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When is classic ?

delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,442
People say Summer 2019 ?
Usually when a gaming company states one of the four sessions it means at the end of it. This generalized statement usually gives them wiggle room for delays after that. 


I never was able to read anything coming from Blizzard.
For some reason their web site was always so full of fluff I could never get the answers I searched for.  I'm sure an update statement is their, but not in the mood to search for it..... Being middle of April something should be more nailed down.



Added short story:
Several months ago a fellow worker that lightly plays around with programming, he got a hold of a Vanilla World of Warcraft emulator and was able to get it working, change things around such as difficulty and loot drops, basically anything he wanted.  However he fell short of making it go live on the Internet only because he lost desire.

He's clearly a novice programmer. 



Obviously their is more to it than that, such as price plans, large quantities of servers, and unforeseen difficulties...... But come on, this is Blizzard, they do this for a living and have years of experience of such unforeseen difficulties. 


This situation reeks of marketing, timing and "pure big profit" standing in the way of us getting a classic game.

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread Member RarePosts: 6,721
    So your point is... Blizzard are releasing it later because they care about making money?

    I mean... yes, Blizzard is trying to build and release classic because they want to make a shitload of money. And the release date is part of that.
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,369
    edited April 10
    Of course Blizzard will consider marketing and timing when they decide when to release classic.

    But they're also building WoW classic so that it runs on current version of WoW client and servers so that we'll get all the improvements like compatibility with modern hardware, better stability, and better anti-cheat systems. That kind of project takes time.
     
  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 4,876
    If you are bored come play Anarchy Online. It is a tough game though. You will have to read up on it and it is an old game but like all old games it is complex.

  • AxxarAxxar Member UncommonPosts: 51
    edited April 12
    It’s not as simple as setting up a Vanilla server emulator.

    They are remaking the game within the modern client and converting the Vanilla data to be compatible with the modern database. So it takes a considerable bigger effort.

    I do suspect we will see a release date very soon.
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,442
    Axxar said:
    It’s not as simple as setting up a Vanilla server emulator.

    They are remaking the game within the modern client and converting the Vanilla data to be compatible with the modern database. So it takes a considerable bigger effort.

    I do suspect we will see a release date very soon.
    I hope this includes a graphics update.
    I hope this DOES NOT include a cash shop.
    Axxar
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 5,920
    edited April 13
    Axxar said:
    It’s not as simple as setting up a Vanilla server emulator.

    They are remaking the game within the modern client and converting the Vanilla data to be compatible with the modern database. So it takes a considerable bigger effort.

    I do suspect we will see a release date very soon.
    I hope this includes a graphics update.
    I hope this DOES NOT include a cash shop.
    They already showed off in the paid demo back during blizzcon time that you can either play classic with modernized graphics or classic style graphics.

    As for the cash shop, they'll never add it at the START, after a few months, who knows....just look at blackops and wow releasing like 3 paid mounts in 3 month-ish timeframe while also selling toys to help 'fund' the esport scene they gutted.
    Axxar
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,442
    I suspect fowl play is the reason for delay.

    Will get Classic Vanilla but with strings attached.
  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 10,645
    edited April 14
    You are not going to get a graphics update, doing as little as possible is the downward spiral WoW is now in.
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,226
    I suspect fowl play is the reason for delay.

    Will get Classic Vanilla but with strings attached.
    “Somebody get these birds out of the office, we have a deadline and they keep distracting us with their silly games!”

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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member EpicPosts: 3,298
    I suspect fowl play is the reason for delay.

    Will get Classic Vanilla but with strings attached.
    Ah shit so now they're trying to cater to the avian gaming demographic!? "Look Ion I know it sounds crazy but even if we only check the water fowl demographics the numbers are off the chart. We need to make the game controls more user friendly for someone with wings."
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  • PemminPemmin Member UncommonPosts: 595
    I suspect fowl play is the reason for delay.

    Will get Classic Vanilla but with strings attached.
    Ah shit so now they're trying to cater to the avian gaming demographic!? "Look Ion I know it sounds crazy but even if we only check the water fowl demographics the numbers are off the chart. We need to make the game controls more user friendly for someone with wings."
    Nah its those damn internet geese flying into the graphics engine
    MisterZebubAxxar
  • PemminPemmin Member UncommonPosts: 595
    Scot said:
    You are not going to et a graphics update, doing as little as possible is the downward spiral WoW is now in.

    they are updating vanilla's graphics to be equivalent to modern wow
  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 445
    When is classic?  Too late.

    1.  It will happen when there isn't a content patch out or due out.  The whole point of classic is to keep people subbed... period.  That means when everyone leaves BfA, that's when Classic will roll out.

    2.  Classic's delay has 100% to do with them trying to make it work in the new BNET system, had they just done it like all the private servers did, it was ready a long time ago.  It's the fact that they want to use their new client that caused all the problems and delays.

    3.  Even when it does go live... it's still too late.  Classic will be as popular as the WoW movie was a decade too late.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,060
    edited April 14
    Nov 23, 2004

    If you can time travel to the above date - you will have your classic.

    whatever Blizzard does now will never match it
  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 10,645
    Pemmin said:
    Scot said:
    You are not going to et a graphics update, doing as little as possible is the downward spiral WoW is now in.

    they are updating vanilla's graphics to be equivalent to modern wow
    Oh I thought Delete expected a new graphics update for WoW as it is today. :)

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  • alyndalealyndale Member UncommonPosts: 902
    <sarcastically> the last day of Summer...

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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,115
    DMKano said:
    Nov 23, 2004

    If you can time travel to the above date - you will have your classic.

    whatever Blizzard does now will never match it
    I don't want 2004 classic, I want a more modern version of it. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
    Kyleran
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,442
    Aori said:
    DMKano said:
    Nov 23, 2004

    If you can time travel to the above date - you will have your classic.

    whatever Blizzard does now will never match it
    I don't want 2004 classic, I want a more modern version of it. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
    Me too, I would love a WoW 2..... What I really hope is that Classic proves their is a strong desire for it.  Because to be honest, I've been playing emulators of vanilla all along.
  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,669
    edited April 15
    well, Summer starts June 21, so my guess would be in July - mid July.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 32,256
    Wait, the answer isn't 18 months?

    Go figure. 

    :)

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