Tue 11 Nov, 2008
There was a time not long ago, where in a new generation was born. A generation who never played the game when shaman didn’t exist. A generation who had no concept of what a rep grind really meant back in the day. A generation who would have scant chance to ever step foot in Blackwing Lair, Molten Core, Upper Blackrock Spire, or Diremaul. This generation lived to level to 58 and then take their first undergeared steps into Outland. A land rich in gold and gear. A land where undergeared easy to kill toons became monstrous killing machines.
A world…. that has come to an end.
A world, that has become a shadow of its former self.
Like the Age of Azeroth…. The BC Babies era is at an end.
Their scars have been earned.
Their noobdom shed in favor of the ideology of the grizzled veteran.
Enter the Children of Wrath. Its a cool name. You’ve got to admit that its much better than BC Babies, but what will the Children of Wrath have missed? What will the never have seen? What is destined to be their legacy on the world?
A Child of Wrath will have no concept of Outland as a slow leveling zone. Even leveling normally and skipping instances, a Child of Wrath is likely to hit level 68 before they ever leave Terokar forest. A Child of Wrath is likely to have almost never seen, Blades Edge Mountains. A child of Wrath is likely to have never ventured into Netherstorm or Shadowmoon Valley. A Child of Wrath may have no concept of where Tempest Keep is. A child of Wrath will have never danced in the halls of Karazhan by the pale moonlight.
A Child of Wrath will have no concept of a 3 hour Shadow Labs run. They’ll have no concept of instances that take more than an hour to complete. A child of Wrath will have no concept of what it meant to grind through attunement for Karazhan. A child of Wrath will have no concept of endlessly grinding rep in instances over and over without just swapping a tabard and getting different reputation.
A child of Wrath will have no concept of a what day one in Hellfire Peninsula is like. A Child of Wrath will never have lived in a world where the King of Stormwind didn’t sit on the throne. A child of Wrath will never see the duplicity of Onyxia. A Child of Wrath will never have seen Lord Bolovar before stepping foot into Northrend.
Finally a Child of Wrath will live in a world where a level 55 character can be created as soon as they have another level 55 character. It is a brave new world. What other things will a Child of Wrath have missed?