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How would you like Legacy servers to progress?

ZarriyaZarriya Member UncommonPosts: 446
edited May 2016 in World of Warcraft
Mark Kern has posted a poll on twitter to get feedback on how we would like Legacy Servers to progress:



This post  was edited to reflect the second, clearer poll.


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  • ZarriyaZarriya Member UncommonPosts: 446
    I think optional character transfer to next expansion is the best overall option for the players but that would require additional work on Blizzard's part.
    It would but they could make money off of those transfers/copies. Instead of the cash shop.

    That is my choice as well ST. For me it would give me enough time to progress at my own pace. It was hard enough for me to hit every raid in each expansion - I want to be able to complete each expansion this time around.



  • IfrianMMOIfrianMMO Member UncommonPosts: 248
    I personally would prefer (and would be much less work ) to simply have a Vanilla server and that´s it.

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  • ZarriyaZarriya Member UncommonPosts: 446
    edited May 2016
    I am going to edit the OP because Kern is changing the poll for better wording.


  • deniterdeniter Member RarePosts: 1,367
    Separate servers and manual transfer to next exp pack is the best.

    It gives you time to play on your own pace and even stay in your favorite expansion indefinitely.
  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,140
    They don't progress, then they are no longer Legacy servers.  Why would people want to ride the same train  wreak again they just escaped from to go "back in time"?
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    I don't what wow became sometime duing WotLK.  I loved vanilla and TBC.  So if I were playing on a vanilla legacy server, why would I want it to advance to WotLK?

    Make Vanilla servers.  If they want to make additional expansion servers, do that too.  Allow people to play on the ones they want.  The big question on transfers to a newer expac from a previous one is changes to the character/items/database.  It isn't a simple transfer if it has to change those.

    My VOTE:  NO to adding expansions to vanilla servers.
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,298
    IfrianMMO said:
    I personally would prefer (and would be much less work ) to simply have a Vanilla server and that´s it.
    The problem is 99% of the people who think they want this would play like a couple of months max and then quit.
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,298
    IfrianMMO said:
    I personally would prefer (and would be much less work ) to simply have a Vanilla server and that´s it.
    The problem is 99% of the people who think they want this would play like a couple of months max and then quit.
    I don't know ... did you see those Nostalrius videos?  There were a lot of level 60s with epic mounts.  I'm guessing many of those folks had been playing for at least 6 months if not the entire year the server was online.
    Yes Notstalrius was progressing towards TBC...
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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,521
    Separate servers for obvious reasons
  • ZarriyaZarriya Member UncommonPosts: 446
    IfrianMMO said:
    I personally would prefer (and would be much less work ) to simply have a Vanilla server and that´s it.
    The problem is 99% of the people who think they want this would play like a couple of months max and then quit.
    I don't know ... did you see those Nostalrius videos?  There were a lot of level 60s with epic mounts.  I'm guessing many of those folks had been playing for at least 6 months if not the entire year the server was online.
    Some private servers have been running for years. 

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  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Member RarePosts: 1,152
    IfrianMMO said:
    I personally would prefer (and would be much less work ) to simply have a Vanilla server and that´s it.
    The problem is 99% of the people who think they want this would play like a couple of months max and then quit.
    I don't know ... did you see those Nostalrius videos?  There were a lot of level 60s with epic mounts.  I'm guessing many of those folks had been playing for at least 6 months if not the entire year the server was online.
    Yes Notstalrius was progressing towards TBC...
    Nosts was going to make a seperate TBC server. The main server was not going to progress. It was forever locked in the state it was in.

    This whole how should the server progress is exactly why this will never happen. The whole idea of a Vanilla server is that it does not progress. Because if it does then what is the point to even playing on them if the end result is that they end up at the exact same point as server now.

    Not to mention there is zero chance that Blizzard would put the time and effort into releasing each expansion in time on these server. Your talking a whole bag of wurms in finding each expansions code and making changes to each one, ect.

    Asking for a pure Vanilla server is one thing. But then turning around and asking for it to progress along the expansion path is a entirely different thing.

    And yes I actively played on Nost for a good 9 months. The whole point and why people played on Nost was because it was a pure Vanilla server. They had plans to release another TBC server and allow transfers to it. But the main server never progressed beyound bug fixes.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,938
    IfrianMMO said:
    I personally would prefer (and would be much less work ) to simply have a Vanilla server and that´s it.
    The problem is 99% of the people who think they want this would play like a couple of months max and then quit.
    That's the thing I won't pay a mandatory sub for any of it. I would pay a box fee (B2P) of $50 - $60 for a WotLK server (much like you described actually) and wouldn't mind a cash shop and optional sub like ESO has. I would buy into that, but I wouldn't want progression in the rule set. I wouldn't care if new content was added or not, but I don't want to play Cata rules and later. It's just not my thing.
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  • PsyqotiqPsyqotiq Member UncommonPosts: 18
    I had thought that a legacy server would be for vanilla only and never progress to another expansion. However, having a BC server would be cool too. 
  • WhySoSeriousWhySoSerious Member UncommonPosts: 156
    Definitely manual, not automatic. I don't want to play anything beyond Vanilla.
  • Keldor837Keldor837 Member UncommonPosts: 263
    edited May 2016
    I would prefer the set servers that you can transfer between. If they had a buy-to-entry setup, and then a fee to transfer. I would be okay with that, but I won't pay a sub for old content given how much time older content takes to do and the fact the work has already been done and nothing new will be added.

    My only personal issue with elder content is the class system. While I miss two-handed Windfury Shaman for PvP (REALLY miss that shit). A lot of the class balance and options just weren't viable back in Vanilla. Shamans were only welcome to raids if they were Resto. And Ele was useless until you were really decked out in gear for it. Leveling a priest was brutally painful and you could only play as Holy for anything except leveling. Warriors could do fury or arms to level. But HAD to be Prot to get anywhere for PvE in end-game content in Vanilla. Paladins couldn't do RET outside leveling and PvP. And PvE they were stuck with this weird prot/holy hybrid spec for raiding. And Druids were Resto for pretty much any content end-game as the other specs only had very niche value to PvP and no use in PvE.

    If they were to create legacy servers. I personally would want some time and resources invested in balancing the classes specs. Keep the talent trees and abilities aligned with the content on the server. But implement the scaling magic and physical damage from stats we got in later expansion that leveled the playing field between specs. And adjust abilities and enemy stats accordingly. I want to play my two handed Windfury Shaman in PvP again. But I don't want to be stuck respec'ing to Resto to raid. I think having a buy-to-entry would cover the costs for this and for the bug fixing needed for the servers. I know there's more logistics and issues with this. But if they want to get some of the current generation of MMO players interested while appeasing the older gamers. I think this would be a really good middle-ground to appease both.
  • ZarriyaZarriya Member UncommonPosts: 446
    FYI he is conducting several surveys throughout the next few days.
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