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WoW Classic - Why?

VhayneVhayne Member UncommonPosts: 632
Why wait when there are private servers available now?  I don't understand this logic.....

They are free to play, and you know that Blizzard is going to have the economy screwed up due to the inevitable purchase of WoW Tokens.  


I've played these servers earlier this year.  They are fun....for a little while.  Then you realize the questing system has you going ALL over the place just to make a tiny bit of progress.  Then the gear you acquire is the (obviously) the same old crappy graphical stuff you've ignored for over a decade, because it is so lackluster.  The talent trees, which I've missed, unfortunately do not inspire.  You end up doing the same old builds you did a decade ago.  


Look, I like classic servers and progression servers.  I do.  But WoW Classic is just the same as it is now, only more "irritating".  Whereas something like EQ Progression servers, and classic private servers offer something not available today.....original gameplay.


I find it hilarious that the company that made the dang game takes 1.5-2 years to release their Classic servers, when fans (who probably do not get paid to do so) did it in their spare time in WAY less time.  I would forgive Blizzard if they were doing something to the new servers that could accommodate that long wait.  But as far as the beta showed, they are not.  



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  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 498
    edited December 2018
    The reason for the delay is that Blizzard is trying to force the old game into the new infrastructure...  you know square peg into round hole sort of thing.  Private servers aren't trying to do that.

    Yes, it is true Blizzard's Classic and private server won't be the same.  But on that note, Blizzard will get the raids and dungeons up and running they way they should be running as opposed to the private servers who just don't have the code to do it.  So in essence, private servers aren't true to classic any more than Blizzard will be.

    Now the reason for waiting has more to do with the fact that a Blizzard server isn't going to be constantly hounded by DSoD attacks, or go down for lengthy amount of times, or have the real possibility that they will be shut down at any moment.

    People want the old play style back with the promise of stability.  Private servers can't promise that.  People can and have been playing private servers... but the reality is, they are hosted on the other side of the world so ping is horrible for NA players and the player base really comes mostly from the other side of the world... so play times are also affected.  It's dead as a door nail during peak NA times but bristling with activity when you would normally be asleep or at work. 

    So, take a moment to educate yourself on just what is going on and stop watching the you-tube rants for a moment.  Classic will be here soon enough.  It won't be true classic any more than private servers are true classic.  But what it will be is the old play style, which is what everyone wants to come back... not the glitzy graphics, transmog, LFD, et al.  Call it an Amish take on WoW.  


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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,006
    Why WoW classic ?
    I'd personally love to have the old talent trees, the old gameplay and the old world back.
    "Old" meaning "before Cataclysm".
    I've played "private" servers, but they aren't legal, can be closed anytime, and are at the mercy of the dishonest people who run them.

    So yeah, I'm going to give money to Blizzard for classic. I actually can't wait to roll my characters on such a server next summer.
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  • WBadgerWBadger Member UncommonPosts: 281
    There's also the fact that your favorite private server can get killed off at any time.  Y'know, like Nostalrius because if they are taking donations then they are taking money using blizzard's IP.  Something about assurance that you will have the character you invested in the next day makes classic a tad bit more worth it then going to a private server.
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  • TEKK3NTEKK3N Member RarePosts: 609
    I played Nostalrius and Lighthope for 2 years and I quit the day after Blizzard announced Classics.
    Reason being because Vanilla have limited content and I didn't want to risk getting burned out by the time Classic releases.

    Plus, as others pointed out, those servers can be shut any time, which is an extra reason that made me decide to just wait for the official servers.
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  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 729
    I'm waiting for a WoTLK classic server myself!

    The good ol' days!

    Gut Out!

    What, me worry?

  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,637
    Wankyudo said:
    There's also the fact that your favorite private server can get killed off at any time.  Y'know, like Nostalrius because if they are taking donations then they are taking money using blizzard's IP.  Something about assurance that you will have the character you invested in the next day makes classic a tad bit more worth it then going to a private server.
    I find it funny that Nostalrius got shut down, next thing you they are in bed with Blizzard, I think they did it voluntarily for a big payoff.  Other servers are still up and working fine without a single glitch. 

    I'm on one, have been for YEARS and its always up, almost NO BUGS and a healthy population. In fact I just started again, I had a Rogue 11 and now is 14, I'll be playing it in a few minuets, last night I made a friend and we did a good part of Westfall together.  I can't wait to get level 20 so I can make poisons for my weapons and do the SI:7 quest :) 
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 5,981
    Wankyudo said:
    There's also the fact that your favorite private server can get killed off at any time.  Y'know, like Nostalrius because if they are taking donations then they are taking money using blizzard's IP.  Something about assurance that you will have the character you invested in the next day makes classic a tad bit more worth it then going to a private server.
    I find it funny that Nostalrius got shut down, next thing you they are in bed with Blizzard, I think they did it voluntarily for a big payoff.  Other servers are still up and working fine without a single glitch. 

    I'm on one, have been for YEARS and its always up, almost NO BUGS and a healthy population. In fact I just started again, I had a Rogue 11 and now is 14, I'll be playing it in a few minuets, last night I made a friend and we did a good part of Westfall together.  I can't wait to get level 20 so I can make poisons for my weapons and do the SI:7 quest :) 
    Has Blizzard threatened the folks who run the server you play on with a lawsuit?

