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FOR THE HORDE! Win one of five World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth beta keys

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Battle for Azeroth is the upcoming seventh expansion for the still popular World of Warcraft. Rapidly approaching its fifteenth year running, it’s still the world’s most popular subscription-based MMO. This new expansion will have you declaring your allegiance (again!) between the Alliance and the Horde, recruiting allied races as you Storm the Warfronts in 20 player co-operative PvE battles that hark back to the RTS game that inspired the whole thing.

Of course, it comes with an expanded level cap, new dungeons and raids, and a lot more – bringing fans back to the fore, and hopefully making some new ones as well. If you’re a long-time World of Warcraft player, we’ve got a whole *five* beta keys for The Battle of Azeroth to give away, giving you an early peek at what’s to come. All you have to do is tell us your favourite World of Warcraft moment in the comments, and you’ll be in the draw to win a key. Easy peasy! Competition runs until midday on Thursday 12 July, after which keys will be sent out.

“Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion’s crusade—but even as the world’s wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend. As this age-old conflict reignites, join your allies and champion your faction’s cause—Azeroth’s future will be forged in the fires of war.”


Last Updated: July 9, 2018


  1. PoisonedBelial

    July 9, 2018 at 11:20

    Mine is not a moment per se, but the most stand out remembrance for me was finally loading up the game after countless hours of updates while staring at the box art and manuals.

    I stepped into Azeroth as a Draenei Paladin and I just marveled at the sheer vibrancy and enormity of the environment. I’d never seen anything like that before from any game I’d played.
    From lush Elwynn Forest to the Blasted Lands, The Hinterlands to Un’goro Crater – my time in Azeroth was fantastic and will stay with me forever.

    Oh, and finally killing that fucking level 90 Undead Warlock that kept ganking me was utter bliss…


  2. Ghost In The Rift

    July 9, 2018 at 11:21


    Never played WOW so thought now be a good time as any…Yup


  3. Andre Lubbe

    July 9, 2018 at 11:26

    My favorite WoW moment was the feeling of starting my first character, and figuring everything out for the first time. I haven’t felt anticipation and excitement like that in any other game since.

    And of course killing boars in the Elwynn Forest 😛


  4. Kromas

    July 9, 2018 at 11:47

    I have a beta key but my fave-route moment.was when they said in vanilla druids can’t tank heal or dps and a 5 man druid group cleared a Baron 55 run. I still have my upgraded Dungeon set in my bank.


  5. Grant Nicol

    July 9, 2018 at 11:49

    My favorite moment has to be when Sylvanas takes over from as war chief from Voljin, that whole cinematic is ?? ?


  6. Pariah

    July 9, 2018 at 12:14

    My favourite moment was when I stepped into Un’Goro crater for the first time. Having just killed a thousand too many Silithids on those dreary brown plains of nope, it was beautiful seeing this lush jungle. And about 2 minutes into the zone, I was promptly eaten by an elite T-Rex. So walk back I did. With some careful dodging I made it through and started my journey in the crater.

    Of course, that wasn’t the last time I became T-Rex food. No, quite often I found myself on the wrong end of a digestive tract, expletives flying without avail. But later on there’s this cave. It’s this tiny little cave in the mountains surrounding the crater, but it’s filled with crystals. Beautiful, and to this day is still my favourite place in the entire World of Warcraft.

    10/10 would end up dino food again, for that cave.

    Side note: I came back at lvl 70 to get revenge on those T-Rexes. They had some dinner that night that tasted an awful lot like fresh Troll. No idea why.

    Came back at lvl 80 in WotLK with raid gear and FINALLY had my revenge. MUAHAHAHA. *cough* *splutter*.


    • PoisonedBelial

      July 9, 2018 at 12:22

      Those damn elites…

      I remember going “HA! I’m WAY op for them now, time to… SWEET JESUS, RUN, RUN AWAY!!!”


    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 13, 2018 at 11:53

      Congrats! Please send an email to competitions@criticalhit.net from the same email used to post this comment for your shiny Beta key!


  7. For the Emperor!

    July 9, 2018 at 12:34

    WotLK – friend was getting trolled by a stupid Alliance Filth call ChuckNorris. So, I did a HALO-drop with my warrior from up high and did a last-minute charge on the scum. Suffering no damage from the drop due to charge, interrupting a spell, and getting the last-minute kill to save my friend. FOR THE HORDE!


  8. Kenn Gibson

    July 9, 2018 at 16:52

    The entire WOTLK expansion was bliss. Ulduar, Icecrown Citidal. Wrathgate.. man that gave me chills. oddly enough the Mists expansion was my favorite, completely different setting to traditional WOW, but man was the story great, setting up the conflict, the Isle of Thunder, and the best class to ever be in WoW… the monk.


  9. Allykhat

    July 9, 2018 at 14:50

    Favorite moment?

