We’re Giving Away 500 World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Beta Keys

We’re Giving Away 500 World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Beta Keys
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Keen to see what Battle For Azeroth has in store, but don’t fancy your chances of winning the Blizzard lottery? Then never fear: we’ve got 500 beta keys to give away as well.

Battle for Azeroth officially drops on August 14, and refocuses the long-running MMO on the only conflict that matters: Horde vs Alliance. The level cap has been boosted to 120, after which point you can explore and conquer the opposing faction’s zone if you so choose. Alliance players will start BoA off in Kul Tiras, home of Jaina and Katherine Proudmoore, while the Horde will start in Zandalar.

For a little primer, here’s the opening cinematic:

BoA is adopting a new opt-in system for PvP, letting players choose how they want to get ganked – although you’ll have to choose this setting in your capital city, so you won’t be able to flip a switch if you change your mind and suddenly want to jump on an isolated enemy.

Here’s the full feature list:

  • Explore Two Fabled Kingdoms: As a champion of the Horde, travel to the Zandalar empire to persuade the trolls to lend their naval might. As a defender of the Alliance, venture to the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore, and rally its inhabitants to fight for your cause.
  • Recruit Allied Races: Take a new form for your adventures as several new playable Allied Races, each with unique racial abilities. Earn the favour of the Highmountain tauren, Void elves, Dark Iron dwarves, and others to create a new character of that race and add their strength to your faction.
  • Plunder the Islands of the Great Sea: Scour Azeroth’s myriad uncharted Islands and conquer an ever-changing array of enemies, environments, and objectives. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders – or enemy players – to collect each island’s resources and fuel the war effort.
  • Charge Into the Warfronts: Fight on the battlefields of a large-scale, 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Capture resources to build your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to objectives, and fight the enemy commander to claim victory in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.
  • Infuse Your Armour with Titanic Might: Seek out Azerite, an invaluable new resource that has emerged in the Legion’s wake. Imbue the Heart of Azeroth — a legendary neck piece entrusted to each hero by Magni Bronzebeard – with Azerite to customise your armour with new powers and traits.
  • Battle to Level 120: Trace the corruption of the Blood God to the Underrot, unearth the secrets of a lost titan vault, escape from the Drust Realm of the Dead, and more as you quest through 10 new levels – then continue to grow in power through new World Quests, raids, dungeons, and more.
  • Instantly Boost to Level 110: Enter the raging conflict between the Horde and the Alliance prepared to survive on the front lines of a vicious new war.
  • Connect Through Communities: Join up with WoW® players who share common interests in persistent cross-realm Communities. Share strategies with members of your class, fraternize with auction house magnates, talk shop with fellow tailors, and expand your social circles.

Now, how do you grab one of those keys?

All you have to do is tell us in 75 words or less your favourite conflict in the entire Warcraft universe. Can be a Warcraft 3 fight that spilled over into World of Warcraft; it can be something from the lore; it can be something from the original RTS game. You have until Wednesday 10:29am AEST, June 27 to enter.

We’ll select the winners over the next week, and Blizzard will email out the winners through the email attached to your account. So make sure you’re commenting from a legitimate email, otherwise you’ll miss out.

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Comments

  • My favourite battle would be the one against Nefarian as at that moment we didn’t know Deathwing’s fate, but going agains Nefarian was like a prelude and and hint that Deathwing was still lurking around.

  • Gotta be during the third war in Warcraft III, mostly for the nostalgia of being the first game I played in the Warcraft series. Uther and his inner conflict with what Arthus is what got me hooked. Uther hung in there for a while out of loyalty to his prince but ultimately sided against him after the corruption of the lich king. It was an intense moment in the games history.

  • I feel like Thrall’s internal conflict is my favourite. Despite being the leader of the Horde, who traditionally hate the Alliance/Humans, he has conflicting feelings toward his people’s traditional enemies due to his upbringing.

      • That is probably more to do with Chris Metzen retiring though so they no doubt want to consider his story finished for now and bring other characters to the front.

        • It was just dissapointing how his character was treated. He was built up to be this amazing powerful individual. And then just lost it all for no reason other than to allow us to weild his weapon in legion.

  • I quite enjoyed the conflict between the Forsaken and the Gilnean. The Battle of Gilneas ended with the Forsaken pretty much decimating what the Gilneans had built. This holds dear to me because one of my first made characters was an Undead, and recently playing through the Worgen starting area made me appreciate both sides of this conflict.

  • My favourite conflict was actually during an epic Tauren Mill vs Southshore battle in vanilla WoW. I was the first warlock on our server to hit 60 so I along with some friends we summoned a doomguard and took it to the front line (along with an infernal) which caused absolute havoc, particularly when none of us has seen one in action before. The horde players literally did a U-turn and ran for it.

  • 2004 and I’m duelling outside Scarlet Monastery on Blackrock US. My undead mage faces down Iced, a troll rogue later found to be a notorious ninja looter. My reputation matters and I get smashed by blinds and crits.

    I hand over 50 gold as agreed. Double or nothing now buddy! My pyroblast crits so hard he LOGS OFF. I rolled alliance and merciless ganked him for days. Vengeance never tasted so sweet!

    • I was UD mage on BR, what was your name? There werent so many of us back then, I was Luciferius (shit name).

  • The conflict between Arthas and Muradin in the WC3 frozen throne was very well written. Both men believed they were doing the right thing and both points of view could have been the right decision at the time.

  • +1 Tarren Mill vs Southshore back in Vanilla. Outside of raiding, there wasn’t a great deal to do after hitting 60, so we made our own world PvP

    If I had to pick one conflict, the one that stands out most to me is Mankrik and his fight against the Quilboars, followed by the loss of his wife. The quest line was early in the game and showed that there were battles of all sizes happening everywhere. Was good to see him again later at Mount Hyjal

  • I can personally not think of a better experience than beating Molten core for the first time, the practice for each of his lieutenants and then finally beating the big fiery elemental 🙂

  • My favourite conflict is IceCrown itself. The story of the Horde and Alliance racing each other to see who can take out The Lich King first, has some of the best storytelling in WoW. Plus the section after defeating Deathbringer Saurfang where you see (from the Alliance side) the war get put on hold for a moment so a father can grieve for his dead son.

  • I can still remember in my dream, the lich king back to life, we heroes, or champions they call us, have to defend Azeroth alongside with Tiron and Sylvanas.
    The frost dragon boss, the Icecrown raid, the tier gear, everything was so awesome.
    At the end the lich king is dead, a new one is crowned. Looking forward to the new story!

  • As a new player who just hit lvl 110 the other day, my favourite is between the different Moonkin tribes when doing the night elf questing campaigns. Learning about the different tribes of Moonkin that wanted to kill each other was very enjoyable to me.

  • Bit of background first – I was part of a social guild (League of Oceania that later became Ascention) in vanilla running plenty of dungeons but never stepping up raiding. This didn’t stop us from trying in many cases as PUGs and most will know this is never going to end well.
    When Karazhan was first opened we decided to give it a good old try and the 10 man requirement meant we didn’t need to rely on outsiders for help.We spent what must have been months (Time means little in WoW) clearing our way through slowly progressing to Prince Malchezaar which was proving to be an impossible task. However each week we would clear again and retry getting closer and closer but never taking him down but then late one night it happened …
    The call of ‘one more try’ had been spoken several times over ‘vent’ and tempers had become tested. The battle began ok and we had some luck going our way with the placement of the infernals until the 3rd phase of the fight. An infernal dropped right in the middle of the group and in panic the raid split to different sides and taking out one of the healers. Many of the DPS was out of range of the boss and a wipe looked imminent but we kepts plugging along slowly losing more and more members but making progress. It was so close but when the last healer ran out of mana (Yes this used to happen) with only a few percent left we were doomed. Our warrior tank (Blacky) was left with me (a Warlock) who had done minimal damage being the likely reason I was left. I dotted the boss with a few curses and popped all cooldowns. Boss hit the 1% and I left out of range due to another infernal. Blacky was almost out and I was in a corner unable to do anything.
    20K health on the boss and the tank about to take the final hit and it happened …. My Curse of Doom went off (took 2 minutes to occur) and critted for 16K drawing aggro and putting him in the final blows. I got a few more dots on before he one shotted me and headed back across the room the tank who had enough time to recovery and deal the final blows.
    Vent was deafening.
    Soon after the guild began to split as many looked to join other raiding guilds but I still remember many of those present that night. Shout out if you are reading Zhan, Blacky, Pickpocket, Catstalker, Kiiara and McWarrior

    • I have a similar memory of LK, down to the wire say 15% or so, defile wipes most of the raid and (because people dont like to move) its just me (Hunter) a Resto Druid and a Tank (DK).

      We just go ham popping every CD we have trying to eke out the last bit, I reset my Deterrence twice just trying to stay alive before I finally go down, 11% left, Resto is doin whatever he can to keep the tank up, DK pops his last CD… boom, both dead.

      Then good old Tirion showed up, vent was deafening.

      Pity a couple of members decided to release…
      Should’ve had more faith.

  • Raiding Thrall in Orgrimmar during vanilla was the most epic battle I had, we cleared out his room then had a large horde guild show up during the fight and wipe us. My friend and I were both on rogues and we managed to vanish but were stuck hiding around Orgimmar trying to get back out of the city and just messing with horde by sapping and distracting them. Fun times. Close second was booty bay guards being drunk on new years, one year there was a massive continuous battle for the entire day.

  • My favourite conflict & memory is my first Molten Core raid in vanilla. Turning up enter zone to be greeted by 2x Horde Guilds forming groups outside the instance. A massive fight ensued that lasted an hour or so.. it was very fun.
    I was also conflicted as by the time I zoned in I was nearly out of arrows in my quiver & bags to actually do the raid…

  • My first time doing a run through Black temple and finally taking on Illidan stormrage.. It was a moment that has always stuck with me and still to date is one of hardest boss battle I personally have faced. Plus those warglaives were the coolest !!

  • My favourite memory (even though I’ve been playing since 2004 December) was that of in the last experience when my own guild was able to beat the first raid on Mythic before it came off ahead of the curve. A lot of wipes, patience and dedication went into that. Makes me look back at my early Vanilla days in disgust.

    • Why disgust? Bear in mind the vanilla raids were basically mythic difficulty. Especially if you’d got as far as AQ40 or Naxx during vanilla.

      • Disgust with how clueless and bad I was. I was literally a walking hunter meme. Had no idea how to play the class, pulling mobs without the tank getting aggro, pulling aggro off the tank then blaming the tank, pet running around pull mobs randomly, rolling on anything and screaming HUNTER GEAR + being up at 2 am in the morning to raid for 8 hours to get nothing for weeks on end.

        It’s more disgust on how far I’ve come as a player. Sounds a bit sappy, but a a wow player of 14 years on and off again, whenever I log back in and leap effortless from fence to fence in a town area, it’s like slipping into a familiar old pair of boots.

  • My greatest battle was getting my own raid team!!!!!!!!!!

    /readycheck
    ……
    /r anyone seen damo? he is tanking tonight
    /g anyone seen damo?
    /o where the *$%^ is damo?
    …….
    /r fine solo tank it is
    /readycheck
    [Damo has logged in]
    [Damo]: Ill be there in a sec just need to swap talents
    /r OK
    /o FFS WE START AT 9!!!
    [Damo]: $%$^ off Rivv lol
    ……
    /r K we good to go
    /readycheck
    “Most of the raid”: BIO, BRB Smoke ….
    /r FFS…

    I cant be the only RL that went through this every raid night.

  • Without a doubt the most epic battle in Warcraft history is the endless encroachment of the Quillboar in the Barrens. No battle has ever been as high stakes or as full of Chuck Norris jokes.

  • Favorite battle would have to be icecrown and more specifically working on heroic Icecrown Citadel. To this day, Professor is still one of my favorite battles but the entire raid was a staple of my playtime for so long.

  • By far the best conflict is the lore surrounding Arthas. His whole story is just amazing. I still remember playing it in W3 and Lich King is still one of the best Xpacs.

  • I’m a big fan of both Sylvanas Windrunner and Genn Greymane, so their ongoing conflict has been the most interesting for me.

    Can’t wait to see how things shake out in Battle for Azeroth!

  • The second invasion of the legion, particularly the battle that took place in Hyjal. So many epic heroes of all factions playing a big role to stop the demonic threat from destroying Azeroth.

  • My favorite conflict in all of Warcraft lore is Ice Crown and the Lich King. By far the most enjoyable story (and raid) in all of World of Warcraft.

  • My favourite conflict in the Warcraft Universe was definitely the one between the players in vanilla world of Warcraft and the quest to find Mankrik’s wife. Every time I rode through the barrens for two years I witnessed a greater disruption to the WoW community than Sargerus could ever have dreamed of… all because some overly feisty bristlebacks had killed some random orc’s lover. Whichever quest designer came up with that one sowed absolute chaos.

  • Favorite conflict would definitely be the gnomes vs troggs in gnomeregon. Imagine having your capital city invaded by troggs and then destroyed by radiation tank leaks set off by your own leader! I would love to see gnomeregon returned to its former glory as a gnome capital one day. The inventors could bring some life back to the engineering profession!

  • Biggest conflict in the wow universe had to be the hordes of angry girlfriends / boyfriends wanting them to get off that computer game and come to bed. But the heroes would always rise up once more to fight the good fight.

  • Is there a greater conflict than everyone on blackrock making alliance gnomes and crashing another server when ours was down?

  • The entire Arthas/Lich King fall was just fantastic! Like Darth Vader but with less whiny Hayden Christensen. Starting in WCIII as the good guy slowly starting to do terrible things ‘for the greater good’, turning into the Villain, and then showing a hint of humanity at the very end with his death at ICC.

  • This is real hard, there’s a lot to choose from! I’m going to bend the rules (and there’s already some liberal rule bending in these comments) and choose 2 so here we go:
    My favourite conflict in 75 words or less:
    The entire second war, from a meta perspective. I grew up with WC2, it means a lot to me. Then there was the Pandaria conflict, which was beautiful from start to finish, and ended with the rather awesome Siege of Orgrimmar, whose main sin is lasting 399 days. Finally getting Garrosh down before the next expansion dropped was satisfying. Also, my first raid so I might be biased.

  • My favourite conflict was the oldscool +10h Alterac Valley battleground zergs, before Blizzard reworked it.

  • I quite liked the final battle in WC3 where all the factions stood together to take down Archimonde. Those CG cutscenes were amazing at the time and really helped to make the story through WC3 feel epic.

  • My favorite battle has to be all that surrounded ahn’qiraj, it was so cool that both horde and alliance worked togheter to gather stuff, and that all lvls could help out, and then to finaly fight all the cool looking monsters in ahn’qiraj was so dope 🙂

  • Lorewise, I absolutely loved Legion’s conflict – finally taking it straight to sargeras, visiting argus, all equipped with legendary weapons that made you feel like you were making an actual difference to the universe. Specifically, Antorus as it ended it all, on the seat of the pantheon against argus.

  • Favourite conflict is around the time I’m due for resubscription to WoW but I’m also needing to do study for a course.

  • My favorite Warcraft conflict is hearing my partner argue with her guild on discord while everyone is drunk and slurring.

  • For me it has to be the War against the Lich King. Arthas was such an epic character and the fights to between the scourge and the Argent Crusade/ Knights of the Ebon Blade were truly awesome.

  • My favorite moment is definitely the rebel undead with putress show appearing at the wrath gate and just catapulting/plaguing the crap out of everyone, regardless of side. Which eventually lead to the amazing quest to fight your way through a rebel undercity to put down a rebellion.

  • The GREATEST battle for me in the series would have to be my internal conflict to give up the game, but with every new expansion it drags me back out of hibernation.

