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Digital Gaming => Computer Gaming => Topic started by: Nefaro on August 30, 2019, 09:59:22 AM

Title: WoW Classic
Post by: Nefaro on August 30, 2019, 09:59:22 AM
Planning on checking out World Of Warcaft's "Classic" version soon now that the first few days of overpopulation has settled into their routine.

A friend says the 'Windseeker' realm server is lower pop, so that's the first candidate.  Horde side.

Wondering if I still feel the same burnout I got way back in the 2000's.  Only way to know is to go. 
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: Con on August 30, 2019, 11:02:55 AM
That is a time suck I dont even want to contemplate - GF who is wife would put my twig and berries on the mantle next to Gus if I opened that can of worms now

Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: challerain on August 30, 2019, 03:14:56 PM
I made a toon on Windseeker Alliance side.  No queues so far unlike a lot of other realms
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: Nefaro on August 30, 2019, 04:38:16 PM
That is a time suck I dont even want to contemplate - GF who is wife would put my twig and berries on the mantle next to Gus if I opened that can of worms now

Any MMO has the tendency to be a time suck, for sure.

However, I realized long ago that my normal tendency to constantly buy new games (on sales) is curtailed when I'm locked into an MMO.  So, despite a monthly sub cost, I tend to save money when I get locked in.  The problem is finding one that sucks me in.  Especially nowadays when more of them give me motion sickness, for some damn reason, even though I would normally enjoy them for awhile (looking at you ESO!).

Not sure how long WoWC will hold my attention as I got burned out on it way backin the 2000s.  Perhaps it'll distract me for awhile, though.  <:-)
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: Nefaro on August 30, 2019, 04:40:33 PM
I made a toon on Windseeker Alliance side.  No queues so far unlike a lot of other realms

I expect the crowds to die down after the first couple months.  Once some of the servers' population drops, they'll inevitably combine pairs as MMORPGs always have.  So those poor saps who sit in waiting queues the first month are all doing so for not.  ;)
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: Huw the Poo on August 30, 2019, 04:49:03 PM
MMORPGs have risen and fallen on their launch strategies, with regard to server populations, queues and the inevitable merges.
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: DennisS on August 31, 2019, 05:40:31 PM
I was in the beta in december, 2004. We had one family computer back then. The missus got interested, and for about two days, we played one hour each, alternately. Yep..that's how long THAT lasted.

I won't tell you how long I played, but when 60 was the level cap, I had SIX toons at level 60. Then..I got hacked, and they cleaned out my guild's vault. A big guild. So..I got booted, and I quit in disgust, for several years.

I logged back in, about four months ago, to find that my holy specced raid healing priest was dead, and had been in a graveyard for six years! The hackers must have liked my toon, and was using it in a raid when blizzard pulled the plug. I was forced to rename "Chalice" to "Chalise". I liked the original name better!

I have ZERO desire to go back to vanilla...buying arrows, training and feeding pets, and a serious number of quality of life changes backwards!
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: Jarhead0331 on August 31, 2019, 05:47:50 PM
Hard to believe this game is still out there and going strong.
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: smittyohio on August 31, 2019, 06:04:55 PM
I was in the beta in december, 2004. We had one family computer back then. The missus got interested, and for about two days, we played one hour each, alternately. Yep..that's how long THAT lasted.

I won't tell you how long I played, but when 60 was the level cap, I had SIX toons at level 60. Then..I got hacked, and they cleaned out my guild's vault. A big guild. So..I got booted, and I quit in disgust, for several years.

I logged back in, about four months ago, to find that my holy specced raid healing priest was dead, and had been in a graveyard for six years! The hackers must have liked my toon, and was using it in a raid when blizzard pulled the plug. I was forced to rename "Chalice" to "Chalise". I liked the original name better!

I have ZERO desire to go back to vanilla...buying arrows, training and feeding pets, and a serious number of quality of life changes backwards!

I'm still playing BFA, but after about 5 hours I think I might have already had enough of my fill of classic.   Nostalgia hit me smack in the face, and keeps on smacking.   What was a thrill back then is pretty monotonous now.   That said, if I still had a group of friends playing and they had no more ambition than leveling and running the old dungeons (not raids), I'd keep playing.  Without that, what's the point?  I am NOT spending countless hours raiding MC, BWL, AQ, etc again.   
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: ArizonaTank on August 31, 2019, 08:15:12 PM
I made a toon on Windseeker Alliance side.  No queues so far unlike a lot of other realms

. So those poor saps who sit in waiting queues the first month are all doing so for not.  ;)

like waiting for one of those damn Popeye chicken sandwiches...
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: acctingman on August 31, 2019, 09:32:40 PM
Logged in...died....looked on the map and saw how long it would take me to run back. Logged off and deleted my sub.

I'm done with MMO's. Had a great run, but MMO's are too much of a time sink.
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: DennisS on September 02, 2019, 08:31:31 AM
Logged in...died....looked on the map and saw how long it would take me to run back. Logged off and deleted my sub.

I'm done with MMO's. Had a great run, but MMO's are too much of a time sink.

I am fully retired. Money isn't an issue, I can do whatever I want.

What I want is to play games of all kinds for over a hundred hours a week. Strategy board games, board wargames, console games, pc games, you name it, I play it.

WoW is probably the game I play the most..and that's fine. The missus and I take our toons out, and have quality couple time!
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: AchillesLastStand on September 02, 2019, 11:32:50 AM
Been playing since release night and am having fun. Since Blizzard fixed the long que times a couple days ago I haven't seen a wait time of over 5 minutes or so with the server being at full status. As far as MMO's go WOW is still the king. Dont see how anyone would go back to playing retail after playing classic.
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: FlickJax on September 03, 2019, 04:17:42 AM
I used to find the grind therapeutic after a busy day, but not sure I could face it again though :(
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: LoganismyHERO on September 03, 2019, 11:48:42 AM
I'm in the same boat. I've played WoW since day one and I find it a chore when I log on. Games shouldn't be a chore.
Title: Re: WoW Classic
Post by: WYBaugh on September 03, 2019, 12:15:33 PM
I've tried it for a few hours but really cannot face the death march of walking around everywhere.  Already done it, don't need to relive it.