    Pretty much any time Sylvanas opens her mouth to speak… she could shoot me in the face with an arrow while telling me everything will be ok and I’ll be down.


  10. Grant Nicol

    July 9, 2018 at 15:11

    My favorite has to be when Sylvanas takes over as war chief from Voljin. That cinematic was ?


  11. Kenn Gibson

    July 9, 2018 at 16:52

    The entire WOTLK expansion was bliss. Ulduar, Icecrown Citidal. Wrathgate.. man that gave me chills. oddly enough the Mists expansion was my favorite, completely different setting to traditional WOW, but man was the story great, setting up the conflict, the Isle of Thunder, and the best class to ever be in WoW… the monk.


  12. // Λ ⚡ Λ β |

    July 9, 2018 at 19:27

    My favorite WoW moment happened in Desolace back in Vanilla WoW. A group of about 20 of us Horde came across another group of 20-30 Alliance. It was an all out skirmish; world pvp at its finest. We ended up winning after about 45 minutes of fighting.


  13. Michelle

    July 9, 2018 at 20:27

    My favorite moment ever would be starting world of Warcraft after years and years of replaying Warcraft 3. Seeing all my favorite characters In WoW gave me chills!



  14. Bobby Borisov

    July 9, 2018 at 22:10

    By far, my favorite moment was when I was part of a raid on Orgrimmar that started from Stormwind. The lead up to it, the first fights in front of the gates, the almost-server-crashing melees that ensued inside the city and even the eventual massacre we suffered after the Horde side gathered up in larger numbers were all moments that I cherish. That is what makes a great game in my opinion – having tons of fun even when you fail !


  15. Johnny Swenson

    July 9, 2018 at 22:28

    Mine has to be when WoW first released and my best friend (still to this day) and I spent all night in my garage (it was more like a game room) trying to get him this 2H mace from Maraudon for his shaman. I think it was called Princess Theradras’ Scepter. He wanted it REALLY badly for some reason. We spent hours getting groups together and running the dungeon while going through numerous packs of oreo poptarts (a staple at the time). I forget the exact number, but we must have done somewhere between 5-10 D-runs before it finally dropped off Princess Theradras. We were so excited I remember him jumping out of his seat and we were both yelling. A few seconds later the druid in our group rolled need on it and won. Needless to say we ended up rage quitting as it was already like 3am or 4am, but still get a good laugh out of it even today. Good times.


  16. Diana Marie Claire Stiefer

    July 10, 2018 at 07:50

    My Favorite moment, My raid leader took over my spot healing the Paladin trash tank on Arch. The tank got mad and said “No it took us months to get this right” but the leader wins … always. I am in whisper to our Raid Leader, so he knows the few tricks we learned over time. On the mana burning trash, I tell him “One Lifebloom only on the tank, Let it bloom then put a new one on him. Do not heal him, he will heal himself. If you do the mana burners will turn on you and kill you.” He blurts out over Vent, “What you have to be kidding me”. I laugh and in whisper again “Nope, we said this was not straight forward healing.”


  17. hiocynth

    July 10, 2018 at 08:10

    During the Ahn’Qiraj gate opening I timidly crept in stealth to see what was opened. The picture then was mesmerizing – all around the gong was covered with skeletons.


  18. iwaru

    July 10, 2018 at 09:29

    I remember how I installed the game closer to 12 pm, and then realized that I still needed some patch files to be downloaded (it was in Vanilla, just when Zul Guruba was released). I looked at the estimated download time and decided to go to bed with the computer turned on (I was going to shut it down in the morning and go to work). In the morning I saw that all was patched and decided to give it a try for 5 minutes, created warrior and in the end, after half an hour I called to work and said to the boss that I was ill ( I was “ill” for almost 3 weeks).


  19. Lewaco

    July 10, 2018 at 09:54

    A heap of good memories – the first raid in MC and AQ20, the first thrash run in Molten Core for epics, the first full-scale 40ppl raid. After the first Ragnaros kill I could not sleep for the whole night 🙂


  20. Lonkygo

    July 10, 2018 at 10:18

    I played Blood Elf and thought that to get into Orgrimmar you need to get somewhere into a ship. And so I went on foot through the Eastern Plaguelands, with only skulls around me.


  21. Morarad

    July 10, 2018 at 10:20

    The most memorable event in the game is probably the first run of Naxx, a whole bunch of emotions – no words, just the greatest success in the game.


  22. myximyp

    July 10, 2018 at 10:33

    Vanilla. It was not more than a couple of months from the release of WoW probably. My first character – night elf warrior with green hair. The ability to see the favorite since “Orcs and Humans” and “Beyond the Dark Portal” world in 3D and from the first person made me ecstatic.


  23. Norman

    July 10, 2018 at 10:37

    When I just started, simply kicking a harmless deer with a gray knife on auto attack occupied and fascinated me for about 10 minutes. I was happy, even within the small isolated initial location. And when I found the way out and saw the huge forest my jaw dropped.


