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People want instant noodle, is hand made noodle better sure, but it's instant noodle that sells really well. it's convenient the same with mmo. for example dungeon match making, you are paired instantly with random people, then you realize they suck, if you repeat it enough time then you begin to think the game suck. But would you rather wait for 2-3 hrs for your friends to come online? One big problem is mmorpgs were supposedly designed to play with your friends, not some random ass stranger, waiting for friends to party is part of the emersion of mmo. The dev think they are smart, but they are not and doesn't understand how to replicate their own success. Hence classic.
This have been a good conversation
smh at people thinking the old MMOs were some amazingly special thing.. they weren't. the games were janky at best and the UIs and mechanics were horrible. There is a reason those games aren't being made anymore. The people playing made it special. Gamers and technology have changed dramatically since 2004. WoW classic won't last because it's simply not 2004 anymore. Yes, this is in fact Nostalgia that Blizzard is selling to you. Fake Nostalgia. This isn't a true Vanilla experience! they are selling you the perfect version of Vanilla which btw WASNT perfect, and that's the key ingredient. The thing that made Vanilla what it was and the things people remember are the experiences caused by the jank of the times. The blizzard mistakes that players had to experience together. Bosses with broken health pools, trash mobs that one shot, Corrupted Blood bug (lol).. broken spells, op outdoor raid bosses, even the ability to kite Kazzak across the map.. these are all things that the first time it happens its cool, it helps to create the community. Blizzard cant reproduce THIS no matter what mechanics they have in there.. the community will never be the same. I keep saying its not the game, its the community. It's true and we are all about to see it first hand. The community of WoW classic and the Community of Vanilla WoW are two completely different sets of people.Once people realize that "it feels different than expected" the nostalgia will wear off. Give it less than a year. And also be clear to the people that are getting butthurt over someone's opinion... just because a person says they believe its going to fail doesn't mean they want it to fail, everyone is just stating the obvious about the nostalgia. It never lasts. Don't expect everyone to feel how you feel about it. Good that you are excited about it and to be honest if you are excited about it, you probably shouldn't be looking in these types of threads anyway, it's only going to upset you. Also would like to point out this is only getting traction because its Blizzard. Many companies have tried to launch classic servers or even create a whole new "Classic MMO" styled game and failed. Blizzard is one of those companies that can do anything and have a maybe it'll stick maybe it won't attitude.. in the case of Classic WoW I don't think it'll stick very long.. might need more glue.
Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.