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  1. #41
    Er no? And Blizzard would be stupid to accomodate a specific version of a server only... Why? Because people would get bored of it quickly and stop, since there's nothing to look forward to once you're covered with 'BiS' gear then... what then ?


    Swear to God, people don't even think things out AT ALL...

  2. #42
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    Nope, it was fun but I have no interest in going back.

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    I would def pay to play vanilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayburner View Post
    I loved my vanilla days
    Bullseye. You loved the days. I loved the days too. But those days are gone, and the game itself wasn't really that great. Though I took a pride and satisfaction in tanking with my Paladin, and I do miss being able to do some crazy/interesting specs, on the whole, the game is in a much better place now.

    ...now if we want to talk about WotLK servers, my answer might be different. Paladin was so much more fun to play before this Holy Power bullshit. Especially Prot.

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    I'd more than likely roll a side character on a vanilla server ONLY if;

    1) It was free,
    2) hybrids were balanced,
    3) had Ally Shaman / Horde Paladin

  6. #46
    Vanilla? no. TBC with them adding new raids and such but staying in TBC at 70, yes. The only 2 things I miss about Vanilla is no flying mounts and Naxx as it was meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersenIII View Post
    Bullseye. You loved the days. I loved the days too. But those days are gone, and the game itself wasn't really that great. Though I took a pride and satisfaction in tanking with my Paladin, and I do miss being able to do some crazy/interesting specs, on the whole, the game is in a much better place now.

    ...now if we want to talk about WotLK servers, my answer might be different. Paladin was so much more fun to play before this Holy Power bullshit. Especially Prot.
    I guess I got spoiled on my warrior tank.. I tanked certain bosses but normally topped damage as tank/warrior in dps gear. It was a joy back then rocking all the bwl/mc/aq40 dps gear and speccing prot..never took the mandatory skill...taunt or whatever it was.

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    THEY would have to pay ME to do that. Sure, I might check it out to kill the nostalgia for good, but that's it.
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    No, I wouldn't! Or maybe I would try to do it.
    Then I'd go DPS on my paladin, cry/laugh/cry/laugh for half an hour and start up Mists of Pandaria
    After a week I would have the urge to do it again and try to tank.
    Then I'd try to heal and realise how freaking boring it was compared to nowadays.

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    Why pay when you can find many Vanilla Blizz-like private servers. Sure there isn't as big of a community but they exist for every era of wow and even many of them that focus on certain aspects of the game.
    Reduce- Iconic class abilities, complexity and meaningful rotations, usefulness of any one class in a raid group
    Reuse- A continent from 3 expansions ago, a story arch from 3 games ago, characters that would otherwise be dead
    Recycle- A beaten to death plot-line, the nostalgia goggles for TBC, bossfight mechanics that make patchwerk seem complex
    The three R's of Warlords of Draenor and that doesn't even mention flying, #savekarabor, blizzard store, tier to tier ilvl skips.

  11. #51
    Yes I would. Vanilla WoW is not just 'weapon skill leveling..healer pigeon-holing, respeccing costs and training costs'. It's also the period of the game when it was an actual open-world role-playing game, instead of an excuse of it with just 5-7 zones and linear progression almost everywhere. Tenths of zones, racial campaigns, side-questing, exploration, secrets to uncover, class quests, actually long epic questlines. I would certainly pay to be able to do those once more.

    As for the 'it was good for its time' way of thinking: what exactly is that which prevents the omissions and mistakes of vanilla WoW to get fixed instead of entire features taken away. Why is it one or the other? Because other than a drama queen attitude or just sheer mental incapability, I can find none.

    World of WarCraft was released largely unfinished, buggy, and at times even broken. However its essence, that of an open-world role-playing game was perfect. It was an immense world, with adventures and mysteries awaiting players. It is what lured most players to the game. It's what kept them playing it, and it is still what most players look for in it if statistics are to be trusted. And it could be worked on to be done better. Specialisations could be improved to be brought to equal standing. Quests made more interesting, without taking their challenging aspects away by introducing shameful tools like a map tracker for quests. Etc. Instead most of what made the game exciting got taken away for convenient streamlined boredom. Instead of getting more exciting the game got more Facebook-like. And the players instead of adventuring ended up gathering points.
    Last edited by Drithien; 2013-01-12 at 01:45 AM.

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    Noway would i pay for it, if such a server were made available I would try it again, for pvp.
    I never really got used to pvp with resilience.

    However there isn't enough in vanilla to make me wanna pay extra to get to play it
    It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drithiend View Post
    Yes I would. Vanilla WoW is not just 'weapon skill leveling..healer pigeon-holing, respeccing costs and training costs'. It's also the period of the game when it was an actual open-world role-playing game, instead of an excuse of it with just 5-7 zones and linear progression almost everywhere. Tenths of zones, racial campaigns, side-questing, exploration, secrets to uncover, class quests, actually long epic questlines. I would certainly pay to be able to do those once more.

    As for the 'it was good for its time' way of thinking: what exactly is that which prevents the omission and mistakes of vanilla WoW to get fixed instead of entire features taken away. Why is it one or the other? Because other than a drama queen attitude or just sheer mental incapability, I can find none.

    World of WarCraft was released largely unfinished, buggy, and at times even broken. However its essence, that of an open-world role-playing game was perfect. It was an immense world, with adventures and mysteries awaiting players. It is what lured most players to the game. It's what kept them playing it, and it is still what most players look for in it if statistics are to be trusted. And it could be worked on to be done better. Specialisations could be improved to be brought to equal standing. Quests made more interesting, without taking their challenging aspects away by introducing shameful tools like a map tracker for quests. Etc. Instead most of what made the game exciting got taken away for convenient streamlined boredom. Instead of getting more exciting the game got more Facebook-like. And the players instead of adventuring ended up gathering points.
    hell dude you just nailed that shit on the head. thanks man

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    As a matter curiosity I might. But not for long and I certainly wouldn't pay for it.

    And it's not going to happen any time soon at any rate.
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    Gods no. I wouldn't play on a Vanillia server if it was fucking FREE.

    I think alot of people who think they'd like to go back to Vanilla would have a VERY rude awakening if they ever actually DID get the chance.
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  16. #56
    No, I would not.
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  17. #57
    Id roll an alt just to do 40man raids for the first time (and probably suffer with them).

    tBC is a different story

  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayburner View Post
    when you say too simple, what do you mean exactly? I'm really curious.
    Boss mechanics, classes (specs, rotations, stats)
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  19. #59
    Holy crap, no.

    People don't realize how uncomfortable rose colored glasses actually are. That is, until they are on a vanilla server, and discover that all those rose colored glasses are put up your butt.

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    I would not pay for it, but I would level a new toon just for nostalgia.
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