I’m simply at a loss, Classic started out so well, everyone was nice and excited wanting to just help each other and have fun…but now, everyone seems so toxic and angry, booting people from groups left and right, only inviting certain classes to dungeon groups, this is NOT a “vanilla like” experience, not anymore.
The problem that I see is everyone decided to focus on min/max, LFG is now spellcleave only, people get kicked from groups left and right for not being amazing, and why is over half the population warriors/mages/priests? Oh, because they watched streamers tell them those are the best classes, again, more min/max.
Why can’t people enjoy the game, help each other out and just play? What’s the point of min/max in this version of WoW? Raiding in Classic is a joke, it’s crazy easy and the point of Classic is community and the world itself above all else. Classic currently has a more toxic community than retail, that’s bad and it seems to only be getting worse and if it continues, it will die.
Background: I’ve played WoW since closed beta in 2004. I was in a top 10 guild in vanilla, Wendigo Brewing Company on Skullcrusher, I was rank 12 in vanilla battlegrounds. So this is not coming from someone who is bad at the game, it’s coming from someone who can see how others are being treated. Even in a top 10, I never witnessed such toxic behavior as I see in normal dungeons pre-60.
EDIT I feel it is important to add that most of the sour behavior I have seen is post level 35 when leveling starts taking longer, many of the more casual players slow down or quit Classic altogether, and Dungeon Cleave groups start being all the rage.