>you will never log in for the first time
>you will never team up with other people who are also new to the game in an attempt to kill an elite mob in the middle of no where for almost no experience
>you will never wonder what sort of zones awaited you later on in your adventure
Let's have a WoW thread. I wanna hear your best or worst times in the game, or your favorite memory. Also post your favorite soundtrack.
When I first logged in I was but a wee noob, but now... Now I've become a God.
>mfw Swifty went apeshit over me in one of his videos
oh yea, 12:45 into the vid
Nah don't. Me and my friends just resubbed back in November for a month after skipping out on WoD. We played for a few weeks then we all stopped. Not worth it right now. I'd say wait till Legion.
Blizzard recently made a little change to all accounts: any account can play characters within the Trial Account range.
Here's what you do.
Resub long enough to buy and enchant full Heirloom outfits for a few classes, then make new characters on a new server and send the gear over. Play those characters only when your account time runs dry.
>started playing late BC
>friend got me into it
>having fun and learning the ropes
>about a level 20-25 Forsaken Mage
>queue WotLK hype events
>get hyped as fuck and fall in love with the game
>tfw have a level 90 of every class on the horde with the exception of a 76 hunter
>tfw fell out of love with the game during MoP
>tfw was gonna try WoD out but half of my guild left a couple months into it
God dammit. God fucking dammit.
Don't do it, the old wow fag in me said it was trash but I bought it anyway thinking it would be good...
I fell out of love during Cataclysm. The game started out so fucking amazing. Assaulting Hyjal and beating back the Twilight's Hammer was the shit. I haven't been in a good or fun guild since like Wrath. Maybe that's why I can't enjoy it any more.
>the highlight of your life was being raged at by a has-been
>be level 70 towards the end of TBC after sunwell/isle of qual'danas came out
>friends with a lot of top people both horde and alliance on my server on the island around where people were doing their dailies
>got in a group (on ventrilo) with a few priests and some dps on both horde and ally on my server
>take turns killing members of our own faction while they're mind controlled and causing a whole bunch of butthurt on the general chat, trade chat and realm forums
That was one of my favourite memories, don't know if its better than the first time I did vanilla raids though
Jesus Christ. There were so many fucking dungeons during BC. Each zone had like 2-3 new dungeons. So many fun ones. One's that destroyed pugs. Wrath had a good number too. But they release so damn little nowadays. They're so lazy.
Went on Nostralius tonight because one of my mate couldn't put down his nostlagia goggle's down. Downloaded their installer, set up and installed the game really quickly.
Go through the boring ass quest in Deathknell. About 15 people in the starting zone. Takes ages to get the skellies and everyone is tagging mobs like their life is depending on it.
Scarlet crusaders on the right side are getting spawn camped, takes 20 minutes to get 12 bracers and 5 more minutes to get the named npc.
After an hour and half I'm lvl 6 and he joins me from durotar through the zeppelin to bril.
We grab all the quests, head left to do the pumpkins and scarlet insignia.
It takes ages because we have to do it two times cuz quest items arent shared. XP is shared with a bonus of 10%. Grab Gordo's quest. Can only find one Gloom Weed. About 20 people in brill. We turn our shit in, now time to kill some more scarlet crusader though and gather fucking duskbat pelt and dog's blood. Drop rate is abysmal. "You done yet ?" he says while my counter shows 2/8. Grind some more shit, turn in. Grab level 8 talents.
Go north kill some gnolls, takes forever to get the ichors to drop, get the named Mangled Eye quite quickly. See a Doomguard ?? in the distance, my mate gets aggro'd from a 100 yard and get os'd. Laugh my dick off, people whining on the /1 about trolllocks PK'ing lowbies.
Turn in quest, go northwest to do the Agamand shit. Grind some more shitty bones and skulls, run back to brill, run back there. Never actually find the three named npcs. Ding 10 while grinding mobs, run back to brill. Get class quest, run to undercity, grab a wand for cheap on the AH. UC is lagging like fuck, 100 people spread around the bank. Run around, turn quest, get new spells. Heartback to brill, back to the agamand farm cuz warrior's quest. Still can't find 3 named ghost niggas. Drop it, back to brill. Turn in, go right, grind some other farm with ghost and zombies. Ding 11. /played 6h30 minutes. Logout.
Yeah, Deathknell is fucking awful and overloaded. I don't know how many starting zones are like Deathknell; was thinking of making an Alliance character to find out.
My retail WoW sub expired, so I tried out Nostalrius and had a pretty similar experience. But its easier when you group up with randoms for some quests (I ended up doing that and hitting 15 or so); people are usually very sociable.
>look for something old in my email
>run a search and this email pops up
>one of my old guildmates emailed me 8 years ago after our guild disbanded and i never responded
>Just upset that I'll never have another MMO like it.
There's many reasons why you'll never have another MMO like it. One of them is because you aren't as young now as you were then.
I think the most important thing about TBC and Wrath dungeons is that, no matter how geared you were, the game provided you with reasons to do the dungeons (badges, dailies etc.)
It brought everyone together.
Pretty accurate. Daily heroics in BC were always being run, so people were out there looking for groups. Same with Wrath. Even with the lfg tool, people were still forming pugs for raids. Plus there were so many dungeons that they never became as tedious.
I did the water totem one and whirlwind quests back then. The ZF pyramid was cool because you got a taste of what raiding would be in terms of a scale.
Despite having done it, I can't really remember much of it. Except for the end part on the island. That was fucking dope.
>current game and community are complete shit compared to vanilla
100% this. I pity anyone who was not around from vanilla / TBC. It was just so different. Wrath is were the decline happened, but wasn't as bad as it would later become.
