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Mulgore
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Tauren 178 posts
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Joe-Briefcase wrote:
3 months ago
Surprised to see many are already playing on private servers. Personally, I wanna wait until classic drops. That way the experience is as fresh as possible. The withdrawal is kicking in pretty hard though, so I wouldn't blame anyone for taking a sneak peak :mrgreen:
Yeah, I'm thinking I might suck it up and jump on a vanilla server. I plan on leveling semi-casually anyway, so I may just roll something I know I would never main and just fuck around.

I have nothing fancy to add here, but if you've never played Binary Domain, you should.
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Yeah, I'm getting a feel for levelling economies and making sure I can get a mount as soon as I hit 40. So far I've been able to get well over that 100 (90) gold mark even without tradeskills, so I don't think its going to be an issue.

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Rogue Assassination
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Horde Warlock 112 posts
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Don't wanna burn myself out before Classic even hits. I know my main, I know my alt and the 12 years of playing the game is enough practice for now.

Silverpine Forest
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Undead Warrior 232 posts
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Raven wrote:
3 months ago
my alt
You only have one?

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Alterac Valley
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Alliance Priest 80 posts
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Jalapeno wrote:
3 months ago
Currently just dueling and hanging out at https://pvp.henhou.se/

It's a fun little custom server made for premade bgs and dueling. Everything is layed out for you, so making a character and getting gear is easy
Glad you're enjoying it. :wink:

   Jalapeno
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Rogue Assassination
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Black Monarch wrote:
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Raven wrote:
3 months ago
my alt
You only have one?
I'll have my Warlock, which I'm not all that interested in until Phase 3+ but I want to put the most /played on that.
My Rogue (Alt) who I'll play for solo-play fun during downtime.
My bank char who I'll funnel all my drops/gold to so I don't waste it pointless shit on the Auction House.

I have no interest in anything more than that, I don't think you really need anymore more than that. If I were to do alts it'd be just for 9 LW/Alch daily $$ if I can't be arsed to farm on my Warlock which only requires them all to be L35 max.

Silverpine Forest
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Undead Warrior 232 posts
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Raven wrote:
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Black Monarch wrote:
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Raven wrote:
3 months ago
my alt
You only have one?
I'll have my Warlock, which I'm not all that interested in until Phase 3+ but I want to put the most /played on that.
My Rogue (Alt) who I'll play for solo-play fun during downtime.
My bank char who I'll funnel all my drops/gold to so I don't waste it pointless shit on the Auction House.

I have no interest in anything more than that, I don't think you really need anymore more than that. If I were to do alts it'd be just for 9 LW/Alch daily $$ if I can't be arsed to farm on my Warlock which only requires them all to be L35 max.
LOL. Only one bank char. That's cute.

I'll have:

- one bank alt for crafting recipes
- one bank alt just for cooking reagents
- up to five bank alts for non-cooking reagents:
-- one for ores, bars, stone, gems, and anything else that would be useful for blacksmithing and engineering
-- one for leathers, hides, scales, and anything else that would be useful for leatherworking
-- one for cloth, spider silk, venom glands, and anything else that would be useful for tailoring or first aid
-- one for herbs and anything else that would be useful for alchemy
-- one for everything else: Darkmoon Faire turn-ins, reagents used in multiple professions, enchanting garbage, pearls, whatever

I can probably condense those last five down to two or three

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Alterac Valley
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Dwarf Priest 24 posts
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Jon Bloodspray wrote:
3 months ago
Yeah, I'm thinking I might suck it up and jump on a vanilla server. I plan on leveling semi-casually anyway, so I may just roll something I know I would never main and just fuck around.
That's also a pretty decent compromise. Be careful you don't get too hooked and burn yourself out though! :eek:

Undercity
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Undead 31 posts
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@Henhouse Thanks, it's good fun ;)

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Alterac Valley
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Human Paladin 266 posts
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Escalotes wrote:
3 months ago
Yeah, I'm getting a feel for levelling economies and making sure I can get a mount as soon as I hit 40. So far I've been able to get well over that 100 (90) gold mark even without tradeskills, so I don't think its going to be an issue.
This will be mostly diffrent if you gold does not come from grey trash or general vendoring.

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Teldrassil
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Night Elf Priest 408 posts
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It is the same reason why I wouldn't play beta, don't wanna mess the feeling when I first step into the game again.

They claimed I didn't but I did...
Arathi Basin
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Undead Priest 309 posts
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I mean the Endgame is something different to the leveling phase, actually I train, but focusing on the leveling phase.

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Stranglethorn Vale
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Horde Priest 38 posts
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I'm definitely practicing on a private server with Joana's guide. I'm making my own personal notes to which quests will be most congested and what levels I should just do dungeon runs instead of questing.

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Rogue Assassination
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Black Monarch wrote:
3 months ago
Raven wrote:
3 months ago
Black Monarch wrote:
3 months ago
Raven wrote:
3 months ago
my alt
You only have one?
I'll have my Warlock, which I'm not all that interested in until Phase 3+ but I want to put the most /played on that.
My Rogue (Alt) who I'll play for solo-play fun during downtime.
My bank char who I'll funnel all my drops/gold to so I don't waste it pointless shit on the Auction House.

