Compared to TBCC the retention was vastly superior. Look, we have factual, provable data that #nochanges was far more successful than #somechanges. Both the in-game numbers and the atmosphere of the forums demonstrate this. It should have been obvious to Blizz to begin with that trying to cater to the outspoken 1% entitled players wasn’t going to be good for the game or the community. Retail has taught that lesson long ago.
So it’s hard for me to take these types of conversation seriously. Because it is a 100% waste of time. No matter what changes Blizzard makes, those players seeking those changes will complain. And they’ll complain even louder because once Blizz starts catering to them, all the more reason to complain even louder. And so on and so on and now it’s the same toxic environment of Modern WoW. Whereas a #nochanges stance has the very simple fallback position of: this is authentic, deal with it. And players did in Classic. Much moreso than TBCC where they just bolted in vast numbers.
I don’t expect you personally to understand any of this. As I said, I remember your Wall of No days. And your posts from the creation of this forum and how you’ve been wrong every single step of the way on every single topic, be it AV or boosts, or whatever. Literally proven wrong on every stance you’ve taken. While I commend the unending confidence in the face of overwhelming failure, it has grown a bit sad.