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  1. #61
    I started playing because eeriely, it was everything I was looking for in a game. I woke up one day a few years ago and thought; "Right, this is my perfect kind of game - let's see if anything like it actually exists." I wanted a fantasy game with an open world, different unique classes, lots of story, and racial choices. WoW was almost unbelievably close to my idea of my perfect game!

    I've flicked from faction to faction. I began on the Alliance, and have lots of nostalgia there. I also prefer how it's the classic concept of medieval knights and castles. Yet I also branched out to the Horde, because I love the High Elf/Blood Elf story and I like how most of the races are very tribal and in tune with nature (At least, before Garrosh came along).

    I wanted to have a Druid as my main character, because I love nature magic in games and the idea of shapeshifting was just so cool. I also like healing.

    I began as a Night Elf, as I love elves in video games. The Night Elf history which I found later was also brilliant. Yet when Worgen were released, I changed in a heartbeat. I'm english IRL, and being able to play as a victorian werewolf commanding the powers of nature was just too cool for me! :P


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  2. #62
    Herald of the Titans Wishblade's Avatar
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    Why?
    My cousin kept pestering me about giving it a go and after a few months of pestering and having a slight look at what it was I decided to give it a shot.

    Which Race?
    Human since I didn't feel like playing a dwarf, a tiny gnome or a funky-colored elf.

    Which Class?
    Warrior since I wasn't into casters, sneakiness didn't seem like my thing and I felt true strength was more appealing than fighting with the light.

    Why Horde/Alliance?
    My cousin was Alliance, so... I didn't know what I was doing back then...
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    Why?
    Not going to lie, I had seen pictures of draenei and the Raven Lord mount, and thought they were wicked cool. I had only played one MMO beforehand. So draenei and mounts are essentially why I started playing WoW. xD

    Which Race?
    At the very beginning, I went Night Elf. When I finally bought the game I went Blood Elf. Now, I'm mostly worgen and draenei -- they're my favorite races.

    Which Class?
    I've switched a bit over the years, but hunter has always been my main. Pets mean the world to me. I love hunters.

    Why Horde/Alliance?
    I've switched over the years, and I'm Alliance now because I just love draenei and worgen. I do have Horde characters, though. I'm not particularly a one-faction type of person, I can easily switch between them without caring much. I love a lot of the races though, and sometimes I think it's a shame I can't just play a race I like while still being able to be with my friends.
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    Why?
    A friend introduced me after I got bored with Counter Strike Source, he did the same.

    Which Race?
    Night Elf, because the guy that introduced me said to lol Don't regret it at all, Night Elfs have the best immersing zones imo. Plus I have so many memories in Darkshore.

    Which Class?
    Druid. Again, the guy that introduced me briefly described what each class does and Druid sounded the best.

    Why Alliance?
    Guess? The guy that introduced me was Alliance.

  5. #65
    Why?
    I started caused i brought starcraft and it came with a 14 day trial I knew nothing about wow

    Which race?

    Human ,then i found out i dislike humans and healing is more of my niche, so i went with a nightelf druid (nightelf cause that's all they had)

    which class?
    mage then a druid a resto druid no matter what class i play my main will always be a resto druid.

    why horde/alliance?
    I started off with alliance and liked it for years..but then i always wondered about the other side, so i leveled a horde toon. Now i play on both sides. horde and alliance. I guess you can say i'm neutral amongst them. Hince my sig

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  6. #66
    Why?
    I used to play Counter-Strike with a bunch of my friends, but they all started playing WoW. Once they hit 60 and started raiding Molten Core, I basically played CS alone. WoW seemed like such a time sink so I was hesitant to start playing, but all my friends were hooked on this game. I was in Vent with all my buddies and I said, if I can score a kill with one of the weakest guns in the game (TMP), I would join them in playing WoW. Somehow managed a kill. Bought WoW a few days later (12/24/04 or 05) and ended up spending all of Christmas and New Years playing WoW.

    Which Race?
    Human. Wasn't a fan of the other races and my friends warned me that the NE starting zone was difficult to get out of. Still not a fan of Darnassus to this day.

    Which Class?
    Paladin. Played one in D2 so I figured it would be similar. (lol) I didn't know there were other skill trees when I was leveling up and I actually grinded out 1-60 as Holy. Took me forever.

    Why Alliance?
    Friends decided to play Alliance. I really had no choice in the matter. Probably would have picked Alliance anyway. I'm a sucker for the "good guys".

  7. #67
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    Why?
    A guild asked me and I had nothing to do. dec2012

    Which race
    Worgen, passives seemed nice.

    Which class
    Hunter. The guild told me to make one.

    Why Alliance?
    Guild.

  8. #68
    Why?
    My buddy in college was playing, and I was looking for an MMO. Here we are 8 years later.

    Which Race?
    Human? I'm already human, boring. Gnome/Dwarf? Too small and weird! Ended up with Male Night Elf. Big and strong! Ready to tank.

    Which Class?
    I knew I wanted a melee, and warrior appealed to me. The strong warrior who protects his team!

    Why Horde/Alliance?
    My very first character that I got to like level 2, was an undead warrior, but then my buddy said, oh we're alliance, so I ended up going over to alliance with him. 8 years later, I am now a full char sheet of horde =D

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    why?
    It was a better fantasy game than Runescape and seemed like a more in-depth world full of adventure. I met many great people playing the game too

    Which Race?
    Blood Elf, I liked the look of them when I was younger.

    Which Class?
    Paladin, a hybrid just seemed like a good option for a first time character. Not to mention I wanted to wear plate gear.

