Aka Ironyca Stood in the Fire – gaming blog
Late at night in trade channel.
Chapman: Nothing like trade channel full of non related chatter.
Healbot: You’re right there Chapman.
Twinkle: Who’d a thought 5 years ago we’d all be sittin’ here playing still?
Moonleaf: Aye. In them days, we’d a’ been glad to have a grey main hand weapon.
Chapman: A BROKEN grey main hand weapon.
Twinkle: Without any repair people around.
Healbot: OR pants!
Moonleaf: We all wore filthy panties.
Twinkle: We never used to have underwear. Us mages used to have to cover ourselves with our robes.
Chapman: The best WE warriors could manage was to get a shield and hide behind it.
Healbot: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.
Moonleaf: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old guild leader used to say to me, “Gold doesn’t buy you happiness.”
Twinkle: ‘E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN’. We used to raid every night and rarely get any loot.
Chapman: Loot? You were lucky to even get loot! We used to raid all the time, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no Ventrilo. Half the raid was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for fear of wiping on the boss!
Healbot: You were lucky to have a SEEN a boss! *We* used to have to raid Hogger!
Moonleaf: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of raiding Hogger! Woulda’ been a vacation to us. Every class was so hard to play in Vanilla that we all spend our raiding night studying how to play. We had to get up the next morning to clear the trash before we had to study boss tactics again! Raid!? Hmph.
Twinkle: Well when I say “Raid” it was the whole server trying to kill the four Emerald Dragons, of course they would one shot everyone, and then loot our corpses. Talking about being poor!
Chapman: We were evicted from raiding; we had to go and pvp in Warsong Gulch to gear up!
Healbot: You were lucky to have Warsong Gulch! There were a hundred and sixty of us trying to finish an Alterac Valley, but it went on for a month on end.
Moonleaf: A month?
Moonleaf: You were lucky. We played for 10 months with no pants and only a grey main hand weapon. We used to have to get up at six o’clock in the morning, clear the trash to the entrance of the instance, ticket a GM to get repaired, go train our weapon skill in Deadmines for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we were done, the raid had reset and we had to start all over again!
Chapman: Luxury. We had to raid naked with no weapons and no spells, we would all have to melee Onyxia AND her welps with our bare hands. Nobody had any mounts, cause we were all poor, and if you wanted to take a flight path, you had to sell yourself in Goldshire to afford the ride, if you were LUCKY!
Healbot: Well we had it tough. We used to get everyone on the server to raid, even level 1’s, cause that’s how hard the bosses were back then. We used to have to WALK all the way to the instance, running wasn’t enabled back then. And of course the boss was invisible. I, as a paladin would have to bless every 5th second. When a loot dropped every 6th month, we would all roll, even if the item was of no use to us, just so we could show off in Ironforge.
Twinkle: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o’clock at night, half an hour before our raid had ended, train my unarmed weapon skill, raid twenty-nine hours a day And PvP for an extra 5. When a mob dropped gold, we used to have to pay a GM to loot it, and when we got to a capital city, our faction leader would kill and corpse camp us.
Moonleaf: But you try and tell the young people today that Vanilla was hard… and they won’t believe ya’.
Chapman: Nope nope.