  • The best battle I have in WOW is leaving and trying other MMO’s. No matter what I try, whether it is FF14, Guild Wars, Elder Scrolls, Star Wars or EVE Online I always come back to World of Warcraft. I don’t know whether it is the lore, or the experience or the sheer nostalgia because of the sheer amount of time of spend in Azeroth but I always come back for the fun, experience and wonder that is World of Warcraft.

  • The conflict with the Lich King in World of Warcraft. Starting from before the expansion released with the undead invasion, all the way through to finally downing him at the top of Icecrown Citadel. It was a long conflict with huge lore implications that spanned several games and it was amazing.

  • i gotta go with what others have said. ICC/lich king. i never did it back when it first came out as i dont raid. but going back for transmogs, it really gives you a sense of an epic adventure. the whole concept of being out in the middle of this frozen, sort of desolate place and you’re making your way through the palace taking out all the minions just to take down the king… it just feels so polished and “proper” of what world of warcraft is – an epic adventure.

  • My last post wouldn’t qualify as over 75 words.
    My biggest conflict in Warcraft? Easy and its the same for everyone, should I return to WoW? Very conflicting. ..

  • I love the conflict of arthas (lich king). His back story and the story of invincible is amazing. The character development during this arc was the best…also nostalgic for me.

  • For me the most epic and sad battle was the wrath of the lich king, for the simple fact that arthas is one, if not the most iconic character in all wow lore. go through all the halls of ICC, kill sindragosa and finally arthas menethil the lich king and have not gotten their mount until today (saddest part of history). these memories and hope make me suffer every week in ICC.

  • The noble struggle of the peasants of Westfall against the harvest watchers. All those innocent NPC’s being devoured by mechanical scarecrows resonates with me on so many levels.

  • It started with a formidable paladin…Arthas of Lorederon. A battle of untold proportions would shape the very hearts of the heroes and take them to the maximum of their power and potential. Fighting through Lich ridden queens and scourges abominations the story came to the pinnacle. The adrenaline fuelled heroes against the might of the Lich King. As a mighty warrior fell , seeing the spirit of his father, his journey was over…

    “Father…Is It…Over…”

  • I personally loved Wotlk, excellent zones and content. Arthas was a great antagonist with good characterisation and quests felt really meaningful even if it was just kill 9 of these [email protected]#$s / collect 10 golden testiclles.

  • I liked TBC, because never really raided in vanilla… Buuuuut I got a lot more out of the game in Wrath, raided most then, and had most fun with the game. So Wrath sits as my favorite.

  • I mean, I feel like a bitter Nostalgic but aye, Wrath was great. It had a good balance between accessibility and difficulty; had a kickass continent that felt much more thoughtfully laid out than any since (a lot of new continents just feel like clusters of content); had the Vrykul in it, had a good finale and a plot that felt decent.
    TBC was good but I never got to the end-levels in it; and I grew kinda sick of the setting too early. And post-Wrath felt like a slow decline of ideas that never really stuck with me.

  • WotLK was my favourite, I raided when I hadn’t really done it before, got really into pvp and the lore/feeling you got from the entirety of Northrend was pretty epic. I remember when Arthas died for the first time ever and trade chat was filled with spam about it. In a sense, people were celebrating that the last boss was dead and that was simply epic.

  • The overall quality of WotLK was fantastic. The quests, the zones, the storyline behind it, lore, and a ton of other things.

  • Mists and Wrath were expansive for exploration, and allowed for a ranging questing experience rather than a linear one – like ‘vanilla’ there were a number of differing quest areas for any given level, and not simply because areas were out-leveled before their time.

  • TBC. Maybe because I had just gotten into the WoW Groove a few months prior its release, but I still enjoy instances/ raids from the TBC era. A lot of interesting lore developing.. Yep. Its my fave.

  • It’s just that for the biggest MMO out there, Blizzard do VERY little to foster community within the core gameplay experience. Yeah, you have raids and PvP: but the rest of the game is just hurrying you along to that endgame as fast as possible. Both those activities can be experienced with random queues too, so you only -really- need to guild up if you want to challenge yourself.

  • For it’s gameplay and also for being my first expansion (nostalgia hehe), Wrath.

    I enjoyed WoD because I never had so much fun in RP before. Rotgarde, the campaigns, etc. I’ll always remember WoD for that.

  • I think the most epic battle is the battle of Light’s Hope Chapel… there you can see the real power of good, 300 paladins angainst 10000 DKs like spartans vs persians: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many and, before this battle is over, that even a Lich King can bleed.

  • For it’s gameplay and also for being my first expansion (nostalgia hehe), Wrath.

    I enjoyed WoD because I never had so much fun in RP before. Rotgarde, the campaigns, etc. I’ll always remember WoD for that

  • For me it’s gotta be the constant conflict of the old Alterac Valley pvp battleground. It was truly an amazing experience and back then the matches would last seemingly forever.

    I loved when you could contribute through many ways such as collecting armor off corpses to power up your NPCs or finding your captured captains to power up your defenses. You can also summon those giant raid bosses that slowly move across the battle just completely destroying the opposing faction. I remember AVs with actual coordination back then and where it felt like everyone was chipping into win with an ultimate goal. Also, I loved that stealth classes had their own roles too, in terms of stealing bases/flags or recapping. They saved the game many times.

    It was one of the best times I’ve had in WoW in all these years of playing it.

  • One of my favorite conflicts is Arthas. There isnt a single conflict in particular I enjoyed the most, but I loved the suspense that built up as you progressed through the quests, then dungeons, and throughout the raids until you finally beat him. I love story and wrath did an amazing job with it.

  • For sure TBC! After playing warlock entire Vanilla and being one of the worst damage dealers, I turned into an absolute monster and topped every meeter during TBC. Fighting Vashj and Kael to get into Hyjal and Black Temple was just epic! Defeating Illidan, thinking he was bad, was the best feeling ever!

  • My favorite definitely is Cataclysm. I loved all the changes it brought to Azeroth and really liked the storylines of the new and revamped zones.

    TBC must be my least favorite, simply because of the horrible gameplay. 5 minute blessings and 10 minute seals. *shudder*

  • WotLK for me, mainly because hearing that Arthas’ story was not over after finishing WC3:TFT was what drew me in to try out WoW. Which also means that it was the expansion that was current when I joined WoW, so nostalgia is probably playing a big role in my favoritism for WotLK. And the fact that I love cold climates and undead.

  • Wrathgate, definately. The shivers still run up my spine as the first plague barrel hits the ground in the distance..

    “Ha-ha-ha-ha.. Did you think we had forgotten? Did you think we had forgiven? Behold, now. The terrible vengeance, of the Forsaken!”

  • I like coflict between Arthus and Uther had in Stratholme. The fact we know Stratholme’s citizens were infected and two opinions of Arthus and Uther conflicted. Can understand both of them but I think Arthus was right about it. Uther and Jaina should have helped him to hold his faith for defending Lordaeron and stay as paladin. Did the right thing but it lead him to corruption.

  • Jaina and his father Delin’s conflict was interesting and also it has lots of influence through BFA too. She had some kind of humanism including all races in horde but It ends up her father’s death. Now she is totally against Horde and dealing with emotional problem with her people. Humanism vs Nationalism has no answer I think. Especially in war ages. Hope she will stand with Nationalism or Humanism with confident by solving her inner problems.

  • The Fall of Lordaeron and The Rise of The Forsaken, I get so many epic feels when I think about it and how like a race formed up from breaking free from The Lich King and also slaughtering any living who looked at them funny..

    if were talking WoW alone, I’d have to go with Wrathgate also and The Siege of The Undercity, so much happened and I was caught completely offguard, it was awesome!

  • As for books,i liked discusion between Grom and Rexxar,after Dark Portal is destoyed. It shows futility of any further fighting,and why Rexxar left Horde.

  • Most of the Arthas storyline.

    In particular Stratholme, murdering his father and the death of Sylvanas.

    Yeah Wrathgate was great when the rest of the world finally knew exactly what the Forsaken think of them ‘Death to the Living’.Quite how they remain in the Horde baffles me storywise. 🙂

  • The moment where Garrosh deals with Krom’gar in Stonetalon is very good and when I finally started to like him…unfortunately Theramore came next and he seemed like a different guy.

  • The Scourge attack on Silvermoon is pretty epic and hopefully we will get to see in a future movie, if the first ones are succesful enough.

  • Wrathgate was superb. Its delivery may even let it surpass the pathos and moral uncertainty strengths of the Purging of Stratholme by Arthas. It may even surpass the “awww” of the stories of the ghosts of Darrowshire. It may even surpass the creepiness of the “rescue” of Yenniku. Yep. Wrathgate is pretty spiffy.

  • That, for me, would be the entirety of Icecrown. And if you want to include that in it, the Quel’Delar chain too.

  • It has to Storm Peaks. All of it.

    The reunion of the Bronzebeard brothers; Muradin, Brann and Magni.

    Loken’s treacherous manipulation of the player in order to bring Thorim out of hiding anc capture him.

    Discovering the wonders of a fully-functioning Titan city in all its glory.

    Enduring the horrifying powers of an Old God, who reveals just how much influence over the world his kind wields.

    And finally, standing up to the coldly logical servant of the Titans and his awesome cosmic powers, and persuading him not to condemn our world. There can be no dispute; by defeating Algalon, we saved Azeroth.

  • Tirions’ Gambit definetly. I loved the revelation about Arthas, how he had gone to such extreme lengths to remove any resemblence of good inside of him.

    Love Tiron’s quote: The heart… the last remaining vestige of your humanity. I had to stop it from being destroyed. I had to see for myself. And at last I’m sure… Only shadows from the past remain. There’s nothing left to redeem!

  • Tides of War where Jaina returns to Theramore after the bombing. That agonising pain of losing her city, Kinndy and the immediat punishment of those orcs stupid enough to stay behind.
    Loved it.

  • my best moment was when Grom sliced Mannoroth up and the orcs curse was forever lifted, the demonic grip on the orcs, forever freed.

    orcs would be, forever free.

  • The reignition of the Sunwell story. Overall, a good story from fall from grace to redemption for the Blood Elves and, especially, Blood Knights such as Lady Liadrin (i like redemption stories).

    I didn’t think getting the Sunwell back was possible after all that happened during TBC but in the end i was surprised in a good way because it really happened and so the Blood Elves achieved one of their more important goals ever, and the restoration of their homeland to its former glory could begin. Also thanks to Velen.

    The only thing that i would have changed is Prince Kael’s death and how he was made totally crazy during the expansion. Maybe Blizzard could have redeemed him and allowed him to return to Quel’thalas too? 😛

  • I choked up the first time I played Warcraft III. Just the pure emotion in Grom’s voice as he dies. Magical.

  • There are a lot 😀

    – Putress’ speech @ wrath gate & wrath gate in general
    – Varian’s hate-speech to Thrall in Undercity
    – Ulduar trailer (fu*k you Rhonin, that’s why you had to die @ Theramore)
    – Jaina in tides of war when she stood in front of her father’s statue
    – Garrosh destroying the Vale of eternal blossoms
    – The Ulduar raid instance
    – DK starting area
    – Garrosh almost killing Anduin
    – Zul Aman trailer (the one in TBC)
    – The quest line in grizzly hill, where you had to remove that orc commander from power
    and there are a lot more

    I think in general I could say wotlk was the best expansion regarding lore, while pandaria was the best in presenting it.

  • There are a lot 😀

    – Putress’ speech @ wrath gate & wrath gate in general
    – Varian’s hate-speech to Thrall in Undercity
    – Ulduar trailer (fu*k you Rhonin, that’s why you had to die @ Theramore)
    – Jaina in tides of war when she stood in front of her father’s statue
    – Garrosh destroying the Vale of eternal blossoms
    – The Ulduar raid instance
    – DK starting area
    – Garrosh almost killing Anduin
    – Zul Aman trailer (the one in TBC)
    – The quest line in grizzly hill, where you had to remove that orc commander from power
    and there are a lot more

    I think in general I could say wotlk was the best expansion regarding lore, while pandaria was the best in presenting it.

  • -Wrathgate Cinematic
    -Wotlk cinematic opening,
    -3.3 Trailer
    -Cinematic after killing Arthas
    -Cleaning the sunwell

    My favorite is Saurfang battlecry after you enter Orgrim’s Hammer in icc and after you defeat Deathbringer.

  • Warcraft wise it would have to be when Grom defeated Cenarius just the way Cenarius was acting all smug made it so satisfying seem him get owned.

    WoW wise probably when the forsaken went on the mass offensive sending the Alliance a message that the forsaken own lordaeron and there aint nothing they can do about it 🙂

  • Dath’remar Sunstrider & Co. saying, “Lol! See ya lader, tree-huggers!”, to the Kaldorei, leading to the creation of the Thalassian master-race.

    More conventionally, I’d probably go with the construction and opening of the Dark Portal. The frightening and awe-inspiring event that got the ball of War(craft) really rolling.

  • The end of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Arthas ascending the path and fusing with the Lich King. Best moment, hands down.

    Really any of the cinematics from Warcraft III, but that one’s my favourite.

    If only counting WoW though, then Wrathgate or WotLK cinematic, I’m torn.

  • Broxigars last stand against the all mighty leader of the burning leader, the only mortal to have ever harmed the dark titan.

  • – Varian kicking Garrosh’s backside in Wolfheart.
    – “We will end you!!!”
    – Wrathgate was awesome.
    – Battle to close the dark portal to prevent Sergeras entering Azeroth at the end of WOTA.
    – Khadgar’s dominance in a duel in Beyond the Dark Portal.

    So many but those are the ones I really like.

  • Operation Gnomeregan, even though it was only partly successful and I didn’t even play the game back then.
    I’d love to have been a part of that event, and why it is the best lore moment for a gnome lover like me pretty much gives it self away.
    Gnomes deserved that piece of lore.

  • The ending of the Frozen Throne. It was a very dark ending for a game, especially after the happier ending of WCIII. The Warcraft games had just the right mix of comedy and fun in the gameplay with dark bittersweet storytelling. Heroes died or turned to selfish evil ways and weren’t plot-armoured up, a little like Game of Thrones.

  • *Saving Bolvar Fordragon from Onyxia´s control and then he repays it by saving you in Dragonblight, acknowledging it. Too bad Varian officially stole that achievement from us players.
    *Seeing Malfurion Stormrage for the first time, even if it was just an ethereal image.
    *Forcing your way to the Black Temple, fighting alongside Akama and Maiev. What was special about this event was that Akama foretold it a year earlier.
    *Godfrey´s headshot on Sylvanas (j/k…but only a little :P).
    *Alextrasza and Deathwing crashing against Grim Batol in a flurry of claws, wings and teeth.
    *Wrathgate and Battle of Undercity, of course.

  • wotlk
    best lore by far
    good raids IMO offering very easy catch up mechanisms for casuals and quite a challeng in ulduar hard modes and icc hc
    wintergrasp was hit and miss but way better than trashcan or tol barad
    balance was still poor almost all the specs had at least one viable comp

  • I really liked the Gilneas/Silverpine storyline, so basically the Gilneas storyline (as you said). Being able to see both sides of the conflict is really cool. When you play as Worgen, you wonder why Sylvanas is invading Gilneas, and then you find the answer later on when you level a Forsaken.

  • Zul’dark, hands down my first best questing experience.

    They showed exactly how Trolls are supposed to be, scary, huge and aggressive. Unlike the Vol’jin/Darkspear crap we have in Red-Alliance.

  • I was a bit sad when the worgen storyline ended at Sylverpine forest ( i may be wrong where it actually ended 😛 ) but that was where I left off I just really loved spooky things (worgen background music and cutscene is just so interesting 🙂 ) and I am starting to love the Demon hunter storyline too.