>loved my guild
>was fun as fuck and everyone got along well
>log on after 5 years of being away
>look up my guild
>it's a small handful of people left
>people just started dropping off
>ask how the GM is
>"anon.. He died of cancer a year ago"
RIP. You were the best GM anyone could ever ask for.
WoW is dead. I blame the younguns.
yep, after dungeon finder came in during Wrath it all went to shit, the game lost its social element and ppl started standing in cities waiting on queues instead of meeting others and going to dungeons together. The community part of the game died and cata's raid finder was the nail in the coffin.
>WoW could of installed a cool "epic screenshot feature" to tweet
>Instead they opt the jeopardize Azeroth with our world nonsense and introduce a camera for taking selfies.
I dont blame the younguns playing WoW, I blame the younguns working at Blizzard that pitched this idea
mfw I will never experience actually being immersed again and walking through goldshire. I will never like another raid or enjoy crafting.
and it feels so bad
I'm sorry for your loss anon. Here, have a good memory.
>decide to resub despite the warnings that WoD is absolute dogshit
>want to start a fresh character on a new server so I convince a friend to play with me for the RAF exp boost
>ripping through the game like fucking nothing, level capped within a few days
>we do some of the endgame dungeons and BGs for about a week until he pretty much gives up out of boredom
>figure I mine as well try to find a guild to find new people to play with
>despite being on a high pop realm the community is pretty much dead, every guild I join either slowly dies because people just stop logging on or its one of those guilds where everyone is just there for the perks and nobody actually talks
>pretty much nothing to do other than do solo quests or work on the retarded garrison
Not really sure what to do at this point. Don't really feel like quitting yet because I've got nothing better to do, so maybe I'll reroll on an RP server since those always seemed to have actual communities on them even if they're full of autists.
>Orgrimmar will never be the same again
>you will never do dealings on top of the AH ever again
>it will forever be edgy as fuck and completely ruined
Make 999,999 gold. There is ALWAYS that. Unless you have it which I doubt you do.
>What do you mean by this? LFR?
LFR, LFD, cross realm servers, group rez, group summon, queue from anywhere for PvP, etc.
All these killed vital social cohesion for servers. Instead of taking the steps to actually go out into the game world and communicate with players directly to achieve a goal, or travelling to an area players congregated; you instead use a UI element to play instantly with other players you will never meet again, who have no stake in playing nice with you or even making friends with you. It deprives you of opportunities to chat with them and make friends / contacts.
It almost removes the "multiplayer" from the MMORPG idea, and replaces it with a world populated by strangers too absorbed in their own single experiences. This leads to a stagnant MMO community.
Well you are fairly late to the party. WoD is basically over and there is only the wait for Legion. Most people quit after they cleared the current content, well anyone with any sense at least.
I actually liked new Org at first. For some reason it reminded me of the Rexxar campaign from WC3. I'd love to walk through it again though. Will Blizzard ever cave one their stance to legacy servers?
I remember seeing the train dungeon and being excited...
Karazhan is amaze-balls. The music in the ballroom omfg EPIC.
>element to play instantly with other players you will never meet again, who have no stake in playing nice with you or even making friends with you. It deprives you of opportunities to chat with them and make friends / contacts.
You just want them to help you clear dungeons not be your friends. It's WoW, not SecondLife.
Legacy servers WOULD bring me back.
I know it wouldn't be the same. But it would still be better.
Shit nigga, I just wanna cry thinking about how long it's been
>ten fucking years
My fondest memory was throwing paper zeppelins back and forth with my friends one late night on the shores of a beach in Azeroth. I can't even recall why we were in the area. It was just some spontaneous bit of fun. We had such a great time tossing those silly things around as we laughed over voice chat. The image of my long-gone guild mates playing below that big yellow moon as we jumped through the waves is one of the happiest I can recall.
Can anyone help me remember the name of the area? There were elf ruins nearby and there was a water dungeon with Twilight's Hammer cultists in it. This was before Cata so they weren't a big deal yet. I remember that there was a lot of swimming involved in the dungeon, including areas where you would walk on ruins to cross the underground lake. I think one of the bosses was a giant turtle and I remember satyrs.
>mfw I can't detect if this post is being sarcastic or not
Most likely The Zoram Strand, south of Darkshore.
I remember I started in really early Wrath. Like just a week after release, so I was still new before shit like LFG was added.
The memory that sticks out the most is when I wanted to see how far I could go in Teldrassil. I ended up falling off the cliff and dying. I needed a spirit healer to get me alive again. I just remember thinking how cool it was that that could happen
>Tfw have several high levels characters on Nost but no level 60s
I think I really only enjoyed WoW because of the real life friends I played with. Without them it's not the same.
>gaming will never be good ever again
>ITT: WoW was my first MMO so I project good memories that I could have made in literally every other MMO out there onto this game to make it seem better than it actually was
WoW has always been mediocre.
i leveled and played with my roommate but it still wasn't really that fun. it's sad that resubbing to retail wow and rolling on an RP realm is more appealing than actual current content
I don't get why they couldn't just do regular fucking player housing like pretty much every other major MMO on the market has.
It would've been so easy, but NOOO instead it had to be a farmville minigame that the entire expansion revolves around.
Speaking of WC real quick
>leveling a Warrior tank
>trying to get a shield that's not complete fucking shit
>he drops the shield
>some mage/hunter/rogue/priest/druid/warlock cuck needs on it
>Spawn in dungeon
>Kill first two troggs
>Jump down (someone might die here due to accidentally pulling)
>Kill trash, kill boss
>Move on down the tunnel ahead, killing trash as we go
>I pull all trash from the tunnel as I move along, DPS kills it as I steam ahead
>Get to next area, spam AOE, keep moving to boss
>All trash dead, kill boss
>Jump down (again someone might die)
>Move on down tunnel, pulling / killing trash and moving forward constantly
>Get to boss, kill boss
>Dungeon complete, receive bonus XP and loot bag
I have it down so it takes 5-8 minutes. Fuck this dungeon HARD. But it's good early game EXP if you have the right group.
