Trending Games | ArcheAge | Guild Wars 2 | WildStar | Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,788,842 Users Online:0
Games:723  Posts:6,193,549
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft 

General Discussion  » World of Warcraft, back in the day story

11 posts found
  delete5230

Elite Member

Joined: 8/15/07
Posts: 2493

 
OP  2/24/13 6:20:33 AM#1

My little experience with my first mmo :

I would guess it was around Spring of 2005,not sure.  I found a game called World of Warcraft on my own.  No one at work or my friends played video games.  In reading that you can play online with others intrigued me.  I went to a local EB Games store and the sales person tried talking me out of it,telling me that my computer was too old and it cost way too much to upgrade. Of coarse he tried talking me into some kind of console and I did not buy into it.  I was fixed on World of Warcraft.  A few days of research I upped my graphics and ram to the minimum and got my WoW.

Logging in was great,my Elf Rogue was standing there in his under garments and I think he was holding a stick or it my have been a small dagger, but it looked like a stick.  Since the first thing on my screen was a guy standing their ready to give me a quest I took it.  I killed a few wolfs and did a few more quest and was sent to my trainer to get more abilities. THIS WAS A GREAT, as simple as it was,just a few new abilities changed my play style.  Every few levels did it again,and I was extremely hooked.

Playing World of Warcraft at this time in my life was perfect timing.  I had just broken up with my girlfriend for the last time ( it had to be done.  No going back this time ) I needed to be immersed into some kind of alternate life and the Elf starting zone was it, with its sad love music and beautiful romancing theme.  I would sit their in the dark ignoring the phone messages playing my game with a tear in my eye,praying for no knocks at my door.

Anyway where was I.........Making it to the next hub made Vanilla WoW even better.  I think the area was called Dolaanr ( 4-10 area ) We must of had thirty players here playing together, flirting and having fun.  It seemed at the time that no one would leave this area for days and we knew each other well.  Great friends were made here.  Ones that would be friends for months.

Eventually I got to level 10 and nothing left to do.  Figuring everything out myself I had no clue and had to ask in chat.  Soon I was on a boat headed to someplace called Darkshore.  This adventure was one of the best times in my little closed off video game life.  Landing and seeing all new faces was a welcome change,again with the flirting,dueling and questing.  I loved Darkshore !

Eventually I made it to around level 22.  After being amazed with all the capitol cities like Stormwind and Ironforge I found my way to Southshore because I had a Rogue quest there anyway.  So one day I was solo playing,minding my own business,I got an on screen invite to go to Shadowfang Keep.  Whats that I asked ?  It's a Dungeon, just come,was the reply !...OK.  Next thing I know I'm in a group of five and trying to catch up to a group running off to a far far away land.  Anyway, not having a clue we entered the portal and things got wayyyyyy hard !.......Being a Rogue and being the best player in the game ( in my own mind ) I attacked full bore and got everyone killed.   We made it back and I did it again.  I'm sure you could imagine how bad I got yelled at.  It was soooo bad that i'm cringing right now thinking about it :)

This is where the story gets good.  The healer was a girl, she had pity for me as all others were going nuts.  She asked me if I was Russian.  I like what ?  then I realized that I joined a guild called the Russian Mafia add to the fact that my spelling was bad helped her in thinking that.  So running with that I said YES :) .....So now the group cut me a break and showed me how to play with a real group.  I learned about agro,tanks go first,wait for mania and healing,everything I needed to know.  We worked well together and they gave me the great dagger at the end.  Everyone added me to their friends list and we did more dungeons as time went on.

 

As time went on I got much better.  Even to the point that I learned how to find groups using the Social panel> who and asking others to play using private messages.  I was the king of finding groups fast.  I did every dungeon the game had to offer and my friends list was wayyyy bigger than my Guild list.................NOW THIS IS AN MMO,immersing,hard and friendly.  I'm not sure what you call it today.  Maybe a fast leveling lobby game to get to the end fast using the dungeon finder to play with strangers that will call you names and kick half the group before your done, kind of game.  I'm playing Vanilla WoW right now,and cant find anything better, because I like the adventure and immersion and the feel of a " World ". After all thats why they call it World of Warcraft ! 

And It's not nastalga talking here.  Blizzard went in the wrong direction to catch the five year olds and level players fast to sell expantions with hiding behind the saying, that people are asking for easy.

  Shadoed

Advanced Member

Joined: 10/03/03
Posts: 1481

2/24/13 11:11:23 AM#2
Originally posted by delete5230

And It's not nastalga talking here.  Blizzard went in the wrong direction to catch the five year olds and level players fast to sell expantions with hiding behind the saying, that people are asking for easy.

did you really need that huge block of text just to get to that point?

You forgot to mention spending hours getting raid groups together after days of preperation, then all the time to travel there just for the group to fall apart because the Tank had to leave after a phone call fro his wife to go pick her up and then all the time spent trying to get another and everyone starting to leave after half an hour hanging about!?!

There is nothing stopping you doing it the way you used to do it, you don't have to use the options that Blizzard have put in to the game, but then again some additions just made sense.

