WoW Classic? Nope.

by Jon Sullivan - 2019-08-28

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I play World of Warcraft instead of being a responsible adult too many hours a week. Since launch. But going back to Vanilla? Ick.

I really didn't plan to have the relaunch of my blog in the same week Blizzard relauched Vanilla. That was a good chuckle when I noticed it this morning. But to anyone wondering, no, I won't be playing it. The temptation is there, and I suppose if I was bored I might log in once. But I have things to do that are much more tempting, like doing dailies in BFA.



As someone who played through it all I just don't get the arttraction. But I suppose if you never played it you may not realize how much better the current game is. Let's look at some nightmares from those "good old days".

  • Single tagging only. So you'll need to fight over spawns and hope you click first. Which you won't.
  • 40 person raids and no LFG tool. Good luck with that, no matter how full the servers are.
  • No mounts at all till you level. Enjoy that 30 minute run to Booty Bay.
  • Endgame oasis. Once you get to max level there is no content outside of raids.
  • Everything is in your bags. And stacks were tiny. Hunter arrows for the lose.
  • Gold was actually rare and hard to get. Gold farmers ftw.

    On and on.

    I like WoW the way it is now and I'm still doing plenty in BFA to keep me busy. So no. I have very fond memories of Vanilla but I don't think redoing that content would be as good as the first time. And the early reporting on the launch makes it sound really bad. Three hour queue times. Several second lag. Sure, maybe that's the way it actually was back then. That doesn't seem like a good selling point though.

    And it will never really be the same. We had Thottbot, you kids these days have WowHead. Back in my day we actually had to figure stuff out. Like what causes Ony to deep breath? Every guild I went in with had a different theory. All were wrong. One raid leader said it was total healing. So the healers had to heal everyone as little as possible. True story.

    I love the old TV ads. But those were Burning Crusade.

    And.... I've rambled too long. Need to get back to the REAL WoW.

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    SHARON SULLIVAN
    2019-08-28 06:53:35 : All is right in the world..... Jon is back! Well, I guess not all as I've been crying this morning at the state of the world, but at least this is a bright spot.

    Two things, do I have to sign in each time to comment? And is there a notification function?

    Mike McKay
    2019-08-28 07:07:32 : Yeah, and where is the 'Like' thumbs up?? What kind of a place are you running here? :)

    Jon Sullivan
    2019-08-28 07:57:49 : I'm currently trying to pretend the current state of the world isn't happening. That was actually one of the reason I started rebuilding this. I want a space I own.

    About signing in to comment - For the time being, yes. Login sessions are currently timing out after about 30 minutes of inactivity. I can fix that but it's lower on my list. Needs to be done for sure.

    Notifications will be..... Hmmm..... One of my goals is to never see people's email. From a tech level email is really bad. And having a database of emails just puts a target on my back for hackers. So notifications will depend on whether I decide to store emails. I'm thinking it through. Sort of a big deal. But yeah, notifications would be nice. Fine.... I'll do notifications. Will be ready in a few days.

    Mike - I'm running the kind of place that thinks Facebook is evil. "Likes" are literally the data Facebook sells to the Russians.

    Although...… If the any foreign nationals wanted to pay me millions to subvert users here I'd obviously sell you all out in a heartbeat.

    SHARON SULLIVAN
    2019-08-28 08:11:45 : Cool. You crack me up.

    And this would have made mom really happy. Dad too, probably.

    Jon Sullivan
    2019-08-28 08:14:12 : Yep. I've been spending time at the internet archive looking through the site from 15 years ago. So many comments from Mom and Dad.

    SHARON SULLIVAN
    2019-08-28 08:38:24 : That is really, really cool. I spend time doing that too, then I just cry a lot.

    Jon Sullivan
    2019-08-28 13:44:22 : I think I'll implement notifications as an RSS feed. So that will be a new tool you get to learn to use. Android push notifications is more work than I want to take on any time soon. And email alerts don't seem like a good fit.

    Morgan Dickinson
    2019-08-28 16:29:41 : Jon I didn't know you had a Blog! That's really cool!

    Jon Sullivan
    2019-08-28 19:13:25 : Thanks Morgan. Lots more features coming. Hope you like it.

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