The Burning Crusade was the only expansion I actually went to a midnight release to pick up. Collectors Edition of course.
I started The Burning Crusade a few minutes after launch. I was still on Scilla in my guild Aint Neva Scared. I spent the first few hours dying to the Fel Reaver that patted around Hellfire Peninsula. This was when I started playing WoW with sound. Seriously, I died roughly thirty times by him. I still kill them when I see them in revenge.
I was at 70 pretty early on so I spent a lot of time waiting for guildies to catch up. I wasn’t a fan of alts back then.
Once we had enough members at 70 we started raiding. We had a lot of guild members, but we couldn’t fill a 10 man Karazhan raid. Myself and the “hardcore” raiders decided to move to a bigger server, so Aint Neva Scared moved over to Burning Blade. Within a few weeks the guild broke up and myself and a few raiders went to a 25 man guild. This was the only expansion when I considered myself a hardcore raider, racing against another guild to clear Black Temple first.
Sadly, that guild broke up near the end of the expansion and I ended up going back to Scilla and playing casually for the rest of the expansion, while rebuilding my old guild under different names. I still own most of the guild names as banks.
Jump Up Skellies
is made of candy
The Lament Configuration
and I finally got Aint Neva Scared back going into Wrath of the Lich King