Jul 31st 2008 10:37AM One of my oldest friends that I've known for about 18 years and her husband played WoW from the beginning. When she finally convinced me to pick up the game and give it a try, I was hooked, both on the game and the easy (and relatively cheap) way to stay in touch with her. Since I created my account in October of 2005, I've made some good friends through both my guild and the many instances I PUGed as a holy priest.
My guild has a core group of people from Toronto who have been gaming together for over 10 years. Since I was lucky enough to be welcomed into their midst, I've met some of them face to face. For the past 3 years we've held a Meet and Greet. The first one had about 15 people at it. Last year we had closer to 20, and this year we're expecting 25-30. It's been a good way to remain a close knit group of friends that happens to raid and to plan a very fun vacation.
Jul 22nd 2008 10:00AM They added new versions of the Major Healing and Mana Potions for the Burning Crusade. Volatile Healing and Mana Potions are the same as the Old World Majors, just a lighter color. It did make leveling alchemy easier (and originally the Major Mana Potion Recipe was only available from completing a quest line) because they used the New World herbs and you didn't have to return to Azeroth to farm the materials.
Apr 18th 2008 11:37AM I am an officer in a raiding guild, and most of my time during the week is spent setting up raids, killing mobs, and dealing with the inevitable drama. So when I have some extra time to play, usually on the weekends, I enjoy going it solo. A little time to explore or finish a quest alone recharges me and makes it easier to deal with some of the stress of the week. I also enjoy seeing whether I can defeat an elite on my own, without having to ask for help. I may die a few times, but it's a bigger sense of accomplishment to finish a difficult task without asking for assistance.