For some reason, the undead trolls of Eastern Plaguelands always interested, and also kind of spooked me. Finding this weird type of undead in this zone where, at first, they really looked out of place was one of the first times I actually checked out-of-game lore.
I started playing this game at the launch of cataclysm. I started as a gnome and was probably going to quit the game after hitting level 20 for the trial. For some reason (raptor pet) I decided to try a troll hunter... as soon as I logged in I was immediately hooked, I loved Zuni, I loved the accents, I loved the aesthetics. After that point I think 80% of my characters have been trolls, and I plan to make many of them into Zandalari upon their release. ToT in MoP was probably my favourite raid dungeon in all of wow, I loved the troll themes, dinomancy is awesome. I've run Zul Gurub and Aman hundreds of times just for various transmogs on each armor type and I can't wait for all the great new troll themed transmog potentials in BFA, which is a huge reason why I've returned to the game just recently after an extended hiatus.
My first roleplay character was a jungle troll and so it was my first memory of immersing myself in the game further. Talking with other trolls in the lovely voodoo environment of Echo Isles was amazing.
Favorite troll memory is Vol'jin's story throughout Pandaria to ascension to Warchief. I had read Shadows of the Horde novel and I first started making WoW my "main" game during Pandaria so it was amazing to see Vol'jin's role evolve through that book, the game, and of course the culmination at the end of Siege of Orgrimmar. So his death in Legion hit me very hard and part of me is still upset and baffled...I mean who leads the Darkspear now?
My favorite thing about the allied race is the new druid forms. I really wish I was horde, but I can't bring myself to leave.
Well, I guess this means we're never going to defeat the Zandalari for good. Not until we finally kick the Horde off Azeroth, anyway!
My favorite troll memory by far is Zul'gurub. My brother was a hardcore raider and I was an 9 year-old casual, but he had gotten sick with meningitis and would be in the hospital when his guild did their first run of ZG. So, he had me bring in his laptop and taught me everything there was to know about mages while he spoke over Teamspeak and I executed... well, to the best of my ability... his rotation. I was fascinated with the raid and the Troll architecture and it began my obsession with Troll lore as well as all Warcraft lore. I remember trying to find out who that 'Zandalar Tribe' was on Yojamba Isle and just diving deeper and deeper into their story and characters.Right after that raid I went home and made a Troll Mage and he's been my main ever since (as well as a Troll Monk after MoP came out). I'm super stoked to finally see the troll's homeland and help them out and finally recruit them to the Horde.Also, I can't forget the first time my brother and I saw the Gods of Zul'aman trailer... the chills at the end when Zul'jin says, "You wanna stay, you stay here forever... We gonna bury you here." Still one of the best lines in any cinematic.
ZG was my favorite raid for a long time, maybe still. It was exciting because it wasn't orange, because you could chose boss order, because you could mount up, and there was a boss that was practically designed for a druid tank. Plus cool mount drops. Oh, and dinosaurs! And remember the ZG sets? When paladins talked to the zandalari troll to get their set, he looked down on them, calling them "heathens".
I kinda have two favourite memories, one from War3. The Rise of the Horde campaign was always one of my favourites, introducing the Darkspear not as the savages like the Amani forest trolls of Warcraft 2, but as a more thoughtful group that used diplomacy and tact where possible. The campaign was a great playthrough and will always be one of my favourite parts of the RTS series.From WoW itself, my favourite in game memory was the retaking of the Echo Isles. It showed more of the lore than there had been before on the trolls and their spiritual practices, and it opened up new lore-based avenues that led to the revamp of Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman, and of course the MoP storyline. I can't wait to get to Zandalar, finally see the golden city in game (trying to avoid the spoilers and previews of the zone, so hopefully the first time will be even greater).
Old Zul'Aman was amazing. That was probably the only 10 man raid version that i actually really enjoyed. And i'll certainly race change to Zandalari. ZANDALAR FOREEEEEEEEEEEEEVA!
I will always remeber the old version of Zul Gurub. When there is was a reputation there and you had to kill bosses and gather "Coins of the Tribes" so you can get exalted. Some times we were going in the instance a party of 2 priests and 2 hunters (+pets), just to farm mobs and hoping to loot some coins. Counteless wipes and countless hours have been spend there, but we were happy after you got our coins.
So many things to choose, but UPRIGHT MALE TROLLS for sure is the winner for me.
No warbear for me sadly, helped countless guildmates get it but when it was my turn most of the good people had quit. Loved doing it tho and have no regrets.Best memory about trolls hmmm. Must be that they were there most of the expansions and always poses a threat. They must reproduce like hell because now matter how many you kill theres always more.
Though I mainly play as Alliance, Trolls are my favorite race in the game. I can't wait to make a Zandalari Troll Druid with all the new amazing reptilian forms! I'll probably make a Zandalari Troll Hunter too, for one can never have to many Hunters, LOL!
"Welcome, weaklings, to the rebirth of the Zandalari Empire! The tribes have assembled - ye face not one force, but the combined might of all of the troll empire! The hand of Zul will span all the continents of Azeroth once again! An ye lesser races will know pain! Now, witness the true might of the Beast Ward. D'akala di'chuka HORRIDON! Kalimaste!" Best quote in the Throne of Thunder.
I absolutely loved questing through Zul'Drak in WotLK. Seeing the trolls desperately trying tonight the Scourge but at the cost of sacrificing their Loa Gods. Though I was disappointed that we didn't ever get that raid....I am beyond excited to start playing a Zandalari druid! Those dinosaur forms are amazing!
Well one of my troll memories is when i first tried a run in the old vanilla zul'gurub. after doing mc and bwl, thinking that a 20 man raid would be a short walk in the park compared to the other raids... boy was i wrong. the fewer number of people makes each persons roll more important and the new trash there wiped us so much that it actually took double the time it took to finish any of the other big raids. but with all that, hakkar was an awesome boss and made it all worth it... plus zin'rokh two hander looks sweeeeeeeet.
Years ago when I was a kid I found troll village on isles off the coast of northern parts of stranglethorn. I felt so good about this, shared it with friend cause I was quite sure it was some kind of secret. Later I learned about thanks to this discovery about zandalari tribe and zul'gurub. Then I even rerolled my rogue to troll priest (read abour Rhastakan being priest and king of all trolls so wanted to be just like him :D ). Meeting with him as hero of my childhood will be best gift I could get from blizzard :) I regret to this day that I wasnt determined enough to farm reputation or mounts back then but still one of my fondest memories and lots of nostalgia :)
I really enjoyed Isle and Throne of Thunder in MOP. The story was amazing and will never forget how that Troll Tribe came to be. I hope to see more story about some of the old races too along with Allied Races. Would help explain why our races are still fighting for the cause,and how factions are tied into it. Also hoping for more Dino Mounts :)
My first horde character was a troll druid back in Cataclysm. I just loved the animations. In BfA, the Horde will be my main druid home once again. Just love the horde capital and all the new druid forms.