  24. possaby

    July 10, 2018 at 10:53

    When I went from Stormwind to Ironforge I used the underground. Too bad that I did not see the train and started running in the tunnel all the while thinking: “How great it is that they have made this tunnel! It is so safe to run in!”


  25. Bill

    July 10, 2018 at 12:20

    I ran by myself through the pumpkin fields in Elwynn, levelling. Suddenly, I see – a friendly Paladin running after me. I do not remember why I started to run away from him. Probably because I was on the 8th level, not too versed in the fractions in general and in paladins in particular. Oh, it was a great pursuit. The frightened little warrior and the slowly catching up huge bearded dwarf, under whose feet pumpkins were crunching with juicy sounds. Finally, the Paladin realized that I can run in circles through the fields for a long time. Then he took out his horse, just a horse, and not what you are about to think, damn perverts. With the horse he went faster, caught up with me… and gave me 50 gold. Unfortunately, I could not remember his name, so I could not find and thank him afterwards.


  26. Todem

    July 10, 2018 at 12:28

    A bit pathetic but I will say it. The most important experience in WoW for me was getting to know people with whom I would hardly have met in life. Geography and profession do not allow. Although I cannot call them my mates, but still I consider them friends.


  27. Tysnuj

    July 10, 2018 at 12:31

    End of BC… the first character – BE hunter. I’m afraid of everything and die from each mob, but I do know that at lvl 10 I’ll have a pet. And hurray – I caught my first springpaw. But I could not feed him, and he fled. I ran to the class trainer, learned how to feed, purchased a meal, and again went to search. And here it is – the red cat, adult springpaw. I tame him and immediately I begin to feed, and a miracle – he is happy, and does not run away. I scratch him behind the ear and teach him the command: “Love”. Follow me, baby, now we are together. At first I would die together with the pet, because I had to save him, I could not leave him fight alone. Until someone good explained that if I run away, he will run away with me. That’s the way we were with him when we hit lvl 80, together. And my Sel is still standing in the stall, even when there were only 4 seats in all, I threw out elites and my baby stayed with me.


  28. Uosnoke

    July 10, 2018 at 12:34

    The most memorable moment of the first character – lvl 30 and I have a mount!


  29. Vuinir

    July 10, 2018 at 12:37

    How I gathered money and bought the first pet – Bombay cat – and we started exploring this wonderful world.


  30. Patrick

    July 10, 2018 at 18:10

    The process of playing for the first time was cool. The world is so huge! You can walk, run, jump in it! You can collect weapons and armor! And all this is in the world of Warcraft, so well-known from RTS!


  31. Brock

    July 10, 2018 at 18:15

    Now the battle with the robot in TK that blew a circle lightning balls seems like a child’s play. But in those days it was a difficult boss who demanded that all 20 people standing in a circle running back and forth without getting damage from balls or they damaged everyone standing by their side. And all this without taking into account the severe DPS check. Then Kael. Then Vashj. Then Hyjal for the first time. The battle in which it was necessary to stand and AoE packs of mobs causing DPS in recount to skyrocket…


  32. Ann

    July 10, 2018 at 18:30

    When I was installing the vanilla in August 2006, it was a sort of a conscious choice to get our family together, because we split after a serious argument after some tragic events. I then threw briefly: “I open a bloody Pandora’s box”. It felt dangerous, amid all the talk about the fact that people loose their lives in MMORPGs.
    Nevertheless, it worked, the game indeed somehow brought us closer, even though for a long time all the conversations became only about “epics” and “dungeons”.


  33. Trint

    July 10, 2018 at 18:36

    I remember how I tried to look down the steep sides of Teldrassil while standing on a huge vertically growing tree. And still I fell, but survived. I was horrified, I paniced. Attempted to call for help via chat (white). About General chat and wisper I did not know. I could have gotten out on the beach or taken the advantage of the hearthstone (if I had known about it), but alas I did not xD
    The decision was made. Swim to the vast land on the horizon. That is, swimming on my own from Teldrassil to Darkshore. While I was swimming I kept thinking about what monsters can snatch me from the depths of the sea. And imagination painted things that I can see on the mainland.
    When I reached the ground, the joy was mixed with caution. A creepy music, a rock sticking out of the water as a tooth and a green Loch Ness monster that almost eaten me unril I managed to get to the shore. The gloomy forest, tigers and bears and all are high level. How fortunate it was to choose the right along the shore and find a night elf village.
    Here I had the first meeting with other players. Told them my story. And most importantly no one laughed, all were the same noobies. I was taught what is a profession. And since I was here on low level, I was sent back to Teldrassil on a hippogryph… The first flight on a hippogryph. Thus, after starting to play as a night elf I saw Darnassus for the first time from the seaside.


