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Not playing any of it unless they clear the economy, allow for level 1 resets, level the mountains and cliffs of a playing field. I will keep checking now and then. If they eventually allow for fresh TBC, then eventually I will play–if I am not totally and completely fed up by then.
Thanks, though, Jarvizz, for letting us know what is happening on live. Appreciate it.
I, myself, only have 5 days left on my sub. I was actually a little curious how I would feel when the pre-patch launched. I was strongly leaning towards not playing unless they added a fresh server option. Now I 100% am in that camp. The atmosphere is laughable. People buying boosts from Blizzard. People buying boosts from other players. Just go out in the world and you see a train of low levels following 60s around getting speed leveled. And the same thing in dungeons. The LFG channel is endless WTB dungeon boost, WTS dungeon boost. This is on low pop and high pop servers. TBC: The Boosting Crusade.
The journey has been rendered irrelevant. This is what happens with a broken economy and, imo, a broken playerbase. This is going to sound a bit rude, but I am of the impression that if a fresh server was created players more like me would tend to migrate there. It appeals to a certain type of player to want to start anew at this point. The type of player who values the community, the social aspect, forming those bonds. Not the type who want to just buy their way to prosperity. So in my mind I’d be joining a server with a much higher chance of sharing the same ideals that I have. The prospect of consolidating that type of playerbase into a server is very appealing. Obviously there will always be exceptions, but for the most part it would be like-minded individuals.
It really is a disservice for Blizzard to not provide a fresh option. I feel REALLY bad for new players who weren’t around for the beginnings of Classic. That was an exceptional experience. This is just awful. Blizz is not going to attract many new players, and the few who do join will quickly quit. The 58 boost (which is incredibly buggy apparently, btw) puts them at a severe disadvantage. You’re now 58…with nothing. The boost really only helps established players level an alt that they shower with resources and gear.
Anyway…I thought it would be bad. And it’s far worse than I suspected. Fresh just has to happen. This is a damn travesty.
The highest leveled blood elves on my server are AFKing in Maraudon.
So much for speed races these days.
This sounds much like I anticipated. I think the economical explosion week one after June 1 release is going to be most telling. We’ll see, but I won’t be playing. Spectating for now.
Fresh or nothing.
Fresh servers wouldn’t be perfect, but far from the bot / boost / RMT / GDKP mess I am sure is inbound.
I am sure skilled RMTs will be running low-skill or lazy players through Karazhan as fast as they are attuned. Could be wrong, but I foresee a real mess all-around by week 2 or 3.
Thanks to you, too, Drooler, for the update.
I have sub time, but no way I am renewing when there is nothing worthwhile to play. Nevertheless, I will continue on the forums until I am sure the game is simply too far gone to be played.
TBC may already be dead on arrival.
Another example of the newest mindset. They WANT the bugs to stay. They WANT these advantages.
Just like what all the previous posters have said, the LFG and city chats are spammed with “WTB dungeon boosts or WTS dungeon boosts”
And there are already a few level 50ish Draeneis on my server today. Sad to see the game has evolved or rather degenerated into such stage.
I will reroll in a heartbeat if they announce fresh servers.
I dont see how they cannot release fresh. I understand them waiting til June 1st so they can collect all their $$$$ from cloning etc…
At they very least I am hoping they are aware of these new meta mentalities and playstyles and move forward to keep the game clean and fun.
ladies and gentlemen
I was in the process of leveling up a character before pre patch and it was hard enough to do any quests in dungeons with a group. Now it’s impossible. As a healer I cannot find a group to ZF. Literally I haven’t been able to find a single group to ZF as a healer. I did a /who paladin 30-50 and every single paladin was being boosted in SM or mara at that time.
This game is dead and it’s no longer a game worth playing because you don’t actually get to play, you have to pay. It is now a pay to win game. I see a ton of the gold farmers leveling up paladins to continue their AoE boosting profits to keep the economy broken to the point that you have to buy gold to afford anything on the AH.
I cancelled my sub once and came back because I was excited for pre patch. Well that was a huge let down. I get on now and I try to find a group, get discouraged and exit the game. I can’t even get my carrot on a stick because no actual groups are running anything.
