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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    btdt said:
    Captive audience yields expected results.

    Here you have a closed beta of what, 2000 people initially... most of whom are, guess what... WoW streamers.

    Everyone else who is in beta or trying to are also die hard WoW fans to the nth degree.  Remember you have to have an active sub just to get an invite.  They're stacking the deck in their favor.

    Again, expected results.

    The true picture will not be seen until 3 months after launch day.  Honeymoon will be over and true opinions will rise to the surface like they always do.

    Consider for a moment that BfA was supposed to be the best thing since sex for a lot of folks... it turned out to be the marriage from hell once people really noticed the game mechanics for the first time.

    Classic WoW has a long wait before it can be reviewed objectively... 

    The more hyped you let yourself become, the bigger let down you will face.

    Remember, players ventured into Azeroth almost 15 years ago with zero expectations... today they all have expectations... be it for good or bad.

    The same streamers who said WoW was shit and now proclaim it to be the holy grail will say it is shit again once they have gotten past the honeymoon period and everyone else on the planet is allowed to play it.

    Archeage turned to crap once the masses were released upon it.  The people who are touting how glorious the game is are in effect, playing in a fishbowl.
    ArcheAge's issues had zero to do with hyped expectations, though.  The biggest detriment I've seen people cite was the monetization.  That wasn't hyped before launch.
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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,102
    Gorwe said:
    TEKK3N said:
    From what I gathered in the last few days, it seems like the Classic hype is stronger than ever.
    I've seen streamers who were absolutely adamant that Classic was just a Nostalgia thing and would not work in the long run, make a 180 degree turn, admitting they were wrong.

    While others avid WoW players who recently quit BFA, like Sodapoppin and Asmongold were absolutely excited about Classic.

    I also had a look at WoW official forums and people are raving about Beta, even the retail fanboys seems more open on giving Classic a fair go, whilst just few months ago there was a good amount of vitriol all over the forums against Classic and its fans.
    I can feel a strong positive vibe.

    I am pretty confident Classic would be a success, there isn't a Social MMORPG around these days, and there are many people who crave the return of more relaxed days when you'd level at your own pace.
    I am also sure many kids will love this 'new thing' where getting stuff actually means something and feels like an achievement, something they probably never experienced in their young online gaming career.

    Personally I can't wait for World PvP......Stranglethorn, I am coming!!!!!

    It'll be going strong for the first few weeks. Honeymoon as they call it. It's interesting to see how it'll fare in its second or third month. I expect some 50k or thereabouts. Which is fantastic, but...it's WoW we're talking about, it should be much more.
    We'll see who is right about this honeymoon bullshit, but I know people who have been playing on alt servers for years and who were waiting for this for ages.
    Stop making assumptions, stick to facts... and maybe try the thing yourself ?
    Where do you think I pulled those 50k from? Honestly, I don't expect it to hold over 100k for any extended period of time.

    Both being actually quite low for WoW.
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,874
    Gorwe said:
    Gorwe said:
    TEKK3N said:
    From what I gathered in the last few days, it seems like the Classic hype is stronger than ever.
    I've seen streamers who were absolutely adamant that Classic was just a Nostalgia thing and would not work in the long run, make a 180 degree turn, admitting they were wrong.

    While others avid WoW players who recently quit BFA, like Sodapoppin and Asmongold were absolutely excited about Classic.

    I also had a look at WoW official forums and people are raving about Beta, even the retail fanboys seems more open on giving Classic a fair go, whilst just few months ago there was a good amount of vitriol all over the forums against Classic and its fans.
    I can feel a strong positive vibe.

    I am pretty confident Classic would be a success, there isn't a Social MMORPG around these days, and there are many people who crave the return of more relaxed days when you'd level at your own pace.
    I am also sure many kids will love this 'new thing' where getting stuff actually means something and feels like an achievement, something they probably never experienced in their young online gaming career.

    Personally I can't wait for World PvP......Stranglethorn, I am coming!!!!!