The fastest levelling on live right now beyond that is spamming detention block in BRD over and over at lvl 55 or so, just use the drill to go to Fineous Darkvire, jump down and kill him -- dungeon complete. You can get to lvl 58 in like 20 minutes and start TBC
Is there a place where I can find raid runs from when the raids were new? Youtube is full of solo LPers making wacky voices as they run through with modern gear. I'd like to see how the raids were originally ran because I'm interested in what made their design so great
and so I can live the good old days vicariously through them.
WoW happened at the best time in my life
>back in high school
>get general in battleground rankings
>in a guild called <Anonymous>
>people legitimately didn't know what it meant back then
>not even 16
>anime conventions, hotel parties, cosplay, final fantasy, anime, dungeons & dragons
>me and IRL GF were so hyped for Burning Crusade
>both of us undead but planned to reroll blood elf
>had lots of smexy /em ERP on RPPVP server after school though we lived on the same street
>dad loses job
>move to an actual nigger city
>relationship falls apart
>grades fall apart
>watch my old social group develop without me from a distance on Myspace
>start doing drugs and drinking almost every day
>Burning Crusade comes and goes
>WotLK comes and goes
>Cata comes and goes
>last year of college
>college was shit, no friends, no gf
>resub in Pandaria
>can instantly teleport to dungeons I've never been to before
>literally no one talks 75% of the time in PUGs
>stay up for 50 hours straight camping TLPD
>stay up for a week sleeping with earbud+NPCscan camping Aeonaxx
>get that too
>feel dead inside
Storm Peaks and Deepholm were pretty comfy though, just knowing there are rare spawns out there...
fuck, it will never be the same. Nothing will ever be the same, even on a private vanilla server. I'm a grown man with a job. I can't go back and I can't believe this shit. Females want money and social standing now, they'll never like you for you. Friends getting married, having kids, disappearing forever. Not having social media means you're automatically a creep. Every new female I talk to has probably had cum on her face. All music and movies seem stupid. Games aren't fun anymore. Anime is shit. 4chan is shit. I can't compute. I need to move to a random island in Indonesia or lock myself in my apartment forever.
You have to admire Blizzard for being so grossly incompetent as to take something as perfect as Vanilla/BC WoW and turn it into what it is today.
Not even modern XIV is as much of a bastardization as modern WoW.
For all the shit that people talk about WoW, have you ever considered that it is the single most profitable, money-making, title of entertainment in the history of mankind?
I understand what you mean. Completely.
I am 25 but already feel like an old man.
Shit has changed so much for the worse in only 10 years or so.
What happened? I have a few theories. They all incude smartphones and the internet, though.
Oh my God. That's it. Thank you so much, kind anons.
I think I just got something in my eye.
Dont mind me just being the best zone in WoW ever
I had just started playing in Feb of 05 with a friend. I had a warlock and he had a priest, we couldn't have been more than level 10. He was down in a cave and I started Life Tapping and saying "help quick" and "heal me" in party chat. He ran up through the cave, aggroing a bunch of shit to try to get to me to heal me and just died on the way and I couldn't stop laughing about it. I still bring it up once in a while.
I've subbed on off for years. Planning to resub right before Legion and find another mythic guild. Hopefulle this one doesn't shit the bed, I only got half the mythic kills in Warlords before quitting out of frustration. That's my story and pic related was my character.
>this bad of a taste
you're literally the only one who likes that zone
"Chilling out" is what made the world so fucking shit like this in the first place.
You know what would really be a radical idea in today's world? Actually fucking caring about things.
>you will never log in for the first time
>you will never team up with other people who run the same dungeon and ninja OS even though MS>OS was written in the search tool
>you will never wonder what sort of retarde mythic instance lock awaited you later on in your adventure
Lol dude u need to relax, stop focusing on the glass being half empty and focus on the glass being half full. There's plenty of quality girls, entertainment, and GOOD people out there. You just need to mine for them, quality stuff doesn't some easy in adulthood but it's completely achievable.
Gristokus, first met him while doing the black temple in wrath, it was my second raid ever, i was just level 70 i think.
Then he invited me over to their guild, Was it chaotic heaven? Dark heaven? Shit i should write down these things sometime.
The leader was a boomkin, literally. In raids and guild events he was boomking hundred percent. We were just shooting shit and stuff, there was Bluekiller, Bluecheese, Xbolt, Emendill, Jutzzi, damn why i cant remember all other names?
Over the course of 3 years we just splitted and regrouped, the main crew always stayed the same, i woul just get a mail from gristokus or boomkin sometime saying "hey we are gathering the old crew" and i would instantly leave my current guild.
Dark Heaven, Invincible, a name with bone, Extinction when we defeated Lich King. Last one was "The Golden Fools".
I remember writing Bluekiller a mail back in 2010. In 2015 December i load up the game for a free-time week and immedieatly went for the mail. It was empty, turned out the mail saves only up to last 30 days. i was dissapointed. I was even without a guild, probably disbanded sometimes late cataclysm. Just joined a random guild for some chat.
Then going trough my old items, i found my old guild tabard, in it's glorious blue and yellow golden fools colour. Wear it for a whole day, roleplaying like it is old times in undercity, trisfal glades, blackrock mountains. Telling random people about my story bit and bit.
Than i come across an undead priest in undercity, just sitting on the bridge, we talk for good amount about old times. Than i stand up and show him my guild tabard, proud and happy.
He says me, the tabard only shows your current guild. I accidently log out trying to quit the guild. Come back, quit the guild, and my tabard actually goes back to plain white.
