Thursday, July 3, 2008

10 Most Memorable WoW Moments?

I saw this posted on Gnomeaggedon's page and thought the idea was awesome. I've had my fair share of good moments in WoW but these are the 10 that stick out with me the most.

Naked Tauren Dancing - An old friend of mine whom I don't communicate with anymore actually started my wife and I on WoW. He and his girlfriend were RL friends of ours and convinced us to finally start playing with them on the Horde side of Silvermoon. I had never seen a Tauren before but when he met up with my wife's Rogue and my Mage in Orgrimmar he was buck naked and dancing near a fire. Seeing a naked Tauren doing the "peanut butter jelly time" dance made me ROFL for a good solid 20 minutes. I still have the screen cap of the 3 of us dancing naked by an Orgimmar fire sitting around on my PC somewhere.

Downing Hakkar - Our guilds first raid was ZG. It was our 3rd week in there and we had already cleared the other bosses before but always had to call it due to people leaving. We subbed in a few people from another guild and managed to down Hakkar on the first shot. What stands out the most in my mind is that a hunter friend of ours, Xuda, was in charge of Hunter-pulling the Son of Hakkar's up the ramp to be killed so we could poison ourselves but was AFK during the entire explaination.. and the whole boss fight. Turns out another Hunter did this and we made short work of Hakkar but noticed in the screencap that Xuda was still AFK after the entire thing. It was an ongoing joke in Mente Conceptus for a very very long time.

Sisterfister - After shuffling around a few alts and not really finding my niche' in WoW, some guildies in Mente decided to reroll on a PVP server that a friend of ours roomate that played on. I wanted a character with a retarded name so when I killed people they would say "I just got ganked by XXXXX!!!". Sisterfister was absurd and offensive enough and I created an Orc Warlock with the name. I honestly loved the class and had a blast playing him that when we all left the PVP server (around level 26) I had made another Warlock back on Silvermoon that eventually became my first 60 (pre BC), Abigore. So Sisterfister, who was meant to be nothing more than an offensive name on a PVP server, is the entire reason I have 2 70 Warlocks to this day and still consider it my favorite class.

BoP the tank? - During a routine farming run of the first 4 bosses in SSC we pulled Tidewalker. The fight was going smoothly as always until about 4% when suddenly he starts going apeshit on the raid and picking people off one by one. Our vent channel starts going ballistic trying to figure out what had happened when eventually it came out. Turns out that one of my best in-game friends, Call, who was a Holy Pally in the raid, had still had the tank targetted when he went to BoP someone who was getting torn apart by murlocs and cast Blessing of Protection on him, wiping his aggro completely and causing Tidewalker to destroy the raid. Mass amounts of laughter ensued and it's still an ongoing joke today.

Axe of Directions - Drim and Call are brothers and usually play together. When I met them, Drim was an Orc Warrior and Call was a Tauren Druid Moonkin. They were trying to find something in-game and Call was going all sorts of the wrong way, blaming his Treants for giving him wrong directions. Drim claimed that his axe gives better directions but the way it was portrayed in guild chat was hilarious.

Pull over! - After the BC expansion came out and all the quest reward gear looked awful, Drim, my wife's Rogue Evissia and my Warlock Abigore all got outfits that made us look like park rangers. We pretended to be cops and would run around Undercity giving people tickets for riding their mounts indoors. We've done some stupid stuff over the years but this takes the cake. It only got worse once Drim gave Evissia a Riding Crop for her birthday and our Rogue friend Shadowslip gave her a club weapon that looked like a nightstick. COPS! Undercity: On Patrol.

We come from SPACE! - This was very similar to the above mentioned act except it was only Drim and my Warlock, Abigore. We both had the rocket helm quest reward from Netherstorm and got wore nothing BUT that in Undercity. We would find one person and constantly follow them around, claiming to be from space and looking for our spaceship. If they wouldn't give information we'd threaten to probe them. We eventually found one person who would NOT stop running from us so we would duck behind a corner, put all of our gear back on and step back out like nothing had happened, asking this person if they had seen 2 aliens running around. This went on for a good solid hour.

Rerolling as Alliance - After coming back from a 1 month break, my wife and I noticed that our Horde guild had dwindled down in numbers and that Call and Twysted (some of our closest friends in-game) had joined other guilds to raid. Shadowslip had mentioned that he was Alliance before Horde and raided pre-BC with a guild called La Femme Fatale and if we wanted to raid (which we all did) we could re-roll as Alliance and join their guild. We did so, but eventually left LFF due to conflicts but stayed Alliance and leveled all of our toons to 70. My wife, Shadow, Drim and Call all re-rolled with me and the most fun I've ever had in WoW was leveling as a group with the 5 of us. We had the perfect make up with a Hunter, Mage, Warlock, Prot Pally and Holy Priest and hit 70 in about a month.

Aulbeth - Aulbeth was my first alt in WoW that I created to play when my wife wasn't playing her Rogue. I played my Mage with her and we leveled together but there were times that I wanted to play and she wasn't on. I was already a caster and wanted to try something more confrontational so I picked a Warrior. Vevister was Undead already so I picked a Troll and named him Aulbeth, a play on Aulbath, the Japanese name for Rikuo from the Darkstalkers videogame. I had a blast with him and eventually passed up Vevister in levels. My wife joined a punk-rock band and quit WoW for awhile and thats when he became my main. I leveled him to 52 before getting sucked in to the Warlock class thanks to Sisterfister (see above). Sadly, my Alliance Warrior Adiar is 64 and Aulbeth has since been deleted.

The Burning Crusade - The day the BC expansion hit, our guild headed to Hellfire to check out the new zones and instances. The mass amount of people that were out there questing was INSANE and I had never seen that many people online at one time. Waiting for respawns sucked but 1,000+ horde mauling Fel Orcs and queing up for Ramparts groups was jawdropping. My Warlock Abigore, my RL friends Chikin (feral drood) and Burger (resto shaman), and my in-game friends Bulldren (enhancement shaman) and Twysted (mage) ran it for the first time and had a blast figuring out the new bosses and pulls. No one had ran the place before so no one knew what to do. It was totally a great experiance with good friends at the time.

I know I said Top 10 but there was 1 more thing worth noting.

My first BG - Bulldren was a really good friend of ours in-game who we had met in a PuG for SFK while leveling Vevister and Evissia. We needed a healer for Arugal and his roomate actually had a Troll Priest he brought in to finish the job. They wound up being really cool people and we ran instances with them nightly, farming SFK and BFD. His roomate played a T2 Mage in a raiding guild over on a PVP server and talked us in to running WSG. I had never done PVP before and neither had my wife so we were both a little nervous. We played 1 game but it wound up being pretty drawn out. It was tied up 2-2 and the server was about to restart. We snagged the Alliance flag and our carrier was getting beat on pretty badly. He made it to our tunnel, I Blinked over to him and Frost Nova'd the 3 attackers which allowed us to cap the flag and win the game with a few minutes left before server restarts. Before I logged, Bull whispered me and said "it was your Frost Nova that saved the day, man!" and I actually felt awesome for a minute lol.. that was until the next day when we got smoked by level 29 twink pre-mades and I learned to hate a few select Alliance players.

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