Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Old School Is Still The Best School

Hello everyone! I hope you guys are having an awesome week so far! Today is the big 5.2 patch in WoW. I have some mixed feelings on some of the patch, but overall I see a lot of good coming out of the patch, but that is not the focus of today's topic because the Light knows there will be hundreds of articles, blog posts, and forum threads sharing some pretty "unique" opinions. Instead I want to take some time and look back at the old days of WoW!

Now you may be asking why I am feeling nostalgic today? Well, the simple answer is because last night I led a small group of my guild on what we have affectionately come to call, Retro Raids. The concept, for those not quite quick with it, is that we gather a group of folks and we go and knock out some old content. The runs have a two fold purpose. The first and foremost is to just have fun! You know that thing that happens sometimes when you play online games? No? Okay, moving on then! The second is to start to get our people used to the concept of logging online at a set time and working together as a team to lower the boom on an old school baddies.

I actually feel like the night was a success even though we only had five people online. We would have had six, but one of our guys didn't read the announcement where it said we would be starting the runs late. Our people had a lot of fun and got some good laughs at the expense of one fat cow who couldn't find his way out of a wet paper bag without help, much less taking the short cut to the Molten Core! At the end of the night, some folks had some nice new transmog gear. Some of our group managed to pick up some of the AQ40 mounts they didn't have, and we even had a few achievements earned, but the greatest thing of all was that we had MAS tagged players running content again.

Well, I do not want to take up too much of your time today as there is a lot of notes that you should be reading up on! Have a great day and I will see you all later!

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