Why do YOU Twink?

Discussion in '19s (Vanilla)' started by Purfected, Apr 30, 2020.

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  1. Purfected

    Purfected Member

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    just curious to hear why you all like to make / play twinks in Classic WoW of warcraft

    Me personally, when I first entered a battleground at level 10 I remember there was 2 horde rogue twinks wearing savory delight costumes, and always increased in size from the bezerker buff going around murdering everybody. I thought they looked really cool so I started asking questions on how I could do that etc.

    So I created my first twink with the intentions of just winning battlegrounds while stomping noobs. But that got boring pretty quick. It became much more fun to try and beat the twinks on the enemy team.

    so basically the reasons I play twinks are:

    1. I like the gearing up process, and 19 twinks always had the coolest and most iconic look to me
    2. slower paced PvP
    3. competition vs other twinks and Winning those long battlegrounds against enemy twinks
    4. very enjoyable to just chill after work by logging on the twink to play casual pug games
     
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  2. Atax

    Atax Grandfathered

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    I first learned about twinking in Anarchy online maybe around 2002 or so, I'm super curious if anyone else played that. Twinking in that game was so much more involved in terms of getting gear, and really cool. I raided in WOW 2005 but eventually made three 19 hunters with two others that don't play anymore. They quit and honestly I was probably not going to play much longer until they announced battlegroups, which made me want to make CL to rep the server. My intention when making CL was to premade, our first premade was against Ruin(beast)'s guild, i think it ended up being like a 10v9 but everything about it was addicting. So that became the only reason I kept twinking. That and crushing rogue dreams that assumed 100% dodge would save them haha
     
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    Yes I remember my first premade, it was about an hour long game and my adrenaline was pumping like crazy

    It's also a big thrill to beat enemy twinks that you know are good in a evenly matched pug game
     
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  4. Slippypuddle

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    Twinking used to be a thing done by people who had exhausted all the content in a game and wanted a new self imposed challenge. Now with years of nonsensical development and bad loot systems the only way to get a satisfying gearing experience is twinking. The more "organic" balance of lower level PVP specs and abilities not being looked at by a team and tweaked constantly also led to a more defined and gameable meta then the constantly jostling patch swaps of 120 pvp. Ive tried out tons of MMOs over the years and even now either classic twinking or even retail f2p twinking still has a better loop of farm for bis/sidegrades< - >pvp with variety of abilities in BG/arena then most MMOs I have found. There is also the aspect that you aren't playing in the intended way and look for edges with exploits and misuses of game systems which adds another layer of gameplay. It is somewhat sad when twinking is more fun then the game all the effort and development time goes to but it ends up being the reality in a way. Hopefully shadowlands cements the practice as a fun and sustainable niche far into the future. It's sort of a unique thing that can only exist with a pile of unused depreciated content combined with the unintended consequences of retail patches.
     
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  5. Sponsor

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    I dont have time to raid and participate in the gear grind for 60s with my work schedule.

    I get home, queue up and get instant pvp. Feels my "need" to kill other players online.
     
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  6. Sybill

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    Most fun thing in WoW :)
     
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  7. Anexa

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    I made my rogue twink to destroy rogue twinks. Only issue is... there are more hunter twinks than rogues on Horde EU imo :rolleyes:

    it satisfy me to know that someone wasted 1000+ gold on a char and then make them feel useless. Same feeling whenever they're popping consumables and still fails or simply losing world buffs etc.

    To be honest, I don't really like the 19 bracket, but I've always wanted to be like a TBC twink from my battlegroup who was called Dimpsik-LaughingSkull (EU). Was an extraordinary rogue twink who destroyed everything in her way, like way out of everyone's league
     
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    Way back in the day I twinked to play with a friend after they showed me their super cool Paladin who could go up against the whole enemy team and run out alive with the horde flag! : )

    Now I twink because I enjoy the depth of gameplay: you can work on leadership, gear, buffers, jumps, anticipating enemy movement, personal combat skills, ect Most games simply don't have as many dimensions.

    That and not having to start over constantly, you have your character and you get to keep it : )
     
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  9. jwl

    jwl FC - Pagle

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    My older brother made me a 19 rogue back in TBC. Ever since, twinking has been my primary way to enjoy this game.
     
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    for the chicks ofc
     
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  11. Warlord Daboo

    Warlord Daboo 10-19 Coordinator 19s Coordinator Wãrlords of Warsong

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    I started in TBC too, was leveling a hunter they the end of vanilla and into TBC and somehow I came across Wrath of Norris, a 19 twink guild from Dragonmaw with lots of good players, like Hellsoldier, Booster, Longcut, Iggyxo(from Bleeding Hollow) I was addicted to PvP the second I played on that twink, barely ever did end game and when I did it was PvP lol. Those guys got me into twinking!
     
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  12. Purj

    Purj boomer shaman

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    A friend in high school told me about it. Made a hunter with just AH gear. Got owned by two actual twinks and started to look into it more. Learned more and more about gearing. Twinked literally every bracket in vanilla at one point in time.

    My original 19 hunter is now a 39 hunter. Fitting it will be back in the 19 bracket after the level squish. Sergeant rank bb.

    It became something I was actually good at. 29 druid in Vanilla, then 19 shaman for every other expansion is what I was best known for.

    I enjoyed the community. I've played in many great guilds. Played some intense premade.

    You fuckers are alright
     
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  13. Kadrak

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    Long before I twinked out, I was at capped level raiding and bging. But sometime in the tail end of pandaria, after helping a few f2p out I got really curious about how strong I could make a low level character. I fell in love and haven't really gone back, though out of everything I love about twinking, I think the most fun I get is when I find a genuine new player and run around the world with them for a bit, making that first impression and showing them even when under limitations, you can in fact be really strong.
     
  14. JustFine

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    being a twink irl at the time kinda pulled me in tbh.

    irl twink community less toxic
     
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    small peepee
     
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    cba lvling
     
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    Was pvping thru every bracket on my way to 60 and joined up with a guild and started raiding, figured it would be nice to have a toon that was off the gear treadmill so rolled an alt lock and half twinked him at 19, saw a few rogues and decided to fully twink one
     

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