Saturday, February 22, 2014

Shared Topic Idea: Throwback Expansion

Hi guys just thought to announce that this week its shared topic idea was from yourstruly it's all about Throwback expansion from Feb 22-28. I asked,

I know we heard the word "Throwback" many times around the net, but as part of World of Warcraft expansions. I want to know what is the best expansion in game that really highlights a lot of your accomplishments in game especially that the new upcoming expansion is coming its nice to look back it could be the one when you started playing with your main character, getting a cool mount, being in a great guild, or your very first screenshot in game if you still have it or being in PvP battlegrounds or Arenas, even your raiding experiences back in BC or PRE-BC, Cataclysm, etc. You can be creative how you want to do this it could be storyline, poem, screenshots up to you it is pretty much a throwback experiences you can share to everyone.

To be honest this topic for me was quiet a challenge and a lot to think about even though I know it was my idea lol because i had so much fond memories of my past expansions with my guild, raiding experience, and just about everything and the expansion that really brought a lot of really really fun times with my friends in game that i play with was during Burning Crusade.

I don't even know where to start, okay when I first started pre-bc (actually about a month before the Burning Crusade came out) since it was my ex-bf who introduced me to World of Warcraft i got hooked right there right then. World of Warcraft was my first MMORPG. 

Burning Crusade was a fun expansion i remember from Karazhan raids, SSC, to TK, Zul'aman, Black Temple, Gruul's lair raids that I've been to. I even managed to raid lead then and decided i want to create a guild on my own and <Death Threat> guild was born. I made it with members of players that I mostly played with and enjoy raiding with them. Every other two weeks I always conduct guild meetings just to talk about the status of the guild, what content to raid, etc. and when we do this event we take screenshots with our guild tabards on (This is one thing i missed being in a guild back then) because now a days, you rarely see players being in a guild wearing a guild tabard. 

We run around Ironforge, walking slowly riding our mounts and around and then some players start to follow and it was a chain that was one fun memory i will never forget till this day. I miss my guild very much. Though you might think we are all just having fun no we don't. We raided we were serious we killed a few and even tried to ranked the guild top 10-25 on 10 mans and 25mans. I also managed to lead raids outside of the guild for casual every weekends so other players can get a chance to loot some great items as well or out alts for that matter.

I also remember leveling in Outlands it was quiet a challenge back then to especially when raiding where you have to farm your mats for potions to use for raids, from cooking food and providing enough for your raiders as well. There was exactly ups and downs during the BC expansion but it was all worth it because raiders become more into putting there A-Game on, the raiding experience to being needing to learn the concepts and mechanics of the fights.

Being a priest is not just being a priest then you really focus and learn how to play your role in game and with that I carry that knowledge to this day. I learned a lot from my previous guilds in BC days. BC raids and instances was actually far the most kills i did compare to the other expansions, it was the most successful raids i did with my priest. 

Burning crusade was also the only expansion to have (9 different raid instances to go to) guilds were all busy at that time but it was fun. I am proud to be able to start playing around this expansion, i gain a lot of friends and this was also the time i started blogging as well. So much screen shots that I lost most of it. But if you care to look at my gallery some are there but one of this days i will compile all my screenshots and show it to you via youtube. 

I am proud to say i had mostly completed the raids of achievements during the expansion. I also able to grind all my reputation to exalted, this was the time that being exalted on any faction its beneficial to your characters from gaining gears and more. I never really acquired any legendary items at this time but it was all good. from acquiring mounts had to do a lot of daily quests and also farming mats but did that with my priest and no regrets at all. 

I had fond memories with other expansions as well especially the lich king, and cataclysm. This time I was having trouble staying in current guild so I was pretty much guild hopping and server change, but I was able to gain a lot of friends then. I had the chance to raid with top 5 guilds and the applications and qualifications was tough and the questions are really intense to really interview you how you play your character and how you optimize your stats and all that. But despite of it all, I still manage to have fun because I don't want to get too stressed out in game as that is the main reason why i want to play the game as my outlet and past time of my real life stress. 

Here is a video i made for my previous guild Simplicity of our boss kills I was also the one who edited the screenshots during Cataclysm expansion. I have a lot of screenshot from Wrath and Cataclysm expansion but I will compile that first because it's a lot. I also have a few raiding videos in youtube if you want to check it out from my previous expansions like ToGC raids and PvP bosses.

Anyway, I think i had said enough lol or its not always enough because these events are just a throwback expansion there's more to come especially a new expansion is coming World of Draenor. So far I love the Pandaria expansion, I was able to level my alt characters with the super fast leveling experience is crazy now a days, So yea im taking advantage of that. 

In my opinion, past expansions maybe just a gateway for other plyaers to be able to play the current content, but for many of us who started playing since the beginning of the creation of World of Warcraft it really makes a lot of difference, because we gained a lot of knowledge in how to play our characters, to expand our knowledge to learn the mechanics of the game especially in raids, be wiser on using the auction houses and able to gain and obtain loots and farm mats. 

Most importantly we build friendship through all these years, from guild you stayed with for longest time, making a lot of fond memories, and enjoying playing the game everyday. For me sometimes i don't just play this game but i also take it seriously like an extension of my life because it has been a part of me now. I may had quit and took  a break but I came back. Just remember to limit and moderate your time wisely on playing the game.

Thank you guys for reading or just dropping by my blog. Happy gaming as always! =)


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