Disclaimer: If people could be polite in this thread (and others) that would be awesome.
- “Vanilla” was the first expansion of WoW.
- “Vanilla” had patches released during its run that added things, subtracted things, and radically altered gameplay.
- “Vanilla” ended (IMO) when TBC was released.
Therefore, to say “Vanilla means Vanilla” or #nochanges without further clarifying your statement is just not very accurate.
I do think it’s valid to have many discussions about which portions of 1.1-1.12 WoW should be included in Classic. And yes, I know what the Devs have and have not said, but bringing up discussions about all that is kind of the point of this forum.
Adding in things that came in TBC and beyond obviously violates the spirit of Classic and should (IMO) be 86’d immediately. Banning or forum dogpiles of personal insults? How about just “no” and move along.
There are a lot of seriously heated debates on this forum that seem to stem from the fact that people are talking about things which are not very well defined. It would be cool if we could come to a working definition of some of these terms before annihilating each other from our Keyboards of Violence in the future.