This pretty much sums up everything wrong with this thread. 1.12AV was in-fact part of Vanilla, even if people don’t like it. It was not nerfed or changed, the AV in Classic is what players actually had at one point in Vanilla.
Claiming its a “cop out” is just plain ignorant.
Here’s the issue, when you say nerfed, what does that even mean? The amount of changes that happened to AV over the course of Vanilla was massive. The “nerfs” that you are referring to could of happened anywhere between patches 1.6 to 1.12. The changes did not happen overnight. Half of the patches in vanilla had wildly different AVs.
So what are we suppose to do? Blizzard stated going into Classic that they wanted to create the Vanilla or Classic experience. But that experience is different for everybody. Somebody that started playing Vanilla in patch 1.8 never would of experienced the original 1.5 AV. But is their “classic experience” any less than somebody who did play in 1.5?
Patch 1.12 is the most completed version of Vanilla. It has not been nerfed or changed, if anything the beta has shown that our memory of vanilla is incorrect and things were wildly different than how we thought they were.
Blizzard has done a phenomenal job with Classic. The developers actively listen to the community, and even interact with them on the beta. They have done their best to make it as accurate as they can.
Just because you are angry about a very specific part of Classic doesn’t make the rest of it bad.