1. I miss the 40-man raids from vanilla WoW. I know they were hella hard to setup and manage but it really gave you the feeling of a team effort, especially a guild effort. Although I only got to try two full 40man raids (Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair), I can really appreciate the training it gave the raiders. Players nowadays don't know how easy they have it now. Back then, if you f*cked up, you had to answer to 39 other hard-working people why you messed up. It really taught responsibility and dedication to your work.2. Wailing Caverns. One of the longest, if not the longest, lowbie instances out there. Even on a 60/70/80, it takes ages to clear because of the sheer size! It's always fun to run my lowbie guildies' alts through it though. 3. Blackrock Mountain. Where else can you find not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE instances in just one place? Heck, you could spend days in this place and not get tired of all the things you could do here! The run back after the wipe sucks though, hahahaha!4. The old Alterac Valley collection quests! What better way to complete the epic battle than to collect mutilated body parts of the enemies you've killed? I'm not much of a PvP player but looting the twisted and torn remains of my enemies has always held a special appeal to me, for the HORDE!5. The Barrens. Mankrik's wife, raptor killings, raptor feathers, centaur killings, centaur hooves, 20 levels of sheer manic levelling with three instances to work through! Love it or hate it, everyone's going to miss the Barrens when theyre gone come Cataclysm.
1.) Hitting level 40 on my warlock (first character) and getting my felsteed. I was of the bunch of players that really went at leveling when wow came out, and to be someone not only with a mount, but one specific to my class was amazing.2.) Un'goro crater is a wonderful zone. The scenery itself is beautiful. The crystals give it a curious glow. And the first time a devilsaur sneaks up on you, is priceless.3.) The Vael fight in BWL. Still one of my favorites. Sure bosses these days have enrage timers, but in the vael fight, your raid died one by one. Now that's a timer.4.)Helping the my guild finish our first legendary, thunderfury. Helping get all the mats, and then killing the requisite mob in silithus was ... well. Legendary.5. My first MC run. I was sub-60, and the first pull wiped our raid. But we kept at it, and cleared some of the zone. We even recieved a trash-drop epic. And that was wow. Purple loot? /roll /pray (i did lose of course. there were a number of warlocks in that 40 man raid hehe)
1. My first toon, logged out (probably) at the inn at Brill, a level 7-ish Undead mage named Serlyntyn (or something similar) on Boulderfist. He's still around, but I've since rerolled on different realms twice and now have an 80 Undead mage, Clydt.2. Tirisfal Glades in general. My first three "mains" (Serlyntyn, Clydt, and a warrior I got to 19 on Durotan*) were all undead. I really couldn't get into the other starting areas as much--part of the reason I don't have any Alliance toons past 10 except a handful of DKs. LOK'TAR! It was also around this time that I explained how I'd come up with the name Clydt--it's an acronym of "Can't let you do that, Star Fox" (without the SF of course) which was a common meme on a forum I frequented back then. That joke fell flat.3. Getting my first mount. Mounts were obtained at 30 at the time. I dinged 30 fighting the demons in eastern Ashenvale. I was all "DING 30 WHOOOOOOOOOO!" in general chat. Rivendare, my current server, was under Recommended status at the time--I made a killing off buying large amounts of Strange Dust when it was cheap (averaging 1g/stack) and selling it at around 3g/stack. It sold every time. I had about 100g to buy a mount with.So as I got on a FP back to Org, placed my 21st talent point in Cold Snap, I was naturally quite excited. I bought the Blue Skeletal Horse, put it in one of the bags I had made from Tailoring, and went crazy. This was around the end of summer in 2007; I took a hiatus from the game to focus on the incoming loads of schoolwork I had expected. I came back shortly after Wrath was released.4. Rolling my first death knight. I had gotten WOTLK around Christmas and leveled my mage frantically to get to the "epic" DK starting area; part of the reason I now hate Western Plaguelands so much is that 50-55 was absolutely horrid, but I wanted to do those areas ever since, yes, I ran into the zone as a lowbie, and because it would be the pinnacle of the Forsaken storyline (not anymore!) A kindly fiftysomething player used some sort of "Don't