As Senior Game Producer Aggrend just confirmed on the Hardcore All-Stars stream, we’ve been working to bring official Hardcore Classic gameplay to WoW Classic. We’ve been very energized by the community’s enthusiasm for Hardcore, watching along with you, and doing a lot of Hardcore play ourselves.
The delivery of this is incredibly disappointing and frustrating. There has been no news since the end of SoM about new servers, and now it comes from one developer on an unofficial hardcore run? Even with this announcement, all it communicates is “Soon™”
I for one am grateful we have something new coming for those that enjoy classic era. I’m very curious how they will approach the new season. The fact they are inventing new stuff like the dual to the death thing gives me some hope.
I am looking forward to an official HC server, with rules essentially the same as we have already established for ourselves, by addon and by honor in cases where the addon would not be able to monitor.
I pray I pray I pray that Blizzard ignores the people that don’t like HC rules, but still want to play on a HC server, and therefore the entire concept should be undermined because one demographic cannot understand the concept of ‘if you don’t like the rules on this server, then go to any other server’.
You people that want a modified ruleset that HC server doesn’t allow, then NOTHING is stopping you from going to any other server, and imposing said challenge on yourselves.
You can bubble hearth if you want to. You can make any rules for yourself that you want. Nothing is stopping you from creating your own challenge against yourself. You can use the AH, or not. You can use the mail or not. You can impose any restriction or lack of restriction on yourself that you want, all day long.
HC is a specific ruleset that some OTHER people made up for themselves. You can agree to the challenge and try it yourself. On the other hand, if you don’t like it the specific hardcore rules, go make your own. Nothing is stopping you.
What you cannot do, is dictate what rules other people make for themselves.