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  1. #501
    A serious question for the people who have 0 interest in classic wow (And that's fine, i won't knock you for it. different strokes and all)

    BFA is already going through a serious identity crisis, and hemorrhaging population. It's already perceived as the worst expac by far in WoW's long history.

    How do BFA players who want to stick around plan to cope with losing guildies, or returning players to Classic over BFA? What happens if classic overtakes BFA in population and maintains it? Will BFA just be written off or will you try to ride it out?

    I foresee quite a few guilds being broken because of classic wow's release this summer.

    Not being negative or pushing my opinion... just real talk. How do you plan to cope with Classic's release if you aren't interested, and what will you do if it ends up being much more popular than you anticipated (leaving BFA more empty?)

  2. #502
    Classic will be a fireball in a sky that will flash bright for a moment then vanish.

    All these storytellers predicting it will overtake live and what not are completely delusional, exactly because of what I said - Vanilla is a shit game in 2019.

    There will be some diehard community which will screech about how classic is the one true wow everywhere, like they do now, but that's it.

  3. #503
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    A serious question for the people who have 0 interest in classic wow (And that's fine, i won't knock you for it. different strokes and all)

    BFA is already going through a serious identity crisis, and hemorrhaging population. It's already perceived as the worst expac by far in WoW's long history.

    How do BFA players who want to stick around plan to cope with losing guildies, or returning players to Classic over BFA? What happens if classic overtakes BFA in population and maintains it? Will BFA just be written off or will you try to ride it out?

    I foresee quite a few guilds being broken because of classic wow's release this summer.

    Not being negative or pushing my opinion... just real talk. How do you plan to cope with Classic's release if you aren't interested, and what will you do if it ends up being much more popular than you anticipated (leaving BFA more empty?)
    It wont because thats just being delusional.

    Out of the ~100 IRL people i met in my area that played WoW Vanilla with me or around me (Net cafes was and is a thing in Greece) only 2 showed interested in WoW classic.

    All of those are now between 28-40 years old.

    One is someone that was 10-12 years old and never got to keep up/play the game with the rest of us tryharders with Rank 14/Naxx clearing at the net cafe, and the second is one of the people that did a lot in Vanilla, Rank 14 and the rest and only cares for it because Gear > Anything and he wants to go back to being the best by 1 shotting everyone, not because "Vanilla is a good MMO".

    "Have you spoken to all those 100 people?" Nope, i spoken to about 50 of them or so after they heard about WoW Classic.

    Private servers are full because they are free, and full of people from countries with terrible salaries that really cant afford WoW, anyone that has played in one for 10 minutes knows this.

    I have a familiar that wasted 3 years of his life in a WoTLK private server doing the same thing over and over, 99% of the people he knows are Romanians/Ukraines/Russians and a mix of Slavs in the middle of nowhere in their countries.

    Same way how US private servers are full of South Americans.

    WoW Classic will see a massive influx of few people returning and BFA players leveling to 10 and going back to the next expansion that will come out.
    Last edited by potis; 2019-03-15 at 02:55 PM.

  4. #504
    Quote Originally Posted by Akka View Post
    Calling 99 % of the population "bad", regardless of it being insulting or not, is mainly the sign of being an idiot oneself and not understanding the whole definition of "bad".
    Hint : "average" means that you're in the bracket where about 50 % are worse and 50 % are better.
    I dont base skill level on statistics. So I agree that if you’re dying to the same mechanics 20 times in a row (which a lot of “mythic raiders” do) then you’re pretty bad. If 99% of the playerbase do that then they are bad players.

  5. #505
    Quote Originally Posted by potis View Post
    It wont because thats just being delusional.

    Out of the ~100 IRL people i met in my area that played WoW Vanilla with me or around me (Net cafes was and is a thing in Greece) only 2 showed interested in WoW classic.

    All of those are now between 28-40 years old.

    One is someone that was 10-12 years old and never got to keep up/play the game and the second is one of the people that did a lot in Vanilla, Rank 14 and the rest and only cares for it because Gear > Anything and he wants to go back to being the best by 1 shotting everyone, not because "Vanilla is a good MMO".

    Private servers are full because they are free, and full of people from countries with terrible salaries.

    WoW Classic will see a massive influx of few people returning and BFA players leveling to 10 and going back to the next expansion that will come out.
    That's your own personal experience. Out of my giant group of WoW friends, i know 1 irl who has no interest in classic and about 5-10 in game that don't either. That leaves about 50+ of us (10 irl and 30+ guildies at least, maybe more) who have openly stated "I can't wait for classic instead of BFA".

