6 months ago (Pre-release)
Quaria wrote: ↑
6 months ago
What do you folks think: will it be the most fun, in your opinion, to roll the same faction as before due to nostalgia being a big part of (why you want to play) WoW Classic, or the opposite for the freshness of it?
Good question Quaria. In my opinion nostalgia for Classic, from what I have deduced over the last year or so of discussing the game, is a mixture of two different pleasant recollections:
- Nostalgia for that time in one’s life when they were playing WoW for the first time
- Nostalgia for the game as it was in that state in time - the mechanics and content
Some say that if you played the game when you were young you lean towards the former, and that if you were older you lean towards the latter. I don’t agree with this argument - there are many members here for example who started at a much later age but still recall the thrill of playing and the happiness it brought to their life, even with kids and a family to support.
I’m not even saying that people fall into one category or the other - to do that would be a gross presumption about people’s sensibilities. It’s not a black and white issue and people will possess a measure of both flavours of nostalgia regardless.
What I will argue for quite strongly however is that if you never played the other faction, you should. This will be like playing the game for the first time again
(unfamiliar NPCs, quests, travel routes etc.) - satisfying the first element of that nostalgic feeling. By default the second element will also be fulfilled because regardless of faction the mechanics and content will remain hyper-blizzlike.
I think its a fabulous idea to reroll your first character again, and tbh since its been such a long time everyone will be in for surprises and new experiences. So if you fancy that and its the first thing you think about then you should 100% do it because its what you know you will enjoy... all I’m trying to point out with this post is that coming to the other side will help you get lost in that world like you were the first time. There’s something magic about that too so don’t dismiss the idea!