This, I feel, is where I quit WoW all together. From being a vanilla beta tester to playing in every expansion except shadowlands. TBC was my favorite expansion but now I question if it was because the expansion was so good or if that was back when blizzard actually cared about the quality of their game as it is blatantly obvious they no longer do.
IF a fresh server is released I may reconsider my cancellation but as it stands I will not be buying gold to feel like I have a chance to stay competitive in this garbage.
need this now more than ever
TLDR: wahh my economy will tank because more people will farm mats and play the game the way i dont like so do what i say.
Yeah. Ok. PvP pre-patch wrecked already and boosts to the point the game is much like retail with its single player aspects–people not teaming up at all but just paying gold to win–are already TBC killers.
When June 1st hits, people are going to flood this game with shortcuts and pay-to-play with the thousands and thousands of gold being allowed to pass into “Retail TBC.” It is going to happen. The economy being broken IS a glaring issue, but there are so many other problems incoming.
The deluxe edition with a retail-looking mount, new toys, 58 boosts–none of which were in the original game–are just another issue making the game less and less like TBC at all.
So yeah. I have been pretty saddened at the wreck of a game this has ALREADY become. And it is an OLD game. How does ActiBli$$ion get this SO wrong? So many voices…
The ONLY way I will play is when we get fresh, reset servers. Until then, many of us who called the messes already in the game will be hanging, observing. June 1st will be telling, the first two weeks or so all many of us need to see before moving on to greener pastures.
I don’t NEED an MMO. I would LIKE a high-fidelity version of TBC, a version tailored to the players who want to experience the original as close and faithful to the original as possible.
TL;DR None too happy, especially with no blue response yet, but willing to wait and see what happens in June before throwing in the towel for good. So many people have foreshadowed problems bound to happen. The boost of new races is a clear example.
I’m with you.
Biomutant comes out next week. Looks like a fun little game. Also…somehow I never played the Mass Effect games and I think some remaster just came out. So I’ll check that out.
TBC Classic is…broken. There’s really not another way to describe it. For someone like me it’s not worth playing. But if Blizz wakes up and makes a fresh option, I’ll resub. They really need to disable transfers and boosts. Probably not forever unfortunately, but give it 6 months. Life is about compromises.
Well said. So, this looks like it might be worse than our “Vanilla” Classic. Looking back as a hardcore raider, I am sorry I spent all this time in that game for world buffs. Hours and I am sure days of game time just getting buffs, waiting on them to drop, paying for summons to secure them all…
Then, IDC what anyone says, I believe GDKP did just as much if not more damage as it ramped up as botting or RMT. All a part of the same gold-laundering scheme. Some have said: “Just GDKP instead of whining about it.”
I don’t want to be forced to raid for gold to keep up with the Joneses.
Lastly, there is apparently no ActiBli$$ion support, because I watched the same Mage multi-boxing bots in WPL just running around in circles all night long farming and reported them. Yet they showed up time and again.
The game wound up a real mess. Sure, killed KT a few times and that is pretty much the end for raiding, but my guild and so many others converted to pure GDKP guilds and the amounts I know they will bring to the economy in addition to other guilds is going to be out of this world.
Still awaiting some blue response one way or another.
Give us 1 fresh server per region please
If you don’t like what you are getting, what’s coming, keep the voices coming. Pre-patch PvP was the LAST thing I thought Bli$$ would mess up, but days of key pre-patch time are gone and aren’t coming back.
So, they are putting a hurt on PvP as well as PvE. I foresee, after a few weeks, there will be trade channels FULL of Karazhan GDKPs.
I played TBC and remember clearly that Darkspear didn’t have people spamming in trade channels for GDKPs.
Right now, instead of questing and because ActBli$$ion has allowed for it, Draenei and Blood Elves are getting to 70 faster than ever. Boosts, boosts so many of us called out as an issue. Fresh servers would, literally naturally, not allow this to happen until people were reaching 50-60. They would not allow for boosts, so the playing field would be leveled and fair competition would begin.
Thanks for chiming in, Shadowmarley! Let’s go fresh servers people.
It would be nice if Blizzard read comments like yours and seen how many people would enjoy new servers…