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    Unhappy I miss old wow :(

    I miss the thrill.
    I miss feeling like I achieved something after each lvl up.
    I miss mobs who can fight us back and show us our place.
    I miss grouping with other people to do difficult quests.
    I miss spamming 'LFD xxx' then after finding group going there with another player, summoning other, getting a third of exp bar for entire run, not receiving a single item and single feeling damn good about yourself.
    I miss ganking and being ganked.
    I miss looking at that one player who has really awsome gear and thinking of him as some kinda god.
    I miss being noob and helping other noobs in wow.
    I miss the community, they atleast had some sense of humour and something interesting to say even when flamming someone, these days /2 looks like /b/ on 4chan.
    I miss diversity.
    I miss things that you had to put really alot of time into that wouldn't quite pay out, but still would make the player special.
    I miss silly bugs that did some really funny things.

    I miss the wow, not what's left of it today.

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    do you miss having to go to the summoning stone to get other people there?
    "If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom." - LaVar Burton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogogaipan View Post
    do you miss having to go to the summoning stone to get other people there?
    Back when normal mounts were 40, and we were making group for sm armory or something noone had mounts so I'd put aspect of cheetah on my hunter and just run through northern EK. Still in my fond momories

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    Just adding this.

    I miss epics that were actually epic. :3
    Heyoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogogaipan View Post
    do you miss having to go to the summoning stone to get other people there?
    I know I do. Did you ever feel that getting a group together with people on your server made you feel more part of your community then just random players from realms your never see again?

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    ok mate. go play on lvl 60 private realms and it's all back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogogaipan View Post
    do you miss having to go to the summoning stone to get other people there?
    actually i do, because half the time id find some pvp entertainment in some alliance who also were at the stone. not to mention most of the time people were nicer back when you had to make the group, if you were a ninja or an ass people just wouldnt group with you.


    over all the atmosphere was ALOT different than it is today, while yes there are more people playing the quality of people has gone down some what.
    Last edited by Senbo; 2011-11-20 at 01:17 PM.
    Tell them that the Lich King is dead...and the World of Warcraft...died with him.

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    Oh look, it's this thread again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umchilli View Post
    Back when normal mounts were 40, and we were making group for sm armory or something noone had mounts so I'd put aspect of cheetah on my hunter and just run through northern EK. Still in my fond momories
    So you liked to fly to cross roads and go on foot, or by slow mount to razorfen kraul, to sit there waiting on someone else, to summon 3 other people? Really? You have an unique sense of fun.


    Edit: I'm not talking community, I am talking about taking trips to hang out at stones, easily one of the most tedious things ever.
    "If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom." - LaVar Burton.

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    In short: You miss playing games, which are new to you and which you havent played for years now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umchilli View Post
    Back when normal mounts were 40, and we were making group for sm armory or something noone had mounts so I'd put aspect of cheetah on my hunter and just run through northern EK. Still in my fond momories
    thats not old wow, thats the new and improved but not as improved as current wow is. also going to SM just plain sucked donkey balls as alliance since the only flightpoint even remotely close was in plaguelands and to get through plaguelands meant much death at the hands of much higher lv mobs
    Isnt 10% of infinite still infinite?

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    Nostalgia Threads. Almost as new and interesting as my new and interesting response...
    Anyways.
    Nostalgia sets in, I remember the good times, I shed a tear for the time that has gone; I then remember the bad and annoying, and my tear becomes joy..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lansworthy View Post
    Nostalgia
    Nostalgia sets in, I remember the good times, I shed a tear for the time that has gone; I then remember the bad and annoying, and my tear becomes joy..
    Yea still sore about those snake traps that would flag you in TM and kill you... >_<
    "If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom." - LaVar Burton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
    Just adding this.

    I miss epics that were actually epic. :3
    i want to further this thought by saying i miss when blues felt epic. i remember how awesome it was to have dungeon set 1 and to work on dungeon set 2.

    ---------- Post added 2011-11-20 at 01:20 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Lansworthy View Post
    Nostalgia Threads. Almost as new and interesting as my new and interesting response...
    Anyways.
    Nostalgia sets in, I remember the good times, I shed a tear for the time that has gone; I then remember the bad and annoying, and my tear becomes joy..
    nostalgia plays a part yes, but it doesnt account for the loss of people that is currently a problem =D
    Tell them that the Lich King is dead...and the World of Warcraft...died with him.

