Man, I still remember the first time I went to Ashenvale accidentally. I was way underleveled and didn't even know it. I was maybe a level 14 warlock or something. I was trying to escape from a mob I had aggroed, then in the distance, I saw a red nameplate (or something like that). I watched it for a bit and thought to myself "that enemy npc's movement is so natural", I kept watching for a while and then it eventually dawned on me... "wait, is that another player? Why is he red?" it took me ages to realise he must have been an Alliance dog. I remember my adrenaline pumping at that time and thinking "Is he going to fight me???". In the end, I was too scared to go anywhere near him and just headed back to the Barrens. It was such a cool experience, and one of the things that really hooked me on the game. As you said, I haven't had those kinds of feelings in any other game.Factz wrote: ↑1 month agoI'd say Ashenvale. Why? Because it was the first zone that got me sweaty hands and sending me chills down the spine only by entering it. The general peaceful & mystic atmosphere paired with the fact that you will - for the very first time - encounter players from the opposing fraction, not knowing if your first fight will turn out in your favour, is truly unique and I personaly havn't found such a feeling in any other game yet.
Boiiii, I love Tanaris, Shimmering Flats and Un'Goro too! I can't decide between them for my favourite!
Teldrassil and Stranglethorn Vale. My very first character was a NE rogue and I'll never forget running through tha landscape being 10 or 11 years old. I was absolutely blown away by the colors and the atmosphere.
STV is also tied to some sort of nostalgia. While Teldrassil is one of the first zones I remember, most of my best WoW-related memories come from STV. Opening my first chest in the Arena. Taming King Bangalash. PvP. That zone will always be tied to some extremely epic experiences in my mind.