I have no idea how it started or who used the hash tag #iwasanoob the first time that day, but on Friday, Oct. 28, my Twitter feed blew up with hilarious confessions of World of Warcraft noobiness. And these weren’t just tweets from players who are currently new to the game; some of the biggest names in the WoW community were sharing tales of foolishness and folly. I happened to be out of town that day and had nothing but my phone for internet access, so the #iwasanoob ball had been rolling for approximately 1 hour before I noticed it. But once I did discover the hashtag was trending, I knew right away I needed to try and preserve some of the fun.

You guys, I USED A PEN AND PAPER AND WROTE A BUNCH OF THOSE TWEETS DOWN. PHYSICALLY. WROTE. THEM. DOWN. My hand was cramping up so bad by the time I got the .. first one written out. But I pushed on, I hung in there. I was so proud of myself. I had limited resources, yet I tried my damnedest to capture as much of the fun as I could. Would you believe I wrote down a little over 300 tweets before I finally stopped? I did it all for you internet. I wanted to preserve the fun and post them all here to live on forever. But finally, the reality of what I was doing and how it was completely pointless began to sink in as more and more tweets hashtagged #iwasanoob just kept on rolling by. I was never gonna be able to keep up. And I was running out of paper, patience, and the ability to grip my pen.

So yeah, last Friday was the most awesome trending I had ever witnessed on Twitter. I had all these sweet visions of typing up the ones I had copied down and compiling them into an epic blog post to share with the community. People would love me and be amazed that I had the foresight to do such an amazing thing. Until I realized that not only was I fighting a losing battle, but an unnecessary one. As I’m sure you are all already aware of, you can just go to Twitter.com and search for #iwasanoob and look through them there.

But since I did go through all the trouble, I am going to share some of my favorites from Friday afternoon here. In random order.

WoWInsider – I didn’t know about bandages until level 50. #iWasANoob

xvkarbear – I didn’t know about autorun until level 80. #iWasANoob

peapod82 – @WoWInsider I didn’t know when mailing that you could just right click to attach an item(s). 3 yrs later I figured it out! #iWasANoob

Meadhbh – I thought you used the soulstone on someone after they were dead. #IWasANoob

hutchzillious – Didnt spend a talent point till I was lvl34 on my first toon (warlock) #iwasanoob

madsushi – @WoWInsider I bought +1 to healing bracers because I thought they were +1 skills, like in Diablo 2. #iWasANoob

HipsterAssassin – @WoWInsider Spent 25 levels of my first toon in WoW looking at the ground cuz I didn’t know to click and drag to move the camera #iwasanoob

mbuhtz – @WowInsider Until I was in the mid-40s, I thought hunters were supposed to melee with their pets. #iWasANoob

ryanfesko – I didn’t know you could start over with talents, so I deleted 2 lv 30 paladins before sticking with my Ret. #IWasANoob

EmberDione – I thought you could only cast spells from your spec. So my fire mage didn’t train a single frost spell. #iWasANoob

edeesis – I didn’t know that you could eat food to regen your health faster til mid 30s. (I was a Warrior) there was a lot of time sitting. #IWasANoob

Druidis4fite – I died in a campfire and was so confused I cried. #IWasaNOOB

MarcoBratovich – I used to take off my plate armor before swimming not to sink to death… #iWasANoob

Secretbrew – I didn’t know about talent points and trainers until I was level 20. I couldn’t understand why the game was so hard. #IWasaNOOB

JustAlethiar – I had no idea how to use the auction house until I was over level 50. I just vendored everything 😦 #IWasaNOOB

Locktart – I thought banish would dismiss my demons #iwasanoob

Alynndra – I thought I needed to tame a new pet every level.. didn’t realize that pets had their own xp bar back then #iWasANoob

_Reliq – I levelled to 80 on my Paladin with 6 and 8-slot bags. I must have thrown out hundreds of gold worth of drops. #iwasanoob

stoppableforce – I deleted my first character because I was soloing elite mobs outside WC for leather mats and didn’t understand why I kept dying. #iwasanoob

MikeFoxWoW – On my first hunter, in a dungeon, and the tank asked me to turn off growl. I asked ‘What’s Growl?’ I had not even trained on it.#iwasanoob

Baybdoli – I didn’t know I could vendor items in my bag. I spent 25 levels destroying them to make room. #iwasanoob

Dub_stomp – I once tried to whisper zapetta the zepplin master and ask where and what a zepplin was. #IWasANoob

WoWMiri – After playing WoW for a year, I rolled an alt and fell off a building (no surprise here). I asked the mage for a rez. #Iwasanoob

Ari_Says – I leveled balance in TBC and I would stand there and beat mobs with my 2H axe for 5 min before they died. #Iwasanoob

YoBemis – I didn’t know you could eat and drink at the same time until about 2 years ago. #iwasanoob

