This little video is something I’ve had since back before Burning Crusade that’s come to mind as I’ve been playing my little alts. It’s not the most advanced machinima out there, but it’s something I’ve always enjoyed for various reasons.
Warcraft has been a lot of different games over it’s course – and it’s fun to look back at how things “used to be”. Loronar talked about the generation gaps in WoW and how they affect the way that we play now. It’s fun to think about the first days of playing, and remembering the silly things I did leveling up. I started playing this game just before patch 1.5 (when the first battlegrounds were released) – before Blackwing Lair was introduced, though I’ll admit to being more interested at the time in the Darkmoon Faire than the 40 man, tier 2 raid.
I remember particularly when a very good friend (and the person who taught me how to be a hunter) found out that I’d never been to Rachet, and rounded me up with a pile of Cherry Grog and we went and got drunk and danced with level 10 Taurens in the inn. Also, cliff jumping in Ferelas!
Was everything perfect and rosy back then? Of course not. Are things perfect and rosy now? Not really. That doesn’t make things any less fun. The game is getting ready to change again – and it won’t be perfect and rosy then either. But I think, regardless, it’ll be fun – good people, good characters, and crazy adventures that make all of our heads spin.
What are the things you most remember about being a new player in Warcraft? Do any of those memories stand out? What “wow generation” are you a part of?
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