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I am surprised there hasn't been any topics on this since more info in blizzcon.

Anyone looking forward to playing it? If so, what faction, class, spec/build, or race do you plan?

Also share your experiences in vanilla if you played back in the day. I will share mine later if anyone is interested.
 

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Most definitely looking forward to it. I will bring in some friends to clan to at that time. They have been waiting for it for a long time.

My Vanilla experience started late in original Beta. I played to level 28 during that one and frankly was blown away by the game, animations, mood etc. When game released I was there and experienced firsthand some of the legendary issues at launch time. Most notable being inability to move between continents on first day of the release. It used to put player into login queue for each continent, which timed you out when trying to travel. That was fortunately fixed quickly but slowed my entry to Barrens as I started as Forsaken Warlock. I’m pretty sure I was first level 60 warlock on Horde side on our server, as a result of that, banded up with other people who hit level 60 early. Launch versions of the dungeons were quite different than what those were after some nerfs. Good examples were Scholomance and Stratholme. There was so much more trash and it had pretty fast respawn rate. Also none of the item revamps were done yet so your gear was less effective especially for casters. I fondly remember doing 5-man BRD and our group decided to enter Molten Core portal (which was inside BRD, no way outside of the instance to MC), pulling the first double giant pull, getting quickly stomped. After that there was a challenge to try to get raid group together and waiting for people to hit max level.

I actually liked leveling process and since my raiding plans and original guild’s leaders plans of keeping clan small clashed (no actual drama over it, just different goals) I decided to reroll on another new server that just opened. Initially I leveled Warlock again (hey, great leveling experience) but soon after hitting 60, I leveled 3rd time and Mage this time. This was around the time when PvP patch got release but no battlegrounds were available yet. Those Tarren Mill battles were very memorable. I remember friend of mine, who was a rogue, getting top spot for 2 weeks on honor and then stopping PvP. His comment was that he wanted to know if he could do it and after finding out he can, he stopped. After that time we focused on raiding and had a blast. By today’s standard, we raided a lot. There were no guides available yet, so you had to figure out yourself on how to deal with the mechanics and how those mechanics actually worked. In the end, I ended up getting a kill on all but one raid boss in Vanilla WoW: Kel’Thuzad. We got that one to 5% but run out of time. We were blocked for the longest time on Four Horsemen due to gearing up our 8 tanks with spell hit.


Some of the stuff I learned from Vanilla:

  • Leveling is content
  • Superfast leveling with 1.12 client, which is the patch to be used in WoW Classic, would take around 5 days played time. Most of the people will take longer than that.
  • Consumables are major cost in vanilla, it would be a good idea to have 2 characters, one for raiding and another for gathering
  • With no server transfers and no cross realm play, each server had community. You would know players, their habit and there would be reputation to consider
  • People were generally grouping a lot more. Thanks to there not being group finder, your reputation affected getting groups
  • Travel to instance while leveling was an adventure on its own
  • Accidental pulls when leveling were deadly. One extra mob could be difference of winning the fight and losing it
 
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World of Warcraft classic didn't interested me in the first few years because I was dedicated to Final Fantasy 11 MMORPG. I played FFXI from 2000-2005 (the first year I got to play beta). In 2005 while I was going to college, I started playing classic wow with my cousin and his friends since they invited me to play with them. The first thing I noticed, while leveling in the game, was how it was twice as easy to play as FFXI was. I loved it for it's ease of use. But this only made me want to try harder to prove a FFXI made me more skilled at WoW. But I had a lot of catching up to do.

My cousin and his friends chose Horde on PvP server Dark Iron (a year later I found there was twice as many alliance to horde). Without knowing what class would be good at pve/pvp, I did know that I liked to melee and hybrid abilities to self heal from FFXI. So I chose Orc Shaman. This later turned out to be perfect for me. Leveling wasn't easy because the high player count of alliance on the server loved to gank. I had no intentions to be a pvp focus player, but the ganking transformed me. Half of my time spent leveling to 60 was in battlegrounds. All that ganking made me want to kill alliance and make them lose bgs. But we were almost always out numbered in battlegrounds due to more alliance on the server. Then at level 50 my cousin and clan mates showed me the video that would religiously consume me for the next year, the Unbreakable Stormstrike Windfury Shaman PvP video. From level 50 and the next year of being 60 I was stormstrike builds.

