any argument for or against is moot. blizzard has already said they couldn't even if they wanted to as they have already stated the "code" for classic wow no longer exist. same for each expansion. they build on the existing code. and based on that statement i would assume that any backups they have done have long since expired off their backup platform of choice.
but for the sake of repeating my self. i would say sure let them go ahead and do it. on the condition that all the players that chose to play on said classic realm be banned from the game the very first time someone asks for any changes/fix to be made.. which would be inevitable so..
I agree that the game is goin in a wrong direction but its gotta go somewhere right?
TBC or WotLK was cool because we cant get it back and we have a good memories from playing back then.
Maybe i wish to see Vanilla server back, experience the grindfest, kill old bosses, but its not gonna happen...
Something that people posting the "ZOMG WOW LOSING SUBS WORLD ENDING APOCALYPSE!?!?!!?!" threads seem to keep forgetting is:
WoW IS ALMOST TEN FREAKING YEARS OLD.
TEN YEARS. That is a LONG time for your playerbase to grow and change over. Many of the people who leave the game probably leave simply because they have grown out of it. They are not the same people they were 5 years ago. They have different priorities. Releasing "Vanilla" servers, or "Pick your Patch Flavour of the Month" Servers in a desperate attempt to get them back will at best just fragment the server populations even more.
WoW is fine. Untill it hits sub 4mil subscribers (which, for the record, is signifigantly more then nearly 90% of the other MMO games on the market) and Blizzard starts force Merging server populations, it will continue to be fine.
In my opinion the game has never been so balanced as it is now (not handing stuff out for free, but making a lot of things somewhat easily accessible nonetheless).
Please see the closing messages for these:
Look, this topic has been beaten to death. I've personally seen at least 25 - 30 threads here, alone. Blizzard has stated dozens of times it isn't happening.
There is nothing left to discuss on it. We prefer not to see these types of threads continue.