It’s not a matter of not putting in a lot of time and effort. It’s more…the minimum effort. But I don’t blame the devs. Who knows what budget, resources, time table they have to work with. Could they have crafted an earlier version of AV? What would that have involved? Who makes that call?
The impression (whether fair or not) I’m getting is that this project is more or less…‘Let’s get it out as quickly and easily as possible.’
Y’all complain alot, they went to a patch and are sticking with the patch - if you want to change the content of a patch, you’re not looking for what the experience was within that patch, you’re looking for your own customized experience. I, for one, like the OLD AV, but am just happy for what we’re getting.
I know how you feel. I’m not going to pretend I’m not disappointed. The prospect of a 1.5 or 1.6 AV was one of the things I looked forward to the most. Maybe THE biggest thing…because I never really experienced it, and it’s so dramatically different from later versions (including 1.12). So suddenly that’s been removed.
But I’m trying real hard not to let my emotions take over right now. Acting rash and spiteful is only going to make matters worse.
I would think crazy turtle and week long AV’s lost the fun factor, for most, after a couple of go’s. Turtles aren’t good hph, aren’t good rep-ph … just a waste of time after the fun feeling fades. I mean, if you’ve seen one turtle or one 3 day AV, you’ve seen them all. Again, I imagine MOST folks feel this way, not all.
1.12 av isn’t a mistake, nor is it going to wreck Classic, in any way.
It is still an epic PvE BG, an epic map, and will be enjoyed by most folks.
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The cynic in me infers from this that they’re not putting a lot of time, effort and resources into creating a potentially ‘best’ version of Classic. Just whatever’s easiest and quickest.[/quote]
You sound like Peppermint Patty at Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving.
They picked 1.12 because it was the most polished and finished version of Vanilla that had all of the major elements, notably the raids and such. A game like WoW is thousands of little changes. WoW is a clay sculpture, not a kit of discreet pieces. Clay was added and removed and added again, blemishes smoothed over, odd appendages completely yanked off. But in the end, it’s a ball of clay that’s not discernibly built.
Just like going back in to time to make changes may end up killing your grandfather, there are all sorts of “butterfly effects” if you try to rollback little bits of the system. So, tread lightly if you dare tread at all.
The team is dedicated to try to get something released this summer. Trying to get basic Classic Tone running at all, and fix the glaring operational issues, much less subtle stuff introduced by tweaking stuff in the past. It’s thousands of details badly remembered.
BRB, gonna get a video from the internet that proves the Earth is flat. Because if it’s a video of one example of something that helps my argument it’s the complete truth and no other point of view matters.
The video used shows a very coordinated group that used a route to get to Van quickly. In the current AV, matches can take up to half an hour or more because of uncoordinated teams and general confusion. I have rarely seen the Horde win AV.