You know when Vanilla had 1000 players in a zone? When there were 1000 people in a zone. It really is that simple. And technical, server issues may have existed back then. Ion specifically stated those same limitations don’t exist now. The limitations are being used for convenience, not technical reasons.
Once. And once only, did any server ever have 1000+ people in a zone for the life of each server. And that was the AQ gates.
In no other normal circumstances did the game ever have more than 1000 people in a zone.
Balderdash. Both Mark Kern and Kevin Jordan confirmed that the equipment could go higher, but they kept the 3k limit because they wanted to ensure gameplay worked and that the community was tight-knit.
Mark Kern even said on a stream somewhere that if they could have, they would have made the caps smaller, but at the time hardware costs actually mattered so adding more realms simply for a better experience would have been a waste of money.
You are not asking for Vanilla, you are asking for your private server fantasy land, and it has no place in Classic.
And now you’re making up ridiculous things. The AQ event didn’t have server issues? If you have to say such false things, it just goes to show logic and facts mean nothing. You just want to win some forum debate.
No, I want to shout down people who make up crazy stories, lest those crazy stories take hold and continue to be spread.
You are spreading false rumors in an attempt to poison a necessary mechanic, probably because you feel like you need to argue, at this point. Your claim has already been repeatedly disproven and you’re simply clutching at straws and misrepresenting other people’s statements in an attempt to get some sort of purchase with your false statements.
Please quit lying for whatever personal need you have.
3k layers are more authentic than putting 1000 people in Elwynn Forest at once. None of your “fears” are grounded and you’re just scaremongering.
The problem is your faulty logic OP.
If your side really was the majority (and that’s what you’re pinning your desires for a change to how layering is going to work) then they would already have made noise.
Fact is most people are probably apathetic and just don’t care.