I'd agree, but more specifically it's Goldshire.
Dun Morogh is up there too.
The human areas were the first to be done. Actually it's likely they were the first to be REdone, since the very earliest alpha screenshots of Elwynn look nothing like the final version
It should be, but there are cases of hackers liquidating all your stuff.
You CAN actually just download the game now and check. You only need to pay for a sub if you try to activate a character lvl20+
I hardly spent any time here, but I always wanted to. Only time I really saw it was when I was doing Duskwood during my first play through, so I was always scared to go there since it was high level.
I loved that zone past TBC, I love spoopy and gloomy zones. During Vanilla, you would get obliterated near Kara, during TBC there was constant 24/7 PVP massacre there, but afterwards no one even passed trough it, making it gloomy and deserted again.
Any of you remember this? Was my only real experience with world pvp other than random city raids.
>explore it during vanilla with a friend
>deep caves and hidden secrets filled with level 60 mobs
>go further and further down while killing everything and discussing what this place was made for
>suddenly, we start hearing the noises of someone else in combat down in the deepest part
>run into hunter who was using a bot to farm down there
That guy hanging from a tree always spooked me out. It was pretty morbid compared to most other areas in the game.
Also besides the Night Elf areas Kalimdor is 0/10 comfy compared to the Eastern Kingdoms. That continent has so much comfy shit.
>you only felt comfortable in darkshire
>waiting for him to approach, listening to general update everyone on his progress
>that final battle, spending 10 minutes saving the town
well, time to resub
>playing on Nost
>Stitches fucking everywhere
>they never stop chasing you
Try to guess where I took the screenshot.
I fucking loved the Molten front and Firelands, would spend hours there.
We have a winner ladies and gentlemen.
You can't tell me this wasn't the best instance in Vanilla and even beyond. I never even finished it in Vanilla because I could never find a good enough group. I only ever finished it when I was like lvl 80 doing it solo.
For someone that never, ever played WoW, what was the best thing about it? Why did people live and breath this game for years? I got friends who literally get sad talking about the old times on it. It ruined others lives completely.
For me, it was my first mmo (other than planetside 1 for about a week), so that alone was a big part. I had never played an rpg where you could find people randomly in the huge ass world, so that was cool. I love the art style as well. Played for about 8 months right when it came out then had to stop because I went to boot camp. Played one more time for maybe a year around when wotlk came out and stopped a few months into Cata. Cata was cool from the standpoint of it changing a lot of things up, but it also ruined some of my favorite zones. Namely Dun Murogh.
I never finished in vanilla either, but I did finish it later at the right level. I had a prot warrior alt that I only leveled using the dungeon finder and I knew BRD inside and out, I knew every single boss and people loved me when I would run BRD. I got compliments from people that running the whole dungeon was some of the best fun they had playing WoW and it made me feel very warm inside.
It was easy to get into, which would lead to ease of interaction with other people, which would lead to ease of making friends.
The world felt massive before full-world flying and dungeon queues came along, and with the ease of interaction/friendmaking already in-place, you could pretty much go on adventures just getting from a main city to a particular dungeon that you wanted to run that day.
Scarlet Monastary and you're a human in Stormwind? Well first gather up your party of friends/strangers, fly up to the closest taxi drop-off you can (not full-world flying), then trek from there through a forest that had monsters that might hurt a little, and players that could hurt a lot. You're almost there, but just remember, Scarlet Monastary is kinda close to the Undead main city, and a lot of enemy faction players hang out there, so stay on your toes. Alright, you've made it, now get into SM by walking into the hallways full of either NPC enemies, or opposing faction players and run into the dungeon portal.
Good job! Now run the dungeon.
Vashj'ir is incredible, only plebs don't like it.
>Why did people live and breath this game for years?
I have no idea, but I was one of those people. I remember it went on for years. As soon as school ended I would cycle as fast as I could back home, boot my computer and wow and then play it until I had to go to sleep.
I'm sure it affected me growing up negatively in a lot of ways. That being said some of my best memories are from the game.
You weren't supposed to do a full run if you didn't want to. You could stop after the first few bosses if you were in your mid fifties and you could skip more than half of the dungeon between optional bosses and shortcuts that required keys.
Also i suspect brd was supposed to be an elite-only area but was converted into a dungeon after the alpha, just like Stratholme.
Best memory of PS1 was on the snow continent at a giant ass bridge. I was NC, TR across the way. Both sides literally set up siege lines of tanks and MAXs just exchanging fire. Some poor souls would try to drive across the bridge, who knows why. Someone organized about 20 of us together and we took liberators and reavers (about 12 vehicles in total). We took a long route not to be detected and carpet bombed them to fuck. I don't remember the outcome of the battle, but we sure wrecked them on those strafing runs and I had a blast.
The whole concept of being "stuck" in the zone and having to look for a way back to the surface world was really cool. Underwater combat? Not so much. Overall I'd give it an 8/10.
Close to everything in vanilla was comfy as fuck. Except maybe what, Desolace ? But even then Desolace had it's own vibe.