Once level 60 I spent a little bit of time doing 60 dungeons for gear to prepare for pvp, but I also farmed battlegrounds for reputation gear including the Unstoppable Force in Alterac Valley. Despite the 1:8 win ratio because of faction imbalance, I got my full champion set and warlord set. They were that sweet juggernaut looking sets. Though I constanly tried for High Warlord, I never achieved that title and WEAPON. The only way to get high warlord was from 12 hours of pvp a day for a week, and I had a job. After a year of heavy pvp came the two patches that would nerf windfury obsolete. Then I would find my new holy grail video which was elemental/resto shaman pvp video by Ioneye. Since my warlord set was also changed in a patch from melee stats to caster stats, the potential was there. But I started raiding with a guild since the best elemental gear was in raids. My second year of classic was half spent raiding. Secretly I was a healer with my PvP elemental/resto build. Later I told guild mates I was close with, and they were shocked that I was topping healing charts with a pvp elemental spec. I ended up getting most of the best gear (including the spellpower cooldown trinket). Throughout classic wow I dueled in from of Orgrimmar every single day, and became notorious for beating the best the server could offer with both enhancement in it's prime and elemental specs. But my ego back then caught me a lot of flak. Even the alliance knew me well from constant battleground encounters as they would shout out hateful things to me in battlegrounds.

Things I learned from Vanilla:
  • PvP was content
  • Hitting max level for you, guild mate, or friend was celebrated
  • All classes had "OP" specs if used right with good gear
  • Information was hard to come by
  • Ventrilo was mainstream for guilds (lol)
  • WoW was easier to level in than FFXI
  • Being good at a class was harder in WoW than FFXI
  • Professions were a huge deal and were hard to skill up

And I will finish this reply with my holy grail videos of vanilla.

Unbreakable Warlord Shaman

Ioneye Elemental Shaman
 
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How was open world PvP? Only played the expansion where the dragon scortches Azeroth.

If I played again I’d probably go with another undead warlock. I was practically unkillable in open world PvP (fear was OP). Will this still be the case?

Ive heard I should go mage since portals to major cities were very helpful and people would charge.
 

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How was open world PvP? Only played the expansion where the dragon scortches Azeroth.

If I played again I’d probably go with another undead warlock. I was practically unkillable in open world PvP (fear was OP). Will this still be the case?

Ive heard I should go mage since portals to major cities were very helpful and people would charge.
Open world pvp was only on pvp servers. I feel two main things happen in world pvp. First, you get ganked when you don't want to pvp by someone that either out levels you or out gears you. Second, you gank people who don't want to pvp that you either out level or you out gear. Open world pvp is rarely welcomed or fair. It's only there for people who enjoy trolling.

Play whatever class you like. Any class can be good at pvp 1v1 if you know how to use it and have the gear to back it up.
 

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How was open world PvP? Only played the expansion where the dragon scortches Azeroth.

If I played again I’d probably go with another undead warlock. I was practically unkillable in open world PvP (fear was OP). Will this still be the case?

Ive heard I should go mage since portals to major cities were very helpful and people would charge.
When I played Vanilla, I got ganked a lot in Stranglethorn Vale. There was troll hunter that literally stalked any Alliance for hours on end all through the jungle. Needless to say it became a warzone many times. Vanilla was fun though, and I'm looking forward to doing it again.
 

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I played a night elf rogue in vanilla. He was created in June 2005. I started because a few people I was stationed with played so I joined in. I was Alliance and they were Horde so I had no one to play with. It was tough since leveling was an adventure and was made easier with friends. All of my friends were Horde, which made it tough. It took about a month and I hit 26. I was scheduled to deploy in August so I stopped playing and my account lapsed. I never touched the account and forgot all the login info for it. About 4 months ago, I went to log in and my account had been banned. Blizzard support said it had been banned since 2009 from gold farming. The customer support guy was super chill and unbanned it since I had nothing to do with gold farming. After logging in, the account had 9 new characters and my guy that I made in 2005. He was still level 26 and at the spot that I left him. I never play on that account other than my alt for HotS and SC2 but it is nice having that time capsule. I'll probably play vanilla and would like to get into raiding this time around. For The Alliance.
 

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My very first character I rolled was on Malfurion as a Night Elf priest. In vanilla, priests couldn't do shit by themselves all the live long day without a personal entourage. Once I made it to westfall, I ended up dying on the pocketwatch quest and logged out, leaving the corpse on Ahnah as a server landmark for years.

I had then rolled a NElf hunter named Kearsha. I was a part of a guild that was heavy into PvP, and I, at my low-level self, became more fascinated with doing WSG than levelling. Eventually, I did level up and got my feet wet in raiding ZG and MC before Burning Crusade.

My hunter was my pride and joy. I often queued with rogues and feral druids, making WSG matches quite fun (because yay shadowmeld).

There was just nothing like the immersion of learning the game from scratch, no external help, and being awestruck by nothing of its like before. Plus, there were things and areas out in the world that could actually decimate you. This is why I'm not optimistic Classic will be the "same" for me. It might bring back a sense of nostalgia, but it will never *be* what it once was, back in the day.
 
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I'm looking forward to it. Assuming they release it before nursing school boots back up in Aug. I'll most likely be rolling horde this time and either Mage or Lock. Haven't fully decided yet. I like their progression timeline so far, but we'll have to see what really happens with the changes.
 

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Well, since wow classic have been released for more than 9 months, does anyone still playing it now? Any reviews?
 

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