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Hey guys, agreeable in to allotment my little Boilerplate story.


I bethink accepting air-conditioned aflame for WoW afore it even was released. I was a big fan of the Warcraft authorization and the abstraction of dispatch into this apple was fascinating. I absurd affair all those arresting abstracts and places that I knew from the RTS series. I couldn't delay to log in and see the world. Even admitting I was traveling to play Alliance (because of adherent aback then), my aboriginal actualization was a broadcast and I ran to Orgrimmar instantly because I capital to angle afore Thrall. That was a activity I'll never forget, there he was, continuing in his big Warchief building, the hero of Warcraft III and I was adapted next to him.


Took a screenshot and afresh started my Alliance character.


Being such a big fan of the belief and the story, I just had to play on a RP server. And RP is what I did aplenty. It took me a accomplished 5 months to ability Akin 60 because I spent so abundant time air-conditioned out in Goldshire and RPing. Apperception you, during those times, Goldshire was not the begrimed ERP den it is today. The association was altered aback then. Humans were roleplaying and accepting fun, there were no players jumping about trolling others with their all-encompassing toy collection. There were no humans in the boilerplate of Goldshire spamming duels.


Instead we had the casual angry Warlock roleplayer arise forth and arouse a Doomguard in the boilerplate of Goldshire, for those ballsy Advocate roleplayers to try and defeat.


I bethink questing through Tanaris on foot, I could not allow a arise yet, even admitting I was way accomplished akin 40. And occasionally addition amateur would ride accomplished me on his agleam 60% acceleration arise and I was so jealous. But a lot of added players in that breadth were just like me.. on foot. Afterwards a ride.


I anticipate I was about akin 50 or so if I assuredly had the money for a arise and it was the accepted big anniversary of "GZ" and "/cheer" in the brotherhood babble afterwards affairs it.


I never endemic an ballsy arise in Vanilla, either. I didn't affliction for it too much. The roleplay addiction is to blame. Instead of cutting accepting to advertise on the bargain house, I was spending time accomplishing RP. So I was consistently poor.


I bethink one time seeing this astrologer guy continuing in Ironforge with this in fact glowly, sparkly 2h Staff on his aback and this alarming searching armor set. Turns out he was our Grand Marshal amateur on the server. Allegedly spamming Arathi Basin and Moonfiring aggregate for 24 hours a day was the way to go if you capital to be Grand Marshal.


Even admitting I didn't apperceive this guy at all, he still was austere into my academician consistently because he was continuing out from all the draft with his accessory and achievements.


A few others arise to mind, like a night elf warrior alleged "Ayami", but anybody on the server just alleged her "Untamed Aya" aback she happened to be the abandoned warrior with the "Untamed Blade" you could get from the aboriginal bang-up in BWL.


I bethink wiping with 10-man groups in Scholomance, man that alcove was a affliction aback then. Or wiping with 15-man groups in UBRS, abnormally that ample allowance afore The Beast. Happened so abounding times that anyone accidentially pulled one accumulation too abounding and it was a wipe, haha. Humans allegedly beam at this now, or anticipate "wow you guys are such noobs". And it's true. We were all massive noobs at the bold aback then. A lot of players in boilerplate had allegedly never affected an MMO before.


Another little noob adventure was me leveling up an alt, it was a warrior and I spent credibility into the acerbity aptitude tree. I had this awe-inspiring approach that traveling abounding backbone and activity on my accessory would plan out well. Activity for added crit chance, of course. Affronted out, it wasn't a acceptable abstraction at all. Some time during Feralas questing I gave up because even a individual NPC was too abundant to handle for my stamina-less ass (str and agi on every piece, no backbone at all).


I bethink accepting so abundant fun with Alterac Valley, I was cutting it, because I capital the astral acceptability to get the ballsy 2-handed mace, anybody alleged it the "Pig Hammer". And it acquainted so acceptable if I assuredly got it.


I aswell bethink that one undead mage, his name was "Pic". Funny affair aback then, afterwards cross-realm and activity groups, you would consistently run into the aforementioned humans in the BGs, so some names just ashore in your arch you know. And I bethink active into Pic one black in Felwood if I was on my way to bullwork Timbermaw Rep, and I jumped up in my bench and was like "Dude that's the mage that I consistently see in the BGs!!". We battled anniversary added in Felwood for at atomic an hour.


I bethink active off to the Orc starting breadth in Durotar on my night elf with a brotherhood associate who was an engineer. I stood there shadowmelded (and he was a rogue) and he spawned an atomic sheep. It was fun to just watch the clueless Akin 1s see that out-of-place sheep continuing there. Naturally they consistently went to annihilate it and died from the explosion. We stood there for like an hour at least, he brought 10 sheep with him. I acceptance that was a ancient abandoned fun kinda thing. I agnosticism anyone nowadays would abatement for that, haha. Altered times.


I bethink not even accepting a clue who Ragnaros even is, or Nefarian. I never was into raiding aback then. But some time afterwards a year of arena vanilla, I watched some array of machinima with Ragnaros in it and I was like "Wait what? That big ballsy bedrock monster is in the game?". Afterwards seeing that, I capital to go raiding, too. It articulate ballsy traveling into Molten Bulk and adverse this air-conditioned big bedrock monster.


For that acumen alone, I absitively to alpha beginning on a new server. That was the endure beachcomber of beginning new servers Blizzard arise afore TBC, I anticipate it was like... 3 or 4 months afore TBC release. As anon as I logged in and was accomplishing the akin 1 quests in the starting zone, I already saw humans recruiting players for the "Top Server Raiding guild" in accepted chat. I messaged the recruiter of wow classic gold and said I capital to be a allotment of it and they gave me an invite! I was arena hunter for a change and if I got to akin 60, it was off into Zul Gurub. It was air-conditioned exciting, aboriginal time raiding and it was so abundant fun. Even admitting it's been added than 14 years, I still bethink a lot of of the names of our arrest aback then. Fond memories. We defeated Hakkar and started accomplishing MC a bit later, if added humans had bent up with leveling and we could aggregation a arrest of 35 akin 60s. Sadly, we never accomplished Ragnaros.


We raided MC for a few weeks, I got my ballsy hunter pants. We dead Onyxia and Hakkar, we about got to Ragnaros but afresh TBC was arise and it was aback to leveling again.


Well. That was my boilerplate experience.


Am 37 years old now and can't delay to get aback into it. This time, I will not be agriculture activity accessory on my warrior. This time I will get an ballsy mount, and this time I'll try to see Kel'thuzad go down afore me.


(And maybe try to draft up Akin 1s with a sheep in Durotar)