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What are your war stories from Vanilla?


Teeny
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As the title says, lets share some great moments you had during the early days of Vanilla!

Each person has some great moments, large and small, that defined their playtime with World of Warcraft soon after launch, and I'm eager to hear these tales in anticipation of classic.

For me, I have a few:

Getting my first epic item - this was the Jewelled Amulet of Cainwyn that dropped in a Stratholme Undead side run. Everyone rolled greed as we all wanted it more for the gold value than the actual stats, and I won! I ended up getting around 600g for it, a decent chunk of the amount needed for my epic mount.

Beating Ragnaros for the first time - 22:30 at night, we'd started with Majordomo at 19:00 and quickly on to more Ragnaros attempts. We eventually get him down (guild first kill as well as my own) and the cheers over TeamSpeak were crazy! My heart was pumping so hard, I'd never been a part of an experience like this in a game before and it felt amazing. We only had 1 rogue in the raid and Ragnaros happend to drop both the Bloodfang Leggings and the Perdition's Blade, so he was a lucky fella indeed! We celebrated by all rolling level 1 characters and raiding Hogger!

Tell me your stand out moments!

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Herrington
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I would routinely harass the Night Elf town of Astranaar in Ashenvale by kiting dragons (not the big emerald dream one) from Bough Shadow in the northeastern corner of the zone, feigning death, and letting the dragon loose on the town. By the time I got to the town, there'd be a small crowd of lower level horde players following me, starting some world PvP fighting. Always a fun time Cool

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Iolden
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I would routinely harass the Night Elf town of Astranaar in Ashenvale by kiting dragons (not the big emerald dream one) from Bough Shadow in the northeastern corner of the zone, feigning death, and letting the dragon loose on the town. By the time I got to the town, there'd be a small crowd of lower level horde players following me, starting some world PvP fighting. Always a fun time Cool

Im taking notes for this one

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Nymis
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Teeny Why did Ragnaros take you so long back then if you don't mind me asking? I'm just curious as to how people were actually raiding it back then.

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Herrington
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I would routinely harass the Night Elf town of Astranaar in Ashenvale by kiting dragons (not the big emerald dream one) from Bough Shadow in the northeastern corner of the zone, feigning death, and letting the dragon loose on the town. By the time I got to the town, there'd be a small crowd of lower level horde players following me, starting some world PvP fighting. Always a fun time Cool

Im taking notes for this one

There was a black dragon in the Blasted Lands called Teremus the Devourer that I'd kite to Darkshire with similar results. Maybe time that with bringing Sitches to town too?

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Iolden
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Oohhhh there is going to be blood all over Darkshire

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Selexin
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My war story is taking a group of 5 horde players to Gnomer around level 30 and clearing it.... over the course of 3-4 hours. Best night, and worst night all in one. Made some life long friends from that run, and got some triprunner dungarees for my efforts. One of my RL workmates was with me, and we still reminisce about that one from time to time. Smile

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rijndael
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When our guild downed Rag and the Eye of Sulfuras dropped. I had the most DKP and a Sulfuron Hammer in my bag, and it was mine for the taking.

Amazingly enough our guild went on to get two more Eyes of Sulfuras and a Thunderfury within a year or so.

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Teeny
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@Teeny Why did Ragnaros take you so long back then if you don't mind me asking? I'm just curious as to how people were actually raiding it back then.

I'd say it was because we were still figuring out the mechanics, I remember us having real trouble with the adds that spawn on the timer during the fight when Rag submerges, also gear was a bit lacking - we had way more than 40 active raid members and so often the loot was more distributed than in a single core group, meaning that on average we tended towards the undergeared side, hurting not only our overall DPS but also survivability.

Add these together and we'd end up not being able to kill the adds before more would spawn and we'd get swamped!
When our guild downed Rag and the Eye of Sulfuras dropped. I had the most DKP and a Sulfuron Hammer in my bag, and it was mine for the taking.

Amazingly enough our guild went on to get two more Eyes of Sulfuras and a Thunderfury within a year or so.

It's amazing the discrepancy between people's stories of the legendaries - I raided MC every week pretty much and only ever saw a single binding drop. As soon as MC was soloable (Cataclysm I would guess?) I set about farming weekly for the bindings myself, and it still took me about a year and a half to complete a set, then completed a second set within the next 3 months...

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Chamouador
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I started wow on a normal server, alliance side.
My first epic story was a PvP raid on the barrens ! (And my first raid group !)

I was a warrior around level 25-35 (dont remember exactly)+-, and we where like 1 raid regrouping around the CrossRoad town.
Even if that was a normal server, a lot of horde player defended their town, they were level 10-20 against us and soon the levels 60 horde started to fight back.

I remember that we cleaned the town and our raid grow monstruosly and we were 2 and half raid starting to rush Orgrimmar to kill Thrall !

I remember having a lot of miss but one kick against a 60 mage spell helped all the other to kill him.
I had to hearth back to ashenval to repair my red stuff before coming back again ! :=)
A beautiful end of saturday afternoon.

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