I posted this a few years ago about WoW:
5 years of non-stop play tells you all you need to know. More than just a game, for many it was the game of their generation and put MMOs firmly in to everyone's hands, not just the hardcore. Young and old, men and women from all over the world came together in a once in a lifetime experience and I feel luckily to have been a part of it right from the start. The world of Azeroth is like no other and without it who knows where games would be today. One of the most important games ever made for so many reasons. This is what I wrote about WoW last time and it's still relevant today;
Ah, WoW. Looking back I sometimes feel like I wasted 3 years of my life playing this game but then I think of the experiences I had with the people from Rllmuk and realise I'll probably never get the same feeling from any other game ever again. I knew nothing about MMOs when I started playing and I, like many others, were sharing all these fresh experiences together for the first time. This game became my world. Eat, play and sleep became my routine. I was a digital crack addict. For me, Vanilla WoW will always be one the greatest gaming moments for me. Starting out as a newbie with no clue what I was doing to slowly becoming one the best Shaman on my server was unlike any other gaming experience for me. That first Ragnaros kill, with MR BEN and the gang after months of hard-work was unbelievable, 40 grown men crying, cheering and laughing on Teamspeak was something else. I enjoyed the first 2 expansions before I thankfully managed to break free from the game's mighty grasp but I feel lucky to have been apart of something special from the start. A truly memorable experience WoW gave me.
props to @Mr Ben @Space Renegade Ulala @pompey88 @Natdan and Sue (Kaywinnit) for all the good times.