Classic Servers Announcement - World of Warcraft Game Trailer

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  • GnogGnog Member CommonPosts: 7

    DMKano said:

    For anyone expecting this to be 100% authentic vanilla WoW - you are going to be in for a rude awakening.



    This will be Blizzards version of what they deem "classic" so set your expectations straight



    Maybe. And I suppose we should assume they'll get it wrong. They're the ones who took Vanilla away, after all.
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  • CelciusCelcius Member UncommonPosts: 1,143
    Gnog said:

    DMKano said:

    For anyone expecting this to be 100% authentic vanilla WoW - you are going to be in for a rude awakening.



    This will be Blizzards version of what they deem "classic" so set your expectations straight



    Maybe. And I suppose we should assume they'll get it wrong. They're the ones who took Vanilla away, after all.
    Yeah, heaven forbid they move forward with the game. 
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,799
    edited November 5
    Celcius said:
    Gnog said:

    DMKano said:

    For anyone expecting this to be 100% authentic vanilla WoW - you are going to be in for a rude awakening.



    This will be Blizzards version of what they deem "classic" so set your expectations straight



    Maybe. And I suppose we should assume they'll get it wrong. They're the ones who took Vanilla away, after all.
    Yeah, heaven forbid they move forward with the game. 
    Lol they have been and are continuing to do so.  What are you talking about?  You seem to be more salty than skeptical.
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  • NildenNilden Canada, NBMember RarePosts: 2,265
    Celcius said:
    Gnog said:

    DMKano said:

    For anyone expecting this to be 100% authentic vanilla WoW - you are going to be in for a rude awakening.



    This will be Blizzards version of what they deem "classic" so set your expectations straight



    Maybe. And I suppose we should assume they'll get it wrong. They're the ones who took Vanilla away, after all.
    Yeah, heaven forbid they move forward with the game. 
    Is there anything wrong with wanting to play the classic version?

    I mean what if people said the only reason I wanted to play Super Mario Bros was because of nostalgia or because I could get it for free with an emulator? Does Super Mario Bros 3 somehow invalidate it or how about Super Mario Odyssey?

    I enjoy the game. Stop hating bros.
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  • CelciusCelcius Member UncommonPosts: 1,143
    edited November 5
    Personally I am salty. I don't care. I think people who want Vanilla servers don't actually realize it is not want they want in the long term. The reality is closer to them wanting to play a game that simply does not exist anymore and will not exist since that was also a moment in time that does not exist anymore. Does not matter if they reproduce the same content that was in the game, everything else has changed. Games are just...better now. Skepticism would imply that I have some doubt, and that  I am still somewhat leaning towards maybe it will be okay. I am 110% sure that it won't be and that  people won't get what they want; then continue to whine about it while they play on illegal servers. 

    I would rather they spend the money on going after all the private servers ;P 
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,799
    Celcius said:
    Personally I am salty. I don't care. I think people who want Vanilla servers don't actually realize it is not want they want in the long term. The reality is closer to them wanting to play a game that simply does not exist anymore and will not exist since that was also a moment in time that does not exist anymore. Does not matter if they reproduce the same content that was in the game, everything else has changed. Games are just...better now. 
    Your first mistake was attempting to tell others what they like.
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  • CelciusCelcius Member UncommonPosts: 1,143
    edited November 5
    That would be a mistake if I was wrong. Which I am not. Rose tinted glasses are clouding people's vision. 
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  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALMember RarePosts: 2,009
    Celcius said:
    Celcius said:
    Ashlura said:
    Too late.
    Judging by the excitement of this, I hardly doubt it is too late. Not that I don't think it will be any less of a complete bomb after everyone takes off the rose-tinted glasses, but I always thought that.

    Now is just the test to see if these people who claim they want a vanilla WoW server will put their money where there mouth is. 
    They will even the throw back servers for EQ do very well and they are p2p also. In fact they have the biggest populations of almost all the servers. Judging from the response on this Blizzard will need at least a few servers IMO.
    There is a HUGE difference here. WoW is making a Vanilla server. As in, no expansions. This is not a progression server. The draw of the Everquest progression servers is restarting from the beginning, not being forever in that time period. Not to mention that Everquest is a pretty low population game these days. WoW is still the top dog MMO by a long shot. They aren't doing this because they are scraping the bottom of the barrel to get as many old customers back as they can. They are doing this because if you whine loud enough you generally get what you want. (Sadly) They are also doing this because they can do it without having any impact whatsoever on modern day WoW by hiring a new (small) team for this,ect. 