_Rades – Tried to get to Undercity from Silvermoon through the Plaguelands. At level 11. #iwasanoob

theredworm – I got 1 gold for signing a guild charter, I wanted to stay guildless so I could keep making sweet money just signing charters #iwasanoob

SG_Fred – Used Chain Lightning to start a pull to “help” the tank. #iWasANoob

karethdreams – I didn’t realize there was a boat in Dark Shore & ran through Azshara because it looked like a logical place for a port #iwasanoob

KissMyAlas – Any time I saw a whole area of level 10 mobs all dead, I assumed a leet 60 had just rolled through. #iwasanoob

Sian_Mererid – I right-clicked a flightmaster in a neutral zone,assuming they were all friendly…I was Horde, he was Ally, I was dead. #iwasanoob

Gazimoff – I didn’t spend my first talent point until level 35 #iwasanoob

Achloryn – I legitimately looked for items with higher armor first…… on my mage #Iwasanoob

Meadhbh – I thought you used the soulstone on someone after they were dead. #IWasANoob

geekgirlinky – After failing in Blackrock Depths, everyone dropped group as I was coming back from the gy. I couldn’t find the instance. #iwasanoob

Maeyam – I swam all the way from Barrens to Tanaris, cause I didn’t know where the passage was in Thousand Needles. (no joke) #iwasanoob

KissMyAlas – Fishing stressed me out. I was afraid I’d miss clicking the bobber and have to wait hours for another bite. #iwasanoob

Rioriel – I didn’t know how to dive underwater and swim down until well in the 60s. #iwasanoob My DPS is significantly lower than @_Ritual’s #istillam

Thyanel – I didn’t realize you could level professions past 75 skill points. #iwasanoob

ValenDPower – In my first dungeon run… I had my pet pull aggro from the tank… I didnt want the tank to get hit! #iWasANoob

lunulate – I used to log out in the area I was doing quests in because I thought it was the only way to save my progress. #IWasANoob

sprackraptor – At level 20, I saw a bunch of Alliance raiding Thunder Bluff, and tried to help. #iwasanoob

sillermoon – E’s friend logged in on their lvl 60 & donated 2 gold to each of us. We thought he was SO generous #iwasanoob

_Rades – Used Gnomeregan teleport in Booty Bay out of curiosity, died, rezzed in Dun Morogh graveyard. Ran back to Horde territory.#iwasanoob

gotowell – I got SO LOST in Undercity the first time I was there, I waited a half hour remaining on my hearth cooldown. To go back to Brill. #Iwasanoob

Druidis4fite – I failed the Thunder Bluff Elevator Boss. #Iwasanoob

jaedia – I drowned as an Undead Warlock. #IWasANoob

Achloryn – i’m pretty sure it took me till level 40 to figure out I could use my right mouse button to dive underwater. #iwasanoob

justanna – I tamed a new pet every 5 levels because I couldn’t figure out how to teach them new skills #iwasanoob #waybackinvanilla

esalgado90 – I sold all my armor to get the last bit of gold I needed for my lvl 40 mount back in vanilla #iWasANoob

melme – I heard gathering professions were a good way to make money, so I picked up two and happily vendored everything. #iwasanoob

Lyraat – #iwasanoob I spammed Escape Artist my gnome warr and wondered why it wouldnt work when I wanted it to. “Why is the icon dark?”

karethdreams – I thought I had to equip my skinning knife to skin an animal #iwasanoob

MostlyBlissful – Back in vanilla, when I first started out, I thought the spider cave in the back of night elf starting zone was an instance. #iwasanoob

EmberDione – I couldn’t find a new leveling zone, so I just grinded from 56-60 in Winterspring. #iwasanoob

Jezriyah – I didn’t learn how BC pet training worked until Outland. My level 60 scorpid had Growl 1. #iwasanoob

Esoth – I thought melee weapons were more important because you only got one or two shots before the mob got to melee range anyway #iwasanoob

_Rades – First attempted pet tame: Giraffe. Crushing disappointment. Second attempt: Zhevra. I almost deleted the hunter right there. #iwasanoob

Kotakh – @Achloryn @ILikeBubbles @KissMyAlas I remember Mangling my way to lvl 70. Mangle spam ftw in my first Kara lol #iwasanoob

DruidMain – I only specced balance because I didn’t know there were tabs for other talent trees on the talent window #iwasanoob

Comments on: "Fun With Twitter: #iwasanoob" (3)

  1. “DruidMain – I only specced balance because I didn’t know there were tabs for other talent trees on the talent window #iwasanoob”

    I did that! I was a discipline priest… uh… when discipline totally sucked… because that was the first tab, dammit.

    OK, maybe it wasn’t a bad thing that they revamped the talent tree interface…

  2. […] I may have missed out on the #iwasanoob twitter hashtag, but Elfi didn’t, and carefully transcribed many tweets for your enjoyment! […]

  3. LOL that was a funny day =) lots of them made me laugh

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