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There is no "reverting code," no "12,000" builds to worry about. Patch 1.12.2 will still be patch 1.12.2, even after 1 million patches. That's why patches have different numbers: to preserve previous versions and keep them separate.
I do agree that Vanilla servers would take effort on Blizzard's part and effort equals money. "Difficult," "not worth it" "it would suck" etc. are not the same as "impossible."
okay not impossible, but extremely difficult.I do agree that Vanilla servers would take effort on Blizzard's part and effort equals money. "Difficult," "not worth it" "it would suck" etc. are not the same as "impossible."
'"Can your blood atone for genocide, orc? Your Horde killed countless innocents with its rampage across Stormwind and Lordaeron. Do you really think you can just sweep all that away and cast aside your guilt so easily? No, your kind will never change, and I will never stop fighting you."
- Grand Admiral Proudmoore
It's not feasible. I'm not saying it's impossible. I'm saying what Blizzard is saying: not financially worth it for the few people who would truly use it and by truly I mean the people that would actually stick to it long-term. Not the ones that would come back for a month of nostalgia.
I just spent 2 nights playing on a totally blizzlike vanilla private server just to see what people went through and how mechanics worked then.. my answer to those wanting to go back to vanilla.. YOU ARE F'n CRAZY???! It sucks so massively, 5 min buffs, slow mechanics, aggro from hell, expensive and hard to get mounts etc.. Do you truly remember vanilla.. I swear it's like someone saying they miss being homeless, just because they had some fun memories of being outside the norm, but they forget the hunger pangs, the cold, the wet, the sickness, the muggings.
With that in mind, I'd not want to do that if I was Blizzard. I would want to do all of the above if I were thinking to move forward and put something out there that would be respectable in terms of 2013 gaming at least in terms of lack of bugs, exploits, etc. Then I would look around at other MMO's that had done it and see how successful it had been. Then I would think about how doing this would affect development of the current game. And then I would think about whether or not I wanted to weather the BS that other players would put up with being resentful about spending any time on releasing what many would clearly call 'rehashed content' at the expense of the main game.
Then I would send J. Allen Brack out on stage at my gaming convention and have him say "No!" when the question came up.
A bit of civility and respect for others opinions goes a long way toward getting any respect in return. Overly hostile, profane and insulting posts are a sign that people don't really have anything to say. Profanity is best served out in very small doses.
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