they fucking ruined the loch in cataclysm. everyone thought that an old world update would be the shit but they never mentioned that 90% of everything was going to be wrecked or in a state of constant disrepair and the plot would be stuck in a state of irrelevance due to everything being to a story driven expansion plot as opposed to a generic "explore the world and have adventures" plot of the vanilla old world
i remember going there with a friend to gank people.
>mfw they bring out their mains.
why did arthas give that up to become supreme wizzard?
I loved the atmosphere of Tirisfal Glades pre-Cata (I think they changed it up when Cata was released). It felt like some real evil, spooky shit. And the ambiance had this feeling of hopelessness and you embraced it since you were Undead.
And Brill was the best. Like a safe haven and shit.
>on my skeletal horse
>walking slowly through Brill
>rolling grassy plains outside
>gentle sound of mills turning
>feels so safe up high
>all these shaman, druids and hunters being chill as fuck
>all the spooky warlocks and shit are told to fuck off into a cave and stay there
Why did everything in WoW turn into overdesigned garbage? Everything from the cities to the armor sets. I miss the more simplistic times where towns and cities had more soul and heart, and everyone didn't look like power rangers.
Stonetalon Peaks or Stranglethorn Vale (Moreso when they introduced shaft lights graphix)
Holy shit I was literally on an edge off a cliff in Stonetalon just gazing away with the sun infront/above me
Pretty damn comfy
If I had to live in any WoW capital it would probably be Darnassus. Comfiest to me, as much as I hate outdoors it might be the only place I would like to lay down on the grass and fall asleep with the massive trees above me.
I also really like how Mulgore looks but I imagine in real life would be very sunny.
Weirdly, but it was my first. Getting there made me realise just how big WoW was. And it WAS pretty comfy.
I found this to pretty comfy. At first I hated but warmed up to it. Most unique WoW zone imo.
No, have you got some screenshots?
But my major issue with Darkshire is how they changed streamlined some of the quests. Many of them didn't need to be changed at all.
For example, remember the Legend of Stalvan quest? Perhaps one of the best quests from vanilla was replaced in Cataclysm, and now the person in his hut is Stalvan's brother or cousin or something. And they changed Stitches to phased, so mutliple people can't encounter them on the road randomly. Utterly pointless change which takes the fun out of the game.
I like the little area near the outside of Silvermoon with the students listening to the teacher. The one with that really nice pond.
I love comfy jungles.
And I loooove the super chill jungle music they added in cata
Ah, Goldshire... Beautiful Goldshire...
Found a screenshot of it
Because it was a separately instanced area, far away from other high level zones and you're not allowed to fly while in there.
This is something I always expected them to fix. Remove the instancing of Exodar and Silvermoon City so that you can fly there from the main continents.
Hmm, never seen this screen on PTR before
It's not at night but it's the best I can give you.
>you will never train unarmed combat ever again
Booty bay, especially at sunset
fucking love it. I used to hang around the tavern for hours and check if the alliance put anything good on the AH
>everyone thought that an old world update would be the shit
Only faggot blizzard fans thought this. "wahh I've already leveled through the old world 7 times change everything and make it shit so I have something new to do"
>Spend hours leveling that atrocious lockpicking skill
>Max it out 1 week before Blizz hands it to ya like candy
Anyone else remember those hacking gold-buying site advertisers that would spell out the url with characters?
>You will never again play a level 39 twink shaman and rape everyone with Pendulum of Doom
Oh wow I remember that name
Figured you were posting an old picture, but the fucking cat druids are still there.
>early mornings in Loch Modan before all your friends came online
I logged on just to take that picture.
>nostalgia for WoW
>log in on private vanilla realm with 1x xp
>grind a few levels
>do a few dungeons
>nostalgia slowly fades
>repeat cycle every month or so
Not really a town but I guess it still counts as a location
>You will never spend a day in the intel room shit-talking and drinking with the other mercs
Silvermoon and Exodar are literally on the map for outland. You can see them from hellfire peninsular if you mod the max drawdistance.
They didn't want to touch up a complete different map.
No idea why people say "HURR LE HORDE MUD HUTS XD". I fucking love it, so damn comfy.
