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  • seldinseldin Member UncommonPosts: 183
    edited July 29
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      <div class="QuoteAuthor"><a href="/profile/jgn77">jgn77</a> said:</div>
      <div class="QuoteText">I love how many people think it will fail because they aren't 20 and in college anymore. Here's the thing, they've made more 20 year olds to replace you in the last 15 years. So just because you can't play 8 hours anymore doesn't mean some college kid out there can't. </div>
    </blockquote>

     The problem with your premise is today the 20 year-old would rather watch someone play the game on youtube then to play themselves.
    TorvalKyleranAxxar
  • AlomarAlomar Member RarePosts: 1,186
    Never played WoW till Cataclysm and I wasn't a fan of how easy, casual, and linear it had become compared to how it was described earlier. Looking forward to a brand new experience.
    Axxar
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  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,837
    edited July 29
    You guys have to admit, We are in a sad state of affairs . Lets be honest. The fact we are all anticipating the original release of a MMO that was made over 15 years ago, 15 YEARS ! This is a indictment of failure bigger than any Russian collusion hoax Political theater could dream of that current day devs of WOW are failing on such a EPIC level that they have to resort to going back in time . Back in time to a place when they probably weren't even in the industry !!! Well that would explain all beta testing, right ?

    Classic WOW is the final nail in the coffin for a genre that has been on life support for quite some time. Classic wow won't reinvigorate the MMO landscape it will put it to bed. Gamers will consume classic like the locust plague we are & then say "Whats next" ?! And the industry will respond .. . .. . . . nothing.



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  • DrunkWolfDrunkWolf Member RarePosts: 1,606
    It just goes to show how far the MMO genre has fallen, that the next big MMO is a vanilla version of one that came out in 04.
    TheocritusKyleranAxxar
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,736
    You guys have to admit, We are in a sad state of affairs . Lets be honest. The fact we are all anticipating the original release of a MMO that was made over 15 years ago, 15 YEARS ! This is a indictment of failure bigger than any Russian collusion hoax Political theater could dream of that current day devs of WOW are failing on such a EPIC level that they have to resort to going back in time . Back in time to a place when they probably weren't even in the industry !!! Well that would explain all beta testing, right ?

    Classic WOW is the final nail in the coffin for a genre that has been on life support for quite some time. Classic wow won't reinvigorate the MMO landscape it will put it to bed. Gamers will consume classic like the locust plague we are & then say "Whats next" ?! And the industry will respond .. . .. . . . nothing.



    It's possible, as has been stated before, this could be the WoW2 that never happened. Where they can re invent themselves and create a real fork with new content for this iteration.

    Don't get me wrong. I'd love to see that, but do I actually believe it will happen? Probably not.
    JeffSpicoli
  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,607
    I raided hardcore during vanilla so I plan to just bullshit around like nobody's business. Gonna make a troll rogue and troll alliance towns. Also hoping the PvP can sustain my needs long term not for competition just for casual daily fun. If I find a good guild with like minded folks that'll be a plus too.
    JeffSpicoliAxxar
  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,342
    edited July 29
    danwest58 said:
    People can cry all they want about how much time Classic WOW will take. These are the people that join do not belong playing MMORPGs. This is EXACTLY why MMORPGS today suck ass. You spend 1 to 2 weeks leveling then you are at end game and 2 to 4 weeks later you clear the entire content. Then you cry about how bored you are because the content is done and over will. That is because MMORPGS were NEVER designed to be something you can play for a month or two and what away. Yes some of the old MMORPGS have really stupid ass grinds, look at UO and how it could take you a year to level taming to 100% or Provoke to 100%. You might get only a .1 of a point in a week. YES this was stupid. But Vanilla WOW struck the right balance between casual and hardcore.

    If you dont have time to play a game 5 to 10 hours a week then go do something else. I can spend 5 hours on a Saturday fishing if I dont have my kids on that Saturday and completed my other tasks. Its called Time Management and being ok with the hobbies you do have.
    Just making an observation and not trying to pick a fight or anything. You take your kids on alternate weekends I suppose. For the rest of the time they are with your ex-wife. I don't suppose she has that much disposable time as you do especially if she is also going to work every day.

    Interesting how you're making an observation about the time people have when you yourself have more as a result of the divorce.

    I am a housewife and my kids are all grown up. I really admire women who work and take care of kids too. When my kids were younger even though I was a stay at home mum , time was at a premium.
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  • mrputtsmrputts Member UncommonPosts: 271
    You guys have to admit, We are in a sad state of affairs . Lets be honest. The fact we are all anticipating the original release of a MMO that was made over 15 years ago, 15 YEARS ! This is a indictment of failure bigger than any Russian collusion hoax Political theater could dream of that current day devs of WOW are failing on such a EPIC level that they have to resort to going back in time . Back in time to a place when they probably weren't even in the industry !!! Well that would explain all beta testing, right ?

