Amy Schley's screenshot. "This was my very first main, a dwarf hunter with his favorite bear, both of whom were turned into ghost forsaken thanks to the dead sailors and marines in the Wetlands. I discovered that my oh-so-clever name of Oso (male bear) was inappropriate for my obviously female pet. A renamed Osa has accompanied me to 80 and is my favorite tank."
Anne Stickney's screenshot. "I have two screenshots, the first is of my very first character and dates back to January 15th of 2005. My character had just dinged level 30, and I finally got to wear a hat. I did my best at trying to give my character clothes that made her look nice, but at about level 25 or so I realized the destiny of druids was to look like amazingly mismatched clowns, so I threw up my hands and went for it."
Another screenshot from Anne Stickney. "The second was taken a few weeks later, when my character, level 32 or thereabouts and in much nicer Green Whelp Armor stumbled across someplace she should not have been, and coincidentally one of the most beautiful places I had seen in WoW to date."
Basil Bertsen's screenshot. "This is my baby huntard, circa fall 2007. That cat ended up being named after (and looks just like) my RL cat, and I had him until 3 days before they announced that they were increasing the stable slots."
Daniel Whitcomb's screenshot. "I lost most of my real early stuff in a HD Crash, but here is my earliest screenshot: Me in my Feral Gear set, back in Vanilla WoW."
Dawn Moore's screenshot. "This is the oldest screenshot I can find, dated April 24th, 2006. It's cropped rather awkwardly because I was posting it on LiveJournal at the time (yes, I had one of those.) The character is Nuri, my very first priest, and first Horde too. With her is a Snowshoe Rabbit (with the original model!) I went through quite some trouble to deliver. Back in the day, non-combat pets weren't very popular, so finding a rabbit on a Horde auction house was unheard of. Since you couldn't have opposite faction characters on PvP servers until recently, I had to corpse run a level 5 gnome to a neutral AH and have my then boyfriend buy it before I could even roll my priest. It was worth it though. I named it Muffin."
Fox Van Allen's screenshot. "As for my oldest screen shot ... my hard drive kinda exploded on me about two months ago, and I lost everything. I guess that would make my oldest surviving screen shot the first one I ever took for use at WoW.com. Ah, back when my shadow priest used to be a dwarf -- memories!"
Joe Perez's screenshot.
Another screenshot from Joe Perez.
Lisa Poisso's screenshot. "The oldest screenshot I can put my hands on today isn't among my oldest, but I guess it's still early enough ..."
Mat McCurley's screenshot.
Another screenshot from Mat McCurley.
And another screenshot from ol' Matycakes.
Matthew Rossi's screenshot.
Matt Low's screenshot. "My screenshot is so old, its a freakin' .tga file. You can see KTM, CT Mod and some other ancient raiding addons that were considered a staple years ago."
Rich Maloy's screenshot. "My oldest screenshots were lost in a tragic hard drive crash, thankfully I saved a few choices ones. Here's my oldest of the few that survived the crash. This was the group that I ran dungeons with back in vanilla WoW. That's me as the boomkin in the middle, Finnmaccool; those were pre-Stoney days."
Robin Torres' screenshot. "Jan 8, 2005 is when my screenshot was taken -- when The Spousal Unit and I still played Alliance only and during the days when Quest Minion was king."
Zach Yonzon's screenshot. "The oldest screenshot I could find is a recovered file from a crashed HD so I'm not sure it's actually the oldest, but this is a seven-man BRD run with my wife and friends on our original server. That's my hunter on the upper left with a bat (Ressan the Needler) before bats came in vogue with Zul'Gurub."