go" emote and I took the warning seriously. What I did wipe to was the Scarlet Monastery mobs... where was I?I made the mistake of rolling Blood Elf DK, thinking I would be PVPing at 80 (that didn't happen) and that the silence would be quite useful (it's kind of overkill on a DK). I also ended up being very uncreative and choosing "Clydt's DK" or simply "Clydtsdk" for a name. I think it looks like a mess of random characters to most people. It took all of five quests to get me hooked on the class, and I was 80 before I knew it (I think I dinged in 3.0.8, could be wrong). Spent a whole ton of time gearing (absurdly slowly I might add)--it was the addition of heirlooms that finally coerced me back onto my mage (I dreaded the remainder of the 55-58 grind, and cutting out a sizeable chunk of that appealed to me--BG XP helped me through Northrend as well).5. Dinging 80 in Icecrown. I was turning in a few Scarlet Harbor quests on my DK. It felt like a continuation of "I want to see all the undead lore" thing from WPL. Seeing Icecrown is now something of a pipe dream as I'm far, far behind the gear curve and lacking any sort of stable raiding environment to improve it, so this is as close as I probably would get (I can't even find a good Naxx PUG when I have the time, QQ). It was fulfilling, if you will, to say the least.6. Most recently, I got my DK defense capped and began tanking; I celebrated by soloing a Northrend dungeon, regular Nexus, for the first time. I have a kill shot of Keristraza from that.*This warrior also was my intro to elite mobs in RFC, and my first full clear of an instance (and I tanked!). I fell in love with tanking and, though my DK was going to PVP at first, memories of this came up randomly around level 77 and I decided I wanted to tank. And I can now; see #6.Yeah, I did six-and-a-half. Sorry. It's getting late, I'll clean it up later.
My favorite's are below..1) Event - Guild 1 Year Anniversary / Death to the Troll We had an anniversary event in Stormwind. Members of the Horde and the Alliance came to celebrate (it was my role-play server). We ate, we drank, we shared Ventrilo information and yakked up a storm with the guild we actually had a good rivalry with in Southshore/Tarren Mill days and then the most recent Warsong Gulch's/Arathi Basin. Eventually one member of the Alliance who was deemed a troll or a member who people on the Alliance desperately wanted to kill - was actually Mind Control'ed and we proceeded to have glorious satisfaction. We killed him, had danced with him. Let's just say, it was memorable for the server - not just me.2) Dungeon - DeadminesMy buddies first went into Deadmines as a Paladin (myself), Priest, and Mage. We even have screen shots of that first Deadmines run. It was a pretty epic experience, walking through the caves unearthing the secrets of the Defias Brotherhood. It was also a pretty glorious feeling to destroy Edwin VanCleef; only then to understand that he was actually a vigilante of sorts. 3) Boss - RazorgoreI really enjoyed Razorgore. Razorgore's encounter required precision that really was not in the previous instances. You walked into Blackwing Lair, with a bunch of eggs and some Orc channeling an orb. I did not realize that you "controlled" Razorgore and used him to attack his own eggs, foil his plans, while defending him against his own minions by having a musical chair event essentially (that was how good those Hunters had to be, to keep the minions off the boss so we can clear the event). After that was over, the tanks had to position him right, fight Conflagrate and kill the boss. Fun fight, for sure.4) Area/Zone - The City of StormwindYes, yes. I started out as a Paladin. When I left the sanctuary of being a low level, fighting through Snobolds at Goldshire; I knew that I somehow "graduated" after finishing those starter quests. I walk through the gates as I am assaulted by the awe-inspiring Human Spirit, the music hits my ears and I smile knowing that my Paladin has a bright future. Walking through the gates meeting General Marcus Jonathan was probably the coolest introduction I had in any MMO previously.5) PvP Events - Westfall FaceoffSeveral guilds on my server still do this. However, there was a particular event where our guild had amassed a 40-man raid and decided to face off against the opposing faction, which there were 40 as well. Let me tell you, this was the closest thing to Alterac Valley at the time and we were only level 45 or so. It was even more hilarious when the Horde Shamans were the ones decimated by the Paladins. Lo and behold, Shaman was my favorite class next to my Paladin - so it was slightly awkward.
