I do not think I will like classic wow anymore.Sure, I have tons of good memory, but also the people changed and got used to new game mechanics.Back in the days you needed to form a group (5, 10, 15, 20 and 40 man) and travel to a dungeon.This could take hours. And in the dungeons, which were way more difficult, people needed to listen (Teamspeak, etc) and follow tactics with crowdcontrol and such. Players now like to steamroll through a dungeon in 15 minutes and back then it could take hours even without wipes. The spoiled new generations will not accept this, only the "old gamers" will be able to "step back" to this.Even I myself are such an old gamer. Been there, done that. And I do not think I'l like stepping back.I'll just hold on to my sweet memories.
Really looking forward to seeing this. But for me personally I hope they progress this into tbc and wotlk. That's what I miss. But will try Classic out for sure!
My personal idea of Vanilla is "every content mattered" . There weren't many quests, so you needed to be a completionist to actually get a lvl... every dungeon mattered even if they hadn't modes, because you needed to do the low lvl ones to lvl up and the higher lvl ones to actually get some gear. Professions mattered, because you needed them to upgrade gear (dungeon set quests) . And content never actually lost its significance. Whether you joined late or early vanilla, there weren't really catch-up methods.The dude speaks about his quest being trash. I disagree totally. The vanilla quests had some sense of mystery. The bloodstone quest in Hillsbrad for example was really nice and spooky or the talking head quest in silverpine. Now quests are mundane "they attack us, kill them" or "we attack them, kill them and destroy 3 cannons with weird name for each enemy". Additionally, I miss the times were quests had you sent to a different territory and travel back to another 3-4 times, like the trial quests in Thousand needles...
I don't think I'll be playing it but i'm curious to see what it will be like. If all the people that Always say that vanilla was the best are going to be satisfied and still stand by that opinion ;P
I dont like the 1-shoting either but going back to that #$%^ty gameplay.I remember I was lvl 55 , in Burning Steppes and I was getting ganked by a rogue as a feral druid , for lvling it worked but , man , for raiding , being forced to go resto.Nevertheless , I have to say I died in a stunlock.If I waited to trinket out of KS I had 2 or 3 seconds to do something before I got stunned again. No , I dont miss most of Vanilla had to offer.Now , questing is more fun , I dont have to travel across the world for 2k xp and then it sends me back for 500xp.What I do miss , however , are the honor points , the different gear.I dont miss the diference in gear , I do like the system that everything is normalized and it is reduced to skill and not to gear superiority like it was the case in so many battlegrounds and arena matches.I miss the days where having an intrerrupt it was available to few classes. Now nearly everyone have an intrerrupt.I dont miss the paladin - shaman availability.
In the name of Azeroth! The old Naxxramas will be back! I am gonna live this nightmare again.
Playing Legion with Vanilla in my head. I can't wait for classic servers to be released. I'm way too hyped
My premise : I like the Classic server plan a lot. I started playing semi-seriously in B.C., but I know well the Vanilla feelings and it was awesome. But...I have plenty of doubt about it.People tend to like games way more structurated than what Vanilla was.The gamers community is full of selfish and impatient people ( something that wasn't the case 10 years ago). It's a matter of generation.And to explain another doubt, a personal one, I'll give you an example.When I was 3 years old my fun was all about driving my trycicle. It was very funny and I have plenty of photos with me at it remembering how amazing it was.Anyway, I left it very soon, obviously. At 14 it was the time for my first motorcycle, at 18 my car and so on. I still love driving, but despite my trycicle having been my first "love" and where everything started, driving it at my age simply won't work.Same with Classic.It was VERY funny for me, the community was great, waiting 30 minutes outside Deadmines in order to make a group wasn't a problem, reaching the stone and summon everyone wasn't a problem, being broken in game wasn't a problem...you got the point. Not having all the commodities, amenities and diversity wasn't a problem.Now we know a better WoW. You can enjoy it even on a German server even if you don't know a word of it.That's why I will log in on a Classic server just for the sake of curiosity, nothing more.I miss the feelings, not the Vanilla state of things. And the feelings won't be back.
There are valid points in that interview. But, as a pointy ear guy once said "The needs of the many out weigh the needs of the few". And to grow, Blizzard needed to address those needs.WoW was my first MMO. And I was lucky enough to have a great person take me under his wing and really show me the ropes. Both in general and as Hunter. Because of that I built a really solid reputation on our server. I never had a problem with finding a group. Eventually I would have other Hunters whispering me asking for advice.There was definitely a feeling of Community in Vanilla. People would help one another. You could ask a question in General chat and not get your head bit off. Guilds worked together in all aspects.But let me be clear. Blizzard didn't kill that. The players did. Foul mouthed elitist. Pre pubescent children barely able to dress themselves telling others how to play. Crappy players with epeen issues. People who valued Ilevel over being good. This killed the community. Nothing else. Honestly, people who think that Vanilla servers will bring back the community feel are fooling themselves. The game was never the issue. You can never go home again.
I think the only part of the Vanilla experience they'll never be able to bring back is the "what does this boss do? I don't know, pull it and we'll see".But I hope they get everything else right.
I hope we all realize that the number of us who grew up playing the game in tbc or vanilla are adults now. We likely don’t have the amount of time that we used to have when the game was in that form. As kids and teenagers we were able to popularize the game because we were just that: kids and teenagers. I guarantee you will not feel that same sense of wonder and novelty that you did then either.My advice is to moderate your expectations, because just like anything else, if they’re too high, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
Yeah, seeing the same people everyday and talking to them everyday really tightened the bonds and friendships back then. Everyone knew who the best tank/healer/dps was, you didnt have to check logs. xD And you could become infamous also pretty quickly. I remember my old raid leader back in the day. The screaming that he did could wake up the dead.. Couple of months later, no one wanted to raid with the dude. #reroll
i want try play with classic wow but i know i would play not long
Classic is going to be work. And fun!
IMO: Classic will be a massive failure - people have nostalgia but forget how bad it is compared to the game today. It will bleed some people from the main game (hitting the economy and popularity) while offering a worse experience. I'm not even sure they can do a mixed approach - adding quality of life items to the classic game - without hitting the nerve of the purists who don't want any of it - and they will be vocal even if they represent a super tiny portion of the userbase. And the amount of money it costs Bliz to run these will run against how many truly enjoy it - it will not be cost-effective. As such, overall, there will just be massive disappointment and complaining. Eventually it will be deleted as a failed experiment.I was in the beta pre-launch of the game and stayed through BC - I returned in MoP and then WoD/Legion I see the improvements as outstanding; to retro those out is a mistake. At least I can just ignore it and hope that the current game doesn't get a hit.
can't wait to revive the experience :D