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World of Warcraft "Classic"

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Blizzard sure has backpedalled from the infamous "You think you want it, but you really don't" Q&A.

I think ultimately people playing vanilla WoW FOR FREE on private servers will continue to do so (unless, of course, Blizzard is using this as an excuse to take sweeping legal action against private servers), either because 1).  Blizzard follows the Everquest model and simply timelocks content rather than actually emulating the classic game, or 2). No one plays it because it can take over 45 minutes to complete a kill quest in vanilla because of all the downtime, or 3). vanilla advocates realize that they in fact didn't really want it.  I'm currently playing on 2 different local LAN servers using the 2 best project databases (1 vanilla, 1 Wrath of the Lich King) and frankly, I enjoy WOTLK far more than vanilla.  

But I still maintain that the only reason Blizzard is doing this is to shut down vanilla emulator servers, because if those playing on EMUs aren't satisfied with the live product, they're not going to stick around.  And damned if today's WoW kewl dewd is going to put up with anything less than instant gratification and participation trophies.

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I dunno... it seems like it has a community that's going to keep it as it was in vanilla, at least initially.

Content is going to be released in six waves, so it looks like it could be an interesting experience to redo vanilla with everything I know now.

https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/classic-pvp-content-plan/146049

https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/classic-content-plan/120346

If it stays as it was then, the only way it's going to be easier is because we already know most of the instances and have good guides on them.

Either way, it'll be fun to go screw around as a Tauren this summer, and see the world unscrewed up.

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I played the original Warcraft RTS back when that first came out but I've never actually played even a second of WoW.

Somewhat considering giving classic a go if it means a relatively challenging landscape for a duo.

 

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35 minutes ago, Bohemond said:

I played the original Warcraft RTS back when that first came out but I've never actually played even a second of WoW.

Somewhat considering giving classic a go if it means a relatively challenging landscape for a duo.

There are going to be places where you need a group, and get ready to hike to every instance... and no flying.  Do NOT play on a PvP server if you don't want to deal with random ganking whenever you're in a contested zone as even a stealth class isn't going to help you there.

It was fun, it was challenging, and as they're not screwing up the content waves with the releases, it's going to be good for a while.

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