In that spirit of retro-pessimism or Retrimism, I have some screenshots from vanilla WoW. You know, the greatest time ever.
Here we have my shaman getting called a loot hogger for rolling need on a dagger he then proceeded to use for quite a while. I don't think I reported him for calling me a bitch, but I recall being a bit pissed off about being called a ninja for a perfectly legitimate roll. Uncontested, if I remember correctly.
Coming up next is the amazing interactive experience which is a vanilla paladin. See that bottom hotkey, fourth one over, with the ten over it? That's judgement, with a ten second cooldown, and that's all I have. At a higher level I could get repentance, which is like sap that can be used in combat, but back then only lasted ten seconds with a minute cooldown. Or maybe it was five. Pretty sweet, am I right? I planned to branch out into Holy, so that I could pick up Consecration, you know, that spell that was pretty handy for paladin tanking and AoE DPS in general since, it was an 11 point Holy spell. Holy Shock was the other controllable damage spell at it was up at 31 points.
This here is a pretty great moment. That's right, an epic staff. A really, really low drop rate epic staff. This story has a good ending, actually. Earlier in the run I'd passed on a staff to the priest in the group and he was really excited about it. He was very insistent that I take this staff, and I did, and I loved it. So that was pretty awesome. Oh, and that Scourgestone, that was how you got rep past revered, because mobs actually stopped giving rep after certain points, so I hoped you saved up. Even better, you couldn't even roll on it if you didn't have a particular trinket equipped, which actually wasn't such a bad trinket, but there was a tendency for there to be a sudden spike in roll competition after the first boss died and everyone remembered to equip them.
Actually it's just a bug while the mob was resetting, but it made me laugh.