I was disappointed there wasn't much for the Alliance out here, Nijel's Point was great.
ahh but 5 manning maraudon after landing there was the tits
i spend like 6 hours in orange / purple then inner mara getting the sceptre of celebras with a party and killed princess
I love Maura and have gonna there just to chill plenty of times but trying to teach the pathing of the old version to new players was one of the biggest pains in the ass in all of WoW.
I still have a few of my screenshots. There was a certain something to the start of Burning Crusade.
I was on a high population realm and it was pure chaos
>20-30 people grinding mobs on the same spots
>certain quest mobs get camped by over 50 people
>Fel Reaver cleaving through everything
It didn't help the draw distance was about 2 feet. There were times that DD coupled with my internet back then would cause the Fel Reaver to appear inches away from me, sometimes auto-aggroing, sometimes just scaring the shit out of me.
>People who picked Night Elf instead of Dwarf Hunter in Vanilla
>Especially after dat Vanilla cinematic with the Dwarf and his bear
Man what a great thread. I started off as Horde and played predominantly Horde since I started. But I have to say that I love the Alliance zones. Some of them are the comfiest places ever. Especially Thelsamar, and IF.
Thunderbluff is also comfy as fuck.
It really did, Brill felt like a dead lakeshire, so gloom. I do like the new route the Forsaken areas have taken, best areas imo, all that war, but it doesn't compare to the old ones, playing at 4am, completely alone, darkness all around, a gloomy but comfy area, with a certain sense of doom and fate
Anyone else feel that Desolace was strangely comfortable? I remember just running around everywhere with ghost wolf in my shaman and just taking it all in. The kodo graveyard, the naga area, the demon cave, the centaurs, Rexxar punting any alliance near him 30 yards away, the troll town on the sea. Just had that extra bit of magic.
I actually remember grinding the naga and demon areas because I really liked it.
Oh, and the first time stepping into Ashenvale and hearing that music was magical. Didn't really like the pathways, but I'd just sit at the entrance listening to that.
why did they have to make wow shit
auto-max levels, no real wpvp - especially not in leveling zones, no one ever in leveling zones, sit in city and grind LFD/R with heirlooms, the economy is so easy, everything :(
Nothing but faction grinds, that is about it.
>Haha sick transmog bro
Are you at least trying?
Shit was cash on my PvE character. Comfy as fuck and always bustling especially on Sundays.
On my PvP character there was always some tryhard trying to start shit and getting rekt by the guards. Not so comfy.
Which is the biggest drawback of WoW IMHO. They went from a MMORPG where griding and getting to max level, and finding really good items actually meant something. Grinding a mount or faction rep actually was hard and meant something.
Now it's basically auto-leveling and coasting through the game as fast as possible. This completely kills the atmosphere of a world. It's more like a single player game now until the last few levels. And then it's still just meh, who cares.
>work as a stormpike guard, patrolling Dun Morogh
>live in Ironforge in the Mystic ward
>tfw all your guard friends live near military ward
>it's fine cuz you mostly hang out in Kharanos inn
>tfw owner is your cousin and hooks you up with half empty beer at the end of the night
>tfw dwarf wife get's mad at you when you come home late
>tfw that stupid gnome mage next door is always up at 5 in the morning cracking spells and making a racket
>have to go to stormwind next week to get a new sword hilt
>dem feels when you first got to stomwind.
I was a hordefag so I came there to wreck shit, but still
Not true at all. It's the same at 60 as it is now. Ever since they started introducing expansions it's been
>get to level (whatever the max is for that expac)
>get loot and shit
Then they'll make it obsolete and move on to the next expansion.
Fuck, you nostalgia fags are the worst.
>be in low level BG
>somebody crossfaction translates NIGGER
>GM talks to me a day or two later
>that somber violin
>haha sick transmog bro
>Light Bless You.
I found some new comfy places in WoD
i sometyiems wonder if they like t ochat because theyre paid to but i dont care theyre nice anyway
>go to ERP hotspot
>everyone is a dude playing a dick-girl seeking women
Why did Blizzard want to make Humans the most overpowered race in PvP?
and all the
night elf qts
>tfw nobody is into romantic, lorefriendly ERP
>everyone wants some fucking obscure feitsh shit
Fuck this. Where are the normalfags?
most recent xmog u guys like it?
