Throwback Thursday – January 14, 2016
Hope you had a good New Year’s, and if you made any resolutions, I hope they’re going well. If your resolution is to read more Throwback Thursday posts, then you’re in luck!
I don’t know how long you’ve been playing, but hopefully it’s been long enough to participate in an expansion launch. They’re a lot of fun, even if they have bugs and glitches, and generally everyone remembers their first one.
Speaking of first, nine years ago this January 17, the first World of Warcraft expansion launched: The Burning Crusade.
Blizzard does many things well, but their cinematics are outstanding. I especially like the undead warlock roasting the murlocs that are chasing him, and the human mage turning the orc into a sheep.
In addition to a new world to explore, The Burning Crusade brought us a lot of arguing over two new races: space goats, and magic addicts. Yes, really. People argued that Draenei were aliens, and didn’t fit, and then people argued that male blood elves weren’t buff enough. Then the models were buffed up, and there were complaints they looked like they’d been stung by bees. There was no winning.
In addition to a new world, there were new raids, including the Black Temple, Sunwell Plateau, and Karazhan. Blizzard changed raiding from 40 player content to 10 and 25, realizing that getting 40 players to work together was about as effective as herding cats. Still, many long nights were spent raiding.