Fair enough – it wasn’t my area of interest, I probably skimmed those parts of the patch notes every time.
Wait – I don’t really care about launch. I’m here for the long haul, and banking on the devs saying they were open to the option of Classic+ and / or TBC servers and beyond. Before I get stoned for that – adding in previous versions of AV is, to me, well within the boundaries available for Classic, with or without a +, as previous versions of AV existed within Vanilla and are therefore fitting for a museum.
I am on board with that, I just can’t speak for others. And personally, I’d be fine with 1.5, 1.8, and 1.11 versions, because to me, it has always been about preserving history, and these are the three major versions of AV that existed in Vanilla. (Iiiii don’t really expect all three versions to get made, but I can dream!)
To me, the simplest method would be having all versions open to be able to be queued into. Or even just a ‘Any Version’ option to queue into. The community will sort itself out in that regard – some AVs will die naturally or simply pop less frequently. To me – that’s perfectly fine. Holiday weekends are alright as well, I suppose, but I’ve never been one to enjoy taking away options.
Here’s the thing – no matter what other pre-1.11 AV’ers say, I’m with you on this. More versions is better, no matter how they’re implemented. And while people may disagree with you, they do respect you. I respect you. And I think others are willing to listen to you more. I’m sure you feel like a broken record at times already – but highlighting that you support more options, would, IMO, go a long way. You may, in fact, be better able to bridge the gap between 1.11 AVers and pre-1.11 AVers than I’ll ever be, because I can get a bit aggravated… with… certain… Z-based people…
I think we’ve always been on the same side of things to a degree – I’m just more vocal toward the other options and pointing out the merits of other versions, while forgetting to mention I’m not against 1.11, I just don’t prefer it – but that I desperately think we need at least one of the earlier versions included because of the historical significance of the early design.