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World of Warcraft: Celebrating Eight Years

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,596MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Blizzard Entertainment has released a brand new video to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the world's top MMO, World of Warcraft. Where were YOU the day WoW opened? Tell us your story in the comments after checking out the video!





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  • gravesworngravesworn charleston, WVPosts: 324Member
    While i may not enjoy wow now, there was a time I loved the game, and it has stood the test of time for many.
  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    Greatest of all time, not what it used to be, but its going to be very hard for the passion this game instilled in so many to ever return.
  • dreamsofwardreamsofwar bangorPosts: 468Member
    I think with the increase in competition in the market WoW has the potential to take a good look at Rift and make some equally impressive changes. Hopefully.
  • ThebigthrillThebigthrill Eastpointe, MIPosts: 117Member

    Blizzard sent a in game mail to everyone regarding the 8th anniversary.

    It contained a item you can click that gives you a 8% increase in leveling xp , it last for a week or so cant remember.

    But also was a nice letter attached , the letter was the same exact letter we recieved last year, it was reffering to Deathwing.

    Blizzard is lazy.

    They couldnt include a pet as a gift because they would rather sell it in the item shop.

    "Don't tell me what to do! , you're not my mod"

    Saying invented by me.

  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon

    YOU SHALL NOT PASS!   >  YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!

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  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVPosts: 2,368Member Uncommon
    Ah, stil some great memories from this.  If all my friends were to be playing again, I'm sure I'd go back without a doubt.  But than, I guess you couldsay that about any game.
  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    Congraturation, Blizzard! You are winner!
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  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Thebigthrill

    Blizzard sent a in game mail to everyone regarding the 8th anniversary.

    It contained a item you can click that gives you a 8% increase in leveling xp , it last for a week or so cant remember.

    But also was a nice letter attached , the letter was the same exact letter we recieved last year, it was reffering to Deathwing.

    Blizzard is lazy.

    They couldnt include a pet as a gift because they would rather sell it in the item shop.

    Way to turn a happy event into something negative and selfish.  I have a feeling that you are the type of person where, even if you DID receive a pet, you would complain that they didn't send you a mount. 

     
  • Greyhawk4x4Greyhawk4x4 Eagle Mountain, UTPosts: 471Member
    Originally posted by Thebigthrill

    Blizzard sent a in game mail to everyone regarding the 8th anniversary.

    It contained a item you can click that gives you a 8% increase in leveling xp , it last for a week or so cant remember.

    But also was a nice letter attached , the letter was the same exact letter we recieved last year, it was reffering to Deathwing.

    Blizzard is lazy.

    They couldnt include a pet as a gift because they would rather sell it in the item shop.

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  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon

    I was playing EVE actually. Thats not a smak towards WoW at all.

    But I did have the elitist attiude of most EVE players at the time (and most still have), thats its a cartoon game for kids.

    I found out about three years later that it was a damn fun game to play. I count it among some of my best MMO memories, with people I still have contact with, though somewhat irregularly.

     

     

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  • DrolkinDrolkin Palio, NBPosts: 242Member
    Just went back to WoW, quit before WoTlk, now I have 3 expansions worth to play through before I get bored again. XD
  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    If only they had another RTS....shut up, Kerrigan!  You had your chance!

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • Moon-DaddyMoon-Daddy SydneyPosts: 95Member

    I was already ready for when it launched as i played since the beta.

    I remember thinking how massive this world was, that feeling of seeing the first enemy alliance character.

    Getting my full shadowcraft set and showing off in town, later nightslayer

    Annoying the alliance while they tried to kill Azuregos

    Fighting over Tarren Mill and 12 hour long AV battles.

    Then during the games expansions the scale seemed to shrink for me, and i found myself hanging out in cities waiting for dailies/instances or raids to do

    I loved the hell out of the game, now like many i long for a similar experience with todays mmo's

    Making so much noise you dont know when to listen.

  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAPosts: 1,537Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Thebigthrill

    Blizzard sent a in game mail to everyone regarding the 8th anniversary.

    It contained a item you can click that gives you a 8% increase in leveling xp , it last for a week or so cant remember.

    But also was a nice letter attached , the letter was the same exact letter we recieved last year, it was reffering to Deathwing.

    Blizzard is lazy.

    They couldnt include a pet as a gift because they would rather sell it in the item shop.

     

    This could be said as true, but in a more positive fashion.  They actually decided to release their latest pet as a charity drive for the people involved with Hurricane Sandy; 100% of the proceeds will go to help those people.

    I'd rather have the option to pay $10 and help people than be given it in the anniversary.

    When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  • Kaynos1972Kaynos1972 Quebec, QCPosts: 2,316Member
    It was fun for the first 2 years.
  • Arcondo87Arcondo87 Prince Albert, SKPosts: 94Member
    this video shows how dated the graphics engine is... still a good game but i have outgrown it....
  • zomard100zomard100 karlovacPosts: 228Member
    Yes it was best mmo for me. I was there from beginning and i do return from time to time. Game is so huge that  if you start from scratch you can have fun for  many years. For new generation of gamers is a must have, so they can see how a real classic mmorpg looks like. I would like to see wow in skyrim graphic, that would be something to hold me for another 8 years. Best mmo ever created
  • MaxJacMaxJac Another Dimension, CAPosts: 185Member
    The fact that I try to get into the game at least once a year again speaks to what it once meant to me. While I may have changed, the game has not. If you haven't tried the game, it isn't a bad place to be.
  • ArbedeArbede Kepler - 22bPosts: 19Member
    aaaand... panda.. what a bullshit idea.. just screwed the game so baaad.
  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,664Member Uncommon
    I was there at launch and man was it the most epic game I've ever played. No other game, MMO or non-MMO, has given me this sense of epicness like WoW.

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  • black_isleblack_isle IstanbulPosts: 239Member Uncommon

    YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!!!  

     

     :' )

  • WhitebeardsWhitebeards TokyoPosts: 778Member

    There are wannabes MMOS which dream to beat WOW and then there is WOW.

    WOW isa genre of its own. Success well deserverd.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,994Member Uncommon
    Ah yes, I remember having fun in WOW 8 years ago, when my son (who was 12 at the time) and I first logged into Azeroth. Now he is 20 and so much has changed.


    Well except that almost every MMO since then has been practically the same damn game.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
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  • wireded21wireded21 NorfolkPosts: 118Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Ah yes, I remember having fun in WOW 8 years ago, when my son (who was 12 at the time) and I first logged into Azeroth. Now he is 20 and so much has changed.

    Well except that almost every MMO since then has been practically the same damn game.

    How bizarre, same experience for me. I got into MMO's a few years before WoW. WoW was one of the first MMO's I played together with my Son who also is now 20.

    Since then he's gone on to beome a bit more hardcore than myself... playing GW, DF, Rift, LoL... others...

    My son continued to play WoW including all the expansions but stopped after Catacombs. I stopped after I hit level 30 on vanilla WoW and started playing SWG, PS, WWIIOnline.

  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon

    "Asking why we fight is like asking why leaves fall."  Leaves fall because deciduous trees go dormant in the winter. Pandas aren't very bright. I guess that's why they're becoming extinct.

    Grats Blizzard. So what are they going to do for the ten year anniversary?

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

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