You know, i miss vanilla every single day. I think these were the last day i felt happiness. I wish that when i die, i could play WoW vanilla again.
some were rare spawns, some only summonable with quest items, but here they are.
Also horde players never knew the horror of a pug jailbreak run in BRD.
Desolace had some cool parts. Mara was one of the prettiest dungeons, I loved running it myself even if it was pretty disliked by most players. I remember listening to Blood Mountain album by Mastodon during every single run.
>those old Worgen models
Every time I see them in the old instances/raids it makes me remember all the times going through them when they first came out. Same with seeing the old models of Jaina, Arthas, Kalecgos, etc in the BC and Wrath instances.
Loved the seasonal decorations
>that fucking feeling of trying to finish some holiday achievements and time running out
I wanted Jade Forest in Pandaria to be like this. Like in a intro, you would get stranded there and lost your gear, and then have to fight your way with a stick or something. Of course Blizzard is too pussy to take your weapons away for a while.
Silvermoon City was the place I always sent alts to when I stopped playing them, I liked how colorful and peaceful the place was.
Mostly because it's a fucking ghost town, but still
Did a full run on Nostalrius as a tank not too long ago, only took an hour or so, maybe less.
The dungeon is brilliantly designed, there are tons of shortcuts you can take if you know the full layout of the instance.
If you make a beeline to the last boss, you only need to fight like 4~5 bosses.
For players that can stealth, there is a route through the lava that allows them to skip everything to reach the MC portal for attunement.
I spent so much time there my guild consults me as an attunement guide for new raiders. Was a rogue solo farming dark iron ore. I was also a fire-resist bracer farmer for my guild, my guildies just had to wait at the entrance while I soloed Lord Incendius. They nerfed the item loot distance later though.
Yea man. It was my favorite dungeon. I was never in a guild, so it was always pug for me. I knew it inside and out as well and is always be the tour guide. Unfortunately my groups always sucked and I wasn't tank.
>farming arcane crystals at 4am in darkwhisper gorge and then walljumping your way into hyjal
Any zone that is a snow/cold-themed one I really enjoy and get comfy in.
>run around Winterspring for hours and hours back in Vanilla
>Wrath was my favorite expansion with all the snowy and icy areas
>Frostfire is best zone on Draenor, got all my Horde characters there to enjoy the oodles of snow
I was a bit disappointed the world pvp wasn't bigger than it was when I played in vanilla. Tarren mill was the only place that did it that I found. And it was every day. BGs were kind of lame, especially when the introduced whatever pvp stat there was. I'd have a full set of it and still get destroyed. I never understood it.
It led to the first time I ever fingered a girl, clumsily. I'll greentext it for posterity.
>9 years ago, be 17, deep into WoW
>would do raids a little bit with this loose group of people from like 8 different guilds
>IRL friend of mine who plays with us says he met a girl in that raid group that happens to be from the town literally over the bridge from ours
>I react with "huh, thats cool dude."
>on vent one day, chattin with the homies
>IRL friend on there too, random person pops on
>IRL friend says "Oh hey Lynn!"
>who the fuck is lynn?
>no one responds, we keep chatting as normal
>eventually get a whisper "hi, i'm lynn, king told me you and him go to school together? I'm the girl who lives in [town across bridge]
>"oh hey, nice to meet you"
>continues on from there over a few days
>girl tells me i have a sexy voice and shes been hopping on vent just to listen to me when i chat with friends
>"Anon, we should meet...wanna go to the movies?"
>wander around mall for a bit, get text from her saying shes by theater and what shes wearing
>find her. shes redhead, short, just barely chubby with decent tits and a biggish ass, wearing tight jeans and a lowcut shirt
>we go in to see 300 (yeah i know, right?)
>she takes my ticket stub and jams it down her shirt
>"dont you want it back? its in my bra~~~"
>retard a bit and shove hand down her shirt to get ticket stub
>she laughs at me, but we go sit down in the back of near-empty theater
>clumsy making-out since my first time
>undoes her jeans and without asking im all up in them things
I left blueballed as fuck afterwards, because she said she had to go to work right after the movie but that we should go out again sometime.
In the end, turns out she was 22, had a boyfriend and I was literally her side plaything for when they got into fights, which apparently had happened when we first met.
I didn't even bother including that because I thought it was too obscure.
>tfw buying hundreds of noggenfogger elixrs
The only good aspect of WoW were BGs for me.
Too bad Blizzard hates BGs and pushing retarded ass arenas and enforcing PvE in batttlegrounds.
Also if fags love those damned flying mounts that badly why not develop aerial combat? If I remember this gone back in Wotlk times.
I'll never forgive blizzard for Winterspring.
Never fucking ever.
Grizzly Hills annoyed me because the Horde quest line sucks. It feels like it was written by the people who bitch about Legion and WoD because they're butthurt that they became famous after saving Azeroth 15 times
Dear vanillafags, do you remember Project X from the Eluna server? It's about that female player that was the first on the server to have 9/9 T3? That video exposed her private camwhore videos she sent to the GM to get the loot over other players, it's completely pornographic. She changed servers and her name instantly when that video was released to the public. I tried finding it, but I only found dead links. Any of you still have it?