    It may not be as popular as i think, but you dismissing it as nothing is a equally unlikely. Everyone i know interested in classic is 35+ years old and experienced it so we KNOW what we want. many of them, went back to older games like EQ rather than play BFA.

    So while your experience may be of "nah" mine is the opposite.

    So, again i ask, how will YOU Handle it if WOW classic cannibalizes BFA's remaining player base? Will you concede defeat and go to classic, or just keep on in BFA with a dwindling population?

  6. #506
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    That's your own personal experience. Out of my giant group of WoW friends, i know 1 irl who has no interest in classic and about 5-10 in game that don't either. That leaves about 50+ of us (10 irl and 30+ guildies at least, maybe more) who have openly stated "I can't wait for classic instead of BFA".

    It may not be as popular as i think, but you dismissing it as nothing is a equally unlikely. Everyone i know interested in classic is 35+ years old and experienced it so we KNOW what we want. many of them, went back to older games like EQ rather than play BFA.

    So while your experience may be of "nah" mine is the opposite.

    So, again i ask, how will YOU Handle it if WOW classic cannibalizes BFA's remaining player base? Will you concede defeat and go to classic, or just keep on in BFA with a dwindling population?
    Yeah, and you have how many hours to play exactly? Do you really expect your "35 guildies" to play a few hours per week to level in classic?

    You are gonna play 2 weeks, reach level 20 and then pop back to the active expansion as the majority, you are literally the prime example of nostalgia.

    Now, playing WoW Classic as a downtime between raids? I can accept that, playing only WoW Classic, then ye, good luck.

    Its irrelevant to me if WoW classic exists, i did everything there was to do when it was relevant, its a dead game for me, i want new raids, new bosses, i couldnt give a rats ass about old content.

    If WoW empties out then i will just go to the other games i play, Dota, PoE and whatever new might catch my interest.

  7. #507
    Quote Originally Posted by potis View Post
    Yeah, and you have how many hours to play exactly? Do you really expect your "35 guildies" to play a few hours per week to level in classic?

    You are gonna play 2 weeks, reach level 20 and then pop back to the active expansion as the majority, you are literally the prime example of nostalgia.

    Now, playing WoW Classic as a downtime between raids? I can accept that, playing only WoW Classic, then ye, good luck.

    Its irrelevant to me if WoW classic exists, i did everything there was to do when it was relevant, its a dead game for me, i want new raids, new bosses, i couldnt give a rats ass about old content.

    If WoW empties out then i will just go to the other games i play, Dota, PoE and whatever new might catch my interest.
    I have as much time to play as i want.

    I appreciate your answer though.

    That said, i can't wait for it and i remember it vividly as an older player, and it wasn't ANYTHING. I grew up on MMO's that were MUDs or EQ, where you could lose your gear and character that had 1000x more work than any vanilla wow player. Vanilla WOW was always a cake walk leveling even back then, but i enjoy the RPG mechanics of the game that is so sorely lacking from BFA.

    How you feel about Classic is how i feel about BFA currently. I don't enjoy where the game is going with more ARPG than MMORPG mechanics existing in game today. It's more diablo 3 than EQ1, and i prefer the older style of MMO tbh.

    To each their own, though. We can't wait for classic WoW, and the endgame is half the appeal. With a good RPG there's a beginning, a middle, and an end point. You'll actually have that gear end point in classic where your character can be complete, more or less.

    You'll never have that feeling in current WoW because the treadmill is meant to always keep you going full speed, but the irony is it means a LOT less to me than the older gear and triumphs.

  8. #508
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaver View Post
    I dont base skill level on statistics.

    So I agree that if you’re dying to the same mechanics 20 times in a row (which a lot of “mythic raiders” do) then you’re pretty bad. If 99% of the playerbase do that then they are bad players.
    Then you're wrong, because "bad" has no meaning outside an average. Which was the point I was making.

    If I tell you "someone running 100 m in 9,9 s is not fast", and you point to me that's actually very fast for a human and I answer "well, I don't base speed level on statistics, for me if you can't run the 100 in less than 9,7 you're slow and if you take more than 10 s you're a crippled grandma", am I right in my definition or am I a fucking idiot who is just trying to posture ?

    Also, a man measuring 2,10 m is not tall, a man weighting 500 Kg is not fat and a man benchpressing 250 Kg is not strong. Don't give me statistics, I'm a badass who is above that.

