Can someone please explain to me why people have such an issue with “toggle new graphics on client side Vs OG graphics” I can understand both sides but it’s such a small issue that both sides fight and would die for…
Some people clearly care too much about graphics and think that is going to change the entire experience of the game… but… its just visual. i understand that the visuals of something tie in heavily to the nostalgia but not everyone got to experience vanilla or things before Cata. and that is totally fine. I assume a big reason people are interested in Classic is because the game PLAYS different from retail.
I’d argue that people who make those posts about graphics feel exactly the same way as the #nochanges group about how they want to see the game. its just slightly different. each side is use to seeing what they’ve seen for X amount of play time and that’s what they got use to and like.
And i totally understand where they are coming from. Do you really think Blizzard would have made their game looking like Vanilla if they had the same technology and experience as they do now? I highly doubt it. That was just the best/all they had back then.
I personally waited 13 years to see the Paladin take out a book to cast their spells and I would love to see that in Classic as an option, but if i don’t see it I’m fine personally. The biggest reason i want Classic is because of the mechanics of the game. This is where i think people need to really focus their attention. Graphics? Psh whatever i dont care what they look like as long as the game plays well and/or is interesting.
Because in reality, the game play is what got you hooked onto WoW not necessarily the graphics, thats just what was available at the time.
My point is, This is the ONE thing that could/should be allowed by the #nochanges crowd because like everyone says… “it doesn’t effect you its client side…” that’s like bashing people who put color into black and white photos. Should that not be done because it would ruin the nostalgia of the picture? should we not restore paintings and sculptures because its not exactly the same as it once was?
This isn’t Vanilla wow, its a remake, a restoration, a near perfect clone. If toggled updated graphics upsets people then there should be way more threads about getting rid of Layering.
TLDR its the game play that got you hooked onto wow and new people want to experience it, the graphics help with the nostalgia. the fight between what graphics is used is pointless and wouldn’t change Classic. plus, they wont add the new graphics… duh