    The reason I say it is not too late is more because it was never something that should have happened / should happen to start. I fully expect this to last a very short period of time. People don't keep playing when they run out of content to play. This is not something that will be provided ongoing support short of bug fixes. This is something that will simply "exist" and anyone expecting something like expansions to come out, seasons of it,resets,ect is in for a very rude awakening. 
    If this is popular enough there is no telling what blizzard will do. I could care less as I won't be playing but judging from my personal experience with people I know wanting it and all the hype I have seen "almost all positive from the fans" on every site. This seems it will do well.
  • CelciusCelcius Member UncommonPosts: 1,143
    edited November 5
    No Man Sky had a lot of hype going into it as well ;) There is also PLENTY of negativity towards it. Look at this thread. Look at comments other then ones who agree with you. Look at the thread with over 50k posts on reddit. 
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,799
    edited November 5
    Celcius said:
    No Man Sky had a lot of hype going into it as well ;) 
    Ahh, so you're banking on Blizzard completely misleading their player base into what they plan on releasing, right up until they actually release it, to prove you're right.

    You'll have to excuse some of us if we don't put a lot of faith in that position.
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  • CelciusCelcius Member UncommonPosts: 1,143
    Celcius said:
    No Man Sky had a lot of hype going into it as well ;) 
    Ahh, so you're banking on Blizzard completely misleading their player base into what they plan on releasing, right up until they actually release it, to prove you're right.

    You'll have to excuse some of us if we don't put a lot of faith in that position.
    No, I am banking on players drawing conclusions and creating their own expectations ;) 
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  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALMember RarePosts: 2,009
    edited November 5
    Celcius said:
    Personally I am salty. I don't care. I think people who want Vanilla servers don't actually realize it is not want they want in the long term. The reality is closer to them wanting to play a game that simply does not exist anymore and will not exist since that was also a moment in time that does not exist anymore. Does not matter if they reproduce the same content that was in the game, everything else has changed. Games are just...better now. 
    Your first mistake was attempting to tell others what they like.
    I love it when people use the rose tinted glasses bs as if just saying it makes it true and as if people really like what they don't like because it's what? newer? lol Why can't I make you see what you like sucks or whatever. 
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,799
    Celcius said:
    Celcius said:
    No Man Sky had a lot of hype going into it as well ;) 
    Ahh, so you're banking on Blizzard completely misleading their player base into what they plan on releasing, right up until they actually release it, to prove you're right.

    You'll have to excuse some of us if we don't put a lot of faith in that position.
    No, I am banking on players drawing conclusions and creating their own expectations ;) 
    I understand that perspective.  Players always do.  But, Blizzard will likely communicate planned specifics as soon as they have them nailed down.  It's not really comparable to the NMS situation (at least, yet).
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  • GnogGnog Member CommonPosts: 7
    Celcius said:
    That would be a mistake if I was wrong. Which I am not. Rose tinted glasses are clouding people's vision. 
    You realize there are more than 100,000 active accounts on a single private Vanilla server, with players who continue to play Vanilla to this day . . .  It's a different game than modern WoW, and some of us prefer the classic version.  Like so many others, I played Vanilla WoW for years and still didn't finish everything I wanted to finish.  There are still classes I would have liked to play.  There is at least 2 years of content for me just in Vanilla, and another year or two in TBC.  By contrast, I find the current version of WoW completely unplayable.  I unsubscribed and will not re-subscribe until Classic is released.  You should consider the possibility that other human beings have different thoughts than the ones you have when presented with the same information. 

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,979
    edited November 5
    waynejr2 said:y
    DMKano said:
    Nilden said:
    Konfess said:

    Arskaaa said:

    "to play in classic server u need pay extra 15-30€ each month"



    Why? Did you expect it would be FREE?

    The ONLY reason Vanilla WoW servers were a hit, is because they were FREE. They said they wanted Vanilla, but what they meant was FREE. I hope there ARE paying customers that will keep this afloat. "Thar she blows!"

    "Thar be Whales here!"
    Actually the only reason I played on private servers was because Blizzard did not offer official ones. Now that they will it's going to kill the private servers. People don't play a 13 year old game just because it's free.

    They don't - that's not the only reason. However slap a $15+ monthly cost and suddenly guess what - a lot less people are willing to play.

    Cost makes a difference - always.

    Are you saying this is what you would do?  Or is this more what those other people would do...


