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There's a lot of discussion on the main forums about how we will have nothing to do after we reach the level cap and gear up (despite how much work that entailed in vanilla), and even how we should "progress" into TBC or Wrath after classic. Honestly, I think this quote sums up how I feel about it nicely:

"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." -Ursula K. Le Guin
People have really lost sight of what made vanilla so magical. Is there a grind? Yes. Do you have to struggle to achieve even five levels? Yes. Did gear take a lot of time and effort? You betcha. But that is what made everything so rewarding. We don't need to be endlessly chasing the next dungeon, and I doubt we will get bored with classic.

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I get why people are excited and talking about the possibility of TBC and Wrath servers, but I’m not that interested to be honest. Classic alone will scratch the itch for me. Let’s see how this game comes out first of all!

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I like the idea of being able to pick up classic again in the future, so I too would like classic to remain classic. However, if Blizzard decides to have a few "progression servers" that move into TBC and Wrath I wouldn't be opposed. As long as classic remains intact I will be happy.

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Not gonna lie, I'd probably play both. Keep Classic for WPvP and do TBC for raiding.

Thing about WoW is that there's plenty of stuff to do. If you can count leveling a class to 60, leveling some professions to max, raiding all tiers and doing some PvP a complete experience of Classic then you just have to re-roll and see a different experience, and there's plenty of classes to go by. Once you get tired of that, you can try the other faction as well.

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Nymis wrote:
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Not gonna lie, I'd probably play both. Keep Classic for WPvP and do TBC for raiding.

Thing about WoW is that there's plenty of stuff to do. If you can count leveling a class to 60, leveling some professions to max, raiding all tiers and doing some PvP a complete experience of Classic then you just have to re-roll and see a different experience, and there's plenty of classes to go by. Once you get tired of that, you can try the other faction as well.
I'm with you there.
Actually, when I think about it my nostalgia lies TBC aswell... Not for WotLK (or higher) though.. No one knows why :P

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@Cram I started playing in TBC, I guess that's why. And I was a tard for most of it but got to see upwards to BT because I was a healer. For me it would be an awesome opportunity to go back amd accomplish what I dreamed of doing as a kid and mastering that content. Staying away from private servers because I know how scummy GMs can be like and because TBC takes soooo much more investment once you reach max level with the rep grind.

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@Cram I started playing in TBC, I guess that's why. And I was a tard for most of it but got to see upwards to BT because I was a healer. For me it would be an awesome opportunity to go back amd accomplish what I dreamed of doing as a kid and mastering that content. Staying away from private servers because I know how scummy GMs can be like and because TBC takes soooo much more investment once you reach max level with the rep grind.
In a big way you've still experienced classic through leveling. As we all know, leveling is a really big part of classic. In TBC it still was a classic experience. After TBC they slowly took that away with the integrated quest helper (end of TBC?), heilrooms (probably some patches too).
So even though you say you started in TBC, for me you kinda played Classic too :)

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I love that quote! For me classic wow is all about the journey. If I get to 60, great! If not: oh well, I had fun. Even if I never raid I’ll enjoy finally getting to experience vanilla wow.

Whether I eventually end up in Naxxramas or spend all my time being under 60 and making bags for other players for years on end, i look forward to it!

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When I played back in those days, there was never an end on my journey. I could keep playing and always find myself improve. That being said, I was young, and the mentality to push for the best possible—as quick as possible—had probably not developed inside of me compared to the older people, so I always had something to do.

I must have been 11 years old when I first played Vanilla for the very first time on my brother's account, year 2005, and did not get my own account until I was 12.

However, just like back then, I still don't crave to have constant upgrades on my equipment, which retail is very guilty of doing.

Getting gear slowly, there was always a journey to be had, even if I did not get anything amazing for about 2 months; because the concept of best-in-slot and what pieces to aim for did not exist for me back then.

Either I had my brother telling me what was good every now and then, or I made my own decisions based on how cool the appearance was on the item, or if numbers were higher.

With all of that off-topic talk aside, I think I will very much be able to enjoy a very long journey again without worry, and take my time with it, although the speed will probably be faster this time and I have more experience with what decisions to take at what moments.

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