So as the title says I’ve been reading a few forum posts and it’s got me thinking. We’re all of the opinion that Classic is all about the journey, the community, the experience. However I’m wondering that If when Classic drops, most people are going to revert back to the ‘Must reach end game content as fast as possible’ mind set, and in doing so ignoring the journey, the community and the experience. Not only would this be a shame for the player but on the whole it would ruin it for others as well.
The main reason I believe many of us are looking forward to classic is to feel immersed in the original WoW universe again, where playing and interacting with others accounted for much of that immersion and overall enjoyment, opposite to now where players don’t even give each other as much of a glance for the most part. I really hope the same thing doesn’t happen for Classic. What’s everyone’s thoughts?
I mean there could be a rush to end game content mindset, and some people will probably do so. But me, I’ve been there and done that already. I already know how to play Vanilla and have already proven myself to myself and others. There’s little incentive for me to play other than enjoying the experience and the community.
Now, I will probably try to reach the end game and complete the content, but if it isn’t convenient for me I’m not going to bother.
I imagine some people will have that mindset. Even in real Vanilla 14 years ago, many people had that attitude about getting to end game as fast as possible. That’s why Blizzard shifted the focus to end game in the first place, because people complained they couldn’t rock full epic gear like the raiders.
The community will be a bit harder to ignore because there wont be any tools that allow for doing that, unless you want to do nothing but solo play but then you’ll find yourself at 60 in nothing but greens. Taking part in the community will mean you’ll find things are a lot easier when it comes to getting groups and gear(unless you get a bad rep).
Personally I know I’m going to hit 60 rather fast for the average player because I just level faster than average, but I’m not going to worry about competing for server first Kel’thuzad or anything.
People will absolutely do this, and that’s okay. I don’t think anyone should try to say the way someone plays the game is somehow incorrect.
Some of us will rush, some of us will try to enjoy it again. Whichever way you go I think we should all just be stoked that we’re getting Classic. I’ll probably be in the slower end myself trying to do the dungeon quests because to me that’s a pivotal Classic experience that I at least remember. I want to form my Deadmines groups in Westfall chat again.
Since I did not get to play Classic, I am really excited to play it. Though my main is a paladin horde, I will be looking to main a different class. I am torn between a troll or tauren priest, or possible a warrior. Either way, I will be playing classic casually as my focus will be on the live version.
I will be in somewhat of a rush but not too much. Most likely 12-16 hrs days at launch…but I will level my 1st aid and cooking and others on the way as I level. Well except fishing…I would rather level a whole extra character than level fishing lol. The extra day to get to cap is better than trying to level up all your skills afterwards and refarm low level areas for mats.
They pretty much have stated there wont be a need to rush. Say we get quarterly releases. That gives you 3 months to level up and get SEMI geared. Every phase has a catch up raid except phase 4. Worst case scenario is professions matter a little less.
One thing I can say on your thoughts, and that is community.
People think that the community will be the same as it was back in classic.
Personally, I think they are going to be very disappointed.
The old sense of community is not going to suddenly come back just because
its a classic server.
Yeah, it will, because like minded people are going to be playing together. I have a whole group ready to descend upon Classic, and we all have the right mindset. I agree with the Blue, we should let people play the way they want, but my group is going to enjoy the world and the experience this time around. I wasn’t ready to start TBC when it released, and still wish I had a few more years, so now I’m getting the chance to relax and enjoy it all. Life is what you make it : 0 We will be helpful with 5 mans, and Raiding when we get there.