Similar to Diablo 2 Resurrected. With a new art, graphics, ray-traced lighting, actually-dark nights, and a graphics toggle (back to the old graphics).
︎ Sell it as a separate box, with various editions
︎ Monthly subscription
︎ Let people pay $10 or whatever to change their face type, hairstyle, hair color, jewelry, etc. This will be contentious, but nobody will actually care once the game is out.
︎ No P2W
︎ Hardcore servers, for folks who enjoy that
︎ Possibly release an already fully-progressed server, and people can pay to clone their current character over to it. That way, if they’ve got a character in full T3 and want to keep him/her, they can.
The new water, 4k, solid fps, increased view distance, denser ground clutter, and actually being able to turn up shadows is plenty for me. There’s more they could do, certainly. Proper weather, for instance. And night time, as you mentioned. Perhaps something with artificial lighting like torches.
This I wouldn’t mind. Not sure many people would complain if there was a toggle for modern graphics. It’s not like in retail where keeping the old style would have to basically do double the work for every new ability/item added as once they finished they’d be done.
Edit: But I would really love to have more character customization options added to Classic. Shouldn’t be hard to make low poly versions of additional looks.
I support a remaster as well, even better if there is a button to toggle between new graphics and old. I used to be a hardcore Vanilla WoW player. I returned recently to play Classic and HC Classic, but out of curiosity I logged into retail WoW. I fell in love with the updated graphical art style. I always found Vanilla WoW graphics muddled, but after seeing the new ones I want them to be applied to classic as well.