And the last remaining bit of Golden Fools died with that tabard.
Pic related, the only photo i have with boomkin is not in his boomkin form:')
Guys, I'm reading that RIFT is the closest thing we have to BC WoW. Is it any good? Is the lore good? I remember getting a chance to beta test it but missing out because I didn't see until beta was over.
>the things I'm reading were posted in 2012
I-is it too late?
How about Tera?
>all these MMO's going FTP
Long gone, my friend. WoW happened at just the right time; millennials were gaming throughout high school, college, and a bit after. Now most of us have jobs or some other real-life thing that gets in the way. The generation after that grew up on Facebook games that emphasized simple solo play menu-clicking while masquerading as multiplayer experiences. The audience for the old days of WoW is gone and they've changed its design to reflect that.
I played RIFT for a couple months. It was really fucking fun. The zone-wide invasion events were the coolest things I've ever experienced in an MMO. Dozens of people of all levels would show up every time one happened.
But I have a friends who STILL plays it and even runs one of the only raiding guilds left. He says the population has dropped super low, no one even cares about the zone events anymore, and the raiding is often buggy or incomplete when released.
You missed the train for RIFT.
>that one rogue you knew that waited 7 days for the no stealth debuff to go away
Rift is mediocre.
I can't comment on TERA but I understand it's shit.
SWTOR -- I can tell you about this. I first played it back in 2011 during the December when it launched, I played for the free month and quit.
This last month though (2015), I've been playing it. The new Star Wars movie had me aching for some more Star Wars shit, and I thought "why not try out SWTOR again?" So I did.
It's still the same game -- a singe player story driven MMO; it's still the same shitty unoptimized engine that lags and chokes when you do so much as open a menu; it's still boring as fuck. I played it for a month, levelled an Imperial Agent to level cap, and quit. Not once did I ever have any social interaction with anyone, not once did I have any need to, not once did I "fall in" with a group of people who became my friends. Not once did anyone ask me about joining their guild... it's the worst kind of MMO, one that's not even an MMO while pretending to be one, and that runs like a spastic through a magnet factory and is ultimately very very dead inside. Avoid.
Oh and I'm not even talking about the extent of that bastard hellspawn they call a "cash shop". It has to be seen to be believed.
>F2P players have to literally buy new action bars with "cartel coins"
And that's just the start
I'd blame feminazism as they actually managed to change the mentality of people, especially women. Women are so crazy and extremist today that the only way you can pass a decent human being is by having a lot of money.
But at least you were born just in time to witness the golden age of entertaintment (80's, 90's and early 2000) Something the shitheads who are going to born today can't even grasp.
I just want a decent MMO back god dammit
Something I can wast thousands upon thousands of hours on again. Something I can use to escape my shitty life and connect with people.
That MGTOW shit is just as bad. Avoid anything or anyone who espouses an ideology that drives genders apart (or thinks that there's "more than one"). It's for your health. Finding people who don't have FB accounts helps, though we're increasingly rare.
The new wave of feminism will subside, it's just a fad. You can't live with that much delusion and not have it destroyed by the reality you inhabit.
Don't worry about feminism anyways. What you should worry about is social media and smartphones and how it's making people live their lives less viscerally, turning them into autistic slaves to a screen a few inches wide. What you should also worry about is the internet, and how it has paradoxically made people stupider instead of smarter (I mean for fuck's sake, it's literally an encyclopaedia of infinite knowledge in the palm of your hand, we should all be geniuses by now). Everything's just gone to shit, at least in the west. I ache for a return to "real living", if you know what I mean.
Some times I wonder what all those other people you've ever interacted with are doing. Like from a long time guildie to someone you partied with or helped out or talked to at least once. I wonder about stuff like if they are still alive or how their life has changed since then.
there are some top tier AQ-40 and Naxx runs by a (IIRC) a gnome mage...can't remember the guild, but think it was french. You can probably google [raid name] either POV or movie. For BC raids, you can probably find what you want looking up nihilum or similar. Kungen has a stellar POV raid of a ZA bear run that blew my mind when it was current--just his ability to tank/grab threat/control adds effortlessly.
There used to be websites for these things, but I think last time I looked this up out of late-night curiosity a lot of the host sites had closed for the raid videos. Your best bet is someone uploaded them to youtube most likely.
FFXIV was the closest to WoW that I have tried, but it's still off by a long shot. It's also shackled by PS3 limitations.
Is there seriously no other MMO worth trying? Is there anything coming out soon?
It was really good when it came up. There was this 10-20 level zone and it's chat was just like vanilla barren chat. You would come across LOTS of people in zones, lore was just developing and it was good, not a single-player mmo like swtor, or a go do this x15 like your average f2p. It was fun to read quests, and the server-events was just fun.
Also classes and talents were really diverse and pvp was fun.
I droped the game after 4 months for money issues and never went back. My bet is the train went missed, you missed too much lore to be excited about it, and zones should be empty by now. But give it a try, maybe i am wrong.
Same here. Never found a guild that wasn't "JOIN TO GET PERKS AND NEVER EVER SPEAK" or generic raiding guild 10984 that fell apart every week since wrath ended.
Still miss my comfy guild of like 20 people that I played with every day.
>Join a stupid christian guild only because their raid team was gud
>End up in a discussion in Nagrand general about anal and other sexual acts
>Get reported by an officer that was in the general for "partaking in the discussion of sinful acts"
>Head bitch GM (land whale btw) orders a trial to be held at the Stormwind cathedral to determine the punishment
>Show up, laugh at everyone and call them out
So fucking funny. She died several weeks later from a heart attack too, fuck that bitch.
I can't take this anymore! I'm rolling a new character on Nostalrius, going healer, who's with me!
Why would you do this to yourself?