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    try rift. its a bit like vanilla wow, and some new additions like dungeon queue, but without all the inane changes in cataclysm. for example, instead of 40 points in a talent tree at max level, you get something like 70 or 80, and can max two talent trees at once. there's a lot of things that went wrong in wow in wotlk and cataclysm. mainly dumbing down the game so an 8 year old can play it, rift fixed those things and made the right changes in a lot of areas.

    as I say, rift is what cataclysm should have been.... some ways similar to wow, like the questing, but without the "wtf blizz" changes to systems and making the game feel pointless leading to unsubscribing. you'll probably love rift.

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    after each level up you usually get a new ability or a talent point, it just doesnt take as long as it used to.
    some mobs can still kill you
    you can still group up with people if you want
    you can still spam "LFD XXX" and run all the way to the summoning stone if you want
    you can still gank people if you want
    you can still look at a nerd and think hes god if you want :S
    you can still help noobs out if you want...
    i miss the bugs that gave this game character too...
    so your point is, i think : now im not forced to do shitty stuff anymore this game isnt the same and i dont like it? or something...
    Everyone is guilty.

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    I too miss WoW pre-3.3. It felt like I was playing in a world. Right now, it just feels like playing GW1 solo. You leave the "public area" where everyone hangs out, and it's like you enter your own instanced world where it is just you and npcs and mobs.

    you can still spam "LFD XXX" and run all the way to the summoning stone if you want
    Too bad if you do that people will call you retarded and tell you to just use the dungeon finder.
    Last edited by Pachycrocuta; 2011-11-20 at 01:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogogaipan View Post
    So you liked to fly to cross roads and go on foot, or by slow mount to razorfen kraul, to sit there waiting on someone else, to summon 3 other people? Really? You have an unique sense of fun.


    Edit: I'm not talking community, I am talking about taking trips to hang out at stones, easily one of the most tedious things ever.
    Judging by people's responses not everyone though that way.
    It gave you chance to ineract with out players including opposite faction, even to be ganked then it party chat say 'shit, i just got ganked' and everyone would lol.
    maybe you'd gank someone else, noone knows, thats what made those trips an adventure. And yeah ganking at summoning point was epic.
    You know, not everyone here wants everything to be handed to them on plates.

    P.S. Old wow is not only vanilla wow, but also most of tbc and parts of wotlk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverwish View Post
    after each level up you usually get a new ability or a talent point, it just doesnt take as long as it used to.
    some mobs can still kill you
    you can still group up with people if you want
    you can still spam "LFD XXX" and run all the way to the summoning stone if you want
    you can still gank people if you want
    you can still look at a nerd and think hes god if you want :S
    you can still help noobs out if you want...
    i miss the bugs that gave this game character too...
    so your point is, i think : now im not forced to do shitty stuff anymore this game isnt the same and i dont like it? or something...
    and because of these changes look at all the cod kids who came to play who think they can do what they want without consequence all because they group with people from different servers. honestly if you cant even see how the community has changed through out the life of this game its impossible to try and explain it.
    Tell them that the Lich King is dead...and the World of Warcraft...died with him.

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    I miss the thrill - after 7 years of the same game..where does the surprise part come in?
    I miss feeling like I achieved something after each lvl up - I never felt that way...not after levelling 20 chars in Diablo 2 to 90+
    I miss mobs who can fight us back and show us our place - they are called...heroic and raidbosses and still in the game, last time I checked.
    I miss grouping with other people to do difficult quests - gets old when you are on an alt and nobody wants to help (see Icecrown)
    I miss spamming 'LFD xxx' then after finding group going there with another player, summoning other, getting a third of exp bar for entire run, not receiving a single item and single feeling damn good about yourself. - You can still do it that
    I miss ganking and being ganked. - you can still do that
    I miss looking at that one player who has really awsome gear and thinking of him as some kinda god. - I think anybody who is like that is kinda sad, but whatever floats your boat
    I miss being noob and helping other noobs in wow. - you need a new game for that
    I miss the community, they atleast had some sense of humour and something interesting to say even when flamming someone, these days /2 looks like /b/ on 4chan. - speak for yourself and your server, it is not like that at all where I play
    I miss diversity. - I miss the time when people would explain what that means. Maybe the diversity of Pally for Alliance and Horde only having shamans. Yeah, I remember all the "this is unfair QQ"
    I miss things that you had to put really alot of time into that wouldn't quite pay out, but still would make the player special. - like..erm..what?
    I miss silly bugs that did some really funny things. - example?

    I miss the wow, not what's left of it today. - Rose tinted glasses are nice.
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