>just resubbed yesterday after a long hiatus
>made a gnome priest and currently in that exact town
>just logged after a bg and see this thread
r u a wizard op? or the best bacterial marketeer ever?
>fucking around with friend on alt in exodar
>dares me to say niggers in trade chat
>10 minutes later
>in the middle of saying goodnight to friend
>get message from GM
>3 hour suspension
>tfw Horde get no comfy anything
Even the Blood elf settlements aren't comfy. Alliance get comfy taverns with a warm fire and that tavern music. We get an empty, stone room with a brazier in the middle while some stupid drums play.
Having all levels 90s is easy if you've played for a while.
I started in TBC but quit in cataclysm it started like this for me.
TBC: 2x level 70s
WOTLK: 6x level 80s
Cata: Every class 90
leveling is also piss easy after the xp boost items were added and group quests can be solod
I FUCKING hate that. SO MUCH. Jesus Christ who the fuck cares if someone in a fucking GAME calls you by the wrong gender? What the fuck?
And it makes me damn FURIOS when girls write overdone punctuation. WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?
>Lol. Like, Seriously. Ugh.
I'm glad when people in MMO don't know that I'm a grill. Literally nobody assumes that you're not a dude when you play a male character.
>Cata: every class 90
I dunno, I could see how that could get on someone nerves. Like if I had an ambi-sexual name that usually women had (Example: Kelly), I'd probably fucking hate people assume me as female without having seen me.
Getting anally devastated about people telling you more about themselves in an MMO is probably slightly more autistic.
I don't really like undercity proper, but Lordaeron is comfy as fuck
>tfw no seatable throne
>wait time for your ticket is approximately 1 hour
>our GMs are too busy getting spammed by autistic faggots
Of course, but girls always write like this when they are angry. Well, bitches do.
It's a fucking game, not real life. I don't fucking care if I play with a man, women or a dog.
Anyone else remember the gap you could wall jump up in Loch Modon, in order to get on top of Ironforge and get to IF airport?
>You will never get out of bounds in vanilla WoW and explore all that shitty z-mapping
>My bro was fishing naked in org
>Had a ticket in, GM finally starts talking to him
>They get the issue resolved
>GM says "By the way... why are you fishing naked?"
>Bro says "I don't want my gear to get wet"
>GM then makes himself appear to my bro (but only him) then spends the next hour hanging out putting crazy costumes on my brother while the other players in Org gather round and wonder what the fuck is happening.
If you unlocked the right to have all the Pandaren Phoenixes when 6.0 comes, do you have to pay gold for the other 3, or are they free?
>it's so embarrassing to properly play a RPG! don't be such a nerd LOL XD
this is the oldest one i've got
>that action bar
>I don't fucking care if I play with a man, women or a dog.
That's cool, but it's also an MMO where you can expect many people to be socially outgoing with the desire to interact, since that's the 'big feature' of the genre. Just sayin.
>Queue for IoC since it's the CtA
>Average Wait Time: 15 min
>That feel when Alliance
Interactions are completely fine, I like it. But I don't want to use a game as a personal chatting lobby, like many others do.
Like all those housewive "gamers" who just come online to spam the guild chat with irrelevant shit. Jesus, go meet your friends and drink a coffee if you want to tell someone how your day was, I don't give a shit.
>tfw i had a paladin named jewgasser with special characters that made it to 70 in bc before a name change was forced
Unbalanced pieces of shit. Thank god for blacklist.
Player mentality. Sites like WoWhead/Thottbot being able to catalog the entire game and remove any sense of wonder. The desire to play it solely for its mechanics instead of exploration, discovery, and wonder.
We're guilty of it ourselves -- in our drive to improve, to become better, to be more knowledgeable, we distilled the game down to numbers: All classes must be within 3% of each others' DPS in raids. All classes must fit squarely within the healer/tank/DPS meta. We no longer need a large world full of difficult enemies because they simply slow down the ascent to max level and end game raid content. Dungeons no longer need to be labyrinthine and full of generic mobs because we're only here for shiny blue items at the end of it. We're not here for fun, but rather the desire to excel among our peers. We spend hours, days, weeks, months, and even years reaching for the top, only to be let down that there will always be someone better than us, someone who got there quicker, someone who has more.
