I started playing World of Warcraft during the summer of 2008, and about an hour after logging onto my first character, I met some players who were talking about the gear they got ages ago from Karazhan and how much fun they had in the Sunwell. As someone who just joined, I was lost and confused to what they were talking about, but it sounded, well, insanely awesome. They said when I got to level 20, they would help me with a Deadmines run on their alts.
Fast-forward about 10 days, and I'm running my first instance with them. I remember entering the Ironclad Cove and being just in awe over the ship, the massive size, the insane mobs running after us after our hunter pulled on accident. It fun talking to people while playing, giving each other feedback and support.
Move to 2010, and I finally was able to accomplish my first raid, The Black Temple. It felt so nice downing a boss after all the hard work and socializing with my fellow guildies. Even now, the place offers some nostalgia and is one of my favorite instances, along with the Deadmines.
What are some of your favorite instances? Is it the challenge, the loot, the atmosphere, the memories or something else that makes you love that place?