When I first joined the Flowers of Happiness, very late in the game, I'd missed so much, but I didn't know it yet. I spent my first weekend in WoW getting all my flightlinks. I was more interested in exploring than doing what the developers intended, finding yellow question marks.
I joined FoH right away. I mean, I came to Frostwolf because Flowers were there. I'd recently (in biblical terms) read the picture stories and begun lurking the forums, but I was no more prepared than a teabag could be for the hotness of the water, despite knowing that it was my destiny to be dunked.
That entire weekend, and I stayed up late and got up early, I ran through a black and white world while reading green text... lots and lots of green text... an amazing quantity of green text. The text flowed across my screen like a waterfall as I ran and reran to res at my tombstone, over and over again. It wasn't what I expected. To be honest, I expected deep humor from FoH, 24x7, but I was happy with the comfort of the endlessly scrolling spam wars. I was content with the poop rocket.
It went on for days and days until it became the white noise I needed to truly block out everything else, to achieve inner peace. It was my Aum.
I'm told in the most recent patch that Blizzard has gone to extensive lengths to implement chat throttling. When I heard this I felt something... something not so happy I guess. Not only were my first memories of FoH filled with skyscrapers of spam, but many recent laughs have spawned from it, like Woodshelf's LFG channel server crashes and the subsequent rage.
If this news of chat-throttling is true, this may be the last days of the poop rocket in WoW. Not the most significant or most creative child to be ejected from FoH, for sure, but one I'll miss. No to worry, chat-throttling isn't something you have to worry about in most games, but if you still have the urge left in you to poop-rocket WoW, best do it now.