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Classic realm (166 hits)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Classic+realm

Vanilla realm (755 hits)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Vanilla+realm

Last but not least, Vanilla server (1483 hits)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Vanilla+server

But no, Blizzard have already said no to it. - They want the game to keep moving forward and so on.
So what does Blizzard think about this suggestion?


as they have said again and again and again and again and again and again and again, they think, NO


What does the players think about this suggestion?

NO
I think Gontier accurate answered this.
Allonon and Amarielle, thanks for your answers, and yours too Gontier. Is there any way to make BLIZZARD to respond to this thread? Would be appreciated.
22/02/2011 3:57 PMPosted by Naughtypally
Is there any way to make BLIZZARD to respond to this thread? Would be appreciated.

They already answered your thread. If you bother looking at some of the many, many threads found by using the search you can find it easily. Stop being lazy!
22/02/2011 3:57 PMPosted by Naughtypally
Allonon and Amarielle, thanks for your answers, and yours too Gontier. Is there any way to make BLIZZARD to respond to this thread? Would be appreciated.


A Customer Support Forum Representative will respond to your topic once it reaches the top of the line. - They answer the topics in order of creation. So remain patient and you'll have a answer. :-)

There's several answers about this if you browse them via the search function.
threads get answered in order of creation. if the thread dosent get moved (as its not exactly a matter they deal with) u will get your "blue NO" once your thread is gotten to
Best answer ever Gontier
The same topic is on the same page, just saw it minutes ago...search at least!
Let me introduce you to. :-)

Search function!

Classic realm (166 hits)
<a href="http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Classic+realm">http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Classic+realm</a>

Vanilla realm (755 hits)
<a href="http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Vanilla+realm">http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Vanilla+realm</a>

Last but not least, Vanilla server (1483 hits)
<a href="http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Vanilla+server">http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/search?q=Vanilla+server</a>

But no, Blizzard have already said no to it. - They want the game to keep moving forward and so on.


did you try that search on the old forums? or just the new ones?

blizzard have said no and i recal them giving a rather compelling technincal reason for it never happening as well at least once.

so i run a server i have a client that i always update and write on top of i don't remove old client and start again every patch, several years later a customer comes to me and asks for the old server client to be reused...oddly i say i'm sorry it doesn't exist anymore i patch the server client and don't keep the old versions of it, he asks me why, i ask him why i should rewrite a server client for every patch.....he says oh right maybe just a bit to much work.

in short vanilla's server client does not exist at least not the way you think it does.

while they may keep a backup server for short period of time in case a patched server client doesn't work i doubt and i do mean seriously doubt they have kept the original, for example they may have 4.03 server clients on backup right now but nothing before that while 4.0.6 is out now, as 4.1 comes out they will retain a backup of 4.0.6 for a short period untill 4.1 proves it's self as being stable, after that there is no reason to retain the old client.

no they can't port it from the game client that is a totally different client entirely.
Classic realm(s)?

Yes, please.

However, this has been suggested like 10.000 times now, and Blizzard has stated that they have no intention on opening a classic realm. Yet, people keep on asking for this. Hmm, maybe that's with a reason...?

I myself would LOVE to see this happen, but sadly enough this is very unlikely to happen.
But no, Blizzard have already said no to it. - They want the game to keep moving forward and so on.


This is correct.

Since the old forums are no longer available, I will re-post one of the comments we posted on this topic in the past:

We are aware of the fact that some people prefer the old pre-expansion content over the newer content that has been added to the game with the last two expansions, but despite this we still have no plans for opening any classic realms at this point in time.

We also understand that some people would like to revel in nostalgia; however the developers are planning to keep the game moving forward as they want the game to continue to progress and evolve.


We regularly see requests for us to open classic pre-TBC realms, or vanilla realms if you prefer, and lately we have also seen requests for pre-WotLK realms and even pre-Cataclysm realms. We have answered requests like these before saying that we have no plans to open such realms, and this is very much still the case today.

We realize that some of you feel that World of Warcraft was more fun in the past than it is today, and we also know that some of you would like nothing more than to go back and play the game as it was back then. The developers however prefer to see the game continuously evolve and progress, and as such we have no plans to open classic realms or limited expansion content realms.
There you got a brand new blue post (smells) It's still warm
How about stickying this answer at the top of the forums with the title all in caps so no one can be excused for missing it? Then we can easily link to the stickied answer every time someone posts one of these poorly thought through, nostalgic, rose tinted glasses, requests.
To be honest mmorpg/mmogame is like the real world for each new expansion the mmo world evolves i mean you cant stop real world evolves can you?

So why should mmo world be any diffrent?
I'm pretty sure it also has to do with the huge amount of extra work for Blizzard developers.

As you would basically create 2 or more versions of 1 game, and each needs to be patched differently.
If you're going to make vanilla servers then people expect blizzard to balance say, pvp around lvl 60..

If there would be vanilla server, how long will it take before people cry for more content for lvl 60 players?

Many reasons to not have vanilla servers.
I think it has a lot to do with players not *actually* wanting to play vanilla servers.
They believe they do, but they actually miss the feeling of playing something that felt new.

Expansions feels like "more of the same". New instances are refreshing for roughly 2 runs. As such, they don't quite satisfy the feeling of being new.

However, a vanilla realm today would feel downright old.

People have fond memories of their early days. That doesn't mean reliving them with 6 years of experience won't be filled with the same issues you're hating on Cataclysm for.

40-people raids is the only thing that's been truly lost.

The players that quit before TBC, left while Vanilla was current. They're not gonna come back to play Vanilla.

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