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I'll be honest: most of my first two years of play---all of Vanilla and a good portion of BC---were spent trekking around aimlessly. There was adventure and mystique around every corner, sheathed in the quest dialogue dished out by NPC after NPC. And I couldn't get enough. I was a badass warlock, with half my points scattered in the Destruction tree and the other half in Affliction. I took pride in the fact that my spec was listed as "hybrid," even if I was playing it wrong. Reminiscing about the first toon I rolled got me thinking: how many players remember their first epic drop?
Because I do.
Scholomance was my favorite instance hands-down prior to its revamp for MoP: its size and layout appealed to me; the fact you had to bring a competent rogue to get inside if no one in your party had a key made it all the more alluring; and the story surrounding grabbed you, even if at the time I only had an inkling about what the heck it all meant.
I was in one of these Scholo runs with a group of strangers. We faced Ras Frostwhisper before heading onto the last leg of the dungeon, and to my sheer amazement, Alanna's Embrace dropped. It was the first epic item I saw firsthand in the game, and its name in the tooltip was the sexiest shade of purple I'd ever laid my eyes on.
This resulted in a guild invite into what I later learned was a fairly established raiding guild. The entire World of Warcraft got a lot bigger for me in that afternoon. I learned there was a lot more game to experience if I so desired, and what's more important, I'd have a lot more fun exploring if I was able to find a group of folks to share the experience with.
How about you---do you remember your first epic drop and what it meant to you?