The Daily Grind: Are you excited with the World of Warcraft Classic playable demo announcement?

    
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There’s a lot of interesting stuff to unpack about the World of Warcraft Classic announcement from yesterday. It’s been a project that we haven’t heard anything about for a long while and not something that holds any personal appeal, but I definitely wouldn’t have expected an announcement of a demo for everyone, including virtual ticket holders. That alone is pretty surprising, even before you unpack stuff like the fact that we’ll be limited to one zone per faction.

Of course, it’ll also be nearly impossible to be certain if the game is really the same as it one those many years ago aside from judging it against memories, so that should be interesting too. Are you excited with the announcements about World of Warcraft Classic? Is it the sort of thing that makes you want to actually buy the virtual ticket for the right to demo the game? And if you’re not interested in it, are you still surprised at the timing and access for the demo?

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Bluxy

Im really really into BDO right now cant wait to get to expansion level, however will do vanilla wow as an ‘alt’ experience

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Rottenrotny

Hogger raids incoming.

It was a surprising announcement, but I’m stoked!

It will be really nice to play on an official server and not have to worry about your private server being shut down at any moment.

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rafael12104

Not really. I am happy for those that have been wanting this for so long. But I also wonder if once they get what they have wished for, they will be reminded of all of those negative issues that nostalgia glosses over.

Kudos to all involved and participating.

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Nate Woodard

Bitter grumpy old man voice. NO! Get off my lawn kid!

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Gordi_the_mighti

If I was really interested in classic I would just play on a private server.

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kofteburger

I’m very excited about Classic and happy to hear they’re making progress but I’m not paying anything for a 7-day access to two zones.

Does anyone else remember EU open beta?

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Polyanna

On the one hand, demo access is a neat perk of a Virtual Ticket, assuming that you otherwise would have bought it anyway.

From my standpoint though, as someone who does not play retail and has no interest in it, I have no real interest in the Virtual Ticket for other reasons. So it just seems like a cheesy way to sell six days of “early access” to Classic, which is a bit outlandish even in the upside down world of pre-release pricing where we live the past few years.

I mean, I have some interest in Classic and might be pulled back in to play it at some point. But the idea of paying $50 to get a glance at it for a week is, well, the opposite of “exciting” to me. In the spectrum of early access scams, this is one of the scammier ones I can recall in fact.

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Christopher Angeles

I agree. I think most early access price points are scams, but this just feels even more scammier.

Although if you are already buying the ticket, its a nice addition.

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Denice J. Cook

I am very happy that Blizzard hasn’t abandoned their promise to launch Classic servers, and I’m even happier that they have made so much progress in such a relatively short period. You can’t tell me they have more than a few devs working on this passion project, after all.

However, fifty bucks for a few days then a server wipe? Not in this lifetime!

Maybe I’d bit if you would be reserving your launch character names…. ;) Otherwise, I await the live server launch.

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Dug From The Earth

About as excited as Id be if someone said “hey lets go make new character in EQ1”

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Denice J. Cook

Lol. Heyyyyy, I’ve been playing EQ2 for 14 years now; does that count? ;)

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Danny Smith

Not really. Whats a demo of Vanilla WoW? trying to find a group for Hogger? hard pass.

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Crowe

Heh, I think it was a full raid for Hogger. (at least based on zone chat back in the day)