AV lasting for a WEEK. fishing for 2-3 hours near horde bass. glitching underneath org or stormwind as horde and yelling idiotic macros. kiting world bosses across continents.
You know you played vanilla, when you get annoyed at ppl leaving a dungeon cause it takes longer than 30 minutes.. You know you played Vanilla when you get angry, and want to go physical on pricks whining about stuff being too expensive and stuff being too hard.. And last but not least ( my personal one, but guess everyone disagree..) You know you played Vanilla, when you actually miss the long epic quest chains, taking you across the world, making you experience stuff.. And you get upset when you see ppl rushing to max lvl, then complaining about the game being boring... Enjoy the damn journey...
"As Dark as a Ravens flight, Cold as Winters night"
Not sure if told already but:
You played Classic WoW if you remember using lower level spells for more efficiency.
You played Classic WoW if you remember the endless wipes and running back to BRM without complaining!
You played Classic WoW if you remember Arcanite Reaper HOOOOOOOO!!!
You played Classic WoW if you remember that rogues two-shot all clothies... Ambush > Backstab; NEXT!
You played Classic WoW if you remember leveling a paladin was auto attack and AFK for 5mins on each mob... Also paladin seals were consumed and ONLY lasted 30secs.
You played Classic WoW if you remember feeding hunter pets.
You played Classic WoW if you remember when some spells came from books that were random world drops.
You played Classic WoW if you remember using Thotbot.com before Wowhead.com came at all.
You played Classic WoW if you remember when epics WERE EPIC!
I was in one of the longest AV's ever on Frostwolf (US) horde side. That single AV took 8 days to complete and Horde were victorious! We joined it after waiting SIX hours and never left it once... My friend and brother and I had turns playing the character threw all those 8 days!
Also, you got Atiesh from Naxx not AQ40. The only piece from AQ was off of Oruo
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You played vanilla if...
a) You were one of the thousands of dead skeletons inside Black Rock Mountain
b) You had completed the Onyxia key quest chain
c) You paid gold to make your Scholomance Key
d) You remember Stratholme, Scholomance, Black Rock Depths, Upper and Lower Black Rock Spire being 10-15 man groups.
e) You remember contribution points from combat in Hillsbrad during the South Shore vs Tauren Mill push and pull combat.
f) YOU WERE AT the opening of Ahn Quraj Gates
g) You remember the Trolls White Raptor
h) You would kill for a Zandalari Hero Charm
i) You partook in "The Shadow of the Necropolis" Scourge Invasion 1.0
j) You remember Horde had Shamans, and Alliance had Bubble Hearth, I mean Paladins
k) You remember Azeroth before Battlegrounds, Mauradon, Dire Maul
l) You fought the 3 Green Drakes, Azeragos, and/or Kazzak
m) Your Gnomish Death Ray and Shrinking Ray were devastating in PvP
n) As a Rogue, you could stealth into Orgrimmar/Ironforge and use a Gnomish Mind Control cap to take control of a member of the opposite faction, and have them attack their flight master, for fun
o) You had a piece of your Tier 0 gear ninja'd, and it upset you
p) You qued for 2-8 hours for an Alterac Valley, just to spend the next 2-16 hours in the same battle
q) You knew (for Horde) Peeling the onion was the only way to win AV because of the darn BERSERKER TROLL in the middle of AV
r) You remember Sithilus as a deadzone
s) You had no safe town/fp inside Western Plague Lands as Horde (what a terrible run back)
t) The cave on the shore of Eastern Plague Lands was empty, and Tyrion was a hermit hiding out from the world in his small house
u) You remember the battle for Darrowshire quest line
v) Gold was neigh impossible to keep (if you were a raider)
w) As a Mage you had to make raid food and water, TWO AT A TIME (or warlock shard farming)
x) ONLY THE CHOSEN could make Hand of Sulfuron/Thunderfury
y) You damn near crapped your pants when you saw your pvp opponent was in tier 2 shinies (pre AQ)
z) You had to individually fly between flight masters as there was no Point A and B, there was Point A-Z
Holy necro, Batman!
Even as a Vanilla player, I've yet to understand why it is made out to be some badge of honour. Who cares if we played a very buggy version of the game that had many more flaws than today's version of it?
How to tell if someone played in 'vanilla'? Call him a noob and see how long a speech he gives about being better than you.
Probably already posted in this thread but:
How to tell if someone played in 'vanilla'? You dont, s/he'll tell you.
Don't know if this has been mentioned already but: You played vanilla if you own Tabard of the Protector
Also, You played vanilla if you bought your epic mount and riding skill for 1000g few days before the patch that discounted the cost. (Yup, i did this since i didn't have any clue about patch notes and such back then and also 1000g was a fortune back then.)
Your a vanilla noob if you were told you could get Mail at level 40 then stand next to the mailbox yet the letters never came!