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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
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