  • I always loved, LOVED, questing in WPL & EPL back in Vanilla, from the upsetting stories and quests from the ghosts outside Scholomance, to being zerged on corrupted farms by zombies, some of which hide in toilets, to the late-night group composing for a good old school timed Stratholme run, hoping to save that poor lady from Baron Rivendare. Quite liked the Argent Crusade & Scarlet Crusade matters in general – was pleasant to work for a neutral faction doing what was right for the land, having spent most of my vanilla life in gruelling week long BG’s against Alliance players to up my rank (main was Lt.General, remember the day that Troll Rog got her Black Raptor like it was only a decade ago… Ah, wait…)

  • Mine was probably the gates of ahn qiraj because even though i was a complete noob and wasn’t anywhere near max level i enjoyed the sense of community you got from the event and it felt like a real war effort. Because of this i actually enjoyed farming wool cloth for the war effort because it felt like i was really making a difference. Everyone on the server was donating whatever they could to the war effort to achieve a single goal. It really made the server community come together.

  • The massive brawls in the field of strife in Alterac Valley. They could last for hours on end with no sides gaining any ground at all. It was amazing. It took days to finish just one battle. I practically lived inside Alterac Valley 24/7 back then.

  • Ahn Qiraj. Even though I wasn’t max level yet, I had great times hanging around with people there, seeing the gate being opened and all.
    On top off that I loved the ancient Egyptian-like style, with it’s AWESOME Ahn Qiraj music 😀 That creepy…. violin or something xD Idk what it was.

    But yeah that has to be it for me.

  • Firelands. I did a few fireland raids and the molten front dailies were good too. The molten front had a bit of a platformer/arcade feel which I liked very much.

  • Mine would be the moment when Sylvanas killed Garithos, declared her rule over Capital City and founded the Forsaken. That mission is also one of my favourites in Warcraft 3.

  • All of Warcraft? When Kael’tahs took his blood elves and broke away from the alliance to find his own path. Just WoW? Probally the moment when the divine bell broke all of Anduin’s bones. Kidding. I never felt more epic then when we took out Arthas.

  • Purge of Dalaran. No, I’m not one of these who tries to make out Aethas is wrong or Jaina is wrong (except Falanyr was wrong), but I just love how the storytelling and the game intertwined.
    It truly felt like we were in a city that was in chaos and it was so good on both sides.

    I had my Blood Elf Mage do the quest on Horde side and she had the Sunreaver tabard as well as a fitting blood elf transmog set and it just all felt really cool, right from start to finish. Kicking some High Elf butt as a Blood Elf felt epic
    I also did it on my Night Elf Hunter and it also felt good to get some revenge on the blood elves for infiltrating my city. Also liked kicking Blood Elf butt on my Night Elf Huntress.

  • It is hard to just say one, Arthas rise and fall is just done so well, at least in Warcraft 3. The moment when you finally see Illidan and Arthas fight beneath ICC after seeing both of them throughout the campaigns was probably the best conclusion of any game I’ve played.

    In WoW my favourite moment is probably the Darkspear Rebellion, for the Horde side at least it was just epic and well as the reference back to the Founding of Durotar with Chen, Vol’jin and Thrall was also good. It was just done so well.

  • Hands-down the best moment (for me) was when Arthas came back to Lordaeron and murdered his father King Terenas. That single moment led to the downfall of Lordaeron, the invasion of Quel’thalas and eventually the summoning of Archimonde and the Legion. It’s such a pivotal moment in warcraft lore.

  • Jarod Shadowsong taking command of the Night elf army in the War of the Ancients. The combination of common sense and good communications was beautiful!

  • I have not one but more:
    1.When Tichondrius lead the army for legion and the scourge over all Azeroth and he even comploted against Cenarius and was best then even Archimonde at command because he succeded his plan in bringing the legion in Azeroth,he will never have such a big lore moment anymore.
    2.The culling of Stratholme is a big lore moment because a whole city crushed under Malganis sleeping conversion ,i know people lived there but they where all doomed already ,thinking a whole city burning all the house its a devastating moment but its remembered by anyone who played or heard about w3.
    3.When KJ is summoned at sunwell and for the first time Vorenthal joins Adal in pushing the demon back to twisting nether.
    Vorenthal also remains in SHatrath city the most peacefull and good welcomed for anyone to refuge there with good intension.
    4.Kj fight and Argus especially Antorus and Mc Aree.

  • when Garithos declared Kael a traitor and Kael begged for his people’s lives while accepting his own death.

  • the battle of Mount hyjal but w3 campaign not wow raid that sucks

    all the battle for mount hyjal in w3 is memorable and the video when Archimone dyes in pain,haha i am relieved seeing him dying like that.

  • Sadly I haven’t played WCIII much (gonna work on that soon), so I can only choose a WoW moment – which I think is the Wrathgate. It was absolutely epic, in my opinion.
    I also like Gilneas starting zone questline. Especially the moment when as a Worgen you learn to control the beast and Genn appears and takes part in the ritual too.

  • I really enjoyed the initial assault on Orgrimmar from the horde perspective. Assaulting the shore alongside Sylvanas and general pretty-boy from Silvermoon.
    The assault on the gate with Baine and Vol’jin, and then breaking it down with the help of the night elves.
    Ending with killing Nazgrim is an honorable fight.

  • The Wrath Gate. I just love it when the forsaken show up.
    “Did you think we had forgotten? Did you think we had forgiven? Behold now! The terrible vengeance of the forsaken!

    SYLVANAS!

    Death to the scourge! And death to the living!”

  • The bombing of Theramore. Both the cruelty of the moment itself, using a weapon that should certainly be counted as a warcrime. The sadness of an apprentice turning to dust in her mentor’s arms.

  • rom the moment the Orcs invaded Azeroth, through all the Wars, through all the Burning Legion invasions, leading up to our invasion of Argus.

  • For me it’s the Warcraft 3 ending with Mannorath and Grom Hellscream.
    Mannorath tries to persuade him back but Grom rejects and then kills him with 1 blow. Thought that was pretty epic.

  • probably when we met Nefarian at the top of Blackwing Lair. His self-confidence, sass and arrogance were just perfect.

  • In Warcraft over all i like the arc about the Orcs getting back there freedom when Grom killed Mannoroth. (Also makes the WoD cinematic the best just wish they would ever remake the one of WC3 with Grom and Thrall)

  • For me is the destruction of Draenor, specifically the Alliance Expedition holding the Dark Portal, then closing it, sacrificing themselves to save all of Azeroth. They weren’t chosen superheroes, they were just soldiers. The bravest sort.

  • I like the notion that Grom was always meant to slay Mannoroth, even when then time of it is jumbled. When the Orcs are then fel corrupted it kind of feeds back into the idea that you can put destiny off, or bring it forward but there are somethings you cannot change. Time is obdurate.

  • Sylvanas’ freedom at the end of The Frozen throne was quite cathartic. She had suffered so much, if anyone deserved it at that time it was her.

  • Arthas. Just everything really. such an awesome character, weaker in the mmo than the RTS but still pure awesome.

  • War Crimes. It’s when the celestials pass judgement. It smashes the notion that right and wrong is so cleanly defined which for me is the best part of the game. Two players can disagree on things and yet neither be wrong. It is the best quality of how the story has been written

  • Arthas fighting Sylvanas.. The fight between Kael and Arthas.. the fight between Illidan and Arthas..
    Jayna trying to destroy Orgrimmar.

  • the death of vol’jin man that was so epic every horde player though he was going to do great things then bang dead killed by fodder 🙂

  • My mind kind of wants to say Burning Crusade due to nostalgia, but really, the most real fun I had was in Cataclysm

  • Cataclysm was my favourite. Deathwing was the only villain to perform any hostile action beyond the normal expansion release events. He actually attacked and changed he world, and up until his death, he actually posed a threat to players in the open world, going around and torching whole zones. Players of all levels had reason to fear his coming, and when you saw the sky turning red, my normal reaction was “Uh oh, he’s coming! I gotta get out of here!”

  • WoD! Nostalgia always makes me think BC/WoTLK but remembering the problems of those expansions as much as the good makes you realize how far we have come.

  • Personally was a big fan of Pandaria, sans the Siege of Orgrimmar draught.

    It had really good content, great lore, and have many fond memories of that time as well. This is personal taste, of course, but I also really liked the theme of Pandaria in general. I just loved the story-driven exploration aspect of this expansion.

  • 1# Illidan and Arthas’s duel.
    2# Durotan and Yrel versus Blackhand.
    3# The return of the Sin’dorei into the story.

  • Thrall and Grommash vs Mannoroth.

    This is what really made it for me. Having the Orcs be “good guys” and having a cool story arc.
    Note I know Orcs in the Forgotten Realms have something similar but for me this is what I liked about Warcraft. Deffo felt a shiver down my spine when Grom died.

    “I have freed myself…”
    “No, you have freed us all.”

    STILL gives me goosebumps.

  • I like all of Arthas’ storyline, everyone loves a tragic villain. But the moment that sealed it for me was when he donned the crown. We were there from the start and helped him sit on the frozen throne. Hell it was fitting it would be us who ended him.

  • The Battle for Blackrock spire.

    Anduin Lothar/Turalyon vs Doomhammer. Nuff said.

    Exodus from Stormwind. I like Battlestar Galactica.

  • Warcraft II, was playing the map “Friends”, the guy I was paired with immediately set his Peon to attack mine, I tried to attack back, then retreat but it was too late… so I stood up and hit the power button on my “friends” PC. I was victorious.

  • Garrosh dominates Taran zhu, puts Gorehowl into his chest and continues to ressurect the Dark Heart of Y’shaarj, causing the pools to explode into darkness.
    Garrosh walking away on the failing bridge, says one of the most cocky sentences ever heard and takes the number one spot as the most [email protected] orc ever.

  • I really enjoyed everything related to the Dragon Aspects.

    Btw, is the contest still open? There are like 3 pages without comments.

    Good luck all!

  • The Twilight Father is revealed to be the traitorous Archbishop Benedictus who now worships a new religion and has pledged himself to the eradication of all life on Azeroth through his dark masters and their most destructive weapon…Deathwing.

  • #1 End of “Rise of the Horde”

    #2 Arthas becomes Lick King

    #3 Malfurion banishes Illidan after he saved the night elves

  • Arthas killing his father. There’s a good reason you can still hear that dialogue echoing in Undercity’s throneroom.

  • Tied between Thrall and Grom vs Mannoroth & Arthas merging with Ner’zhul. I think Blizzard is better at telling bad ending stories than good ending ones.

  • The end of the Dar’Khan chain for me since I got into WoW through the Sunwell Trilogy and he isnt supposed to be soloable, I just could do it in WotLK because of paladin self healing

  • Defeating the Lich King which for me was the end of a personal story arc, I actually quit for a while after since I couldn’t see much of a point in continuing, my story was finished

  • The heroic death of Grommash Hellscream when he slew Mannoroth. The first to curse his people and the one to free them.

  • I suppose it has to be the internal on-off conflict I have coming back to this game, over and over. I’ll quit and like a fly to rafflesia, it’s sweet scent just draws me back in. Honestly though, I’ve loved every minute of it and like the present emulating the past, her I am, re-subbed and eagerly awaiting BFA.

  • My Favorite conflict is early in Warcraft 3 (which has a special place in my heart)

    When Arthas firsts betrays the Paladins and starts to turn evil. Every confrontation between them has tonnes of emotion and betrayal, and Dark Arthas really sparked my interest with his dark personality.

    I’d love to win, as a gift to my Boss who I know would get the biggest kick out of it, but hasn’t played Warcraft in a while

  • My favourite conflict in the Warcraft universe is Deathwing versus Azeroth due to the immense scale of the fight itself and the scale of destruction it brought.

  • My favourite conflict is Mists of Pandaria opening Cinematic.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvYXoyxLv64
    MOP is my first experience full patch in the WOW. I still remember how excited when i watched this opening cinematic, its really got to me. The horde and the Alliance both land a new island and both of them didn’t trust each other. They started fighting for a long time until a strong and mysterious monk appeared and asked them to stop.
    I would like to thank Blizzard for long time production of great cinematic to impressed us.

  • Plainly the epic solecism that is rogue vs rouge

    “LF1M – Rouge preferred” remains funny after almost 14 years.

  • Getting constantly ganked while trying to complete quests in Stranglehorn Vale was definitely my favourite (one sided) battle.

  • Making my first character (a paladin) getting to 10, then deciding I wanted to be a druid. Not knowing how the mailing system worked, I begged chat to find someone who would hold onto the little amount of silver I had attained and to trade it to my new Druid. This person helped me, and also gave me 20 gold as a thank you for trusting in the good faith in people.

    My first raid. Molten Core, which started as a PuG between 4 guilds, on my druid who was resto because innervate was needed (and also the 31 point talent). This group ended up becoming my step into the raiding scene.

    Killing Vael in BWL for the first time, after weeks of wiping. Having changed mains from my druid to a rogue as this point, I also attained the dagger from him. It was a wonderful day.

    Killing C’thun. Enough said about that memory.

    Gearing up all our warriors in 5pc t3 so Four Horsemen was doable.

    So many memories, but those are some of my favorite from this game.

  • Ah i remember back in the day, after hitting 60 for the first time on my Warlock and starting the quest for the epic mount, oh the time and money spent on that and ultimately getting that mount!

  • When Garrosh finds out about how Sylvanas plans to use the Valkyr to raise fallen soldiers from the battlefield, thus creating a way for the Undead to “reproduce” since they have no natural means of doing so (Undead sex; gross). He then asks, in doing this, how she’s any different to Arthas.

    Sylvanas says, “Isn’t it obvious? I serve the Horde”

    Garrosh replies, “Watch your clever mouth, bitch” with some barbaric sass. It was beautiful.

    (Image for reference: https://bit.ly/2tBd9V5)

  • I have a memory from when I had just started and sunwell had come out. I was about level 60 on my highest level toon and I was reading the patch notes and they said “Daily quest max has been increased from 5 to 25” And I thought it was a typo or something was wrong because I had done more then 5 quests a day multiple times. (I didn’t know there was a different type of quest called Dailys :P)

  • On my very first toon (this guy), walking to the edge of Ellwyn forest for the first time and seeing the next zone over (Redridge). Looking at my map and realizing just how massive this game really is.

  • I remember my first time into Outland. I still, to this day, marvel at how well Blizzard made it truly alien when compared to the rest of the game. I spent most of BC in the background, as I got pretty burned out from raiding during vanilla, but I was right back into the thick of it again in Wrath (which, lore-wise, I still feel is WoW’s strongest period even if gameplay-wise the game is better now).

  • Seeing Darkshore for the first time, and being amazed at how huge and beautiful it seemed, and being even more amazed to think, “and this is only a small percentage of the whole world that they’ve created!”

  • I have a lot of great “aesthetic” moments that are imprinted in memory from Teldrassil to Dun Morogh to Elwynn Forest, but in terms of gameplay…

    Questing through Loch Modan and encountering the first group of Elite enemies to fight; those ogres that were at the top right of the map.

    Besides dying a couple times to overpulls when I was first starting out, this was the first time I’d really had a challenge, and it was awesome fun. Dying over and over until I figured out just the right combination of abilities… HoT myself up, Root one ogre, Moonfire the other, switch to Bear until I got to low health, Bash, heal, re-root/moonfire, back to Bear…

    Good times. I’m not much for rose-tinted glasses, but I miss elite mobs/quests : / Very sad to hear that they’re being removed from Outlands and Northrend the way they were in Azeroth.

  • If you haven’t received access via Blizzard yet and been playing WoW since the original pre-release like me, I’d be very surprised. I’d just like them to allow me to separate my horde and alliance characters across our servers, but they haven’t notified me yet about this. (too expensive to pay for such a thing that should be offered to separate horde/alliance)

  • I was in the Barrens with one of my first toons and asked for advice on a quest. Between all the Chuck Norris jokes and insults going around another player answered my question. I later met this player at the xroads and she gave me a gold piece! That’s right a whole gold piece!!! I couldnt believe she was so generous lol. Anyhow I wound up friending her and her husband and kept in touch until I started playing on a different realm.

