Topic Anyone remember what Sunstrider used to be like?
Rheia wiping Fatality raids with her mere presence on our teamspeak
MASTROENI self proclaimed "the best firemage on sunstrider"
Chaoticmage the only melee mage in history
Naia corpserunning from Southshore to Tarren Mill
Supernatural and his Vegetable Combat Green Power Armor Suit
Drazent the drama queen
Nightshade Gank Squads (tm)
this thread just got true vintage
Thaught id add a little to this post!
I never played wow till like a year in maybee, when an good mate from a previous game persuaded me to join. (iccy)
Was pretty much instantly accepted to niughtshade as a result and was in molten core the day after i dinged 60 lol!
and believe it or not i got a perditions blade on my very first raid lmao! (caused a little trouble in the guild because there was warriors ect after it lol)
but i proved my worth and became a part of a pretrty close rogue group in nightshade (iccy,helios,elusive,mal,jinie,ninjamagic)
Althuagh i still stand by saying iccy was probs the best rogue o nthe server at the time, both at dmg in raid and PvP.
Iccy quit but i kept goin with Nightshade in TBC, became an officer and had an awsome time with the guild while competing on the dmg meters!
All i do now is sit about and PvP with some mates in a guild!
There were tons of decent rogues at the time on horde side. Presumably because rogue was the only playable class.
I remember the incredible mass mind control trick that the warrior class managed to pull off, persuading the whole world that the best and thus only raid tanking spec in the game was a warrior's pvp spec, with maybe a few points thrown in defiance for horde raids due to lack of blessing of salvation. Damn you warriors. GG.
Any guild would also be promoted to a raiding guild if it had a druid in it who would go 31 resto just to innervate one of the priests. Combat res wasn't even useful because of the use of an ooc shaman or pally.
And the basic tactic for all fights was to "pull it to garr (or vael's) room".
And good horde mages had to keybind their shoot wand because there was no wand autoshot and wanding was often the only way for horde mages to not pull aggro.
So many famous names in this thread, just reading the names gets me all nostalgic..
God we were so clueless back then. I think it was my first raid ever, Second Wave just killed Lucifron the week before, so we went to MC again and kicked Luci's ass by having 10 people spam one button on that mod decursive, 5 others AFK and 25 people attacking stuff. When we got to Magmadar we had a tank called Sugarcraft that tanked him in berserkerstance, how we ever managed to keep him alive longer than 5 seconds was beyond me, and I can't remember how we ever killed Magmadar, but it was epic nontheless.
And I'll never forget that one Onyxia raid with Second Wave where the warlock team pulled a prank on Meisshard, the priest that always died on Ony. We made this soulstone rotation so every time he died he'd use his Soulstone and get back up, just to be flame breathed again. I think we managed to kill him 4 times that fight, he still hates us for it <3
Then there's Magallian with his walls of text on sunstrider.net, haven't seen him mentioned yet, so had to throw him in somewhere ;)
World PvP maybe was the best part of the game back then. I wasn't high level enough to live the Hillsbrad days, except for raiding Astranaar with 30 lvl 20-40's, but world PvP sure spawned some legends. Grauth, the Shaman that dedicated his life to making BRM instant death for any Alliance that dared venture there without 2 other people. Other names that stick are the mages Nemoriel and Lich, the infamous gank-duo making the world a more Horde-friendly place in the later part of the vanilla era.
Good memories for sure!
Ganking and getting ganked in Stranglethorn Vale (Kell D:), the arrogant and crazy but oh so epix Maximu(s?), 40 people cheering on Teamspeak because Nefarian is dead, 40 people yelling on Teamspeak after wipe nr.324234 at first boss in Naxx, fooling around outside AH in IF, Southshore and Astranaar under constant attack, loads of people everywhere you went, everlasting battlegrounds, raiding Crossroads, that legendary sword everyone wanted, traveling to dungeons by foot/mount and using chat to find groups, the epic moment of finally dinging lvl 60 after hours and hours of killing ghosts in Azshara, bad Chuck Norris and Hogger jokes in tradechat, exploring weird places just for fun and knowing there was still some mysterious, undiscovered places out there. Etc etc etc, And of course, what made Sunstrider Sunstrider: the guilds and the people (and the evil forums of Sunstrider.net). <3
Then migrations and TBC came, and it all sort of went down hill from there..
Although WoW has improved over the years in many ways, there was a certain magic about it back then, that now seems to be quite gone.
*Nostalgic hugs and a /cheer, from Frøya/Moonfrost*
85 Goblin Shaman
Edited by Inpheaux on 13/03/11 17:05 (GMT)
hahaa pretty cool to see more than one topics at the same time about oldschool yeah i remember those days i migrated from burning legion when i accepted to Artifact. i was like the first migrater to Artifact and it was soo cool in those days people were inspecting and *!## lol i remember people were whispering me welcome and enjoy in sunstrider from randoms and unknown entity. those days were the days! larokka teached me how rogues cycled have to be :) and our Thaddius kill, yeah it was epic! 40man without vent or any communication program. we used to sort tactics with just raid chat :) damn! it was epic Artifact was epic!!! salute to every oldschool mate.
although Zen only really got going as a raiding guild in spring 2006 we had some pretty awesome times,
good memories are 24 hour AV's grinding rep for the mount and the caster OHs,
long battles around Southshore and in BRM pre raid times,
never quite been the same on SS since!