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2-13-2012 @ 8:16AM
are there any players out there thatre more sentimental about gear than vanilla raiders? I'm so casual now, I can't imagine ever getting the same feeling of accomplishment I got from completing nightslayer and bloodfang. I do remember the sweet taste of spite when I outbid the guild rogue class leader by 1dkp for rhe guild first perditions blade. yum!
2-13-2012 @ 8:35AM
I liken it to old age. Are we not all fond of our youth and what it represents. For Old School WoWers it is Vanilla or BC. The artwork, the attunements, the rep grinds, and all the other things that go along with Vanilla or BC. I started one month after Wrath's release and I think that those were the good old days compared to this Cata model of everything for everyone. I think what Blizzard has done with the game is fantastic on the whole, but nothing is better then the feeling of nostaglia that comes along with playing a game longer than someone else.
2-13-2012 @ 8:39AM
Ha, not all of us! I started during BC, and though I do remember the sense of wonder I had in my falling off cliffs and getting hopelessly lost adventures, I have to say that I, at least, have enjoyed Cataclysm and everything its brought to the table. Between it and Wrath I can actually play the game instead of simply getting lost in a big big world.
2-13-2012 @ 10:21AM
I started during Vanilla. Still playing today. Wrath was the best, most accessible and enjoyable part of this game until 4.3. Come Mists, I'll stop guild raiding for good in favour of Raid Finder.Nostalgia for anything before Wrath confuses me. The game was terrible back then, we just didn't know better.
2-13-2012 @ 11:56AM
Blayze: "Nostalgia for anything before Wrath confuses me. The game was terrible back then, we just didn't know better."I'm not nostalgic for the grindiness, the high barriers to entering endgame, or the "Attune ALL the things" philosophy, but I am nostalgic for the aesthetics. Wrath gear looked like MUD (well, everything up to epics looked like mud - then it all looked like OMG SPIKES), and cataclyms is just... it's nice, but it's all the same.Vanilla and BC had a wider variety of looks achievable at lower levels, more reliance on the whole kit than just OMG SHOULDERS, and a greater willingness to play with color and idea rather than "just make it fecking HUGE, slap some glowy stuff on it and call it a day".Fortunately, with Transmogging, I don't have to be nostalgic any more. Viva the return of taste of WoW.
2-13-2012 @ 5:28PM
"Nostalgia for anything before Wrath confuses me. The game was terrible back then, we just didn't know better."TBC was pretty terrific and in particular, I'm talking about the attunements. I went back with another character and did all the attunement chains for Black Temple and honestly, they're fantastic, fun, and give you a real sense of the lore (and why you're going into a raid). Nowadays (or several patches ago), we went to Blackwing Descent to beat up some dragons. Why? Who knows, who cares; they drop purples.
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