Also let's post some guild videos of our own:
(please ignore the bad spelling of the bosses name)
I never got the "arenas are esports and serious business" thing blizzard tried to push.
In every team based, class PvP game, deathmatch is reserved for casual shitters and objective based gameplay is the focus of competitive play.
Yet in wow, it was the opposite. Deathmatch was the "serious" pvp.
The focus on deathmatch pretty much turned any spec/comp without focus on survival irrelevant.
I resub about once every 6 months now, I haven't played seriously since late Wrath.
It's usually not worth it, once you get two or so characters to the level cap you realize it's just gonna be more of the same shit for weeks and weeks until you get bored and stop.
The current endgame model has you running like four different versions of the same raid week after week. Once you've got enough gear from the first one, you move on to the second one and so on
By the time you make it to the point where you're geared enough for the hardest version of the raid, you've already been through the place too many times and it's boring as fuck
I hear PvP is pretty badly imbalanced right now, too
This is relevant to my interests
was she fat though?
There's plenty of those fucking stories man.
I remember some chick from Illidan(ILLIDRAMA) doing that, but with like 3 or 4 different guilds to get carried through content. She was outed on the official Illidan forum, and those nudes were even posted there before they got taken down.
>yfw Illidrama has its own forum
>tfw cant find anyone's nudes
Prior to the BGs, other world pvp hotspots include
>Crossroads (alliance would often organise full raids to kill all NPCs)
>Nesingwary camp in STV, usually escalates to GromGol vs Rebel Camp
>Booty Bay/Gadgetzan/Everlook, they gave the goblin guards plenty of CCs later due to this.
Interestingly, on PvP servers, outside of these places, players would often just /wave to each other since there's nothing much to gain from fighting.
When brewfest is on, you can get that unlimited consumable that makes you "light-headed" giving you unlimited slowfall. Or you could use a class with the relevant spells
I started playing again last month since quitting back in 2008 and I think it's okay. The demands raid groups have for ilvl and achievments is fucking absurd though, so you'll probably have to LFR all the raid content and it's not even the same experience at that point. PvP is fun if you're a ranged class, but then again you cannot possibly have worse PvP than TBC's.
>Comfiest locations in WoW
There you go, OP.
Wintergrasp for best music in game
Westfall at dusk
Jade Forest anytime
Grizzly Hills for great soundtrack, quests en canada feeling
Winterspring, even so I couldnt stand it after farming the mount for weeks
Ulduar for comfiest raid
it was a panic attack from blizzard due to Starcraft's fail and people leaving WoW for mobas.
The moment the new expansion comes out people will reach endgame in one month. Not the elitist hardcore raiders. Fucking casual players reach it in one fucking month.
Then guess what there is absolutely nothing to do in WoW for a half year and Blizz is shitting out expansions to increase the lifespan of WoW.
Cata kind of ruined barrens in a way, and made it better at the same time. I liked how there was more green in some spots and how it was split into two zones, but nostalgia is gone
i got into wow for the pvp. I was never much of a warcraft fan. i played the first and dabbled with the second. finished #3 excluding the expansion. but when i heard blizzard the same company that gave me diablo and starcraft was making an mmo where you could kill other players i was stoked.
Battlegrounds ruined it though. blizzard should have just kept the game to where you did pve to get gear then played around with it by trolling the enemy in world pvp or fought over rare spawns like the devilsaurs in ungoro crater. That's what mmo pvp should be; players fighting over pve elements that fuel the player run economy. Not the instanced master league gamer garbage that it is now.
always thought silverpine forest was kinda comfy
World pvp could have been so much more.
>Attack major cities, kill enough shit/cause enough damage and make vendor prices go up X%.
>Rep/gold repeatable quests for every city to boost guard stats. Could be fun even for shitty little towns like in arathi highlands. Someone on forums organizes a public raid in a few days. Gives people a reason to visit those zones and boost the guards then duke it out.
actually the night elf area was the fastest leveling area, and I thought tauren and undead starting zones were unique and fun the first time through. The human starting zones used to be the slowest by far as well, westfall and duskfall were just terrible (albeit atmospheric, they were slow)
BEST ZONES INCOMING
BONUS ROUND :
>Best Faction Hero
Come at me faggots
>used to elwyn forest and dun morogh
>go to the barrens for the first time looking to pick fight with other lowbies
i can still remember looking up at those towers and thinking how cool the game was..
Comfiest zone by far, reminds me a lot of where I grew up.
if you receive nothing valuable from a certain aspect of the game then most people will not do it. No matter how much work and enjoyment it holds.
This is why people rather do daily crap than go and do "fun" things for a shitty achi and a shit mount reward at best.
Stand the fuck back, I've got the comfiest zone right ere.
>friend tells me there's more than one stitches
>"no man, he's just really fast"
>see stitches in the distance
>start running the other way
>right into stitches
there is no god
FUCK the Hinterlands.
Westfall comfiest zone.
