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Hey all,

What are your best memories of playing way back when in vanilla days?

For me it has to be the epic hunter quest in patch 1.4 and finally being able to afford an epic mount!

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Dueling a level 46 Paladin in Goldshire as a level 35-ish Hunter and losing horribly - then deciding that it must be because Hunter sucks (completely ignored level difference) and rolling a Paladin instead.

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I think for most it has to be your first minutes in the game. I mean it was the spring of 2005 for me on a fresh EU server (Ragnaros) and no videogame before matched the atmosphere of WoW - the game was not a graphical masterpiece, but was so colorful and alive. So it's definitely me as a low level human paladin wandering around in Elwynn Forest, doing mostly corpse runs (although I surely wouldn't create that class/race combo again - it's purely unimaginative, since then I've been trying to creat the most crazy combinations possible). Also memorable were our guild Molten Core and AQ20 raids (we were too weak for BWL), and a lots of Alterac Valley, Tarren Mill - Southshore PvP showdowns with the Horde.
Strange - but I can't recall much about the quests or the lore back then. Either because my English skills were crap to understand much or because storytelling was rather weak. We killed some dragons, then bugs, then undeads...then an undead-troll transforming into a dragon, but that's all. Also I was so penniless that I couldn't afford an epic mount until TBC (the pally mount quest was no option, since the mats were more expensive then buying a horse from vendor).

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On 30.4.2018 at 6:24 PM, Badadada said:

Also I was so penniless that I couldn't afford an epic mount until TBC (the pally mount quest was no option, since the mats were more expensive then buying a horse from vendor).

Ahh, mount costs. I remember deciding that killing mobs in Dustwallow Marsh was a good gold earner for my mount. It wasn't.

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On 30.4.2018 at 11:39 AM, Blainie said:

Dueling a level 46 Paladin in Goldshire as a level 35-ish Hunter and losing horribly - then deciding that it must be because Hunter sucks (completely ignored level difference) and rolling a Paladin instead.

This made my day hahahha. I think this is your funniest memory, but was it also your best?

I think one of my best memory is the first time i saw a horde character. Was just running around with my lvl 12 (?) hunter and then...OH MY GOOOOD THERE IS A RED NAMED PLAYER...KIIIILLLLL. 5s later i was looking for my corpse :-D

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10 minutes ago, Allseye said:

This made my day hahahha. I think this is your funniest memory, but was it also your best?

I think one of my best memory is the first time i saw a horde character. Was just running around with my lvl 12 (?) hunter and then...OH MY GOOOOD THERE IS A RED NAMED PLAYER...KIIIILLLLL. 5s later i was looking for my corpse :-D

My best will always be the first time I made a Mage. It just stuck with me. Portals, constant food, blink, it was amazing. I hit around level 21 with my Paladin before going to Mage and sticking with it to 60. The first time someone asked me for a portal, I felt like a god. I was holding runes in my bags for days waiting for someone to ask. 

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23 hours ago, Blainie said:

My best will always be the first time I made a Mage. It just stuck with me. Portals, constant food, blink, it was amazing. I hit around level 21 with my Paladin before going to Mage and sticking with it to 60. The first time someone asked me for a portal, I felt like a god. I was holding runes in my bags for days waiting for someone to ask. 

Hell, you needed 21 level to regocnize pala is a masochistic leveling-experience :-D?

Hahaha, ohh yes, this feeling i know from buffing with my priest. I buffed EVERYONE. And i mean EVERYONE. I buffed NPC's, animals (yes i think this was possible) and even my hostile Hordies (oh i was a really cind priest - in contrary to my hunter).

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14 hours ago, Allseye said:

Hell, you needed 21 level to regocnize pala is a masochistic leveling-experience :-D?

Hahaha, ohh yes, this feeling i know from buffing with my priest. I buffed EVERYONE. And i mean EVERYONE. I buffed NPC's, animals (yes i think this was possible) and even my hostile Hordies (oh i was a really cind priest - in contrary to my hunter).

It was like being given a new toy to play with :p

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On 5/2/2018 at 4:19 AM, Blainie said:

Ahh, mount costs. I remember deciding that killing mobs in Dustwallow Marsh was a good gold earner for my mount. It wasn't.

Yes. Running all the way out to the middle of Elwynn only to realize I didn't have enough gold for the mount. Grinding more then running back out there only to realize I need to pay for the training as well. 

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15 hours ago, ReverendChris said:

Yes. Running all the way out to the middle of Elwynn only to realize I didn't have enough gold for the mount. Grinding more then running back out there only to realize I need to pay for the training as well. 

Hahaha ohhh yes, this is so true. You run there with the needed amount of gold to buy a mount and you were so excited to finally mount after that farming. Just then to realize you can't mount because you need a f****** trainging hahahaha. This was so mean!

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Everything was new. Each new level brought a skill I've never seen before, each new zone was a completely new experience. Everything was new and exciting, and everything felt possible.

I've never had this experience in any game since then.

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