A very interesting forum post cropped up this week asking about the ye olde days of our little realm.
It’s nice to see that people obviously remember who gets what server first, or who is a PvP god, for years after the actual event.
Personally, I joined WoW too late to hit 60 before TBC hit and was pretty much out of the loop (as we all know, when you join it’s more about “OMG I’m riding a kitty!” than “Oh I wonder which raiding guilds are the best”). During the first expansion, since I was now running a guild, I did a much better job of keeping up to date with what was going on. However, nobody can really argue that Scarab Lord, or being the most progressed guild in Naxx 1.0 is not more impressive than a server first Kara clear.
Don’t get me wrong, 10-man raids are one of the best things that ever happened to the game for people like me, but they do lose some of that awe-inspiring epic hero quality that these achievers of old will always have in the eyes of others.
It’s the same with PvP. You can be amazing at battleground and get lost in the shuffle among everyone else in our battlegroup. You can be l33t in arena with your 4 partners but it’s somehow not quite the same as being known for achieving Grand Marshal or High Warlord. For the record, I managed Private before the ranks were removed. /flex.
Those of us who manage to achieve great things in the game should not be put down, but those who achieved them in the heyday of ridiculous achievements should forever be venerated.
That is all.