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  1. #21
    Pre-TBC patch realms are opened, which will become TBC realms, and everyone will have free transfers to them.
    Old "Classic" realms will stay as they are, without the Pre-TBC patch applied.
    New "Classic" realms will open for people who wich to start a new adventure. (maybe)

    That would be my guess on how they would (imo. should) do it, but they could also go the completely alternative route and make "Classic+" where they make brand new content which might be based on what was in the plans back in 2006.
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    What they should do is allow you to copy your classic character over to the TBC servers but allow people to also play on Classic still.

    I guess releasing TBC on current servers could work too but that would be unfortunate for the people who only want to play Classic.
    I could see the opposite. Move all servers to TBC and provide an option for you to migrate your characters over to a classic realm at purchase of TBC, if you so wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noxina View Post
    Two kinds of servers (well 6, counting PvP, PvE and RP).

    One kind with fresh start for all, no copying or moving, everyone starts at 1 and levels to 70.
    Then one where we get to copy over our characters (not only one, but all), so we can start the leveling from 60 with the gear we've farmed.

    These NEEDS to be seperate, as the second option would have way too much of a headstart, "forcing" everyone to copy and not start over.
    Was it separate at launch of TBC? NOPE, if you picked up then you were behind. The headstart is only a problem to those who did not subscribe. Blizzard has a track record of rewarding those who play the game.

  3. #23
    In my opinion they should make the current servers transition to TBC 1 year after Naxx release.

    I see no point in keeping the vanilla servers around. It literally goes against the spirit of Vanilla and MMORPG's to have a finished game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaelexi View Post
    Was it separate at launch of TBC? NOPE, if you picked up then you were behind. The headstart is only a problem to those who did not subscribe. Blizzard has a track record of rewarding those who play the game.
    TBC did see fresh servers though.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Naraga View Post

    TBC did see fresh servers though.
    I have zero objection to fresh TBC servers or fresh servers in general, but did they actually restrict transfers to certain new servers when TBC launched? I remember transferring to Area 52 right when it opened (as Alliance, huge mistake), but I don't remember if they specifically opened realms and restricted transfers.

  5. #25
    TBC should be its own client and give you the opportunity to transfer your Classic character over. If we're just continueing from Classic then we would be repeating the cycle all over again where we are asking for Classic servers again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellieg View Post
    I'd imagine it would be new servers and youd have an option to copy your character over. This would split the playerbase and they would have to do something about all the classic servers losing a ton of ppl. It would completely cripple them imo.
    There would be enough people to make 1 classic server at best and it would be filled with crazy people. No one with a working brain thinks classic is better than TBC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrawlFromThePit View Post
    There would be enough people to make 1 classic server at best and it would be filled with crazy people. No one with a working brain thinks classic is better than TBC.
    Some people are very adamantly anti arena, anti resilience, and anti flying mounts. Idc either way.

    But if you think faction balance is bad now, wait until belfs get introduced lol.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Tojara View Post
    allow you to copy each character a single time, .
    This doesn't work, though. I Copy Char A with 1k gold. I send the 1k gold to Char B. I copy Char B. I Send the gold to char C. I copy char C. I've now duplicated all of my gold onto BC.

    Most likely what they would do is when BC goes live, THEY would copy all existing Classic toons. When BC goes live, your toons are already there. Proceed as normal, no more Character transfers occur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellieg View Post
    Some people are very adamantly anti arena, anti resilience, and anti flying mounts. Idc either way.

    But if you think faction balance is bad now, wait until belfs get introduced lol.
    At this point in time with the popular perception that horde is always better, the only way to fix faction imbalance is either deleting faction, or forcing population control on every realm, literally stopping people from rolling horde, and hand pick future server transfer to make it impossible to join the outnumbering faction no matter what. Wanan play with your friends and they're on horde? Make them all come to alliance somewhere else, or play alone, or don't play at all.

    Right now Blizz is too permissive and letting players destroy the game.
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  10. #30
    What is all this talk about 1 character free transfer with limited gold?

    If I don’t get to transfer all toons with all gear and gold, and keep my names, regardless of level, then I would be done with Blizzard.

    When BC first hit you didn’t have to be poor again. If you had gold in Vanilla, then you had gold in BC.

    If they do launch BC servers, they need to have a one way, unlimited, no restrictions transfer from Classic to BC server. Forever.

    Classic is a museum piece. Supposed to allow future generations of gamers to experience the original game. By never stopping the free transfers, players will be allowed to have that experience for as long as they want. When the time comes to do BC, let that happen.

    But telling someone who is just starting WoW Classic 5 years from now that they have to choose between trying out Classic or going right into BC would negate the entire reason for it to exist.

