Vanilla

2005

February 11 – World of Warcraft launches in Europe. Watch the cinematic.

March 7 – Patch 1.3.0

Dire Maul added.

May – The Leeroy Jenkins video becomes popular.

June 7 – Patch 1.5.0

  • Battlegrounds introduced
    • Warsong Gulch
    • Alterac Valley

July 12 – Patch 1.6.0

  • Blackwing Lair added

September 13 – Patch 1.7.0

  • Zul’Gurub added
  • Arathi Basin battleground added
  • Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza !!
  • Corrupted Blood begins as the result of a glitch in Zul’Gurub

October 28–29 – BlizzCon

  • The Burning Crusade announced

October 10 – Patch 1.8.0

  • Corrupted Blood fixed

2006

January 3 – Patch 1.9.0

  • The Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj added
  • The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj added
  • Gates of Ahn’Qiraj event begins
  • Faction-Linked Auction Houses !!

January – Blizzard comes under scrutiny by LGBT groups for prohibiting advertising a guild as being LGBT-friendly.

January 23Medivh-US becomes the first server to open the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj

Sometime in March my good friend Lee convinces me to abandon Guild Wars, the other game he got me to buy, and join him on Dragonblight-EU. Fleetfoot is rolled.

March 28 – Patch 1.10.0

  • High-Level Armor Set Upgrade Questlines
  • Quest Experience to Gold Conversion at Level 60
  • Weather Effects
  • Linked Flight paths !!

April – The “-50 DKP/More dots” Onyxia Wipe Animation becomes popular.

June 20 – Patch 1.11.0

  • Keyring – the bag for keys added to UI.
  • Naxxramas 40 (the best raid ever?) added.

August 22 – Patch 1.12.0

  • Cross-Realm Battlegrounds
  • World PvP Objectives

September – Fleetfoot joins Burning Phoenix Guild.

  • I took joining a guild very (too) seriously (obsessively). I answered every question of the website application so carefully and at length. The GM and Officers were so impressed they decided to recruit their first none level 60 (max level) member. On joining I vowed to myself I would commit wholeheartedly and become involved in everything. Even the discussions (drama). I was completely mistaken about what makes a good guildie and what Burning Phoenix were looking for.

September 11The Burning Crusade announced to be released on January 16, 2007

October 4 – The TV show South Park features a Warcraft-themed episode, Make Love, not Warcraft (S10, ep8).

December 5 – Patch 2.0.1

  • Looking for Group Interface Tool
  • PvP Arenas

December 14The Burning Crusade cinematic trailer released

2007

January 07 – Fleetfoot is kicked out of Burning Phoenix for being a drama queen.

  • In a guild the only thing worse than having an opinion is expressing it. Discussion forums are for the officers to tell members things, not for discussions (or ranting and arguments, as they are invariable characterised, or more simply drama). World of Warcraft, Internet friends are not real friends. It took Fleety two goes to learn this, Zhavida@Dragonblight gave the initial instruction. Thanks Petra.

January 9 – Patch 2.0.3

  • Dark Portal Opens event
  • Kruul begins attacking places in Azeroth

Vanilla WoW Retrospective – Levelling and Questing

What Was Raiding Really Like in Classic WoW?

Vanilla WoW in a Minute by Wowcrendor

January 16 – The Burning Crusade expansion released