  9. #509
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    So, again i ask, how will YOU Handle it if WOW classic cannibalizes BFA's remaining player base? Will you concede defeat and go to classic, or just keep on in BFA with a dwindling population?
    How will you handle alien invaders bombarding your city with lasers from flying saucers, HOW?

    Because that shit is about equal in chances of happening as Classic cannibalizing live is.

    But hey let's put their resolve to the test. Level 20 challenge!

  10. #510
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    How will you handle alien invaders bombarding your city with lasers from flying saucers, HOW?

    Because that shit is about equal in chances of happening as Classic cannibalizing live is.

    But hey let's put their resolve to the test. Level 20 challenge!
    Yawn. Wow classic leveling was always a walk in the park. I cut my teeth on older MMO's where it took MONTHS to level up a single time, and it had permadeath and full looting.

    WoW classic is easy and relaxing to level up in.

    And go ahead and keep dismissing classic WoW. i can't wait to see reactions when it's bigger than anticipated

  11. #511
    Quote Originally Posted by Akka View Post
    Then you're wrong, because "bad" has no meaning outside an average. Which was the point I was making.

    If I tell you "someone running 100 m in 9,9 s is not fast", and you point to me that's actually very fast for a human and I answer "well, I don't base speed level on statistics, for me if you can't run the 100 in less than 9,7 you're slow and if you take more than 10 s you're a crippled grandma", am I right in my definition or am I a fucking idiot who is just trying to posture ?

    Also, a man measuring 2,10 m is not tall, a man weighting 500 Kg is not fat and a man benchpressing 250 Kg is not strong. Don't give me statistics, I'm a badass who is above that.
    Yeah, but purposefully doing retarded math comparisons doesnt compare to WoW skill level statistics, because in your example you have 2 variables.

    WoW skill level has how many variables? DPS, Minimal Damage Taken, Interrupting, Offhealing at downtime,Cooldown tracking of other players to not fuck up and use yours, and lots more things.

    95% of WoW players cant do 4 things at the same time, and 99% of WoW players cant do 3 things at the same time.

    Which is why 99% of WoW players are terrible.

  12. #512
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    Yawn. Wow classic leveling was always a walk in the park. I cut my teeth on older MMO's where it took MONTHS to level up a single time, and it had permadeath and full looting.

    WoW classic is easy and relaxing to level up in.

    And go ahead and keep dismissing classic WoW. i can't wait to see reactions when it's bigger than anticipated
    Exactly, leveling was a yawn fest as much of Vanilla was. That's the essence of level 20 challenge, who will live through the boredom of it after the novelty wears off.

    I also can't wait for classic, exactly to have this bull about how it will kill BfA stop once and for all.

  13. #513
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    Exactly, leveling was a yawn fest as much of Vanilla was. That's the essence of level 20 challenge, who will live through the boredom of it after the novelty wears off.

    I also can't wait for classic, exactly to have this bull about how it will kill BfA stop once and for all.
    Not only will i do level 20 blindfolded, but i'll do it as a prot warrior. I know what i'm getting into, and it is absolutely nothing. To me, i'd take the slower leveling and pace of the game as it was a real MMORPG vs today's faster paced, insta gratification MMO-ARPG that is more Diablo 3 than EQ1. I liked the older EQ1 inspired WoW, not Diablo 3 the MMO edition season X.

    I also like how you didn't even answer my question, and rather just dismissed it because you can't foresee something happening outside of your bubble. IF classic beats up on BFA, will you be more resentful towards it and it's playerbase, or will you just be happier to be playing BFA without the classic crowd?

  14. #514
    I don't need to waste my time thinking about something that simply won't happen.

    End of story. But hey, you did produce a chuckle here, so your efforts are not in vain.

  15. #515
    Quote Originally Posted by OneWay View Post
    There are smarter people than him. You should not listen any idiot that is on you tube. His name fits his story - Preaching nostalgic bullshit that no one wants except nostalgic players. Luckily, not everyone is nostalgic.
    A bit confused, are you suggesting he is wrong because you haven't put forth a counter argument if thats the case. My guess is you are mindlessly bashing him because he makes videos on youtube?

  16. #516
    Quote Originally Posted by potis View Post
    Yeah, and you have how many hours to play exactly? Do you really expect your "35 guildies" to play a few hours per week to level in classic?

