With the fourth anniversary approaching I'd say it's time we have a recap of the events that have changed this game ever since it was released under Perfect World Entertainment. I laid out a few of them from the first year already, but I'll leave it up to you people to post the rest so we can get a bit of discussing going on.
Do you remember when:
-Closed beta started?
-There was no auto-path
-People were outraged at the $1 = 1 gold rates
-Holding back your damage in order to not take aggro was considered a vital skill?
-Charms were more cost-effective to use than potions?
-There were Guardian Angels instead of Guardian Scrolls?
-Krimson and Jewels were the big baddies?
-Encountering an Increased (Magic) Defense mob was a nightmare for anyone but clerics and venomancers?
-Venomancers were the bandwagon class (much like sins are now)?
-Your ultimate skills were something to look forward to?
-Sets of fireworks cost about 25 to 50 silver in the boutique?
-The Ancestral Kirin was considered the most epic mount?
-The website looked like this
-Having an alt was fairly uncommon due to all the quests you would have to go through?
-The maximum zoom-out distance was about half of what it is now?
-You needed to lure dungeon mobs one by one?
-You needed a venomancer to do said luring?
-Teleacoustics were expensive?
-Tomes were incredibly rare?
-People did FBs for the EXP and reputation?
-The only way to get Mysterious Chips was from the Cube of Fate (roughly 40 a day)?
-Getting your TT60 weapon was an amazing achievement?
-The first expansion
-Everything in said expansion being too high level for 99.9% of the playerbase (world bosses, warsoul weapons, chrono maps. third fairy...)?
-World bosses took a lot of coordination and manpower to take down
-Apocalypse Pages were a valuable drop from FB89?
-People would only take experienced players into Rebirth?
-People did Rebirth Orders other than Delta?
-Deciding whether to go demon or sage was usually done in your mid 80's and not before you even made your character?
-The second expansion
-61+LP genies almost didn't exist (there were only a handful of level 90+ and xp/sp was hard to get)?
-Thunderstorm did amazing damage (according to old standards)?
-Holy Path would affect your entire squad?
-The first anniversary?
Well, do you?