    Classic WOW is the final nail in the coffin for a genre that has been on life support for quite some time. Classic wow won't reinvigorate the MMO landscape it will put it to bed. Gamers will consume classic like the locust plague we are & then say "Whats next" ?! And the industry will respond .. . .. . . . nothing.



    Whelp... If it dies it dies
    JeffSpicoli

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  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member UncommonPosts: 282
    Is Classic going to stay classic? i mean how are content patches gonna be handled? You cant stay classic forever.
  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,837
    mrputts said:
    You guys have to admit, We are in a sad state of affairs . Lets be honest. The fact we are all anticipating the original release of a MMO that was made over 15 years ago, 15 YEARS ! This is a indictment of failure bigger than any Russian collusion hoax Political theater could dream of that current day devs of WOW are failing on such a EPIC level that they have to resort to going back in time . Back in time to a place when they probably weren't even in the industry !!! Well that would explain all beta testing, right ?

    Classic WOW is the final nail in the coffin for a genre that has been on life support for quite some time. Classic wow won't reinvigorate the MMO landscape it will put it to bed. Gamers will consume classic like the locust plague we are & then say "Whats next" ?! And the industry will respond .. . .. . . . nothing.



    Whelp... If it dies it dies

    Torval
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  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,837
    BruceYee said:
    I raided hardcore during vanilla so I plan to just bullshit around like nobody's business. Gonna make a troll rogue and troll alliance towns. Also hoping the PvP can sustain my needs long term not for competition just for casual daily fun. If I find a good guild with like minded folks that'll be a plus too.
    This is kind of my gameplan as well, with a dash of pve dungeons thrown in
    Axxar
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  • ShinyFlygonShinyFlygon Newbie CommonPosts: 25

    Scot said:

    I think players will be disappointed because the build up has been so huge, expectations will be beyond sky high. So to avoid disappointment, skip the hype, don't talk about it all the time and let rip once play begins. :)



    I think anyone who is likely to have any interest in Classic already knows what they are getting into because they've been asking for it for years. They want this for some very specific reasons, and nostalgia is not among those reasons.

    Most who are just dipping their toes in out of curiosity are bound to be disappointed, so I agree that there's not much point to all the hype. But it will be nice if some of those newcomers are able to see what made the original such a brilliant game.
  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 925
    You guys have to admit, We are in a sad state of affairs . Lets be honest. The fact we are all anticipating the original release of a MMO that was made over 15 years ago, 15 YEARS ! This is a indictment of failure bigger than any Russian collusion hoax Political theater could dream of that current day devs of WOW are failing on such a EPIC level that they have to resort to going back in time . Back in time to a place when they probably weren't even in the industry !!! Well that would explain all beta testing, right ?

    Classic WOW is the final nail in the coffin for a genre that has been on life support for quite some time. Classic wow won't reinvigorate the MMO landscape it will put it to bed. Gamers will consume classic like the locust plague we are & then say "Whats next" ?! And the industry will respond .. . .. . . . nothing.



    It's possible, as has been stated before, this could be the WoW2 that never happened. Where they can re invent themselves and create a real fork with new content for this iteration.

    Don't get me wrong. I'd love to see that, but do I actually believe it will happen? Probably not.
    A lot of people hope for exactly this, but I doubt it will happen.

    That said people that say that classic servers won't last long are either out of touch in my opinion or just ignoring the obvious... There are top streamers(sodapoppin for example) that have been playing on private servers for years now. Just him alone will be able to keep the interested for the game for easily more than a year. I'm not saying that classic servers will have more population than live servers... that's impossible. Developers have managed to ruin gamers in the past 5-6 years... They managed to make it, so that people don't like to invest time for nothing(like in classic where it might take you 30 hours to get 1 item that you need). That's why crap like AP is around, so that people feel like they are constantly getting something when in fact they are grinding the same as back in classic, except it felt more rewarding back then when you finally got what you needed.

    Anyway arguing if classic will be a hit or not at this time is pointless in my opinion. I believe that we will be able to see how the "game" will do within the first 1-2 months. If people start losing interest by then they it will slowly "die" within few more months, but if the servers are bustling and we see the WoW category on twitch having 100k+ constant views I'd wager that it will be around for quite a while.
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,330
    You will never and can never play the original classic Wow,instead you will be playing some rebooted version of and nothing more.
    Blizzard is willing to call it CLASSIC because that is what so many want to hear,that is what will bring in new revenue and that is all they care about.Many ideas already got nerfed/changed because the original ideas were bad.Fast forward to blood Deathknight and will be the same thing,nerfs/changes NOT the original ideas.

