One of my younger brother's friends got me into WoW. My brother was definitely a factor as well as he played for a brief bit then quit and went on to Warcraft 3 Battle.net and other MMOs... The friend also stopped playing recently as well, mostly for academic reasons.
I got into wow from owning WC 1-3. My first char was a NE rogue because they were my favorite race in wc3 and rogues are awesome. I didnt like it though and made a BE hunter, and got it to 80.My first pvp was being ganked by a horde of alliance 80s in the start zone. If i could go back i would probably have stuck with NEs, as hunters are going to lose mana, and racial talents will becaome more important, so BE caster talents will be useless, and NE stealth is cool.
I started playing since day one... back in... 5th grade-ish, (lol).I started Horde....Troll warrior, named Tazzuna. Got him to level 6, didn't train, used all my silver on vendor goods, and couldn't kill anything past the Valley of Trials..I wish I had L2P back then... cause now I'm playing a Warrior as a main, and love the class, could only imagine how much fun it'd be back then too. And now I'm Alliance, don't get me wrong; Alliance is cool, but the Horde just appeals way more to me, before Blood Elves at least..and actually....It'd be cooler if he was an Orc... but my friend was in a Troll Phase that he sucked me into.
a combination of Mr. T and south park got me started, got in, got a troll hunter to lvl 6 i was SOOO pleased, then i died, misread the tooltip and thought i had to wait 6 minutes before i could continue, so i did. pleayed pricate realms for a few months, till wotlk came out then got retail, now im blastin ppl to bits with my shaman.tho tbh, mr T shudnt take ALL the credid, my dad got me into WC1, orcs+humans from when i was like 6 though he HATED me playing WoW, cudnt deal with his son becoming a nerd...
my friend of a friend becuse of onions :P
I wanted to know what all the fuss was about when Warcraft :Orcs and Humans released. I went into a store and bought it. I even asked if I could "return it if it sucked" ! (LOL) Anyways while it can't BEGIN to compare in terms of creativity,humor,graphics and entertainment with WoW at the time and for the time it was the most brilliant game PERIOD. I have bought every game and eagerly awaited every expansion since. And I cannot wait to see what's next.
I found out that a hot girl at work played so I figured I would do it to increase my chances and maybe stop giving my friends grief for selling their souls. Didn't get the girl but found a fun game.
My big brother got me in. I used to do everything he did and when I saw him playing WoW 4 years ago I was already addicted just because he did :P My first char was a druid because I loved the one in the cinematic and I was excited by the thought of turning into a cat/panther.
Well, two things did it for me.First, I watched a doco on online games, with a piece about WoW. It seemed fairly normal to me at first, nothing I couldn't do in Diablo or the 'Scape (which was the thing to do), until it reached the bit about Priests. A lot of people I know hate to heal, but I thought it would be lovely. no heals was one of the things I didn't like about the 'Scape or Diablo.This would have to wait for some time, as the old folks didn't much like the idea of paying 15 big ones a month. Soon enough, I found out that my both my uncle and cousin played, and my dreams of becoming a healer were brought to fruition.Ah, I do remember the fateful night itself. While everyone else sat about watching... something, surely... I was busy doing some brawlin' and raising the fallen on Paramedica, my first Human Priest.Oddly enough, my first 80 turned out to be a Mage, but I still heal on one of my several Priest alts every chance I get. I look forward to healing at 80.
My first character was female human mage, I got her on level 6 and then started to play warlock. My friend from school told me, that WoW is very good game, so I tried it. First of all I played on non-offical server from my country (Czech Republic - CZ). I started to play few moments ago... ohh 25th of December in year 2007. So I'm quite new player. Now, I have lvl 80 BE, hunter and I decided to retry my first character, a mage. I've got lvl 8 mage now (not alliance, but forsaken, I want to stay by horde) and I really enjoy playing mage :-) Maybe, I retry all my chars as I started to play them one day. But for now, leevling mage is my future :-)
Oh god, it gotta be a mixture of myself and my neighbor, that showed me WoW. I played it once, and thought it was okay. When i got my new computer, i immediatly bought WoW + TBC (I started in 2.3), just to check the strength. I made a draenei shaman, but quickly rerolled dwarf hunter on my neighbor's server, nordrassil. When i hit 30, my uncle said to me he also played WoW, and told me to come to his realm, bladefist. I levelled my dwarf to 41, when i decided i wanted to play there, so i rerolled bloodelf paladin. Not because they were very LOTR-style-sh!t's, but because they looked the most like humans.Now that character is my main for achievements, and my true main is, you guessed it, my shaman! Lvl 77 enhancement for fun. :) I will never, EVER, return to that elitistic soup of doom on my paladin. D: WoW is just much more fun when people know what to do, and dont flip out over a simple human mistake. :X
Was in a cyber cafe 2 or 3 years ago(can't remember), looked at some guys playing wow, thought..why not?..Tried it out, someone showed me it on a private server(WoWscape, and by no means am i trying to advertise it), but the serv got pretty bad soon, a lot of DCs, Lag, and they didn't update to wotlk for a while..lawl..So i decided to try out retail, got a trail acc. but i didn't really like it..(yeah i grew up on p-servs and still am).That's how i started.I started it on patch 2.3 i think, when it patched i didn't know anything about realmlist and i thought it was some kind of bug, haha, but then my friend came over and showed me that i needed to change the realmlist.lol @ me.
