Topic I'll never forget you!
Just wanted you to let you know how I feel! QQ :(
Started playing 1st of August 2007. I chose this server, it was my destiny.
The Burning Crusade was the expansion, took forever to get to level 70.
Became good friends with random players, my real life friends used to play here too.
I was never fooled by anyone, and the few ninjas I met were funny. Making groups was fun, it was social, and gave me new friends.
Got boosted by random players, who only had good intentions for us. - Me and my friends gave them 1 gold, and they acted thankful, made us think that 1 gold was much.
World events were celebrated together with strangers, it's like yesterday we were running around outside Iron Forge at the brewfest festival with no meaning.
Meeting lots of players outside the scarlet monastery, in all kinds of levels, who were boosting low-leveled players, and doing the halloween boss was so interesting!
Seeing how the level 70 players were fighting in their duels in gnome costumes in vinter veil, made me want to be just as good as them.
When I hit level 70 I was welcomed to a guild who wanted me to help them down curator, they even accepted the fact that I were wearing mostly green and blue gear - it was the guilds first run.
Curator was downed after my first try, and i received a huge purple staff that had epix written all over it!
I remember well the midsummer festival, it was hilarious how everybody ran around messing with bonfires! :)
I remember Vashj FM - it showed the community our server had. It was gold.
I remember population starting to decline when the summer of 2008 was over. WOTLK released, I left the server for 6 months. I came back to see the population fall. And for months I switched between playing on another server and Vashj. With cataclysm, a new hope for our realm was created, but after some months, all the players who came back were gone once again.
I quit wow before this summer and hadn't been playing much for a while because of decline of the Vashj server population, started playing again a week ago. Stormwind is a ghost town. There are about maximum 80-100 alliance players logged on to the game at the same time.
I'll remember Vashj 10 years from now. The memories I have from my years here are held close! Vashj is my home, this realm gave me more than I could ever give back. The friendliness was contagious. I wish I could experience a game community as good as I have here one day.
Will mists of pandaria bring back the alliance community? I wish so...
Flames to dust, why do all good things come to an end?
Tbh horde side is going the same way. Trade is lot quieter fewer guilds with progress, trying to recruiting a decent player takes a lot longer now than it did.
Last time I did BH it took 30 minutes to fill a ten man class run on my alt.
If you look at Vashj's population it's now well bellow 4000 mark.