So far people in classic almost across the board have been lovely. Passing out buffs, helping each other randomly with mobs one way or another, grouping up for quests and waiting for everyone to get all of their items, etc etc.
Well, one guy today, Warriorbeast, asked for 1 more for the Captains Chest quest. I PM’d him, no invite. He asks again, I respond in general, no invite. Maybe 3 minutes later he invites, only then he engages the mob, kills it, says he’s done and drops party. I wasn’t even there yet. He then ends with “wsp for inv in the future’. I did, asshole.
The hunter however, Netharen, waits for me to get down there and keeps the group active, for me to try to loot it anyway. I could not, so he offered to stay and kill it again, which we did. A horde paladin named Sna even jumped in to help The nice players far FAR outnumber the jerks but since you cannot jump servers any more, it’s good to note those being impolite.
When I started in Wrath I began with a mage. Around the time ICC came around, I had switched to a priest who I still consider to be my main and played it as such through the rest of Wrath, Cata, and MoP. I always thought to myself if classic came around again or if I could start back in 2004 I would make a priest.
Well classic DID come around and a made a priest. Only, healing is brutal. Like just as bad if not worse than healing at the beginning of Cataclysm. Having to drink after EVERY SINGLE pull is crazy. So I swapped to shadow. Only even at 42 it feels like it takes an entire mana bar to kill anything and killing is SO SLOW.
I’m now 26 on my mage and I LOVE IT. Free drinks and food. Blink, frost nova, sheep, counterspell, teleports, and spells that feel they can hit a mob from MUCH FURTHER AWAY. So I think perhaps my mage will be my first 60 and I wasn’t wrong to start with one in Wrath.
Of course in Wrath I started as arcane and now I’m fire, but that’s neither here nor there. I guess frost is better but I really like killing things with fire, so, oh well.
I decide to level my mage as fire and see how it compared to shadow. I am up to level 16 and so far it is MUCH easier. I can generate all the food and water I want so constantly drinking isn’t as frustrating.
I can attack things from much, MUCH further. I think shadow priest has the same range for SW pain and Mind Blast, but Mind Flay is like 10 yards closer so that’s not cool.
My fireball has the ability through talents to stun a mob, and I can snare them with frost nova to keep them away from me. My spriest has nothing of the sort.
And my mage can kill things much, MUCH faster and easier. Plus you aren’t running from me, Defias!
Well we all wanted to play the classic AV like it use to be around vanilla and I can honestly say the updated version is just as good. As long as the guards stay higher levels than the players, it’s fine. Anyway Blizzard tempted us with an updated Stormpike Ram and I HAD TO HAVE IT. The problem was, Alliance lost pretty much every single battle. But, I did get to see Lok for the first time ever:
So apparently there are NCsoft bots these days and anyone can bot and it’s ok. I had to kill 300 mobs in the Ruins of Agony and it took FOREVER for a few reasons. 1. I still have a no grade starter weapon 2. I have NO shots 3. I cannot afford shots and 4. there are as many bots as mobs and apparently even if you tag the mob first, if the bot kills it (which they do in 2 hits) you do not get credit. So it took forever to even find a mob to hit that wasn’t already targeted by 3 bots. What the actual fuck Ncsoft? Captain Bathis even has a menu called “Ask about auto-hunting”.
Do you want to know what that 300 mob quest got me? Oh, like 1 level. Yeah I know actual L2 original was much slower but I don’t know of any quest where you had to literally do 300 mobs. I mean, sometimes it took that many or more to get your quest items but it just wasn’t set like that. Crazy. And I still have a starter weapon.