  • Being told on my druid in WoW Classic in BWL on the Nefarion fight: “Druids will be rendered useless by being forced into cat form.” My response to the raid leader: “I’m already feral and in cat form…” Much grumbling came from that. But, during the ‘class call’, I was the only one in the raid that wasn’t affected.

  • Prince Arthas and Mal’Ganis’ lengthy cat and mouse game. The goading and blinding of the young prince in order to become a monster that would help destroy the very people he swore to protect is just so well written and crafted. By the end of it all Arthas is just beyond redemption due to his quest for vengeance.

  • The first character I ever made was a Night Elf Warrior. I had never played Warcraft before, but a friend convinced me to try WoW 5 years ago. I had been playing with the sound off until I got to Dolanaar, which was when I realized that the game actually had music that I could turn on.

    That changed everything. The graphics were really nice, especially the plants everywhere, but as soon as I first heard that music I knew I was hooked. Hauntingly beautiful, fit the atmosphere perfectly–that’s my greatest WoW memory.

  • Baine’s defence of Garrosh in ”War Crimes” even by all accounts he’d rather see him death. He didn’t want to defend him at all, but his Warchief asked him to do it and he put his personal feelings aside for the sake of duty and honour. + the conversation with his late father was a tear jerker aswell.

  • The Burdens of Shaohao, great story, great music, great artwork + Lorewalker Cho’s VA has a brilliant storytelling voice.

  • The Bronzebeard reunion. There were several spots for number three, but I chose this one because it was quite special and in order to say one different from the rest.
    In one hand you had Brann, who had been missing for quite sometime, even if sometimes you only missed him for a few days like in Ahn´Qiraj. Meeting him and helping him was quite satisfactory.
    On the other hand you had the revelation that Muradin had actually survived Frostmourne´s unsheathing, but he had wandered off with amnesya. Then you meet the king of the Frostborn and begin tieing the facts: he´s Muradin!
    What better way to connect those events than having them meet each other plus their brother Magni? Too bad their reunion was short lived, since shortly after Magni was turned to stone.

  • The Wrathgate. Seeing Bolvar, who had recently saved me from a lich while acknowledging it was me who saved him from Onyxia instead of Varian, charging at the Scourge with all his men was quite a sight. Also, one of the few moments in the story where the Horde and the Alliance cooperated.
    But Putress´ bombing, along with Bolvar´s tragic death and Arthas fleeing the scene put the icing on one of the best scenes ever.

  • Arthas becoming the Lich King. It had been a long trip which you witnessed in first person from beginning to end. As Ner´zhul said the circle was complete. The story was also perfectly wrapped with the impressive sights of Icecrown Citadel and the awesome music, ending with the camera zooming out from Arthas showing Icecrown Glacier, knowing someday, sometime, you would return there to finish what you set in motion.

  • Getting the Charger on my paladin. I still feel a little twinge when i read the end quest text how the charger’s eyes light up as I returned its soul to it.

  • The thing that sparked the war of three Hammers, leaving the Eastern Kingdoms as a continent a lot more receptive to Human and Elven dominance. PLUS no Ragnaros. Orcs probably would not stand against all the Dwarves united either.

  • The orcs drinking Mannoroth’s blood. Such a crucial moment that affected pretty much the entire history of Azeroth.

  • Top three influential:
    1. The Sundering
    2. The Opening of the Dark Portal
    3. The Scourge invasion

    My favourite top three:
    1. The Rekindling of the Sunwell
    2. The Formation of the New Horde
    3. The Defeat of the Lich King

  • I loved the battle between Kaelthas and his own sense of morals over War3. Similar to Illidans, I enjoyed Kaelthas going on a quest to try and save his people and the sacrifices he eventually would make as the way toward his goal became blurrier. These sorts of tough choices/outcomes/consequences were at the heart of the great character arcs in Warcraft.

  • One of my favourite moments i WoW is when we as Alliance expose Katrana Prestor as Onyxia.

    I remember the long chain leading up too it,rescuing the guy in BRD following him back to Stormwind exposing the Dragon.

    One finally found out why the counsil of stormwind acted so strange as they where under influence of a dragon.

    Miss that part alot and the schemes at Stormwind Court.

  • my most vivid memory of Vanilla was the Corrupted Blood plague that spread across the world when they first opened up Zul’Gurub. It was unbelievable the dead bodies in org at that time. Died from it myself on some of my previous characters. Was so unusual and interesting, Blizz did the undead plague spreading just before WoTLK was released.

  • Algalon the Observer. That was insanely difficult even having done the rest of the bosses on hard mode, and was a great reminder of how difficult some bosses truely where.

  • My mind kind of wants to say Burning Crusade due to nostalgia, but really, the most real fun I had was in Cataclysm

  • Mythic Ursoc, Emerald Nightmare. Progression.
    We are under geared and outgunned but stubbornly keep trying.
    The run goes well, no early mistakes. But in the final 10% attrition takes it’s toll.
    Healers are almost out of mana, DPS aren’t gonna beat enrage. Players die left right and center, pulling out all the stops with their last breaths.
    3%…2%…Enrage. With a final slam the raid gets wiped…
    …except for the holy priest who procs Spirit of Redemption, maintaining the fight for mere seconds longer, allowing dots to tick… damage to be done… Victory! Boss defeated with no-one alive.
    The most clutch shit ever.

  • I’m really enjoying the new rivalry they’ve created with Sylvanas and well, really everyone. She’s basically the Lich Queen, so things should start getting interesting.

  • Probably killing Ragnaros the first time. At least that moment keeps being quite fresh in my memory, so that must mean something. If not that, then probably the ~30 man guild group we had when the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj got opened on my server, and we just hunted those invading anubis mobs for rep and loot all night long and into the early hours of the morning. And then people started dropping off slowly as they had to go to work or school — but the hardcore of us kept at it, choosing to forsake those things in favor of more rep. Good time 😛

  • I mean, I feel like a bitter Nostalgic but aye, Wrath was great. It had a good balance between accessibility and difficulty; had a kickass continent that felt much more thoughtfully laid out than any since (a lot of new continents just feel like clusters of content); had the Vrykul in it, had a good finale and a plot that felt decent.
    TBC was good but I never got to the end-levels in it; and I grew kinda sick of the setting too early. And post-Wrath felt like a slow decline of ideas that never really stuck with me.

  • I quite enjoyed the conflict between the Forsaken and the Gilnean. The Battle of Gilneas ended with the Forsaken pretty much decimating what the Gilneans had built. This holds dear to me because one of my first made characters was an Undead, and recently playing through the Worgen starting area made me appreciate both sides of this conflict.

  • Tides of War where Jaina returns to Theramore after the bombing. That agonising pain of losing her city, Kinndy and the immediat punishment of those orcs stupid enough to stay behind.
    Loved it.

  • The Scourge attack on Silvermoon is pretty epic and hopefully we will get to see in a future movie, if the first ones are succesful enough.

  • I must say Ulduar was the best raid in WotLK and its hard modes were perfectly implemented in the bosses (no need for clicking a button to set it as hardmode, apart from Mimiron :p).

  • Going through the portal and into hellfire.. Loved lvling up at that time, TBC pvp was amazing & obtaining netherdrake was very satisfying..

  • For me it’s gotta be the constant conflict of the old Alterac Valley pvp battleground. It was truly an amazing experience and back then the matches would last seemingly forever.
    I loved when you could contribute through many ways such as collecting armor off corpses to power up your NPCs or finding your captured captains to power up your defenses. You can also summon those giant raid bosses that slowly move across the battle just completely destroying the opposing faction. I remember AVs with actual coordination back then and where it felt like everyone was chipping into win with an ultimate goal. Also, I loved that stealth classes had their own roles too, in terms of stealing bases/flags or recapping. They saved the game many times.
    It was one of the best times I’ve had in WoW in all these years of playing it.

  • Personally was a big fan of Pandaria, sans the Siege of Orgrimmar draught.
    It had really good content, great lore, and have many fond memories of that time as well. This is personal taste, of course, but I also really liked the theme of Pandaria in general. I just loved the story-driven exploration aspect of this expansion.

  • For me the most epic and sad battle was the wrath of the lich king, for the simple fact that arthas is one, if not the most iconic character in all wow lore. go through all the halls of ICC, kill sindragosa and finally arthas menethil the lich king and have not gotten their mount until today (saddest part of history). these memories and hope make me suffer every week in ICC.

  • I can personally not think of a better experience than beating Molten core for the first time, the practice for each of his lieutenants and then finally beating the big fiery elemental 🙂

  • WoD! Nostalgia always makes me think BC/WoTLK but remembering the problems of those expansions as much as the good makes you realize how far we have come.

  • The reignition of the Sunwell story. Overall, a good story from fall from grace to redemption for the Blood Elves and, especially, Blood Knights such as Lady Liadrin (i like redemption stories).
    I didn’t think getting the Sunwell back was possible after all that happened during TBC but in the end i was surprised in a good way because it really happened and so the Blood Elves achieved one of their more important goals ever, and the restoration of their homeland to its former glory could begin. Also thanks to Velen.
    The only thing that i would have changed is Prince Kael’s death and how he was made totally crazy during the expansion. Maybe Blizzard could have redeemed him and allowed him to return to Quel’thalas too? 😛

  • My favourite conflict in the Warcraft Universe was definitely the one between the players in vanilla world of Warcraft and the quest to find Mankrik’s wife. Every time I rode through the barrens for two years I witnessed a greater disruption to the WoW community than Sargerus could ever have dreamed of… all because some overly feisty bristlebacks had killed some random orc’s lover. Whichever quest designer came up with that one sowed absolute chaos.

  • For it’s gameplay and also for being my first expansion (nostalgia hehe), Wrath.
    I enjoyed WoD because I never had so much fun in RP before. Rotgarde, the campaigns, etc. I’ll always remember WoD for that.

  • I remember the slow but steady progress my guild made through vanilla raiding instances – in 6 months we went from wiping on trash in MC to getting about halfway through AQ40. I remember completing my T1 set, long after I was exalted with the Hydraxian Waterlords (that stupid belt just refused to drop).

  • My favorite Warcraft conflict is hearing my partner argue with her guild on discord while everyone is drunk and slurring.

  • My favorite conflict in all of Warcraft lore is Ice Crown and the Lich King. By far the most enjoyable story (and raid) in all of World of Warcraft.

  • #1 End of “Rise of the Horde”
    #2 Arthas becomes Lick King
    #3 Malfurion banishes Illidan after he saved the night elves

  • It is hard to just say one, Arthas rise and fall is just done so well, at least in Warcraft 3. The moment when you finally see Illidan and Arthas fight beneath ICC after seeing both of them throughout the campaigns was probably the best conclusion of any game I’ve played.
    In WoW my favourite moment is probably the Darkspear Rebellion, for the Horde side at least it was just epic and well as the reference back to the Founding of Durotar with Chen, Vol’jin and Thrall was also good. It was just done so well.

  • When I first completed halls of reflection, the first time I ever did it was on heroic, I was tanking, and had barely the requirements to do the dungeon.
    Our group however was very talented (all around we knew how to play our class and well.). To be honest we barely escaped the lich kings grasp, The whole time we were literally fighting with everything we had, using up every major cooldown.
    We finished the fight with the King’s remorseless blizzard ticking away at my health and I had to use heroic leap (thank goodness it worked! :D) to get out of the death trap…

    by far one of the most epic fights I had ever done, sitting there, knowing that if i failed they would all die…freaking awesome. It reminded me of the old days in Upper Blackrock Spire, some of those pulls….

  • My favorite definitely is Cataclysm. I loved all the changes it brought to Azeroth and really liked the storylines of the new and revamped zones.
    TBC must be my least favorite, simply because of the horrible gameplay. 5 minute blessings and 10 minute seals. *shudder*

  • Dath’remar Sunstrider & Co. saying, “Lol! See ya lader, tree-huggers!”, to the Kaldorei, leading to the creation of the Thalassian master-race.
    More conventionally, I’d probably go with the construction and opening of the Dark Portal. The frightening and awe-inspiring event that got the ball of War(craft) really rolling.

  • From all epic moments within Warcraft story, the greatest one, in my opinion is the Fall of Quel’thalas. The decay of the high elven society last untill today. I dare to compare It with the French Revolution, when the kingdom of the Sun King was lost. Here lies the beauty in this tragedy.

  • The Blood Plague. The “disease” was highly contagious and rapidly jumped from player to player, quickly killing hundreds of low level characters that came into contact with it. Blizzard had to code in a quarantine of sorts and the player base reacted by changing the way they played the game, including staying out of the major cities in order to avoid infection. The pandemic and ensuing reaction caught the attention of scientists, who used the incident as a case study on how human beings might react in the case of a bio-terrorist attack or accidental deadly outbreak.

  • The second invasion of the legion, particularly the battle that took place in Hyjal. So many epic heroes of all factions playing a big role to stop the demonic threat from destroying Azeroth.

  • Gates of Ahn’Qiraj. The invasion of the Qiraji lasted only ten hours and could never be repeated. Not only that, but the timing of the opening was entirely in one guild’s hands per realm. Anyone who had plans at that time, or happened to be asleep, missed the entire thing forever.

  • I remember fondly when my worgen hunter was a Nelf hunter and could guard the flag @stables in Arathi Basin, pet on aggressive in prowl (Bhagthera), myself shadowmelded waiting to aimed shot someone, still wish shadowmeld hadnt gotten changed. And yes TM/SS world pvp was fun and often hilarious.

  • I’m a big fan of both Sylvanas Windrunner and Genn Greymane, so their ongoing conflict has been the most interesting for me.
    Can’t wait to see how things shake out in Battle for Azeroth!

  • Been playing since BC but the best moment was definitely the Wraithgate and battle for the UC. That was back when i was younger and it just blew my mind.

  • Wintergrasp, it was just so much fun being my servers Alliance v my servers Horde, even if we lost i could hang out around the vendors+raid entrance and make trouble lol

  • Face pulling Doom Lord Kazzak and wiping a Horde guild in BC. Kazzak didn’t always reset when you ran out of range if you pulled him (he’d just run a certain distance then start attacking any other players in range), so we’d pull him into their raid group then fly away while they were trying to prepare, and he’d wipe them every time. About 3 of us managed to keep wiping them for a good 30-45 minutes.

  • 20 vs 20 against a Horde guild in Storm Peaks. We had it organized and everything. One of our warriors jumped the gun a little and accidentally charged the Hordies before everyone was ready, and it was on. That one was such a fun time that we actually ended up getting a couple of the Horde players on Vent with us.

  • Original Deadmines. Man, I loved that instance. For the longest time I would just create alts and level them enough to run DM.

  • WSG battleground. I was on my hunter and the game was locked at 2 points each and they were graveyard killing us. There wasn’t much time left and we made a dash for the enemy flag carrier and they were cutting us down. I and a couple others made it through and we were attacking the druid carrying the flag. He was shifting healing and being the biggest pain in the butt.

  • Operation Gnomeregan, even though it was only partly successful and I didn’t even play the game back then.
    I’d love to have been a part of that event, and why it is the best lore moment for a gnome lover like me pretty much gives it self away.
    Gnomes deserved that piece of lore.

  • War Crimes. It’s when the celestials pass judgement. It smashes the notion that right and wrong is so cleanly defined which for me is the best part of the game. Two players can disagree on things and yet neither be wrong. It is the best quality of how the story has been written

  • Entering the Valley of Heroes for the first time.

    Capping my first character.

    Leading a 3/4 BoT pug the first time I ever raided.

    Grinding it out in Deadmines for two hours before we downed VanCleef. While tanking as a ret paladin. With no healer. We wiped many times, but everyone was having a good time and we just kept on trucking.