Stop making me want to go back to Nost anons.
You're a newfag who didn't start playing until Cataclysm if you don't think this is the comfiest zone + theme
Best starter zone coming through.
>First character I ever made was a Tauren
>Remember being level 3 and crossing the Barrens and stumbling upon Orgrimmar
>All those people that were there ahead of me made it really feel like it was a living and breathing world
Nost is okay, but I feel that the best WoW experience was in Wrath, though maybe that's because that's the expansion I remember playing the most.
You had it all, you had the Vanilla stuff still intact, people still did the BC content, and finally going to Northrend after all that time was really great.
I got tired during WotLK
but I also was using someone else's account and not able to play regularly.Though the raids did seem really fun from watching my older brother tank them.
>making first character
>the world is fucking huge, every quest is an adventure, holy fuck, that's a real person playing this game that's amazing
>leveling yet another character
>those quests are fucking tedius, my character is too slow, when do I get a mount, blah blah skip quest dialogue, I already know where to go, wow, those people are idiots, wiping on an elite of their own level, the hunter doesn't even have a pet out and they all speak broken english, I wish I was 60 already so I can grind some more
You will never, ever, ever recapture that "first character" feel.
Reminds me of this swedish bitch I was in a guild with once.She kept posting pictures of herself with red hair and all the dudes would swoon over her. She also have the shortest fuse of all the people I have ever met. I remeber once conversation distinctly:
> TBC, Arenas just came out, fool around in 3v3 with a lockbro
> Log in, someone asks me how's it going in the arena
> "Quite fun, sure helps to have the best warlock on the server ;)"
> We're like 1400 rating or something, not even give a shit how much we suck
> Bitch chimes in "And who is that"
> "WHAT I am an competent warlock too, what the fuck are you saying"
> She literally /gquits
Oh man, the memories. And when you leave the zone you realize that you're not actually on a continent but on a huge ass tree.
AAAHHHH truly the best zone in the game.
Sholazarbasin in wotlk
Is it possible to teleport to instance entrances without a group of you wanted to do it solo?
>playing wow for the first time, tbc
>create a blood elf paladin
>explore quel'danas, BEST MUSIC in the entire game
>collecting gold to get my seals and shit
>just having fun exploring that magical place
Damn, i still like it. I love the fact that blizzard never cared to change that place, so even if i go there right now, it's still the same,
Well, at least i hope they didn't change.
another popular pvp spot to attack if you were horde was redridge mountains.
level 35 guards,
Popular spot for lowbies to level
often ended up being lots of action because stormwind was right there.
tfw levelling horde and enjoying the ambience at night in the barrens and thousand needles.
fuck the guy who says kalimdor has no comfy shit. mulgore and thunder bluff = comfy. stonetalon = comfy. tanaris = comfy. crossroads and camp taurajo = comfy
>Running on the chain to get to the instance
Am I the only one who thought that's cool as fuck
indeed, i gave answer to his question and posted a screenshot of one my favourite raids
I only watched because I only played in an internet caffe and didn't have enough money for the hourly payment or time for a raid
you know it
Swamp of Sorrows was always my favorite zone. I just loved the lost ones town and the quests were interesting. Plus it was a dreary place.
10/10 ost here
Well, blood elf is the most handsome class in the game, also, with pure light at his side and that cool blood knight tabard...
best scope in any raid imo.
you get to it and think oh it's just a wizard tower. then it just sprawls and sprawls. look here are the stables and kitchens. here are the dining halls and concubine rooms. here is the theatre. holy shit this place has a giant fucking museum. libraries, books upon books. dark rituals taking place in corners. an astronomy room with a giant dragon inside. huge chess set with live beings playing. heck as you go further up the place starts falling apart with tons of ethereal type shit falling out of rifts. only ulduar hit that same level of wonder and discovery.
Most underrated and my personal favorite zone desu senpai.
>Tfw it's pretty much ruined by the Harrison Jones shit
10 fucking years
While I still think that Wotlk was better than TBC (I'm probably biased because I love north mythology), yet I hate the shit out of blizzard for making Wotlk to it what it became.
I still think Wotlk was Blizzards most fucked up expansion because of the ungodly amount of wasted potential.
Races, classes, role, gameplay, factions, zones. They all could have been so much damn better.
I still remember I got especially mad when I started my first DK and made the questline.
Who the unholy fuck thought that it was good? Or wait, I used the bad word with "good", it should be logical or acceptable in any way?
You know after that I wasn't even surprised all expansions were shit. I expected nothing.
Wintergrasp was in my mind but I fucked up, sorry.
Man I fucking miss pre-Cata Thousand Needles, the Shimmering Flats were amazing.
>played this game back in vanilla >100 hours a week in my childhood
>grew up, no time for vidya now
>just want to take 2 weeks off work, buy a shitload of hot pockets, turn off all my cell phones, lock my doors, and just play vanilla wow all day
I dunno why but The Drag is bright as fuck in current WoW. The lighting overhaul really shat on a lot of the iconic locations.