Vanilla's main appeal was that everyone was a noob and the world was new and exciting.
Have fun rep grinding, min-maxing unoptimized talents, leveling through poorly-pathed questlines, and exploring the same areas you've been in a thousand times before, I guess
Thank you for sharing your story, anon.
Do people on Nostalrius really accept feral druids, shadow priests, and ret paladins (to name a few) to raids?
I have a hard time believing raiding guilds will accept anything less than (near)perfect builds.
If the PvPlard was culled from the start and put to it's place the game would be 1000% better.
They took 5 or so expacs to make pvp and pve talents. PvP is and always has been a resource hog.
>Run a good friend I met on WoW through Stratholme back in BC
>ninja the cape from Baron for shits and giggles and we just have a good time
>Quit later in BC and never run into the guy again until the one month I resubbed for WoD
>Bring up the cape ninja and he responds the same way he did 7 or however years ago it was
>Unsub the day after I met him again because of how shitty WoD is
I miss my friends.
>anything but shit
vanilla babies, ladies and gentlemen.
>MUH PEWNING SCRUUUUUBSZZZZ
PvPlards, not even once. Go play a real pvp game.
>Oh wait, pvplards are just bad at videogames, that's why they play a minigame as a full game.
You can shit on it all you want but despite it's flaws, it still blows retail WoW in its current state out of the fucking water.
I really hope nolstarius ends up lasting longer then retail WoW.
People who still play WoW are degenerates.
Please op, those feels...I want them so bad again.
>Can't choose the perfect class on Alliance
>Recheck what every class can do
>Shaman got all that cool shit, and is a true Jack of all Trade
>Exploring everywhere, doing pvp, meeting people, everything is fun
>All those events and fuck up WoW did back in Vanilla
>Burning Crusade is fun
>Wotlk brings in the most comfiest zones for me
>Except Wotlk introduced the instant party system by the end of it's death
>Tfw I knew it's would be over in Cataclysm
>Tfw they also added quest helper for everyone
>Tfw no more night
>Tfw nobody would get together to do anything anymore
>Tfw my friends keeps getting me back every expansions
I want more World of Warcraft, but private servers will never do it for me, I want to meet people like old times, and have adventures
This is what deluded vanilla babies actually believe
My guild made that island our base. We held all our meetings there. Good times.
This is some prime pure grade A casual PvE carebare butturt
You'll get bored in no time. Or realize your class is outright inferior to another class.
Or realize the game is basically korea-mmo grind tier without cute models.
Or that 99% of the content is pretty much the same but with bigger numbers.
>world pvp is alive and well
>BGs aren't a zerg rush
>dungeons and quests are actually challenging
>leveling is an integral part of the experienc
>azeroth shits on all other zones from xpacs
>no phasing or x realm bullshit so there is a sense of community
>40 man raids
me and friends switched to nols and it's a lot more fun then any of the recent xpacs.
Search your feelings wrathbaby, you know it to be true.
>that first time you logged in and you created the maximum amount of characters because you couldn't pick a race/class combination, before finally honing in on your main
>all those mythical, per-pubescent fantasy names you came up with
I didn't. They should have left addons be addons.
I never played as a kid because I was poor and I used to shit on it as a result, but everyone played it. Then I got some money and played FFXIV and enjoyed the hell out of it, even being the only person I know playing. I really wish I was able to play WoW as a kid to understand the phenomenon. Seems like it would have helped my childhood socializing.
>Be Dwarf Paladin
>Tier 5 gear and ready to go to mount hyjal
>Some Guild invites me because they lack an OT for the undead mobs
>Do my job perfectly with no mistakes
>We get to archimonde
>Some 700-900 dps mage and lock claim reserved loot for tempest of chaos
>Ask leader why these lame asses get it
>Tells me one of them is his brother and his friend who cried to get in the raid
>Notice my s2 mace and says I've earned the right to roll for it
>We finished taking archimonde down taking us 2 hours
>Finally we roll for it
>They get so salty they start camping me out side CoT
>TFW I bubble-hearth out of there
>TFW guild leader wants me to be the the main OT for the guild
If you guys where in "Chips" Sonny misses you
>haven't played WoW in a couple years
>pretty much only mained Dwarf Shaman since BC
>Specifically as Enhancement because it made me feel like a fucking Norse God
>get a craving to explode shit with fire and lightning
>get on my Shaman
>they're fucking garbage now
>get to 100 because maybe it's just because I need to be 100
>they're even worse at 100
>check DPS logs for Enh
>we're really low for single target, even tanks are beating us
>for AOE we're half decent, but still other classes are better
>takes 2000 players before I find 1 enhance shaman
WHAT THE FUCK DID BLIZZARD DO TO US? WHY. FUCKING WHY
>world pvp is alive and well
>BGs aren't a zerg rush
>dungeons and quests are actually challenging
>leveling is an integral part of the experienc
AKA no end game content
>azeroth shits on all other zones from xpacs
>no phasing or x realm bullshit so there is a sense of community
6 people is not a community
So basically less options
So im forced to stand in Ogri/Stromwind shouting LFG WC for 2 hours
>40 man raids
raids requiring more people than they are on the server lmao
Im sorry but LOL, just LOL
Thug Rangers was my first guild. My boss was playing at work and he got me started on the WoW train very soon after BC was released. He founded a guild that most of the people in our office joined. The only requirement was that you has to be from [company name] to join and that you had to name yourself using a Thug[color] convention.
He was Thugred, I was Thugjade, and we soon recruited Thugblue, Thugmauve, Thugyellow, and many others to the cause. When we were grouping, he'd yell in chat "THUG RANGERS ASSEMBLE!" and we'd start spamming "I'll form the head!" "I'll form the arms!" etc. It was silly and had no purpose other than to let off steam and goof around.