    It'll be going strong for the first few weeks. Honeymoon as they call it. It's interesting to see how it'll fare in its second or third month. I expect some 50k or thereabouts. Which is fantastic, but...it's WoW we're talking about, it should be much more.
    We'll see who is right about this honeymoon bullshit, but I know people who have been playing on alt servers for years and who were waiting for this for ages.
    Stop making assumptions, stick to facts... and maybe try the thing yourself ?
    Where do you think I pulled those 50k from? Honestly, I don't expect it to hold over 100k for any extended period of time.

    Both being actually quite low for WoW.
        There preparing for over 1 million (multiple servers ) at Classic launch , the sustainable players should be over 500k the first year ..
  • OldSchoolGamerOldSchoolGamer Member UncommonPosts: 226
    Kyleran said:
    Nilden said:
    Gee ya think? Classic servers for the most popular MMORPG ever might do good?

      

    That's from Dec 2013.

    If even 1% of those players check out classic that's 1,000,000 how anyone can think this will fail is beyond me.
    If only 1M check Classic out Blizzard will probably consider it a failure, they are used to thinking much bigger.

    ;)
    When WoW launched, they sold out 275,000 copies basically overnight.  They outdid themselves.  They were not prepared for the success they had.  People were waiting for more copies to arrive at their favorite game store.  The real question is, how will the Bnet kiddies handle old school WoW?  From what we are reading on the forums here, it really isn't old school as leveling is super easy.  Back in Vanilla, you didn't level 1-60 in a weekend.  If the closed beta is any indication of things to come, Classic will be a success no doubt, but it will also be a failure.  No one wants a watered down version of Vanilla.  The devs will have missed the point.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited May 21
    Amathe said:
    Video games are not the only industry where people want what they used to have before someone "improved" on it. Classic Coke, for example. 
    Take vinyl albums, for example:

    "Vinyl album sales continue to be a bright spot among an otherwise bleak album sales picture. 16.8 million vinyl albums were sold in 2018, according to Nielsen Music (up 14.6 percent) — marking the 13th consecutive year of growth for the format. 16.8 million is also a new yearly high for vinyl album sales since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991."

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8493256/vinyl-album-sales-growth-2018-beatles-david-bowie-pink-floyd

    A medium long-thought dead by pop culture has been growing consistently over the past decade, defying the industry trends.

    Classic items, many times, have an original authenticity or purity of purpose that newer items don't.  A 1964 Ford Mustang can't serve as your personal navigator via a touchscreen, but many would rather have one of those than a brand new Mustang, because of the very pure and well-executed design goal: American muscle.


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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,102
    Scorchien said:
    Gorwe said:
    Gorwe said:
    TEKK3N said:
    From what I gathered in the last few days, it seems like the Classic hype is stronger than ever.
    I've seen streamers who were absolutely adamant that Classic was just a Nostalgia thing and would not work in the long run, make a 180 degree turn, admitting they were wrong.

    While others avid WoW players who recently quit BFA, like Sodapoppin and Asmongold were absolutely excited about Classic.

    I also had a look at WoW official forums and people are raving about Beta, even the retail fanboys seems more open on giving Classic a fair go, whilst just few months ago there was a good amount of vitriol all over the forums against Classic and its fans.
    I can feel a strong positive vibe.

    I am pretty confident Classic would be a success, there isn't a Social MMORPG around these days, and there are many people who crave the return of more relaxed days when you'd level at your own pace.
    I am also sure many kids will love this 'new thing' where getting stuff actually means something and feels like an achievement, something they probably never experienced in their young online gaming career.

    Personally I can't wait for World PvP......Stranglethorn, I am coming!!!!!

    It'll be going strong for the first few weeks. Honeymoon as they call it. It's interesting to see how it'll fare in its second or third month. I expect some 50k or thereabouts. Which is fantastic, but...it's WoW we're talking about, it should be much more.
    We'll see who is right about this honeymoon bullshit, but I know people who have been playing on alt servers for years and who were waiting for this for ages.
    Stop making assumptions, stick to facts... and maybe try the thing yourself ?
    Where do you think I pulled those 50k from? Honestly, I don't expect it to hold over 100k for any extended period of time.

