Patch day was Friday
Then all the hotfixes would occur after/during the weekends raids, and the addon developers wouldn’t be able to catch up.
(Actually, back in the “good old days”, patches and downtime were often early morning U.S. time on a Friday. Unfortunately this was prime Oceanic raiding/instancing time. Thank god for Tuesday maintenance).
They nerfed toons to increase difficulty
Why make the bosses harder when they could just reduce your power by one level each patch.
Would Naxx 25 be hard enough with Deadmines powered toons?
They removed mods
So everyone had to use the default UI. Sure, some people wouldn’t care, but do you think the forums would handle the QQ load from the rest of us?
Glider was not just legal, but a part of the default installation.
Rather than spending time learning a raid, you would spend time coding Glider so it play frogger.
Gnomes were 10 tall
And kicked Taurens around the battle grounds, but couldn’t fit through the doors of Ironforge any more.
A cure was found for Gnomeregan…
but Darnassus became so diseased the Elves moved in with the Gnomes.
The attacks to your enemy caused the same amount of damage to yourself
One for one. Only the strong would survive, and not for long.
Death after level 79 was permanent.
You’d stand still in the “flame wreath” then, wouldn’t you?
Hunter weapons become blocked and backfired
Leaving a big hold in their face, and a hole in your raid.
Causing random spell effects. Polymorph main tank, living bomb on the healers etc.
A missed attack/heal still hit, but just didn’t hit your original target.
Heal the boss anyone?
Pyroblast to the back of the healers head?
Durability damage was permanent
So you were constantly raiding, grinding and crafting to maintain, let alone improve your gear.
It would keep crafters employed, but everyone broke.
Polymorph was permanent
Fancy tanking as a sheep, healing as a Penguin or dps’ing like a pig?
Some factions swapped sides
One day you logged on to find the Forsaken had joined the Alliance and the Night Elves had made peace with the Blood Elves
Your toon knocked on YOUR door one day with the intention of making you do a ghost run.
How many times have you needlessly killed your toon?
What if it came seeking revenge?
What if it formed a raid and laid waste to your neighborhood?
You woke up one day as your toon
How would you explain that to your boss?
(high pitched voice) Sorry boss, I can’t come in today, I am feeling a little short and Arcane.
(deep voice) Mooooo, Sorry boss, but Mooooo, I need the day to graze.
Warlock’s demons enslaved the Warlocks.
Then cackling with glee, sacrificed the Warlocks for a 10 minute buff.
The damage your toon experienced, you experiences too.
Not just vibrating feedback, but bloody, burning, curse and disease ridden feedback.
Gnomer and Out!
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