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4-03-2007 @ 2:36PM
If there is one thing that I have observed from the whining over arena/battlegrounds gear matching/equalization, the quality of socketed items, the quality of raid gear versus Outland greens/blues, and any number of other issues, people have made clear that they will say and do anything to preserve their pride and make their in-game accomplishments seem more valuable, even if that means holding back everyone else. That seems to be what's going on here, with requests for servers that limit everything to lv.60 and pre-BC content. Some people used to be big shots, and now that the expansion is out, they are lagging behind, and so they want to recapture their former glory by regressing to a "classic" server.I do not see any point in classic servers. Blizzard isn't preventing players from experiencing the old content; rather, with all of the shiny new content in TBC, the old stuff is losing its luster, and players simply aren't interested in it. Keep in mind that the pacing on a lot of the old content was much slower than in the expansion, probably in large part due to Blizzard's uncertainty about when exactly they would be able to release the next major expansion; in other words, they had to slow things down to make sure that most people didn't get bored with the game prior to the release of TBC. Consequently, the new content is more interesting and rewarding.I would have much more fun tearing through the old content with a relatively smaller number of lv.70 friends than playing under the artificial constraint of lv.60 and pre-BC gear. For me, WoW is more about exploration than playing the most difficult game in the world (which WoW isn't), so I don't lose anything by powering through the old content. Again, no one is stopping players from experiencing the old content if they want to do so.For those who sincerely want a classic server experience, just don't level past 60, don't go to Outland, and don't take up jewelcrafting as a profession.
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