I'd like to hear your first MMO experiences.
Here are some of mine, i remember them like it was yesterday.
WoW was my first MMO. I was ~11 years old and a huge Warcraft 3 fan. I went to a store in my city and saw WoW in a shelf.
Little me thought "Cool! I didn't knew Warcraft 3 isn't the newest strategy game by Blizzard!".
I took the huge game case (It was the 5 CD version with the huge game book with many drawings and informations about WoW) and saw the 3D graphics on the case. Damn, i was so hyped to play this shit. Didn't took a second look, didn't search for any other game. I went straight to the seller und bought it. It took nearly 6 hours to install the game on my old shitty computer!
After i installed it: You have to buy game time.
Me: But i don't have any money anymore, i spent everything for the game
My father went to my room and i explained it to him and was like "now i have to wait to the next month to play..". He didn't said anything. After 2 hours he came back with a game card that he bought the store. At this day i was probably the happiest little fucktard out there.
I started the game and made a orc warrior, because i loved the orcs in Warcraft 3.
I still have the quest in my mind, where you have to get Tazrill's (or smth like that) pickaxe out of the cave. It had a respawn time of at least 10 minutes and only one could take it. We waited with like 40 characters and everyone had fun because everyone was talking with each other.
When i left Durotar, i met a troll hunter infront of razorhill who knew the game already pretty good. He was a bit rude because i was a noob, but i loved to play with him. He explained everything for me. When we reached level 10, he got his pet. Damn, i would love to have a pet to.
"It's only for hunters" - "Give me a second!" - Deleted my orc warrior for no reason, created a troll hunter and send him a whisper message: "Hey, i'm back, i deleted my orc and created this char! Give me some time to level it to your level so we can continue our adventure".
After i reached level 10, we went from Razorhill to Orgrimmar. Damn was this city big. And there even was a auction house. Again, i was so hyped about this game! it was clearly the best game that i ever played.
After that, we went to Ratchet and did some quests for him. I know that my level was too low, but i wanted to play with him so i just followed him.
I had to go offline and after that i never met him again. :/
Now me, a underleveled troll hunter, was alone in Ratchet. I was scarred to go back to Orgrimmar, because i didn't knew what would happen if i would die. I don't know why, but i thought my character would be dead forever then. So i spent like 3 days in Ratchet asking people to give me some money so i can fly back to Orgrimmar. It was really hard to get some money from people on classic.. :D
Also a school friend of mine, who started several months later, asked NPCs multiple times how to log off and save his savegame/character. He never played a MMO before too. Next day he came very angry to school and said that the players of WoW are stupid because they never answer his questions..