The Daily Grind: Would you play on a vanilla World of Warcraft server?

    
245

Word that wildly popular “progressive vanilla” World of Warcraft emulator Nostalrius is sunsetting in the face of a Blizzard legal threat has dominated MMORPG news for the past few days. I’ve seen so many MMO gamers claiming they’d love for Blizzard to seize the moment and announce its very own vanilla server, a retro server with old-school rules. Chances are slim; Blizzard has downplayed the idea on numerous occasions.

But if Blizzard did it, would you actually play it? Let’s put it to a poll for a special edition Daily Grind!

Would you play on a World of Warcraft retro server?

  • I currently play WoW and would play on some flavor of retro server. (13%, 327 Votes)
  • I currently play WoW and would NOT play on some flavor of retro server. (9%, 235 Votes)
  • I used to play WoW and would play on some flavor of retro server. (40%, 1,005 Votes)
  • I used to play WoW and would NOT play on some flavor of retro server. (18%, 444 Votes)
  • I have never played WoW and would play on some flavor of retro server. (3%, 72 Votes)
  • I have never played WoW and would NOT play on some flavor of retro server. (4%, 91 Votes)
  • Elf butts. (14%, 353 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,527

Loading ... Loading ...

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
KaiserPhoenix
Guest
KaiserPhoenix

BritoBruno KaiserPhoenix Karl_Hungus Lol, just saw this reply now. Do you love to speak the obvious? Are you lurking somewhere. only  waiting to jump out and say “It’s only your opinion. You dont speak for everyone” ?

Do you think I have time to cater to some throwaway pedant?

LazyJones
Guest
LazyJones

Nah. I would miss way too many of the improvements done since then. Let the past be the past.

EvilCheshire
Guest
EvilCheshire

In a heartbeat, as would my spouse, as it stands I won’t play anything with Blizzard’s name on it because of pigheaded decisions like shutting down Nos. I get they don’t want to spend the resources, so why not sub-contract with a team that will? Oh that’s right, there ego’s.

qyte64
Guest
qyte64

In a heartbeat.

AndWhyNot
Guest
AndWhyNot

I would love to see Retro server(s). I would absolutely reactivate my account and resub for Classic, TBC, or Wrath. I also enjoyed most of Cata…except the part where they wrecked my home. Having played almost daily since 05’…yeah, Azeroth of old was my “down-time home”…wrecking it was unforgivable. I tried to get back into it during MoP, but the game & community changed too much for my tastes, and left again. If I got to pick, I’d pick a TBC server for sure.

Memtiim
Guest
Memtiim

Nah, I just doesn’t work as well for WoW as some other games tbh, for one vanilla WoW was a pretty crap game, sure it looked shiny compared to the other clunky games of the time but the gameplay took time…it wasn’t till the release of TBC that it really started to come together…and secondly vanilla WoW just isn’t that large or complex..most of us have seen this content already and have little desire to grind it repeatedly for fire resist gear :S and most of the difficulty came from the fact most people had no idea what they were doing, now everyone knows this stuff inside out I bet everyone just facerolls stuff with the few specs that actually work on the private servers… 

Sometimes these servers can be cool but I think it really is a case of rose tinted specs with vanilla wow I doubt a live server would hold its population for very long or make a noticeable difference to sub numbers and blizz obviously agrees….they should do it anyway though, its obviously not that hard if people who are not blizz can do it and if the people want cake…

BritoBruno
Guest
BritoBruno

Jack Pipsam Nordavind hugmonster lol

BritoBruno
Guest
BritoBruno

ManastuUtakata captainzor /wiggle

BritoBruno
Guest
BritoBruno

Estranged wjowski 4 TOTEMS!

BritoBruno
Guest
BritoBruno

Rohirrim “I would definitely try it. If the community was good and not flooded by the retail wow players, I would stay. Else I would keep playing on private.”
This is the rationale for someone who wants to “give blizzard money”.
And i thought Vanilla was all about community, heh?