite - instances at the same time. This was truly the place where I learned what crowd control really meant as a warlock, juggling multiple types of cc all at the same time, between fear and banish and the occasional seduction. My friends and I always used to joke that Princess Theradras was our tank's girlfriend. And it was always where the Aquamarines would drop that our healer couldn't win on a roll to save his life.4. One of my favorite zones has always been Mulgore, as well, and leveling my first Tauren. While the actual lore behind the Tauren and the Horde seem to be a little in the background at first, Mulgore is probably one of the few places where you learn why a race in this game is the way it is. Regardless of which class you play, I can always go make another lowbie Tauren or go take my high level characters to Mulgore just to do a few quests in a place where I'll actually read the quest text from time to time, instead of just the objectives of the quest. Plus, the scenery is amazing, and it all just flows into each other, instead of some zones that have abrupt breaks from forest to desert, for example.5. My first green item was also probably one of the coolest things that I remember. I was thinking to myself, "holy crap, this stuff is nice!" at the time. The good old days of being a lowbie are still nice to think about from time to time, and getting greens was, of course, just the precursor to getting better items in game, and figuring out how exactly to play my class and what actually is useful in terms of stats for whatever class I may be playing.
1. The Deadmines: I remember doing the Defias quest chain in Westfall. Every quest made me hate them more and more. Finally, I got the quest to go into Deadmines and take VanCleef's head. After two wipes we downed him and I looted the head, yelling "Ha! Who is the lapdog now?"Sometime later, I found out why VanCleef and the other Defias were there. It made me sad on the inside to think that none of that would have happened if the Defias didn't get the cold shoulder.2. Grinding in Felwood for felcloth: After a couple of hours of fighting other people for mobs in Felwood I looted a body and to my surprise it had my first Dungeon Set 1 piece Magister's Belt.3.Zone: Silithus: The whole zone was beautiful. Seeing all the silithids crawling around was kinda of creepy. Emissary Roman'khan was a raid boss (sad to see it nerfed). And then what everyone knows this zone for: Ahn'Qiraj. The whole AQ War Event / Effort was fun and made me feel like I made a huge difference on the server. At the time I didn't have the patience to kill billions of silithids for the rep.4. I played WC3 back in the days before WoW (still do) thinking that it would make a great MMO. Stepping foot into Eastern Plaguelands and seeing the Ziggurats and the Slaughterhouses looming above me. I was just glad that I could see the buildings in their lifesize view.5. The Redpath quest chain in EPL and WPL: The quests were sad, meeting little Pamela, scared wanting nothing more than her doll. My heart broke after that quest, when she told me to tell her Uncle that she was okay. The whole quest chain was heart break after heart break. Until I got to relive the battle of Darrowshire, where I fought alongside Joseph Redpath, watching as he died, then killing him when he turned. I cried (yeah I cried) when Pamela and her dad got reunited. The zone just showed how huge of an impact the Scourge in the Third War had.
1. The first time I played WoW, I was so amazed on how they could make it. The first character I made was a Tauren since I was a bit intrigued.2. The first instance I went to was the Deadmines, I felt compelled to just go ahead of the group I was in which lead us to wipe. >_< And when I first heard Mr. Smite, I was like, " What the Hell was that! "3. The first guild I joined was one my brother made called DOA (it meant, 'Dead On Arrival'.) It was awsome being in a guild since I was like a kid when I started playing WoW.4. PvP was great, killing all the Horde with my bro. (Alliance forever!) He was a level 60 Paladin while I was still a 53 Warrior. And he was in full Grand Marshal gear with a Knight's Color's Tabard and a Warhammer. It was fun seeing all the Horde running away from him. XD5. When I got to level 60, I felt so proud to get there. So my Bro and I ran through Stratholme, and one of the pieces for the Dungeon Set 1 armor for Warriors dropped. I quickly pressed 'Need' and I got it. One of my first epics ever.
