This is not a post on changing anything right now but a look forward into the years to come. while I like (for the most part) classic I find myself underwhelmed by the ease of the bosses as they are all in the 1.12 state. once we come to a close in phase 6 what will be left I can see some form of diablo style ladder with just a reset or maybe BC. lets assume BC doesn’t happen what is next for Classic. If we wait to tackle this issue after phase 6 we are going to have to wait a very long time (AKA SOON tm). Here are some things I personally could see and my opinions on them.
A pure reset - just a reset fresh start. i feel you would slowly start to see player base dwindle over time but would be the least to stir up controversy. I mean who doesn’t love a fresh server.
Fresh content - new zones new instances and raids. this could be problematic as its not classic at that point but an amalgamation of Classic and Retail. it would be cool though to see places hinted at in classic like the emerald dream something dealing with the dragons that are to be released next phase. another idea open up the caverns of time as they are made and wouldn’t break story if you did it right. there are many ways to go and would be interesting to see for sure.
Pre-nerf bosses - this would put the content at the hardest it could be so the challenge would increase thus providing re-playability. As before we would have some issues with what does pre-nerf mean do we keep AQ 40 C’thun unkillable I don’t think so but if that’s the way it goes it would be interesting to see if it is possible with the way the meta has changed or the years.
here is a thought of my own so feel free to rip it apart
Hardcore wow - no this doesn’t mean when you die you have to start over that would be impossible (or is it 0.o). rules would go something like this you can only run each instance 5x (aka lock out) per day if you die that’s it for the run. Raids have normal weekly rotation if you die that’s it for you on the run. people with rezes can use them once per instance or raid. this would give guilds that have people sitting as back up a purpose as people die you could bring in the bench (or you could just cap it to 40 people). just a thought I had like other ideas there are issues like are warlocks able to make Soul stones as much as they want or just once
these ideas are not a one stop shop by any means. We could have a mix of them with different servers hosting different things just like PVP and PVE. We could see a fresh server and new content server or a mix of any the above.
love to here everyone’s else’s thoughts and comments of what they would like to see classic wise.