World of Warcraft: Classic

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I suspected something was up when the music leading into the countdown for the opening ceremony was the main Vanilla login music. Trailer was a pretty savy way to announce it too. Can't wait!
 

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PC Gamer has an article about this, This is how Blizzard plans to finally bring back Vanilla WoW servers | PC Gamer

Brack is clear that using modern server architecture doesn’t mean that these Classic servers will have the same features that current World of Warcraft does. There won’t be cross-realm servers or Looking For Raid and Dungeon Finder automatic party matchmaking. There’s still a lot of questions about how the team will tackle it, but Brack says they’re committed to recreating an authentic Vanilla World of Warcraft experience. "One of the tenets of Classic WoW is none of the cross-server realms and different [server] sharding options that we have available to us today. There’s a lot of desire on part of the community that this is something that they don’t want."

This endeavour is being undertaken by an entirely separate team at Blizzard from the one working on World of Warcraft and its next expansion. That’s great news for players who don’t care about revisiting the past but are much more interested in Warcraft’s future. "We’re going to hire people specifically for this job, and we’re going to staff it with people who are interested in bringing back Classic WoW in the best, most authentic way," Brack says. "And that’s how we’ll be successful."

It’s a big project, which is why Blizzard isn’t committing to a deadline and keeping the specifics close to the chest. "What we’re announcing is actually extremely limited. We’re only saying that we’re doing it, that we’re committed to creating and releasing Classic servers. It’s a larger endeavor than people might imagine, but that we’re committed to doing it and we’re excited."
 
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There won’t be cross-realm servers or Looking For Raid and Dungeon Finder automatic party matchmaking. There’s still a lot of questions about how the team will tackle it, but Brack says they’re committed to recreating an authentic Vanilla World of Warcraft experience. "One of the tenets of Classic WoW is none of the cross-server realms and different [server] sharding options that we have available to us today. There’s a lot of desire on part of the community that this is something that they don’t want."

Sold.

It'll still probably be stuck on 1.12 and lose a lot of the character that made it great in the first place (which involved stuff being broken), but that's enough.
 

Big Phoenix

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Have they said any eta? Sounds like this is a year away at the very least.

Or how the servers will be setup?
 

norp

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It's certainly going to be extremely niche, which is probably why they didn't do it sooner. Still it's nice to have the option to fuck around in vanilla for nostalgia alone.
 

BoozeCube

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I mean if these 3rd party shit servers gets 300k people I am sure classic will bring a decent number of them. I also think it will be something that will give interest to people who might get bored of tired between raids ect.
 

Lasch

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They'll get at least a year's subscription from me for finally making the bloody thing available. I'm sick of playing on emu servers with so much drama from the dev teams.

I think what will annoy people the most when they come back to vanilla will be quest mob scarcity/quest drops.
 
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I would agree that there clearly is a market for it and an interest for enough people to make it worth doing but I just don't see the rose colored glasses of vanilla. I enjoyed it but the game is a LOT better now and the classes are a LOT better than they were back then.
 
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I would agree that there clearly is a market for it and an interest for enough people to make it worth doing but I just don't see the rose colored glasses of vanilla. I enjoyed it but the game is a LOT better now and the classes are a LOT better than they were back then.
Minus the lack of diversity and having to run the same dungeon 4x for +gooder loot.
 
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I would come back to let my girlfriend try the game. I just want to re-experience the Stormwind based leveling path from 1-45. Elwynn->Westfall->Redridge->Duskwood->Stranglethorn is one of the best character leveling progressions in any MMO I've ever played. I don't care if its Vanilla or not I just want it PRE-CATACLYSM FUCK OVER.

Westfall was my favorite zone for feel and style. (Note I live in New England, it hits close to home) Cataclysm broke my heart by fucking the vibe of that zone up.