    If you were running such a server would you take the risk of financial ruin?

    There is nothing - at all - to suggest there was any sort of financial payoff. 

    Nostralius was - by all accounts - a large, well known, vocal and growing private server. The vocal bit may be why it got hit with a lawsuit. That plus making an example of course.

  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    TEKK3N said:
    I played Nostalrius and Lighthope for 2 years and I quit the day after Blizzard announced Classics.
    Reason being because Vanilla have limited content and I didn't want to risk getting burned out by the time Classic releases.

    Plus, as others pointed out, those servers can be shut any time, which is an extra reason that made me decide to just wait for the official servers.
    At this point, if you're interested in vanilla WoW gameplay, your best bet is to just wait for Blizzard's attempt.

    For all their recent faults, there's nothing to suggest Blizzard's classic server won't be much higher-quality technical experiences than private servers.
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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,426
    I assume Blizzard is putting in the effort to make their Classic servers the way that the actual Vanilla experience should have been.

    In other words, I'd hope all the things that were broken and unbearable about original era will be fixed.  Ex. Useless talent trees, etc.

    I personally think Vanilla WoW was pretty bleh, so I don't really care one way or the other, but what they are doing is vastly different from what those private servers do.

    I remember what a massive amount of work they put into those EQ progression servers(probably still are, since it's their biggest moneymaker at this point :lol: ).
  • YourGamingDudeYourGamingDude Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    I believe everyone want to play hardcore wow. There is huge amount of players who just looking private servers to play classic or older expansions like Wotlk servers, TBC. Not because they couldn't afford membership but because they want to play in older expansions. And current state of wow is just standing around and do nothing (at-least for me) Its not the same wow as it was before but its just my own opinion.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,338
    I believe everyone want to play hardcore wow. There is huge amount of players who just looking private servers to play classic or older expansions like Wotlk servers, TBC. Not because they couldn't afford membership but because they want to play in older expansions. And current state of wow is just standing around and do nothing (at-least for me) Its not the same wow as it was before but its just my own opinion.

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  • MontyBrewsterMontyBrewster Member EpicPosts: 2,681
    edited June 27
    Scot said:
    I believe everyone want to play hardcore wow. There is huge amount of players who just looking private servers to play classic or older expansions like Wotlk servers, TBC. Not because they couldn't afford membership but because they want to play in older expansions. And current state of wow is just standing around and do nothing (at-least for me) Its not the same wow as it was before but its just my own opinion.

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  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,780
    edited June 27
    no one in their right mind would risk investing time in building their character on a private server, only to have it all thrown down the chute overnight with a Cease & Desist order...
  • WhySoSeriousWhySoSerious Member UncommonPosts: 153
    Because Classic WoW is tied for my all time fav game. Played it at retail 2004-2006. Played it on and off on private servers since 2012. It's one of those games I will never get tired of.
  • AlexanderVendiAlexanderVendi Member UncommonPosts: 282
    It's just hype and payed streamers.. i play at least 5 different games everyday , there's no way in hell im wasting a few hours just to have some minuscule dose of dopamine pumped into my brain. I was tempted by the pvp BUT taking into consideration that tryhards (and i am 100% confident when i say more then half of the people playing classic will be playing ONLY for pvp and will be all over this one 24/7 for at least a month .. nah , il pass.
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi Member RarePosts: 1,268
    One thing that people miss a lot is that the private servers do not have a fully working boss encounters with all the quircks that it has.
    The bosses normally just stand in one place and it all becomes tank and spank, thats it.

    I havent seen any private servers with fully scripted boss events yet.
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  • AenghasAenghas Member UncommonPosts: 63
    Classic WoW is going to clear my skin and cure my rickets. Vanilla WoW eradicated polio in the Western world in 2004 and is set to end world hunger in 2019. The hype is not out of control, a private server clearly can't flood the atmosphere with pure unconditional love and restorative auras like Classic will.

    No one has talked to another person in a video game since at least 2007 and Classic will fix that instantly upon release, possibly retroactively. Just thinking about the history of gaming will become a euphoric sensation each time we reflect on the blinding splendor and magnificence as reflected through the prism of Classic WoW's righteousness.
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  • baphametbaphamet Member RarePosts: 3,305
    because retail blows IMO, it's more of an action game than an actual RPG. everyone is exactly the same other than gear and the reason why private servers are not as good is because you have to worry about losing your character if the server gets shut down by blizz.
  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 956
    Vhayne said:
    Why wait when there are private servers available now?  I don't understand this logic.....
    No one except the unemployed wants to dump thousands of hours into a PServer, except the unemployed.
  • TorrskTorrsk Member UncommonPosts: 168
    I'm hyped for WoW classic for one simple reason. Needing other people. I could log onto WoW right now and really do anything but the very hardcore end game, not needing to talk to anyone. Grouping up to kill some elite, really added something to the game. Playing before LFG was added in, way better. While people can always say "well you sat around in chat looking for other people". Nah mate. I made mates with many different healers/tanks/dpsers. Always could make a group. 

    As for why not just roll on private servers? For the fear that they can just get shut down at any random point in time. Also not sure if any private servers even has an OCE server. You know, playing at good ping is a massive plus. 

    If it doesn't turn out to be all that great. No real time loss. Plenty of other games to play.
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