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Old 08-30-2019, 08:47 PM
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I'm wondering what people who never played Classic think of it. I remember finding it almost unplayable without addons. Mostly because I sucked. Still am not very good at finding my way around without quests on the map. Enjoying the things a lot of people found annoying, like a reason for food, taking care of the pet you worked so hard to get and having to think about ammo and managing your bag. Feels more real and immersive.

Gonna see if I can't find me QuestHelper or whatever it was called.
I use the AddOns: Questie (for in-map quest help), Mapster (for better maps), Bagnon (for treating all bags as one giant bag), Bartender (for easier management of action bars and shortcut keys), and Vendor Price (so the tooltip shows the vendor price).

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Couldn't they start off with extra servers (Atiesh 1 and Atiesh 2, and so on), and then merge them once the starting rush dies down? That would still provide continuity, just with (from any server's point of view) an influx of new players at some point.
Each server is a unique namespace for player and guild names. Combining servers always causes a lot of clashes. Also, each server develops a different culture, especially when there's no cross-server interaction like in the current WoW. Mixing two small isolated communities doesn't always work out well. Plus, there's the whole "dying server" stress that inevitably happens before a server merge.

I don't know the right way to handle the rush vs die-off, but there's good arguments for any approach. I'd hope Blizzard has the smarts to do the best.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:20 PM
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I'm on Hydraxian Waterlords. Ardulace (lock) or Alinoë (drood). It's a small, homey server with zero queues. Except at launch minute, where it was really funny to see a queue extending all the way to the exit of that trogg dungeon in the dwarf starting zone to kill that one named. I took a couple screenshots I shall title "how hard are you willing to work for 450 XP ?"

Anyone managed to get a "dot duration remaining displayed" addon to work ? Neither Domino nor NeatPlates seem to be able to do it - everything else works fine except that.

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I'd hope Blizzard has the smarts to do the best.
"You think you do, but you don't". Also the slow death of retail since Cata. Blizzard has stopped being able to read their public for a while now.

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I'm wondering what people who never played Classic think of it. I remember finding it almost unplayable without addons. Mostly because I sucked. Still am not very good at finding my way around without quests on the map. Enjoying the things a lot of people found annoying, like a reason for food, taking care of the pet you worked so hard to get and having to think about ammo and managing your bag. Feels more real and immersive.
I gotta admit, I was... intrigued early on to get to play an MMO with zero quest markers or hand holding at all, not even help actually *finding* the quest givers, some of which are hidden in nooks and crannies. It was fun for a couple of days to rely on reading quests and asking the chat where the hell Big Bad Evil Guy is.
Then a mate introduced me to Questie and it's just so much healthier to my quest completion OCD.

Also, that Alliance-side druid Aqua form trek was as bullshit as advertised. I loved it, swam from Menethil harbour to the shores of Westfall with a 6-pack, a dream and a guild chat .
Speaking of : having to have 8 people sign on to form a guild is bullshit. And no guild vault is soooo painful .

But I really enjoy the exploration and the combat. Everything is big and slow, there are lots of hidden sights. Even with Questie, it feels really rewarding to find your own little corner of the realm away from the horde. It's kinda weird how initially the mob tagging mechanism made me annoyed at other players for "stealing" my shit or barging in on MY spawns ; but now that I grok that it's just a way to force lots of impromptu PUGs to form and disband all the time, I kinda like it.

Some dude paid me more as a tip for making 3 bags than I would have asked to sell him some I made from scratch. So that was nice. People seem very happy and friendly in general (although I had to cut the zone chat because, well, it's an MMO zone chat ).

Symptoms of depression : heading to a mining node tucked away, and hearing "clink, clink, clink" as you reach it.

I'm pleasantly surprised my scantily clad elf druidette hasn't yet received a single handout or indecent /tell. Maybe old gamers have evolved ?! Maybe they've finally internalized that every hot chick is a dude ?
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:39 PM
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Oh dear, there are certainly some Quality of Life improvements that I would not mind seeing reimplemented.

Guild banks and reagent banks being prime among them.

Strangely, I do not miss mounts. I love seeing everyone on foot, roaming around seeking Pugs for quests together. No more "spam LFG Dungeon until max level is achieved".
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:44 PM
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Strangely, I do not miss mounts. I love seeing everyone on foot, roaming around seeking Pugs for quests together. No more "spam LFG Dungeon until max level is achieved".
Hiking up my Old Man Pants here but I remember when it took forever to get my level high enough and earn enough coin to purchase a slow ground mount. It was such a big accomplishment.
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at some point the "ahh the good old days' boy were they terrible" factor will kick in and it will get down to acceptable numbers

one thing is there's been 6 or 7 years of bitching of how bad wow has become that everyone whos joined after WOLTK wants to see what was so great about it and they'll go "umm yeah ok sure ...." and go back to modern warcraft

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Old 09-14-2019, 08:37 AM
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I am still enjoying Classic!

My server (Mankrik) is still quite full most evenings, the annoying DDOS attacks of last weekend notwithstanding. I have seen the occasional queue, but nothing egregious since opening weekend.

It's been really nostalgic for me to see places in-game again that were destroyed in Cataclysm or "retooled" in other expansions. Auberdine, Westfall, the Deadmines, Scarlet Monastery.

It's becoming more commonplace to see people with mounts, though I've yet to see a 60 or anyone with an elite mount. (Doesn't mean they don't exist, but so far I haven't seen it.) Seems like the majority of player aren't really rushing. My toon is level 36 now, so beginning the mount money scramble.

Enjoying the ride!
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:02 PM
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My main is only 20, after ~40 hours of playing. I am obviously not rushing, and a fair amount has been spent just exploring, picking up flight points, and fishing. Oh, and 25 of the 40 hours spent running from one place to another, probably.

I keep running into things (like the hunter lodge in the SE corner of Loch Modan) I'd forgotten about a dozen or more years ago.
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