    Both being actually quite low for WoW.
        There preparing for over 1 million (multiple servers ) at Classic launch , the sustainable players should be over 500k the first year ..
    So large? But why'd people regress back in time? The grass won't be greener, they already experienced that...

    ...otoh...foolish mayflies.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited May 21
    Gorwe said:
    Scorchien said:
    Gorwe said:
    Gorwe said:
    TEKK3N said:
    From what I gathered in the last few days, it seems like the Classic hype is stronger than ever.
    I've seen streamers who were absolutely adamant that Classic was just a Nostalgia thing and would not work in the long run, make a 180 degree turn, admitting they were wrong.

    While others avid WoW players who recently quit BFA, like Sodapoppin and Asmongold were absolutely excited about Classic.

    I also had a look at WoW official forums and people are raving about Beta, even the retail fanboys seems more open on giving Classic a fair go, whilst just few months ago there was a good amount of vitriol all over the forums against Classic and its fans.
    I can feel a strong positive vibe.

    I am pretty confident Classic would be a success, there isn't a Social MMORPG around these days, and there are many people who crave the return of more relaxed days when you'd level at your own pace.
    I am also sure many kids will love this 'new thing' where getting stuff actually means something and feels like an achievement, something they probably never experienced in their young online gaming career.

    Personally I can't wait for World PvP......Stranglethorn, I am coming!!!!!

    It'll be going strong for the first few weeks. Honeymoon as they call it. It's interesting to see how it'll fare in its second or third month. I expect some 50k or thereabouts. Which is fantastic, but...it's WoW we're talking about, it should be much more.
    We'll see who is right about this honeymoon bullshit, but I know people who have been playing on alt servers for years and who were waiting for this for ages.
    Stop making assumptions, stick to facts... and maybe try the thing yourself ?
    Where do you think I pulled those 50k from? Honestly, I don't expect it to hold over 100k for any extended period of time.

    Both being actually quite low for WoW.
        There preparing for over 1 million (multiple servers ) at Classic launch , the sustainable players should be over 500k the first year ..
    So large? But why'd people regress back in time? The grass won't be greener, they already experienced that...

    ...otoh...foolish mayflies.
    See my post above- Why drive a 1964 Mustang when brand new ones have a touchscreen nav?  Are those who prefer the classics "foolish mayflies"?
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  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 1,903
    Never played classic WoW until the beta and I love it. Every aspect of it. Its fantastic
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,007
    Arterius said:
    Never played classic WoW until the beta and I love it. Every aspect of it. Its fantastic
    You are in for a treat then, enjoy.
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  • UtinniUtinni Member RarePosts: 1,019
    It's odd that on an aging MMORPG forum where people clamor for old style games that require grouping etc that there is so much negativity towards this. 

    Perhaps some people just enjoy the older versions of WoW and want to play it? Why do some people insist there's some psychological reason or negative aspect to this? 

    Stop being so bitter about life.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,215
    edited May 22
    People are actually liking everything - obviously not all people but *some* people.

    The real question is - how long will it last?

    Every other classic server for other games is only popular for a short time and then the population absolutely plummets.

    I dont see any reason why WoW wont follow the same pattern.

    No way of overcoming "been there done that feeling" - that is inevitable. Only variable is how quickly this happens for different players.
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  • DrunkWolfDrunkWolf Member RarePosts: 1,614
    Scorchien said:
    Gorwe said:
    Gorwe said:
    TEKK3N said:
    From what I gathered in the last few days, it seems like the Classic hype is stronger than ever.
    I've seen streamers who were absolutely adamant that Classic was just a Nostalgia thing and would not work in the long run, make a 180 degree turn, admitting they were wrong.

    While others avid WoW players who recently quit BFA, like Sodapoppin and Asmongold were absolutely excited about Classic.

    I also had a look at WoW official forums and people are raving about Beta, even the retail fanboys seems more open on giving Classic a fair go, whilst just few months ago there was a good amount of vitriol all over the forums against Classic and its fans.
    I can feel a strong positive vibe.

