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Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Riley, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Innomine

    Innomine Death Eater Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Ok, that’s actually really Interesting. I almost kinda wish that we had a bit of progression, and people would still have to grind MC etc. But wait... maybe they actually do! Still have to gear up for Naxx etc. if I recall quickly, there’s no easy way to do that apart from raiding right?

    Holy shit, if there’s no cross server anything, I will actually play this I think.

    I have way too many good memories of WSG with Zin Rohk.
     
  2. Agayek

    Agayek Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    They do have to grind MC; there's no way to do Naxx without gear from AQ40, and you can't do AQ40 without gear from BWL, etc.

    Also, they're timegating content. First batch of raid content is MC + Onyxia, then BWL + ZG, then AQ20+40, then Naxx. I don't believe they've given a timeframe for it, but it's probably a reasonable guess that the first batch will be unlocked a month or two after launch, to remove the grind pressure for competitive folks, and then new raid content every 6-9 months after.
     
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  3. Innomine

    Innomine Death Eater Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Yeah, ok, I'll definitely be playing this. But on Aus/NZ servers.

    Mage and warrior were my first two characters, and I see no reason to do anything different this time around.

    Ok, I'm actually pretty hyped for this now.

    Edit: Ok, I started raiding as a Shadow Priest in BC. Were they a needed thing, ie mana providers, in classic?
     
  4. Agayek

    Agayek Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    Yes, except at the time, and I can't remember when this changed but I'm 98% certain it was when BC launched, they (and Shaman totems + bloodlust) were limited to just the group they were in, not the raid as a whole. So what would happen is the raid would have 2-3 shadow priests and they'd get rotated into the healer group and ordered to mana battery as the healers required. It wasn't strictly necessary, as potions didn't have the fight lockout they do now and could be chugged every minute or so (not to mention how downranking worked), but spriests saved a lot from the potion budget and were just generally quite appreciated.
     
  5. Innomine

    Innomine Death Eater Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Nope, totems and SP were group based for all of BC. It’s how I always got into a bloodlust group with shaman healers!

    Ok, maybe I’ll play SP + War then. Old SP was so much fun.
     
  6. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

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    Might go for wow classic, this sounds neat. Kinda hoping they will go down an AU story path where they don't repeat the stupid mistakes there.
     
  7. Mishie

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    Apparently they've been talking about adding content that they never were able to add in the original, or even adding some stuff from BC or WotLK.
     
  8. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I'm excited - have been excited - for a while. But I'm also kind of sad because everytime I get nostalgic and look forward to this I remember how much Beast Mastery sucked for raiding.

    I haven't respecced my Hunter for a single dungeon in the entire time I've been playing, which is 15ish years almost since I started day 1.

    I have a good friend who wants to tank but wishes anything but Warrior was truly viable for end game Horde tanking.

    As much fun as this will be it's already a let down because the game had too many blindspots like those. I don't need BM to be as good of DPS as MM but I'd like it to be close enough to be viable.

    Bear tanks might manage dungeons if they gear perfectly but IIRC the difficult raids were Warrior only.

    Is Druid good for anything? I started healing as a Tree in BC but no idea how it was in Vanilla when Druid was more of a true Jack of All Trades.

    And again... I'm on board with hybrids being less effective as a trade off. But there were too many required specs vs useless ones, I think?

    It's been a while.

    I'll be playing on whatever server my guild ends up on.

    ((Edit - I have a gear piece from original Naxx somewhere I think... I am fairly sure I never tossed it. I really want to find it now, hah))
     
  9. Ankan

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    While vanilla private servers does not function exactly as classic wow (simply because we haven't known how certain things were calculated, things like certain stats and spell mechanics). It has taught us a lot more about how viable some classes are.


    In PvP, druid should be all good. For raiding, you'll have no problem finding a guild as restoration. There'll be a demand (not as high demand as priests, but the supply for rdruid is also lower).

    You'll be good in terms of loot priority (you'll be competing with rogues, so you'll be geared faster than most specs). Here's a link to a very interesting discussion on MMO-Champ

    Personally for Vanilla, I'm probably gonna roll Warrior as a main. I have almost 300 days logged on my my druid on retail, but I want to switch things up a little.
     
  10. Innomine

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    I am actually genuinely excited about this now. I would love it if they added BC to it about 2 years from now. I never raided much in classic, just MC, BWL, Ony, ZG, and AQ20. The opportunity to do AQ40 and Naxx as it was would be amazing.

    I wonder if the nostalgia will be enough to sustain gameplay. I think it’ll depend on the communities that form on the servers. That was always the best part of WoW for me. You had a reputation on your server. It was a currency.

    I’m going to have a horrible time deciding between horde or alliance here... human female warrior was who I was. I think it’s going to have to be that. Can always get Noggenfogger for undead male model. Which would be my second choice.
     
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    Good news then.


     
  12. Mestre

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    Shadow priest giving mana was a BC thing. The only thing they have is buffing shadow damage for locks.
     
  13. Johnnyseattle

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    Haha, I am WAY too old to live through the original Naxx again. Fuuuuck that.

    I think we were about the fifth-sixth guild to beat the original Four Horsemen fight, and that was mainly due to absorbing a few tanks that had the first set bonus when the raid killed the other big guild on our server - we'd figured out how to do it, along with the other ridiculous raid guilds of the time, but as with everyone else just couldn't get the gear to drop consistently. I really hope they keep the drop rates how they originally were too, just so people get the true experience, lol. Having to full-gear from AQ40 beforehand too, just so you can survive the one-shots that happen if you're not geared enough... *shudder*

    People actually wanted this?
     
  14. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I wasn't any good at WoW in Vanilla so I typically was the person filling in the 40th slot when no one else was readily available. I got better and played semi-seriously in BC and WotLK. Since then I've been a very casual player and I can't see myself ever going back to quasi-hardcore.

    But WoW Classic is still going to have a lot more convenience to it than Vanilla did, even if Blizzard removes all the convenience aspects they've added. There will be Discord groups, for one thing, and people with BNET open talking to larger groups on there (even if it doesn't show up in-game for Classic).

    I expect that things like 40-mans (which I loved and look forward to again) will never feel quite the same, just because the internet and social groups for games in general have become so much more widespread and easy to access. Plus there's a huge playerbase that has gotten better at the basics of WoW and will learn more quickly when revisiting old content than they did at the time.

    Or no?
     
  15. Imariel

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    Yes, basically why I've little to no interest in classic. The formula of the game was better from an MMO standpoint in my opinion, but the content is still regurgitated.
     
  16. Trooper

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    The new cinematic is pretty cool. Green Jesus is Back.
     
  17. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus Prestige DLP Supporter

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    It was cool and all....


    Where the fuck is my sexy Jaina cinematic?


    Tbf, this focus on Saurfang isn't my thing as a life-long Alliance boi, but it's very clearly (to me) setting up some permanent change in the Warcraft universe, which i appreciate.
     
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