    Why Horde/Alliance?
    Thinking back on it, I never associated myself with either. When I started I didn't hate the Alliance, or love the Horde. I choose Horde because I liked the look of Blood Elves. As I began to discover my faction, I began to really feel apart of the Horde, and that I had made the right choice in doing so. For the Horde.

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    Why?
    My ex-husband played for about a year, attempting to convince me to play, before he finally did. I had been irritated with the amount of time he spent playing. Turns out, the game stuck with me a lot longer than him (and longer than he did as well).
    Which Race?/Which Class?
    Night elf druid, because I had watched him play a boomkin and it looked fun...WoW was my first MMO so I just read over the character descriptions and decided it'd fit me well enough (I now have mostly Horde characters, with a priest main and a large variety of other classes as alts)
    Why Alliance?
    Again, because that's what he was and I didn't know anyone else who played at that time. When I eventually made the switch to Horde it was because I'd met people on both factions, some who had moved, but the server I was on had a much healthier Horde side. I now honestly prefer the Horde and my bevy of blood elves.

  11. #71
    Why?
    My high school friends were playing it (circa 2006) and I was getting burned out on Final Fantasy XI, so I gave it a shot. I thought the game looked pretty stupid at first; coming from pretty graphics in FFXI to the more cartoonish style of WoW took some adjusting. After I got used to it, though, I found it infinitely more fun than FFXI.

    Which race
    Human. I played a Hume on XI and I don't like change, ha.

    Which class
    Warlock. I played on a PvP server and it was fun lighting people on fire. The questable and incredibly cool looking mount at 40 was a huge plus as well.

    Why Alliance?
    S'what my IRL friends played. I also always liked the Alliance races more than the Horde ones.

  12. #72
    Why?
    Couple of RL friends played the beta, and after watching it long enough I was convinced this wouldn't be the second coming of SWG (since it was my prior and only MMO experience before WoW).

    Which race?
    Human, since that's what my friends all picked.

    Which class?
    Warlock, because it had an "evil bastard" ring to it. Since then I've ended up on Horde and played mostly as Horde for the better part of my WoW experience.

    Why Alliance/Horde?
    I like the Horde races and artwork more. They are a little more off the wall than the alliance races, which for the most part stick to RPG "stereotypes". That said, I am leveling up a human warrior now for the experience of the Alliance quest lines (and to tag along with some friends).

  13. #73
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    I was playing Lineage 2 in an internet cafe 8 years ago or so, and there was this guy that seriously raided on an undead mage. He convinced me to get an account and some time, and I started playing as a warrior noob with him sponsoring me with gold (5 gold was like a huge deal). I still played mainly l2, but I casually got to 60 after a while and tagged along to a few raids as a noob. I was still maintaining my position that WoW looks too cheap for me to take it seriously, and I did not like the GCD/casting mechanics.

    Then TBC came out and I was sold. I rerolled to a warlock and stopped being a noob.

  14. #74
    So I can grief people in lfr an make their game time unenjoyable

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    Why?
    My friend spent the whole year trying to convince me to start playing, after getting annoyed by his desire for me to play I picked up the game. He quit the game a month later... Yet i still kept playing since it my first MMO and a whole new and fun experience.

    Which Race?
    Female Night Elf

    Which Class?
    Warrior

    Why Horde/Alliance?
    I did play alliance for a couple of months until I changed to horde and never looked back.
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  16. #76
    Why?
    Well I hear a lot about WoW back in 2006, it was very cheap at that time (20 Euro or so) so I just got it.

    Which Race?
    Forsaken, I liked them the most, even though I kinda hate them today

    Which Class?
    Mage, I was stoked by the Opening Cinematic of Classic, I loved the Mage.

    Why Horde?
    Because I wanted to play as a Forsaken :P

  17. #77
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    Why?
    I went into a gaming shop and asked if they'd heard any information about the game Matrix Online, the didn't know when it would be available in Australia. I went back and asked if they could recommend any other game like that (didn't know what an mmo was at the stage). They suggested World of Warcraft. That was April 05. About a week before my 21st. So my organisation was pretty bad for that night.

    Which Race?
    Human. Which later became Dwarf.

    Which Class?
    Warrior. Played a warrior up until CATA. Made the switch to a mage, best thing I'd done.

    Why Horde/Alliance?
    I'd picked Alliance because I'd played Warcraft 1 and 2 and at that stage I didn't find anything appealing about that horde.

  18. #78
    I was a Warcraft 1/2/3 player and I loved the universe. World of Warcraft seemed the next logical step. Unfortunately, it all went to shit in BC, Cataclysm and the last expansion whose rancid name I hate to even mention.

    I was a human mage. I expected to cast Blizzard and do crazy damage like in other Warcraft games. Casting it for the first time was one of the worst experiences I had in WoW, right then at level 22 when I got it I realized something was wrong with this game. It was weak and pitiful.

    Alliance because FOR THE ALLIANCE.

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    why?
    Because of WC3 and my friends were playing at the time.

    Which Race?
    Human initially then NE.

    Which Class?
    Mage at first, and then DK.

    Why Alliance?

    Because my friends were all alliance.
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    Why?
    I was addicted to WC3.

    Which race
    Tauren. I played the orcs a lot in WC3 and was known to amass Tauren warriors. Needless to say I loved the race of Tauren and wanted to play one in WoW.
    Which class
    Tauren warrior. Same reason as the race.

    Why horde/alliance?
    I only started as horde because of the Tauren.

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