Overall, I think it’s fair to say Classic has been a request since the day Vanilla ceased to be - albeit in small circles. I know I used to post here on the forums, asking about legacy servers. I was laughed at and told ‘no’, made fun of, and my threads were deleted by moderators. Such was the case for many people asking for what would come to be known as WoW Classic.
I couldn’t really play Classic at launch. I had other life obligations and I couldn’t devote the time, but I rested easy knowing (or thinking I knew) that Classic was a time capsule and wouldn’t be updated anytime soon in a game-changing way. Whether I was wrong or right is irrelevant, because now people are asking for TBC. A lot. Enough for Blizzard to notice, I reckon. But I don’t think we should get TBC, and there are a few reasons why.
It’s not just flying, or Blood Elves or the fact that Alliance can be Shaman and Horde can be Paladins. It would split Classic’s player base as a huge chunk of players would move to TBC. That is, even assuming Blizzard left Vanilla servers up.
They could force all servers to move to TBC. It comes down to the fact that it isn’t our decision, but if you all keep pestering Blizz about TBC servers there’s a very real possibility they’d pull it off in the lamest way possible.
Where would updates end, even? Wrath? Cata? Please, just let Classic stay Classic.