A friend I worked with (oddly enough, named Shaun too) and I would have conversations about computers and whatnot and he constantly urged me to try WoW as I had played MMOs before.After quite a while of him telling me I "had to try it" I finally caved and dl'd the 10 day trial. I created a Dwarf Hunter (Hunter because the kid said that would be the easiest to learn the game with, Dwarf because...well, I was drinking alot at the time, so it seemed appropriate) and I was hooked by level 3. That was just over 3 years ago, though I did take a long hiatus this year. My first PvP experience was WSG at level 35-ish I think. People were constantly telling me to leave because I was too low level to help. I think that really was when I turned away from regularly PvPing...
A long time ago I played RuneScape (I know, I know...) and would probably still be if I hadn't been hacked. This was back in the spring of 2006. A classmate of mine had started playing WoW a few months earlier and it sounded pretty interesting so I figured I'd give it a try.I didn't know anything about the game so obviously I just made a character that looked 'cool'. It ended up being a human paladin, and the next day a nelf hunter. The classmate had an undead lock on another server so I didn't play with him. He has since quit and restarted and quit again I don't know how many times. Same goes for a couple more classmates we got interested. I always get quite involved whenever I start doing something, so I'm still playing and haven't even had any long breaks.I probably wouldn't change anything WoW-related I've done in the past. The only thing I'd like to do is join a successful daytime/early-evening raid guild but I've never heard of any. =/ But that's another topic...
My RL brother got me into WoW when i went to visit my family for an overseas holiday.At the time he was a lvl60 something warlock and was taking his sweet time leveling, mainly due to the fact he could only play at a net cafe and limited on days and time.Anyways at first i told him WoW was ^&*! and no way would i be paying monthly to play a game.Since then my first toon was a warlock but only got him to lvl 65 before i dropped him and leveled a paladin, managing to get 80 a few days after my brothers warlock.... LOLI now give him advice on how to play the game and what gear he needs even thought he started playing atleast 6 months before me... God knows what he spent his time doing.....
I started back in Feb '05. I actually went to the store to buy Rome Total War. I couldn't find it but I saw something laying under the shelf grabbed it and look at it thinking "hmm I've played UO for a couple months back in the day... this looks kinda cool." so I bought it... now I've been playing off and on for almost 5 years now... I don't know if that should be a feather in my cap or something very sad... lol
I started 3 months before BC came out, I made a hunter because I played warhammer 40k at the time and really liked the characters with "Pets" (For those of you who play / has played, I'm talking about an Orc Warboss with an attack squig :D) The person who got me into it was my friend from school, one afternoon we went to my house and then he showed me the Ragnaros fight and after that there was no turning back.
My first contact with wow was a litle before the bc and i realy liked it but i was unable to get my hands on a trail cuz at that time in my lands mmorpg was somthing unknown a litle later when bc was out i had myself already in love with the lore of warcraft 3 but was unable to get myself the orginal wow or the expansion but i stayed a fan and always checked wow head and the oficial site fo info and finaly i started playng wow when wrath came out i started a b elf rogue and ended up leaving him on level 30 and made a paly 5 moths after i dinged level 80 :) and now am tryng to get araund the most ting i dont like is cuz there is too litle people i know or from my land who play wow so i mostly feel lonley when playng
A friend of a friend got me into it.He was a player, already 60 (this was a year+ before BC) and he got my friend (who doesn't even like online games) into it for awhile, this made me want to play. So, I did, on my B-day I got enough money to buy the game and a gamecard, and started the adventure.First character ever was a undead male warrior, but, as fate would have it, the server I was playing with my friend went down about an hour after I started, phoned him IRL and he said he was done for the night, being it my first time, I went to another server to continue on. Ended up creating a human female warrior (didn't like how the male humans looked) and it was my main till BC (which came out exactly one year after I bought my account, Jan. 16).