  34. William Jones

    July 10, 2018 at 18:51

    Emotions when I was blamed for a pause in healing in 3 seconds. And other pleasant things 🙂
    When I got into World of Warcraft, I was already an accomplished gamer, so no revelations happened. But I still like the world, despite the existence and accounts and levelled characters in other major projects.


  35. Daniel

    July 10, 2018 at 18:57

    My first character I levelled to 54 purely through killing of mobs, without any quests.


  36. antonysdrea

    July 10, 2018 at 18:59

    When my husband and I started playing WoW (mid WotLK), we, of course, were absolute noobs, though before we played Lineage and Ragnarok (i.e. we already had MMO experience). On our “stupid” questions in the chat, many experienced guildmates responded: “How we envy you, you’re just discovering this game.” And now, after years, I can say: “How do we envy ourselves back then when we first discovered this game” 🙂


  37. lappyd

    July 10, 2018 at 19:05

    I started playing during BC as a rogue and got to level 67 because maybe most of the time I was sitting in Stormwind 🙂 It was more interesting to communicate with someone, than to quest.


  38. Coolokfa

    July 10, 2018 at 19:12

    I will never forget how difficult were the quests in Silverpine forest, especially near the wall. We died like flies there, and then some high-level player ran past and just rushed to help – invited to a party and made all the quests for us. An amazing atmosphere – we all were then noobs, but tried to help a stranger.


  39. OverPowered Gaming

    July 10, 2018 at 19:34

    My most memorable moment was being ganked constantly in Stranglethorn Vale while leveling my first character in vanilla… Which led to wanting to get to 60 even more so I could go back there and gank every single horde I could possibly find for days on end… Which I did


  40. Wootsfire

    July 10, 2018 at 20:55

    Cool trips into Karazhan, the first kill of Archimonde in Mount Hyjal is something!


  41. Ullismen

    July 10, 2018 at 20:58

    The times when I did 5mans as a DK tank looked something like this: I go into the inst, ignore the party and pull all that I can pull. Not paying attention to the party, I kill it all, get badges and go do other things.


  42. yagarred

    July 10, 2018 at 21:03

    There was everything: the first tentative attempts to be helpful in BGs (although having met the first real Horde in Ashenvale, I fell into a stupor); walking in all low-lvl dungeons in the company of poorlu equipped, but merry friends, (and this during levelling, but not in the 60th, that is, the place was hardcore and only wipes); the first flight on a gryphon, which caused excitement – no more, no less; a meet of sunrise, sitting by the fountain in the SW in the conversation in the chat…


  43. Michael Buchler

    July 10, 2018 at 21:50

    The first time I played WoW, I traveled to the Coldridge Mountains zone (I was a tauren), because my friend was Alliance and we wanted to play together. Then I met the Leper Gnomes. Having a 8ft Tauren being chased around by tiny little Gnomes is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen 😛


  44. Veli Ähtänyt

    July 10, 2018 at 23:02

    When I rolled my first character and leveled it up was definitely the best moment.

    A dwarf hunter with a bear pet, really likely because of the original trailer.


  45. Jeff Williams

    July 11, 2018 at 01:36

    My favorite was when I got to first walk into dungeons with friends


  46. wulcy

    July 11, 2018 at 07:49

    Eventually, on a PVP server, you found your way to Hillsbrad. This was a real lot of fun!


  47. Petr Iliin

    July 11, 2018 at 07:04

    In the fall of 2008 I created my first character – NE Druid, ran as a cat to lvl 30 enjoying life and then decided to see the Horde side.
    Thus I play to this day only as Horde =)


  48. macbainlz

    July 11, 2018 at 07:20

    The first raid in Naxx 25, where I was fresh and blue heal-priest… guild took me without any unnecessary chatter… it was something. Emotions…


  49. Ronnyvat

    July 11, 2018 at 07:29

    I liked how Gnomergan was huge, and full of bugs.


  50. Adamant

    July 11, 2018 at 07:37

    The very first exalted – Tranquillien where I did all the quests, even gray ones. I did not even think about the fact that the experience does not count. And to kill the final mob we had a help of our a lvl 50 Hunter. I do not remember his name, but thank you.


  51. knoridem

    July 11, 2018 at 07:40

    In the fall of 2008 I created my first character – NE Druid, ran as a cat to lvl 30 enjoying life and then decided to see the Horde side.
    Thus I play to this day only as Horde =)


  52. wulcy

    July 11, 2018 at 07:49

    Eventually, on a PVP server, you found your way to Hillsbrad. This was a real lot of fun!


  53. Pefagot

    July 11, 2018 at 07:53

    The STV arena was all we had for same faction PvP, but when two popular guilds got into it, everyone showed up to watch!


  54. Valereinc

    July 11, 2018 at 07:58

    Our first step into MC. There wasn’t a guild that could field enough 60s at the time, so we just put together whatever rag-tag group we could.


  55. Ulistan

    July 11, 2018 at 08:02

    Eventually I found myself an RP guild that did fun things. Like pirate parties.