It's amazing how having that guild brought our workplace together. People who never would have talked to each other in different departments were swapping Warcraft stories and even though we all had our separate interests and lives outside of work we were all on the same page when it came to this game. People became friends with each other. It was a truly great environment to be in.
>gf asks if i want to do black temple
>log in, she's on her rogue alt she hasn't played in almost six months
>we're halfway though when she suddenly exclaims "the glaives are mine if they drop, you know"
>"well let's both roll on them if it drops"
Later, after they didn't drop, she's legitimately in tears over how I was apparently "so selfish" for suggesting we both roll on a piece of loot.
I bring up that I switched to my hunter after coming back from quitting the game so that she could get the legendary daggers, pointing out how I wouldn't have done that if I was as selfish as she claims.
>"that's not the same i worked for the daggers and i want the glaives, you can't just say that you want them too!"
I just wanted to play a video game... ;_;
Rift is really, really solid, but that's about it.
What I mean by that is that it doesn't really do anything wrong. It's got a cool class system, interesting lore, lots of content/stuff to do at all times, etc etc. It's got everything a good MMO should have. But at the end of the day, it just doesn't do anything so amazing that I could call it a great MMO. Everything is good, but still more or less standard. And a lot of stuff that did go above and beyond doesn't really matter anymore due to the population of the game having decreased so much. Like some anon's said, the train has been missed.
It's still a good game and I can definitely see it being fun if you get the right group. I jump on every few months and play for a while. I've more or less been leveling the same alt for a year now just by how sporadically I play, and it's been pretty fun. I actually read the quests descriptions in a lot of cases because the world is decently interesting; there's even special story quests scattered around that connect across a ton of zones that link in with the overall story of the game.
Long story short: try it out, preferably with friends, and you may be pleasantly surprised, but probably not overwhelmingly surprised.
Try playing as the least played and underrepresented class in the game.
PvP is a bit of a joke since as Windwalker we rely heavily on Fists of Fury for our biggest/best source of damage.
In terms of PvE, Monks were very strong early WoD tiers, but classes caught up with us in all specs and are overall doing more damage than us, healing than us, or tanking better than us.
Brewmasters have the lowest DPS of all the tank specs. A decent Paladin or Druid tank will destroy a Brewmaster.
Mistweaver is honestly the only way we can stay on the board with retardedly potent heals. Fistweaving just makes it better. Too bad we'll see it vanish come Legion however.
Windwalker was very powerful pre-Heroic BRF, but other DPS classes caught up and now we're mid-low tier, especially in Mythic HFC. However we do pull much better numbers in cleave fights.
Monks are a great class, but have a higher skill ceiling for any spec compared to a Fury Warrior or a Disc. Priest.
Damn straight, it's also had the comfiest zones for me.
Nothing beats being on my mount wandering the night of Woltk while having my window open for comfy Winter chill.
What do the servers look like?
how many people are still playing?
14 months of SoO wasn't any better. Blizzard is practically bleeding subs like MoP did.
Surprisingly active. Raids going on all the time, and dungeon queues are pretty low most of the time if you're a tank or healer. Most people these days are just farming, or raiding.
2013 was forced and organized, 2005 was probably just random chance, enough people bumped into one another outside IF and chatted about it in guild and then more people showed up because of it. I mean look at that low level Rogue; it just proves it.
50+ in Orgrimmar
50+ in tanaan
50+ in hellfire citadel
39 in blackrock foundry
>there are more people online at one time in Dota 2 than NA WoW
I remember my first experience with this game. I was over at my friend Jeff's house. He was doing a RFK run on his elemental shaman. They wiped on Razorflank and everyone left the group because they were all bitching at each other for being bad.
My best time in WoW was endgame Wrath of the Lich King. I was a Holy Priest, I had Healbot all configured to my 12-button mouse, I was super efficient and best healz.
After that, I lost interest and only played sporadically thereon.
Doing gratuity CMs every day with my GM in MoP is my favourite memory. After that, the most notable would be competing for gas clouds in Nagrand to price gouge primals once hearts of darkness went BoE.
>There are more people online at one time in LoL than Dota 2
I'll give you an honest perspective from a horde player who hasn't played WoW seriously in years but decided to resub for one month to see how it is now. After 1 month, I know I don't want to play it and I dont want to waste money on legion.
>medium pop pvp realm
>instantly notice horde faction is dead as fuck, there are just no horde players. Orgrimmar has maybe 5 max level characters in it at peak hours.
>most of the players you encounter are CRZ pricks from high pop relams who don't give a fuck about acting decent on your realm.
>Alliance gankers from high pop relams endlessly camping low level horde town for no reason, especially Thrallmar.
>Guilds are deader than ever, people barely even talk let alone run content together.
>Players WILL NOT help each other with anything. They just use the convenience tools of their choice like its a single player game that happens to have other people around sometimes. LFG/LFR/PVP etc
>play some pvp, alliance win 9 out of 10 matches.
>get pvp gear, top horde charts while playing the objectives. Still lose 9 out of 10.
>go to the pvp zone, Alliance premade camps it for hours on end.
>alliance players are actually on the horde team afking in the base so the alliance can win easier.
>thats allowed now because horde has no players, so they let alliance que as horde which is exploited by friends helping each other grind gear/kills.
>arena is worse than ever, not fun at all.
>there are only 3 raids, none of them are very good. One trip through them is enough.
>Garrison is basically a facebook game
>shipyard is a frustratingly difficult RNG facebook game
>mention some complaints about the quality of the game and community
>instantly met by rebuttal of the most toxic assholes who blindly suck blizzard's dick, despite the fact no one is actually having fun in WoW anymore.
It barely even feels like an mmo, and it definitely feels like a game in the stages of dying. 0/10 would not recommend.
