The Daily Grind: Are you on board for Burning Crusade Classic?

    
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The Daily Grind: Are you on board for Burning Crusade Classic?

It seems all but one official announcement short of certainty that Blizzard is going to be rolling out a Burning Crusade Classic server for World of Warcraft. The general thought is that a 2021 release seems probable, what with Shadowlands coming out later this year for the retail server.

I’m honestly much more interested in this launch than I am for WoW Classic. As fun as it was to go back to an earlier era of the game, vanilla didn’t offer as much for higher levels as Outland did, what with its better zones, flying, and dungeon design. So yeah, if and when Burning Crusade Classic arrives, I’ll be on board… at least for a while.

What about you? Is a return to WoW’s first expansion in the cards for you, or have you been there and done that to death with no intention to return?

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Robert Andle

Hell yes. I’ve played Classic since it launched and loved every minute. I’m not in a rush for TBC servers as I still have years of content in Classic to play through, but I’ll certainly play them when they arrive.

kofteburger
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kofteburger

More than I’m for Shadowlands.

Grimalkin
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Grimalkin

Yes, please

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Choad

Nah.

I never played Classic, I started (and ended pretty much) with WOTLK, but I’m impressed with how much better PvP is in Classic than what I remember.

And PvP is all I’m interested in. ‘Raid content’ is irrelevant to me, I’ll never see the inside of one anyway.

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kjempff

I want TLP, not a server locked to some expansion.
As an example it could be 6 months unlock, with the mini content updates dropping in the expansion as they did originally, all the way up to “live”.
If someone wants to stay in one era forever, when the server progresses, they can get a free transfer to the static locked in time server, instead of moving with the expansion progression.
And then .. keep those TLP coming, one every year or whatever.

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Alt+F4

although (at the time) TBC was considered accessible, the grind was immense, (class) balance was as ugly as most of FX (excluding sound and leveldesign though). it may still mark a milestone in MMO evolution to reflect on design and (user) demand, also the influence on the development of the industry, but overall:
i already survived TBC. no need to re-clear 3000+h of historic content just for some nostalgic design analysis.

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K8 D

No I’m not on board. The community is already split enough, and bliz can’t even fix retail. I don’t want them investing in another flavor of the month game that will fall off in a few months. J. Allen Brack was right. You think you do, but you don’t.

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traja

I believe Classic WoW has maintained quite a strong player base so from an objective financial perspective it probably was well worth it. Personally I didn’t end up liking it all that much but TBC I know for a fact that I like.

What worries me the most is that Blizzard recently has been incapable of doing anything right. Even Classic has a lot of new problems that the original version didn’t have. That would probably happen again with TBC.

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Scott McCulloch

Don’t know what you’re talking about, Classic did not fall off.

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Jokerchyld

Its funny as I play on EQ TLP servers. There is this pattern where a classic like server is launched for the old content and it progresses through the expansions.

But there is always that ONE expansion that everyone hated and no longer play on the TLP/Classic servers and its over.

Now Darkpaw handles this ingeniously by simply… launching a NEW TLP and the cycle repeats. For EQ people leave around GoD expansion (some stay, but the majority of the community leaves). I see the same thing happening to WoW if they continue the expansion progression.

But for me WoW is a bit different where I would ignore Cata, but would come back for a Pandaria and Legion classic server. Be interesting to see how Blizzard plays this out as well as seeing what their playerbase pattern would be.

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Axetwin .

No, I’ll hold out for Wrath.

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Morgan

I am pretty sure I got to level 57 in Classic and just had enough couldn’t handle the grind, but if it is as you say an improved leveling experience maybe it wont be so bad.