My, my.. all of these memories... :'( I really miss the days of classic, Where things were just.. nicer. No gearscore, not as many trolls, and elitists were at least nice.. but not now..Here are my WoW moments1. Raids on Crossroads.I remember a level 30 inviting me to a raid on the crossroads when I was 41 and never been to kalimdor, or had my mount. They waited for me as I got there. Then, here came the epic win. As we charged into the Crossroads a horde spy had snitched on us and a defense had been set. There was even a 60 shammy!. Oh the joy of killing that 60 shammy, and then he rezzed and wiped our raid.. Good times =)!2. A genuine WoW funeralA friend of my guild had recently passed in an accident and WoW was a major part in her life. We decided the have a funeral in her favorite zone.. Westfall. We had it right by the lighthouse, I actually shed a tear. Anyone on korialstrasz ally..or horde knows this was the server's finest.3. Level 60!When I hit 60 just before the expansion I was joyed. Then 5 minutes later I was thrust into AQ20 and won my first epic.4. My first guildI was randomly wandering STV and some dude invited me, and I joined. I was in that guild for a good year. I still talk to and raid with some of the people in that guild. without that guild WoW wouldn't be the same.5. The onxyia raid attunement!Pure win. walking into the throne room and their being a mass battle with drakes evverywhere..and just amazing...
1. The Battle of Darrowshire quest chain. It's a very touching story. 2. Spending hours soloing Devilsaurs and Stone Guardians as a Druid, getting the mats for my tanking gear. It felt much more of an achievement than getting a lucky drop.3. UBRS. I had a lot of fun healing it on my Priest together with a Druid friend of mine. He was one of the few Druids who got to go dps in instances back then ^^ I'd solo-heal with him dpsing on trash, and we healed the bosses together. The Beast had a crazy knockback, just trying to stay within range of the raid was a challenge. And Drakkisath - conflagrate & lots of damage, it was always hectic trying to keep the tanks & the rest of the raid alive. 4. BRD - I once spent 8 hours in there with a group, completing the entire instance. There's so many different fights there... most memorable are the quick-spawning, patrolling packs of Dwarves where you need to get the torches. Lots of aoe, always moving, hardly any time to drink. Also taking a peek into MC, just to get wiped by the giants :)5. Healing in AV at level 51 - it was lots of fun keeping the epiced out Warriors alive, until some Rogue came to 1-shot me ^^
Hello I'd have to say Im really addicted to World Of Warcraft because there's always something to do and its a lot of fun.My best moment in "Vanilla WOW" was becoming a level 60 and being able to enter raids with 40 others. I'd Say the top five dungeons in the game would be: Escape from Old Hillsbrad. Because of what you can witness in the past.Azjol-Nerub. with its organic and creeps appearances.The Culling Of Stratholme. With A good twist on how you have to play this and who you have to aid. Scholomance. With The Amount of detailing Blizzard has put in the Props and enemies. Startholme. With its traps, planning, Units, and Storyline. My Five Favirote areas would be: Zanglarmarsh. With its amazing plants, colours and Wildlife.Icecrown. The Quests that you can do and the secrets you can find.Eastern Plaugelands. The Creatures that dwell around it. Western Plaugelands. The Creatures that dwell around it. Shadowmoon Valley. The secrets you can discover.
1.) my favorite vanilla w.o.w instance has got to be UBRS, just turning 60 and being invited to my first 10 man experience was amazing, coincedently I ended pulling a LERRRROY JENKINS! The day before that video was pulling, after this incident my guild tag for the next 2 years was Lerroy.2.) Number 2 on the list has got to be Deadmines just for the plain fact that turning 16 and going into my first dungeon on my first character a Nelf priest and healing was an adventure, i dont think i have been called a noob and a scrub healer more times than I was that day, but we survived and i got my l33t EMBERSTONE STAFF!3.) Everyones favorite raid MC, i remember waking up as early as 7am to get a spot for our saturday morning runs. They would last literally all morning and even till early afternoon, i dont think i have been as dedicated to raiding since MC, building up DKP to get my very first lvl 60 epic VENDORSTRIKE!4.) BWL, duh duh duh Ony scale cloak anyone? My favorite and yet most hated boss in there had to be Vaelastrasz the Corrupt just for the plain fact that UNLIMITED RAGE EXECUTES! But like many guilds before us 1% wipes! WTF?5.) OLD SCHOOL RANKED PVP! Those were the days when it took a real Man (or woMAN) to PVP! Being a hunter at the time consisted of BOOM HEAD SHOT from my safe zone 40 yards away until an Enhance Shammy with the hand of rag pranced right up to you unscathed a boom winfury crits 1 shot kill! major qq on my part...major. I dont think i have wanted to throw a midget more than the times when shammies were the gods of pvp.
