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 How is the playing going? 
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Post How is the playing going?
I played yesterday a bit. I am level 6 now I think. It reminds me a lot of vanilla experience because a lot of people are unguilded and leveling. You get invites to groups and people help everyone out with quests instead of trying to ninja everything. It's awesome! The community is what I missed for so long. It seems it is back to some extent in this vanilla server.

The mobs are back to how they used to be. I hate how in live you can one shot everything. Here you definitely have to be careful, because you can easily die. sadly I died twice cuz of kobold spawns. :( I laughed though.

The days of having to train your weapons by using them... wait what? you have to use weapons to get better? Nonsense!

Then of course not having unlimited gold.... Frustrating at times, but hey, that's life, right? means you have to be a bit more conservative on what you buy.

I love seeing the LFG channel. The good ol days of forming groups yourself without a dungeon or raid finder. :)

I have nothing but positive things to say right now. I love it!

Anyways, post here and let us know how you're enjoying it!

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Thu May 28, 2015 5:49 pm
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Only negative thing I've got so far is the network lag, with it being over the pond and all. I commonly run 150-200ms ping time. Not terrible I guess since that's what I used to run in Vanilla anyway :)

Couple of things I have noticed - it crashes from time to time, not unlike Vanilla wow. But unlike wow it comes back up FAST. There are a few glitchy mobs on the roads, mining nodes on the sides of mountains and a couple of the animations are a bit wonky.

If you haven't played on a pvp server, it will certainly be different experience for you. I think most of the hardcore world pvp happens on EU time, since I commonly log into towns filled with skeletons. Lots of Barrens style chat, but hey what do you expect?

I'm having quite a good time, even beyond the nostalgia effect. Having to actually worry about pulling two mobs, which spells to train cuz I'm POOR, and even watching over my shoulder for silly Horde is fun. Well not so much that last part most times, but the rest is pretty darned enjoyable.

My pally is in <Valor>, which is a pretty decent guild. Not much trash talk in chat and they are just now building out a decent number of 60s for raiding. We'll see how it turns out.

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Thu May 28, 2015 7:38 pm
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
MrUrthor wrote:
Only negative thing I've got so far is the network lag, with it being over the pond and all. I commonly run 150-200ms ping time. Not terrible I guess since that's what I used to run in Vanilla anyway :)
Hmm, I haven't noticed any lag.

MrUrthor wrote:
Couple of things I have noticed - it crashes from time to time, not unlike Vanilla wow. But unlike wow it comes back up FAST. There are a few glitchy mobs on the roads, mining nodes on the sides of mountains and a couple of the animations are a bit wonky.
I haven't had any crashes yet. Glitchy mobs on roads and nodes in weird places were part of vanilla. Happened all the time.

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If you haven't played on a pvp server, it will certainly be different experience for you. I think most of the hardcore world pvp happens on EU time, since I commonly log into towns filled with skeletons. Lots of Barrens style chat, but hey what do you expect?
I tried once and hated it cuz high levels would come camp your body. Was stupid, not sure how that is enjoyable. Haven't seen it yet here.

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My pally is in <Valor>, which is a pretty decent guild. Not much trash talk in chat and they are just now building out a decent number of 60s for raiding. We'll see how it turns out.
Hmmm, maybe I'll join up and check them out. How many members?

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
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Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


Thu May 28, 2015 7:42 pm
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Total members is 233, counting alts. Usually 20-25 people online around 6pm central.

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Thu May 28, 2015 10:58 pm
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Not much playing over the past weekend. Between dog fence fixing, de-smoking house (wooden cutting board left in the microwave, yay) and working on my motorcycle, just wasn't enough time. Smash is finishing up the elite quests in Duskwood and Wetlands prior to checking out the ganking situation in Thousand Needles and Desolace. Going to try and skip STV and Hillsbrad if possible.

Dire Maul went in last Friday and people in <Valor> chat were saying it was rough. Not entirely sure if AV went in though.

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Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:16 pm
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Were you cooking the cutting board?

Haven't tried Nostalrius yet, trying to catch up on things in regular wow from my 2 week mostly absent absence. Hope to try it this week. Kransar is in Poenix I think so not playing.

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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Yep. Haven't seen him on for a couple of days.

Thoroughly charred cutting board wasn't me, but the clean up has been quite extravagant.

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Post Re: How is the playing going?
MrUrthor wrote:
Dire Maul went in last Friday and people in <Valor> chat were saying it was rough. Not entirely sure if AV went in though.
Rough in what way? DM was very difficult if you didn't know what you were doing. oh wait... even if you did it was difficult.

