#1 - 2013/10/17 07:08:00 PMI've got a confession. I'm old. 34 to be honest and apparently much to old to play wow. These days (and for a long time) im a dirty casual player. Here's a few of my fondest memories.
I started in BC and I've loved this game all those years. I remember my first char fondly (a hunter of course). My first WOW memory was being ganked in stranglethorn by two lvl 60s. Out of nowhere one of them was sapped and a rogue appeared, killed the 2nd and then proceeded to spank the other. I giggled for hours! I carried on leveling my hunter but secretly yearned to be that rogue.
I remember being level 17 and 10 of us attacking a level 30 mob, killing it and then giggling when it dropped a copper. I remember getting lost in gnomer and repeatedly trounced but loving every minute of it and the fun we had. I remember mummitroid my long time mage sidekick and how she made me ride through stormwind naked when I lost a duel to her.
I raided in BC, pugged in the wonderful wotlk due to a dead server and spent most of that expansion trying to out DPS folks while healing (and often succeeded). I've been a gm and an officer, a lover and a loser and I've paid my sub all this time.
But I'm a dirty casual. I know nothing, have no skills and am noobish. What I really am is an old fart who looks back and says `in my day....
On some days, years ago I was excellent at wow. That degraded to good, and these days I would struggle to say average. I have a house, cars a wife and son and I'm really only hanging around for those brief blasts of nostalgia in the short time I have to play.
Don't hate me for using lfr, don't hate me for liking the timeless isle. In the brief time I have, they made me feel (if ever so briefly) epic.
I won't be around much longer. I have a date with Garrosh then im gone. My friends have moved on, I can't for the life of me summon the energy to make new ones after seeing what feels like a world of scum in wow. But I love it still. I love it like the memory of a first kiss, knowing I'll never experience it again but wishing....
Thank you to those who I've met on my travels and my old lost friends. And to everyone who pitches in, overcomes and helps others despite how simple it seems. Gratz u are the lifeblood of wow.
And as we used to say, the only people who use the word noob in wow, are the ones who are noobs.