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Nyxt
 Nyxt
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Went to a friends house watching him play and it looked dumb, mostly because I never played a game like this before.
This was the days we mostly played FPS's like Counter-Strike.

A couple months went by and went the same friends house to LAN!
I read the game manual and was interested in playing priest (Dwarf because they were Alliance)
They gave me a free trial code to play it and the rest was history!
Stopped playing all other games after that lol

It was addicting as soon as I created a character and logged in!
Blizzard stole another persons adolescence lol

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Posted : 23/07/2019 6:42 am
Kazukii
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I got bored playing the Gamecube during the summer holidays before high scool.

I started in TBC, I've lost track of how many characters I've had.

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Posted : 23/07/2019 8:15 am
Grozlam
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Pretty early on, I think. I'm trying to remember exactly, but early enough that I was completely overhyped for the game by the time it actually came out.

It must've been some time around early 2004 or late 2003? Early enough that I remember them revealing the designs for Trolls on the website being an update for me when I was checking the site regularly.

I probably learned about it through PC Gamer since I was reading that pretty regularly at the time. My initial reaction was disinterest, because I remembered disliking my brief time in Everquest (I rolled a dwarf warrior on Rallos Zek and spent the bulk of my playtime getting my ass kicked, never really accomplished anything). I was a big Warcraft 3 fan at the time though, and still liked MMOs in general, so with a little cajoling from one of my friends I eventually got on board the hype train. I think there was a big spread on it in some gaming magazine that went over all the classes (One fun note from that is I remember it being the first time I read the term DPS, which they defined as Damage Per Strike, confusing me as to how that was different than just damage), and that pushed me way over the edge.

Ended up playing City of Heroes over the summer in 2004, then went back to Nexus TK for a while. Ended up getting into some late-stage beta for WoW, around November 8th-11th 2004, made a Shaman, but chickened out and ended up remaking as a Warrior, which I continued on with at Launch.

So, to actually answer the question of the thread, "I dunno, probably in PC Gamer a few months before release?" Mr. Green

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Posted : 23/07/2019 9:52 am
zutch
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i was still like 12 y/o, right around the time classic came out in europe, my neighbor came to me one day asking for help to install this new Warcraft game ! ( he thought it was Warcraft 4 !!! ), i inspected the the game box, and was amazed by the images and the artwork(even the cds were sexy af), so i explained to him its an MMO game, not strategy like wc3, he was disappointed and told me to keep it as he's not interested.
at that time, the only MMOs i have played were Runescape ( oh the memories..) and even that was an addicting experience.

i immediately fired up my pc, began to install it, cd by cd i recall it took me a solid 6 hours to install it !!!, made an account, entered the cd key, and i got in !
i distinctly recalled making a male gnome mage, when i logged in for the first time, it was insanely overcrowded, everything was dead, there were literally dozens of players fighting to tag 1 mob, while oblivious me was having fun killing critters ! XD.

the other memory i had was making a human warlock, i ran around elewyn forest, as lvl 6, and i decided to follow a group of lvl 40s that were at goldshire, i ran with them from elewyn to redridge, all the way to burning steppes !! as a level 6 warlock. i died ALLOT but i was so amazed by how different and awe-some the world was, i remember seeing the giant golem constructs, their unique golden frame, the fear of the zone and how it looked, so the only thing that i thought about next, was to cast a shadow bolt at it xD ! ofc i died but it only made me more intrigued by the game.

my parents hate that kid for basically handing me an addiction that day xD,

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Posted : 23/07/2019 11:34 am
Morph
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I was 12 years old. I don't remember exactly what brought me there, but I clicked a link somewhere and it took me to the page on Blizzard's website for the launch of Burning Crusade, which was coming out soon (in about a month I believe). I remember there was a graphic of a character fishing, and of course lots of Blood Elves. I spent the whole night just reading about the game, and then I knew I had to buy it. So I asked my Mom to buy it for me and she did. Then I told all my friends at school about the game and a bunch of them started playing too. My first character was a Night Elf druid, but I ended up rolling a bunch of different characters, never getting one past level 20, until I finally stuck with a Human paladin and got him all the way to 70. Stimey was his name, on Quel'Dorei (US-PvE).

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Posted : 23/07/2019 11:19 pm
Hazen
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At a friend's house in summer, he showed me how you could take all the female characters gear off and dance naked on top of the table.

I was sold on it instantly.

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Posted : 24/07/2019 7:30 am
Nyxt
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At a friend's house in summer, he showed me how you could take all the female characters gear off and dance naked on top of the table.

I was sold on it instantly.

LOL I actually laughed out loud at work at this!

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Posted : 24/07/2019 7:32 am
pan0phobik
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Shit I dunno. Probably sitting in my parents' basement playing CS:S or another Blizzard property. I've been fairly interested in all of their games so I never had some big "OMG WoW!" moment where I discovered its existence.

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Posted : 24/07/2019 12:07 pm
Nyxt
 Nyxt
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Shit I dunno. Probably sitting in my parents' basement playing CS:S or another Blizzard property. I've been fairly interested in all of their games so I never had some big "OMG WoW!" moment where I discovered its existence.

I did!

I didnt play any games that Blizzard made that I am aware of...never heard or saw any warcraft games until I played WoW.
It was a sight to be seen!

It reeled me in real quick and never let go!

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Posted : 24/07/2019 12:33 pm
tygoro
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I was in my brother's room, located in the way back of my grandma's house. He was basically stuffed in a closet, but anyway he was playing WoW. I can only remember fragments of the vision. He was on a Tauren something running through a forest somewhere... the rest is history. A good couple years of taking turns, then getting your own rig, then learning about macros and addons, etc. Good times... pumped classic #2019.

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Posted : 24/07/2019 12:34 pm
Chunk
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I remember being friends with a guy in school who knew 2 guys in the year above us and the 3 of us sat on the bus talking about what games we've been playing. The 2 older guys explained how they'd been playing WoW and that I should try it. So I did. I'll never forget the absolute amazement as they explained the details of this game. Also how I created my first ever characters and making my way to major cities incredibly slowly. I remember getting my first weapon enchant and feeling like an absolute unit even tho I was a noob hunter with his pet on aggressive and wearing gear with int as the main stat.

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Posted : 26/07/2019 3:15 am
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