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Offline Kailef

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Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:54:23 PM »
There's no details on exactly what this will be, or when it will happen, but I'm totally up for renewing my WoW subscription if Blizzard is going to do this!  I'm very excited about a legitimate Vanilla server.  (Especially if it's pre 1.9 when I can get a super-fast Frostwolf, or at least early enough that I can get Broken Tooth with that 1.0 attack speed!)

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Re: Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 04:53:26 AM »
Hmm, that sounds interesting. I wonder if it will be full price. Looking forward to learning more at any rate!



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Re: Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 06:33:40 AM »
There have been various and sundry ways to play Classic WoW through unaffiliated private/emulated servers like Nostralius and Elysium, but all of those means have been somewhat unstable.  Run by volunteers and somewhat questionable with regard to their legal status, they have not been a reliable long-term method of playing.  You put in a year or two of character development and log in one day to find that the servers are gone.

I really enjoyed the challenges posed by Classic WoW, and the much more significant and defined differences between the character classes.  If Blizzard does this right - Giving us the classic experience with WoW's current, modern game engine...  This would really be something I'd enjoy.  They need to be careful though, and keep the clearly defined differences in place.  It would be easy to blur the lines between Classic and what WoW has become, and I think that would be a mistake.
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Re: Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 11:38:52 AM »
My WoW account is still active, though seldom used. But this interests me greatly! 

I will definitely be keeping an eye on the news. 8)
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Re: Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 04:15:06 PM »
Me, too.  If I hear or see anything, I'll post it here.  The best I've seen so far is this interview:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-11-04-wow-classic-blizzard-answers-some-of-the-big-questions

It doesn't reveal a lot more info, but it does delve a bit into Bilzzard's overall attitude, and it sounds good.  They are definitely in it for the long haul.  From what it says, they plan to start and maintain the Vanilla servers for as long as World of Warcraft is around.  I think that's awesome.
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Re: Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 07:54:05 PM »
I was both heartened, and a tad disappointed by that article.

For no good reason at all, I had imagined it as being playable by next summer. But if it's as involved as they're making it sound, may be a bit longer.

But I do really like everything else they're saying. And... I'll wait for it to be done right!  ;D
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Re: Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 03:19:52 AM »
It's really interesting, will wait for it

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Re: Blizzard to re-release Classic WoW Server!
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 10:17:12 AM »
I continue to be really excited about the idea of a classic server.  I really miss the challenge and sense of accomplishment I got from classic WoW.  Especially as I tend to prefer hunters, all the work you put into your pet made them really special.

In current WoW, hunter pets are automatically your level when you get them, you can have a ton of them, you can switch them at will, your weapon has infinite ammo, you don't have to manage your dead zone (the area between melee and bow/gun range where you can't attack at all) and... well, overall, it's just too easy now.  All classes can change specs at will to do whatever they want, there's just no specialization to make a particular character unique, you know what I mean?  It's not that the game is now bad - Lots of people still really enjoy it.  It's just... Not what I personally want to play.

I do wish that Blizzard had at an idea what the timeline was.  Maybe they could release monthly progress reports or something to keep us excited for launch.  That'd be cool.
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