Just over ten years ago, I decided that I wanted to start playing World of Warcraft. This was in March of 2006, shortly after the Ahn’Qiraj event and about a year before Burning Crusade.
My wife insisted that she had to play as well. Soon afterward, my two brothers and my sister-in-law subscribed. This gave us a full 5-man group with my wife as healer and my youngest brother as tank. We went into the game intending on just questing and playing 5-man content together as a family. There was no thought of raiding or pvp or anything else.
At the time, my three children were ages 9, 3, and 2.
A new expansion is coming. My guild has pretty much fallen apart, and I don’t expect many of them to come back for Legion. I still play, but only solo content and the occasional LFG dungeon.
This summer, my wife is going to resubscribe. My two older children have accounts and will have max level characters by August. Thus, we have the makings of a 5-man family group once again. My youngest doesn’t play, so we’ll have to fill that 5th spot from outside the family.
And so things come full circle. I am going into Legion with no anticipation of raiding or playing max level content. I am looking to quest and play 5-man content with my family. And I am content with that.