  • As a Scarab Lord myself, the nostalgia behind it all is incredible. It saddens me that there isn’t many people out there that actually remembers the gate opening. It’s kind of humbling to realize you’ve been a part of such a community for over a decade…

  • It has to Storm Peaks. All of it.
    The reunion of the Bronzebeard brothers; Muradin, Brann and Magni.
    Loken’s treacherous manipulation of the player in order to bring Thorim out of hiding anc capture him.
    Discovering the wonders of a fully-functioning Titan city in all its glory.
    Enduring the horrifying powers of an Old God, who reveals just how much influence over the world his kind wields.
    And finally, standing up to the coldly logical servant of the Titans and his awesome cosmic powers, and persuading him not to condemn our world. There can be no dispute; by defeating Algalon, we saved Azeroth.

  • I LOVEed the pre-Wrath zombie plague. For one thing, it was something New, when the game was getting a little stale doing Quel’Danas dailies. All of a sudden, all hells broke lose. I was on an RPG server and my guild on the spot made it a quest story line to find our guild master and escort her to Nagrand, All on Foot, no mounts. Once in Nagrand we would fly to one of the floating islands. It was badicallly a game of hide-and-seek with zombies. If you were turned, you hunted down all the other guild members. It was a unique all night session I’ll never forget.

  • By far the best conflict is the lore surrounding Arthas. His whole story is just amazing. I still remember playing it in W3 and Lich King is still one of the best Xpacs.

  • I remember two events that I saw videos on. I don’t know if these are real, they were just videos I saw.

    Event 1: Death wing comes to Stormwind City.
    Event 2: A GM spawns a whole bunch of bosses inside of Stormwind City.

  • The pre-WoTLK launch plague was a fantastic memory for me….was a lvl 70 holy priest trying to dispell 100s of people in stormwind…..oh my…smiling even now just thinking of it.

  • There are two times that stand out to me in this Games history. The first one being in Burning Crusade when I played an sl/sl warlock. It was the most resilient and hard to kill castor spec the game has ever seen . The 2nd was in Wrath of the Lich King between ulduar and ICC playing a rogue stacking armour penetration. It was such a strange dynamic for a rogue to completely ignore a players armor. Those two eras hold a special place in the history of wow for me!

  • my best moment was when Grom sliced Mannoroth up and the orcs curse was forever lifted, the demonic grip on the orcs, forever freed.
    orcs would be, forever free.

  • 10-19 pvp warsong gulch no gear, right about the time the lich king came out.

    it was all about skill and fun, and you could win without making a twink.

    there were no heirlooms, and i averaged easily 35-40 kills per death. very fun.

    then heirlooms and pay-to-win came along and ruined it all, plus the level splits.

    i used to make a level 17 naked hunter trial account and go wreck some noobs

  • cataclysm, which proved to be kinda good, made all the lichers go nuts. it was funny. now we had energy hunters and super easy heals from druids. i could almost solo my five man dungeons with my healing druid.

  • For it’s gameplay and also for being my first expansion (nostalgia hehe), Wrath.
    I enjoyed WoD because I never had so much fun in RP before. Rotgarde, the campaigns, etc. I’ll always remember WoD for that

  • Out of combat rezzing in MC. thats all pallies were good for. My pally had mostly cloth and leather to heal with.

    Something I dont miss was having to manually click on each flightpath to get to somewhere.

    I will always remember downing Rag and Nef in vanilla for the first time. So many screams on Vent.

    I remember my first outdoor boss too. Everyone screamed at me as I almost kited Kazzak to the raid. Good ole days

  • My last post wouldn’t qualify as over 75 words.
    My biggest conflict in Warcraft? Easy and its the same for everyone, should I return to WoW? Very conflicting. ..

  • The conflict with the Lich King in World of Warcraft. Starting from before the expansion released with the undead invasion, all the way through to finally downing him at the top of Icecrown Citadel. It was a long conflict with huge lore implications that spanned several games and it was amazing.

  • The end of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Arthas ascending the path and fusing with the Lich King. Best moment, hands down.
    Really any of the cinematics from Warcraft III, but that one’s my favourite.
    If only counting WoW though, then Wrathgate or WotLK cinematic, I’m torn.

  • There are a lot 😀
    – Putress’ speech @ wrath gate & wrath gate in general
    – Varian’s hate-speech to Thrall in Undercity
    – Ulduar trailer (fu*k you Rhonin, that’s why you had to die @ Theramore)
    – Jaina in tides of war when she stood in front of her father’s statue
    – Garrosh destroying the Vale of eternal blossoms
    – The Ulduar raid instance
    – DK starting area
    – Garrosh almost killing Anduin
    – Zul Aman trailer (the one in TBC)
    – The quest line in grizzly hill, where you had to remove that orc commander from power
    and there are a lot more
    I think in general I could say wotlk was the best expansion regarding lore, while pandaria was the best in presenting it.

  • Arthas killing his father. There’s a good reason you can still hear that dialogue echoing in Undercity’s throneroom.

  • probably when we met Nefarian at the top of Blackwing Lair. His self-confidence, sass and arrogance were just perfect.

  • The overall quality of WotLK was fantastic. The quests, the zones, the storyline behind it, lore, and a ton of other things.

  • This is real hard, there’s a lot to choose from! I’m going to bend the rules (and there’s already some liberal rule bending in these comments) and choose 2 so here we go:
    My favourite conflict in 75 words or less:
    The entire second war, from a meta perspective. I grew up with WC2, it means a lot to me. Then there was the Pandaria conflict, which was beautiful from start to finish, and ended with the rather awesome Siege of Orgrimmar, whose main sin is lasting 399 days. Finally getting Garrosh down before the next expansion dropped was satisfying. Also, my first raid so I might be biased.

  • I like all of Arthas’ storyline, everyone loves a tragic villain. But the moment that sealed it for me was when he donned the crown. We were there from the start and helped him sit on the frozen throne. Hell it was fitting it would be us who ended him.

  • I can still remember in my dream, the lich king back to life, we heroes, or champions they call us, have to defend Azeroth alongside with Tiron and Sylvanas.
    The frost dragon boss, the Icecrown raid, the tier gear, everything was so awesome.
    At the end the lich king is dead, a new one is crowned. Looking forward to the new story!

  • I remember picking up my first profession and using it to craft my first wand :3
    Then realizing that wands kinda sucked back then (no auto-cast, channeled) 😐

    I remember not knowing anything about how this game worked, and thinking it was the coolest thing in the world just to lob fireballs at defias looters.

    I remember killing the Lich in Andorhal with a ret paladin, a moonkin, a warlock, and two other mages… back when he was kind of hard, obviously.

    I remember the first time I saw Ragnaros. He was damn scary, back at level 60.

    I remember the first time I fought Nefarian and the jerk landed on top of me 🙁

  • I’d say Illidans fight with the Legion. This dude schemed and plotted and lost so much over the course of thousands of years. Which made the cutscene in the Seat of the Pantheon at the end of Legion not only touching, but satisfying.

  • My first time doing a run through Black temple and finally taking on Illidan stormrage.. It was a moment that has always stuck with me and still to date is one of hardest boss battle I personally have faced. Plus those warglaives were the coolest !!

  • Argent Dawn against the scourge. Western Plaguelands, Scourgestones, Andorhal. Those were some of my first max-level-experiences in Vanilla and until now I like the whole setting the most.

  • – Varian kicking Garrosh’s backside in Wolfheart.
    – “We will end you!!!”
    – Wrathgate was awesome.
    – Battle to close the dark portal to prevent Sergeras entering Azeroth at the end of WOTA.
    – Khadgar’s dominance in a duel in Beyond the Dark Portal.
    So many but those are the ones I really like.

  • I’m not sure why this memory sticks out so much for me, but I was fishing in the old Tanaris at night. The game music was off, I just had the ambience on. Looking out into the sea, sky was filled with stars, and the crickets (I’m assuming?) were chirping. It was incredibly peaceful.

    Part of reason I LOVE FISHING! I don’t care what anyone says about me 😛

    Oh, and the 1st time I set foot in Ashenvale. The huge purple trees, and the landscape in general was so amazing.

  • I love the conflict of arthas (lich king). His back story and the story of invincible is amazing. The character development during this arc was the best…also nostalgic for me.

  • Ahn Qiraj. Even though I wasn’t max level yet, I had great times hanging around with people there, seeing the gate being opened and all.
    On top off that I loved the ancient Egyptian-like style, with it’s AWESOME Ahn Qiraj music 😀 That creepy…. violin or something xD Idk what it was.
    But yeah that has to be it for me.

  • wotlk
    best lore by far
    good raids IMO offering very easy catch up mechanisms for casuals and quite a challeng in ulduar hard modes and icc hc
    wintergrasp was hit and miss but way better than trashcan or tol barad
    balance was still poor almost all the specs had at least one viable comp

  • I continue to have fond memories of the immersive feel of the game when I first played it. It was the first time I’d ever truly felt immersed in a game.

  • My favorite battle has to be all that surrounded ahn’qiraj, it was so cool that both horde and alliance worked togheter to gather stuff, and that all lvls could help out, and then to finaly fight all the cool looking monsters in ahn’qiraj was so dope 🙂

  • Garrosh dominates Taran zhu, puts Gorehowl into his chest and continues to ressurect the Dark Heart of Y’shaarj, causing the pools to explode into darkness.
    Garrosh walking away on the failing bridge, says one of the most cocky sentences ever heard and takes the number one spot as the most [email protected] orc ever.

  • The first day I went down to Northshire Abby with a stack of explosive sheep.
    PvP Flag > Set out sheep > Stealth > Wait
    Probably the best Sunday I’ve ever had in WoW.

    Another good time was the Scepter of the Shifting Sands quest chain, particularlly the blue shard part. I’ve yet to see another chain that was quite it’s equal.

  • My favourite conflict is IceCrown itself. The story of the Horde and Alliance racing each other to see who can take out The Lich King first, has some of the best storytelling in WoW. Plus the section after defeating Deathbringer Saurfang where you see (from the Alliance side) the war get put on hold for a moment so a father can grieve for his dead son.

  • When Garrosh finds out about how Sylvanas plans to use the Valkyr to raise fallen soldiers from the battlefield, thus creating a way for the Undead to “reproduce” since they have no natural means of doing so (Undead sex; gross). He then asks, in doing this, how she’s any different to Arthas.
    Sylvanas says, “Isn’t it obvious? I serve the Horde”
    Garrosh replies, “Watch your clever mouth, bitch” with some barbaric sass. It was beautiful.

  • My favorite conflict is the dilemma Maximilian of Northshire has with his beloved Deloria. He will find her one day…

  • Tied between Thrall and Grom vs Mannoroth & Arthas merging with Ner’zhul. I think Blizzard is better at telling bad ending stories than good ending ones.

  • For sure TBC! After playing warlock entire Vanilla and being one of the worst damage dealers, I turned into an absolute monster and topped every meeter during TBC. Fighting Vashj and Kael to get into Hyjal and Black Temple was just epic! Defeating Illidan, thinking he was bad, was the best feeling ever!

  • The Elevator Boss in Blackwing Descent vs The Raid Team.

    I remember raiding that place with my old guild and people dying every time.

    What’s worse, if you died, you’d have to use it again which often resulted in more deaths.

    Now in Antorus, we have the one that can squish you… crazy times, but fun/funny as well.

    Cheers!

  • *My first epic the lei of lilies.

    *Completing the warlock epic mount quest.

    *Entering Karazhan for the first time.

    *My first heroic badge (dropped in H ramps) I was so excited

    *Seeing Arthas for the first time

    Pvp battles between southshore and tarren mill.

  • The Wrath Gate. I just love it when the forsaken show up.
    “Did you think we had forgotten? Did you think we had forgiven? Behold now! The terrible vengeance of the forsaken!
    SYLVANAS!
    Death to the scourge! And death to the living!”

  • Tirions’ Gambit definetly. I loved the revelation about Arthas, how he had gone to such extreme lengths to remove any resemblence of good inside of him.
    Love Tiron’s quote: The heart… the last remaining vestige of your humanity. I had to stop it from being destroyed. I had to see for myself. And at last I’m sure… Only shadows from the past remain. There’s nothing left to redeem!

  • Raiding Thrall in Orgrimmar during vanilla was the most epic battle I had, we cleared out his room then had a large horde guild show up during the fight and wipe us. My friend and I were both on rogues and we managed to vanish but were stuck hiding around Orgimmar trying to get back out of the city and just messing with horde by sapping and distracting them. Fun times. Close second was booty bay guards being drunk on new years, one year there was a massive continuous battle for the entire day.

  • *Saving Bolvar Fordragon from Onyxia´s control and then he repays it by saving you in Dragonblight, acknowledging it. Too bad Varian officially stole that achievement from us players.
    *Seeing Malfurion Stormrage for the first time, even if it was just an ethereal image.
    *Forcing your way to the Black Temple, fighting alongside Akama and Maiev. What was special about this event was that Akama foretold it a year earlier.
    *Godfrey´s headshot on Sylvanas (j/k…but only a little :P).
    *Alextrasza and Deathwing crashing against Grim Batol in a flurry of claws, wings and teeth.
    *Wrathgate and Battle of Undercity, of course.

  • In the beginning of Lich King as we were waiting for other players to level up, we were doing some heroic dungeons and thought it would be a great idea to try Volunteer Work. We didn’t realize that you could damage, but not kill the volunteers to reduce the duration of the enrage. We still manged to get though it after a few wipes though (thanks in part to DK tanks being a tad bit powerful at the time).

    Earlier, in BC, our guild (which I recently joined) wanted to do Magtheridon despite the fact no one on the server did him since he didn’t drop ideal loot and the attunement he gave was lifted at the time. We manged to get a server first kill on him, and I was the only one who did the other attunement parts The title “Champion of the Naaru” was introduced for those that did this the following week and I was the only one on the server (minus a few server transfers) with the title.

  • I liked TBC, because never really raided in vanilla… Buuuuut I got a lot more out of the game in Wrath, raided most then, and had most fun with the game. So Wrath sits as my favorite.

  • Plainly the epic solecism that is rogue vs rouge
    “LF1M – Rouge preferred” remains funny after almost 14 years.

  • Warcraft II, was playing the map “Friends”, the guy I was paired with immediately set his Peon to attack mine, I tried to attack back, then retreat but it was too late… so I stood up and hit the power button on my “friends” PC. I was victorious.

  • Wrathgate was superb. Its delivery may even let it surpass the pathos and moral uncertainty strengths of the Purging of Stratholme by Arthas. It may even surpass the “awww” of the stories of the ghosts of Darrowshire. It may even surpass the creepiness of the “rescue” of Yenniku. Yep. Wrathgate is pretty spiffy.

  • The end of the Dar’Khan chain for me since I got into WoW through the Sunwell Trilogy and he isnt supposed to be soloable, I just could do it in WotLK because of paladin self healing

  • Ahh, I remember my first time walking into Goldshire on a PvE-RP realm, and seeing skeletons literally coating the ground. If the game used clipping for skeletons – which I’m glad it doesn’t – the pile would’ve been taller than my human, and have snowed-in the entrances to the inn and blacksmith… err… what do you call a building where a blacksmith works, anyways?

