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It's Hard to Believe, But World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is 10 Years Old

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 3,129
edited November 2018 in Videos Discussion

imageIt's Hard to Believe, But World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is 10 Years Old

It's one of those "where were you when" days as it's the tenth anniversary of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. WotLK was the second expansion to World of Warcraft and is touted by many as the best of Blizzard's creations.

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  • MensurMensur Member RarePosts: 842
    edited November 2018
    Man I am getting old. Thanks s for putting things into perspective for me.
    SBFordScotConstantineMerusnatpickMrMelGibson

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  • KalebGraysonKalebGrayson Member RarePosts: 430
    Man do I miss my Unholy DK tank. Some of my best gaming memories are from WoW. Some of my worst gaming memories (regarding changes they made that I hated - talent tree removal for example) are from WoW.
  • vegetableoilvegetableoil Member UncommonPosts: 395
    it is a 16 years old game
    SedrynTyros
  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 512
    How can you have an anniversary for an expansion?  Especially when you can't even play said expansion anymore... just snippets there of?

    We're basically celebrating somethings death not it's life... more like, remember when WotLK was a thing?  Ahh, those were the good ole days.  Too bad Blizzard f'd it all up.

    This is a wake, not a celebration.
    SBFord
  • BizkitNLBizkitNL Member RarePosts: 2,501
    I remember that day. I was standing in line at a midnight launch event. Got a copy, went home and played for about 7 hours untill I had to go to work.

    It was glorious.
    SBFordKalebGraysonXingbairongCoolitTuor7MrMelGibson
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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    it is a 16 years old game
    This expansion - Wrath of the Lich King - is 10 years old. We all know the game itself is older. *facepalms*
    halfmysticSedrynTyrosMrMelGibson


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  • halfmystichalfmystic Member RarePosts: 264
    I loved WotLK, though it had it flaws. Doesn't matter.

    I remember it so clearly, when we were in Ice Crown Citadel, we wiped several times because back in those days tanks couldn't turn their backs to bosses as it would ruin mitigation - you couldn't block.

    So when we got to the Lich King and didn't know what we were doing, and I was tanking, I turned my back to Arthas and he one shot me. Teamspeak lit up with "YOU DON'T TURN YOUR BACK TO THE LICH KING BRO!".

    Good days, haha.
    SBFordTuor7MrMelGibson
  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,802
    this has been in WoW since vanilla. In order to block, you need to face your opponent.
  • halfmystichalfmystic Member RarePosts: 264
    edited November 2018

    Galadourn said:

    this has been in WoW since vanilla. In order to block, you need to face your opponent.



    Seems way less of a problem with the cooldowns you can pop to save yourself and not be one shot, but maybe you're right. I rarely see issues with tanks turning and running away for a moment to get into position when a boss is whaling on their backs. They changed something between then and now so you wouldn't have much issues, I guarantee it.
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 2,953
    edited November 2018
    To be honest, Wrath was the last time I truly enjoyed logging in to WoW. I played through Cata and Mists (months after each launched), but Wrath culminated (for me, anyway) the story begun in Warcraft III, and waiting for that is what kept me going, I think.

    Then the fundamental changes to classes during Cata were where the devs really started pushing classes to be played the way they wanted them played. I can't say I don't miss those earlier days, but....

    My name's Whitelantern, and I've been Wow-clean for 4 years.
    MrMelGibson

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  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,634
    Amazing expansion and the best cinematic ever, in my opinion.
    natpickSBFord
  • natpicknatpick Member UncommonPosts: 265
    just leveled my dark iron dwarf through that  expansion area and it was still fun today as it was back then,i just love the theme and the music and the leveling just glides through,this is what blizz have forgotten over the years,i think wotlk tells a great story.
    SBFordMrMelGibson
  • DeyirnDeyirn Member UncommonPosts: 458
    It was the last decent expansion before the game turned into shit.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,036
    it is a 16 years old game
      WoW released in Nov 2004....Its Nov 2018...Thats 14 years....
    SedrynTyros
  • perrin82perrin82 Member UncommonPosts: 243
    Good post and a great expansion
    SBFord
  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    edited November 2018
    Very Immersive expansion, It was the pinnacle of WOW for me before everything went on a steady decline. It would also be the last expansion I played for more than 6+ months
    MrMelGibson
    • Aloha Mr Hand ! 

  • GarySevenGarySeven Member UncommonPosts: 14
    LK was the last expansion that truly epitomized WoW lore and the need for community. Once LFD and LFR were added all the social aspects I enjoyed were destroyed. The need for quality guilds disappeared, and PUGS brought out the worst in folks. I haven't run dungeons or raided since LK, because I no longer have the tine to maintain my own guild.

    Those are things that just can't be fixed.

  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,375
    I feel like that I often wake up and when I have difficulty getting out of bed I cannot believe I'm almost 60 but my body never fails to remind me of this daily.
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  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 927

    BizkitNL said:

    I remember that day. I was standing in line at a midnight launch event. Got a copy, went home and played for about 7 hours untill I had to go to work.



    It was glorious.



    Yeah. I did the TBC and Wrath launch events at midnight and it was awesome. One of my most fond memories related to gaming.
  • CoolitCoolit Member UncommonPosts: 655
    Those were the days....

    WoW was exciting back then both PvP and PvE were fun and meaningful, getting prepared before a raid was a thing (yes, looking at you warlock stones), as was more than 5 button classes, the story was great and I still knew who the top guilds on my server were oh and which player had the best gear.

    Now I just look at BfA and think ...meh what's the point.
    JeffSpicoli
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,972
    Best x-pac of the game.
  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros Member EpicPosts: 2,924
    Eh ... The Burning Crusade was better ...
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 12,904
    That was my favorite time in WOW for me and my Aflock. I'd re-sub to play that version.
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  • CoolitCoolit Member UncommonPosts: 655

    BizkitNL said:

    I remember that day. I was standing in line at a midnight launch event. Got a copy, went home and played for about 7 hours untill I had to go to work.



    It was glorious.



    I remember being on ventrilo chatting with guildies while being phoned buy someone standing in the launch queue who didn't believe that we were all playing two hours before the official launch, he was so mad lol.

    Even today it’s still brought up from time to time\(^_^)/
  • RukushinRukushin Member UncommonPosts: 302
    eh....Vanilla was better....

    lol j/k I just had to, but honestly any of those three mentioned were lightyears better than what we have now.
    SedrynTyros
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