World of Warcraft is a nostalgic masterpiece which brings the world back in its original state. Fans were eager to return and Classic shows why. It's an MMO in the purest sense, with all its charms and downfalls.
One of the best mmorpg in the world returns with more force than ever. A perfect engineering work getting bringing the game as it was in the past with little change but with graphical improvements. The World of Warcraft we all wanted is here.
Repeating the same title that came out fifteen years ago, in an almost slavish way, has done nothing but silence the small but noisy part of the community that, for years, has been clamoring for the origins of Azeroth, annoyed by the excessive simplification of the title.
If I were rating Blizzard, this would be a big fat 0. But, WoW Classic turned out to be all the fun I had hoped for. I greatly enjoyed it for a few months, relived a lot of great things that I'd missed for over a decade.
I had not played World of Warcraft for years, then COVID hit. I was in a position that I did not want to learn a new MMO and had friends playing so I decided to jump in. It was like a giant bowl full of "member berries" and I thoroughly enjoyed that feeling of being a teenager hiding in the dark to play all night when I should have been studying or doing something else useful.
The game is just as I remember it, hours of slaying Murlocs, and mindlessly exploring the expansive world. So many people to play with and explore with, it was so much fun. I spent enough time through this playthrough to reach level 60 and built up my gear to 2nd tear and above. It was all glorious, and then, tedious.
In order to do get the gear I had, I would spend hours grinding to get the gold for the consumables required to Raid. Once I received all my gear I was ecstatic, then I realized. I am going to have to commit to this Raid schedule for the next two months until the next dungeon is released, and the 2-3 hours twice a week, plus grind was way too much for me, especially when I had all the gear I needed with the exception of one item or two, which I was in the back of the line for.
So I decided to start a new character, and now the world seems vacant, with the only levelers power leveling new alts. It seems that I joined when the big wave joined and my first play through, though magical, was a fluke. If the game was the same as it was in April, when I started playing, this would be an 8 or a 9, but the sparsely populated leveling world just doesn't have the appeal a full world does, and the highly competitive and time consuming end game does not come with the feeling of accomplishment it once did.
I am late to the party meaning I only just recently played Classic and it was for a good reason. I knew that the hype train for Classic would be immense and the que times would be insufferable. I instead chose to wait and let all that die down before I jumped in. I myself started on WoW day 3 after launch (due to being in the Army and having to go to the range for a few days I missed opening day). Here are the two things I was looking for in Classic WoW!
1) Nostalgia: I have to be frank when I say that this did not feel like Vanilla at all. I agreed with Breck when he said "We didn't want to do that either... we think we do but we don't" which has become one of the most infamous memes to date. It's true that Lightning doesn't strike twice. The magic of experiencing and doing something for the first time can never be recaptured and Classic WoW is proof to that. I never felt Nostalgic, I never had to read a single quest, I never had to ask in chat how to do something........ because I have already done it all.
2) Community: The community of Vanilla was very different to the community of Classic. That tight knit feel you had on your server just wasn't there. There was no talking in global city chat, just decked out guilds selling runs for gold. There was no random whispers asking to party on a quest, just someone waiting to get the tag before you tagged it. The community of Classic is no different than the cesspool community on Retail.
Overall Classic WoW is still much much better than all the expansions since Cataclysm by far. I don't think anyone can argue that since Cata WoW has only taken turns for the worse. Is it the Vanilla that the few of us knew and loved..... Not even close. I give this game a 7/10 simply because it's still better than the putrid muck that we have today in Retail.
You think you do, but you dont. XD
Несмотря на то что выпуск классики наделал много шума, игра на мой взгляд безнадежно устарела и выпуск оригинальной классики без графических и геймплейных изменений это бред. Хардкорные гильдии закрывали рейды в первые же дни, в то время как казуальные геймеры страдали над унылой и душной прокачкой которая здесь занимала наверное часов 25 в среднем.
Я считаю что классике нужен именно ремастер а не простой перезапуск, нужно исправить все моменты которые явно устарели и не отвечают современным требованиям к играм.
Just a re-release of an outdated mmorpg. Filled with artificial content, including the "classic" grindy go-there kill 5 mobs, get 10 drops, pick this thing type quests. and a stone age combat system for good measure.
This version of the game has not aged well, its just a nostalgia cash grab for the veteran wow players.
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