I loved playing Warcraft 3, and the idea of playing an MMO in the Warcraft world was awesome.Started playing the open beta as a tauren warrior.Later, I changed to a priest. My warrior sucked, I had the same sword for ages and it was so bad. I choose a priest because they were rare.I shared my account with my older brother, and we decided to buy another account. I kept the old account and he gave me his character, a warlock. All this happened during the first 8 months of wow.I still play all the 3 characters, with greater focus on the warlock because it's fun to play around with dots.
I watched the South park WoW episode - Make love, not Warcraft (Not the achievement XD) at my Uncle's house. Then I was determined to play it! Eventually, I managed to find it.
Me and a friend saw WoW and TBC in the store for £10 each and though why not lol. We had been playing guild wars previously.
My oldest son would play it when he visited and I loved the graphs. So I started and have no idea what I'm doing but am having fun doing it, and that's all that counts. So all the guys with the big levels and bigger ego jumping on the beginners. Remember you didn't start knowing it all. HAVE FUN! THAT'S WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT!
I loved Warcraft III donated by Blizzard to Make a Wish Foundation. They gave it to me, and I simply loved it. My cousin was playing WoW since release and when I went to visit him, I asked to see it. He showed me this white snowscaped land. He said the objective was to run from anything that had a red name and he let me play it. Alterac Valley afking. >_>. That was my start on WoW. My other cousin came home and let me create a character on the same account, I made a night elf hunter. As they said that is the best to play. I got to like level 16 within the week I was there. My computer at home wasn't good enough to play WoW. As my mom goes OMG COMPUTERS ARE EVIL! And she was fine with me failing high school because I couldn't type my essays as demanded by my teachers. I passed, luckily. >_<. On my 17th birthday my mom caved in and bought me a computer. So I bought WoW, and my cousin referred me for his free month haha. Been playing since then. I'm twenty now. :). Been through WoW and hard times. Such as my open heart surgery. Knowing that I am supposed to die soon. WoW is just an escape for me. It is an amazing escape.
Back in High School a few of my friends we're really into WoW and kept pestering me to join up with them and play. I had finally gotten a computer that could somewhat handle a video game so I gave it a shot. They talked me into rolling a NE Druid, which I erased before I hit level 10. I then rolled a NE hunter and had a bit of fun before I dropped the game for awhile to concentrate on school. However I could never fully get rid of my WoW icon sitting on my desktop so about a year after I dropped it, and about 5 months after tBC came out, I reactivated my account and rolled a Tauren Shaman. I've been an addict ever since, now raiding full time with my Shaman and DK and in the process of leveling my other two 70's, a lock and paladin to fill that time up. My first PvP experience came when I decided to make a 19 twink Warrior. I got him all decked out in the best gear he could have at that level and then proceeded to get my face kicked in while doing WSG. But I learned from my mistakes and eventually made him into a pretty good PvP guy.
One of my best friends in real life got me into WoW 1-2 years back - He was pestering me every single day so I thought ''Screw it, might as well give the trial a shot''. I was pretty much hooked from there, damn him. On the bright side, he kept laughing at all my noobish mistakes and stuff.He now comes to me with questions about playing his class and stuff :PI picked Druid at first because, well, you can turn into a frickin' bear.But I eventually (After 2 years) choose a Warrior, because I just loved the sound of Thunderclap so much. I know that's not much of a reason, but that's what did it for me ^.^Edit: Now I'VE got one of my other friends into WoW. Waiting for Cataclysm when he'll probably be telling me how to play >.<Next generations are the shizznit!
Prior to release, I was doing an IT course and in a lot of our downtime we played a lot of LAN games, such as Warcraft 3, Starcraft and such. As soon as I heard about WoW, I was interested. I managed to get in to the open beta an was hooked on my Shammy straight away. When the game came out, I had no RL friends playing, so I tended to jump servers a bit trying to find a large collection of Aussies. It took far too long for the Oceanic servers to come about. :(
I did. I had been following Warcraft since Tides of Darkness, and then years later when I found out Blizzard was making an MMO, I hungered for it until it launched. Played since release on and off, good fun. First character was an Orc Warlock, since Gul'dan was such a bad ass I always wanted to be like him. Eventually I came to like shamans gameplay-wise and have played two Orc shamans, a Tauren shaman, and a Draenei Shaman.
