One of my earliest memories of using Wowhead was scanning Leather Legs in the item database, opening up each item in the brand-new model viewer to find kilts that would match Cursed Vision of Sargeras
for a Demon Hunter aesthetic. I was the first person in my guild to get Cursed Vision of Sargeras
in The Burning Crusade, and I liked the RP concept of a Demon Hunter for my Night Elf so I wanted to collect a fashion set to use for kill shots. Over a decade later, I am still using some of those early items for transmog! I remember the process of looking up models back in TBC was slow-going, so it has been great fun to expand the model viewer on Wowhead, through sections like the Transmog database and Dressing Room.
Wowhead also helped me get an edge at the start of several expansions. Back in Wrath, many of us were unsure if realm-first kills would award special titles. I remember pulling up achievement pages like Realm First! Obsidian Slayer
as proof that they did, and the guild went on to get all notable realm firsts in the expansion! Then at the start of Cataclysm, I was pushing for Realm First rogue but ran into some computer troubles which set me back some time. Some players ahead of me ran into a series of confusing quests in Twilight Highlands, and by using Wowhead comments, I was able to catch up, complete the quests quickly, and achieve Realm First! Level 85 Rogue
. I ended up with such a comfortable lead as a result of reading the comments, I delayed dinging 85 so others in the guild could catch up and ding within a minute, giving all of us the Feat of Strength.
I've been with Wowhead for over 10 years now, starting as a volunteer and currently serving as Site Director, picking up Perculia's Peculiar Signet
along the way. In that time, I've lived in five places across three states, moved cross-country, and spontaneously adopted a cat. We've continually striven to improve Wowhead, developing new parts of the site as the game has evolved like news, guides, and Discord alerts, while remaining an inclusive welcoming community.
I am very proud of everyone on the Wowhead team and grateful for all our past employees and contributors for their work on the site. Thank you to our community for supporting us and here's to another 15 years!