I've been playing WoW since Feb 05' - And i love these posts. Takes you back sometimes. Makes you remember some forgotten memories with friends, guilds and raids. I have an external with hundreds of screen shots from over the years.
I've been playing since Mid-2005. Been a long time for sure!
Oh, those talent trees. /nostalgiaI started mid-BC on Dunemaul. I got to end game on my first toon (a warlock) right before the next xpac came out. I still remember the feeling of 'YESSSS FINALLYYY" when I dinged in Shadowmoon Valley. :)
Rest in peace Kinndy.
Jan. 31, '08 for me... I got a trial code off my step-daughter & she & her hubby got me the full game for my birthday (Feb, '08). managed to get to L70 before Wrath launched but think I rushed it, as I went back & Lore-mastered every zone to 'fill in the gaps' - even went back & re-did every (Classic) zone on my main when Cata. dropped, too.Soon be knocking on the door of ten years - where does the time go...?
April of 2005 for me, I was playing FF XI with a friend when he started playing WoW and told me I should come over and try it. I was hooked instantly; I had over 90 days of play time on my mage before Burning Crusade launched and another 20 days of play time in game on a rogue alt who was level 60, as well as a couple other low level BG twink characters such as my 39 warrior and a druid who was mid 20's.
Brings back some nice memories. I started playing in July 2007, mid Burning Crusade. I played on a couple of servers before settling on Jubei'Thos, I now play on Frostmourne. The game was good back then but I do love where the game is heading.
November 23, 2004... spent a long thanksgiving weekend playing at my cousins house and then had to figure out how to get off of dial-up at home to play there... played on dial up until mid BC, once patches became days instead of hours... finally got high speed in 2007...needless to say, I didn't raid much in vanilla, the lag on dial-up was BRUTAL... even 5 man instances like Wailing Caverns or Mauradon that had a lot of map were painful....
Aside from just spending a few hours on a trial character in WotLK or using a boosted character at the beginning of WoD with a guild that I was also in SWTOR with, I didn't start leveling my first character until almost exactly 2 years ago.That human warrior switched to worgen and now will forever be a gnome but is still my main to this day. I switched to WoW full time in December of 2015 and have been playing nearly every day since then. I wish I had started sooner. Friends bugged me to play as early as the launch of the game but I didn't have a capable PC and the idea of paying $15 a month to sub to a game seemed ridiculous to me since I was a console player...what an idiot...lol.Oh, well. I look forward to many more years of WoW as Legion has been amazing for me so far. I even enjoyed WoD since I started playing it late and didn't experience the content lag like most; plus I had the previous 10 years of content to catch up on and had a blast chasing old mounts, gear sets, and getting Shadowmourne (even if it wasn't relevant anymore.) For the Alliance!
I started playing WoW early July 2005, so very many memories of all sorts. Having ammo for ranged weapons and ammo bags replacing inventory bags; hunters having to tame almost every tamable pet so they could learn new pet skills to teach to their favourite pet; wondering what all the commotion was about in Duskwood when one of the Dragons of Nightmare appeared; having to run everywhere till level 40 when you were finally able to purchase your racial mount; Burning Crusade adding flying mounts and having to wait till you hit level 70 to buy your first one; finally hitting Exalted with Netherwing and getting my very own Dragon flying mount; and about 12 billion other memories of all sorts of things happening in the game! :)
I remember sitting at the docks once i hit max level at the time waiting for the boat to get to Burning Crusade.
Change is good. But the adventures never end.
Ah! the old points system based talent trees !How I NOT miss them at all.
Oh geez, I loathed the old talent trees. I can't quite remember how long I've been playing, but it was near the end of BC. I remember refusing to buy an epic mount for my main until Wrath 'cause I heard the price would drop from 1k. I'm stingy like that.
First started back in Vanilla during the original Naxx launch event
I first started WoW way back during the pre-expansion patch for Cataclysm (After Elemental Unrest and the world revamp but before the expansion actually launched).Which means I never got to see the old world before Cataclysm changed it.
i love those nostalgic posts too :) started in august 2006 playing and i love remembering the noob time xD
Started in winter of '06. I remember being excited to get to level 60 so that I could upgrade my mount speed only to be disappointed at how much that was going to cost for the skill upgrade as well as the cost of the mount. I then learned about the Winterspring Frostsaber and the fact that it only required the level 40 riding skill but had the level 60 movement speed. I started grinding the rep thinking that would be easier, lol. By the time I earned the rep and the mount I was level 80 and had been flying for a while. Still my favorite mount and happy I got it before they made it easier to acquire, by a week before the requirements changed.
Been playing since vanilla. Raided MC when it was 40man. I've taken a few breaks around Cata and MoP but it keeps bringing me back. Been playing fulltime since end of MoP. The changes are nice now that I'm older and can't play for hours a day like I used to. Great memories, game content, and people. It's funny how people can get mad at "trolls", "fanboys", and rude people in WoW. But after awhile you only end up remembering the good people you once played with or still do play with. The players is what makes logging in fun.
Started in late 2005, playing with my fiance at the time. I remember we ran from Darkshore to Mulgore with a pair of dwarf hunters and thinking it was this huge, big adventure. We went through a dozen characters before we settled into a couple of trolls. I met my best friend through the game a couple months later, and though I long ago split up with the lady of the time, him and I have had thousands of hours of fun (and not so fun - Hydraxian Waterlords reputation, looking at you) since.My relationship with WoW has certainly been... varied, over the years, but I've got great memories from vanilla and every expansion since, and for me, Legion is the best the game has ever been. Change is good, and I'm pretty excited to see where the game goes from here.