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by xGLxAnubis View Post
    This doesn't work, though. I Copy Char A with 1k gold. I send the 1k gold to Char B. I copy Char B. I Send the gold to char C. I copy char C. I've now duplicated all of my gold onto BC.

    Most likely what they would do is when BC goes live, THEY would copy all existing Classic toons. When BC goes live, your toons are already there. Proceed as normal, no more Character transfers occur.
    Copies wont work. It would have to be moves. Some people don't plan to play TBC+ at all, so they would just sell their gold/materials either for classic gold or irl as they would have duplicated funds.

    Just have a prompt when you log on, move to TBC or stay classic, with each char. If you pick move, you char is xfered and if you pick stay, you stay.

    This would prevent those not playing TBC from being able to mess with economy and would keep TBC players from messing with classic economy.

  12. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by ellieg View Post
    I'd imagine it would be new servers and youd have an option to copy your character over. This would split the playerbase and they would have to do something about all the classic servers losing a ton of ppl. It would completely cripple them imo.
    Considering that private servers were fine with less than 2000 per faction I think it would just require some server mergers. There are always solutions to problems.
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  13. #33
    I would suspect it'd be different servers, that way people who want Classic and only Classic can stay on those, and people who want TBC can move/reroll. Ideally with one free character transfer (not copy) per account so you can move your main to a TBC server (a one-way transfer). Preferably with faction transfers (paid, ofc) too.

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    What makes you think that so many Classic players would switch to TBC?

    Also, what makes you additionally assume that TBC won't attract players who have no interest in [Vanilla] Classic?

    I'd switch to TBC, but make no mistake, there'd be plenty of people left behind with zero interest in it to retain healthy realms. Some would probably need merging, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    What is all this talk about 1 character free transfer with limited gold?

    If I don’t get to transfer all toons with all gear and gold, and keep my names, regardless of level, then I would be done with Blizzard.

    When BC first hit you didn’t have to be poor again. If you had gold in Vanilla, then you had gold in BC.

    If they do launch BC servers, they need to have a one way, unlimited, no restrictions transfer from Classic to BC server. Forever.

    Classic is a museum piece. Supposed to allow future generations of gamers to experience the original game. By never stopping the free transfers, players will be allowed to have that experience for as long as they want. When the time comes to do BC, let that happen.

    But telling someone who is just starting WoW Classic 5 years from now that they have to choose between trying out Classic or going right into BC would negate the entire reason for it to exist.
    I don't mind if they do that so long as they:

    A) give early access for 2-3 weeks for TBC for levelling new toons, and don't open up transfers until later.

    or

    B) make a few servers for TBC "fresh" ones which don't allow transfers, and have other servers which CAN be transferred to like normal.

  16. #36
    I'm not sure they'd release that. They might add content to Classic in the same spirit of Classic but adding TBC changes the systems that people wanted from Classic. Honestly, I could also see them doing nothing further with Classic and using it as just a test case for what players liked from the traditional MMORPG systems to then integrate into retail.

    Quote Originally Posted by ohnoto View Post
    A new client wouldn't be needed. Classic is built from the Legion client of the game.
    It's built on top of the modern client framework, which would be BFA now. They didn't fork it, they just added a layer.

  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaelexi View Post
    I could see the opposite. Move all servers to TBC and provide an option for you to migrate your characters over to a classic realm at purchase of TBC, if you so wish.

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    Was it separate at launch of TBC? NOPE, if you picked up then you were behind. The headstart is only a problem to those who did not subscribe. Blizzard has a track record of rewarding those who play the game.
    Who gives a shit if it was like that in TBC? And Blizzard gives zero fucks about people being subbed, that's why there is one million catch up mechanics on retail. They just want people to pay teir 6 month subs for a pretty mount.

    But hey, you're entitled to your opinion.
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  18. #38
    The most cost effective way to add tbc would be having a warmode-like population phasing .
    You opt in to TBC irreversibly , having the same people on the same servers would be best to avoid player migration and you could be able to play some characters on tbc and the others in vanilla if you desired.
    But they would have to separate auction houses and cut off mailing to different phase alts to keep the economy true .

    Or just add servers IDK , it seems like many realms run on the same machines anyway but i'm no engineer so don't take me too seriously, just my 2cents

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by braus View Post
    Would they merge servers? And how would Blizzard handle the initial hype for TBC?
    That would be for blizzard to decide. They might keep classic servers classic and create new servers for BC, they might just straight up upgrade classic servers to BC servers, or they might just provide an ability for each character on your account to lock into classic or upgrade to BC.

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    Open up the portal, if you step through it your character starts TBC (on new servers) if it doesn't that characters stays wow classic. That would be cool.

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