My favorite memory will always be when i was a little level 15 Night Elf Druid. My friend ran me all the way from Teldrassil to Northshire because he told me the human lands were better to level in. That journey alone got me to level 5, and then I began my quests.
I decided at level 15 that I was really excited by going to Burning Steppes. It reminded me so much of Mordor, being a huge LOTR nerd. I stuck past the Imps in the pass between Burning Steppes and Redridge Mountains (I probably died and ghost-rezzed further in to get past them), and wandered around, wide eyed in amazed excitement at the devastated landscape, the giant volcano, and dangerous level 50+ dragons, Dragonkin, and Orcs wandering around.
Eventually I got stuck in a spot where I couldn't move, and didn't realize I could use my Hearthstone to get back to safety. I called on one of my guildmembers to come help me escape the Burning Steppes, a level 60 human female Warlock with her fiery steed came and happily escorted me to safety.
>level 21 dwarf escorts me from teldrassil to ironforge
>gives me 1g
>use it to buy upgrade whites from the vendors there
You could see the turning in the game's population at the end of Wrath
I can pinpoint it exactly, I was in a heroic icecrown 5 man and told the mage how to improve his damage and he told me to shut the fuck up cause i suck faggot dick, then he pulled mobs trying to kill the group and killed himself and quit the group
and that was the death of fun mmo players
There's still some fun to be had. I was chillin in Orgrimmar on my alt the other day, just chatting with people, and then this squad rolled up
Excuse the low quality, I'm not on my actual PC right now
>multiboxing in 2016
ps, anyone want a gamecard?
>mfw doing all this for the first time over the past few months
>That glorious feel hearing A Call to Arms for the first time
>The feeling that you are about to embark into a huge, unknown world
the pilgrimage from Teldrassil to Elwynn was probably the first thing I ever did in WoW
I had just happened to catch a group of low levels on there way out and decided to tag along
>tfw they left me in the wetlands and I had no idea what I was doing
There's a 36 token limit, which multiboxers hit in 6 months.
There's significantly less content for multiboxers in WoD, which was my original point. Also Blizzard will be limiting it soon.
played exclusively by little boys and grandmas
i leveled to 60 in vanilla by only killing mobs. if i completed 30 quests that would be the absolute most.
my first computer, my first mmo, and i had no idea how to play correctly until the end of bc
>Pretending to be a futa half goat, getting fucked by other futa half goats.
>This is healthy!
I'm not sure if I should laugh at you or feel sorry for you.
Actually... pic related.
You did it correctly then, because it's highly likely there were less than 30 worthwhile quests in the game considering most of the zones past level 30 were entirely unfinished until you got to Winterspring
>Your choices for the level 57 to 58 slog were:
>Winterspring, which had enough quests to sustain a level at best
>EPL which had diseases and curses that reduced all your stats and your chance to hit for upwards of 30 minutes
>Silithus, which was empty
If you were a Warrior, you couldn't even do some of the quests in Winterspring either because the mobs would kill you before you could kill them, as well as having to eat after every encounter.
My friends started up Horde on Nostalrius to relive some good ol' days so I joined them. I'm having a lot of fun playing when we're together but when they're not on I lose all interest. So when it's just me I've started playing Alliance on Lordaeron and I'm having fun there even though I don't know anyone else.
>many moons ago during late BC/early WotLK
>was in a pretty damn good guild
>guildie wanted to invite his Mom
>figured okay whatever.
>she's a total milf but actually a pretty damn good DPS too
>was basically friends with everyone but not one of those whores
>was basically "the Mom"
>topic comes up on where people lived.
>say where I lived and automatically get a whisper from her saying she lived nearby
>figured it would be kinda cool to meet her son since he was a good tank
>she says to not tell her son
>red flag pops up but continue on anyway
>sends me nudes even though I didn't ask for them
>yep, she's a total milf
>a few weeks later she drives an hour just to meet me
>it's kinda awkward but we both smoked some pot so it was somewhat easier to be social
>we end up fucking on the couch and in my bedroom
>didn't realize until after we fucked no condoms or protection was used
>claimed to be on the pill. 50/50 that that is even true
>never met again and raid times kinda got awkward.
>log in randomly one day to see son being a complete shit head in guild chat over loot distribution
>gets kicked and so does his Mom
>whisper him, "Remember a few months ago when your Mom traveled somewhere?"
>"What about it?"
>"I fucked her. She came over and I fucked her."
>"FUCK YOU SHES PREGNANT"
>"All those times I said I fucked your Mom? I meant it."
>never heard from any of them again
>was genuinely spooked over the fact the milf was pregnant and knew where I lived.
>it's been almost a decade since and no contact whatsoever
I remember you from the /wowg/ thread a few months ago.
I think the thing I miss the most about WoW was that you actually felt like you were in a WORLD of WARCRAFT. No clue what the fuck the universe we play in now is, because it sure aint Warcraft.
i miss being a stupid fuck in middle school and playing this with my nieghbor and friends from school every day ;-;. i've been chasing the magical feeling this game gave me forever
Because it was the adventure.
30 minutes of traveling new terrain.
You flew to darkshore and saw a haunted forest being bounded by massive waves.
You took a boat with your first humans, dwarves and gnomes.
You arrived at marshlands, introducing you to entirely new architecture.
Without time to even take it in, your escort rushed you on to a beaten bath through mobs with red levels. Soon you were climbing mountains and being ambushed by Orcs so mighty their level just appears as a skull to you.
Suddenly, it gets cold as you venture in to the dwarven mountains. You pass new creatures and many other players making the same journey as you. You want to stop and explore what you're taking in, but you only have one goal in mind: the rumored city of dwarves, nestled deep within an age old mountain.
