Thursday, July 26, 2012

Living in BC times again!

So lately, WoW has just been missing something to me. It took me awhile to figure it out, but I finally did. I miss the REAL challenge that you had but in the Burning Crusade. I miss the attunments you needed to do in order to actually be able to get in to a raid. I miss the real risk of being killed by mobs that were only 4 levels higher than you were. I miss the real need to work together in a dungeon or raid group. The fact that you couldn't really carry people through stuff like you can now. It has just become a little bit.....boring.  Well, after a lot of searching, I have found the answer to all of my problems...private servers. I now play on a private server that only goes up to patch 2.4.3. So the best you can hope for in content is to get in to Sunwell Plateau, which is still an amazing place in my book.

It's also amazing to see the fact that the server has that sense of community that you actually had back then too. There are no cross server BGs, raids, dungeons, nothing. You use the old LFG where you say what you are looking to run and people looking to fill spots see you and invite you to their group, or you ask in chat about a run you want to do. One advantage that the server does have though is cross faction stuff. You can run dungeons and raids with members of the opposing faction. This I think is amazing and actually brings the server a little bit closer together, there by making the game a bit more fun.

And unlike a lot of private servers, there are no HUGE XP, honor, reputation or gold buffs. you get about what you would have gotten back when BC was current content. I'm telling you, if you long for those days again, there is nothing better then seeing in chat "LFM 1healer, 2dps for SSC then g2g".

And until my next post...Game on!

Who is this guy?

I thought I'd start off my first post on this new blog with a little background about myself as a gamer. I have been playing RPGs since the mid 1980s with Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior on the original Nintendo. I've always loved games, but RPGs were my favorite by far. Then my life started down a path that would change the way I game forever. While I was dating my now wife, she introduced me to Warcraft 2. I instantly went crazy for it. Although it was move of a strategy game, I loved the characters in it. With my eyes open to Warcraft, I saw a game in a Best Buy while I was buying some CD or something....World of Warcraft! I went home that day and looked it up and "OMG...THERE'S A FREE TRIAL!!!"  2 days in to my 14 day free trial, my wife and I decided we needed to buy this game. 2 WoW accounts later and life has never been the same, lol. I've played and/or still do play serveral other MMORPGs including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars, Lord of the Rings Online, Star Trek Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online. Although I do enjoy other MMOs, I seem to always come back to World of Warcraft. I had played it since just before Burning Crusade launched. I lead a guild and a raid team that from Karazhan to Blackwing Decent and everything in between.

After over 6 years of playing, the change in players mentality and play styles caused me to decide to leave WoW. I moved on to Star Wars: The Old Republic, which I stated playing during the beta. Very good game and yet, after only about 6 months, I found myself going back to play WoW as well. My wife and I still enjoy playing SW:TOR and WoW mainly and I have even got my godson in to MMOs.  So that is just a little bit about me and my gaming background. I'm sure there will be more insights in coming posts, lol. So until my next on!

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