It was back in 2013 that now-Blizzard President J. Allen Brack issued his infamously condescending line of “You think you do, but you don’t” in response to fan requests for a World of Warcraft vanilla server. Six years later, Brack had to eat crow as Blizz rolled out World of Warcraft Classic to great acclaim.
But… was Brack right about WoW Classic? While WoW subscriptions spiked during its release month and made up the only bright spot in Blizzard’s portion of Activision’s recent financial report, last week we reported on SuperData’s more specific metrics, which show these subs have fallen significantly since then. This has prompted more than one fan to ponder whether WoW Classic was a novelty or a lasting trend.
YouTuber WillE recently posted a 10-minute video essay in which he examined whether or not Brack was right all along. Did fans really want WoW Classic… or did they just think that they wanted it? Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!