10 years of F2P

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  1. Embu

    Embu French Moderator EU Coordinator

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    10 years already!

    And levels 20 are still here!

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    Join us this Thursday at 2:00 PM (CET) for the picture of the year :p

    More than 10 players are already registered. We will take a family photo together, and keep a in-game memory of our community for this year.

    Join us on EU realms and we'll invite you, no matter the realm you come from!

    https://discord.gg/HXFbcgnpEM :slight_smile:
     
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  2. ZenwØw

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    Was EU on a different release schedule for lv 20 f2p?

    I distinctly remember it being 2011 cata summertime June - August timeframe. For NA at least
     
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    Embu

    Embu French Moderator EU Coordinator

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    True!

    But the main F2P activity started back in 2012
     
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    Time sure runs fast when you're getting killed in Warsong Gutch a lot.
     
  6. chelly

    chelly Legend

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    2011 cata f2p era was a beautiful time, especially early after release.

    • the bracket was relatively unknown. Toxicity was almost non existent. Very little organized p2p premade activity save for the few encounters I had with a few select folks that are still around ;)
    • EDIT: ^ this is because xpoff 19s and 70s were still largely going strong and there really was no reason for those folks to join or investigate the new bracket
    • The most games typically had 2-3 f2p geared twinks on each side
    • A fully geared f2p versus a semi geared leveler, especially in heirlooms (which were more powerful than dungeon gear back then) was way more in line - especially given that f2p couldn’t really have good enchants.
    • Surv hunters were powerful, but didn’t have the survivability to outlast a decent healer
    • There was a great incentive to pvp to gear up for honor -> jp conversion for heirlooms. It took a while but was rewarding along the way, especially for spell casters.
    • Dungeons were a semi challenge, with ambitious early f2p video makers taking on solo challenges
    • Overall gearing and pvp was very rewarding
    I’m sure I have some rose colored nostalgia glasses. But I’d go back to cata f2p in a second.
     
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    CIHC That One OG

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    I feel old.
     
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    Embu

    Embu French Moderator EU Coordinator

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    If one day Cataclysm Classic is announced, I sign up immediately. Would love to go back to good old times with my lvl20 rogue.
     
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    one could pray and hope. Given the way accounts work now, it’s feasible that veteran accounts might become baseline for a cata classic release? Who knows.
     
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    Embu

    Embu French Moderator EU Coordinator

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    Thank you everyone for participating!
     
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    f2p on eu started way earlier. bg's instapopped (as horde) as far as august 2011,and even there were few people with full boas ,3 at the time for f2ps:

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    follow my twitch to continue the level 20 legacy humantraffiker - Twitch also if you need runs for gear. HMU Alliance or Horde. 20's only and free to play bracket Hero's!
     
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    There is "French Moderator" under your photo/tag.
    Thats why I never joined the community. I though you are all french-talkers :D Are you?
     
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    Wait, you trust the French to actually do anything? Didn't like ... WW1 and WW2 teach us anything?
     
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    Embu

    Embu French Moderator EU Coordinator

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    WoW20 is both a EU and US community, not a French community

    But it's true that my first F2P community was a French-speaking community, back in 2011. It lasted until 2018-2019

    The "French Moderator" title was given by Conq on my profile. I've never removed it because when I joined XPOff, I was active as moderator. So I kept this title as memory
     
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    They talk French with Bulgarian accent my dear friend Kaloyan.
     
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    doumatjee Fastest gun in the west

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    Holy moly i am still here.

    I would share a few warstories but honestly im too lazy.
     
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    Alliance Skillpatch, Bandit gloves, pants, boots xmog, Tabard of Argent Crusade = every hunter/rogue xmog dream.
     

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