Classic Battle.net (Old School Clans)

Greetings Blizzard,

I wanted to start by saying that I am a long time fan. Been playing your games since Diablo 1 came out.

The reason for my post is strictly to provide feedback on something that I think is being overlooked in a very big way here, and that is Classic Battle.net as a whole.
Classic Battle.net is one of the best things Blizzard Entertainment ever created and attached to video games. It wasn’t just a multi-player platform that allowed gamers to play together online, it forged so much more than that. Through Classic Battle.net, it gave users the freedom to create clans, clan channels with OP access, as it also inspired programmers to create bots to connect and help hold that access for protection purposes against other clans who would try to take said clan channel. This is where clan wars originated.

Through the years, I have met some great people and maintained those relationships until this very day and I don’t think that creating “Remastered” versions of the game just to make Classic Battle.net obsolete is the right direction. The biggest mistake that was ever made was when special characters were no longer allowed to be used when creating usernames. It made it difficult for clans to recruit, and in turn clans started to die out. I personally think Classic Battle.net should be remastered itself, because I know for a fact that you have the fanbase to actually get people to come back on and kickstart a lot of these old clans back up and start new ones as well. You could even do it with the new battle.net, all that would need to be done is implement the private channel/op access/illegal character features and you have no idea what type of doors that opens up for players.

If you’re an old school player like me and was a part of any of the clans that survived over the years, i’m sure you share this viewpoint. It would be an awesome opportunity for every player, new and old to experience this type of greatness that I had the opportunity to be a part of when I was growing up.

Clans/Players that deserve some type of recognition will be listed below. If I missed any, feel free to add yours.
{][)K}/BB/v^: The ][)aRk KiNgZ: (JoYkiLLaH, InVersE(Myself), W@R$, VaLeN, QaYiN, ReQuieM, $ativa, rAiSt.
[vL]: Valhalla Legends: Grok, RULE, Yoni
666/CC/sSs: Nosferatu, Coldfire, Magus, viLe, FiReKiNg, DarkStar.
~TG|{~: The Gate Keepers: Poseidon, RoseThorn, Rodent
{RC}/~S: The Royal Council: Assassin/Raihan, Sneaky, BabyDawL.
{bA}: The Blood Angelz
{ODX}
-=^The Un4Given^=-
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Freedom Fighters (FuNkMaN_FF)
Eye4anEye (i!)

There are so many other clans and people i’m not mentioning because the list is absolutely too long. But these are some of the clans that lasted for years throughout Battle.net. I really hope Blizzard Entertainment reads this and takes my words under consideration. A lot of us would absolutely love to see Battle.net restored the way it was, or remastered with the same older features.