I don’t play Classic, and I try my best not to comment on things I don’t participate in, but this was brought to my attention on General Discussion and honestly, I wanted to say something about it:
The entire point of Classic was to let players go back and play the expansion they liked the most. This was the core reason Classic was created, by Blizzard’s own admission.
So what about players who, for them, Burning Crusade is the pinnacle of WoW? Are they just supposed to accept that they won’t get to play what they want anymore, with the promise they MIGHT add season of mastery stuff later?
On top of this, why should any Classic Player play Wrath of the Lich King Classic, with the knowledge that Cataclysm Classic will just replace those servers later on, rendering all of their hard work moot again?
People play Classic because it doesn’t change. That hard work has a payoff because their characters won’t suddenly become irrelevant by new content. And yes, a lot of players will get bored and move on, and that’s when they move to the next expac, but not all.
The Classic Devs are usually good at responding to their community, but there’s a very clear disconnect with the Wrath announcement. First the dungeon finder being removed, which, just one look at the classic forums and reddit will tell you the majority are not happy with the decision, and now the knowledge that TBC servers won’t exist.
To add to this - selling the Digital Deluxe version of BCC for $70 was very deceptive marketing, if the plan was for BCC classic to cease to exist only a little over a year after it was released. (It’s been 11 months since release, and wrath classic is slatted for 2022)