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BREAKING NEWS: Blizzard Announces Vanilla Servers - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

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edited November 2017 in News & Features Discussion

BREAKING NEWS: Blizzard Announces Vanilla Servers - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

During today's Blizzcon, J. Allen Brack announced what many said they never would: World of Warcraft Classic, i.e. vanilla servers. "We hear you." A classic server option being added.

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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 4,825
    Didn't expect this at all. I think a lot of people with fond memories will get a shock at how basic and grindy the game was at launch. It would seem like such a basic and empty MMO experience these days and be lacking tons of features. In my opinion, obviously.
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  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Member RarePosts: 5,484
    I never thought they would do it.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 12,303
    Wow!
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 32,703
    I confess, never thought they would agree to this, bravo.

    Maybe there's still hope for a FFA PVP ruleset server.
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  • danisheraserdanisheraser Member UncommonPosts: 33
    This is good news from Blizzard!
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  • MensurMensur Member RarePosts: 820
    I will be back in game!
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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 2,902
    Most unexpected announcement of...ever.
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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,155
    Speechless !!!
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  • PpiperPpiper Member UncommonPosts: 967
    I'm back!
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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,968
    Good news. Now people won't have any more excuses to play on private servers once the official ones launch.
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  • VyntVynt Member UncommonPosts: 753
    I'm actually not too surprised considering how the last 2 expansions have gone. I figured this would happen eventually as numbers continue to dwindle, but I expected this more like in 1-2 years.

    I'm curious if it will be a progression type server like EQ does or just a classic option.
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  • AvarixAvarix Member RarePosts: 658
    edited November 2017
    This Blizzcon opening ceremony was phenomenal. So many good things happening.
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  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Member EpicPosts: 6,130
    Mind officially blown! Plus an expansion? Damn! 
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 4,945
    Okay let's see what reason people will have now as to why they are still playing on the private servers aside from it being free.
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  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 11,497
    Is there some actual quote or is this some assumption...?
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  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 2,958
    edited November 2017
    Not shocking at all. Stated it many times. There is only the ignorant and those who understand why private wow servers exist.

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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 32,843

    Gdemami said:

    Is there some actual quote or is this some assumption...?



    If you watched the opening ceremony, J. Allen Brack announced it. The WoW panel is in about 1/ 2 hour and we'll learn more then. We'll have a new post going with more details about the expansion and the classic servers.
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,063
    People kept saying "Blizzard would only do it if it was financially viable, so obviously it isn't". Well obviously it is. 
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  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 885

    Gdemami said:

    Is there some actual quote or is this some assumption...?



    Official announcement
  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    Well, I'm actually legit surprised. Though should have been expected, it was heavily requested.

    The question is...will people PAY for the classic servers? Or will they instead play for free (but with worse quality, drama and pay to win) on private servers? I'd rather pay for quality, but most people these days want everything free.

    I hope classic servers work out for blizzard and people put their money into what they actually say they want.

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  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Member RarePosts: 5,484
    Tamanous said:
    Not shocking at all. Stated it many times. There is only the ignorant and those who understand why private wow servers exist.

    It's not shocking that it makes sense. It's shocking that Blizzard sees it. 

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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 5,928
    All about subscriber numbers; if they get low enough things happen.

    The big question: will they seek to control access or will it be: open many "new" servers; existing servers die - complaints; new servers become overcrowded for a month or so - complaints; new servers decline when the nostalgia wanes and whilst new players leaving would be nothing lost, current players deciding to leave rather than going back could result in the existing players not recovering.
  • calibekcalibek Member UncommonPosts: 279
    Kind of makes me wonder how bad their numbers are now. I knew they would eventually do classic servers but only when their numbers were so bad they needed to increase WoW revenue.

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  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,759
    Blizz you can consider me subbed again :)
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    Didn't expect this at all. I think a lot of people with fond memories will get a shock at how basic and grindy the game was at launch. It would seem like such a basic and empty MMO experience these days and be lacking tons of features. In my opinion, obviously.



    You mean, aside from all the thousands and thousands of people that have begged for precisely this after ACTUALLY PLAYING on vanilla servers and loving it?

    Aside from them?
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