my top 5... that is hard actuly i got much to choose from so i will do it the easy way im going to list my top 5 for diffrent catagorybosses:1. RagnarosOf all the bosses in vanilla i have seen raggy was one of the most amazing i have ever seen.all from the model to his intro was awsome, the instance it self was not so amasing...(btw im playing on ragnaros server making this more amazing of an encouter)2.Van cleefthe first boss ecounter in the whole game for me so i must have it here on the list.he may not have a good intro, a good fight or a uniqe model but he had a hell of a backstory i really enjoyed.3.Neltharion(boss of bwl)This boss was actuly the real first dragon boss i fought well before CoA.He had a amazing fight mechanic i enjoyed and it just made it even better when i read up about him.Unfortunatly he had nothing much else going for him exep a really good model and nice mechanics4.OnyxiaFor the sole reason she was the first raid boss and that she had her fingers in every pot out there5.CthunHe is a OLD GOD what more reason do he have to have to be on this list?Areas1.teldrasili loved the atmosphere there and it was the first area i saw so theres not much to say here2.ungoro craterAtmosphere was good and a plus that i enjoyed all the zelda related quests there.3. elwyn forrestas before the key word is atmosphere i liked it because it was so serene, plus it had hogger.4.dusk woodsamosphere i liked the dark tone to all the quests there and to the area itself.5. wester/eastern plaugelandssole reason is that the quests there is good.Instances1. Shadowfang Keepas in the area top 5 its all about atmosphere here.i liked the whole werewolf theme here. im a big horror fan2.Blackrock DephtsIt was so hellish long and hard so i cant forget about it.and the quest chain for the princess had an awsome conclution3.Scarlet MonasteryWas a intresting concept that i liked and it all culmulated in the battle in living strat.Just love the lore behind it all.there is not much to chose from when it comes to instances unfortunatlywell this is my 3 top five i cant really come up with anything else unfortunatly.Main is Asshi(according to a translator it means crushed to death) Death Knight on ragnaros EU
1. Finding Mankrik's Wife, way too hard.2. Downing Ragnaros for the first time, hearing all the screams and cheers on vent.3. Achieving and on my hunter.4. Leveling with my friends in general, so much fun ganking, getting ganked, doing dungeons, and pvping all the way to cap level.5. Being a noob, first time ever playing, loved everything I did and being clueless about everything made it so interesting.
1: Meeting my first wow friend in Teldrassil, had the AQ quest to go to IF. well me and my friend both had to idea how to go to another continent, we took the FP to Darkshore and ended up getting killed by moonkins over and over again, it is silly now that I think about, but Darkshore has had my heart ever since that moment.2: at level 40 doing the painful grinding for a mount and when I finally got it at level 45, then riding it around Darnassus for hours on in, Darnassus also has fond memories of having guild meetings there, and jumping off the waterfall, good times.3: Blackfantom Deeps: having played no mmo before I knew nothing of instances and proper levels, luck for me, so didnt the rest of the group, my spec (as a druid) was divided and it was fun dying so much, we got 2 bosses down until my armor went red and we called it, thank Elune that the run was with guild mates, lol.4: WPL: felt epic in a way because it was a lore heavy zone, scourge all over the place and it just felt plain creepy, all the more epic it was just questing in the dark of my room and the glow of my computer screen.5: Sunken temple: one of the few dungeons I did on my first character (for some reason, your first character always sticks the best memory-wise) and I just remember tanking and running around lost, whenever i did and having to run back, getting lost trying to find the entrance.to me old world means difficulty and the feeling of accomplishment when you get over the learning curbs of your class, the lore and feeling of living it.I will miss the old area's, just because i have such fond memories of them and I just hope blizzard can continue making it feel as epic as it is.-Silverchip
Well, here are my 5 favorite experiences in my 5 years of playing World of Warcraft. 