Another 5 minutes of walking and taking in the music of Dun Morogh in, you climb your last mountain, past seasoned dwarves standing guard on stalwart rams. You walk through the gates, passing under the watchful spears of the statues that stand guard. The music changes, and your eyes light up.
I remember J>PQ for years in maplestory, I never once made a friend off of those groups. I made friends with random guild invites and people walking around. These queue from anywhere scenarios is bullshit. Even if you were to create a group with people to do a dungeon most people will split after the dungeon ends.
>just did the pilgrimage on Nost
>just walk the route without getting killed once because literally every mob on the way is dead
These frogs need to set up a second PvP realm soon, this shit is getting out of hand
>we both smoked some pot so it was somewhat easier to be social
So is this what normies do? Smoke pot to go through normal human interactions people have been doing for thousands of years?
>get Vanilla WoW for Christmas
>realms are packed to shit because every kid got it for Christmas
>team up with two other kids, shaman and warrior, who have no idea what they're doing either
>parents got me the guide though, so I would be the one to figure out what we could do next
>we all play together for like 8 hours straight trying to figure out everything we could do and get a handle on it all
>finally finish up Mulgore and start heading to the Barrens
>we're all jumping in excitement for getting to a new area
>suddenly--"The Barrens" pops up on screen and the music changes
>tfw that sense of adventure and companionship
>tfw the actual 'world of warcraft' is now a virtual lobby system for the dungeon finder
>had five friends that I used to play with all the time
>did everything together for the majority of our days
>if we weren't all playing we were doing HW/reading/kicking it in vent
>one went off to college and we haven't heard from him since, could be dead for all we know
>one joined the military haven't heard from him in years, could also be dead
>one has a kid now, doesn't even have a game system talked to him maybe twice in the last four years
>one up and vanished one day, he was the first to go and none of us know what happened to him
>the only RL buddy I had I don't talk to much anymore because he's working a shitload
>sometimes while in class (returned to school late in my twenties after quitting my previous career) I think back on those days
i'm old, and I miss the old days
>be a good cuck paying 13€/month to sit in my garrison all day
>see these assholes having fun on Nost for free
IT'S NOT FUCKING FAIR
WE CAN'T LET THEM KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT
>gets shit on in pvp
>resorts to clearing raid trash following roles like a drone
>never beats heroic until 10k other guilds have first and there are 100's of video guides out
stay bad pve fucboy
>be 60 rogue in full BF
>sitting in IF
>level 10 rogue comes up and inspects me
>whispers "wow u must be the king of rogues!"
>laugh and tell him to inspect the AQ geared rogue over there
>give him 10g and buy him some greens on the AH
>be 70 pvp resto shammy(aka cuck)
>doing 2's with hunter
>get to 1800~(no higher cos of gimped comp)
>hunter deadzone is removed, shamans get instant ghost wolf and snare reduction
>rating jumps to 2200
quit shortly before wrath, good times had by all.
It's not worth it if you've already played WoD
you will log into your garrison and immediately start to feel bored because it's your fucking garrison where you've already a hundred hours doing meaningless menu gameplay
I'm 25. There are still good things out there. You just have to look harder because you've already seen so much.
It will never be the same as when you were young and ignorant and had few troubles, but life isn't 100% shit.
>friends getting married, having kids, disappearing forever
I wish I could refute this one, but it just seems true and it makes me sad. Already lost one good friend because he had a kid. Knew him since elementary school, fell out of contact during high school but found each other again a few years ago. He's one of the greatest people I know and playing games and hanging out with him almost makes me feel the same joy I did when I was younger.
He had a kid this spring and now I only talk to him occasionally on social media. Haven't met up to cook and play games since then. Haven't been out drinking. Barely played any games online.
It was cozy as fuck and very unique PLUS they gave you an alternative standard zone in Hyjal so you never had to set foot in Vashj'ir if you didn't like it
It was fucking great. I loved the first zones of Cataclysm.
WoW was always bland, mediocre and safe. That's why it did so well.
It also happened to kill the entire MMO genre for fucking years.
>these threads are still being made when there's been 2 great blizzlike private vanilla servers for almost a year
>hey, let's go there!
>retail shills immediately come out of the woodwork to shit on vanilla that the thread just spent hours of posts being nostalgic about
>be human paladin
>finally get level 20 hammer quest done
>go to ashenvale to wait by the side of the road and gank hordies
>group of 5 lvl 15 or so horde gank squad tries to kill me on the road while im running to my favorite spot to ambush
>slay them all
paladins were so fun before that forbearance stuff.
Vanilla was fun when I was in high school and had plenty of time
I created a Warlock on Nostalrius a couple of months back, and because of university + job it takes me two weeks to get to level 20 and I'm still sitting here waiting for the fun talents
If I had all the time in the world I'd love to play vanilla but if you don't have 5+ hours a day to dedicate to the game then it's not worth it imo
There are some games that are only fun if you have the time for it and vanilla WoW is one of them
We need a proper TBC and LK server.
Lordaeron is a joke and Gamer District is p2w and has exp/gold rates that inflate everything.
CC looks like it will never be released.
The nostalgia glasses are real
the low lvl rogue is probably just a random dude with no relation to the guild seeing a semi-organized collection of player (which is a rarity) and deciding to photobomb it
Tricky, CC, all jokes aside, seem to be finally creeping to the finishing line.
TBC servers are notoriously difficult to implement and if Nost get one out within the next 2-3 years then it will probably be riddled with bugs.
That said maybe Im not putting enough faith in Nost, theyre not doing too bad for themselves, but it would be too much for them to put one out soon.
I just hope CC pick up the pace alittle. Im fucking starving for some proper TBC/LK content and Im not going to spoil my appetite on half done non blizzlike servers like Vengeance or Excalibur, as hard as they try.
I bet CC within the next two years.