On August 26, 2019, the time had finally come: After a long struggle, vanilla fans were allowed to set foot on the WoW Classic servers for the first time, thus fulfilling a long-cherished wish. In the following months, they had ample time to make the original Azeroth unsafe, master the old raid instances or play their way up the PvP ladder.
In the meantime, we have reached the TBC Classic era, are already looking forward to the WotLK Classic servers that will surely come soon, and enjoy the option to visit our beloved Classic characters on the Classic era servers at any time. However, it seems to us that there are a lot of Warcraft fans who are waiting for one thing: fresh Classic servers. But why is that?00:30
WoW Classic: Official trailer for the raid Naxxramas
Old strengths, new strengths?!
On Reddit, the player Chaddsters recently justified his great anticipation for "Classic Fresh". TBC Classic in particular is said to have made it clear to him what's so great about classic WoW (buy now €14.99):
- The livelier world: In TBC Classic there's the paid character boost and flight mounts. The old areas are dead and even on Outland, apart from the popular farm locations, you hardly meet any other players with whom you could quest together. In WoW Classic, it was quite different. The world felt much busier, even though players could spread out over two large continents.
- A different kind of endgame: TBC Classic's high-level content is very linear. In WoW Classic, there are more opportunities to lose yourself in the MMORPG and set your own goals or focus on what you enjoy most.
- Less Minmaxing: Chaddsters is hoping that all the minmaxing fans who were only after great logs and speedrun times in WoW Classic will now flock to Outland, and that things will be much more leisurely and vanilla-like in Classic Fresh thanks to the "real fans."
Whether the original WoW Classic will exist again, however, is questionable. After all, Blizzard has promised various changes with the last survey , which could have a big impact on the gameplay: for example, more difficult raid and dungeon challenges, world buff ban in the raids, more experience points when leveling, and so on.
And that can also be a reason to return to WoW Classic: Many players certainly want to know how the familiar vanilla content feels with all the new features. Some Warcraft fans even hope for so many adjustments that WoW Classic almost becomes a new game - just take the wish list for "Classic Fresh" by Asmongold. There you'll find items like new end-game dungeons, expansion of professions, or worthwhile open-world events.00:47
WoW Classic: Attack on the pitchwing hoard - Trailer
What has to happen for me to play Classic Fresh?
I can only answer this question for myself, of course, and quite honestly, WoW Classic has amply satisfied my vanilla nostalgia cravings for now. The era servers stuck in Classic Phase 6 currently have zero appeal to me, and fresh WoW Classic servers starting unchanged in Phase 1 wouldn't be able to lure me off the couch either. Especially since I don't think Chaddsters wish regarding the minmaxing meta will work out. The players of 2021 are to a large extent just polarized that way. I see boosting, I see minmaxing, and I see lots of bots.
For me to fight my way through the leveling phase of WoW Classic again, Blizzard would have to implement so many changes that the whole thing doesn't feel like WoW Classic anymore - including greatly improved class balancing and item design, new end-game content, and the PvP system from TBC Classic. And since I don't think Blizzard will invest that much effort, Classic Fresh is a non-starter for me.
What about you guys: Are fresh Classic servers interesting for you? And what does Blizzard need to do to get you to revisit the original Azeroth? Tell us in the comments!Support buffed - it only takes a minute. Thank you!
All readers get free daily news, articles, guides, videos, and podcasts about World of Warcraft, Pokémon Go, and other favorite games from us. Up until now, we've funded this site through advertising and kept it as free of paid articles as possible, but since COVID-19, that's become increasingly difficult. Many companies are cutting or eliminating their advertising budgets for 2020. Budgets that we are unfortunately dependent on if we want to continue to offer buffed free of charge in the future in the usual form.
That's why we're turning to you now. You can support us as buffed supporters so that we can continue to offer our content free of charge in the usual form without introducing a paywall or publishing misleading news. Every contribution, big or small, is valuable. Support buffed - it only takes a minute.Support now
We thank you in advance. Also read these interesting stories 0
WoW Patch 9.2: Three new cutscenes from the test server [Spoiler!]What can we expect in Zereth Mortis, the new area in Patch 9.2? The first three cutscenes from the WoW test server tell us! [Spoiler! 0
WoW: When dragon Teremus hunts hardcore players in StormwindWhen Dragon Teremus suddenly flies through Stormwind and hunts down hardcore players in WoW Classic: Season of Mastery ... 3
WoW: Shadowlands turns 1 year old - the runtimes of the WoW expansionsWoW players have been in the Shadowlands for a year now. We take a look at whether Shadowlands could become the longest expansion. 02:56WoW
: Retro Trailer - WoW Classic Cinematic From Karsten Scholz
Karsten has been writing about his favorite hobby since 2009 - it all started back then as a rogue class spokesman at buffed. Is something missing in the article? to the home page The links marked with * are affiliate links. Affiliate links are not ads, as we are independent in our research and selection of featured products. For product sales we receive a small commission, which we use to partially finance the free content of the website. 14