Also I will never forget running to Orgrimmar for the first time and watching my framerate completely tank to a slideshow. I had fuck all RAM at the time.
Is there any other game that gave birth to so many user-generated/fan content as Vanilla WoW? No kidding, there's just so many damn videos, songs, etc. For reference, only the most popular masterpieces made it to the timeline here http://www.warcraftmovies.com/premium.php , and there are probably 100 times more obscure vids from the era, some never made it to WCM/Youtube even.
>tfw used to twink a lot throughout Vanilla, BC and WoTLK and had my fun
>quit in WoTLK because I didn't like the direction the game was going
>come back in MoP for whatever reason, start up a 39 prot warrior twink without being told they're ridiculously OP
>gear it up
>facepull the entirety of fucking uldaman solo in just two pulls
>shield slam crit an EFC with 12K health (that's a lot for a 39 twink) for 14K damage
>quit again in the end of MoP
Fuck man twinks were never that OP in the past. Can anybody tell me how OP twinks are now?
taking the boat to howling fjord
Early/peak WoW had an amazing community of content creators. Of course now thay Blizz are doing everything in their power to kill WoW and its community the content creation too has suffered
Something about Tanaris was truly creepy and desolate.
Cataclysm literally ruined everything.
Barrens chat was shit. The best thing about Barrens was defending Crossroads against Alliance raids. It was also a comfy as fuck zone to level my orc warrior in. That first time you climbed a huge mountain and looked to the distance. Granted the draw distance wasn't the greatest but still a great feeling.
>tfw a level 10 rogue twink take down a 58 DK in goldshire a few years ago
>thought he was a hacker
>he taught the DK how OP secondary stat scaling was at 10, he had 110% crit, 204% haste, 127% hit
I was the DK
fuck man I felt so humiliated but at the same time that duel alone made me start twinking
> there will never be a instance this intricate every again in WoW because people are too casual to play more than 1 hour at a time
it was a little overwhelming the first few times but when you knew where the bosses, shortcuts and what keys you needed you felt like the shit
Isn't it impossible to hit someone much higher level ? they perma dodge
Goddammit darkshire was so comfy. Maybe because of how unsafe Duskwood was, yet you can go into the inn and be perfectly safe like you in Goldshire
unless you were on a PvP server
>WoW will never be good again
>Blizzard games will continue to be cash-grab garbage
I never "played" WoW (because I aint payin every month for a game) but I spent many hours explorating its world with the free version
As it only goes to level 20, I had very hard times when travelling across high level areas
I tried to avoid enemies as much as possible, but sometimes I had to pass among them and it would take me dozens of minutes to slowly pass them with the combo travelling to place of death with the ghost, resurrecting and trying to advance as much as possible before next death
Good time overall
This was before they removed hit chance. Secondary stats at level 10 scaled like mad. Just putting one pyrium weapon chain on your offhand made it so you could hit level 70s without ever missing, though the highest a level 10's ever killed is a level 60 player.
Have a level 10 ganking people in Stranglethorn where everybody's 30-40
As of right now, there really isn't going to be any new content until Legion, and that's still months away with a release date planned in September. Other than the arduous legendary ring quest, raiding, and PvP, there's nothing to come back for unless you plan on doing old world content, or perhaps
RP, and even then there isn't a whole lot of actual good RP.
Though I'm a bit cynical, and coming back to the game after so long can actually be rather fun. I did the same thing a few months back. I stopped playing near the beginning of WoD and came back for Hellfire Citadel and enjoyed myself for a bit, but then I ran out of things to keep my interest, and while I've tried to level a few alts, the only ones I have now are 90+ and require leveling through Draenor, which is undoubtedly the worst leveling experience as of right now. Even MoP leveling didn't get this bad after a few alts.
I really do hope the wait for Legion will be worth it, and I hope it'll help breath some new life into the game, but I'm at the end of my ropes here, and if Legion ends up the same as WoD, I think I might finally let my characters rest.
That's some retarded shit and you know it, bro.
Instances shouldn't be so confusing. BRD and LBRS straight-up weren't good instances because they were so all over the place. So many times people had to leave or you got lost that it became a chore to do them.
You gonna sing the praises of Sunken Temple too? Cmon now. 'Intricacy' doesn't mean anything. You want fun encounters.
more level 10 twink stuff. the guy narrating this video's a fucking scrub though, he's easily impressed with a level 10 killing level 30s even though level 10 twinking only gets hard when you try to kill level 50s.
I resubbed for WOD.
Then, I spent the rest of the expansion alone because my old guildmates are scattered to the wind and I just don't have the drive to meet new people, join a new guild, socialize, etc.
almost every 10 twink will tell you that preying on level 30s is like a level 19 twink preying on level 25s.
10 twinking gets into skill/epeen shit when you start ganking people in the 45-60 range. everything below 45 is faceroll.
nelf was just 'slow' because people did them wrong and it was a meme. The world record back in vanilla at the time was set by a night elf and he crushed it, and part of that is because you could go 1-10 in like 3-4 hours (back then that was quick) and 10-18 took maybe another 4 or 5. Nelf was soooo much faster it wasn't even funny, if you knew which order to do the quests in and how to do it efficiently. This quick of a time was not possible in any other starting zone.