    I am saying in general - if there are 2 options:

    1. Free version of game (from a somewhat unreliable source like EMU server)

    VS

    2. Pay version of the same game from official company that is fully supported by an official game developer


    Cost makes a difference, there will still be people not willing to pay and just continue to play for free on EMU server.


    That's my point, the reason why people are playing WoW vanilla EMU is both because it's free and because there is no official version.

    Cost is always a factor


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  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALMember RarePosts: 2,009
    Celcius said:
    No Man Sky had a lot of hype going into it as well ;) There is also PLENTY of negativity towards it. Look at this thread. Look at comments other then ones who agree with you. Look at the thread with over 50k posts on reddit. 
    I looked at many threads at many sites including reddit and there are tons of people on board from what I can see.
  • CelciusCelcius Member UncommonPosts: 1,143
    edited November 5
    Gnog said:
    Celcius said:
    That would be a mistake if I was wrong. Which I am not. Rose tinted glasses are clouding people's vision. 
    You realize there are more than 100,000 active accounts on a single private Vanilla server, with players who continue to play Vanilla to this day . . .  It's a different game than modern WoW, and some of us prefer the classic version.  Like so many others, I played Vanilla WoW for years and still didn't finish everything I wanted to finish.  There are still classes I would have liked to play.  There is at least 2 years of content for me just in Vanilla, and another year or two in TBC.  By contrast, I find the current version of WoW completely unplayable.  I unsubscribed and will not re-subscribe until Classic is released.  You should consider the possibility that other human beings have different thoughts than the ones you have when presented with the same information. 

    And how many of those 100,000 "active" accounts are people who are paying money to access that illegal server? ;)  
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  • fs23otmfs23otm Member UncommonPosts: 470
    DMKano said:
    For anyone expecting this to be 100% authentic vanilla WoW - you are going to be in for a rude awakening.

    This will be Blizzards version of what they deem "classic" so set your expectations straight
    I think that will be part of the draw/problem ....

    I think Blizzard will get the game as close to Vanilla as they can.... so when you got no mount till 40 and got to run everywhere... no BG instant queues....

    Then when people start bitching..... they will say... "you wanted vanilla"



  • MaleklumMaleklum MartinengoMember UncommonPosts: 4
    Talk about beating a dead horse.
  • AreWeLiveAreWeLive Brockville, ONMember UncommonPosts: 175
    imagine, they have the power to create a new story line much different from the current one...it all starts in vanilla WoW, where does it go from there...they could reinvent a whole new direction with the game and actually end up with two separate story lines, the current and the new...doubt it will happen, but it could =)
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  • CoatedCoated Woodside, CAMember UncommonPosts: 451
    Vanilla is going to be far, far more popular than people here are even considering. It will be much, much more populated than those private servers. I'm laughing right now at the people who think this is nostalgia.

    I honestly would not be surprised that Vanilla WoW got so popular, that they start creating expansions for it. Almost like an alternate reality or separate time line type of deal. Except this time (Hopefully) they do it right. Ok, that is wishful thinking, but the vanilla WOW servers are going to be very popular.
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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,054
    Coated said:
    Vanilla is going to be far, far more popular than people here are even considering. It will be much, much more populated than those private servers. I'm laughing right now at the people who think this is nostalgia.

    I honestly would not be surprised that Vanilla WoW got so popular, that they start creating expansions for it. Almost like an alternate reality or separate time line type of deal. Except this time (Hopefully) they do it right. Ok, that is wishful thinking, but the vanilla WOW servers are going to be very popular.
    Or maybe WoW 2 with vanilla WoW features and gameplay. I don't think vanilla servers done right will have fewer than 1 mil players.
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  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson USAMember EpicPosts: 2,270
    BruceYee said:
    I'm just hope they don't use the new character models.
    I hope they give us the option of old and new like they do in current WoW.  I'd personally prefer the new graphics, but I hope players like you have the option to change it to the classic look.
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  • kinkyJalepenokinkyJalepeno KetteringMember UncommonPosts: 878

    DMKano said:

    For anyone expecting this to be 100% authentic vanilla WoW - you are going to be in for a rude awakening.



    This will be Blizzards version of what they deem "classic" so set your expectations straight



    Ok so where is your source for this or are you also just farting in the breeze like everyone else in here?

    On topic: Having never played WoW I might give this a whirl since I have no MMO home right now.
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  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 10,898
    edited November 5
    Ok so where is your source for this
    Vanilla version of the game is not compatible with their current infrastructure thus likely they will run a classic server as some later itteration and make adjustments from there.
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