November 26, 2008

Children of Wrath

Posted in Memories, WoW tagged , , , , , , , at 9:11 pm by Andrea

blogazeroth_badgeIt’s time for a Blog Azeroth Shared topic! I haven’t done one in a long time so here we go. Starman of Casual Raid Leader asks:

 

What things will the Children of Wrath never see? What aspects of the world will they miss? What aspects will have changed so dramatically that they have no concept of things we speak of?

Now, you already likely know that I’m from “Classic WoW” meaning Ive been playing since release. Four years of WoW Goodness (Happy Belated Birthday, WoW, btw). There are many things I’ve experienced and seen, that previously the BC Babies didn’t get to know, and now the Children of Wrath, (CoWs? LOL) Will never know, either.  So here’s my list of things that the CoWs will never know…

 

  1. The joys of REAL world PvP, like the constant battle between Tarren Mill and Southshore. Before there were battlegrounds, there was just…. killing.
  2. On the note of World PvP, you’ll never have to see an entire 40 man raid get wiped out on it’s way into Molten Core
  3. Or know having a 40 man raid zone out of Blackwing Lair, to find themselves faced with a different 40 man about to go on. Mass killing ensues.
  4. They’ll never know what it was like getting Mind Controlled into the hot firey lavas of Blackrock Mountain.
  5. When BRD was Endgame. and 10 man.
  6. Same for LBRS and UBRS…. even Strat and Scholo used to host more then five. We freaked and wondered how it would be possible to do it with five.
  7. The warlock epic mount quest. It was so epic, and now… its trainable.
  8. When WSG came out, and the wait was HOURS to get in. And you had to queue at the portal. Bet the CoWs don’t know where it is.
  9. And then came Arathi Basin, and it was more of the same.
  10. And then, AV! 40 mans against the opposing faction of your own server! The queues were super long, and the battles went on for days! You could log out and come back the next day to the same battle. Exalted in one go, and you’d find out later who eventually won in the realm forums.
  11. AV AFKers

    AV AFKers

    Speaking of AV, you’ll never know how it evolved. Epic Long battles with NPCs and fighting on the bridge, to mass races of who can kill the boss first, to MASSIVE AFK fests, to what it is now.

  12. Peeling the Onion, find it, and read it.
  13. They’ll never know the joys of the Happy Fun Rock.
  14. Bag space management! You’ll have the biggest bags ever! And not have to carry your pets/mounts in it. Also, clams didn’t used to stack!
  15. When cooked foods didn’t have stats
  16. and Dishonorable Kills were, ZOMG the end of all
  17. When Major City Raids were a common occurance
  18. and Onyxia attunement was way long and hard to do
  19. The AQ world event, and the opening of the Gates!
  20. The lagging and crashing of The Burning Crusade during its first few days
  21. The joy of having EVERY SINGLE PERSON on your server in the same zone, at the same time. (Hellfire, I mean)
  22. The server upgrades Blizz did, the massive server queues that came because of it, and having your battlegroup taken down for two days.
  23. The joys of the craptastic grind fest that was 1-70, there were no experience nerfs upon realease of The Burning Crusade
  24. The fun of going from hard core 40 man raids, to not so hardcore 10 mans.

    MC Raiders

    MC Raiders

  25. Learning Karazhan
  26. Being killed by Garrote AFTER Moroes died.
  27. Experiencing first hand all the lore that has lead us to where we are today.
  28. Attunements. Long ones.
  29. Rep Grinds, harsh, horrible rep grinds.
  30. The horrible killing spree that was grinding for the Forumla: Enchant Bracers Spellpower
  31. The fun of Doomwalker…. and Doom Lord Kazzak
  32. The Sunwell event, and the introduction of dailys
  33. Classic WoWers had to really work for gold, BC Babies were introduced to Dailies late in the game, CoWs will never know that gold doesn’t rain from the sky.
  34. Gold Spam. In tells.
  35. The fights for Halaa
  36. Primal Farming…
  37. Having to farm mobs relentlessly (or instances) for that one profession pattern.
  38. The 75 or so runs to get that Sun Eater for you or your tank.

    Sun Eater Runs

    Sun Eater Runs

  39. The shock that was Heroics.
  40. The having to choose PvP or PvE and stick to it, cause you couldn’t go back to PvP once you left it.
  41. They’ll never know Halloween without the Headless Horseman.
  42. Nor what it really means to… loot the damn Dogs.
  43. Finkle’s Skinner…
  44. Leeroy Jenkins…
  45. The Ony Wipe Movie isn’t quite so funny.
  46. And the grind for fire resist gear is not what it was.

This list could actually go on and on…. but you get the idea. Some of these you can still go back and do, but it just isn’t the same. The Children of Wrath will never know the things that the BC Babies now have notched into their belts… just as the BC babies will never know mine. But new memories will be made, and it wont be too long before another group of WoW descendants are born. For now, Welcome to the New Era, and enjoy the bright shiny new world, Children of Wrath.

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5 Comments »

  1. Asara said,

    Excellent list!
    I was there, not from release, but I did get in quite a bit of Classic WoW before BC. I remember DHK’s, and begging the Beast to finally drop Finkle’s Skinner for me, so I could skin his big furry butt (never happened, either). And attempting to kite Drakkisath. My guild finally cleared ZG not long before BC dropped. Never got to AQ 40, the few times we did AQ20, we crashed and burned on that second boss encounter. We had Kurinaxx down though.. Strafe and Jump! Only saw a very small bit of MC. And Naxx? I bought my attunement a couple of weeks before Wrath, just so I could see what it was like in there.

    It makes me feel so old.. to have only been playing for a few years, but still being able to say “Back in the day, I remember…”

  2. Horty said,

    Just found your blog off WOW Insider. Love the list but you forgot trying to remember which flights connected as you had to stop at each town and then restart the journey. Jeez, we’re old!

  3. Fish said,

    As a certified child of TBC, I got about 1/4 of that post. But I tell you what, anything regarding battlegrounds I wouldn’t get anyways, I can’t STAND them. . .

  4. altoholicmom said,

    @Horty – You’re right! I did! But I remember it. I remember being thrilled when they put in the connected flight points. I meant I could go AFK for a min while in flight! Nice add!

    @Fish – I started out on a PvP server, which is where a lot of the PvP reference come from. I still PvP on occasion, but I have a toon dedicated to that. I’m sorry that I included so much PvP, but it’s what I remember best about the really early days. (Spending most of your time leveling dead, btw, is not fun)

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