there will be cata classic and then mop wod leg bfa shadowland then dragonflight classic, trust me.As long as they are still running wow, there are profit in there.
I think this is why Classic was bound to have issues, Retail WoW has a continuous story but Classic is going to be locked into the same 2-3 expansions because it's Classic and is supposed to replicate nostalgia. There's nothing for devs to do because to create a game that would continue as if Cata never happened would probably require a bigger dev team, I think dividing the lore would also be unnecessarily confusing because people wouldn't know Classic lore from retail lore.
At thus rate, once the classic part of the franchise catches up to retail, we'll see the release of "'Classic 'Classic'"
I want Cata Classic to happen just because I want to get back to MoP.
“Classic” versions should stop after WoTLK. To me, the whole purpose of having Classic was to bring back a sense of community that isn’t in the live game anymore, but I think more importantly to bring us back to the world as it originally was before Cata.
Cataclysm came out with such hype, had the strongest launch to date of any expac, perfected class mechanics universally (aside from ret paladins and their strange hatred of Holy Power), had two of the best raid tiers ever designed (T11 and Firelands), and was overall a really great expansion... up until Dragon Soul. Despite its incredible loot and tier sets, Dragon Soul is still to this day one of the worst raids introduced, and certainly not a long enough one to last us nine months. Both Deathwing fights were unenjoyable, and Spine is objectively one of the poorest designed fights ever released. Certainly not the way to send out the expac's big-bad. I also don't recall there being much else added in 4.3 outside of DS and the Twilight Heroics either, which was its own problem.I do really want Cata Classic, at least as is. But if they're going to "change" anything, I just want to see them add the cut content, like the Abyssal Maw raid. I don't want to see them remove anything, or alter anything like the talent trees. Talent restrictions aside, they worked more than fine, and certainly better than MoP's trees.I think the biggest controversy is about how it removed old Azeroth, which I was very unhappy with for years. But we have it back now in Classic, so it's no longer an issue imo.
When it comes to cataclysm, I played cata 2 times all over from t11 to tier 13, if you could remove stuff, it would be Lfr, 100% even dragonsoul is fun, if you make it fun, fewer healers, speedkills which comes with new strats, we one phased tentantes at spine 25 heroic with 20% dampening (all players do 20% less dmg and heal for 20% less), for player only wanting to play classic, tbc and wrath, fewer but fuller servers would be a great choice, like the season of mastery, new mechanics etc., removing hated ones and fewer servers at launch once you know how big the player base would be -> and then a legacy server where all completed characters can be transferred to...oh and adding some stuff they wanted to implement but didn't have the time to, would be awesome
I say keep going. Have realms dedicated to each expansion so people can play their favorites.What I'm saying is let me go back to Legion.
I appreciate the wording "we'd love to hear from you, what you want to come next", but after the Classic Wrath announcement I can't help but feel like this form of speech is just a PR stunt.I don't remember being asked what I want in Wrath and I especially don't remember any mention of the LFD or dual spec changes in the email poll Blizzard sent out. Yet they have decided to impose these changes on us, despite multiple online polls showing a large majority of the player base against said changes. So what is it? Do you really care about what we want, Blizzard? Because it sure doesn't seem like you hear the community right now.What tells me you're not just going to push the vision of Classic you have for the game once again, instead of the wish of the community?
I dont play classic, but i always thought they'd do the restart fresh every few years. I imagine every year, each of these three eras would restart everything. Have to level up all over again.
I had the most fun playing pvp in Cataclysm.Destro Warlocks was really fun, until MoP came along and ruined the spec :(
What I personally want from Cataclysm is for it to deliver on its initial promise. Give us the Abyssal Maw Raid. Give us an actual Dragon Soul raid. And revert the "Fixes" that came with it. Stuff like Hunters no longer having to equip melee weapons, wand slots disappearing and such. Rebalance the classes and such. A lot of Paladins hated and still hate Holy Power, as a quick example. Preferably they have a huge survey about it to be honest.
T11 was great and fun but I feel like a lot of what Cata had was a downgrade to Wotlk. For the story and setting at least. Dragon Soul was also a disaster that I don't really want to experience again.Personally I'd love it if they did what Everquest Private servers do (good luck Holly Longdale) and expedite the process between Classic to Wotlk and make rolling progression servers with whatever changes are needed to facilitate it.I think there's a lot of interesting directions that Blizzard can take it and I hope they do something that isn't another 4 years of trudging through expansions until we get to WoD
Everyone wants different things in wow.It’ll be interesting watching the community agree on what’s best.In retail, Raiders want different things to m+ players.Maybe classic players are more aligned, then again maybe not.
I would love MoP classic, just as a primarily pvp player. So much fun :D I am enjoying shadowlands too, mop classic could probably keep me playing forever (if I wouldn't already for some reason)
I would say classic has basically run its course and there's no way to go up from this point. Anything beyond this is catering to a very niche playerbase identical to that of private servers.The community aspect of Classic died with TBCC, there's no more drama, no more stories, no more identity. Everyone's a nameless face stacked on 2 megaservers.The core draw of vanilla was that we didn't get to experience the content when we joined in to the game at later expansions like wrath babies. But, most people have fully cleared wrath and have nothing to gain from playing it again. And the public opinion of every expansion afterwards reflects very poorly and discourages people from wanting to go forward.Every classic expansion from this point will stretch remaining players thin between classic current, SoM, new private servers, and any classic fresh starts.