This was when I finally attained Battlemaster in May of 2009. I remember being so exhausted at this point that I didn't even bother trying to do well on the battlefield, I just wanted the game won. This was as close as I got to the old school PvP grind in Wrath. This is closest to my current UI.
This is my old guild where I played with some of the coolest people. This particular screenshot made it to Game Magazine, a local gaming publication, when it featured our guild. We were one of the top Horde guilds on our realm at the time -- the second to get Sarth with three drakes -- which was cool because we were comprised mostly of Filipinos.
I'm including this screenshot because it's one of my favorite bugs. I got left by the zeppelin in Orgrimmar, stranding me in mid-air. This is also a special screenshot because this was taken very soon after I attained the Lieutenant General rank on my shaman, which allowed me to purchase my Black War Wolf. It's much easier to get mounts nowadays.
This is a special screenshot because this made it to Blizzard's Brewfest gallery. One of the things I enjoy most about World of Warcraft aside from PvP is going on in-game dates with my wife where we dress up in silly costumes and take photos of ourselves.
What's so special about this screenshot? This was when my hunter got exalted with the Frostwolf Clan. As you can probably imagine, my most important moments are all PvP-related, and I take screenshots of PvP events the same way most people take screenshots of first time boss kills.
Most of my screenshots are taken at the end of battlegrounds, particularly when I do well. I have accumulated several Gb of them over the years. This particular screenshot is notable and nostalgic for me in many ways: 1. I was using stock UI and playing using a pen tablet to play the game back then. 2. I'm not sure if it was an addon that showed the ranks of players on the left side, but I had an addon that told me how many times I'd killed a player that day, which gave me an idea of how much honor that player would give me. Back then, if you killed a player too many times, they would no longer yield any honor. I also had a plug-in on my Atlas bar that told me how much honor I was gaining and my killing blow to deaths ratio. 3. See that red latency bar? That's normally how my connection was back then, which made it doubly hard to get any sort of advantage in PvP. This brings back a lot of memories.
My latency had gotten better over the years, as you can see. Here's another battleground screenshot, this time on my paladin. Up until Burning Crusade, I was still using stock UI with few addons. Anyway, this screenshot demonstrates how you can play balls out and still lose. That's me on the top with a fairly decent 31 killing blow, 10 deaths, and 2 flag return stat line -- but that's like getting a triple-double on the losing team in basketball. Because I PUG almost every single battleground game that I play, this exercise in futility happens more often than I care to remember. I was also grinding reputation at this time, which meant I spent about 40 minutes earning absolutely nothing from this game.
Here's another date with my wife on one of the floating islands of Nagrand, complete with picnic basket, rose petals, and moonglow. Sometimes virtual dates are better than real ones. Sometimes.