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Classic Servers Announcement - World of Warcraft Game Trailer

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  • NegativeJoeNegativeJoe Member UncommonPosts: 212
    less than you think, expect announcement before xmass.
    Gdemami

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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,972
    less than you think, expect announcement before xmass.

    Executive Producer J. Allen Brack was reluctant to give the publication any specifics on a timetable, saying that the project was just announced, only basic infrastructure is in place, and that the team is forming.

    MrMelGibson
  • SteelhelmSteelhelm Member UncommonPosts: 329
    Talking about games where thousands of players exist simultaneously in a single instance and mechanics related to such games.
  • strykr619strykr619 Member UncommonPosts: 273
    They should charge 30-35 dollars a month for the "Classic" experience LOL.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited November 2017
    <sigh> wtb mobile friendly site.

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  • RedMachine72RedMachine72 Member UncommonPosts: 152
    They already have all the assets to do any server that they want. They have just stayed stubborn up until recently and found out that there are more people that want classic than subs that they have now which is what 5 million. Not anything to sneeze at, just a lot lower and going down compared to what they have done in the past. Actual number is not known as they stopped posting the numbers when they kept going down. If they would just listen to their player base, they would make them as close to vanilla as possible. IF....they decide to add servers per expansion, they need to make them as close to the expansion as possible. This all includes game mechanics, talents, and UI as well.

    If they truly revert the game and not just basically cap what you do based on expansion and keep everything just like it is now (mainly the talents), they might start getting my money again after being away since 2015. Joined the fight in 2006 and really miss a lot about those first few years up until LK.
    GdemamiSteelhelm
  • steamtanksteamtank Member UncommonPosts: 391
    xNIAx1 said:
    DMKano said:
    PAL-18 said:
    Now dear Blizzard it is  time to release server list(fast) so we can start theorycrafting which server we pick etc and can start building our guild sites,recruitment etc,thanks in advance.

    They are nowhere near "server list" status. They are still in planning stages.

    You are probably going to have to wait a year or more
    You seem salty about people being super excited about something. Happiness an issue for you or something? 

    That dude is an entire bag of salt thats been thrown in the dead sea, pulled out 80 years later and had salt sprinkled on it.



    TacticalZombehMrMelGibsonSteelhelm
  • KonfessKonfess Member RarePosts: 1,666

    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!"
    MadFrenchie

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    As if it could exist, without being payed for.
    F2P means you get what you paid for. Pay nothing, get nothing.
    Even telemarketers wouldn't think that.
    It costs money to play.  Therefore P2W.

  • KonfessKonfess Member RarePosts: 1,666

    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



    Blizzard has the Best People (S.T.E.M.) in the industry. They have probably been working on this for a long time.

    Pardon any spelling errors
    Konfess your cyns and some maybe forgiven
    Boy: Why can't I talk to Him?
    Mom: We don't talk to Priests.
    As if it could exist, without being payed for.
    F2P means you get what you paid for. Pay nothing, get nothing.
    Even telemarketers wouldn't think that.
    It costs money to play.  Therefore P2W.

  • CelciusCelcius Member RarePosts: 1,563
    Konfess 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



    Blizzard has the Best People (S.T.E.M.) in the industry. They have probably been working on this for a long time.
    Erm, they are not even working on it yet. They have not even hired the team for it..
  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 2,896
    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.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    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.
    Specifically not when there are also servers with objectively more content (any of the private ones that had expansion content and were just as free).
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  • AshluraAshlura Member UncommonPosts: 122
    Too late.
  • ThupliThupli Member RarePosts: 1,269
    Looking forward to them polishing classic. Thank you for listening, blizzard!
  • CelciusCelcius Member RarePosts: 1,563
    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. 
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,146
    Konfess 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



    Blizzard has the Best People (S.T.E.M.) in the industry. They have probably been working on this for a long time.

    They have not. They are just now putting the team together for this.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,146
    edited November 2017
    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.
    MrMelGibson
  • drivendawndrivendawn Member RarePosts: 2,123
    edited November 2017
    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.
  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 2,896
    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.
    I would be really interested in the results if someone logged into those emulated vanilla servers and started sending people tells asking if they will be playing on the official servers.
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  • CelciusCelcius Member RarePosts: 1,563
    edited November 2017
    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. 
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,146
    edited November 2017
    Nilden said:
    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.
    I would be really interested in the results if someone logged into those emulated vanilla servers and started sending people tells asking if they will be playing on the official servers.

    The problem is - people say yes and then when it comes to actually paying, they change their mind.

    Happens all the time when it comes to payments.

    A much easier test would be to announce that starting next month everyone who wants to keep playing on emulated servers has to pay $15 monthly

    They would lose a ton of players

    Now yes, people are about 100x more likely to pay Blizzard but for how long? 

    I think the retention for classic servers after 1, 3 and 6 months will be FAR worse than it was back in 2004/2005. 
    Gdemami
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    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...
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,146
    xNIAx1 said:
    DMKano said:
    PAL-18 said:
    Now dear Blizzard it is  time to release server list(fast) so we can start theorycrafting which server we pick etc and can start building our guild sites,recruitment etc,thanks in advance.

    They are nowhere near "server list" status. They are still in planning stages.

    You are probably going to have to wait a year or more
    You seem salty about people being super excited about something. Happiness an issue for you or something? 

    Salty? lol why?

    Did you read what I was responding to:

    "Now dear Blizzard it is time to release server list (fast)..."

    They dont even have a team put together yet to do the project.

    Thats why I said that they are nowhere near releasing "server list" as they are in ideas stage still.

    So looking at realistically where Blizzard is on this project and setting expectations is... salty?

    Really? hehe
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,146
    edited November 2017
    steamtank said:
    xNIAx1 said:
    DMKano said:
    PAL-18 said:
    Now dear Blizzard it is  time to release server list(fast) so we can start theorycrafting which server we pick etc and can start building our guild sites,recruitment etc,thanks in advance.

    They are nowhere near "server list" status. They are still in planning stages.

    You are probably going to have to wait a year or more
    You seem salty about people being super excited about something. Happiness an issue for you or something? 

    That dude is an entire bag of salt thats been thrown in the dead sea, pulled out 80 years later and had salt sprinkled on it.



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  • GnogGnog Member UncommonPosts: 19

    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.
    Gdemami
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