Yesterday’s big news in the ongoing Nostalrius saga was a message from Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack, who suggested to players that in lieu of some form of vanilla or class servers for World of Warcraft, the team has kicked around the idea of “pristine” servers.
“Over the years we have talked about a ‘pristine realm,'” he wrote. “In essence that would turn off all leveling acceleration including character transfers, heirloom gear, character boosts, Recruit-A-Friend bonuses, WoW Token, and access to cross realm zones, as well as group finder. We aren’t sure whether this version of a clean slate is something that would appeal to the community and it’s still an open topic of discussion.”
One might suppose that the end result of a pristine server would be the current game world, minus the cash shop nonsense, looking-for-group tools, and easymode leveling schemes. The proposal has been met with opposition from players who say that’s not enough — that they want the classic classes and landmasses too.
Would you play Blizzard’s idea of a “pristine” realm?