I love Grizzly Hills and Howling Fjord
I still make level 20 characters just to idle around in those zones
>You gonna sing the praises of Sunken Temple too?
I will, because Sunken Temple actually felt like an adventure, being lost in an instance was my idea of fun, it wasn't about the race to finish the it so I can maybe get that one gear drop I want, but it was about getting immersed into the slightly confusing layout helped with that. It wasn't even as big of a labyrinth as everyone else claimed, you did the instance once and you would know how to navigate it yourself just fine from then on. I swear I felt superior to everyone claiming it was too confusing.
This faggot doesn't even have a fucking clue
>I've seen level 1 twinks back in the day kill level 5s and that was cool
Is he fucking shitting me? Level 1 twinks back in the day were killing people between level 15-30.
>tfw nobody recognizes this anymore
>those turboniggers that MC'd you and made you walk off the region change boat right as it sailed away
What places are UNcomfy for you guys?
I can't really stand the NE starting area and ashenvale, it's so bad that I don't have an NE character. That mix of purple and green just makes me wanna puke.
well yeah, but noobs would do quests by clearing shit in order as presented by the game. to do what you're saying, you'd have to minimize backtracking. and the problem with the NE area was there was a shitload of backtracking to the same places at different periods . It was kind of dumb.
and so many more
Most fun part of Cataclysm for me. I love Underwater levels
It's a damn shame it's the expansion that had me quit, even if I come back every expansions because my friends keep pulling me back to it. They should have kept Roleplaying Servers out of those Instant party button system, and cross-realm features.
Basically most of the WoD areas, especially the Horde garrison.
New Thousand Needles.
Most Of Outland, I like Zangarmarsh though.
And WoD zones, there's barely any place to have a good sit, and enjoy what's around with no enemies around
>Not looking back upon awkward sexual encounters fondly
Come on man.
I once banged a Swedish chick named Sophie who was living in Virginia but had spent the summer in new York, had actually met this other guy and came back to Virginia before she returned with her family to Sweden with him because of my "sexy deep voice" in vent
That was the only perk for ever playing Alliance but hey I'll take it
Karazhan will always be in my heart
Dragonblight, I never got the hang of the place.
Arathi Highlands, but Hammerfall was nice
Silithus, although Cenarion Hold was cool
Gilnaeas was pretty comfy. Looked rainy and gray, love places like that. I guess the dwarves' starting area is comfy too, maybe a little bit too much snow and not enough log cabins
>Wintergrasp for best music in game
I loved fishing there after a victory. ME and my friend were mages too so when the Alliance had it we'd sit above the vendor and cast living bomb pre-nerf on everyone and watch them explode. Someone would get cute an try to knock us off our mounts but we'd just slow fall away.
I honestly never really cared for endgame content, I always just loved grinding skills and playing the auction house while just doing random dungeons on the side, I just keep on lvl'ing characters and ditch them when I max out my level, Is the game still playable for me or what?
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Only good worthwhile zone is Spire of Arakkoa.
Yeah definitely, MoP and WoD have pretty solid leveling content. Plus, now that you can fund your sub with in-game gold, that gives you something substantial to grind for.
However, you should still consider waiting for Legion so you need not pay for another expansion.
>Playing a Tauren Shaman in the beginning of Vanilla
>Barren was usually a quiet place apart from the usuall "We need people for X!" "Where do I find Mankrik's wife?" "x-roads is under attack!" and some conversations for all the while I was there
>Do myself others Characters after getting my Shaman to 60
>Always full of memesters spouting random shit
I miss this glorious chat.
>when I unlocked Moroes for my garrison in my short time playing WoD.
Kara is always going to be the best
Yeah, I didn't really like Dragonblight much either, but at the same time the music did it justice and the quests weren't that bad
I'm pretty sure I heard [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]!
The drops were terrible up until the final boss.
It took too long
The bits you were most likely to wipe on were near the end so things would respawn and you'd have wasted several hours.
Never really told anybody about this place before, but there's a tower in Wintergrasp that has a room inside of it. None of the other ones do.
I used to go in here and chill while the battle raged below and nobody knew I was inside it. Comfy as hell.
Nearly anything in vanilla; it all had a magical quality to it, made with the love, care, and attention to detail that didn't exist post-2006.
Another pic from inside. Best part was since the zone disabled flying during a battle, there was no way anyone could come up to bother me. No idea why it exists or has decorations inside it.
Thanks. I'll now waste my sunday afternoon watching old WoW machinimas
>Was really into Oxhorn's stuff waaay back
>His website had links to weird, overtly racist essays he had written in college
It was stuff like him arguing that he should be able to deny service to minorities in the hotel he worked at part time because meth-heads tore up rooms sometimes, if I remember correctly.
I wonder if that shit's still out there.
I fucking loved Maraudon. I fucking loved finally getting a group together, running there, deciding which part to start with. I loved spending 5 hours in there.