    I am pretty confident Classic would be a success, there isn't a Social MMORPG around these days, and there are many people who crave the return of more relaxed days when you'd level at your own pace.
    I am also sure many kids will love this 'new thing' where getting stuff actually means something and feels like an achievement, something they probably never experienced in their young online gaming career.

    Personally I can't wait for World PvP......Stranglethorn, I am coming!!!!!

    It'll be going strong for the first few weeks. Honeymoon as they call it. It's interesting to see how it'll fare in its second or third month. I expect some 50k or thereabouts. Which is fantastic, but...it's WoW we're talking about, it should be much more.
    We'll see who is right about this honeymoon bullshit, but I know people who have been playing on alt servers for years and who were waiting for this for ages.
    Stop making assumptions, stick to facts... and maybe try the thing yourself ?
    Where do you think I pulled those 50k from? Honestly, I don't expect it to hold over 100k for any extended period of time.

    Both being actually quite low for WoW.
        There preparing for over 1 million (multiple servers ) at Classic launch , the sustainable players should be over 500k the first year ..

    That would be interesting to see, i can tell you from a personal experience on pvt server. One server opened fresh and within that first 24 hours they said over 10k people had signed in at one point. The server was packed, people everywhere questing talking about how great it was being back in vanilla. i thought wow thats amazing, so many people want vanilla wow. within a week there were level 60s camping low zone areas. within a month most of the population was gone. people hit 60 and got bored.
    Gorwembrodie
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,691
    Amathe said:
    Video games are not the only industry where people want what they used to have before someone "improved" on it. Classic Coke, for example. 
    Take vinyl albums, for example:

    "Vinyl album sales continue to be a bright spot among an otherwise bleak album sales picture. 16.8 million vinyl albums were sold in 2018, according to Nielsen Music (up 14.6 percent) — marking the 13th consecutive year of growth for the format. 16.8 million is also a new yearly high for vinyl album sales since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991."

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8493256/vinyl-album-sales-growth-2018-beatles-david-bowie-pink-floyd

    A medium long-thought dead by pop culture has been growing consistently over the past decade, defying the industry trends.

    Classic items, many times, have an original authenticity or purity of purpose that newer items don't.  A 1964 Ford Mustang can't serve as your personal navigator via a touchscreen, but many would rather have one of those than a brand new Mustang, because of the very pure and well-executed design goal: American muscle.


    Not saying your point isn't valid but regarding vinyl albums (being a collector myself) the reason mostly is the vastly better quality not nostalgia. When it comes to audio - digital isn't superior.

    Same thing applies to video, that's how we keep getting better quality digital versions releases with every generation (HD, FHD, UHD, and so on). 
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  • KeushpuppyKeushpuppy Member UncommonPosts: 158
    So many of the beta players started wow in cat or later they seem to be loving the classic
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,007
    edited May 22
    So many of the beta players started wow in cat or later they seem to be loving the classic
    Makes sense really, many beta players are current WOW subscribers, which in order to enjoy WOW in it's current incarnation its likely you are a newer player who is unaware of how the game used to be.

    WOW may have 2-4M subscribers today, which means they have 96M former subscribers from days gone by. 

    While there is certainly some players who have enjoyed WOW since 2004 until present, my guess is it is a much, much smaller subset of the total.


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  • OldSchoolGamerOldSchoolGamer Member UncommonPosts: 226
    Kyleran said:
    So many of the beta players started wow in cat or later they seem to be loving the classic
    Makes sense really, many beta players are current WOW subscribers, which in order to enjoy WOW in it's current incarnation its likely you are a newer player who is unaware of how the game used to be.

    WOW may have 2-4M subscribers today, which means they have 96M former subscribers from days gone by. 

    While there is certainly some players who have enjoyed WOW since 2004 until present, my guess is it is a much, much smaller subset of the total.


