Happy 14th Anniversary WoW Europe!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On this day, 14 years ago, World of Warcraft released in Europe!

14 years is a heck of a long time, and I’m sure many of you have some fond memories of friendships made, raids not going according to plan, epic PvP victories (or defeats), and maybe even finding a rare mount or two!

When did you start playing?

What’s your favourite memory of WoW?

Do you remember this screen?


Most of all, THANK YOU for choosing to spend your time in this world (and some short stays on other worlds) over the years!

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
WoW Classic Updates
Not to split hairs here, but I’m far more interested in the decisions that have been made than I am how far along they are in implementing said decisions. I have total confidence in Blizzard to make things happen from a technical perspective. I do have some concerns that the overlords at Acti-Blizz will “encourage” extras to generate revenue at the expense of authenticity.
Those are some of the coolest conversations I think I’ve personally had about the project with the Classic team. As a fanboy I honestly get a little giddy about them. I don’t want to overhype them because not a lot of people are that excited about restoring old maps, or UI elements. Like I said before we look forward to sharing more specific details and even some examples of how the team managed to solve some problems that we think are pretty interesting.

I totally get the concern, but to comfort the thought that comes with that, this isn’t a normal project. It’s a passion project for you folks that have been diehard Classic fans and have been asking us to provide a real Vanilla server for over 10 years. We know we haven’t won over all of you yet, and some are waiting to see a closer final product, but the team is dedicated to trying to pull it off. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
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  1. eduwneso's Avatar
    And thanks for this world you gave us blizz, I can't thank you enough, I have amazing memories in it!, it's not the same game right now but still playing with other friends, raiding and having fun! But I must admit sometimes I get nostalgic about stuff


    P.D: Waiting on the salt on this, don't let me down MMO-C!!!
  1. Silent One's Avatar
    Wish I could have seen more of the glory days! I'm a Wrath Baby.
  1. Gismodan's Avatar
    Since the open beta, many fond memories but this encounter with a gm was probably the best.

  1. Grimalkin of Old's Avatar
    Make WoW great again!
  1. FlasKamel's Avatar
    Haven't played since August, but really miss Azeroth these days, no matter how mediocre BfA is.
    One of the few things that's been with me ever since I was 12!
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    My favourite part was when the Devs were passionate about their game. I am 100% done with WoW now though sadly, and to ensure of that I have converted all my gold to WoW Tokens which were used for capping out my Battle.net balance to €250, as well as deleting my characters.
  1. Felixon's Avatar
    That was a great game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    My favourite part was when the Devs were passionate about their game. I am 100% done with WoW now though sadly, and to ensure of that I have converted all my gold to WoW Tokens which were used for capping out my Battle.net balance to €250, as well as deleting my characters.
    That must have been painful. No matter how bad it is or becomes in the future,I will never delete my characters.
  1. FlasKamel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Felixon View Post
    That must have been painful. No matter how bad it is or becomes in the future,I will never delete my characters.
    I deleted my first account, like, the account itself, because I spent way too much time on it.
    In many ways it was a stupid decision, and cost me shitloads to buy a new account. And you'd think that ruined the whole point of deleting it in the first place, but having an account I'm not as attached to felt kinda refreshing. I also spen(d/t) much less time on it for that exact reason.

    Ofc had to take screenshots of every bag, character, letter and achievement first though. And then you kinda realise that's all there is to your chars, so it was fine. For me. Since everyone asked.
  1. Drakoes's Avatar
    I do remember that screen and still have my original installation disks.

    i first started playing vanilla WoW when I was 12. I can't believe time just flies like that...
  1. bigsuirlife's Avatar
    so no rewards for anniversary?
  1. MiiiMiii's Avatar
    "I totally get the concern, but to comfort the thought that comes with that, this isn’t a normal project. It’s a passion project for you folks that have been diehard Classic fans and have been asking us to provide a real Vanilla server for over 10 years."

    Every game you make should be a passion project. Guess that magic is gone from your other projects huh?
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    One question is missing in the bluepost:

    When did you stop playing this shitty current game?

    Only a few months left to Classic bois!
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    I'm gonna be a negative nelly and say I feel like Lore is starting to pull back on the Classic hype.

    It's probably nothing.
  1. ascensyon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by eduwneso View Post
    And thanks for this world you gave us blizz, I can't thank you enough, I have amazing memories in it!, it's not the same game right now but still playing with other friends, raiding and having fun! But I must admit sometimes I get nostalgic about stuff


    P.D: Waiting on the salt on this, don't let me down MMO-C!!!
    they are thank you lol because they are about to fire everyone over there lol.
  1. EternalBany's Avatar
    That wasnt really an answer
  1. tankbug's Avatar
    I'm surprised that the devs are allowed to "waste" time on this project at all, especially in these days of cost saving and layoffs.
  1. eduwneso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ascensyon View Post
    they are thank you lol because they are about to fire everyone over there lol.
    I don't think they are.
  1. vashe9's Avatar
    I started 1 day after the launch because I couldn't get a copy of the game... I remember buying it in a local game shop lol
    I was 17,5 years old (and yes I had to "lie" about my age for 6 months to get a "guild with 18+ only" when I started in 2005 !

    I still remember my ragequit/switchserver/swich faction/switch class (yes I started from scratch) after my guild didnt want any more warlocks on Onyxia "because mages do better dps" even when I outdpsed them... It was before the "more dots!!" meme of course
  1. Sil's Avatar
    Classic WoW is way overdue. Would've done it a few years ago but not now. Won't live up to the hype any longer. It will be relatively packed at launch but then die off slowly. Vanilla was great but only when you experienced it as a new game. A time where items were only known after a boss was killed, where surprises existed. Everyone will just level up now to get his Dark Edge of Insanity and/or Corrupted Ashrbinger to stand on the mailbox all day. Whooptie fucking doo.

    Fanboys don't like to hear it but this game is in such a hard decline, you'll be lucky to see 1 more expansion before it dies off completely.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    Was there, did that. Obviously still have my vanilla collector's edition.

    Not in the slightest interested in playing it again tho. Will probably create a shaman just to see the 5 minutes buffs again and that will be it.

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