It's a little odd, but it seems that I missed my one year anniversary of playing WoW. According to my account page on the WoW official website, I first activated my 14 day trial account on March 15, 2007.
I actually started playing WoW to prove to myself how much I would dislike it. For whatever reason I had made myself believe that I would never like an MMO, and picked up a 14 day trial of WoW for about $3 in order to back up my baseless accusations.
I still remember the first character I ever created, a Tauren Warrior on whatever the recommended server was. I figured that being a giant cow monster and hitting things with a big sword was a good way to go (I still don't like the "pretty" races). I'm fairly certain, however, that I never got that first toon out of the 1-10 zone.
I learned later that day that a friend of mine at college played WoW, and had a Horde Warlock on another server. I promptly deleted my Warrior and created an Undead Priest on his server, though he was on hiatus at that time. Once again, before I could get out of the 1-10 zone, I talked to an old friend of mine from high school who was raiding Kara on his Tauren Hunter, so I promptly moved on over to his server and, for reasons I can't quite remember, rolled an Orc Warlock.
Days before the free trial was over I had reached 20 (the level cap for trial accounts) on my Warlock, gotten my Succubus, and ran to Target and back to get a real copy of the game. The rest, as they say, is history.
Do you still remember how you got started playing WoW? What was the first race and class that you picked and why? Do you still play as that race, class, or even faction? Please leave a comment.
For the Horde and the Naaru!