Anyone playing WoW Classic?

MeggoMeggo AdministratorPosts: 190Admin Admin
I'm toying with the idea of playing again. I keep watching streams and it's starting to suck me back in... 
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  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Posts: 3,251Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    I started playing it a little bit... I played WoW a lot when it was first released so definitely had to give it a try.   Little disappointed to see everyone rush through everything and beat things so quickly.   Definitely different times when there is so many people who game and stream for their jobs today. 

    But since I got my CISSP exam scheduled for the 13th, won't be doing much playing until after that.  
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAPosts: 11,381Admin Admin
    Ten years ago I gave up all MMORPGs that required your character to be running, running, running, running, and running vast distances to get anywhere.
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Posts: 3,251Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Ya, I can get that.  That is why the retail version evolved into what it is today.    Now you barely have to move or interact and can get to anywhere and do anything pretty much. 
  • MeggoMeggo Administrator Posts: 190Admin Admin
    I played...too much during Wrath. Used to go home on my lunch breaks to do daily quests so I could make raid time after work... :P

    I don't mind all the running if I'm also leveling up professions and then hustling the auction house. ;) Let me know if any of you start playing regularly. I might start casually leveling a hunter and then play more in the winter. 

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAPosts: 11,381Admin Admin
    edited September 4
    What's it cost to get started in WoW Classic these days? $50 for the game and $15/month to play like it was back in 2004? :s
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Posts: 3,251Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited September 4
    Not sure, I still had the old version of the game from a handful of years back tied to my Blizzard account and it didnt make me purchase Classic... Just had to pay the $15/month
  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Posts: 478Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I've been playing off and on since it launched last week. I have a level 18 Hunter.
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  • TechGromitTechGromit A+, N+, GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Posts: 1,900Member ■■■■■■■■□□

    I played on a couple of third party servers before, not sure if they still exist. It was free to play, but if you donated some $, they gave you boosts to your character. There were people that were level 200 on the servers, since there was no level cap. Also there were restrictions using certain spells as it would crash the server.  No sure what they fought to keep earning experience at the level, it was still the original game after all, no expansions. 

    I really enjoyed the first 60 levels of WOW, the exploration, the endless searching for healers to join your party, This was one of the reasons I created a Priest character, there was always demands for my skills.

    WOW is not the same any more, its all level up quick as possible, no one enjoys the journey to 60 anymore, even new players. While the matching system saves a lot of time finding parties, if your equipment isn't the best available, your quickly kicked and replaced. I remember many a time putting up with a marginal healer or tank because it was too much of a pain to find a replacement. Not to mention there really no skill or planning anymore in the dungeons/ instances.

    Used be a lot of planning that when into a "pull". Mage you sheep the orc with the star, Priest sleep the orc with the Moon, Hunter you set a trap and pull the others while the tank attacks the orc marked with the plus. The party would gang up on the one orc, quickly kill it and on to the next Orc the tank attacks, the orc sleeping or the sheep. If things went to plan the hunter would feign death before he ran out of room kiting the other orcs and the party would be ready for the remaining orcs that returned to finish them. Crowd control was critically important, if one of the orcs or party member got too close to another group of orcs they arrgo and it usually lead to a wipe. After a successful battle, we rest for a few minutes giving the healers, mages and warlocks time to regenerate mana, heal party members.

    No strategy now, the tank pulls one group after another, no rest between pulls, no planning, just attack kill them quick as possible, attack the next group right away, aggro two groups at once, all the merrier. If a healer can't keep the tank healed or other members, it's his fault, kick him, doesn't matter if the Tank aggro half the instance.  


                

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