It must be Thursday, i never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  Loktofeit

Elite Member

Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 11921

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, Wildstar, and Combat Arms

2/24/13 11:21:04 AM#3
Originally posted by delete5230

And It's not nastalga talking here.  Blizzard went in the wrong direction to catch the five year olds and level players fast to sell expantions with hiding behind the saying, that people are asking for easy.

They went in the wrong direction for their customers?

For their financial sheet?

 

What's rather interesting is the way the bar has shifted. When WoW came out, it was regarded as the easy mode MMO.

  Bladestrom

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/04/11
Posts: 3131

2/24/13 11:26:36 AM#4
They generalised for profit. Simple way of seeing the problem with wow is look at the q&a sessions with the developers. 99.9% of the chat is not about producing great content, it's about balancing their mess of a game, page after page year after year. Class x is op! Nerf! Class y is op now, nerf/simplify! Its all meaningless numbers giving the illusion of content. Oh ye plus a flood of cheap to develop 'achieves'

rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW (1000 hrs on main mage)> oblivion > LOTR (480 Hunter) > Rift (230 hours mage) > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(900 elementalist)

Now playing Wildstar, AOW 3

  Mdpats

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/12/08
Posts: 179

2/24/13 11:33:03 AM#5
The OP just wanted to tell his story.  What's the big deal?  
  Latronus

Novice Member

Joined: 1/10/08
Posts: 718

PC is not political correctness, it means Political Cowardice!

2/24/13 11:36:15 AM#6
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by delete5230

And It's not nastalga talking here.  Blizzard went in the wrong direction to catch the five year olds and level players fast to sell expantions with hiding behind the saying, that people are asking for easy.

They went in the wrong direction for their customers?

For their financial sheet?

 

What's rather interesting is the way the bar has shifted. When WoW came out, it was regarded as the easy mode MMO.

Yes it was.  It was considered the game for "casual" players that didn't have skills or the time to be successful at EQ.

Now those that started with WoW think that Vanilla WoW was harder and more challenging than itis now.  I can't say one way or the other because I hate it and don't play it, but my point is that it is kind of ironic that some players regard vanilla WoW in the same way those of us that played for years before it regard our first game.  We always have a special place for our first fun MMO experience.

  Magiknight

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/10/09
Posts: 721

2/24/13 11:39:40 AM#7
It sounds like you had a good MMO experience. I'm not a fan of WoW and what it did to the industry. I am a fan of MMOs. Good for you for having fun.
  Bladestrom

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/04/11
Posts: 3131

2/24/13 11:42:23 AM#8
A simply analogy, imagine wow was a FIFA style football game, and then a corporate executive with marketing backup said 'we will get 100% more subs if we add a 'super shot' feature. Subs go up, and the original people who love football wonders what the hell is going on. 'but subs are up 100%, deal with it' they say.

rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW (1000 hrs on main mage)> oblivion > LOTR (480 Hunter) > Rift (230 hours mage) > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(900 elementalist)

Now playing Wildstar, AOW 3

  OgreRaper

Novice Member

Joined: 6/20/11
Posts: 381

2/24/13 11:47:13 AM#9
OP, I definitely agree. I left WoW, because there is no feeling of satisfaction for me anymore. The game is too easy and everything is handed to you now.
  Nikopol

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/21/08
Posts: 627

Brought to you by... The Spirit of Nikopol.

2/24/13 11:57:49 AM#10
Originally posted by Shadoed
Originally posted by delete5230

And It's not nastalga talking here.  Blizzard went in the wrong direction to catch the five year olds and level players fast to sell expantions with hiding behind the saying, that people are asking for easy.

did you really need that huge block of text just to get to that point?

You forgot to mention spending hours getting raid groups together after days of preperation, then all the time to travel there just for the group to fall apart because the Tank had to leave after a phone call fro his wife to go pick her up and then all the time spent trying to get another and everyone starting to leave after half an hour hanging about!?!

There is nothing stopping you doing it the way you used to do it, you don't have to use the options that Blizzard have put in to the game, but then again some additions just made sense.

 

Wow, to me the post was all about the "huge block of text" - I didn't even need the  point in the end! :) The point is that huge block of text. It even says "back in the day story" in the title!

Anyway, entertaining read. I always like hearing about other people's experiences and frame of mind playing games (especially the ones I've also played).

Myself, though WOW was not nearly my first MMO, I've had a very good time playing it during Vanilla, and actually had a better community experience than most other (previous) games for the first year or so. The PVP battlegrounds hurt it a bit in my opinion, but it was a joyful, immersive ride, even during the 40-man raiding (some edge-of-your-seat as well as some hilarious moments there).

I'd agree it became much more of a lobby game around WOTLK, but I think that's what it took to stay alive and kicking. Even before Cata, "the community" had become pretty much your guild.

 

  Ghern

Novice Member

Joined: 8/25/12
Posts: 135

2/24/13 12:08:17 PM#11
Originally posted by Mdpats
The OP just wanted to tell his story.  What's the big deal?  

That's what I was thinking.

I enjoyed the read. It reminded me a lot of my own experiences.

Early WoW was great and I have very fond memories of the early years.