    The 100 million subscribers you are getting at was a number Blizzard posted in 2013.  Six years later, the number of former subscribers is probably closer to 140 million.  Also, based on the subscription revenue from WoW posted in their last earnings statement, the current subscriber base is closer to 6-7 million, not 2-4 million.  
  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,638
    DMKano said:
    People are actually liking everything - obviously not all people but *some* people.

    The real question is - how long will it last?

    Every other classic server for other games is only popular for a short time and then the population absolutely plummets.

    I dont see any reason why WoW wont follow the same pattern.

    No way of overcoming "been there done that feeling" - that is inevitable. Only variable is how quickly this happens for different players.
    If you add up all the people who played vanilla WoW compared to those other games even if WoW retains the same % of the "people who stay" it will probably still be more than all of those other games combined. WoW was the cause of failed marriages, job loss etc on a scale never seen before. There were hardcore EQ players sure but nothing on the "i'm gonna completely throw away my life just to play WoW" level.

    Add the number of vanilla players with the new players that will try it and stick with it cause they like it better than BFA and player numbers may not drop below 250k which is what SWG had b4 WoW came out in 2004. I'm hoping they can retain 1mil so other developers take notice and relaunch older MMO's like SWG to try and get a piece of WoW's pie again.
  • mbrodiembrodie Member RarePosts: 1,467
    TEKK3N said:
    From what I gathered in the last few days, it seems like the Classic hype is stronger than ever.
    I've seen streamers who were absolutely adamant that Classic was just a Nostalgia thing and would not work in the long run, make a 180 degree turn, admitting they were wrong.

    While others avid WoW players who recently quit BFA, like Sodapoppin and Asmongold were absolutely excited about Classic.

    I also had a look at WoW official forums and people are raving about Beta, even the retail fanboys seems more open on giving Classic a fair go, whilst just few months ago there was a good amount of vitriol all over the forums against Classic and its fans.
    I can feel a strong positive vibe.

    I am pretty confident Classic would be a success, there isn't a Social MMORPG around these days, and there are many people who crave the return of more relaxed days when you'd level at your own pace.
    I am also sure many kids will love this 'new thing' where getting stuff actually means something and feels like an achievement, something they probably never experienced in their young online gaming career.

    Personally I can't wait for World PvP......Stranglethorn, I am coming!!!!!

    you honestly gonna base your opinion on streamers / youtubers capitalizing on the hype train for subs?
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,048
    Utinni said:
    It's odd that on an aging MMORPG forum where people clamor for old style games that require grouping etc that there is so much negativity towards this. 

    Perhaps some people just enjoy the older versions of WoW and want to play it? Why do some people insist there's some psychological reason or negative aspect to this? 

    Stop being so bitter about life.
    Some people just enjoy peeing in other people's cheerios.
    Just ignore them.
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  • mbrodiembrodie Member RarePosts: 1,467
    That's just it, its not really like Vanilla WoW.  Graphically it looks like Vanilla but that's where it ends.  Mobs are not as hard as they used to be, I see zero players having to rest like you used to have to,  players pulling multiple mobs solo when if you got an add back in the day you were basically dead, stat scaling for classes is different resulting in much higher dmg from players, I see very little to no CC being used, exp rates are not the same, I mean the list goes on and on and on.  They basically made everything much quicker than it used to be....

    Sorry but this isn't Vanilla WoW.  Might look like it but it definitely is not. 
    What? Literally everything is identical to vanilla. They are recreating bugs that were in vanilla so that it's a 1:1 mirror. I don't know what you watched. 
    I disgaree 100%.  It's not even close to being identical.  

    Like I said in my original post, it's not even close.  Really the only thing that is identical are the graphics.  Everything else not so much. 
    you know they literally have a classic 1.12 server blade running to compare their version against the original classic.

    it's literally a 1:1 and here is where the problem lies, players have their "memories" or experiences on "private servers" of what classic should be when in fact it's pretty much exactly what they are putting out in beta.

    This is why these servers are never maintainable long term.. peoples memories never match up with the actual game and they don't get that new mmo in a fresh genre feeling.
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  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 2,993
    lol

    See you all in Classic!

    You stay sassy!

