To be honest if I'll have to start fresh I'm just going to quit the game. Give some classic vanilla servers with free transfer to those who want to play vanilla forever, and yeah, probably I'm also going to level a toon there one day. Most people want to progress into TBC just like how it was back then. Starting on lv 58 is against everything what's WoW. Transfer from current servers is pointless, all server will become unpopulated. What you want is a few forever vanilla server, the rest goes into TBC, then WOTLK.
I believe they will do something like this:
The issue with forever classic is the same issue private servers and Wow in general has. You run out of content and you reach a point where you have done everything you can do. This causes a MASSIVE amount of people to stop playing and the last thing you want is a server to die out. Moving all existing servers forward into TBC is the only logical path to take here because it would follow the "classic" experience. If people didnt jump on board to play classic then thats there own fault. They had plenty of time and notice to play classic and im almost certain the majority of the classic player base would like to move forward into TBC. Imo it should just go xpack by xpack as it was back in 2004. That would be the true "classic" experience.
No classic + option is so lazy on Blizzards part and @#$%.
when do we get level 1 flying mounts ?
Blizzard surveying step 1: Send a survey to 0.05% of your player population, because ______
I wonder why do they send out these surveys to what seems to be an awfully narrow sample. Don't they want a nice big data to get a good generalisation on people's opinions?
a burning crusade server would be nice, but just when its a real phase 1 tbc server not this disaster they have do in classic with phase 1 but with patch 1.12 with dead nerfed content
democracy people, cast your votes!
Lot of problems with this stuff. If I have a 60 on classic and TBC comes out, I'm going to want to move on to TBC. If they leave our current classic servers/toons alone and release TBC and let us have option to copy our 60 over to the TBC server...are you honestly going to play classic anymore?Its cool to play classic forever...but knowing classic is a closed off server, as in there is never going to be new content, or anything to do. Once you full t3/bis gear and have done literally everything in classic...what's point in playing anymore? how many guilds and people going to just hang out in classic...for the sake of it? like what's left to do? top guilds already have naxx on farm, I bet they bored/ready to move on already.If they reset everyone back to 1 again and start fresh again...its going to feel like last year was for nothing, as now going to take another year to back to naxx..only to start over...again...and again...resetting an mmo to fresh doesn't work same as it does in games with seasons (d3). Those people who had never tried/done vanilla/tbc and who have gotten all of classic they wanted, will now be looking to move to TBC...I doubt there is a very large population saying lets start from 1 again! yeah! lets spend another 6 months doing what we just got done with this past year...I know there is some...but in an mmo there generally has to be progression and forward movement. Its why seasons in D3 got boring, sure its "different" each season, but you already know how it ends, there's nothing new. Same for MMO's...at least TBC would give you 1-2 years of solid new content. Also what about the people who didn't even get to 60 in classic, and rather do TBC instead? going to force them to get to 60, just for sake of transferring over to TBC server? that would be a very hollow experience...knowing Gotta level for a week or 2, so can join people on TBC server, and have no interest in classic content (I've done vanilla, started in 2004)So then if they create level 58 templates, that can only use for TBC server, then that might make some feel invalidated by just jumping to 58 and they leveled to 60...also might make the bot situation worse, if people can just make level 58's...unless put a cap to 1 per account or something. But then what if you picked wrong class/choice, you'd be stuck with whatever you made your template (unless I guess delete that one and do another...but still would feel bad)So this whole thing is a mess, I look forward to seeing their solutions, because you cant please everyone, and going to be at least 1 group getting shafted here.