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
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Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:50 pm
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Tough on tanks anyway - one of the things I saw was "the last boss mortal strikes for 1/2 his health", or something to that effect.

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MrUrthor wrote:
Tough on tanks anyway - one of the things I saw was "the last boss mortal strikes for 1/2 his health", or something to that effect.

LAWL

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
----------------------------------
Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:26 pm
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Well so far (I think I am level 4), I am enjoying the quests that I soo remember even when I joined WoW. What I am not enjoying is the chat (filthy mouthed disgusting trade chat) which I finally had to turn off in order to retain my sanity. Whe I first logged in and played a bit there were not that many people on, yesterday when I logged in it took me an hour to finish each quest since there were so many people competing for the same Kobolds. I hated that. I am also enjoying the fact that I have to actually fight in order to not die! I rolled a warlock since I can't have a human hunter, and have not figured out how to get my minion. I see other level 4 warlocks with minions. I am not familiar with having to ration my money either since I always had someone I could get a few gold from when I started the game ha ha ha. Means I have to carefully choose what spells to train - which means I actually have to read about them first!

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Warlockrose 100 Destro
Roseyrogue 100 Combat
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Yep I agree. Chat is periodically a cesspool.

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Post Re: How is the playing going?
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What I am not enjoying is the chat (filthy mouthed disgusting trade chat) which I finally had to turn off in order to retain my sanity.
I always turn chat off.

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Whe I first logged in and played a bit there were not that many people on, yesterday when I logged in it took me an hour to finish each quest since there were so many people competing for the same Kobolds.
Party up! That was part of Vanilla. PArty up, help eachother, meet people. Especially for named NPCs. Most people will ask for invites to share the drop.

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I am also enjoying the fact that I have to actually fight in order to not die!
exactly. Live wow is quite boring leveling. Even when leveling I want a game to be challenging.

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I rolled a warlock since I can't have a human hunter, and have not figured out how to get my minion.
You have to learn it. IIRC, you go to Ironforge and the warlock trainer has another dude there who sells tomes that teach you all the minion stuff. It has been a while so I could be wrong.


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I am not familiar with having to ration my money either
Heh, another reason I loved Vanilla. You truly have to decide what to spend your money on. another reason it was harder.

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Means I have to carefully choose what spells to train - which means I actually have to read about them first!
aye, you need to decide what talents you will be using and concetrate on those spells that you will use. You won't use every spell in your book. I was a shadow warlock. Bear in mind in Vanilla you have + to certain damage gear. I stacked myself with +shadow dmg gear, thus I did not use my fire spells much and all my talents were centered on shadow bolt and it's damage and crits.

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
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Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


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Post Re: How is the playing going?
KR what is your toon name. Add my toons please.

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
----------------------------------
Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Do I have to? I think it is Roseywarlock - I will check next time I log on.

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Dabee 100 Holy/Ret (JC/LW)
Yodarosey 100 Holy/Ret
Tazrose 100 Frost
Warlockrose 100 Destro
Roseyrogue 100 Combat
Roseydrune 100 Balance/Resto
Bankrose 100 Mage Frost/Fire (ALCH)
Faithfulrose 100 Holy/Shadow (BSM)
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Post Re: How is the playing going?
kentuckyrose wrote:
Do I have to? I think it is Roseywarlock - I will check next time I log on.

pffft, you beg me to come back... I come back... you don't want to pway wif me? :(

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
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Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


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Post Re: How is the playing going?
/sniff.... so poignant. Much feels. :)

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MrUrthor wrote:
/sniff.... so poignant. Much feels. :)

:)

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
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Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


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Post Re: How is the playing going?
Zomg. I didn't know this was a thing.

I've been out of commission and am back kinda (Hand surgery) I need to play vanilla. Are you still playing?

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Faes wrote:
Zomg. I didn't know this was a thing.

I've been out of commission and am back kinda (Hand surgery) I need to play vanilla. Are you still playing?

When I can, yea. :)

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Vanilla (Elysium/Darrowshire):
Kransar
Kricerna
Skeron
Skolzar
Trandis
Kaslana
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Live (LOLOLOLOL):
Kransar (Disc/Shadow)
Skeron (Prot/Fury)
Skolzar (Prot/Holy)
Silkavnia (Resto/Boomer)
Trandis (Destro)
Kricerna (Ass)
Kaslana (Arc)
Grikazer (Blood/Unholy)
Budtran (Marks)
Imhax (Enh)


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