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9-14-2009 @ 8:16AM
One of my earliest memories that I still love is when my low level hunter made her way from Darkshore to the Wetlands. There, I was lead by a slightly higher level friend (funny, at the time there were no level 60s on the server, so I use the term high level loosely) to the gates of Ironforge. There wasn't much that had a more epic feel than to see yourself progressing from marshlands, to mountain passes and later right up to the towering gates of Ironforge.
9-14-2009 @ 8:45AM
Totally agree! Getting my lvl16 druid to Westfall from Darkshore was the best hour I spent in wow. My current boyfriend was a huge fan, and told me to try out wow. I made a druid (when he mentioned this is the only shapeshifting class i knew what to choose), played for about 5 lvls and abandoned it. He leveled it to 15 and told me I have a quest to do, and went to work. I was home alone, and called him up to tell me where this 'Westfall' is and how I get there. He told me to take the boat, start walking the long road along the marsh, cross under the mountain, go to Ironforge, take the tram, etc. I took about 20 screenshots on that way :) Like a real tourist. Reaching the gates of Ironforge (still my favorite screenshot), being amazed by the underwater sightseeing of the tram, arriving to the smoky dwarven district of Stormwind, finding the light-filled citadel and the buzzing Trade District was awesome. I have never seen these places before, and didnt realize how big this world is, and how many other players are in it (Darnassus is always pretty abandoned). Finally, finding that object underwater for the quest was SOOOOO EPIC. This was about 3 years ago, but I am an addict since that :)
9-14-2009 @ 12:57PM
I remember that run. I was a level 18 Nelf warrior. Taking the boat to Wetlands. Following the level 60, seeing mobs you had never seen before... crocolisks, raptors, seeing orcs and dwarves and human lands... seeing how amazing ironforge was compared to Darnassus, taking the tram to Stormwind and seeing something other than forest.It gave you the awe of seeing how big the game actually was.Of course its old now and that original thrill is gone. But at the time it was a thrilling thing
9-14-2009 @ 5:31PM
This, exactly. That grand sense of exploration was the single most impressive thing about this game world, and it was the one thing I didn't believe they could ever recreate. No matter how many alts I roll, the sense of wonder is never quite there the same way it was back then.That's why I'm so excited about Cataclysm. They've found a way to restore that sense of wonder for both of the original continents in a way I never would have believed possible. I'm more excited for this expansion than I was for either BC or WotLK. It's going to be a whole new game world, and I can't wait to explore it all over again.
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