I loved reaching the waterfall part. I loved the big, white hydras and the stone giants. I even loved hating the swamp and the eggsac parts.
I'm still trying to pinpoint why.
mara was my favorite instance
I remember fully completing it the first time and it was amazing.
>starts as dull stereotypical gloomy cavern
>turns into a beautiful green cave full of wildlife about half way through, making it all worth it
That shit was way worse in Duskwood
>Fucking around in this dark, gloomy forest
>Hear snarling all around
>Suddenly wrong area
>2 30 level Worgen run into my 23 level ass
Cata also ruined Worgen for me, they were perfect before, they were like wild animals.
I have my pally friend run in to Abercrombie and bubble, then kite the 3 or 4 stitches away while I cash in quests, its hilarious.
Luckily you're right near a fucking graveyard lol
you could probably binge on it for a week or so. 2-3 weeks if you like making alts
Whenever I resub I usually make an alt on a new server and play it for 1-2 weeks then I'm slowly reminded of all the things I used to hate and be bored by, and then I quit again
if you have already played WoD then there's no reason to return now
no fun allowed here i guess.
Uldum questing was the shit, even tho it had nothing to do with wow
>Nyhm makes fun of death knights everywhere as a song
>has a song about changing Nyhm into a Deathknight
>people call him out
>Nyhm in a compilation video later announcing he's back to lock amongst the "death knight spree"
I think the newer zones all feel more "handcrafted" in the sense that they have less pointless travel time and no empty areas
That's also the reason why the older design is often better though. The areas feel bigger and not so much made for you. Feels more like they exist without you.
You have 10 seconds to reply with a more funny RP story than this one.
>Every other quest was a fucking gimmick quest
>Roll around in a ball over 1000 gnomes!
>Move lions around!
>Shoot down planes in an AA gun!
All of which contained the prerequisite terrible, laggy, UI-breaking vehicle controls.
Did vehicles kill WoW, now that I think about it? I certainly can't think of a single instance they were ever good.
pretty much errywhere really
although honestly i hardly ever go about, even when leveling i just slap on heirlooms and queue for dungeons.
That doesn't sound "hand-crafted" to me at all; sounds like a machine that is programmed to produce a flawless, scripted, and streamlined world with little margin of error, resulting in an ugly, bland, overly dense world with npcs and landmarks populated over it in specific quadrants as if on a page of math graphing paper.
A "real" world is imperfect; that adventure and wonder is created by both the errors and free-flowing artistic creativity only the human hand, and mother nature, can do.
There was a shaman on my server who RP'd outside of the Thunder Lizard area in Durotar for the entirety of vanilla and BC (maybe longer, I stopped playing).
Every day for 4 years, level 10 shaman RP'd as some kind of Thunder Lizard conservationist.
If I recall they flooded the entire area in Cataclysm? I don't think there could possibly be anybody more wronged by Blizzard than that Shaman.
To this day it's still number 1 for me, everything is perfect in this area the music is goat.
>literally haven't played anything since the very beginning of BC
>decide why not, get it to at least play till lvl 20 for free
>everything is fast and loud
>the zones aren't comfy at all
>no more peaceful collecting to start out your journey, the beginning areas are fucking warzones
>level 5 in literally 10 minutes
What the fuck?
I guess "hand-crafted" was a bad word to use. What I meant was that the newer zones felt more deliberately designed than the old ones. Pretty much what you describe as streamlined and flawless
I don't agree that artistic creativity of humans is the same as nature's.
mother nature is accidental
human 'art' is intentional
Making flaws and more "natural" landscapes is a deliberate process just as well as making too perfect landscapes are.
>Fortress full of elite dwarfs
>Horde had a party quest here that required them to go all the way inside
>If you were Alliance you could hole up inside and repeatedly murder them all
That's true but I meant compared to the other starter areas where they are mostly warzones as >>324271381 mentioned, Mulgore still remains comfy.
As far as after Mulgore, I think most players head to Northern Barrens but I personally always head to the undead areas after the initial 10 levels or so regardless of what race I played
>make successful nostalgia wow thread last night
>someone makes comfy zone thread while I'm at work so I can't enjoy it
>if I make one later today people will shitpost it because there was one already
Comfiest zone was Winterspring. Or at least like top 5.
>tfw I actually got four friends to do the quest with me once
>a fucking full alliance group was waiting for us at the end
>most players head to Northern Barrens
But do they take a taxi or something now?
I still remember following the path out of mulgore, past at that whatever village, being scared because monsters in that southern part are still lvl??, then finally reaching the Crossroads, all on foot.
I always played WoW for the cozy atmosphere, alt levelling and casual endgame (i.e. spamming dungeons and doing raids in casual guilds or PUG)
MoP ruined it for me because the atmosphere was ruined with the panda cliched shit.
I actually enjoyed Cataclysm.
I'm pretty sure you get a free ride either via flight or scripted ground mount
I haven't levelled a Tauren since before Cata, so I don't know specifically. But no other race has to run massive distance anywhere now, so I doubt it's different for tauren
>tfw I hate WotLK for what it did to WoW
>Favorite and most comfy zone is still Wintergrasp
It's awful poignant that all the music in the expansion that killed WoW is funeral music.