  • Bit of background first – I was part of a social guild (League of Oceania that later became Ascention) in vanilla running plenty of dungeons but never stepping up raiding. This didn’t stop us from trying in many cases as PUGs and most will know this is never going to end well.
    When Karazhan was first opened we decided to give it a good old try and the 10 man requirement meant we didn’t need to rely on outsiders for help.We spent what must have been months (Time means little in WoW) clearing our way through slowly progressing to Prince Malchezaar which was proving to be an impossible task. However each week we would clear again and retry getting closer and closer but never taking him down but then late one night it happened …
    The call of ‘one more try’ had been spoken several times over ‘vent’ and tempers had become tested. The battle began ok and we had some luck going our way with the placement of the infernals until the 3rd phase of the fight. An infernal dropped right in the middle of the group and in panic the raid split to different sides and taking out one of the healers. Many of the DPS was out of range of the boss and a wipe looked imminent but we kepts plugging along slowly losing more and more members but making progress. It was so close but when the last healer ran out of mana (Yes this used to happen) with only a few percent left we were doomed. Our warrior tank (Blacky) was left with me (a Warlock) who had done minimal damage being the likely reason I was left. I dotted the boss with a few curses and popped all cooldowns. Boss hit the 1% and I left out of range due to another infernal. Blacky was almost out and I was in a corner unable to do anything.
    20K health on the boss and the tank about to take the final hit and it happened …. My Curse of Doom went off (took 2 minutes to occur) and critted for 16K drawing aggro and putting him in the final blows. I got a few more dots on before he one shotted me and headed back across the room the tank who had enough time to recovery and deal the final blows.
    Vent was deafening.
    Soon after the guild began to split as many looked to join other raiding guilds but I still remember many of those present that night. Shout out if you are reading Zhan, Blacky, Pickpocket, Catstalker, Kiiara and McWarrior

  • The last few months before The Shattering:

    Finally killing Arthas and jumping into 25 man Heroics like a boss. Getting an average Ilvl of 274 and being one of the most geared warriors on my server. Having 100% armor penetration, passive and just wrecking battlegrounds in my PVE gear. Being in a successful 25 man raiding guild.

    Man, I miss Wrath.

    Then Cata raid lock out changes, giving 10man equal rewards and the ridiculous over-tuning of starter Cata raids blew my guild to smithereens. Game hasn’t been nearly as fun, since.

  • Arthas fighting Sylvanas.. The fight between Kael and Arthas.. the fight between Illidan and Arthas..
    Jayna trying to destroy Orgrimmar.

  • the battle of Mount hyjal but w3 campaign not wow raid that sucks
    all the battle for mount hyjal in w3 is memorable and the video when Archimone dyes in pain,haha i am relieved seeing him dying like that.

  • Raiding (and yes, I mean raiding – as in 10-man) Stratholme and Scholomance with my previous guild. Most of us had all green gear, and no raiding experience. Our guild leader would literally take 5 minuts to set up every single pull (there were no target markers back then) but it was still exciting. That’s where I really learned how to function as part of a group.

    Later, we started raiding Zul’Gurub (when we were finally geared enough), and the first time we downed the Spider boss (Mar’li) was on of the most exhilarating feelings I’ve ever had in a game. I timed the fight with my stopwatch – it took 17 minutes.

  • Mists and Wrath were expansive for exploration, and allowed for a ranging questing experience rather than a linear one – like ‘vanilla’ there were a number of differing quest areas for any given level, and not simply because areas were out-leveled before their time.

  • Warcraft wise it would have to be when Grom defeated Cenarius just the way Cenarius was acting all smug made it so satisfying seem him get owned.
    WoW wise probably when the forsaken went on the mass offensive sending the Alliance a message that the forsaken own lordaeron and there aint nothing they can do about it 🙂

  • Sadly I haven’t played WCIII much (gonna work on that soon), so I can only choose a WoW moment – which I think is the Wrathgate. It was absolutely epic, in my opinion.
    I also like Gilneas starting zone questline. Especially the moment when as a Worgen you learn to control the beast and Genn appears and takes part in the ritual too.

  • I like coflict between Arthus and Uther had in Stratholme. The fact we know Stratholme’s citizens were infected and two opinions of Arthus and Uther conflicted. Can understand both of them but I think Arthus was right about it. Uther and Jaina should have helped him to hold his faith for defending Lordaeron and stay as paladin. Did the right thing but it lead him to corruption.

  • Stepping into Black Temple for the first time and seeing the detail and attention to the little things.

    I felt like I was really there… I was not prepared.

  • Wrathgate, definately. The shivers still run up my spine as the first plague barrel hits the ground in the distance..
    “Ha-ha-ha-ha.. Did you think we had forgotten? Did you think we had forgiven? Behold, now. The terrible vengeance, of the Forsaken!”

  • The Twilight Father is revealed to be the traitorous Archbishop Benedictus who now worships a new religion and has pledged himself to the eradication of all life on Azeroth through his dark masters and their most destructive weapon…Deathwing.

  • My fondest memory in WOW, that one is easy. The most memorable memory for me was the day I got my first epic. It was back in MC when there was only 2 other guilds on the server even attempting MC at the time. I remember downing Luci and the feeling when I received the hands off her. Epic really did feel epic at that time, because I was one of the first on the server with an epic item. Nothing like the old days I suppose, but we must move forward. The second time was the first time we downed Nef, all I have to say is epic.

  • 2004 and I’m duelling outside Scarlet Monastery on Blackrock US. My undead mage faces down Iced, a troll rogue later found to be a notorious ninja looter. My reputation matters and I get smashed by blinds and crits.
    I hand over 50 gold as agreed. Double or nothing now buddy! My pyroblast crits so hard he LOGS OFF. I rolled alliance and merciless ganked him for days. Vengeance never tasted so sweet!

  • My favourite conflict in WoW was the Mists of Pandaria one – the Alliance and the Horde bringing their conflict to a (relatively) peaceful land, and the exploration of what that meant.

  • I always loved, LOVED, questing in WPL & EPL back in Vanilla, from the upsetting stories and quests from the ghosts outside Scholomance, to being zerged on corrupted farms by zombies, some of which hide in toilets, to the late-night group composing for a good old school timed Stratholme run, hoping to save that poor lady from Baron Rivendare. Quite liked the Argent Crusade & Scarlet Crusade matters in general – was pleasant to work for a neutral faction doing what was right for the land, having spent most of my vanilla life in gruelling week long BG’s against Alliance players to up my rank (main was Lt.General, remember the day that Troll Rog got her Black Raptor like it was only a decade ago… Ah, wait…)

  • The bombing of Theramore. Both the cruelty of the moment itself, using a weapon that should certainly be counted as a warcrime. The sadness of an apprentice turning to dust in her mentor’s arms.

  • 1) Experiencing Ghostlands with my friend Bublegumz. Never had I truly paid attention to the quest storyline, the feel of the place and the dark atmosphere of it all.
    2) Finding a lot of friends from all over the world, I think I grew socially because of wow. It faded my shy tendancies.
    3) Crafting Lionheart Executioner. Never have I put so much time in a mere weapon. It meant a lot to me and I didn’t get to see any of the raid content so I had to grind the money for all the materials. Putting executioner Enchant on it really blew me away on the whole pride thing.
    4) Going Alliance and strengthening my friendships with my real life friends. I found out how to read people and know a person for who they truly are.
    5) Playing my human paladin and the Battered Hilt dropped. My rl life friend who was a Dwarf Warrior at the time won the roll and gave it to me without hesitation. I had never seen such unflinching loyalty and care from another friend and I still have Quel’delar today. Amazing quest chain. Will never forget.
    6) Making some dwarfs with my friends and hiding under the bridges in Elwynn and terrorizing low levels when they walked on our bridge ha.
    7) And last but not least. Playing the game for the first time as a human paladin and meeting bubles. When leveling wasn’t a priority. Just running around elwynn and having fun. I felt like I was a large part of my guild, like an actual Knight. I just ran around helping people quest. I’ve never played the game that loosely and just enjoyed the world after that. Good times.

  • -Wrathgate Cinematic
    -Wotlk cinematic opening,
    -3.3 Trailer
    -Cinematic after killing Arthas
    -Cleaning the sunwell
    My favorite is Saurfang battlecry after you enter Orgrim’s Hammer in icc and after you defeat Deathbringer.

  • I feel like Thrall’s internal conflict is my favourite. Despite being the leader of the Horde, who traditionally hate the Alliance/Humans, he has conflicting feelings toward his people’s traditional enemies due to his upbringing.

  • For me it’s the Warcraft 3 ending with Mannorath and Grom Hellscream.
    Mannorath tries to persuade him back but Grom rejects and then kills him with 1 blow. Thought that was pretty epic.

  • Like others, the conflict between Arthas and Muradin in WC3 was a standout. The ambiguity of who was right and wrong was a good lesson that not all things can be simplified to just good or bad. It helped that I thought it was a great story.

    In WoW itself, the classic vanilla Battle for Hogger was always a standout for me. Running a fresh level 1 toon just to (try and) take him down was never dull.

  • I remember exploring the changes to Stormwind after patch 4.0 hit. I remember questing though Hyjal after wanting to get into that zone since the early days of vanilla. I remember being refreshed at the challenge that the Cataclysm Heroics presented to 5-man groups and wishing it had been that way in Wrath.

  • My favorite conflict is Warlords of Draenor. I think Blizzard is very successful in shaping the role of Yrel. There is no doubt that Yrel is definitely the most popular female character in World of Warcraft recently. She succeeded to save Draenor and Azeroth. On the contrary, the horde only create chaos.

  • Favorite battle would have to be icecrown and more specifically working on heroic Icecrown Citadel. To this day, Professor is still one of my favorite battles but the entire raid was a staple of my playtime for so long.

  • In Warcraft over all i like the arc about the Orcs getting back there freedom when Grom killed Mannoroth. (Also makes the WoD cinematic the best just wish they would ever remake the one of WC3 with Grom and Thrall)

  • All of Warcraft? When Kael’tahs took his blood elves and broke away from the alliance to find his own path. Just WoW? Probally the moment when the divine bell broke all of Anduin’s bones. Kidding. I never felt more epic then when we took out Arthas.

  • Purge of Dalaran. No, I’m not one of these who tries to make out Aethas is wrong or Jaina is wrong (except Falanyr was wrong), but I just love how the storytelling and the game intertwined.
    It truly felt like we were in a city that was in chaos and it was so good on both sides.
    I had my Blood Elf Mage do the quest on Horde side and she had the Sunreaver tabard as well as a fitting blood elf transmog set and it just all felt really cool, right from start to finish. Kicking some High Elf butt as a Blood Elf felt epic
    I also did it on my Night Elf Hunter and it also felt good to get some revenge on the blood elves for infiltrating my city. Also liked kicking Blood Elf butt on my Night Elf Huntress.

  • Firelands. I did a few fireland raids and the molten front dailies were good too. The molten front had a bit of a platformer/arcade feel which I liked very much.

  • I’ve had a bunch 😀 most of my early days were just hanging out with new friends i met online. Though I don’t really talk to most of them anymore, I don’t think i’ll ever forget how much fun i had leveling from 1 to 70. Then when WotLK hit, and the guild i was in fell apart, I kept jumping guilds until i finally found the one im in currently. It was with this guild that i went through WotLK, learning my class, and then finally becoming one of the best dps on our server by the end.

    The most memorable boss kill for me HAS to be Hodir in Ulduar. This was when i was still learning how to play, and Hodir gave my guild huge trouble in terms of coordination and survival. It took us weeks, but that moment when we killed him was amazing 😀

    I’ve had sooo many good times PvPing with my friends, i can’t easily list a single point. One of my favorite times i had PvPing was the day I got Wrecking Ball at 80 😀 It was in an Arathi Basin, and me and my friends somehow managed to hold off about 10 people at BS with 4. It was glorious!

  • My favourite conflict is Siege of Orgrimar. The Alliance and the Horde finally cooperated to fight against Garrosh Hellscream. When Carlos was defeated, The Alliances and the Horde begin to argue about how to deal with Carlos Hellscream. Varian Wrynn threatened Vojin If the horde did not improve he would let the horde pay the price.

  • Zul’dark, hands down my first best questing experience.
    They showed exactly how Trolls are supposed to be, scary, huge and aggressive. Unlike the Vol’jin/Darkspear crap we have in Red-Alliance.

  • My favourite conflict was the oldscool +10h Alterac Valley battleground zergs, before Blizzard reworked it.

  • The conflict with the Lich King in World of Warcraft. Starting from before the expansion released with the undead invasion, all the way through to finally downing him at the top of Icecrown Citadel. It was a long conflict with huge lore implications that spanned several games and it was amazing.

  • I personally loved Wotlk, excellent zones and content. Arthas was a great antagonist with good characterisation and quests felt really meaningful even if it was just kill 9 of these [email protected]#$s / collect 10 golden testiclles.

  • The overall quality of WotLK was fantastic. The quests, the zones, the storyline behind it, lore, and a ton of other things.

  • I quite liked the final battle in WC3 where all the factions stood together to take down Archimonde. Those CG cutscenes were amazing at the time and really helped to make the story through WC3 feel epic.

  • One of my favorite conflicts is Arthas. There isnt a single conflict in particular I enjoyed the most, but I loved the suspense that built up as you progressed through the quests, then dungeons, and throughout the raids until you finally beat him. I love story and wrath did an amazing job with it.

  • Mine would be the moment when Sylvanas killed Garithos, declared her rule over Capital City and founded the Forsaken. That mission is also one of my favourites in Warcraft 3.

  • I remember grinding the Unstoppable Force for my Tauren War, and then when I got it I realized I was the coolest person to ever play the game.

  • I think the most epic battle is the battle of Light’s Hope Chapel… there you can see the real power of good, 300 paladins angainst 10000 DKs like spartans vs persians: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many and, before this battle is over, that even a Lich King can bleed.

  • Favorite conflict would definitely be the gnomes vs troggs in gnomeregon. Imagine having your capital city invaded by troggs and then destroyed by radiation tank leaks set off by your own leader! I would love to see gnomeregon returned to its former glory as a gnome capital one day. The inventors could bring some life back to the engineering profession!

  • I’d been raiding here and there in TBC, and throughout Wrath, but the first time I felt the profound rush of achieving something was killing LK. One of the most awesome nights ever.

    So happy we were that we went and did the boss in Naxx for the weekly raid (remember those?) and because I had forgotten to put up Fury (remember having to rebuff it?), I pulled a room full of trash that ate the healers and wiped us.

    We still laugh about how we went from killing the LK to wiping on Naxx trash.

  • The legion opening cinematic is another representative work and make me return to wow again. The brave Varian Wrynn and Sylvanas led the Alliance and the Horde to fight the Burning Legion together. Relationship between alliances and horde seems to improved until the horde retreated because of Vojin’s got injury. In contrast, Varian didn’t chosen to escape but fought to death in order to make the alliance to successfully retreat. It was too painful for me.

  • I think the most epic battle is the battle of Light’s Hope Chapel… there you can see the real power of good, 300 paladins angainst 10000 DKs like spartans vs persians: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many and, before this battle is over, that even a Lich King can bleed.

  • Due to finances I was level capped (60) between classic WoW and BC for 3 months which meant until I got BC I had to come up with a way to keep myself occupied by doing other stuff besides leveling alts. A friend suggested I do a ‘boss run’. A boss run according to my friend was running a through a dungeon, not stopping to fight if you could help it until you got to the boss. For me, THE dungeon to do was Scarlet Monastery – Cathedral.

    Got buffed up with pots, scrolls (back in those days we could have both battle and guardian pots and scrolls active at the same time), ate a good stam meal, made sure my pet cat was happy and on passive, and off I went. First couple of times I got as far as the Cathedral doors before I got stopped and had to fight. But then came the day I was able to run just enough ahead of the mob, open the doors and go for bosses. OMG talk about an adrenalin rush. Thankfully we still had volley so I mowed evreything down as fast as I could, was dropping traps like crazy, and my pet was having fun chewing those scarlet bastids up.

    When all was said and done, Morgaine and Whitemane were dead as were all the mobs, my pet and I had barely enough health to be called still living, and I felt like I’d won the multi-million dollar lotto. And I did it in pvp armor because that was the best armor I could get since I didn’t raid and classic raids were passe (sp) by that time. anyway.

