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This video objectively clarifies what the Vanilla experience is like.

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This video was really well made, props to the woman who did it.

A lot of what she mentioned, believe it or not, or stuff I genuinely liked about the game. Character management, preperation, micro-management.

I cannot wait to experience this all again, even the questing—without a helper. Not that I need to, most of it I have as muscle memory.

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Don't you feel like all this preparing thing might take something away when the Classic launches? It's like walking around the store as a kid, checking out the roller-blades you always wanted for the hundredth time, trying them on etc. while still saving money for them - and once you actually get them, they seem so familiar that there is almost no joy, or it is not as intense.

I'd say the best thing to do is to relax a bit. :smile: We already know everything. And things we might have forgotten should be left for rediscovery.

- anno 2005.
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Razor wrote:
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Don't you feel like all this preparing thing might take something away when the Classic launches? It's like walking around the store as a kid, checking out the roller-blades you always wanted for the hundredth time, trying them on etc. while still saving money for them - and once you actually get them, they seem so familiar that there is almost no joy, or it is not as intense.

I'd say the best thing to do is to relax a bit. :smile: We already know everything. And things we might have forgotten should be left for rediscovery.
This video was rather meant to help those Retailers understand what to expect from this game. It just shows the major differences. Anyways, considering the rest of videos, posts, guides etc. you definitely have a good point there. It most likely will make the content less explorable and enjoyable. I've been trying to not touch WOW until Classic comes out but my will is too weak to resist :biggrin:

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Faendor wrote:
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I've been trying to not touch WOW until Classic comes out but my will is too weak to resist :biggrin:
Me too. I quitted all p-servers. I don't want to get burned out before Classic launches.

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Syturio wrote:
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Faendor wrote:
1 year ago
I've been trying to not touch WOW until Classic comes out but my will is too weak to resist :biggrin:
Me too. I quitted all p-servers. I don't want to get burned out before Classic launches.
There is still much time to go. Maybe a year or so. I would say it's better to regulate, not terminate :smile:

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How to prepare for Classic WoW:

  • Close the curtains.
  • Lock all doors.
  • Turn off phone.
  • Purchase ludicrous amounts of Mountain Dew and Doritos.

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Yea, pretty much :smile:

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Legitimately gonna have no life for a solid few months when it drops.

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slud wrote:
1 year ago
How to prepare for Classic WoW:
  • Close the curtains.
  • Lock all doors.
  • Turn off phone.
  • Purchase ludicrous amounts of Mountain Dew and Doritos.
you forgot to add chuck norris poster up on the wall and pc relocated to toilet seat

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Classic WoW can't come soon enough!

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slud wrote:
1 year ago
How to prepare for Classic WoW:
  • Close the curtains.
  • Lock all doors.
  • Turn off phone.
  • Purchase ludicrous amounts of Mountain Dew and Doritos.
Made me chuckle :lol:

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Razor wrote:
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Don't you feel like all this preparing thing might take something away when the Classic launches? It's like walking around the store as a kid, checking out the roller-blades you always wanted for the hundredth time, trying them on etc. while still saving money for them - and once you actually get them, they seem so familiar that there is almost no joy, or it is not as intense.

I'd say the best thing to do is to relax a bit. :smile: We already know everything. And things we might have forgotten should be left for rediscovery.
I’ve seen this idea thrown around a lot and I honestly can’t relate to it. I’ve been playing private servers a lot for the last few months and since the announcement about summer release I’d say I’ve played even more (not counting the business of the holiday season taking away from overall playing time) and I’m not even close to “burning out”. To be fair, I’m also a perfectionist and being efficient is a big deal to me. On that note “we already know everything” is just outright false IMO, I’ve seen so much about every aspect of the same content evolve as people progressed through private server launches, and still to this second people are improving on the ideas of the past (the concept might be the same but the finer details can always be polished/improved upon).

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I don't think it's burning out as much as it's wasting opportunities to better your real life in some form or another. Yeah, I could probably play on a private server right now and I am sure I'd certainly play on Classic as well, but would I have the same eagerness to sacrifice real life commitments?

People have said back and forth how they're doing this and that in order to prepare for Classic by reading guides or trying out things and what not. That's not a bad thing to do in your spare time, but my advice is to take the time and try to better your real life.

Things like:

  • working more hours or not taking time off your work
  • losing weight and getting leaner
  • acquiring a long term girlfriend (or several)
  • going out with your friends and seeing more places
  • saving up money etc.
Why? So that when Classic hits, you have something to throw away. You can then take 1-2 weeks off, put a few pounds on without any serious consequences, not feel like you're missing out on social matters and still have that option available to you, buy yourself some good equipment to game with, still manage to get laid, etc.

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There's definitely two kinds of Classic fan.

Someone here (sorry I can't remember) said that they will go the 'smell the flowers' route - no preparation - where learning and adapting to the new game (reading guides, making important decisions) will be part of the experience 'as is', because to them that is part of the enjoyment.

The other kind will be researching, collecting ideas and making all necessary preparations beforehand to make the journey to 60, raiding, PvP and whatever as smooth a route as possible. I think these people are a lot more competitive and don't want to lose time or opportunities by having holes in their knowledge.

Either is perfectly valid! Personally I tend to be of the latter sort - I want to get in there straight away and make the most of my play time at the start.

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When I first started playing I had no idea of what to expect and I had never played a prior MMO. There were some on our server that understood how the game worked and it was clear by what they were able to achieve in both PVE and particularly in PVP. I have been telling myself for the past decade+ "if I ever get to start over again I will.....". I plan on being ready to rock this time!

Our time will come.
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The woman that made the video speaks intelligently, even though she may not have been part of the initial push of Vanilla.

Reading the quest is the only way to get your initial bit of information. Talent calculators are a must as you level or even at level cap due to the varieties available. (we didn't have sim'ing back then, it was all pencil and paper) [*back in my day* old man voice] I know I sat and war-gamed my talent choices as a Disc Priest leveling to 60 because my guild was trying to get into UBRS ASAP! I wanted to milk every single point of damage out of my spec and just be able to "heal adequately" once I hit level cap. It was great, I could not just hit level cap, run 5 dungeons, and BOOM was in LFR. But, instead, had a grind to not only get a level worthy enough to raid, but also get the equipment worthwhile enough to withstand the damage being put out in my first (40) raid, Molten Core! The daunting grind was part of what I loved about Vanilla WoW. I didn't have a guild to just drag me through things, we were all pushing through the gap together. I can't wait to try it all over again; even though most of us know what the hell to do this time around...

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Ravenheart wrote:
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There's definitely two kinds of Classic fan.

Someone here (sorry I can't remember) said that they will go the 'smell the flowers' route - no preparation - where learning and adapting to the new game (reading guides, making important decisions) will be part of the experience 'as is', because to them that is part of the enjoyment.

The other kind will be researching, collecting ideas and making all necessary preparations beforehand to make the journey to 60, raiding, PvP and whatever as smooth a route as possible. I think these people are a lot more competitive and don't want to lose time or opportunities by having holes in their knowledge.

Either is perfectly valid! Personally I tend to be of the latter sort - I want to get in there straight away and make the most of my play time at the start.

I second your enthusiasm, most of the us vanilla players are adults now and we have Jobs and shit so we can’t waste the precious time off work fannying around. Gotta get on, smash it to 60 then gear up and be ready to just log on evenings for farming and raiding PvP etc when we have to go back to work

Alternatively we could all have a mid-life crisis and quit work and ditch wives etc and just play WoW 😂

Also, Ravenheart is the name of my Warlock 🤘🏻

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