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    • So as this is my 1000th post I thought I'd do something useful for a change. Ask a question for example. Before you think that 1000 posts is an achievement, please recall that Elicas did this months ago and his posts are far more lucid and factually useful. Also, please take into account that 50% of my posts and threads relate to polls of such importance as What colour goes best for mages in Molton Core? Anyway, I digress. What I really want to talk about is what class people should play. The answer is ''whatever you feel like'' but I can't help but think there are salient factors that should warrant at the very least, a smidgeon of doubt in your ''whatever'' thought processes. But the central point to this rapidly expanding tale is that I don't know what I'm talking about........because I never raided in vanilla. Therefore, I can't be relied upon to give an informed opinion seeing as most of us - far more than retail vanilla - intend progressing as far as our meagre talents allow us to, raid wise. So I'm going to throw in some facts as gleaned from the Crestfall test realms on Darrowshire and Anathema. I will roll these facts together so we get a generic reading on the class spread there as follows: Tanking Classes: Warrior - 17% Healing Classes: Priest - 11% DPS Classes: Rogue - 13% Hunter - 13% Mage - 16% Warlock - 10% DPS total - 52% Hybrid Classes: Druid - 8% Paladin/Shaman - 12%  So for instances the rule is pretty simple: 1 tank + 3 DPS + 1 healer. The thing with instances is that you have a lot of forgiving circumstances. While it would appear that the priests are in high demand I'm seeing a lot of threads/posts/comments about finding it hard to get into groups for instances. I guess this could be down to end instances as everyone goes raiding but as 1 healer = 20% of the requirement, you can only assume that a lot of the druids and paladins/shamans are taking up the slack. So with DPS classes only coming to 52% with an instance requirement of 60% it would seem that getting your 3x DPS might be an issue in instances. From retail memory this is not what I recall. But when you take into account that some mages will be AOE farming and hunters are introverted loners maybe this is true. Tanks, well even accounting for furry's and stuff, the balance seems to work out with help from Druids and Paladins. So that's instances..... So my noob question is (please), even allowing for swapping out some classes for certain bosses/raids etc. How does the breakdown work for raids in vanilla? You hardly just multiply it by 8 giving us... 8 tanks 8 healers  24 DPS Do you?  
    • But they're not, they're apes. It's not like it's Planet of the Monkeys now, is it. See Crestfall, this is what you've made me do. Hog the forums and correct statements on species instead of playing WoW. Hurry up already
    • What, as if orangutans aren't just... monkeys?
    • Interestingly, Suzerain is now RIP as well.
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    • It would seem that one could judge a person by their choice of race in Wow.  I wonder, what would be most prevalent trait of a player according to their preferred race... On the topic though, the people I played with were mostly my friends IRL. However, I simply can't picture myself going to some IRL guild meeting with people I know only from game. Although, I have no problem hanging out on discord or some other voice chat, IRL meeting seems a bit excessive for me. 
    • I'm in the same boat as @Lilaina pretty much. One of my friends is actually the one who talked me into playing Vanilla in the first place. So you can pretty much blame him for my presence on the forum and later in-game. kek As for friends I met in-game, I never really talked to anyone. Maybe I got a name or two and that's about it. I would mostly just hang out with them in-game doing quests and things like that.  I'm not the most social person (can anyone tell me what color the sky is? It's... been a while.) so my chances of ever meeting someone I've played with are very slim. It'd probably be quite enjoyable if I manage to pull myself out of my comfort zone. I'd need the opportunity first, however. Then there's the nightmarish scenario where I attend such a fan meeting and there's nothing but UD Rogue players. *shudders*  
    • I met my wife in a VoA trade chat pug during WotLK retail. Safe to say, yes, I've met some people IRL after meeting them in game
    • I've been on both sides: I've made some friends along the way from tbc and wotlk; and also played with people I knew in real life. It's fun when you make new friends and learn from them in more aspects that just the game.
    • Same as Lilaina actually. I played with a few RL friends, with one being the guild leader. At the end of the "vanilla" era we recieved alot of whispers that people in the guild were interested in a RL meeting. But as we were social awkward type of people, we refused to organize it