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12-12-2008 @ 8:44AM
It was a shame to see single server BG queues disapear for one reason, as in, in the old days, you thought with people on your server against people on your server, it made things personal/interesting. Which also was bad, mostly because some fights go too personal but still.it was always nice to think that you might bump into people you were fighting in the world elsewhere at any time.That said though, queues with such limited player supplies were stupid, faction imbalances were particularly mean and in the long run battlegroups did make more sense.I will always miss the Tarren Mill wars though, even though there was always someone stupid enough to get too close to the Mill and spawn the adds.In those days people from opposing factions could become infamous, back then i remember there was a rogue in particular that used to gank people in the tramway, a shaman that everyone knew who just owned everyone all of the time... at the same time probably. Getting to level 60 was considered a difficult task just on it's own(partially a test of patience) let alone getting anything with a purple name, my [Headmaster's Charge] still sits proudly in my bank after a month and a halfs farming. Just getting into a guild that did 40 man raiding was an achievement back then, the elitism was so prevalent and in honesty it was required to do that sort of raiding.Mounts at level 30, massive bags, gear, epix and cash falling from the skies all the time as you progress, far far far more balanced and tweaked classes to play, more convenient transport and UI, more holiday and world events than you can shake a stick at let alone a swamp of daily quests.The days of idealing in general chat in Eastern plaguelands typing lfg and offering summons as a lock as summoning stones weren't in game yet as i recall. Crazy crazy days.
12-12-2008 @ 1:03PM
Everything you said and...I miss the social attitude, everything in PVE was tougher and slower, so you were encouraged to group moar, forcing you to make friends. About two months after release, I met a mage, and we played together for over a year. When we were bored we actually went huge exploration kicks, trying to see all of Azeroth (at like lv30). Later I met a balance druid and a rogue that I spent more time with than my family, it seemed. Now everyone has their eyes on the "prize", epics. The whole lowbie thing is something to be passed over. Which is a shame, I enjoy leveling much more than grinding the same content over and over for some purples, just so I can walk through town feeling "hardcore".
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