Sure, the details that made WoW great aren't there anymore, but they were removed because of the above in the first place.
wow anon thats hilarious
your wit knows no bounds
>I bey you're the kind of guy that throws a fit whenever someone other than the RL talks in a raid. Even on trash.
Nope, I talk stuff all the time when I'm raiding with my bros and there is no important boss fight. Great fun.
I just don't care about shit like some house wive complaining about her life all the time.
>Horde is closer to the Docks
>Horde is more likely to brute force their way to the most important resource and into the Alliance Keep
>they still lost 80% of the time
Bunch of fucking idiots, they are
>Theme: Breaking Benjamin Blow me away
This has to be ironic
i used to have human warr on ED named Yoloswaggins with every alt code that was possible. I'd just run around doing random shit and people would get so mad at me.
Was a ton of fun.
I quested through all of the launch zones in MoP entirely by myself, looking nothing up. It made me love WoW again. The sense of exploration and unknown with no heavy focus on game mechanics was great.
yeah, that's my least favorite thing about wow now, even though i still play it
you would be fighting a bunch of huge ass monsters that terrorized zones just to be a hero, but now it's all about MUH BIG BAD GUY
>A seventy-five caliber sawed off musket
I hated it the update so much.
Like you said, everything is basically revolving around one single story (the Cataclysm) rather than a world with several different storylines and specific zone stories that existed in vanilla.
Zones are now full to the brim with pop culture references and memes. I'm not even a lorefag and I know WoW's story isn't great, and the writing certainly isn't, but there are aspects and certain quests that were enjoyable, but now the game is terrified to ever take itself seriously at all, especially in cataclysm. Entire storylines are given over to Indiana Jones or Rambo parodies. Westfall's storyline, which to me was iconic in vanilla and so great because it had a main questline that could follow you from early 10s to mid 20s with the Stocks quests, is now a CSI parody.
Plus, now that leveling is so fast, there is no reason to do anything other than grind out more levels, there is no slow pacing where you might actually care about what you are doing at this specific level or at this specific 5-10 level range, rather your best bet is just to zip from one quest to the next, completing each zone story and going to another. They made leveling faster but in turn managed to make it feel like more of a grind.
What a goddamn disaster.
>not maining glorious panda
I started as a dwarf so it was probably Khanaros. Before WoW I had only played Runescape, didn't understand what these games could be.
>hop on private BC server with friends
>get the itch for the real deal again, want to play retail
>most difficult year of college started
I genuinely enjoyed holy paladin in early vanilla, purely because we DIDN'T fit into the DPS/Tank/Healer trifecta. We were a pure support class. We were brought to raids because we could provide buffs, not to actually heal.
>WoW players having respect for dead people
I started playing WoW at launch, from what I observed, Alliance had a lot of older people, I mean people in their late 30s and early 40s who had kids of their own, so Alliance had a ton of kids and old farts. Horde however had a lot of late teens to early 20s aged players.
>play on Emerald Dream private server
>the most successful and populated private vanilla server with shitloads of donations
>encounter a good bit of bugs including very basic shit
>get to Darkshire
>multiple Stitches at once frequently attack the town, the guards don't work, quest givers get murdered constantly
>report the bug, several other people point it out and post their own issues with it
>try the server again like a year later
I'll never fuck with these Private Servers again, not even Corecraft.
If you're TBC, try Excalibur. Only problems I've had were a quest giver out in Ghostlands being bugged, and he had an issue looting something in SM GY the other night, but that's it.
Zangar Marsh in Outlands is still the best zone to smoke a bowl and quest in.
>pug naxx in wotlk
>mage keeps fucking up
>people shitting all over him
>other guy in chat, "hey, leave my son alone, hes new!"
>raid chat goes apeshit, making even more fun of him
>for some reason, they don't leave, dad was probably a wow junkie, need to get dem lootz
>mage item drops, dad asks for his kid to get the item, because kid
don't remember if he got the item or not, but it was a fun raid, got that trash mob 2h mace and sold it for 1k to another guy in the raid
I miss that a lot too, but a slightly different story.
>In vanilla, most public groups were pretty bad.
