" I’m allowed to say that because I wrote all of them" haha cracked me up
For me that started out in vanilla, I have to say I am looking forward for this. Actually more or less all of it.I played on Magtheridon EU .. and oh my God the ganking in STV was real! But after getting to 20, getting a few friends to help me get from SW to BB for my Big Blue (:S) .. getting my first demon mount .. finally getting to 60 and started all those attunement quests for the raids, while doing the questchain to get my Dreadsteed..I sure hope this is something that they will bring back too.I know this nostalgia will through people off.. It will be different from what we remember, but I honestly believe that for us that really did enjoy it, and miss it, will have a blast! Classic will not be for everyone. It will be hard. Not having the tools available that one are used to.. having to actually get the groups together and venture to the dungeons/raids.. This might throw people off.. some.. not all!One of the bigger things that is changed, and that I miss is, as posted further up, the feeling when you actually manage to complete the mission at hand .. the things you had to do to get you companion ( I say this for my lock ) or the quest chains to get my other shapeshifts on my druid.This is the reason, for me atleast, that make me returning to WoW! It does not mean I will only play Classic, but it will be an escape into what once was!
Jeff's bit about "All of game design is a tradeoff" made me think about why I like Ion's interviews and Q&As, I think he does a good job of explaining Blizzard's design decisions.
For me what made pre cata wow great was the crappy quests and it taking forever to get places. That made things matter.
Server reputation was surely something, as was having a rare crafting plan, you got fame as a crafter.When there are less achievements, they are more meaningful.When getting access to the raids is long and requires a lot of effort (onyxia questline anyone ?) this makes raiding more famous too.You cannot let everyone do everything and then them ask to be famous for doing the same as all the other players. There is a choice to make, fame is born from envy.
definitely miss the social interactions and being known on a server
I didnt start playing until Wrath, and anyone I know who played wow in vanilla keeps telling me I have it easy.. Yeah, I play on a pvp server. They all played on rp servers... Still, I might give it a go.
I just hope with the classic servers going ahead that it doesn't completely split the community you know? :/
i started playing WoW in MoP so i missed all the stuff ppl keep raving about. i REALLY wanna see it but i put a lot of effort into my wow account, mounts and toons etc, i'd hate to have to make a fresh account to play classic wow...... i will if i have no choice but i'll be rly sad about it
It'll be interesting to see how new vanilla will be .I think blizzard came to my dreams and made them real :P Ps: I've always wanted to play vanilla again in that atmosphere.
Although it's the community that ultimately makes the game, Vanilla's limited mechanics and functions promoted teamwork and optimism amongst players.
I would look forward to Alterac Valley multi-day battlegrounds that just would not stop...and the field battles of Southshore and Tarren Mill bringing down the servers...lol. Back when rogues actually did some damage and we could one-on-one folks fairly well...lol :)
I for one can't wait for it to return, really enjoy the game and people playing.Yes Jeff is right to a point, it was the community that kept many of us playing and coming back no matter how tough the dungeons were.I started playing beta testing the game before it went public, was here when it open up and many servers crashed because Blizzard wasn't expecting the people it did get first unpaid month. I have not missed time in WoW except for vacations and out of town work days( yes I have the statue).Many people that didn't play during vanilla are not going to like it, it was really tough. Quest had to be read really good to finish them(no sparkles or shinny things), class mounts or special things for classes took forever to finish, leveling took a lot of time, thousands of ways to do talents, money was really hard to come by and buy stuff, had to use thottbot(wowhead now) to finish quest or find stuff, PVP was out of this world!( Tarren mills, STV, Black mountain), HAD to find 40 good people that would stay whole dungeon runs just to get maybe one piece of gear and much more. I enjoyed every bit of it tho ! Now days with all the addons, shinny things, LFR and many others has just made the game more kid friendly and too easy to play.I will go back to play classic but will also play the new version also. To me the people back then were really friendly and everyone needed people, unlike today its more solo. The community stuck together, you had to or die from the ganking all the time. You didn't have guild bouncing since you needed a good guild with good players( 40+) just to do a dungeon to get gear. People worked together and helped others just to be able to get gear, levels, gold or really anything.Just my thoughts and know its a long one. I could keep going but you get the point. Even with bad graphics, server problems, hard quest lines, keeping 40 people together to do dungeons it was all worth it with the friends and people I meet.
Man i remember the longest AV on Mal'Ganis went 72+ hours one week end, GREAT :)
Hmm. I don't remember the taxis stopping at every station, but I find that the little things sometimes slip my mind as I age. I do remember unarmed skill, and having to level up your skill in every freaking weapon type though. I think they even had that still in TBC. I remember my hunter getting my shiny new Ice Barbed Spear and having to run around whacking low level things to get the skill up. I remember class quests and how the Horde rogue poison quest was like 10x harder than the Alliance version. I remember not getting mounts until level 40 and them costing 40g, which was a princely sum that quite a few people had to farm well into their late 40's before they could even obtain one. Personally I'd prefer a TBC legacy server. I had the most fun in that expansion.
can't wait to get my shen'dralar rep lol, gotta have every single bar green no matter how long it takes
what a great interview, thanks for sharing it.i read it all the way from the beginning, it's great reading about what Jeff has to say, he's like the class clown of the overwatch (and, in the past, the WoW) team, but a very wise one at the same time.
All I ask is, don't let Kapplan near classic wow. Thanks