August 3rd, 2009, the fist day of my account in WoW, the day I got
I do get the irony that here we are in the same month, 10 years later, and I’m poised to do it all from the beginning once again.
10 years ago I joined a server that was created in January of 2009. It was one of the last “new” servers ever opened by Blizzard. For a time, it was the true Vanilla WoW experience. No BoA gear, no fortunes to power level professions, no established guilds, everyone was a new player with only what the system gave you. My wife started here on day 1, which looking back was shear coincidence. She had the game sitting on her desk for over a year. We just decided to install it that particular day, and right there at the top was Borean Tundra (New Players). Had we joined somewhere else, one of the original servers, I don’t think we would still be playing. It was a unique experience that no one has really had in at least 10 years.
And here we are again my friends. It will be tough going, there will be groans about having to loot each body, having to hoof it all over the world as we venture out of the starting zones. And the frustration of running back for turn ins, lack of bag space, visiting trainers, the old Ogrimmar city layout. Sneaking into Stormwind to do the Stocks, so many things that we no longer take for granted, and yet I am excited for it. I’m excited for a return to when the Shadowpriest class clicked for me, for when it was much more intuitive and didn’t require running sims for every piece of gear you got.
My goal? To get to level 60 when I can, to grow this guild on Myzrael to become what it is today, one of the largest on the server, with great people that want to have fun. So yes, you will probably see me jumping in on dungeons 20 levels lower than I am to get people through, I will certainly be making a lot of 8 slot bags. It will be a hard journey, one that I made before, and the experience shaped me into the player I wanted to be. I haven’t seen him in awhile, and I would like to get that passion back.