Great moments in PC gaming are bite-sized celebrations of some of our favorite gaming memories.

World of Warcraft

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Year: 2004
Developer: Blizzard

It’s funny what your mind chooses to remember. I barely recall a thing about what I was working on for my soon-to-be-abandoned PhD in the early months of 2005, but I recall the night of March 25 as though it were yesterday. Huddled on the side of a mountain in World of Warcraft’s Tainted Scar, my guild slew the newly spawned world boss Lord Kazzak for the first time on the Alleria server while many of the server’s players watched in awed dejection. Drunk on that victory, that same night we ventured into the lair of the dragon Onyxia and killed her for the first time as well. We were Risen, and that night we realized we were great. The evening kicked off a long tradition of scoring most of Alleria’s server-first boss kills that spanned a couple of years, and in time that momentum would land us a handful of world-firsts as well.

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