Hello everyone. It sure has been a while. How are you all doing? 🙂
You have been so sweet and the messages from you, both on the blog and in my mail, nudged me to write an update today. Thank you.
Because yes. With World of Warcraft Classic, I am truly home.
To set foot on the grass of Teldrassil again…Was nothing short of amazing.
The launch of Classic was a night to remember. It´s hard to put into words, the level of “hype”, that went before it. I therefor turn to a video, that a beloved Officer of mine put together.
So many of us stayed up late, to log in at midnight to rush to secure our Guild name right away. Everyone made Night Elves, and started the grind for 10 silver to purchase the Guild Charter.
It was absolutely fantastic. Watching the video today makes me smile from ear to ear.
If you were looking forward to Classic too, I think you would experience the same feeling, so here it is 🙂
This is our video right before launch. Look at that Discord hype 🙂
And here we run to Darnassus as fast as we can! Don´t mind the naked Night Elves; everything goes, when one has to get 10 silver at level 1, so many sold their starting gear :p
What a joy to see it again 🙂
Our Guild Nighthaven is brought to life. And I am so grateful to everyone who made it come together. It is truly a unique and wonderful place to be.
We are having the best of times, playing in Classic.
What a community, what a game.
The slow pace, the old quests, the excitement over looting a bag! Seeing everyone buff each other. Old character models. Old spell effects. The music, the ambience, the water, the adventures.
I am level 16 now, and taking it slow. (Well, I haven´t got much time to play, what else can I do, one might say :p )
We settled down on the PvE server Pyrewood Village.
Those names of the Classic Servers though…Not a fan! But oh, well. The queues in the beginning were several hours. But now I am able to log in straight away in the evening 🙂
Oh, right, Alunaria´s Avenue was meant to be about pictures more than text. Here we go!
The beginning. 00.01. So. Many. Nightelves.
My beloved Teldrassil.
Aaand we are up and running, as one of the very first Guilds on the server 🙂
I find, that I am noticing so much more this time, compared to 14 years ago. The joy of returning must enhance my senses.
Getting lost in the very first cave I entered. Oh, yes. Now I remember 😉
Visiting my Class Trainer. What a joy to do that again, instead of having my spells just magically appear on my action bar.
The old water effect. Gorgeous.
Doing Druid Class Quests. More joy. Joy, joy, joy!
Inventory management is real. People cannot spend precious bag slots on carrying around things to make their own campfire! So we camp (hah) near the NPC made ones, to level our cooking.
Rain over Auberdine.
Even something as simple as waiting for the boat turns into a social get together with strangers, with buff exhanges and advice. 🙂
The long awaited run from Wetlands to Ironforge. The memories!
Look at that beautiful light reflecting in the snow.
I know that, the current version of World of Warcraft is so much prettier, in the eyes of many. But I just adore Classic. Look at the shadows of Northshire Abbey. Beautiful.
That was it, for now 🙂
I wonder, if any of you are playing Classic, and having as wonderful a time as I do? I sure hope so.
And if not, I hope you are enjoying the current version of the game instead. And that the real world is treating you well!
I haven´t been kept up to date with World of Warcraft outside of Classic, so thank you for making that easier for me too, with your devoted blog posts 🙂
And thank you again to those who have been writing me, it means a lot to me to know, that you did not forget about the Avenue, despite my silence.
Take good care, and may today treat you with kindness 🙂