  • DKLondDKLond Member RarePosts: 2,207
    People enjoying themselves without harming others is a good thing, so I'm happy that people are having fun with Classic.

    That said, I don't think it's a long-term thing for the majority of players.

    However, there will always be dedicated old-schoolers - and probably more for WoW Classic than most other "dead" games.

    I have no way of predicting the future - but I'd be surprised if more than a few hundred thousand people played this regularly after the first year.

    Certainly, if they reach 1M regular players after the first year - I will have to say I was wrong about its longevity.

    But I have no idea why anyone would WANT the game to fail - or would want people to not play it.

    The more people in the world who're happy and enjoying themselves - the better the world will be for everyone in it.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited May 22
    Amathe said:
    Video games are not the only industry where people want what they used to have before someone "improved" on it. Classic Coke, for example. 
    Take vinyl albums, for example:

    "Vinyl album sales continue to be a bright spot among an otherwise bleak album sales picture. 16.8 million vinyl albums were sold in 2018, according to Nielsen Music (up 14.6 percent) — marking the 13th consecutive year of growth for the format. 16.8 million is also a new yearly high for vinyl album sales since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991."

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8493256/vinyl-album-sales-growth-2018-beatles-david-bowie-pink-floyd

    A medium long-thought dead by pop culture has been growing consistently over the past decade, defying the industry trends.

    Classic items, many times, have an original authenticity or purity of purpose that newer items don't.  A 1964 Ford Mustang can't serve as your personal navigator via a touchscreen, but many would rather have one of those than a brand new Mustang, because of the very pure and well-executed design goal: American muscle.


    Not saying your point isn't valid but regarding vinyl albums (being a collector myself) the reason mostly is the vastly better quality not nostalgia. When it comes to audio - digital isn't superior.

    Same thing applies to video, that's how we keep getting better quality digital versions releases with every generation (HD, FHD, UHD, and so on). 
    Right: purity of purpose.  You accept the trouble of maintaining a record player and a library of albums because it achieves its primary purpose better than the more convenient offerings.


    That...  Sounds familiar here. ;)

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,048
    Not saying your point isn't valid but regarding vinyl albums (being a collector myself) the reason mostly is the vastly better quality not nostalgia. When it comes to audio - digital isn't superior.
     
    Digital audio as streamed over Internet or even CD quality isn't superior... until a certain point when your vinyl will be so used it sounds like crap.

    But lossless high sample rate (192 or more) and 24 bit audio is definitely superior - not only in quality, but also in the fact that it's inalterable by time.
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  • SplitStream13SplitStream13 Member UncommonPosts: 126
    edited May 22
    I don't understand the fad in this whole "lets go classic" for ancient MMOs ... 

    Like ... if the current state of the game is trash, guess what, in couple of months it will reach trash levels again. It's not like Blizzard are going to branch off expansions and have 2 WoWs. Eventually WoW classic will reach WotLK and everyone will start moaning again. 

    I experienced it first hand in L2 classic. They are adding the wretched elemental system. Fuck 'em. Same with Blizzard. 

    Also whoever released the rumor that vinyl is better than hi-def digital audio is a fucking madman. A rich madman at that. It's completely false, but they are reaping profits on dead technology. 

    It's like saying floppy disks store information better than SD cards because they are magnetic, omega fucking lul. 

    Can't wait until tape cassettes are back with the marketing. They sure are back in the cloud server space , but not so much so in consumer electronics. 

    To put it mildly though, with digital you can store sounds that are incomprehensible to the human hearing on both sides of the spectrum and everything in between at a "resolution" that a vinyl can only dream for. There are no playback fragments, distortions, interference or anything of the sort as long as the output system supports it. 

    The only problem is the actual output system, whether or not it can play the recorded sounds. Also bytes are not affected by age (depending on storage technology)

    With digital it hardly matters what cable are you using before the output system, because with digital you can insulate cable "noise" and re-stream lost packets. 

    Honestly, I don't know why people keep repeating this shit. Are you justifying your spending habits? 
    Post edited by SplitStream13 on
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