  56. Moonetr

    July 11, 2018 at 08:05

    My fondest memory is when our healer got completely wasted and we still managed to clean several bosses in Kara even though he was in no condition to press any keys.


  57. Restige

    July 11, 2018 at 08:10

    I really enjoyed having my guildmates help me with AQ scepter questline, even though it was much later in TBC when the quests were outlevelled and not as epic.


  58. frenddys

    July 11, 2018 at 08:22

    My best moment was winning the STV Fishing Extravaganza for the first time! Second and third best moments were the consequent wins 😛


  59. Lovellyn

    July 11, 2018 at 08:39

    I still remember how in Alterac I would run away into a house in the middle of the field and lie on a bed roleplaying a sleeping princess with just a few movements from time to time to avoid AFK kick. Quite often I would get a rude awakening with a spell in my face.


  60. Ditterz

    July 11, 2018 at 08:49

    One of the fondest memories was watching Athene – the best paladin in the world. His over-the-top personality and the charater of Furious were quite amusing, at first.


  61. KrokusMd

    July 11, 2018 at 08:59

    I like turtles (c) [explanation - I am a hunter]


  62. Kottonna Upp

    July 11, 2018 at 09:08

    I started to follow WoW since the early announcements.
    Then I started playing on US as a rogue in a narrow circle of good boys and girls 🙂 – they levelled to the cap, but were so skilled that could not pass even BRD :)) So I changed the server to Oceanic, levelled a warrior and ended up in one of the early raids of a certain guild. I remember tanking with them in MC, from one of the first bosses good tanking gloves dropped and their guild’s tank began to argue – like why should we give them to some random guy 🙂 at this point I loudly and clearly said that I did not come here for the beautiful sighta and they gave me the gloves, but I almost immediately joined their guild.
    Passed all the time with them, often raged, psyched, argued, left the guild… but came back and they took me in.
    Lots of wonderful impressions of the game.


  63. Madjack teh

    July 11, 2018 at 09:12

    One day, while he was still in high school, I went to a store. Passing the shelves with the game I saw a discount on World of Warcraft. What possessed me at the time to buy the two discs (Classic + Burning Crusade) I do not remember, I remember that on Wotlk release day I was level 36, I was waiting for the airship in the Borean Tundra, but they did not let me in. Without hesitation, I went to buy Wotlk (still on release day). After running through two shops, where the addon should have been available, I understood that all was sold out, but still I found his cherished box, and in the evening, when I got home, entered the key and came to the tower, from where were the airships to the tundra were flying, I went to conquer Northrend. Spiders at the exit of the fortress kicked my butt, so I went back to Orgrimmar and from there continued levelling. I would have loved to be like everyone else – to do the dailies in Dalaran, go to heroics, but no, I’m not in a hurry. WoW was then unknown, the whole new world, every corner begging for an investigation. And so I investigated. When someone asked me why I took so long to level, I avoided the answer, because it took about three months, but in the three months I investigated every available (and non-available too, 🙂 ) corner of Azeroth, and was thoroughly enchanted with this world. And then it started for real and now as a result I have six 90s and one 100 and the database for WoW in my head.


  64. Patrick Kim

    July 11, 2018 at 09:17

    I always wanted to realm first stuffs. I did some realm first levels, proffesions but they were not enough. They were fun but not so giving sense of accomplishment. In this legion expension I tried keystone in ealry competiton for realm first. And I finally made it. We 5 all shouted and felt so good for the achievement was mented to all of the realm. I will try once again in BFA too. And so I need beta key to prepare mythic + please.


  65. moredread

    July 11, 2018 at 09:26

    Once upon a time, in the days of WotLK I found this game. Prior to that, my experience in RPGs were only Diablo 2 and Baldurs Gate, and my wife was playing in something browser-based. That is to say I was a noob in MMOs.
    After completing the quests in Elwynn and Westfall I discovered Deadmines instance, which I obviously had to complete, but the total lack of understanding of the essence of MMO games played with me a bad joke. I heroically rushed there, wiped for a while and though that “omg this place is so hardcore”. After a while I began to suspect something and went to level some more, deciding that these dungeons were for smart guys, and a noob like me will manage to finish it only if I outlevel the dungeon. After levelling with quests I returned there and was again surprised – my ret paladin continued to wipe on every pack 😀
    The situation was saved by a Hunter running by, whom I asked an indiscreet question, “and how can one complete this??!!” After a couple of minutes of silence (probably lol’ed and wiped tears), he told me about the button “eye”, group finder and website wowhead, gave a couple of tips on how to play my class and then sent a mail with a weapon, which was very handy. The first run through the instance in a group also left a lasting impression 🙂


  66. Tom Masow

    July 11, 2018 at 14:49

    I think that many people at least once have tried to get the Reins of Time-Lost Proto-Drake and I do not have to remind how pathetic is the chance of discovering the Time-Lost Proto-Drake. In my case, this was a practically impossible and at the same time funny adventure.