I had been wanting Wow ever since release when I saw my cousin playing it. At that time I was 11-12years old and my mom refused to let me buy it as she had heard so much bad about it.But finally after lot of "begging" I got to buy it, and that would be about a month before The Burning Crusade came.I first rolled a troll shaman because I had seen my cousin play one and I like melee combat very much but with some spells now and then, getting some balance in the game-play.I wouldn't change anything if I could. I think Blizzard have done a great job.Edit: My spelling sucks
My first MMO was Runescape, back in 2004. Everyone was playing it, so I gave it a try. It was brilliant, if only for someone who has never played an online game before. My friend showed me a few videos of WoW, and said that he was getting it. I occasionally visited his house to play. After that, I was hooked.The next is copypasta from my profile pageI was lured into WoW a few years ago (2005, to be exact) by my friend. Once I had finally had it installed along with The Burning Crusade in February of 2006, I had joined my friend on Chromaggus EU with my first character, Themadness, a Gnome Rogue. I had happily leveled until about level 30, until I bought a name change, and was now known as Fízzles. Soon, Rogues were old. I deleted Fízzles at level 57, opting to level my Warlock, Fizzles. Warlocks got old too, and quit at level 26, early 2008.A few months had passed, and with the coming release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion, I was motivated to make another Rogue, Immunisation, leveling him to 57, before making Cowbie, and leveling him to around 73. With 2 of my characters shelved, I turned to Bilge, my new Mage, leveling him to 36, before turning back to Cowbie, in charge to 80.I am now leveling Soups to Tank and DPS at 80, with Cowbie semi-retired.
I'll admit I'v been wanting it for a very long time, but I never really tried until I ran out of Free MMO that I actually kept playing. Also the wait for Aion had been to long, and when Wotlk went live I just had to have it >_< so this year I bought WoW,TBC and WoTL and just went for it, and effing loving it too !
I had been a gamer for about a year or so, and I wanted to try out a MMO. WoW was the only one I knew of at the time, so I decided to ask someone at school I knew played WoW about it. He is now my best friend and I still play. :D Happy times...
My son introduced me to WoW, in the autumn of 2004 during the beta test. He had managed to get an invitation in September or so. I watched him play for a while, and then tried it myself (creating and playing a Tauren hunter named Bardin during the last few weeks of beta). I have been playing ever since.Would I change things if I could? I do not regret all the time I've spent playing WoW. I have felt slightly guilty every now and then about the fact that my first retail character (and still my main character) is a Night Elf hunter. At the time he was created (at game launch in November 2004) it wasn't nearly the stereotypical choice that it eventually became.One trivial thing I regret doing was completing the Raene's Cleansing quest chain in late 2004, and thus losing Dartol's Rod of Transformation. At the time of WoW's launch, the Rod had five (5) charges. I saw little point in keeping the Rod (via not completing the quest) due to the limited charges available. I did not suspect that Blizzard would later change the Rod to have unlimited charges. Sigh!
I just bought the 15 days trial cd (2 euro) just to "try this game everyone keeps talking about", and here i am...
My little sister got me into wow almost 2 years ago.We both had played runescape, and our whole family was into the RTS Warcraft, all the way back to the original we played on our old apple. I'm a much bigger gamer than my sister (so I can be overly critical of some of the games she chooses to play), so when she mention WoW to me and how it looked awesome, I wasn't really interested. She got the trial on our computer and played a bit on a... night elf hunter, I think. She kept on begging me to try it out, so after a couple days I decided to roll a Human mage.She was giving me tips on how to move around and click on stuff, and I think I died a couple times to the kobolds and defias. From the bit I had seen, it wasn't horribly exciting. Sure, it was a major leap above Runescape, but didn't seem to be my cup of tea. My sister was a bit disappointed, but was okay with me going back to my normal games.A few days after that, I decided I'd give it another try, and rolled a NE Druid. I fell in love with their starting area, and couldn't stop playing. We had been playing on different trial accounts - just so we could play together - but I convinced her to reroll on a completely new account, that we would share (at that time I didn't really know account sharing was against the ToS). I think my parents got us the disk for christmas that year, and we got BC shortly after (I joined just before the Sunwell patch). My sister stopped playing after the first month - she didn't like having half her allowance eaten by the subscription fee. She wants to start playing again, but on her own account, on her own computer (once she gets one :p).
I first bought the game before AQ was out. I remember I bought it because I wanted to buy Age of Empires III but the store didn't have it so I settled on WoW. After reading the manual and much pondering, I decided to roll a paladin, because they can do any role. My first character was Crillon, a human paladin on Twisting Nether. He got to level 26 before i got bored. My next character was a Mage, and then a Rogue. I guess I liked dealing lots of damage. Today, I still have my rogue at level 80, but my new favourite character is my 80 DK. I liked being more survivable and I also have a lot of fun tanking. If i could change anything, it would be that I had kept going with my paladin, because I would really like to try out healing but don't want to invest the time leveling one.