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Will Classic servers be "authentic" in every way?

KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,946
Specifically, will they be swarmed by gold farming bots and chat spam?

Gold was difficult to come by in WOW's early days and it practically spawned the "Chinese" gold farming industry turning it into a monolith.

Few may recall how prolific it was but I'll confess, I spent a significant amount of cash on a couple of horses for my son and I back on our first characters.

I wasn't alone, I knew numerous working adults who did likewise, for either themselves or their children.

Now by the time the 2nd year rolled around Blizzard had made changes.  Most gear was BOP with only some mid level BOE items, and earning gold seemed easier.

I rerolled on a new server and it was much easier to earn enough gold  when I needed to, even when paying for raiding supplies and repairs. 

Will Blizzard be offering their token system in Classic or could we see a return of gold farming bots across the land?









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  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,757
    edited May 21
    As long as they have same level of salty tears about how much the classic game sucked and needed to change, which caused it change in the first place.. I don't care what else they do.. as that is the most entertaining part of games.. watching everyone cry about how this game needs to be like this other game, but that other games that they want this game to be like sucked so much they had to leave.

    Let that process.
  • DrunkWolfDrunkWolf Member RarePosts: 1,614
    if there is money to be made selling gold, then there will be gold farming bots.
  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 6,541
    Ungood said:
    As long as they have same level of salty tears about how much the classic game sucked and needed to change, which caused it change in the first place.. I don't care what else they do.. as that is the most entertaining part of games.. watching everyone cry about how this game needs to be like this other game, but that other games that they want this game to be like sucked so much they had to leave.

    Let that process.
    I think you're confused. World of Warcraft WAS the trendsetter. It didn't look to other games for ideas. The only reason things changed is because of lazy people complaining about time constraints. Which if anyone who played Classic EQ and than Classic WoW would know, was a drop in the bucket. Most of WoW's changes, including that god awful LFD finder was the beginning of the end. Stop playing it like a game and enjoy the damn environments. I'm beginning to wonder if 90% of gamers today can even read a book past chapter 1 before giving up.
    YukmarcGdemami

  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 933
    According to what people are saying on the forums there will not be tokens, so there will be gold farmers and sellers.

    I think you are misremembering early game BoEs.  Twinking was huge in EQ so that was a really hot topic when WoW came out, and their answer was BoEs that have level requirements and few blue items where not BoP.  


    I don't remember them addressing it other than adding dailies.  I had an account when WoW first came out, got to lvl 60, life got too busy so I sold the account on ebay for a ton of money.  I went back some time later, a good time before BC and leveling and my strategy was pretty much exactly the same, except this time I bought gold to avoid grinding for a mount, and then again for an epic mount.  I don't remember any items that changed from BoE to BoP.  

    I certainly could be wrong, and I do remember a lot of item stat changes for lots of items (for mainly BoP) but not anything about BoEs being made into BoPs.  

  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 9,775
    Filthy gold buyers!!!!!

    As a former athlete, I look at gold buyers like I looked at steroids users....
    SignexKyleranmcrippinsEronakis
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,757
    Rhoklaw said:
    Ungood said:
    As long as they have same level of salty tears about how much the classic game sucked and needed to change, which caused it change in the first place.. I don't care what else they do.. as that is the most entertaining part of games.. watching everyone cry about how this game needs to be like this other game, but that other games that they want this game to be like sucked so much they had to leave.

    Let that process.
    I think you're confused. World of Warcraft WAS the trendsetter. It didn't look to other games for ideas. The only reason things changed is because of lazy people complaining about time constraints. Which if anyone who played Classic EQ and than Classic WoW would know, was a drop in the bucket. Most of WoW's changes, including that god awful LFD finder was the beginning of the end. Stop playing it like a game and enjoy the damn environments. I'm beginning to wonder if 90% of gamers today can even read a book past chapter 1 before giving up.
    That was more my attempt at humor. I see it went over poorly.


  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 20,985
    If it doesn't have lots of server instability and downtime, then it isn't authentic Vanilla WoW.
    Jean-Luc_PicardDrunkWolfmmolou
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,178
    Lol no.

    The #1 thing that wont make it authentic is just how different the playerbase is when they know everything already and are simply there to relive the nostalgia. 

    The 2nd time around however the feeling fades 10x faster - I've seen players going from absolutely elated to completely done with the game all in the same week.


    Dauzqul
  • DauzqulDauzqul Member RarePosts: 1,980
    DMKano said:
    Lol no.

    The #1 thing that wont make it authentic is just how different the playerbase is when they know everything already and are simply there to relive the nostalgia. 

    The 2nd time around however the feeling fades 10x faster - I've seen players going from absolutely elated to completely done with the game all in the same week.


    Totally agree. I've seen this.
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,830
    Make a mage.
    Get all portals.
    Sell teleports to everybody in your capital.
    Get rich.

    I was never short on gold during Vanilla.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • krgwynnekrgwynne Member UncommonPosts: 115
    technology is alot better so there will be limmits to how much it feels the same

  • OldSchoolGamerOldSchoolGamer Member UncommonPosts: 226
    Weird.  I could have sworn this thread was like 4-5 pages long hours ago and now it is not even a 1/2 page long... 
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,795
    edited May 22
    lahnmir said:
    Make a mage.
    Get all portals.
    Sell teleports to everybody in your capital.
    Get rich.

