There’s a bit (ha!) of buzz going around about World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King Classic launch today.
When in doubt, talk about World of Warcraft. Somebody, somewhere is always into it. Either into playing it, or into hating on it, or into hating on the Activision/Blizzard corporation and late-stage capitalism. Win/win all around.
I missed the Burning Crusade Classic launch entirely, but I figured I’d at least mention this one.
My nostalgia for Wrath of the Lich King is non-existent; I gave up on playing WoW as my “forever game” somewhere around 2007 because I grinded and grinded and grinded to get to level 40 to buy a mount and it was barely any faster than running so I gave up playing seriously after that.
I think the first time I saw Burning Crusade was in the 2012-2013 range, and the first time I ventured into Wrath territory was in 2014.
For me, Wrath was just another area to level beyond to get to the current expansion. I think at the time I was trying to get to the one with Garrisons. Was that Legion? I don’t remember. I think it was Legion. [It was Warlords of Draenor.] The one with Garrisons was the very first WoW Expansion that I played at the time it launched. It was fun. For a handful of weeks.
I also played the expansion after that at the time it launched, whose name I have completely and utterly forgotten. [That one was Legion.] I believe I played through that expansion in a grand total of two weeks. I enjoyed playing it, but two weeks was plenty for me. I remember nothing whatsoever about it.
I haven’t played since then, but I think I somehow ended up with a free copy of Shadowlands on my account, so if/when I ever subscribe again, I can play that one.
P.S. I think that screenshot is from the Wrath of the Lich King time frame, but I’m really not sure. There was apparently one part where you turned into a giant Norse Valkerie for a quest or something.