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Blizzard announced "Classic" World of Warcraft

Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by Lacrymas, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Title.



    I don't know what to say. While I won't be playing it because WoW is shit, I'm still surprised they "caved in".
     
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  2. Wulfstand Prophet

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    See you there.
     
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  3. Jokzore Savant

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    I remember my time in WoW of yore quite fondly, but would I have fun playing it now? Not a chance, its just nostalgia glasses.
     
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  4. Nathir Learned

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    Interesting. Not giving Blizzard any more money though.
     
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  5. Reapa Doom Preacher

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    whait what?
     
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  6. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    After all what they've done, if people are not braindead, they will keep supporting the unofficial servers.
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    http://www.pcgamer.com/this-is-how-blizzard-plans-to-finally-bring-back-vanilla-wow-servers/

    Well, they sound determined.
     
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  8. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    I had a lot of fun on Nostalrius so this will be even better since I don't have to set up an emotional barrier due to the inevitable fate of the unofficial server being shut down at the drop of a hat, which is exactly what happened.
     
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  9. jarmaro Arbiter

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    People will choose original quality and knowledge that they won't lose anything over some drama or law problems every time.
     
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  10. Wulfstand Prophet

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    Pretty much. Private servers on suicide watch. Only thing keeping tbc and onwards servers from closing down is that it'll probably take a while till Blizz decide to launch Wrath servers.
     
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  11. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    I'm assuming they aren't getting rid of the monthly fees from this, but i suppose people aren't going to give a shit. RIP private servers.
     
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  12. shihonage You see: shelter. Patron

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    This is gonna take 3 years. See you on Light's Hope.
     
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  13. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    Private classic wow servers btfo, I guess.
     
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  14. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    I wonder what the reaction would be like if Blizzard revealed this is basically the old idea of pristine realms, under a new title, they toyed with back when people started clamoring for official vanilla servers.

    We'll also see who actually wants vanilla WoW and who's just freeloading on private servers.
     
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  15. cvv Arcane Patron

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    I don't know much about WoW but I came here to ask why the fuck is everyone talking about it and why would anyone want to revert back to the state of the game in 2003.
     
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  16. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    Vanilla WoW > all other WoWs.
     
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  17. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Would have to see details on how they'll set things up. Wondering if they'll charge people for a 'Classic' expansion. Here's something they have no control over: the online community is ten times worse than what is was 13+ years ago when WoW launched.
     
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  18. Siveon Bot Patron

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    Why? I've never really played WoW, but I'm genuinely curious what changed so much to make it worse.
     
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  19. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    - Leveling took longer.
    - Item drops were more meaningful.
    - 5 mans were serious business.
    - People's behavior was far superior on the internet in 2003-2004 than it is now in 2017.
    - No CRZ/server hopping made for stronger server communities.
    - Crafting/trade chat was meaningful.

    The easier they made things the more the game fell apart.
     
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  20. Manjuice Nutella Arcane

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    It's too stretched out and simple, also a clusterfuck (Molten Core? Windfury Shamans with no resilience?)

    I was under the impression that people love WOTLK the most, and if it's too BSB for you there's Burning Crusade, which was way more sensible and better in so many ways.
     
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  21. Ellef Deplorable

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    Everything was worse after vanilla, some just less worse than others. I imagine this classic server will have a bunch of 'modern improvements' rendering the whole thing useless.
     
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  22. Lacrymas Arcane

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    TBC was better than vanilla, no idea what you are smoking. Prepare to log in almost every day for Ony/MC/BWL/ZG/AQ20/40 rotations for over a year and a half until you don't want to see those color schemes ever again. And that's assuming you don't farm for consumables. The content is ridiculously easy, so all you are doing is mechanically going through the motions, but also eating your time that is better spent in other pursuits.
     
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  23. Ellef Deplorable

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    All the content is easy once you learn youtube it for long enough with super duper gear. TBC was the next best and everything else is complete waste of time afterwards.
     
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  24. Kev Inkline Arcane

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    I have never played any WoW, not even a mnute. I can explain, I was quite young when it came out (in my late twenties).

    Is it any good?
     
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