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 :(
well i am a very late comer. i joined just after tbc was released.... by the time i had hit lvl 70 kharazan had opened it mighty doors and we were getting lost in the library section lol.i will never forget the first time i met the curator. i just loved his 1 liners and the atmosphere of fighting what was, for me, the biggest baddest mob in the universe lol. i will never forget when my first epic droped. the staff of infinate mysteries. i felt so powerful that day.... if only i knew how far i still had to go.but then that was a time of innocence of sorts. i was too much of a newb to realise that i had only just scratched the surface of the then 'end game' wow content. i didnt even get to see the black temple gates untill after wotlk :)... back then i was simply happy to be accepted into a guild, something reserved for the true elites lol. i had dreams of one day owning a netherdrake....something to this day i have never actually got around to getting...i learned so much from my first guild (called The Stuff Of Legends) about teamwork and raid etiquet etc, playing horde on al'akir server.... after some time the guild disbanded as its main members went on to do other things.. probably involving RL but lets not go there lol. after the disband i hoped accross to the quieter less login queue prone servers of Achindoun and now am a happy member of the mighty 'Legion of Lemmings' on my lil druid 'treeleaf' and enjoying the high life of being the guilds only tree of life druid :) roll of the tree based jokes lol.... the present fav one being, 'dont ya wish your girlfriend was hot like tree'. lol whilst i do miss the old days i must say i was very happy with the wotlk content. lets hope blizzard continue to deliver for another 5 more years. happy b-day wow.
Wow, this brings back so many memories...I've been playing since the very early days, and I have so many good memories in the old-school zones (those zevras in barrens were so tough when I was lvl 4!). Thank you all for making my day :)-Voodaman
My earliest memory was that I was just starting to learn how to realy play the game and my internet was on traffic.. i have got 200mb/per month and i was dying to play but i couldn't because my traffic was runing off fast ;( Hopefully the next month after the game came out my internet become unlimited and i started to enjoy my game day and night.
Earliest memory was when i first started about 4 months before BC. Made a Nelf Hunter as my first guy, i was super stoked to try this out because i became hooked on the Counter strike WoW servers and wanted to see the real deal of WoW. My character spawns.. im in great awe of how it looks, and in the corner of my eye i see some fighting going on. 2 hordes players camping the spawn. I had no clue what was going on, when suddenly, all i saw was about ~50 lvl 1-5 Night elves attack the horde guy. Best fight ever.
My First WoW experience was because of Diablo II another great game by Blizzard, anyways I played at an Internet Cafe near my house, and one day I saw the usual people there playing WOW was like wtf is that they were doing ST I remember seeing them wipe at the dragon and laughing my ass off. Anyways I decided to try it, was around the time AQ was released (I remember the war effort thats why) and made a Female Nelf Hunter got it to 26 and realized I just didnt like the female Nelf so I made a Male, and that today is my main.My Fondest Memory is doing my first raid OS 25 lol (I didnt play much trust me) I remember being so scared I was going to get kicked out and when we beat it I roared in Glee lol
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 wasting 3months leveling my first hunter and saving all the gold i got so i could get the mount. this is during bc so mount werent cheap then. server time at 12am was my 6pm so never got a group.Straight after i got the mount, my rl friend was finally able to persuade me to go to the server (i was being stubborn before hand) he was on and i started all over again. he had a lvl 70 warrior at the time so he boosted me and taught what i needed to do. Friend stopped playing but im still going
My best momment was when i for first time did hit lvl 60, then i knew all the fun began with raiding and maybe some fun pvp but the best of it was i could finaly try out Molten core.
started at the begining of tBC, introduced by a friend.I remember making my first toon, UD lock, and enjoying just about everything in the game; from attaining my minions, questing in grps, and running my first dungeon in RFC. Orgrimmar visit was still a big hit to me along with its mailing/AH features.I still remember how hard it was for me to attain my first gold, I was horrible with WoW economy.
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.
My first ever character I made was an undead warrior on Perenolde, I remember working hard just to level up and reach 60. I never made it, but some of my earliest memories were of the town just outside Shadowfang Keep, and how late at night, the humans turn into worgen and became increasingly strong.I also remember the amount of time it took saving up for my first 60% mount once I reached level 40 and how cool I thought I was to finally own an undead horse to ride on. I was even in more awe seeing human paladins on their epic chargers whenever they came to invade Tarren Mill...Aaaahhhh... how I miss the days of logging on to play with some friends just to have some fun.
Id probibly have to say that my most memorable experience time in wow would be back in 04'. I created a Warrior leveld him up to roughly 16 and ran deadmines. That instance to this day has affected me more than any other instance to date. I just remember not knowing anything about spec's or epics or anything all i knew was to click buttons and kill mobs. And once i leveld my warlock to 60 i grinded for months on end to achieve the HWL status. Now everything is so complex its almost not worth it to create another toon from scratch. Also would have to say my first raid experience on my warrior tanking for the guild "Epic" (Alot of veteran wow players would know about them) MC back in the day. Took a good 12+hours to full clear it when it first came out. I rembember having Dkp and since i was a tank i had first dibs on tanking gear. Was one of the geared tanks back in the day. Now im all left behind haha. Wish someone would make a vanilla wow server again to bring back all the memories. =)
Oh wow... I remember my first character as a Night elf hunter, and being completely taken by the beginning area because of how astounding it was. Then, after hitting level 10, having to erase him because I thought i bugged the whole pet taming thing (when tame pet was in the general tab instead of beast mastery, or somesuch).Getting my first green item (a 2h axe from an elemental) also inspired me to make a dwarf warrior that I still have to this day, barely over 60 ever since I switched servers a long while back.Lol, then there's always the time my brother convinced me that the Wild Bucks at the border of Ashenvale were critters... that didn't go over well :P*sigh* It's been so long since then... a shout to my first guild "home" of Fenrir, on Moonrunner ^_^;
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 memo is my NE rogue in TBC times. LoL i didnt even have a clue about green items just running around in Tledrassil and was happy to use my bow (ye ye learned bow skill cuz i tought its useful for a rogue lol) and man...when i hit Darkshore on lvl12 a lvl10 strider killed me lol i had gray / white items omg...than around lvl25 (and after 2 months of playing) a guild recruited me. I think Guild Leader went mad about me always /w to him with questions like "how i can write in Guild Chat?" lol. My first DM experience was full with wipes and nausty language lol and my first BRD experience was full of "?" marks in my head about what the heck is going on here? After ! 7 ! months i reached lvl70 and started HCs and we hit Kharazan...Man it was awesome..i miss these days...
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'!