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4-19-2011 @ 1:13PM
I regret not being around for this... I wish there were more events and chains like this, but as recently posted in The Queue, it is doubtful we'll see anything like this again. Fortunately, I did finish my Scepter quest a couple months before Cata! ;-)And nice job Blizz... I thought it was awesome that you gave props to the players of Medivh in the video for being the 1st to open the gates.
4-19-2011 @ 3:48PM
Abbadon, you reminded me of this classic comment on WowHead (see http://www.wowhead.com/quest=8743/bang-a-gong#comments): "We often see in these large online games bitter-sweet victories and forgettable events; while it is true that the first time you sever the head of VanCleef you feel a surge of pride, it is sullied by the knowledge of the thousands that came before you and those who will soon follow.Actual history has many more memorable events because they are truly that, history. While the actions are repeatable, none are equal to that original moment in any way, but merely act as homage to that unique moment. This however is one of those true moments of game history, set in a world where history is usually repeatable.To most they only knew of it second-hand, a friend of a friend hearing something about a hasty Black Wing Lair run; while to others it was a frenzied pace of night-after-night raids and countless hours of grinding to help form this Champion, to help herald in this event.You may still be able to grasp at shadows of what this once was, and follow the path of those who did it before you, but in this rarest of quests there are none on par with the champions who broke the seal of Ahn’Qiraj to face the would-be god C’Thun, and quest beside us a Scarab Lord.They, and only they, opened the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj, and ended the Great War Effort."
4-19-2011 @ 2:29PM
I'm so glad I was around for this event. At the time I didn't know too much about it, but looking back on it now I'm glad I was playing at the time when the event was going on.I was level 42 at the time when the leading guild on my server rang the gong. I still have the screenshot of the server-wide message that went out when the gong was rung. I was in STV, killing Bloodsail mobs for the Booty Bay quests when it rang at midnight server time. Yes, midnight, not primetime. The guild did it at that time so that not many people would be online or in Silithus when they rang it, they also didn't mention beforehand when they were going to ring it like many of the other guilds on other realms were doing.I remember going into Feralas and there was this Qiraji crystal in the middle of Camp Taurajo. Every so often, it'd mind-control the players near the crystal and you'd be ganked by the Tauren guards. I died oh so many times from that. And while there were some whines on the forums about these mind-controls killing your character, I personally never held a grudge against it. It was the flavour of the event, the one-time thing that you'd never get to experience again....why would you whine about that? The same thing happened during the zombie apocalypse in the pre-Wrath event and I'm staggered that some people can't take a slight one-time-only discomfort in their otherwise mundane daily routine.Anyway, the event was over as quickly as it began and things went back to normal, albeit with the few raiding guilds on the server now being able to access AQ. I reached 60 but was never really a raider in classic WoW so never got to experience the classic raids (outside of MC) at the appropriate time. The endless blooper screenshots of the Fankriss tunnel bug pull on the forums never got old though. :D
4-19-2011 @ 6:14PM
"Yes, midnight, not primetime. The guild did it at that time so that not many people would be online or in Silithus when they rang it, they also didn't mention beforehand when they were going to ring it like many of the other guilds on other realms were doing."What douchenozzles, I hope they got roasted on the realm forums.
4-19-2011 @ 10:13PM
I think I was around near the end of this, but I had just started WoW, and someone with a level 60 escorted me from Auberdine to Stormwind. There was so much that was overwhelming that I had no idea that new content was existing (I think my first character was level 18... and I felt special to have got there).I was only aware of some quest giver wanting bandages and copper bars for a war effort, and some sort of list of xxxxx/28,000 bars already turned in. (Ok... so this is like some sort of quest, right?)I wish I had been experienced enough with a high enough level toon to actually know what was going on and take part.
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