The Daily Grind: Are you celebrating World of Warcraft’s anniversary?

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, but unlike many such years, it’s not “just another Thursday” to everyone else. No, this marks the actual 13 year anniversary of World of Warcraft, as the game was released on November 23rd, 2004. It proceeded to shatter pretty much every conception of what MMOs could achieve in terms of financial success, redefining the genre, the company that birthed it, and the career of Chuck Norris in one fell swoop.

Explaining that last one would take a long time, but trust us on that one.

The truth is that I wasn’t there quite on launch, but I was there a couple of days later, and I only later found out that the game was hard to find elsewhere. (I worked at Target at the time and we had a wall full of copies.) And while the game has had bright points and low points, good and bad, it’s still been running for a really long while now. So are you celebrating the anniversary today, dear readers? Or are you too busy with holiday plans and/or otherwise disinterested?

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nobleeinherjar

I wish I was still enthusiastic enough about WoW to say yes, but alas I am not. For all those who are, however, I am glad the game is still giving.

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Jeremiah Wagner

I will be hopefully next year in Classic.

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NeoWolf

O recent;y resubbed after many years away and have been having a blast and yes it included the anniversary although the originals quest i’ve only done once so far as i only have one character high enough and its a squishy fire mage whose gear is woefully out of date but I did get a nice pair of boots out of it. The anniversary buff item is nice too.

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Cosmic Cleric

I’m celebrating by playing a pre-Legion style disc priest on a private server.

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Sally Bowls

Not really celebrating but certainly playing.

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Alfredo Garcia

I am, but it wasn’t really my intention. Now I’m having an embarrassing amount of fun just bounding around everywhere with a Pandaren grin on my face. Seriously, the Pandaren models and animations are so much more detailed than the other races that I don’t think I can play as anything else. :p

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styopa

Celebrating WoW on a vanilla server.

Thankful that I won’t have too long to wait until I can pay Blizz for that privilege.

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Jeremiah Wagner

YAY CANT WAIT!!! I’m guna make new friends and actually have fun again!

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Chris Moss

It’s hard for retail players to believe this, but I truely am ready to PAY Bliz so that I can play on a Classic server.

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zoward

Likewise. Looking forward to official Blizzard classic servers so I don’t have to feel like a sleaze when I’m logging a version of the game I like.

Legion dropped to $24.99 this week, plus the cost of a sub. I kept telling myself I qwas going to buy it and try it out when the price dropped below $30. I saw it, and just … didn’t have any urge to resub or check it out.

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Sray

Nothing to add to the conversation, just wanted to wish all the Americams here a Happy Thanksgiving.

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zoward

Thanks Sray! I hope things are going well for you and yours also.

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Zora

I celebrate loved ones and I don’t really feel Blizzard harbours any feelings for me… they only like me for my wallet really

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Armsbend

I just spoke with Blizzard and all the hair pulling and name calling was because they had a secret crush on you. They want to meet you behind the gym after school. Yes? No? Maybe?

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Mark

Not subbed currently, may resub when 7.3.5 and level scaling hits to see how it works out.