Actually, I started playing on the dark side (private servers) because I wasn't old enough to have a credit card. So i started out on a horrible server where mobs spawned but didnt move and quest sucked as much. Being very childish and immature I of course started a rogue undead (THEY ARE SO COOL)I left WoW to rot and didn't play untill I found out you could get some kind of "children' credit cards" where i live. So I got one and subsribed- And since I'd grown so much since then I'd become a lot more mature and made a night elf hunter (not called logelas tho) and leveled him to 20- Which was the level I could use my very rare blue 2hand sword :O (Duskbringer?) which I was so proud of! I got beastslayer on it and thought I was awesome. I then quit for some reason and got back again as a mage (gnome ftw) and lvled her to 60 as frost (back when it was better), since then i've rerolled on every expansion and never looked back <3
Well, I have a group of friends I used to play Dungeons & Dragons with. We still play, but not so often as people move around. I remember we would all arrive to a game and there would be an hour or more of them talking about WoW, as they were all playing it. I was the only one who hadn't yet been sucked in. Needless to say I had no idea what they were talking about. Eventually I gave in and got myself a trial account. I didn't realise I was hooked until I was sneaking up on the quillboars outside the crossroads, carefully waiting for a patrol to get in range for a pull...when I got logged out. My trial was up and it was 2am. I was at the local gaming store at 9am buying a prepaid gamecard >.>My friends had explained to me beforehand about the different servers and factions, so I rolled Thunderhorn EU, horde side, and got in their guild (which is all RL friends). I rolled an orc warrior because orcs are da best! and gaming over the years has taught me that the warrior class is almost always basically the same across any game you play. So yeah...orc smash!A little over 2 years later and my orc warrior is still my main, is the best geared of all my toons (although it's pretty neck-and-neck between him and my shammy sometimes), and is still an absolute joy to play. I've also got a lvl 80 hunter and druid, and another warrior currently making her merry way through OL (I love the warrior so much I need 2 toons to fully appreciate it :P).
Myself actually, I had an older computer for years and was never really into computer games. But ended up getting a laptop after my computer broke, at the time I was thinking that I needed something to do that would take up time for cheap since I wanted to save up some money. I had heard about WOW before, that people like play it for 12 hours straight and whatever, and I had seen the commercials on TV. It looked pretty cool, so I thought 'hey what the hell' and ended up buying it one night from WalMart.Needless to say really, with no real experience, I was horrible at it. My first character was a human warrior and I drove that poor girl into the ground with just plain bad bad playing. I made it to like lvl 7 before deleting that one and starting the one that I'm still playing now.
Well a few people got me into WOW really. I had just moved back to my home town and worked a seasonal job. Come october I had alot of time on my hands. My friend Jess had told me many times I should try the game out. She had been playing for like 4 years. Then I came to find out that there were quite a few people I know played .... so signed up for the free trial figured it would fill some free time. I lasted 2 days before driving out to walmart at 4 in the morning to purchase the game lol. 4 toons (2 druids, Dk, and lock) later I am still hooked and oddly one of the first things I ask about when I meet people lol. I still love that there are always new things to learn about the game and if I get bored I can always start a new character and get the entire discovery feeling again. First toon was a druid NE. I liked the nature aspect of the lore and the shapeshifting and versitility of a druid. That and all the different forms were freakin cool lol. My god was I a clueless noob when I started. It is amazing I ever made it to 35lol. Then I found this site and still keep it up in the backgound every time I am playing. He is still my main Started as a dpsing kitty then boomkin which I loved. When I got to the northerend I dual speced for heals just so I could get into more instances. :) I am now almost a permenant tree fixture and love it. ... although I am growing a great affection to my little affliction lock. Going to be interesting to figure out which I like more once I hit 80 with him.