The World of Warcraft Poll

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When did you start playing WoW?

Closed Beta
3
2%
Open Beta
10
7%
Vanilla
78
56%
Burning Crusade
43
31%
Wrath of the Lich King
5
4%
Cataclysm
1
1%
 
Total votes : 140

The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Invisusira » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:07 am

A little while back, MMO-champ did a poll to see how long people had been playing WoW. It ended up with something like 90% of people had played since Vanilla, which is pretty much a lie. So, thought I'd do a similar series of polls never mind I guess you can only do one poll, so here it is. No, Ghostcrawler, I'm not making an Alpha option just for you.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Worldie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:08 am

I'll say a wild guess and think that the majority of the users of the forum have started during TBC or vanilla.

Vanilla for me, 1.3 or so :)
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Amirya » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:08 am

October prior to BC's release, but hey, it's still Vanilla!
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby amh » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:09 am

I am the 25 percent!
I used to play a paladin.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby katraya » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:15 am

I started about 3 months after release and played continuously for four and a half years. For the past 2 years or so I have played sporadically but my account is currently deactivated. I have no idea if Pandacraft will entice me to return.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby JoeBravo » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:20 am

Amirya wrote:October prior to BC's release, but hey, it's still Vanilla!


about thesame for me (give or take a month), but with a 2 year break (mid/late Ulduar - early/mid FL).
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Andurin » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:22 am

Dinged 55 when TBC hit so arrived in Outlands a week late, but started playing in Vanilla.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:26 am

Like Worldie, I imagine most people from this forum are going to be in the Vanilla/BC area. BC for me. I thiiiink I started playing around 2.3... was February 2008 though for sure. Oh and eesh - I thought I'd been playing for 5 years or so. Looks like it was only four.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby beornus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:33 am

bought it for my son a few years back for xmas, rolled a toon to see what it was about, he lost interest and I took it over early in Wrath
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Sagara » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:46 am

Started during the AQ world event.

That's also the problem with forum-based polls, even one on sites as big as MMO-Braindead (sorry) - the people who are passionate about it (one way or another) tend to go there, which means mostly early users. You'll probably get the same result here.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:51 am

Pretty sure it was the week Sunwell came out, or very close.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby benebarba » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:04 am

I think I started in 3.2, but didn't really get into it until after Fall of the Lich King came out. Been a tank the entire time.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Fetzie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:12 am

March 2005 or 2006. Some time in Vanilla :P
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby fuzzygeek » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:43 am

December 2004. Specifically the 11th.

I have a shot of my priest's gear on 5/12/05:
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We killed Rag on 5/17, so I assume this is what I was wearing.

Two and a half months later, on 8/1, I have this shot of my priest's gear:
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I guess one thing I definitely don't miss from the 40m raid days was splitting 5 pieces of loot to the raid.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby lythac » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:07 am

Vanilla, I think the day after it came out in Europe. Should be 12th Feb 2005, will check when I get home.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Senador » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:20 am

I believe it was right before Naxx came out. I had started in May; and I think that Naxx events started somewhere around June/July with the first undead invasion. I also remember the Kazak clone rampaging through Org in the TBC release events several months later, and being able to get the Tabard of the Protector from those quests in front of the Dark Portal (And still have it on my Shaman), and when they changed the Honor/Token system.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby poptart » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:26 am

fuzzygeek wrote:Two and a half months later, on 8/1, I have this shot of my priest's gear:
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I guess one thing I definitely don't miss from the 40m raid days was splitting 5 pieces of loot to the raid.


I guess this is the thing that I miss most about early WoW; it was a really effort to get fully epic geared. You raided for MONTHS in order to get geared.

Now? My level 83 Prot Warrior will ding 85 in a week or so, go buy the VP pants (VP gained during leveling in instances), go do the Thrall quest line for a cloak and will have epics in 15/17 slots (2nd ring = 346 blue and 2nd trinket = 333 blue). I will replace the 346 ring with the 378 JP ring within a couple of 5-man runs and will replace the 333 trinket with the 397 VP trinket on the 2nd week after I ding.

I know it is a different game now than then; but I sort of wish it felt like more of an effort to get great gear.

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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:41 am

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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Shoju » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:56 am

I started playing in 2.0 or at the very beginning of 2.1, the week that the Black Temple Trailer was released. I was at a friends house, he and another friend both playing WoW, and they were geeking out that the new trailer for Black Temple had just been released, and they wanted to watch it.

I watched it with them, listening to Akama talk about the horrors of the legion, and the betrayer. I saw Illidan land, and my buddy explained to me that HE was the final "boss" of the Black Temple.

2 days later I downloaded the free 10 day trial, and then bought Vanilla at the end of the 10 days. a month later, I bought BC, and shortly after that, my BE paladin was born.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Zobel » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:15 am

Vanilla, either 1.5 or 1.6.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Archeth » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:57 am

After I've been following the game for a while, I started in open beta with a gnome rogue and then a dwarf hunter. Couldn't get a US version easily (fuck region lockouts etc.) so I couldn't be there I got the an unused account of an American friend, started playing with that on Zul'jin-US in December '04 after the Mara patch.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby firstamendme » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:57 pm

Jan 2005 on my priest!

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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Arkesh » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:16 pm

Nikachelle wrote:Like Worldie, I imagine most people from this forum are going to be in the Vanilla/BC area. BC for me. I thiiiink I started playing around 2.3... was February 2008 though for sure. Oh and eesh - I thought I'd been playing for 5 years or so. Looks like it was only four.


I started the month before. It feels like oh such a long time ago.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby halabar » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:23 pm

Vanilla, about 3-4 months before BC launch.
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Re: The World of Warcraft Poll

Postby Lieris » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:45 pm

Vanilla, around European launch. I didn't play properly (reach level cap and raid) until the start of TBC when I made a blood elf paladin.
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