Progression to TBC determines race/class

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I don't know if anyone is like me but I'd like clarification as to whether its even a possibility that the servers will either progress to TBC/WotLK or if there will be an option to copy the character over to a realm like that, that may be released in future.
For me, Alliance is by far the superior class in vanilla both from a PvP aspect (Paladin's Blessing of Freedom) or PvE with better racials (weapon specialisation) and special abilities (Priest's Fearward) and buffs (Paladin's buffs, in particular Salvation).
However in terms of progression into TBC and WotLK, I feel horde picks up and is arguably better.
I plan on playing a hunter but theres nothing I'd like to play more than an Orc hunter during TBC when BM is the way to go, but will this ever happen? If not, I'd probably roll night elf and then I can at least gold farm easier with Shadowmeld.

I'd just really appreciate Blizzard confirming as to whether this is even a possibility. You don't have to confirm anything, but if you hint that its a possibility, it means I can start planning and practising levelling as Horde :)

I believe there will be other people like me who would base what they'll play on whether or not it'll likely progress in future.
I do not expect them to ever progress classic servers into TBC+. That cause more rage then Diablo mobile.

If classic is a succes, then I do not see why Blizz would not make TBC servers as well. Copying from Classic to TBC will be challenging though, as both run on a different database version. But if there is money to be made with a paid transfer they may develop that option as well.

Risk with having all different versions of wow will be that the community is too spread and cause a lot of low population realms.
I think that if they ever went TBC and WotLK they would go fresh servers, make people put down more gametime into it.
They don't even know if they will do TBC yet. Let alone how they would handle it in practice. But you will have loads of time to level your Horde character if the announcement ever comes.
They have said it is a possibility later but it depends on if the community wants it. But no plans atm.
09/11/2018 16:31Posted by Vaunont

Copying from Classic to TBC will be challenging though, as both run on a different database version. But if there is money to be made with a paid transfer they may develop that option as well.

Actually not, it dont run on a different database version. Classic will run in the same database version as BfA/Legion, so it is to assume for TBC to be the same if they made it. Even we can not say the original Vanilla and TBC worked in different database versions, there are not so many differents between TBC and Vanilla data. Also remember all the servers transitioned from one expansion to another without any problem in characters' data, there is no different between copying a character between Classic and Classic TBC to log in with an existing character in 2007 after TBC launch.

09/11/2018 16:31Posted by Vaunont

Risk with having all different versions of wow will be that the community is too spread and cause a lot of low population realms.

The risk with not releasing more versions of wow will be that the community is too low because not so many people will continue playing forever in Classic without no additional content. If better to keep those players with Classic TBC.

Anyway, i dont think a good option will be to have realms of every version of WOW. Most of the expansions are not made to have an eternal server of that expansion forever, there have been many complaints of no content at the end of every expansion for being one year in the last patch. It could work in Classic, maybe in TBC, from WOTLK it wont work. The best solution is to make those servers progress from one expansion to the next in a form of seasons, keeping only Classic with perpetual servers.
There is always a posibility they will bring TBC and other expansions. They can't confirm if they do this because they don't know yet. They haven't even finished Classic yet.
09/11/2018 16:34Posted by Devilsknight
I think that if they ever went TBC and WotLK they would go fresh servers, make people put down more gametime into it.

With the possibility to copy your Vanilla character onto an eventual TBC realm.
09/11/2018 17:33Posted by Cedrad
There is always a posibility they will bring TBC and other expansions. They can't confirm if they do this because they don't know yet. They haven't even finished Classic yet.


True, based on what we know about the data they use, and how they obtained it (classic panel) TBC onwards will be a lot easier, as the backups are all there.
09/11/2018 16:34Posted by Devilsknight
I think that if they ever went TBC and WotLK they would go fresh servers, make people put down more gametime into it.


That make impossible to have the original Pre-Expansion events, unless they make those events repeatable every year. I wont mind leveling a character in Classic and then level another in TBC, but it will be dissapointed if we miss Pre-TBC event, one of the premises of Classic servers is to restore lost content.
If they make a progression server, characters on the Classic realms should get a choice to transfer (for free) to the next expansion server.

Some will progress onward, some will stay.
I'd love this system and play both Vanilla and TBC for sure.
Wrath, not certain.
They ditched some nice stuff for Wrath and introduced some unsavoury stuff instead.
I am sure, though, that pretty much no one would want a Cata server, as it's almost as bad as live already :P
Yeh I guess they would offer the copy a character thing. Thanks guys. Gonna start practising Horde :D
09/11/2018 16:31Posted by Vaunont
Risk with having all different versions of wow will be that the community is too spread and cause a lot of low population realms.


I can tell you exactly what will happen, if they really launch TBC after classic then people will want a server for every single expac and everyone will play the version where his class/spec is best.
What an idiotic post
09/11/2018 20:49Posted by Intensîty
09/11/2018 16:31Posted by Vaunont
Risk with having all different versions of wow will be that the community is too spread and cause a lot of low population realms.


I can tell you exactly what will happen, if they really launch TBC after classic then people will want a server for every single expac and everyone will play the version where his class/spec is best.


Just because they launch TBC does not means they will need to launch every expansion, or have every expansion servers active at the same time. For example, If TBC and WOTLK is viable because there are many people that want it but there are not enought people who want Cataclysm they can make TBC/WOTLK only and not Cata.
09/11/2018 20:49Posted by Intensîty
I can tell you exactly what will happen, if they really launch TBC after classic then people will want a server for every single expac and everyone will play the version where his class/spec is best.


Maybe just roll a good class in a good version of the game. Good versions are classic and tbc, if you were wondering.
How are there not other things on ppls minds like seriously,

Classic is 8months away from release and people talking about TBC?
lol
09/11/2018 22:38Posted by Fruitcakelol
How are there not other things on ppls minds like seriously,

Classic is 8months away from release and people talking about TBC?
lol


Maybe, but if that is true in what position are you? You are wasting your time compaining about people wasting their time talking about TBC. That means you are indirectly talking about TBC too, you are complaining againts yourself.
IF classic is a success, and by that i mean a massive success, i can see them making TBC realms.

However there should always be classic servers, otherwise it's pointless.
10/11/2018 00:23Posted by Jadzía
09/11/2018 22:38Posted by Fruitcakelol
How are there not other things on ppls minds like seriously,

Classic is 8months away from release and people talking about TBC?
lol


Maybe, but if that is true in what position are you? You are wasting your time compaining about people wasting their time talking about TBC. That means you are indirectly talking about TBC too, you are complaining againts yourself.
haha so true

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