It was the flipside of the coin, the antithesis, the Jekyll to my Hyde of my post earlier in my 10 days of Pet Battles about what pets I don't like. (which reminds me, I need to finish that when I have time!)
Liopleurodon starts his post saying that there are very few things that remain from the "old WoW". So many things have changed. For example, Mankrik's wife is buried, Gamon is no longer a simple punching bag, Hogger is easy to kill. Stormwind was damaged, then rebuilt. Camp Taurajo was destroyed.
But, there is one thing that has remained the same. One thing that binds us all, regardless of faction. One constant through the turmoil that has been our lives, in-game and out.Frogs. I had to laugh. Right there with squirrels and rabbits, with their dreadful blocky textures almost like an April Fool's day joke from Warcraft Pets, and Variable Model rendering.
- Liopleurodon, May 8 2013
I thought of all the things that had an updated model and couldn't think about how I liked it back in the good ol' Vanilla WoW. I do admit, I like some new changes!But more than that, low texture frogs are a touchstone. Low texture frogs are a reminder of what once was. In this time of faster, smarter, brighter, prettier, low texture frogs remain as Blizzard’s embodiment of the Pandaren mantra, “slow down.”
- Liopleurodon, May 8 2013
Like Sylvanas - the now totally sexed up fantasy leader of the Forsaken... I am sure she used to be a banshee model in Vanilla, but I can't find a single picture of it...
Newer goblin models are funkier and cuter
And of course we have a new frog model for frog snobs like me - I love you swamp croaker!
But things change. That's life. Nothing stays the same - we grow up, we get older. Buildings fall down. New ones come up. Shops change. People die. The game SHOULD evolve, to match those things, because that's the way things are in real life. But then after considering all the things I liked that had changed, I was struggling to think of things which HADN'T changed. And I wondered, should WoW have some of those things? You know, like heritage listing certain buildings - heritage listing certain items in WoW because of their classic and timeless value? Now that would be awesome - an achievement for completing all the "Heritage WoW quests/visiting Heritage WoW sites". Just to get a feel of the classic old WoW LOL!
|This is the symbol for World Heritage listed. Maybe need something for World of Warcraft Heritage listed? :D|
I suppose that because I have had the same toon pretty much since early vanilla and ONLY played that one toon, that would be my constant as time has passed. I have seen so many druid changes over the years...
- Healing before there was tree form
- Rank 4 Healing touch (LOL back in the days when you could use lower rank spells for cheaper mana and faster casting)
- Nerfs and buffs to wild growth
- 10 minutes CDs on tranquility
- When Tree form made you walk slow and you COULDN'T decurse in it
- Only having 4 spells to heal with (regrowth, healing touch, rejuvenation and tranquility) for raids
- I MISS STARFIRE and THORNS
So tell me, what nostalgia things do you see still in game, intact from Vanilla (if you played back then) and what things do you think should be WoW heritage listed? :)
I vote for Lunk's quests. They should all be heritage listed :D