1. Starting my first character, a human rogue named Deezy, on the U.S. server Shadowsong. He is still my main on Norgannon, currently my only 80, and always my favorite character; virtually an extension of me in real life. I chose a rogue because I had read the manual a little bit while waiting for the game to install, and came across the statement of rogues' ability to "move around unseen," which simply spelled awesomepossum to me. The opening cinematic, eventually zooming down to your character, and subsequently placing you in control of your very first WoW toon was just so amazing.2. Meeting other people and playing with them for the first time. I was lucky enough to have a few family members who started playing at launch as well, so a few of us grouped up and worked our way around the starting area together. Later, at level 5 or so, I wanted help with a quest and asked a random toon I saw; we ended up playing together for a while and figuring out how to add eachother to our friends' list! This girl, Naneel, turned out to be my first and best WoW buddy for a long time, and was one of many people I leveled, talked, and just messed around with.3. The first dungeon! When me, Naneel, and some family members finally reached level 17-18 after much Westfall exploration (Westfall seemed huge at that time, and I thought the lighthouse was a secret area), asking if anyone saw the defias messenger, and dying to groups of murlocs, we eagerly travelled to the Deadmines. Getting to the instance itself was a challenge with all the elite patrols and not knowing which way to go, but the real fun started once we got to the first boss, Rahk'zor, and encountered the first real need for tanking and healing. After a few wipes in the smelting room, getting suprised by the rogues near Mr. Smite, and my excitement on getting my first blue item (Defias Chestpiece FTW, I wore the whole set until level 40!), we were really starting to get pro at this game... at least 'til Redridge and the elite Blackrock orcs. ;p4. WORLD PVP! Back in the day, rogues were THE PvP class, save for no CoS to save you from a running warlock or a skilled mage. I would take every chance I could to sneak behind groups of 60's duking it out around Tarren Mill and Crossroads, and backstab a low-HP straggler here and there (but watch out for Sergra Darkthorn!). Then came Warsong Gulch, and the hours of waiting for queues. I was level 50 and had top notch dungeon gear (hint hint ZF/mara) at the time, so I stopped leveling and started rocking the 41-50 bracket. Let me tell you, being able to go midfield as a combat rogue and solo 3-5 people at the same time was a whole new kind of Fun™. Later, there was the raid groups queueing for Alterac Valley; the looooong and tedious grind therein to Lieutenant Commander, which was the best I could do after getting 5% away from Commander and falling back down to Knight-Captain the next week; and, much later, THE INTRODUCTION OF SHADOWSTEP/AMBUSH CRITS FOR 5K ON CLOTHIES FOR 2SHOT.5. Molten Core and my first piece of T1 armor! I remember when we all joined a raid guild, started running scholomance, stratholme, LBRS, and UBRS to gear up, and doing the long and epic journey through Blackrock Depths with a 10-man group for MC attunement, then entering MC and $%^&ing ourselves at the sight of the first giant trash mobs. A few months later, after many wipes, clears, accumulating DKP, and arguing over drops, I hit the jackpot: my very own epic tier one Nightslayer Chestpiece. It was like going back to level 19 and getting the Defias Chestpiece all over again, except better.While I'll miss all the old content that has brought so many great memories, the hope that Cataclysm will bring new memories to be had in an Azeroth worth fully exploring is what will keep me playing. Just try to keep some things reliveable please, Bliz. ;]
1. Entering Ragefire Chasm for the first time.Me being an utter n00b to the game made me think:"This dosent look so hard..." and attacked a mob alone, i died. BUT, not b4 the healer came and tried to heal me, then HE got the agro and died, he then disconnected...we had been looking for a healer for the past 2 hours...end of day. But still, entering that shiny portal and seing the magma floating arund sure made me excited.2.My first BG. Ah...those were the days. My first one was actually Alterac, and I (still being kinda newb) didn have a single clue. I thought: WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE?111 should i do quests, should i fight? what was i supposed to do! then after wandering about, not realy paying attention i found a bunch of friendly players trying to fight a dwarf with a lot of HP. I joined in. i died..."The Horde has Won"I still did have NO clue whatsoEVER!3.The hours i spent trying to get to Mount hyjal when i reached felwood. This annoyed me to no end.4.The minnutes spent trying to get into Gilneas(stopping ater thinking about yesterdays Mount Hyjal atempt)5.Finnally I have this: Bying my first mount. Saving the money, grind the money, find trainer, buy raptor and skill, IM KING OF THE WORLD!11!1
My top 5 vanilla WoW times, hmmm...1. Starting out as a tauren warrior and getting a sense of pride of beating up those plainstriders.2. Calculating at how long it'll take me to get to the razormane place in the starting zone.3. Seeing the sheer size of Mulgore when leaving the starting zone.4. Going up the lift in Thunder Bluff5. Entering The Barrens and getting owned by an Ornery Plainstrider. o.O
