May 22nd 2011 12:15PM For me, it was my first venture into Ironforge. Running up the long hill to be met by many level 60s at the epic gates was amazing. The scale of that place is just so epic. Some of the other places I really loved hanging out in were Ashenvale and the Exodar for some reason. I always thought the Exodar, to which people rarely went, was designed better than Dalaran, but that's another story.
What I really miss from the old vanilla-era Azeroth was simply the sense of freedom as many others have stated here. I miss questing in Un'Goro and Silithus. I miss actually having to run to dungeons to complete them. It made dungeons like Wailing Caverns and Maraudon far more thrilling as an Alliance player.
I would say that my perspective has changed for the worse. I think they took something magical away from the game when they made leveling much faster and much more newbie-friendly. Obviously I still like the game (else I wouldn't still be here typing this), but I find myself reminiscing of days gone by a bit frequently.
Jul 22nd 2010 10:21AM Grammars we're fun at one point.
Jul 19th 2010 10:03PM I agree about DCFC. It is a great song.
Jul 19th 2010 8:53PM Silversun Pickups for the music.
Jul 19th 2010 11:36AM Exactly. Don't be afraid to take an extended break. I've been on a one-year hiatus and before that I had been gone for a separate 9-month break. I feel fine and when I come back when Cataclysm hits, I'm going to be that much more excited to get back in the thick of things.
About the 40-hour "work week" in WoW, I would say it's not worth it at this point. In TBC I was probably playing upwards of 50 hours per week getting prepared for raids, raiding, leveling alts, and PvPing. I had lots of fun, but it became an addiction and something I am definitely not proud of. Play in moderation, and play with friends.
Jul 18th 2010 12:43PM About the Ghostsong comment, I know that feeling. I was amazed when I realized I pretty much remember every quest in every starting area...
Jul 18th 2010 12:42PM I level solo or with good friends. I join dungeon groups only if they are being made for me (selfish, I know), and I never read quest text, thought I wish I had. Every quest felt the same to me--collect this or kill 15 of this. Come Cataclysm, I'm going to pay more attention as to why exactly I'm killing those 15 mobs.
Jul 18th 2010 12:49AM I read this a few days ago and I'm still chuckling about that child molester bit!
Jul 16th 2010 2:00PM Sorry about the family emergency, Christian. I've been away for quite some time and it's refreshing to see you as funny as ever! :)