  • Favorite battle would have to be icecrown and more specifically working on heroic Icecrown Citadel. To this day, Professor is still one of my favorite battles but the entire raid was a staple of my playtime for so long.

  • After defeating the Lich King, he removes his helmet and shows that he is in fact Kael’thas Sunstrider.
    “Don’t look so smug. I know what you are thinking, but Icecrown Citadel was merely a setback. Did you honestly believe that I would entrust the future of my people to the undead scourge? Oh no no… They were merely an instrument. A stepping stone to a much larger plan… and this time… you will not interfere!”
    I was really touched by this storyline.

  • I was a bit sad when the worgen storyline ended at Sylverpine forest ( i may be wrong where it actually ended 😛 ) but that was where I left off I just really loved spooky things (worgen background music and cutscene is just so interesting 🙂 ) and I am starting to love the Demon hunter storyline too.

  • Siege of Orgrimmar! Siege of Orgrimmar! Siege of Orgrimmar!
    Thor goof off and disappeared and Grommash Hellscream took chance to controlled the Horde. Fortunately Varian Wrynn and Pandaren kept justice and defeated Hellscream completely. The alliance save the azeroth again. For the Alliance. For the BFA !

  • rom the moment the Orcs invaded Azeroth, through all the Wars, through all the Burning Legion invasions, leading up to our invasion of Argus.

  • The entire Arthas/Lich King fall was just fantastic! Like Darth Vader but with less whiny Hayden Christensen. Starting in WCIII as the good guy slowly starting to do terrible things ‘for the greater good’, turning into the Villain, and then showing a hint of humanity at the very end with his death at ICC.

  • Thrall and Grommash vs Mannoroth.
    This is what really made it for me. Having the Orcs be “good guys” and having a cool story arc.
    Note I know Orcs in the Forgotten Realms have something similar but for me this is what I liked about Warcraft. Deffo felt a shiver down my spine when Grom died.
    “I have freed myself…”
    “No, you have freed us all.”
    STILL gives me goosebumps.

  • I still remember where I hit the level cap for Vanilla (lvl60). I ended up grinding the last 1/4th of the level in EPL killing undeads on my mage. Great times.

    Probably my best memory though is hitting Lt. Commander on the old honor system. For those who didn’t experience it (or just dont remember) each week you gained honor for your kills, and your total honor was compared against everyone else on your server. Then, based on your rank, you either went up or down ranks. Lt. Commander was rank 9 or 10 out of 13 (probably wrong) and I had been grinding it for months. I didn’t expect to get it when I logged in, and randomly looked over at my honor pain to see I had barely gotten it (I actually only had 13 people below me in that rank, so basically I beat out 13 people to get the rank instead of staying where I was). That was probably the coolest achievement I have gotten and the one that holds the fondest memories for me, even above downing raid content.

  • My favorite conflicts are Illidan Stormrage and Maiev Shadowsong. The quotes between them are epic, like “My long hunt is finally over. Today, justice will be done” “Imprisoned for ten thousand years. Banished from my own homeland. And now you dare enter MY realm? You are not prepared…” This is definitely one of the most popular conflicts in the history of Warcraft.

  • Defeating the Lich King which for me was the end of a personal story arc, I actually quit for a while after since I couldn’t see much of a point in continuing, my story was finished

  • My favorite conflicts are Arthas Menethil and Lady Sylvanas Windrunner. These two are the most popular characters in Warcraft. Whether Arthas killed Sylvanas or Arthas brong Sylvans back and made her become first undead and Sylvans began to seek revenge on Assass. These stories are the greatest conflicts in the wow.

  • I choked up the first time I played Warcraft III. Just the pure emotion in Grom’s voice as he dies. Magical.

  • I personally loved Wotlk, excellent zones and content. Arthas was a great antagonist with good characterisation and quests felt really meaningful even if it was just kill 9 of these [email protected]#$s / collect 10 golden testiclles.

  • Forging my Quel’Serrar in the mighty depths of Onyxia’s lair. It was then i knew i was meant to tank 😉

  • As a new player who just hit lvl 110 the other day, my favourite is between the different Moonkin tribes when doing the night elf questing campaigns. Learning about the different tribes of Moonkin that wanted to kill each other was very enjoyable to me.

  • WotLK was my favourite, I raided when I hadn’t really done it before, got really into pvp and the lore/feeling you got from the entirety of Northrend was pretty epic. I remember when Arthas died for the first time ever and trade chat was filled with spam about it. In a sense, people were celebrating that the last boss was dead and that was simply epic.

  • It was about a month before TBC was to be released and we were working our butts off trying to clear the original Naxx40 (Guild – Dark Nemesis (Bloodhoof)).

    We managed 8 bosses down before TBC, and it was some of the funnest times I’ve ever had in this game. 40 man raiding was epic, and I was sad when the model went to 25/10.

  • I really enjoyed everything related to the Dragon Aspects.
    Btw, is the contest still open? There are like 3 pages without comments.
    Good luck all!

  • Jarod Shadowsong taking command of the Night elf army in the War of the Ancients. The combination of common sense and good communications was beautiful!

  • I remember the first time I saw Stormwind and thinking “Oh My God!” Then the music swelled and I saw the Valley of Heroes. It was indescribable. So wonderful!

    Later, that same day, I got on a gryphon and flew to Ironforge. I swear it was an ecstatic experience!

    My mind sort of went like this: “I’m going to splat against that wall! Nice statue. Eeek! Another wall! Ha! Missed! Lava?!! I’m going to crash into lava! Whew, safe.”

    I still get a rush every time I go to Ironforge.

    Remember the first time you heard and saw the Headless Horseman in Goldshire? Such an amazing event and the voice! Oh man, that voice!

    Another favorite memory, is the flight from the Lich King in the Halls of Reflection. It was so scary!

    My mind went something like this: “Hurry Jaina! He’s coming! Eeek! We going to die! Eeek! *Whew* Another wall?!!! AAAAA!!”

    Hmm, I think I has just figured out what’s on my to do list for today. 🙂

  • The Fall of Lordaeron and The Rise of The Forsaken, I get so many epic feels when I think about it and how like a race formed up from breaking free from The Lich King and also slaughtering any living who looked at them funny..
    if were talking WoW alone, I’d have to go with Wrathgate also and The Siege of The Undercity, so much happened and I was caught completely offguard, it was awesome!

  • Biggest conflict in the wow universe had to be the hordes of angry girlfriends / boyfriends wanting them to get off that computer game and come to bed. But the heroes would always rise up once more to fight the good fight.

  • The first time my guild downed the Lich King is a real highlight. Yes, we did it at 85, but there were only eight of us, our gear sucked (this we before even 4.1, so few epics to be seen), and most of us had never seen the fight before, so it was still pretty challenging.

    Took us an hour of wiping. Our guild leader had to go to bed, but we decided to give it one final go. We make it to phase two, and people start to die again. But we don’t want to give up, so we scurry away from the spreading defile and keep fighting. I go down. Our resto druid, the last healer left alive after my fall, battle rezes me moments before dying herself. I struggle to heal the handful of people left alive, but I’m OOM. We somehow make to phase three, and I get eaten by Frostmourne. Somehow, the group survives without heals until I get spit out.

    And then, finally, he casts Fury of Frostmourne. My exact words cannot be repeated in polite company, but suffice it to say, we were incredibly excited. We then had a 20 minute dance party on Arthas’s corpse.

    Other highlights include my first few boss kills in ICC back at 80 (I really love that raid), my first doing the DK starting quests and realizing how much of a leap forward in quality WotLK was, and the excitement of rapid-fire WotLK heroics through the dungeon finder. Cata heroics just don’t have quite the same thrill for me.

    Oh, and the first time I did Halls of Reflection. That place is nerdvana for a lore geek.

    Hmm, all my fond memories are of Wrath content…

  • I like the notion that Grom was always meant to slay Mannoroth, even when then time of it is jumbled. When the Orcs are then fel corrupted it kind of feeds back into the idea that you can put destiny off, or bring it forward but there are somethings you cannot change. Time is obdurate.

  • i gotta go with what others have said. ICC/lich king. i never did it back when it first came out as i dont raid. but going back for transmogs, it really gives you a sense of an epic adventure. the whole concept of being out in the middle of this frozen, sort of desolate place and you’re making your way through the palace taking out all the minions just to take down the king… it just feels so polished and “proper” of what world of warcraft is – an epic adventure.

  • Hands-down the best moment (for me) was when Arthas came back to Lordaeron and murdered his father King Terenas. That single moment led to the downfall of Lordaeron, the invasion of Quel’thalas and eventually the summoning of Archimonde and the Legion. It’s such a pivotal moment in warcraft lore.

  • 1# Illidan and Arthas’s duel.
    2# Durotan and Yrel versus Blackhand.
    3# The return of the Sin’dorei into the story.

  • I think, for me, it was leveling up for the first time. I played with my husband, and my sister and her husband. 2 paladins, 2 warlocks, and we managed to complete every 5 man with that group. Sometimes we had a hunter or a mage fill in the 5th spot, but for the most part it was just us. The sense of wonder we felt every time we entered a new zone, or the sheer challenge of trying to tank with talents that didn’t allow for it. It was fun, and it was real.

    After that, I would have to say Mount Hyjal was my next big “OMG” moment. I mean, AQ40 and the first 2 wings of Naxx were awesome, but Mount Hyjal… I dunno, something about that raid just really clicked for me. It was probably mostly due to the people I was playing with, a lovely guild called Thirteen Inches. We raided once or twice a week, it was a bunch of vanilla vets that were tired of playing 5 nights a week, so the guild was casual. And wildly successful. I never had more fun in an MMO before or since.

    Everything after that has paled in comparison, and I spent the last 3 years looking for a guild that was half as great (they all quit WoW for good before or during Wrath). I never found it, and then I eventually quit for good too. Thank you for the free 2 weeks, but I can’t bring myself to actually play this game anymore. I’ll always remember the good times.

  • My favorite moment is definitely the rebel undead with putress show appearing at the wrath gate and just catapulting/plaguing the crap out of everyone, regardless of side. Which eventually lead to the amazing quest to fight your way through a rebel undercity to put down a rebellion.

  • when Garithos declared Kael a traitor and Kael begged for his people’s lives while accepting his own death.

  • The noble struggle of the peasants of Westfall against the harvest watchers. All those innocent NPC’s being devoured by mechanical scarecrows resonates with me on so many levels.

  • When I played AV for the 100th time in early TBC, and decided to sit back and look at the playing field for the first time in all my games. I remember seeing like 20 small battles everywhere on the centre ice fields, countless spells lighting up the air around me, while npc’s duked it out in the sky and those crazy Elites were summoned from both sides started clashing with each other.

    I remember thinking to myself for the first time: “Holy [email protected]#$, now THIS is World of Warcraft”

  • Favourite conflict is around the time I’m due for resubscription to WoW but I’m also needing to do study for a course.

  • The War of the Ancients, the original Battle for Azeroth. Not only introduces main characters from the lore, but shows you a deep side of the heroes. I prefer the one from the books, because feels more like a great scale war for survival, for hope for the survival of Azeroth. Also, is the conflict that allied all the species on the planet, plus the first Orc of Azeroth, Broxigar!

  • WotLK for me, mainly because hearing that Arthas’ story was not over after finishing WC3:TFT was what drew me in to try out WoW. Which also means that it was the expansion that was current when I joined WoW, so nostalgia is probably playing a big role in my favoritism for WotLK. And the fact that I love cold climates and undead.

  • Definetly garrosh against azeroth at the end of MoP, disrupting the peaceful atmosphere created during the expansion.

  • The overall quality of WotLK was fantastic. The quests, the zones, the storyline behind it, lore, and a ton of other things.

  • As for books,i liked discusion between Grom and Rexxar,after Dark Portal is destoyed. It shows futility of any further fighting,and why Rexxar left Horde!

  • The Scourge attack on Silvermoon is pretty epic and hopefully we will get to see in a future movie, if the first ones are succesful enough.

  • Tides of War where Jaina returns to Theramore after the bombing. That agonising pain of losing her city, Kinndy and the immediat punishment of those orcs stupid enough to stay behind.

  • Cataclysm was my favourite. Deathwing was the only villain to perform any hostile action beyond the normal expansion release events. He actually attacked and changed he world, and up until his death, he actually posed a threat to players in the open world, going around and torching whole zones. Players of all levels had reason to fear his coming, and when you saw the sky turning red, my normal reaction was “Uh oh, he’s coming! I gotta get out of here!”

  • Zul’dark, hands down my first best questing experience.
    They showed exactly how Trolls are supposed to be, scary, huge and aggressive. Unlike the Vol’jin/Darkspear crap we have in Red-Alliance.

  • Firelands. I did a few fireland raids and the molten front dailies were good too. The molten front had a bit of a platformer/arcade feel which I liked very much.

  • Spirit on all my gear, spirit on everything.

    And my first pvp exsperience in Hellfire Peninsula when I tried to do that capture bases quest.

  • When Garithos declared Kael a traitor and Kael begged for his people’s lives while accepting his own death.

  • My favorite conflict was Lilian voss against the Scarlet Crusade in Trisfal Glades. She went from in denial and scared to an angry killing machine. It was awesome.

  • The bombing of Theramore. Both the cruelty of the moment itself, using a weapon that should certainly be counted as a warcrime. The sadness of an apprentice turning to dust in her mentor’s arms.

  • Sylvanas’ freedom at the end of The Frozen throne was quite cathartic. She had suffered so much, if anyone deserved it at that time it was her.

  • The moment where Garrosh deals with Krom’gar in Stonetalon is very good and when I finally started to like him…unfortunately Theramore came next and he seemed like a different guy.

  • Sylvanas Windrunner: We are the Forsaken. We will slaughter anyone who stands in our way.
    Blizzard successfully created the image of Sylvanas, and the storyline of her is my favorite conflict. I am so glad the lady become the warchief in 7.0 and ready for lead us to BFA. For the Sylvanas, for the Horde.
    Thanks KOTAKU and Blizzard for beta key.

  • Personally was a big fan of Pandaria, sans the Siege of Orgrimmar draught.
    It had really good content, great lore, and have many fond memories of that time as well. This is personal taste, of course, but I also really liked the theme of Pandaria in general. I just loved the story-driven exploration aspect of this expansion.

  • well a while back i was walking thru Nagrand and i got jumped by a warrior, he though he was going to get me but i ended up rehealing everything he did. he ended up getting nuked by my SS w/ WF crits :]….ironicly he was a higher level

  • First few times we did Gruul, he went above grow 18 with only 3% left.. he one-shoted our MT and started killing everybody..

  • the first time a serious raid guild tried to recruit me, just a few weeks later. Just knowing that I was good enough to get offers from raid guilds, even one that wasn’t top echelon, was a high point for me. I’ve gotten other offers since then, even one for a startup guild that wanted me as an officer, but that first time was the best.

  • My favorite conflict is Hellfire Citadel, the Alliance and the horde united together to against Archimonde. Wrynn and Thor joined hands to challenge Archimonde is really touching because there are too many stories between them. I am very pleased to see sacrifice oneself to accomplish the great mission. For the Azeroth !

  • Ulduar 10. For 9 of us, it was our first time past Kologarn, so we had a lot of learning to do, but in the hours that followed Kolo, we 2 shot Assembly, 1 shot Auriya, 1 shot Freya and 2 shot Thorim. It was very fast progression downing bosses that most of us had never seen before. Our coordination and teamwork was spot on for that raid.

  • 6.5 hour Shadow Labs run for the first key frag for Kara. I know 6.5 hours is just too long but not one person in the group had ever been in SLabs. What made the experience great was that no one %^&*!ed and moaned at the wipes ( 21 alone at Grandmaster Vorpil ), no one cared about repair costs etc. This was a pug with only two people in the group knowing each other. We did eventually clear the place. After it was over we stood there and joked about the fights/wipes, etc. I don’t see any of those players anymore in the game but I’ll never forget that epic run.

