It’s great when you help others and get something from it yourself in return. As an example, I’ve recently been helping a bunch of level 60 characters work through some of the Vanilla WoW content. It means that they get a chance to face Old World dungeons and 40-man raiding, with raids lasting a few hours rather than several days.
The guild Sixty on Steamwheedle Cartel-EU tend to organise most of them, as it’s only made up of characters on accounts without any of the expansions added. I’ve joined them on a few runs now and while the loot generally tends to go to those that need it, there are other benefits. One of them being able to get those old world reputations up to exalted. There’s also other things that can be gained from running old world dungeons, from completing quests to gaining completion achievements like Classic Raider.
Why four years? Shortly after patch 1.9 hit the servers, I joined a raiding guild called Lost Chapter. It was a leap into hardcore raiding, going from 3 nights a week to almost every night. Although I don’t play at that level any more, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I’ve since moved server and last I heard they’d gone to Doomhammer-EU, but I still look back on it with fond memories. Back at the time though, I’d never managed to get to exalted with the Brood of Nozdormu. Yesterday I finally put amends to that, hitting exalted and picking up the final Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight in the process.
So yay for helping out lowbies and yay for finally getting something thing finished.
Next up? Timbermaw Hold…