There are lots of things to be discussed about Vanilla WoW PvP, and I see almost none of them being brought up to Blizzard.
I will go through some of these issues:
- Cross server BGs.
These were not in Vanilla WoW until the very end(1.12), and are very anti-community and retail-like. I don’t think they should be in a “classic” version of WoW as I didn’t have them my entire time grinding to rank14, and were not added until the end of Vanilla(1.12), preparing the game TBC which is when a lot of people agree was when WoW stopped being a world and more of a theme park. I met all my friends who I PvPed with(and still do, to this day) before cross-server BGs. Post cross-server BGs I never make friends PvPing, and everyone might as well be a NPC. This is also a retail like experience, so a Vanilla version of the game should have the unique old way to experience the content, which you cannot get anymore, instead of the retail version which we’ve had for 10+ years, imo.
Again, these were not in the original version of Vanilla when BGs were added and not added until much later. I remember going to the enemies WSG portal to look for PvP or see who is queueing, I remember them invading us. I remember battles outside the AV portal. It was fun and made the world feel alive. Adding these removes a lot of potential world PvP and makes the game feel like a lobby, and not a world. You can get that lobby/convenience feel in reail WoW, Vanilla wow should be special and not like retail. I think anything that trades community/world building for convenience should be kept out of vanilla.
- 1.12 AV
AV in it’s original release state, after bug fixes/exploits, was a master piece. 1.12 and later heavily nerfed AV and turned it into PvE race to the end where you just mount past each other and don’t even fight. Private servers version of AV is 1.12, and it’s not the original true version of AV that lasted days people remember. For a true authentic experience, I think we should get the original version of AV. I think 1.4-1.5 is the most stable with the least amount of bugs/exploits while still being authentic. This is a piece of content you cannot play on retail or any other version of WoW, and I think fits the classic WoW mindset perfectly. Give us our unique epic days long AVs back!
Thread here talking about old AV: The AV Choice
- Forced auto-grouping in BGs.
This is something I am very, very against. I don’t like being forced into a group, I like queueing up with some friends and roaming the BG with them doing objectives and having party frames and being in the party of who I personally want to be in a party with. This was also added in 1.12, which was the tail end of Vanilla and something I don’t think should be in Classic.
These are my biggest issues and concerns about Vanilla WoW PvP. I personally want Vanilla WoW PvP to be the PvP I remember and experienced my entire 3 years playing Vanilla, which seems to be different from private servers version of things, which uses the final end of Vanilla which the majority of people who played all of Vanilla spent the least amount of time experiencing. So for a true authentic experience, we should use the older versions of most things, imo!
I’m curious on peoples opinion and if they have anything else to add that I missed. I would love to see your opinions, so please post a reply