    I was never short on gold during Vanilla.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Other choices:
    - Warlocks and Paladins get a free mount at 40.
    -Harvesting can make you more money than crafting in most cases....Selling the mats !...... herbalism, or mining for the first, then skinning for the second. At very high level you have the opposite, so this only holds true for making 90 gold for level 40 mount.
    -First Aid, make a decision, if you take it, it's nice to quickly self heal. However the mats such as cloths are the BEST money maker on the auction in the game.
    -Crafting bags are nice (everyone needs them), BUT everyone will have this idea making your selling power worthless.

    Your first character is very painful to make 90 gold by level 40.  However after 40 you make tones of gold, even by simply doing quest.



    My suggestion is play Warlock or Paladin. as you get higher in level, you can supply your other characters.  Harvest anyway, to make even more money !

    However play what you like is more important for fun, and suffer through harvesting. 
    Galadournmcrippins
  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,802
    I'm sure the transition to the new engine will have addressed many issues related to boting, etc. It's Classic chassis running on EURO 6 engine....
    Kyleran
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,946
    edited May 22
    lahnmir said:
    Make a mage.
    Get all portals.
    Sell teleports to everybody in your capital.
    Get rich.

    I was never short on gold during Vanilla.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Good thought, and when I played a mage alt I too made great money though I hated standing around in capitals to do so.

    As a Paladin at launch my income came from killing things.....very slowly.... so my income growth was equally slow, especially as most of my gathering mats went to paying for engineering,  which proved to be the big mistake. 

    But we really wanted to make rocket boots....too bad they misfired so often.

     :# 

    Post edited by Kyleran on

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,946
    lahnmir said:
    Make a mage.
    Get all portals.
    Sell teleports to everybody in your capital.
    Get rich.

    I was never short on gold during Vanilla.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Other choices:
    - Warlocks and Paladins get a free mount at 40.
    -Harvesting can make you more money than crafting in most cases....Selling the mats !...... herbalism, or mining for the first, then skinning for the second. At very high level you have the opposite, so this only holds true for making 90 gold for level 40 mount.
    -First Aid, make a decision, if you take it, it's nice to quickly self heal. However the mats such as cloths are the BEST money maker on the auction in the game.
    -Crafting bags are nice (everyone needs them), BUT everyone will have this idea making your selling power worthless.

    Your first character is very painful to make 90 gold by level 40.  However after 40 you make tones of gold, even by simply doing quest.



    My suggestion is play Warlock or Paladin. as you get higher in level, you can supply your other characters.  Harvest anyway, to make even more money !

    However play what you like is more important for fun, and suffer through harvesting. 
    I can agree with harvesting but I dont recall Paladins getting free mounts at 40, unless it came just before Vanilla. 

    I recall Druids being able to run an epic quest for a (flying?) mount,  but definitely no free Pally mounts at launch.

    "See normal people, I'm not one of them" | G-Easy & Big Sean

    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing POE at the moment.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

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  • OldSchoolGamerOldSchoolGamer Member UncommonPosts: 226
    edited May 22
    Warlocks and Paladins had level 40 mount quests and then again at 60.

    https://blizzardwatch.com/2017/07/31/wow-archivist-classics-paladin-mount-quests/

  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,802
    edited May 22
    at 60 the mounts cost approx. 1,000 gold though 
  • OldSchoolGamerOldSchoolGamer Member UncommonPosts: 226
    Galadourn said:
    at 60 the mounts cost approx. 1,000 gold though 
    Nothing a little mining couldn't cover the cost of... 
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,826
    Making money in early WOW was much easier once they linked the auction houses
    Kyleran

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  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,802
    making money in WoW is much easier than making money IRL, damn....
  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,157
    DMKano said:
    Lol no.

    The #1 thing that wont make it authentic is just how different the playerbase is when they know everything already and are simply there to relive the nostalgia. 

    The 2nd time around however the feeling fades 10x faster - I've seen players going from absolutely elated to completely done with the game all in the same week.


    For many it will be their first time.

    Whether that be the majority or the minority....  Only Blizzard will know.

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,946
    edited May 22
    Galadourn said:
    at 60 the mounts cost approx. 1,000 gold though 
    Nothing a little mining couldn't cover the cost of... 
    You mean a crap ton of mining right, especially in the early days.

    Galadourn said:
    making money in WoW is much easier than making money IRL, damn....
    Oh my no, I quite easily earn enough money IRL in just a few hours to purchase tons of gold, saving dozens of tedious hours farming for it.


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    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing POE at the moment.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,734
    Signs of authenticity:

    1.   Chuck Norris joke spam in general chat;
    2.   Shouts of Cry Mor Noob! from random PvP encounters;
    3.   Player casinos;
    4.   Hunters, hunters, everywhere;
    5.   Ironforge and Stormwind heavily populated;
    6.   /train choo choo sounds in underground train between IF and SW;
    7.   Beating Hogger - a rite of passage;
    8.   Enemy rogues lurking in your capital;
    9.   Trade mats sold for good coin;
    10.  Luring Stitches to Goldshire.
    mcrippins

    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • mcrippinsmcrippins Member RarePosts: 1,413
    Kinda sad.. earning the 900/1000g for the epic mount was quite an achievement in the early days of WoW. Buying the gold cheated yourself out of that. Oh well.
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