>Tanks (Warriors) would often have trouble holding larger groups of enemies, partially due to a limited toolset and partially due to DPS that couldn't focus on a target or slow down on burst.
>Healers would blow through mana very fast trying to keep people up when taking cleave damage or other sources that could be avoided, also because of inefficient use of spells (Casting Flash Heal several times, etc).
>DPS would often not be able to CC properly, resulting in loose mobs no one was sure if we should tank/attack or leave be so they can reapply sheep.
>Cue the paladin, a support class who can handle a lot of different situations.
>Tough enough to off-tank any mob should the situation require it, allowing the warrior more breathing room for his health pool and aggro abilities.
>Powerful enough heals to drop nearly full-healing holy lights on people in any spec, though with a more limited mana pool than another true healer.
>Can put out a respectable amount of DPS with proper gear and outpreform pure DPS classes in Undead instances like Strat and Scholo, also able to CC with turn undead/repentance.
As players got better though, the need for a class that's main purpose was SHTF management was no longer needed, because tanks never lost aggro, healers never ran out of mana, and DPS no longer needed to worry about CC. This forced the Paladin to become a specialist himself, either focusing entirely on Tanking, Healing, or DPS, and essentially losing the things that made him a hybrid.
>start downloading the game through the battle.net client
>gaudy advertisement reminding me to "reserve my Azeroth Chopper"
>stop download and close
Thanks for reminding me why I quit. Urge to play gone.
I don't know, I was in an alliance guild full of old timers and it was quite fun. Sure we didn't get any server firsts when it came to raids, but I got to see all of the vanilla raid content with them. When it game time to raid they neglected their kids and we were able to get shit done. They also had some pretty interesting stories and were just pretty cool dudes.
What is the sexiest WoW female and why is it Draenei?
And this is what DIDN'T happen to me. Still got all screenshots from beta to cataclysm (ok, lost the mop ones due to a hdd crash but who cares for the new ones anyways). Looking through all those old memories seriously brings a tear to my eye. It sounds stupid but those screenshots seriously mean a lot to me since it was the last truly immerse video game experience.
Into my heart an air that kills;
from yon far country blows
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
those happy highways where I went,
and cannot come again.
I'll never ever go back in time and play wow again, this is the worst feel.
Played with a bunch of college kids around my age with Wrath came out and we had a blast talking about girls, calling each other faggots, etc. 10 man versions were good for us because we literally knew everyone and rarely had to PUG anyone.
Our shaman would always show up drunk off his ass and heal like a fucking machine. I remember him blacking out one time mid fight Mimiron and us screaming over vent to wake him up.
I'll miss those faggots.
>used to glitch behind/under the map in wsg with the flag
>wsg would last forever
>before cross server bg
>one of the few wsg on my server was just a stalemate because ally flag was underground no one knew how to get to me
>some fag reports me
>banned for a week
>lost UBRS runs
>lost world pvp dicking
>lost AQ opening
>lost old AV
>lost kara runs with hilarious chat
>Wintergrasp disables flying mounts during battle, but wouldn't do so before or after
>Sit on top of one of those fuckhuge towers in the middle of the zone 5 minutes before next battle
>Get in the group
>Horde is on offense so it looks like I'm trying to take down a tower in the middle
>Nobody ever reports me even though it's impossible to reach me
>That feel when free honor for sitting somewhere unreachable
>Played on a low pop server
>Before cross server BGs
>WSG always lasted at least 6 hours, WITHOUT someone dicking around with the flag under the map
>AV lasted for 12 - 14 hours until all the horde kids started logging out to go to bed, alliance would always just win because they outnumbered horde 5:1 on the server
I miss those days.
>I've lost 5 Isle of Conquests in a row
This BG is supposed to be Alliance-biased goddamnit
Vanilla and even BC WoW was comfy as fuck.
I remember one rainy Sunday in the fall I curled up at my desk with blankets and did nothing but drink hot chocolate and ate homemade chili while playing WoW. It's probably the most comfy I had ever been when gaming and I'll never get that feeling again.
>ending every raid on Scriptcraft by making a swastika/XD
Sadly, the best summers I've had were spent playing vanilla/TBC WoW with /vg/ on private servers. The guilds always died after a couple months because of drama but I always met bro tier people.