Eight years ago Blizzare released the much delayed World of Warcraft. It would go on to spawn four expansion, and over twelve million subscribers worldwide. It has had its ups and downs, but for one reason or another remains the dominate, and most played, MMO ever created. Blizzard wanted to say thanks to all those who have been around since day one, or are like me and only now getting into the game, by releasing a compilation video highlighting some of the game’s key moments. So sit back and enjoy.
Raids in particular are something I have become increasingly interested in. These play out like your typical Zelda dungeons except instead of having large, complex puzzle built into the dungeons themselves, the bosses act as the puzzle. In these areas groups of ten or 25 have to figure out different strategies for taking down a behemoth. Keep in mind that some of these enemies have over 250 million hit points, while you’re cruising at just over 300 thousand. Cooperative teamwork is the only way to overcome these challenges and there’s nothing else out there that compares, that I’ve played. Everyone knows I love cooperative gameplay in my first-person shooters, or anything else for that matter, which is why these raids really struck a chord with me. It’s the ultimate form of co-op. Typically one screw-up means the entire party is wiped (dead). That means you might have to tackle the same boss for hours, but the feeling of accomplishment you get when said boss finally goes down is incredible.
So that’s my little WoW story, but I’m sure you guys have way more than I do. So let’s hear them. For all those that have played the game at one point or another, what are your key memories?