    You are gonna play 2 weeks, reach level 20 and then pop back to the active expansion as the majority, you are literally the prime example of nostalgia.

    Now, playing WoW Classic as a downtime between raids? I can accept that, playing only WoW Classic, then ye, good luck.

    Its irrelevant to me if WoW classic exists, i did everything there was to do when it was relevant, its a dead game for me, i want new raids, new bosses, i couldnt give a rats ass about old content.

    If WoW empties out then i will just go to the other games i play, Dota, PoE and whatever new might catch my interest.
    Why does everyone think wow vanilla leveling is atrociously slow? I've played since original beta and I never found vanilla leveling slow. I came from Everquest; That was slow. Vanilla wow leveling speed was not slow as far as I'm concerned. When I decided to level a priest in vanilla (roughly 3-4 months after launch) I managed to level that character from 1-60 in about 2 months of casual play.

    Now imagine in someone who has leveled 30+ alts (personally I would never do this); They have the zones down to a T in terms of leveling. It is not going to take players months to level. Expect to see players at level 60 at the end of the first week.
    Softbottom - Stormscale

  17. #517
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    Exactly, leveling was a yawn fest as much of Vanilla was. That's the essence of level 20 challenge, who will live through the boredom of it after the novelty wears off.

    I also can't wait for classic, exactly to have this bull about how it will kill BfA stop once and for all.
    yeah, unless you are a lore & story freak(Like me), leveling might be a long snorefest in classic. I have fond memories of classic, but I also remember very well how slow it often was in many ways.

    Personally im going to take my time and complete every zone. Enjoy each and every one of them.

  18. #518
    Quote Originally Posted by Softbottom View Post
    Why does everyone think wow vanilla leveling is atrociously slow? I've played since original beta and I never found vanilla leveling slow. I came from Everquest; That was slow. Vanilla wow leveling speed was not slow as far as I'm concerned. When I decided to level a priest in vanilla (roughly 3-4 months after launch) I managed to level that character from 1-60 in about 2 months of casual play.

    Now imagine in someone who has leveled 30+ alts (personally I would never do this); They have the zones down to a T in terms of leveling. It is not going to take players months to level. Expect to see players at level 60 at the end of the first week.
    Because for the standards of WoW the last 10 years, Vanilla leveling is slow.

    Its not slow because its hard, its slow because its designed to be, its 60 levels spread out in how many areas? 30?40? I havent counted.

    There are also dead questing periods in between which if you dont know you end up having to run to some area across the map, which in Vanilla times, that was 1 hour of walking/flying etc.

    While , especially after TBC, the whole amount of areas, only 10 levels, and quests grouped up into clusters, then you get faster leveling.

    But thats also because WoW is all about endgame, and Blizzard focused on that for a reason, therefor.

  19. #519
    Quote Originally Posted by Softbottom View Post
    Why does everyone think wow vanilla leveling is atrociously slow? I've played since original beta and I never found vanilla leveling slow. I came from Everquest; That was slow. Vanilla wow leveling speed was not slow as far as I'm concerned. When I decided to level a priest in vanilla (roughly 3-4 months after launch) I managed to level that character from 1-60 in about 2 months of casual play.

    Now imagine in someone who has leveled 30+ alts (personally I would never do this); They have the zones down to a T in terms of leveling. It is not going to take players months to level. Expect to see players at level 60 at the end of the first week.
    I think alot of people think classic leveling is slow cause they dont have any other MMO to compare it to, from that time and age. Many wow players had never touched a MMO before, wow was the first. So when looking back on all the xpacs all the way to classic, yeah its slow.

    Compared to other MMOs? No ofc not.

  20. #520
    Quote Originally Posted by Akka View Post
    Then you're wrong, because "bad" has no meaning outside an average. Which was the point I was making.

    If I tell you "someone running 100 m in 9,9 s is not fast", and you point to me that's actually very fast for a human and I answer "well, I don't base speed level on statistics, for me if you can't run the 100 in less than 9,7 you're slow and if you take more than 10 s you're a crippled grandma", am I right in my definition or am I a fucking idiot who is just trying to posture ?

    Also, a man measuring 2,10 m is not tall, a man weighting 500 Kg is not fat and a man benchpressing 250 Kg is not strong. Don't give me statistics, I'm a badass who is above that.
    Haha yeah and it is not stupid to jump in front of a bus if statistically everyone else also do it xD

    On a serious note, if you stand in fire 20 times in a row I think you’re bad. No statistics will change that.

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