  67. Cake isnotalie

    July 11, 2018 at 14:50

    For 8 hours I kept watch of the rare pet Broken Tooth in Vanilla WoW. During this time I managed to take part in 3 massive battles with 20+ people who also came for this pet.


  68. Snip Okys

    July 11, 2018 at 14:54

    Toward the end of Wrath of the Lich King I levelled a paladin. Somewhere at 63 I went from ret to tank, just to see how it is. I was glad when I pulled off solo the arena in Nagrand and helped other players.
    And here I am so brave and strong, starting to do Dragonblight quests, until I came to [Sarathstra, Scourge of the North]. I must say I was quite vague at the time about the quests in Northrend, and remembered that it was someone dangerous, because there were occasional requests in chat for a group for Sarathstra and other NPCs from the category of “Wanted!”
    I decided not to yell in a chat, and to go on my own to “break my sword and armor” on the scales of Sarathstra.
    Imagine my surprise when my Pal in the blue-green armor, alone, killed Sarastru the first time! I was filled with a lot of emotions, and my paladin – with the The Power of Light!
    One of the most memorable victories. And since then, tanks – one of the my favorites specs in the game.


  69. Coroko Los

    July 11, 2018 at 15:03

    It’s been many years, but because of all the memories associated with World of Warcraft the most vivid one remains the one from the beginning of the game, during the vanilla …
    When we started to play with a friend, one began as a Night Elf, the other as a Human. After finishing their starting areas we really wanted to travel together, but by opening the map, we found that we were on different continents. So we had to cross the ocean…
    When my friend was up to his waist in water, a good passer-by stopped him by a puzzled question “where are you going?”. And after receiving the answer “swimming to Kalimdor” he laughed and told about ships and where they are.
    Thank you anonymous passer-by, you saved my friend from a painful death, and helped us to reunite!


  70. Corrino House

    July 11, 2018 at 15:04

    My acquaintance with WoW started in 2008, I have to say before joining the game my opinion of the game was deeply negative. I thought that Blizzard destroyed the universe by moving it into an MMO, but I loved the strategy. Well, here it was the end of December and somehow it happened that I had some extra money and there was a discount for the first two keys for classic and BC, respectively. After some reflection I decided to give it a chance. When I first enetered the game, it simply fascinated me. I saw all the places that were quite sloppily and schematically depicted in the strategy, but the game has allowed me to see them live and it was really something great. This is the capital of Lordaeron through Arthas went to kill his father and destroy the kingdom, that’s Medivh’s Tower which until then I imagined only by the book that I read, but seeing it live I had a culture shock. When I arrived to Northrend and saw the quests and how they are written, I did not believe that I was playing an MMO, because before that this kind of quality I saw only in single-player MMO.
    This is the moment I consider the most important one through all time since I was re-introduced to the Warcraft universe. Every subsequent add-on no matter how it was received by the public, leaves a warm and good memories for me, each of them is well and good in their own way.


  71. Sargos Smith

    July 11, 2018 at 15:08

    My adventure begins in the ancient times, when then expeditions to Outland and Northrend were not sent out yet and before Deathwing produced cataclysm. A simple warrior, I started out in the Northshire Abbey. I helped the kingdom of Stormwind with invasions Kobold, took care of the defias brotherhood and in every human province was welcomed me with warmth. After that, I accomplished many more feats and retired. But Azeroth once again is under threat – the demons are preparing a large-scale invasion of our world. For an attack to Broken Isles only the best of the best are selected. But I have repeatedly demonstrated my courage so appreciated by the Alliance. Now everything depends on the king – will he call me to the decisive battle at this time?


  72. Furio Falone

    July 11, 2018 at 15:11

    This was back in the days when the Dark Portal was a strange decoration, but in the depths of the black mountains raged the true fire. Fate and greed brought me to the very ends of the earth, into the crater with a strange name Un’Goro, teeming with all sorts of creatures. It is their destruction I was engaged in, simultaneously collecting different colored crystals and looking for a victim. You do remember that there was a war. It is nowadays that wars are run by the rules and have sense, and back in that real war there was no point, only a goal. I was young, wore a lieutenant’s signs, and still counted my kills. However… this couple I would have remembered anyway.
    There were two of them. A human with a huge sword, wrapped in shining light, and similarly shining elf in a beautiful dress. I watched them from the shadows, my bony fingers clutching daggers, a predatory grin gradually stretching my lips. Paladin appeared to be in love, he was doing fine gestures, falling to his knees, and courageously defending her from the creatures of the crater. Like all members of the Alliance, he was a self-confident fool. And precisely because of this confidence, I decided to punish him. The easiest solution would be to kill them, but I found a more elegant way.
    I smeared my swords with poison and took out my trusty stick. Coming through the swampy, soft ground, I crept up to the knight, and with a bang hit him on the head. Later, I thought that heard a jingle. Making sure that the paladin was sedated and can not move, I turned to his companion. The elf tried to cast, but you do not have much time when the knife cuts your throat already. She died in front of him. Leering at the paladin, who apparently wanted to tear me apart, but could not, I threw into his eyes a handful of sand and disappeared into the shadows.
    Our world is designed so that it is not easy leave it forever. The poor elf died over and over again from my blade, and her “protector” stood helplessly and watched it. During all this time, I did not touch a hair on his head. In the end, his companion teleported to the city. And only after that I killed him. Just something to make my point.