They never did add flying vehicles to wintergrasp, did they.
For me it's when they stopped caring about the RPG aspect of wow and decided that endgame was the only content that mattered.
I don't want to play a glorified MMOBA, I want to play a massive multiplayer RPG set in the world of warcraft.
I'm pretty sure most people can agree that patch 3.2 is the exact moment WoW tipped over the edge from dragging itself along into unchecked, accelerating freefall.
And hard modes were a great idea!
... when they were creative and seamlessly integrated into the fights for exactly two patches before the aforementioned freefall.
>Horde get a fortress in Arathi Basin
>Alliance gets a hole in the ground
The transborea bit between Borean Tundra and Dragonblight is mega comfy. Best zone transition in the game.
Go fuck yourself I can't remember how many times I accidentally rode into that hole in the ground or rode too close to your guards and aggroed them.
To this day I was unaware they did that. Mainly because I never really got a chance to go there after Cata because by the time I entered the zone it was time to leave and go to Outland.
I don't think a lot of people noticed actually. But even if they did it wouldn't have mattered much. Blizzard can get away with anything as long as their army of drones keeps defending everything they do.
ALL OF YOU GET THE FUCK BACK
POSTING ONE OF THE GREATEST DESIGNED ZONES IN WOW
THAT WE WILL NEVER EVER SEE MORE OF EVER AGAIN
>Alliance get a completely unassailable, geographically protected safepoint in the exact center of the map, surrounded by incredibly overzealous guards and an elite battleground master
>Horde get a partially fenced deathtrap in the far corner of the map which was only moderately safer to AFK in than immediately outside in the field full of velociraptors.
I enjoyed Wrath but the pandering to casuals was in full swing by that point and I really disliked that, I stuck it out though because on the whole Wrath was decent.
Cata was fucking dogshit though and them nerfing heroics a couple of weeks after launch when they weren't hard at all was the straw that broke the camel's back for me, haven't been back since.
>They literally shrank the zone
He's kinda BSing. The part he's talking about is darkwhisper gorge, an area that was filled with elite demons. Only very few quests required you to venture there.
In Cata they made this under-utilized area into a questing area under the Hyjal zone.
Loved the design and music, shame it's completely abandoned
That's still a change and removing content why do people defend this casualization of WoW ever since patch 1.0.1 the game has slid down into shitville why did they let girls and minorities play this game ruined forever FFXI better than wow all of the day bro
Cataclysm really had this unintentional effect of making the entire old world resonate this weird feeling like being in a game of Mousetrap where the trap's been set off and is now just laying there... forever.
They made every single zone and storyline this huge, bombastic event, and the result is that if you ever revisit these zones you're basically just sitting on the congratulations screen for all eternity.
Shit, if you go back to Stonetalon Mountains will Garrosh still be sitting at the top of the Horde town congratulating you for your heroism?
Are there literally any other games that are as comfy to solo in? Vanilla servers don't even do it for me anymore. I've done all I can in them.
I fucking hate that so much. Back then you were some nobody asshole who helped the natives of the zones. It was fun to go back and do. Now if you're leveling an alt you're stuck in Cataclysm time line fighting in some meaningless battle. I hate it.
Maybe they could do a Cata style world revamp of the 1-60 zones again?
I mean it has been more years between Cata and WoD then there was between cata and vanilla
If they actually cared about quality they'd make it so each zone didn't have "hard" borders and they would add/change things subtly with each patch so after awhile you could go back and see what was new/what developed over time. It would make the game feel alive and reward long-time players, plus it would be building continuous content over years instead of just wiping everything and starting over every expansion.
>I mean it has been more years between Cata and WoD then there was between cata and vanilla
That can't be right...
>3 years pass between Vanilla and the shattering
>4 years pass between then and WoD ending
Oh god please no
>Comfiest locations in WoW
They do that with phasing and people here bitch and whine nonstop about it because "it separates players no one's i the world blizzard wants it to be a one-player game abloobloobloo". Imagine how much they'd explode in anger with that idea.
They said they would never do something like that again, because the sheer amount of work that went into it meant that ICC lasted much longer than it should have, people got angry, and Cata endgame was almost as barren as WoD. They will never do a huge revamp like that ever again.
And that's honestly a good thing.
I hate to break this to you, anon, but they're adamant about it.
They would rather have the other half work on the new expansion while the main ones works on the current one.
I'm sorry, but we're never going to get a revamp where Azeroth is somewhat healed from the Cataclysm.
Just like how Skywall will never be a fully explorable zone
>tfw reliving the memories on Nostalrius™: A Vanilla™ experience™
Feels good man. Way better then retail anyways.
That IS the reason ICC was over a year long.
And then they promptly shit the bed hard with WoD. And will keep shitting the bed, as long as they keep focusing on nothing but RAIDS RAIDS RAIDS RAIDS RAIDS RAIDS RAIDS.