  • Back when I was on the free trial, I was going to the Royal Quarter in UC on my first character to get a quest from Varthimas, for Ragefire Chasm or something I think. Anyways, I go in there, get the quest, when suddenly, an Alliance raid runs in to kill Sylvanas, with literally every level 80 in Undercity following them (on my server it is more crowded than Orgrimar sometimes…) I stood in a corner and hoped they didn’t attack me, since I didn’t understand the concept of PvP flagging at the time.

  • Downing 10man orbituary after about 4 hours of wiping with a group with an average ilvl around 213. I love that fight.

  • my favorite was when black temple came out. the hype and build up for a really good raid. before wrath came out and they started nerfing stuff.

  • That, for me, would be the entirety of Icecrown. And if you want to include that in it, the Quel’Delar chain too.

  • When Tichondrius lead the army for legion and the scourge over all Azeroth and he even comploted against Cenarius and was best then even Archimonde at command because he succeded his plan in bringing the legion in Azeroth,he will never have such a big lore moment anymore.

  • Even though I didnt know it at the time, as a fresh 70 ret back in the BC day, joining a Grull’s Lair pug. I had no clue what vent was, just kept saying I had it….. We get to the High King, and I head straight to attack the mage guy everytime. Blastwaves not fun. 🙁

  • First raid in Ony with a few friends, right before we started somebody started playing the “Moar dots” clip which was pretty awesome, then after a few trys (and after a few people swapped their melee classes for ranged we got her down, it was awesome. Then the Keen Edged Obsidian Blade droped and I won it with a roll of 1. xD my bud who switched his DK out for his druid was @#$%ed but it was funny as all get out.

  • The culling of Stratholme is a big lore moment because a whole city crushed under Malganis sleeping conversion ,i know people lived there but they where all doomed already ,thinking a whole city burning all the house its a devastating moment but its remembered by anyone who played or heard about w3.

  • This may sound unconventional, especially coming from me, but the scene of Jaina delivering news of Kinndy’s death to her parents was really moving.

  • For me it was the realization that Vol’jin and Zalazane were dear friends since their childhood. Vol’jin’s short story really emphasized their bond, even in Shadows of the Horde touched upon it. Where he makes mention of holding his old friend’s body on his arms, feeling him breathe his last. That the last spark he saw in Zalazane’s eyes he wanted to believe was him offering thanks for being set free of the madness

  • When KJ is summoned at sunwell and for the first time Vorenthal joins Adal in pushing the demon back to twisting nether.
    Vorenthal also remains in SHatrath city the most peacefull and good welcomed for anyone to refuge there with good intension.

  • tides of war…start to finish

    the destruction of the city

    death of kinndy and then the informing of the parients

    the betrayel of thrall as Jaina’s friend.

  • Tied between Thrall and Grom vs Mannoroth & Arthas merging with Ner’zhul. I think Blizzard is better at telling bad ending stories than good ending ones.

  • Getting constantly ganked while trying to complete quests in Stranglehorn Vale was definitely my favourite (one sided) battle.

  • Ah i remember back in the day, after hitting 60 for the first time on my Warlock and starting the quest for the epic mount, oh the time and money spent on that and ultimately getting that mount!

  • I was in the Barrens with one of my first toons and asked for advice on a quest. Between all the Chuck Norris jokes and insults going around another player answered my question. I later met this player at the xroads and she gave me a gold piece! That’s right a whole gold piece!!! I couldnt believe she was so generous lol. Anyhow I wound up friending her and her husband and kept in touch until I started playing on a different realm.

  • The massive brawls in the field of strife in Alterac Valley. They could last for hours on end with no sides gaining any ground at all. It was amazing. It took days to finish just one battle. I practically lived inside Alterac Valley 24/7 back then.

  • My favorite conflict has always been Azeroth VS the Lich King, Arthas has always been my favorite villian. going back to the stuff from Warcraft 2.

  • Wrathgate was superb. Its delivery may even let it surpass the pathos and moral uncertainty strengths of the Purging of Stratholme by Arthas. It may even surpass the “awww” of the stories of the ghosts of Darrowshire. It may even surpass the creepiness of the “rescue” of Yenniku. Yep. Wrathgate is pretty spiffy.

  • I can honestly say the best moment for me was flying from Rut’theran Village to Darkshore for the first time in 2005. It really felt like something special flying over the water, seeing the light house and watching the ship sail under me. That was the point that the “adventure” really began.

  • My favourite memory (even though I’ve been playing since 2004 December) was that of in the last experience when my own guild was able to beat the first raid on Mythic before it came off ahead of the curve. A lot of wipes, patience and dedication went into that. Makes me look back at my early Vanilla days in disgust.

  • Vaelastrasz, he was the first dragon to help you. Nafarian corrupts him, and he fights it to bless you with power to kill him. He deserved better

  • It’s just that for the biggest MMO out there, Blizzard do VERY little to foster community within the core gameplay experience. Yeah, you have raids and PvP: but the rest of the game is just hurrying you along to that endgame as fast as possible. Both those activities can be experienced with random queues too, so you only -really- need to guild up if you want to challenge yourself.

  • My favourite conflict would be that of the Legion vs the Scourge. We don’t see much of it directly, but we’ve seen traces like Malganis and Balnazzar controlling the Scarlet Crusade. It isn’t an obvious conflict, but provides for interesting behind-the-scenes mysteries. Two evil superpowers in a power struggle with each other while also battling the rest of the world.

  • The ending of the Frozen Throne. It was a very dark ending for a game, especially after the happier ending of WCIII. The Warcraft games had just the right mix of comedy and fun in the gameplay with dark bittersweet storytelling. Heroes died or turned to selfish evil ways and weren’t plot-armoured up, a little like Game of Thrones.

  • My favourite battle would be the one against Nefarian as at that moment we didn’t know Deathwing’s fate, but going agains Nefarian was like a prelude and and hint that Deathwing was still lurking around.

  • Been playing since BC but the best moment was definitely the Wraithgate and battle for the UC. That was back when i was younger and it just blew my mind.

  • Attack on Azeroth. It was so awesome, seeing a huge amount of Alliance stacked on the bridge between Westfall and Elwynn.

  • Mine was probably the gates of ahn qiraj because even though i was a complete noob and wasn’t anywhere near max level i enjoyed the sense of community you got from the event and it felt like a real war effort. Because of this i actually enjoyed farming wool cloth for the war effort because it felt like i was really making a difference. Everyone on the server was donating whatever they could to the war effort to achieve a single goal. It really made the server community come together.

  • Arthas choosing to take up Frostmourne, despite the warnings against it. The twisted retelling of the Arthur/Excalibur legend was amazing, the lead up to it was extremely well done… and it felt so satisfying to feed that Dreadlord a full length of cursed steel.

  • The corruption of Kael’thas – who doesn’t like a classic story of the desperate hero corrupted by a pact with the devil. Just kind of missing the ultimate redemption part of the story, I suppose.

  • When the legion pre patch was released and we went to the Broken Isles Assault and the alliance and the horde was working as allies to save tirion vadin from krosus and after a few moment the dead of Varian was a nice moment

  • When I found out who Arthas was. Never played Warcraft 3, so when WOTLK came out I just thought the Lich King was a new bad guy. Then all my friends and guildies were like “What do you mean you didn’t play Warcraft?” So every patch day when the servers were down I would spend the time watching Warcraft videos on Youtube, reading the wiki, etc….

  • Seeing Ragnaros pop out of the ground in Molten Core was pretty awesome back then. It was a really difficult fight and I have lots of great memories of my first raiding experiences there.

  • Favorite so far is Thrall giving Garrosh the fist pump with a touch of lightning if that’s considered lore. Taking down Illidan is my favorite raid moment.

  • Lothar’s death and Turalyon finally unlocking his paladin powers, and beating Orgrim into the ground. It’s true that Doomhammer was half dead from fighting Lothar, but Turalyon still manages to make it utterly badass through sheer force of personality.

  • People have already mentioned some of the moments that are tied for first with me, but they missed one: the birth of the Forsaken. Sylvanas had everything taken from her – her allies, her lands, even her life. Death still didn’t meant an end to her suffering as she was cursed for an eternity of servitude. But against all the odds, she liberated not only herself, but all of the Forsaken. Like any real revolution, it wasn’t neat and perfect; she had to get her hands dirty to free her adopted people. But through force of will and incredible cunning she triumphed over the Legion and secured a place for all of her kind.

  • Grom’s redemption was my favorite, Ga’nar’s sacrifice will probably be second place. I love redemption tropes. There is something extremely noble about evil characters turning good.

  • There are too many to choose one specific moment. But the first thing that came to mind happened back in Vanilla during BWL and before AQ release. There was a small period of time (I think a week or two) where Chromaggus in BWL was bugged. More specifically, the time lapse breath was bugged. Instead doing the stun and reducing the HP of the people afflicted to half as it is supposed to, it was bugged and brought them down to 1hp. This of course combined with the black breath (DoT for 60 seconds) was not a very healthy combination for our tanks. 10 druids/10 warlocks for battle reses and soulstones and ~50 wipes later, finally killed him (This being a fight that we already had on farm at the time). Was pretty rewarding for our main tank too, as the shield finally dropped after many kills and I believe it was the only shield we ever had drop from him.

  • I would like to say Arthas and Jaina things are my favourite wow conflict. Fate makes them meet but it also makes them have to separate. When they broke up, it really hurt my heart. I really don’t mind Blizzard make the Lich King wrath again for bring Arthas back to Jaina.

  • Most of the Arthas storyline.
    In particular Stratholme, murdering his father and the death of Sylvanas.
    Yeah Wrathgate was great when the rest of the world finally knew exactly what the Forsaken think of them ‘Death to the Living’.Quite how they remain in the Horde baffles me storywise. 🙂

  • Alliance vs Horde conflict FTW. GL all!
    Jaina in tides of war when she stood in front of her father’s statue

  • I do believe that Arthas legendary life is one of the most favorite conflict in everyone’s heart. I still can remember the plots and quotations of the cinematic.
    My son. The day you were born, the very forests of Lordaeron whispered the name, Arthas. My child. I watched you with pride, as you grew into a weapon.
    I tell you this, for when my days have come to and end. You, shall be king.

  • For me it was when i walked from Kharanos to Ironforge for the first time, looking up at the Ironforge gates was a moment of Awww. I miss it

  • Loken’s treacherous manipulation of the player in order to bring Thorim out of hiding anc capture him. I like it very much

  • Arthas. Just everything really. such an awesome character, weaker in the mmo than the RTS but still pure awesome.

  • “A great man once told me: “In the light, we are one”. The future is ours, and we will see Draenor rebuilt.. together.”
    Because for Yrel, I will vote for Warlords of Draenor. Yrel really impressed me too much. Following the defeat of Archimonde, Yrel approached Khadgar and asked him if he thought the Legion invasion was over. Yrel told Khadgar that if he ever needed the aid of Draenor, the Orcs and Draenei would be ready. I think Yrel is a representative of a new generation of paladin.

  • It started with a formidable paladin…Arthas of Lorederon. A battle of untold proportions would shape the very hearts of the heroes and take them to the maximum of their power and potential. Fighting through Lich ridden queens and scourges abominations the story came to the pinnacle. The adrenaline fuelled heroes against the might of the Lich King. As a mighty warrior fell , seeing the spirit of his father, his journey was over…
    “Father…Is It…Over…”

  • My first death at that hands of the mmm mmmmrrrr mmmmrrr murlocs in Elywnn Forest. My mount, finally, at 40. I rode my shiny paladin mount all around Stormwind and thought how wonderful it was! Experiencing PVP at Darkshore — which amounted to discovering the snake trap exploit and getting beaten up by level ?? horde. Going through the dark portal. Riding into Zangramarsh which remains to this day my favorite zone. And, of course, my first trip on the tramm to see Greatfather Winter! I had bought the game for my husband for Christmas and it was one of the first explorations we did.

  • Pandaria and Siege of Orgrimmar are definitely an outstanding chapter recently. Blizzard has created a new story line, a new group of heroes. And transforming Garrosh Hellscream into a fascinating villain. But Pandaria is still a great work. It is a fly in the ointment that Blizzard didn’t continue the Pandaria storyline.

  • The best battle I have in WOW is leaving and trying other MMO’s. No matter what I try, whether it is FF14, Guild Wars, Elder Scrolls, Star Wars or EVE Online I always come back to World of Warcraft. I don’t know whether it is the lore, or the experience or the sheer nostalgia because of the sheer amount of time of spend in Azeroth but I always come back for the fun, experience and wonder that is World of Warcraft.

  • I think Illidan Stormrage will be my answer. Although i didn’t play wc3 and first time played wow was dragon soul, but I’m still deeply fascinated by the story of Illidan. The relationship between he and Tyrande Whisperwind, the hunt played by he and Maiev Shadowsong, he is a role of a tragic hero. In this patch, he returned to complete his will. No any fear for face the Burning Legion and the holy light. This is the reason i vote for Illidan Stormrage.

  • Broxigars last stand against the all mighty leader of the burning leader, the only mortal to have ever harmed the dark titan.

  • +1 Tarren Mill vs Southshore back in Vanilla. Outside of raiding, there wasn’t a great deal to do after hitting 60, so we made our own world PvP
    If I had to pick one conflict, the one that stands out most to me is Mankrik and his fight against the Quilboars, followed by the loss of his wife. The quest line was early in the game and showed that there were battles of all sizes happening everywhere. Was good to see him again later at Mount Hyjal

  • The immature 2006 era version of me really enjoyed the Serentity Now funeral raid. A horde guild were paying respects to a member who had died in real life through a in game gathering when the serenity now gulf decided to raid and slaughter (if I recall correctly most unarmed) horde mourners. Haha.

  • Jaina and his father Delin’s conflict was interesting and also it has lots of influence through BFA too. She had some kind of humanism including all races in horde but It ends up her father’s death. Now she is totally against Horde and dealing with emotional problem with her people. Humanism vs Nationalism has no answer I think. Especially in war ages. Hope she will stand with Nationalism or Humanism with confident by solving her inner problems.

  • “All things change, whether from inside out or the outside in. That is what magic is. And we are magic too.”
    Jaina is my favorite Warcraft character. Her beauty, wisdom and magic power made her become a wow allstar.
    “I cannot go without trying. If you know so much about me, then surely you must know that.”
    The choice made by Jenna in Stratholme made me sincerely admire her. So i think the storyline of Jaina is my favorite conflit in the wow universe.

  • One of my favorite conflicts is Arthas. There isnt a single conflict in particular I enjoyed the most, but I loved the suspense that built up as you progressed through the quests, then dungeons, and throughout the raids until you finally beat him. I love story and wrath did an amazing job with it.

  • Release day of WotLK, I and many others made death knights. We set foot in Hellfire Peninsula, only to face the wrath of all the alliance Aussies who were still waiting for the game to release there. It was chaotic PvP madness the entire day.

  • The Battle of Shattrath in the Warlords of Draenor expansion would have to be my favorite conflict, especially the ending fight between Yrel and Durotan versus Blackhand.

    “What do you want, little girl?” Famous last words by Blackhand, then the heroes wield each other’s weapons for jolly co-operation! And of course Khadgar’s there to pull off the save.

  • Sylvanas’ freedom at the end of The Frozen throne was quite cathartic. She had suffered so much, if anyone deserved it at that time it was her.

  • I like the Burning Legion. After 250 failures, we finally first down the Argus Unmaker. The return of Illidan Stormrage and successful battle against the Legion make legion patch more attractive.

  • The GREATEST battle for me in the series would have to be my internal conflict to give up the game, but with every new expansion it drags me back out of hibernation.