    So if people think they are playing CLASSIC as intended to be the original,they are being mislead.
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  • Quazal.AQuazal.A Member UncommonPosts: 858
    I have been looking forward to this since it first announced, bringing the orignial 'Quaz' back to life, shammy - level as elemental / raid as healer...
    Being a shammy it will be great to be useful again after about 10 years of being almost pointless in raids lol :D
    I have booked off 8 days from teh day of release to OVER DOSE but then will go back to 3-4 hours a night, but will enjoy 8 days / nights of 20 hours of gaming :D remember the good ole days.
    For me i didnt get to play much of original wow as i joined about a month prior to BC so only elvelled up so will be good to experience it at same time as others

    I have been in contact with my old guild who are still going on the live server, and i think / hopeful that about 10-20 of them will be back, and we start to build a new version of the guild , but who knows. Either way i will enjoy the game :D
    Just hope that they dont put back the date as the holiday is booked at work lol :D
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  • WhySoSeriousWhySoSerious Member UncommonPosts: 156
    I find it funny that Classic WoW is my most anticipated game in a very long time. Actually it's probably more of a sad reflection on the state of MMO's. Either way, I'm excited to start a new (old?) adventure.
    Axxar
  • dmm02dmm02 Member UncommonPosts: 40




    jgn77 said:


    I love how many people think it will fail because they aren't 20 and in college anymore. Here's the thing, they've made more 20 year olds to replace you in the last 15 years. So just because you can't play 8 hours anymore doesn't mean some college kid out there can't.






    20 y/os today don't play what 20 y/os played in 2004. Best of luck to y'all though. I hope you find what you are looking for.



    I think you are right just not in the way you intended. I think 20 y/o's today are playing more than 20 y/o's of classic just my own opinion tho
    Axxar
  • wormedwormed Member UncommonPosts: 470
    edited July 29
    MMORPG.com comments about WoW Classic are generally filled with butt-hurt retail babies and vitriolic farts that don't want to believe the majority of new games are genuinely boring - made for the silver spoon fed era gamer.
    TamanousKyleran
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 1,629
    If WoW classic is actually a success Blizzard is not going to sit on it and let it go the way of the dodo. Classic will be expanded on. I have said forever that Blizzard is not the company it once was so we could very well see expansions being added to WoW classic that are new content never seen before. Make WoW classic more of WoW 2 or a kind of what if universe.

    Their is no way if this thing is a cash cow and brings subs back they don't capitalize on it in someway.
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  • keithiankeithian Member UncommonPosts: 3,136
    I have no interest in going backwards to reminisce. I might try ESO again, but more looking forward to the next LOTRO by Amazon. I do hope folks have fun though. Glad it's an option for those who care.

    There Is Always Hope!

  • keithiankeithian Member UncommonPosts: 3,136
    I have no interest in going backwards to reminisce. It had it's time and that time was great for back then. I am more interested in new games yet to be released, like Amazon's LOTR should that be good. I may try ESO again due to how many changes it has. Glad though there are folks who are getting what they want. Hope they have fun.

    There Is Always Hope!

  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 2,993
    Arterius said:
    If WoW classic is actually a success Blizzard is not going to sit on it and let it go the way of the dodo. Classic will be expanded on. I have said forever that Blizzard is not the company it once was so we could very well see expansions being added to WoW classic that are new content never seen before. Make WoW classic more of WoW 2 or a kind of what if universe.

    Their is no way if this thing is a cash cow and brings subs back they don't capitalize on it in someway.
    Unlikely to be considered before TBC and WotLK are recreated. Blizzard has already talked about those expansions as possibilities while there is zero discussion on expanding Classic itself. I am not however predicting that Classic may never gain additional content.
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  • esc-joconnoresc-joconnor Member RarePosts: 1,096

    jgn77 said:

    I love how many people think it will fail because they aren't 20 and in college anymore. Here's the thing, they've made more 20 year olds to replace you in the last 15 years. So just because you can't play 8 hours anymore doesn't mean some college kid out there can't.



    Pshyeah right, how are they going to have time to play wow with all their social media obligations!
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 1,629

    jgn77 said:

    I love how many people think it will fail because they aren't 20 and in college anymore. Here's the thing, they've made more 20 year olds to replace you in the last 15 years. So just because you can't play 8 hours anymore doesn't mean some college kid out there can't.



    Pshyeah right, how are they going to have time to play wow with all their social media obligations!
    I don't think the problem is a MMO like this couldn't be popular now a days. The problem is that they are hoping to draw the old guard back. How do you sell the new guard on a playing a game that is what 14 years old now?
  • WarlyxWarlyx Member RarePosts: 2,867
    Arterius said:
    If WoW classic is actually a success Blizzard is not going to sit on it and let it go the way of the dodo. Classic will be expanded on. I have said forever that Blizzard is not the company it once was so we could very well see expansions being added to WoW classic that are new content never seen before. Make WoW classic more of WoW 2 or a kind of what if universe.

    Their is no way if this thing is a cash cow and brings subs back they don't capitalize on it in someway.
    lol u put too much faith on classic 
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