Why are such events called “con”? It’s all trick and bogus? “We give you shinies and you give us moneys”? 😉
The announcement of Classic servers was very surprising. I played a few times on private vanilla servers, and it has been fun to relive some of the old times. Also, finding out things that I never found or noticed back then. One thing these private realms have that the coming Classic ones will not (I am pretty sure) is global membership. One of the fun things with private realms is that there are people from all over the world. Of course the ones on different continents than where the server is situated might experience delays and a little lag. But still, a quite nice feature, by accident.
Another nice thing with some of the private vanilla realms is that they may have some things, e.g. talent trees from patch 1.12 (last vanilla patch) or all AH up, not just IF, from start. That I think is an improvement, but still “vanilla ok”. However, that gaming content is progressively released, like in the original, is just a must for Classic, imho. E.g. Alterac Valley will at first have the elite trolls at Snowfall graveyard, BWL and AQ will not be there from start, the old unarmored lvl 60 mounts will be there for the first patches, etc etc. I read that the Classic servers will not be cross realm. Vanilla was not, although battlegrounds were cross realm during maybe the last six months before BC. That made queueing easier. In our battle group the premades from Stormscale were the meanest and baddest, at least if you played Alliance. I played some premades, and when those Stormscale hordies were on the other side it was ouch ouch haha. Segwaying into Memory Lane here… That pve was not cross realm made servers more like community. Even if you didnt know players, you recognised them. I do not know about other realms, but the official Turalyon EU forum was pretty fun at times!
I will probably try out the Classic servers.
As for the announcement of next expansion, it feels not very exciting, but who knows? However, and this is a genuine gripe I have with it: Why the heck do they announce them so early??? Everybody knows there will be an expansion, can’t we just focus on the present one??? There will be at least 7 pvp seasons in Legion. We are now at season 5 (they are getting shorter for each expansion), so the expansion will be at the earliest about midsummer 2018. If Legion feels like old hat already, take a break from wow and do other stuff for six months or so. I guess Blizz wants unsalaried beta testers en masse. Mumble mumble grumpy grumpy me.
ps. One more thing. There
will be should not be achievements in vanilla, so as not to make it possible to retroactively get legacy achievements. Items from Classic server will not go into collection. Etc. That’s what I think. Keep those realms isolated from the regular servers. Get off my vanilla lawn!