  73. Mor Drasil

    July 11, 2018 at 15:15

    U came into WoW in 2011. Cataclysm. I was not interested in PvE. Onley PvP.
    I played an Alliance Disc Priest and was just dressing up in Honor armor, so that in the future I could find a static RBG.
    Another random BG, Arathi.
    I and 4 guys ran to take LM (I’m the only one healing), all the rest went for the center and Mine.
    Naturally Horde ran for LM, but there turned out to be 2 times more of them than us, like 10 people.
    I will never forget this battle. Since I was the only healer, they tried to control me all the time, but I had clever companions, who did not just fight, but defended me and smartly controlled the enemy (which is rare for randoms).
    We Fought 4 minutes exactly, but it seemed like an eternity. I never spammed the keys like this in my entire life!
    In the end, I did not let anyone die, but they also did not allow to kill me, and we captured LM.
    After that, chat was full of kind words addressed to me. It was damn nice =]
    Whether we won that BG or not I do not remember, but this little battle I will never forget.


  74. Evan king

    July 11, 2018 at 15:38

    My favorite moment in wow is when you go with sylvanas to kill the lich king it really stood out for me when she had to accept that he was to strong for her to kill also i would really like beta key please


  75. John Honn

    July 11, 2018 at 17:55

    In my first guild I had the opportunity to be a RL for entire 2 months (eventually under my guidance we killed Garrosh 10man + 5HM), but because there was a problem with the roster we had to go to a more successful 25ppl guild, which I really did not want to. I thought that this guild had no soul or maybe the number of people in the raid frightened me. In this guild I successfully raided for 2 years. I have the fondest memories about it.


  76. Al Aonor

    July 11, 2018 at 17:59

    The most interesting experience was killing Blackfuse HM!
    Blackfuse – the boss on which many guilds disbanded. This bastard did not give in for the whole month. We destroyed a lot of nerves on him and had listen to the whole mountain of cussing in chat. After one RT our replacement of RL took 7k GP!! To say that it was difficult is to say nothing))) because there were many moments when people were too slow on conveyer or just wiped everyone by running with saws through them!
    But in the end we managed to kill him.


  77. Maximumuss

    July 11, 2018 at 18:02

    I arrived into WoW in the days WOTLK from Lineage 2 and before I was very skeptical about it (I should note that I still love both games), before that I played only the strategy game. Well, I started to level my first character Draenei Paladin (because in the cinematic he had a cool crystal hammer) but during the levelling, I was confused by how the abilities delivered so little damage and it was clear (from L2 experience) that the paladin was suited for tanking, and was not intended for DD. But once, when I logged in, I thought about that character that I could not create a first (DK), as it required a level 65 character. My paladin just gained 65 and so I have created a gnome(!) DK, appeared in the starting area where the cool story began in a chain of quests. Levels just flew past, I was given equip which looked not so miserable as the one that I was getting on my Paladin, and most importantly the damage was high and I could walk on water(!!!), grip enemies, and freeze them with an icy grip. After that, I was hooked on WoW strongly and remain so to this day. I had a lot of characters, but most of all I remember the DK, as a universal character that can be both DD and Tank.
    PS WoW gave many wonderful emotions and references to RTS and old characters, at very least the quests in the Caverns of Time where you can meet Thrall, Kel-Thuzad, Arthas and Uther.


  78. Ben Franklin

    July 11, 2018 at 18:04

    It was in faraway 2008, only a week remained before the release of the Wrath of the Lich King. I was sitting on my paladin in an Ironforge tavern discussing my adventurers and past battles. The atmosphere was like before the New Year, busily traveling heroes enthusiastically exclaimed about the approach of the Wrath of the Lich King, the local guards smiled on passers-bys, a crowd of onlookers gawked in amazement at the veterans relaxing after long battles. Nothing boded trouble… But the invasion of the Scourge began, over the cities of the Alliance and Horde hung flying necropoles of the Cult of the Damned. And the heroes have accepted the challenge. But it was still only the beginning, Scourge attacked from behind – in the cities the plague started!!! Players began to get infected by the plague and infect other players!!! The real ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!! Towns and villages were under siege by zombie players, and then in the village of Crossroads in Barrens the conflicts raged – raids of zombie players fought against raids of the Horde and Alliance!!! It was chaos!!! This is one of the best and most memoriable events that took place in Warcraft. I still remember it fondly 🙂


  79. Velthaert Irden

    July 11, 2018 at 18:07

    Strange, but I still remember how in the Vanilla Wailing Caverns I “needed” on the first green ring with +arcane resist… “You are a ninja” – they cried in chat, and I thought that that was what they call rogues and happyly waited for the next appearance of the button “need”.