wow1. I started playing wow around 2006, I was truly impressed by Night Elves. I made a priest, i never thought about healing so i just bubble and spam smite all over. I never passed lvl 16 because i found it hard to level by just killing bears in Darkshore.2. Weeks after, I made an almighy Hunter, yea another Night Elf. This time the pet would do all the work. I really loved my cat. I made it to lvl 25 and I met another 2 Noobies, thats when I joined my first Guild.3. I lvl the hunter to 60, took forever, collecting all kinds of gear, no agility just spirit and stamina, I cant belive i used to be that bad at the game. My favorite Raid was ZG, Killing Hakkar with 20 people and after thousands of tries was epic4. I always hated Sillithus, nasty place. All i remember was being surrounded by 1000 creatures, I was such an aggro magnet, even at 60. I loved farming my essences of air to sell for 3g a piece.5. The time I got my epic mount. Farming around 600g took forever, Skinning was my way of making it. Felwood and those corrupted Bears made it all possible. My hunter never made it to 80. When BC came out i switched to Horde, and Ive been Horde ever since.
Well my top 5 would be:1. BWL - so much fun, so much chaos on everything from the eggs to Nefarian himself2. Strat Baron runs - I don't think Blizzard have managed to recapture the 'essence' of running Stratholme in 45 minutes. Sure there are still timed runs but it's not the same. 3. Gnomeregan & Maraudon - Paired these together because they're both great for the same reason - They are built like huge mazes. There's nothing like diving right into an instance that's so big and convoluted that you have no idea where you are, but the fun just keeps on coming. These days the instances are all linear, big corridors funneling you the same direction4. Blackrock depths, It may have been long, but it was never boring. Only once did i ever reach the end though. Still drop in from time to time to pick up some fuel for my JublingI'm going to say this one, even though it's technically already gone forever.5. Naxxramas - Level 60, I only got to experience it at level 70 but we had the best times ever in there, we even had a GM come along for the ride against Gluth in the week before 3.0, and to quote him/her ('It' was shapeshifted into a blob using , and proclaimed "Phat lewtz!" when we gave him/her an offhand that nobody wanted. I still have 2 T3 tokens from those days, but only enough cloth scraps to redeem one :-(
1. Playing WoW at a friend's house long before I got the game myself, and corpse dragging my level 1 Dwarf all the way to the Arathi Highlands through the Wetlands, just exploring the world. I specifically remember wondering what "Contested Territory" meant, exactly. After being awestruck by the Thandol Span, I swam up the eastern coast of the Eastern Kingdoms all the way to the old Quel'Thalas tower at the edge of what was the world at that time, feeling like I had discovered something truly unique and hidden.2. The feeling of accomplishment when I finally reached level 60 for the first time hasn't been matched by a single "ding" since. After spending months of time to get there, it was like a whole new world opened up to me. I couldn't wait to start exploring the raid dungeons like Onyxia and Molten Core.3. While I never progressed much further than Ony in Vanilla, many hours were spent collecting my Magister's set for my mage, and many more spent upgrading it to the Sorcerer's. As long and ridiculously hard as that questline was, it is still one of my favorite memories of WoW. So few people ever bothered to collect the full "Tier Point Five" set, making it a curiosity and something of a badge of honor to hold. After Burning Crusade, I even made sure to collect the full Soulforge set with my Blood Elf Paladin, just for old time's sake.
1. Learning about the lore as a quested, making the game seem more and more in depth as i played and learned about the world as a noobie.2. Running my first instance and laerning what each class was, what they could do, and what was needed. Also joining my first guild.3. Meeting my now long time friends for the first time in a guild, and then later meeting them again and having a good ol' time RPing/instance running.4. My first Oldschool raid... can never forget running Ony, MC, Nax, or AQ, and i still run them to this day on my pally (besides ony) and i love it, the fights are so much more about cordination and doing the right thing at a certain time or running the boss somewhere to power him down or not roflstomp someone.5. The best and last...The game world. It was so big once you got some levels it was unbeleiveable. Hell, sometimes i just ride around on my mount in old areas or run people through instances/help them with quests jsut so i can get some of the old feeling of that area. (probably why i have so many alts that aren't above level 45 XD)