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What are the top 5 most iconic things you remember in classic WoW that was removed/changed?

TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
edited September 2018 in World of Warcraft
As title says...top 5 most iconic things that were in classic WoW that is no longer part of the game

For me...in no particular order

1. Class Quests (warlock, shamans, paladins...all 3 were ones I played and had epic class quests associated with them. Not sure about other classes since those three were only ones I played)

2. Leveling up skills (you'd actually level up sword skill the more you used sword. You could level up unarmed before monk was even a thing. Switch weapon types? Time to switch to weaker mobs to train to get better with that weapon type)

3. Hunters needed to feed their pet, had actual ammo and often had a separate ammo container and felt far more like an actual hunter needing to maintain their supplies.

4. Well this is obvious one. But talent trees that were truly massive. Sure some say there was an optimal path to follow...but...thats still true today but with even less choice. Its true for any game that there will always be an optimal path to follow. But classic WoW truly had choices and I often had tons more fun with "bad" talents than the ones people "expected" you to have

5. Class trainers had more purpose. You had to learn all your spells and abilities from trainers. often times,e specially at low levels...you'd need to either go every 1-2 levels to a trainer or just save up levels and buy everything at once

And I gotta add a 6th...so I broke my own top 5 rule :P But its a bonus one since it isn't too big of a thing and its not really iconic either. 

6. Money was the hardest thing to make ever. Today gold is dead easy to make...make millions. But this goes back to #5...often times I had no money to actually BUY spells/abilities lol. And had no money to buy armor or anything else, even the junk ones off merchants lol. Even when I got to the level I could use a mount (which was higher level requirement than now), 99% of the time was too poor for it

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,696
    I agree with number 1
    Class quests are awesome. 

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,003
    The original open world pre Cataclysm and slower leveling speeds so you could enjoy them all.

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,847
    When crafting meant something
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,009
    The loot bug!

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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,697
    Ninja looting. Ah good old times...
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  • PemminPemmin Member UncommonPosts: 623
    1. clams did not stack in bags
    2. gold mattered
    3. down time between fights
    4. consumable stacking
    5. hard counters in pvp

  • JakobmillerJakobmiller Member UncommonPosts: 333
    1. No Dungeon Finder. I miss the time you actually made friends in games.
    2. The time when Resilience wasn't a thing. I mainly played TBC, which was when resilience was introduced, but it didn't affect the PvP as much as it did later on.
    3. More difficult to progress. I played frost mage and was level 53 when TBC started. Killing mobs was actually pretty hard and it was a challenge killing a few at a time.
    4. AV PvP. Was great fun.
    5. Not the enormous amount of daily quests the game got plagued with. I'm no fan.
  • IncomparableIncomparable Member UncommonPosts: 1,119
    Pvp in bootys bay, not sure if they changed that, but it was popular at one point.

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,455
    edited September 2018
    1. The old world (pre-cata).
    2. No multi server crap, your reputation on your server mattered, and almost everyone knew everyone.
    3. Old Alterac Valley where "matches" could last days if not weeks.
    4. Class quests. All of them, from the simplest shaman totem to the epic Hunter quest.
    5. Trainers, weapon skills, talent trees... everything about character development was better in my book.
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  • ZiebaaZiebaa Member UncommonPosts: 14
    1 shot pyroblast
  • necrolocknecrolock Member UncommonPosts: 48
    edited September 2018
    The only artisan enchanting trainer was inside the dungeon Uldaman.
  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,810
    where to start and where to begin really... I am not a retail player anymore (ever since Cata, including), but off of the top of my head:

    1. Class quests - pity Blizzard didn't work more on them before ditching them altogether ( I mean they did introduce tier 0.5 armor which was great, but they forgot to rework the weapon you got at around lvl 50).
    2. Itemization, with Str on caster gear and Spirit on melee gear
    3. Race-locked classes; Paladin and Shaman
    4. Universal gear, both for PvE and PvP. You had to make a choice on how you were going to acquire it, either through raiding or through Battlegrounds
    5. Did I mention class quests?
  • jusomdudejusomdude Member RarePosts: 2,706
    Worth playing.
  • KellerKeller Member UncommonPosts: 602
    • Class Quests
    • Utility Skills for Dungeons and Raids; Sap, Sheep, Mind Control, Shackle, Tranq Shot, Fear Ward, each class added something special to the group.
    • 40 Man raids; basicly bring whatever class you want
    • No Achievements; re-using dungeons for extra content is lazy. If it's fun to do, we did it in Vanilla. Don't need an achievement for killing Onyxia with only shadowpriests. (I admit achievements help in tracking questchains and dungeon unlocks)
    • Choice mattered; respeccing was expensive, crafting specialization

    PS: I do like a lot of the changes or understand why things have changed added. Dungeon Finder for example. Worldquests are a thing I like. When lucky you meet interesting people while being in the open world. Beats grinding the same mobs or dungeons over and over for money.
  • theocculttheoccult Member UncommonPosts: 49
    • Hunter pets' happiness, loyalty and attack speed
    • Weapon masters, training and skill, as well as weapon switching
    • Resistance gear
    • Class quests
    • Numerous classic armor piece visuals were changed/toned down
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