  80. Noldor

    July 11, 2018 at 18:10

    Two words: Barrens chat


  81. Fistand Antilus

    July 11, 2018 at 18:13

    I remember my Hunter in Vanilla and killing Archimonde, now there was a sight to see…


  82. Pinj Beao

    July 11, 2018 at 18:16

    I will never forget the time me and my friend were looking all over the keyboard for a button to wear the hood! We thought that if there is a cloak, then clicking on a particular button you would wear a hood… *facepalm*


  83. Sid Mette

    July 11, 2018 at 18:18

    I recently met with the people with whom we played together on one server many years ago, while we were still boys, and now we are adults with work, family and all that. Back then it was still fun to communicate on forums, where everyone knew each other. On my forum in one of the topics we reached about two thousand pages, sitting in it almost day and night during those carefree days, talking about various things, arguing and discussing various mechanics of WoW. These are the best memories and I’m funny at the thought that they are connected with WoW, even if only in theme.


  84. ganna.yu

    July 11, 2018 at 18:21

    Started with dwarf paladin. The most memorable thing was how hardcore WoW was back then, that was what made it interesting. You had to pull mobs one by one, and God forbid he would call the others 🙂


  85. andreoid234

    July 11, 2018 at 18:23

    When I found some white ax with damage two times larger than my current one I was beyond any measure of happiness, I spent a lot of time just looking at its model and as soon as I learned a blacksmithing I made a lot of +2 damage sharpening stones. And when I saw a green item, I was mad with joy 🙂


  86. markderek34

    July 11, 2018 at 18:24

    I remember I created a gnome warrior, got him to lvl 6-7 and thought what should I do next. I found a quest “speak with someone in Stormwind” Well, I did not know about the existence of the underground tram and so I went to Stormwind on foot, through the Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes, dying at every step and thought it was ok. Still got to SW in about an hour =)


  87. whichroomisit

    July 11, 2018 at 18:28

    Fall of 2005, US Warsong
    My first character – a druid.
    10 levels I could use only Wrath and throw a dot on mobs, then had a long and tedious quest to get the form of a bear in Auberdine. It was magical to explore Teldrassil for the first time, to seek out the quests, fight level 10 elites in the company of an elf-warrior. As I later learned – a paniced running away and occasionally hitting the mob on the was called KITE 🙂


  88. foraminuteoraday

    July 11, 2018 at 18:31

    Two months of chaotic leveling, Vietnam/Stranglethorn, and fights in the Gurubashi arena, and here I find myself levelling in Silithus right in the middle of a mass spawn of huge anubisaths – the event of the opening of the gates of Ahn’Qiraj is happening, and in our troubled server crowds of Horde and Alliance farm mobs and kill each other all the time.


  89. grizzelbart

    July 11, 2018 at 18:35

    The most shining moment – the first meeting with Horde in Ashenvale. The very first PVP in WoW… The bloody undead mage died bleeding from my cat-finishers, and he sent me for a jog from cemetary with Scorch crits. I do not remember who killed whom the most – but I remember it was terribly funny!


  90. cheelm74

    July 11, 2018 at 19:31

    I remember my first raids – MC and Zul-Gurub. I was mostly sitting on replacements, since back then to raid you had to farm almost 10-12 hours a day before the raid to collect Gold or reagents for a very expensive alchemy.


  91. Clenvorden

    July 11, 2018 at 19:36

    The best time – running with my friends after school to meet again in the world of Azeroth.


  92. erkosso

    July 11, 2018 at 19:55

    The best moments associated with WoW are precisely those times when it was the world was full of unknown, when we were gathering a party to fight dangerous dragons.


  93. Estcnys

    July 11, 2018 at 20:01

    Internet connection when I started would break in the most inappropriate places, and travel to Auberdine and levelling up to 20 took me about a week, during which I explored the whole Darkshore far and wide.


  94. Ghaper

    July 11, 2018 at 20:07

    The legendary 2×2 arena in the setup mage+rogue when coherence decided all and you got the magnificent sets T6, A3, A4.


  95. gyromecho

    July 11, 2018 at 20:22

    I play from 2005 as an Undead rogue, and I still remember the agonizing farm of gold to get the lvl 40 mounr – I bought it on a 72-level character after BC. Also: fights in Stranglethorn Vale…


  96. Dave G

    July 12, 2018 at 01:49

    I remember getting separated from my friend and lost in Stormwind like a little kid looking for his parent in the grocery store…


  97. Kenn Gibson

    July 13, 2018 at 15:13

    any winners yet?


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