It is probably important to realize that no matter how carefully Blizzard developers recreate the early days of World of Warcraft for WoW Classic, it still won’t be the exact same experience. Close, perhaps; close enough to trick our minds if we turn a willful eye away from the differences between WoW Classic and the game as it was back in 2004-06.
Or if you want to set realistic expectations, well then, it might be worth acknowledging these differences up front so that there are no disturbing realizations when the MMO launches in late August. World of Warcraft YouTuber MadSeasonShow put together an informative and insightful list of the top 10 factors and features that will be different between the original and new vanilla versions, and it’s worth a watch.
Some of these differences include the presence of the streaming community, the in-depth knowledge we now have on the original game, the eventual stagnation of the title due to a lack of future development, and the inability to experience it for the first time. While these may sound like negatives, for the most part the video is positive in tone, if realistic. Check it out after the break!