1. Making my very first character, a troll warrior. I made it together with my cousin who got me playing the game, we didn't make it to level it, just to explore the world. And it was awesome, we had that feeling that you could NEVER explore the whole, it would take days to run from one end to the other. When we finally made it to Orgrimmar after a long and hard journey, we saw a zeppelin come flying in, and we discovered that we could get on it. Awesome! So well we got to STV, and saw this amazing jungle zone, but the joy didn't last long, shortly after we arrived we got killed by, and i think i never played that character again, but it's a very nice memory now.2. ZG. I love ZG . I really really love ZG. It's my favourite raid ever, it was there I had my first raid ever, too, when my guild managed to kill the snake boss. I also remember when another guild I were on got our first kill on the tiger boss, with only a mage standing alive, he soloed a couple of the elite tigers after the boss had died. ZG is just awesome. And after I had been to so many ZG raids without getting any loot, the first time my friend who plays a rogue goes there, he gets the dagger from Hakkar. dam3. Orgrimmar. It was the first capital city I entered (with my tauren :P), and just the experience, I remember I saw a druid in full T1, and I thought her gear looked awesome, and it was all epic! I felt like she was the coolest thing. Ever. I started wow just before the AQ patch, so when I got in Orgrimmar, they were collecting leather, cloth etc. As I remember it I were quite irritated that it was the alliance that had to gather linen cloth and light leather, as that was all I had. Maybe I just never found the guy to deliver it to.4. Dinging a whole level with 1 quest. When I first got to Orgrimmar, there were also the Elune festival and after doing a few of the quests there (including going to Moonglade, but I think there was a portal) I got some quest there, that for some reason, didn't scale with level, so it gave me as a level 7 as much as it should give a level 60, so it gave me a whole level to go talk to some dude. That was awesome too.5. Sunken Temple. A lot of people hating on this place, which I can't understand. I find it amazing, when I first went there I had finally finished the other parts of my hunter quest, one of the including killing like a hundred mobs for one damn horn, but I did it. Anyway, when we went into ST, none of us knew the way around in there, so it took a long time to get it done, but we did it, even though we wiped like 7 times on Eranikus. And out of it I also got an amazing helm.
1. ZG. It is the first raid I played as a bear tanking. I remembered it was the spider boss. Every time the warrior failed, I took over, so the leader eventually let me tank it . There were so few feral druid @60. Before ZG, I could only tank UBRS.2. Baron 45mins. The timer makes repeated runs more fun. Everyone is in a hurry, and hurry means mistake, and pulling mistake kills.3. Blackrock Depths. It is huge. There are tons of boss, rare mobs, events, chests, npcs, and even merchants! The Flame Keeper event is fun, and could be difficult when pugged. The BRD bar is also amazing! 4. The Jail Break! quest in BRD. I like the mobs in the region. It is exciting to have a rogue sapping humanoid in the middle of three stealth-detecting hounds.5. Blackrock Depths stealth run. My rogue friend wanted the Barman Shanker, but he didn't have the shadowforge key. We got the barman and the patrons went crazy. Soloing for the feral druid idol is also challenging. And yes, this is the third vote for BRD.
1. One of my favorite moments was when i reached level 6 and learned my Power Word:Shield with my Priest- It may sound wierd but i felt great at that moment! 2. The first time obatined an item with Spell Power and intellect-- well it may not seem so great but it was for me as felt i was beggining to understand my class!3. The first time i pugged Onyxia- it was amazing to down one of the strong boss without a guild- but with people i had never met! 4. Another thing which i really liked in my World of Warcraft gameplay was when i obtained my epic ground mount-- it was such a greatful time... because i felt that i am something powerful in that game! 5. And, last but not least... Stranglethorn Vale (STV) it was so amazing to quest in an area where the PvP is quite much and an area where one of the Vanilla raids belongs. (Zul'Gurub)
Here's my experiences...in no particular order.1. Walking into Orgrimmar for the first time as my orc shaman (Kilargo on Proudmoore). Seeing all these other characters (players and NPCs) of varying levels/gear, ready to defend against anything, along with the rugged splendor of the city itself, gave a sense that "They have finally found a place to call home..."2. Running around Mulgore and the Barrens. It was a drastic change for me, compared to the grittiness of Durotar. It will be missed once Cataclysm releases (unleashes?).3. The Plaguelands (East and West). Seeing how devastated Andorhal and Stratholme had become from the events in Warcraft III to WoW was jaw-dropping. Also the questlines (notably the ones dealing with the Fordrings and the Redpaths) were rich with lore and backstory.4. Scarlet Monastery: Cathedral, trying to take down Whitemane and Mograine and succeeding after 2 wipes. Got his gloves for the effort.5. The Undercity in that it's isolated from its allies and the structure of it in general (reminds me of a spider's web) makes one see why the Forsaken act the way they do.