I have no interest in anything more than that, I don't think you really need anymore more than that. If I were to do alts it'd be just for 9 LW/Alch daily $$ if I can't be arsed to farm on my Warlock which only requires them all to be L35 max.
LOL. Only one bank char. That's cute.

I'll have:

- one bank alt for crafting recipes
- one bank alt just for cooking reagents
- up to five bank alts for non-cooking reagents:
-- one for ores, bars, stone, gems, and anything else that would be useful for blacksmithing and engineering
-- one for leathers, hides, scales, and anything else that would be useful for leatherworking
-- one for cloth, spider silk, venom glands, and anything else that would be useful for tailoring or first aid
-- one for herbs and anything else that would be useful for alchemy
-- one for everything else: Darkmoon Faire turn-ins, reagents used in multiple professions, enchanting garbage, pearls, whatever

I can probably condense those last five down to two or three
Each to their own, I have no use for any of that. Classic wow isn't build to be self efficient -- You'll literally be gimping your own progress if you do. Buy/Sell and only farm the best p/hr reagent or gold wise.

Tirisfal Glades
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Undead Priest 172 posts
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I'm 'uninformed' on how to "Private Server" - any good things I should google? I wouldn't mind tool'ing around to get the feel for it again as a primer.

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Teldrassil
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Night Elf Hunter 51 posts
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Playing on a private server has been nice to refresh my memory on a lot of things. It totally wont kill my experience in Retail.

For example, the escort quest in Loch Modan, I now know to tell people to talk to the npc ONCE and then wait for everyone to do the same, and then whoever created the group starts the escort quest. Resulting in a successful escort mission and no frustration from a failed attempt + waiting around for another 15 mins to try again.

This and many other things have been nice to have a more pleasurable experience overall. :)

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Tirisfal Glades
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sashimii wrote:
3 months ago
Playing on a private server has been nice to refresh my memory on a lot of things. It totally wont kill my experience in Retail.

For example, the escort quest in Loch Modan, I now know to tell people to talk to the npc ONCE and then wait for everyone to do the same, and then whoever created the group starts the escort quest. Resulting in a successful escort mission and no frustration from a failed attempt + waiting around for another 15 mins to try again.

This and many other things have been nice to have a more pleasurable experience overall. :)
Where would one join a private server?

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Yes, I have played 3 private servers since the announcement of Classic. I have leveled a total of 5 characters to 60. 2 were horde and 3 were alliance. I have a fairly good idea of what I am doing. For all the inaccuracies that people like to highlight on private servers, they are very authentic. They arent perfect, but for the layman, you wont notice the subtle differences without them being presented to you. "Oh but the Devs extrapolated drop rate data on Iron Foe and it has a 2% drop rate instead of the 1% I think it was during retail vanilla!!!!" My expectations, my plans and preparation for Classic have changed dramatically since I played private. Say what you will about private but the meta has continued ever since most of us quit over a decade ago... Some of that meta will be very relevant when Classic releases. Understanding your questing route, your BiS list, what race/class/aesthetics youre taking, refreshing your memory with boss fights and attunements, your rotation... It will all impact your experience. For some people, I think playing pre Classic may hurt their hype and may make them lose motivation, but for the hardcores, I highly recommend it.

TLDR; i'd rather find out I hate my hair color/style after playing on a private server than having that realization 40 levels in on Classic with no chance of fixing it. i'd rather trial a few characters on an insta-60 pvp server to have a realistic understanding of a class/spec before I invest 6-14 days played into the character.

Hunter Marksman
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Orc Hunter 525 posts
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Black Monarch wrote:
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LOL. Only one bank char. That's cute.
I can relate with this haha. On my pserver currently I main a hunter. I have an alt just to stockpile all my thorium ammo/iron grenades. Finding ammo vendors sucks, after you have an established ammo/nade toon, any mailbox becomes your resupply. I keep this toon in a main town and he can also be used to grab meat or drinks and mail it to my hunt if needed. In total I have about 5 bank alts and am regularly purging their inventories on the AH because I simply do not have enough space.

Silverpine Forest
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Orc Hunter 114 posts
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Keeping my virginity so i could fully enjoy classic launch with wow effect.

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Mulgore
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Horde Rogue 28 posts
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I'm trying to figure out what race to pick while practicing my 1-20 on private servers. By combining these two I get a feel for the different male / female animations of each race, while learning the nuances of early rogue and optimizing my path.

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Winterspring
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Alliance Hunter 40 posts
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I've been playing private servers since 2007. I too have stopped the classic server I was playing on. I don't to be burned out on classic leveling. It'll just be downer going from a private server straight to retail. But I still play a wrath server.

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Mulgore
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Tauren 178 posts
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Can anyone PM me the name of a good Vanilla pserver? There's so many now, lol.

I have nothing fancy to add here, but if you've never played Binary Domain, you should.
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I did play on a classic server for a few months, a few years ago. But aside from that, no way. I want to have an authentic experience - including the feeling of discovering new things, being lost, etc. The only research I did was in order to pick faction/race/class, and I heavily factored in the nostalgia. That's what I want to cash in on.

Darkshore
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Played on Northdale for a little bit just to get an idea what I was in for. Very prone to burnout hough, so trying to pace myself.

It's a marathon, not a sprint!

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