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luckton
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Reply #140 on: May 27, 2019, 11:36:59 AM

I was going to write something snarky to explain things, but Ezrast beat me to it.  awesome, for real

But let's talk about how AOL dial-up was at it's peak during the same time WoW was being developed  why so serious?

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Reply #141 on: May 27, 2019, 11:44:33 AM

Jesus people.  Was just yelling at clouds.

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Reply #142 on: May 27, 2019, 11:45:55 AM

Jesus people.  Was just yelling at clouds.

"Those lights, combined with the polygamous Nazi mushrooms, will mess you up."

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Reply #143 on: May 27, 2019, 12:13:54 PM

Let us never forget that no MMOG, not even the most successful ones, were ever written with any more than the most seat-of-the-pants spaghetti code sort of way. It's a wonder any of them ever worked after the first live patch.

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Reply #144 on: May 27, 2019, 12:24:01 PM

Anarchy Online is still....online.  ACK!

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Reply #145 on: May 27, 2019, 12:24:31 PM

Jesus people.  Was just yelling at clouds.
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Reply #146 on: May 27, 2019, 12:26:57 PM

On the bright side, you got a chance to write a wall of text.  So there’s that.

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Reply #147 on: May 27, 2019, 03:52:25 PM

Let us never forget that no MMOG, not even the most successful ones, were ever written with any more than the most seat-of-the-pants spaghetti code sort of way. It's a wonder any of them ever worked after the first live patch.

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Reply #148 on: May 27, 2019, 04:14:45 PM

I got all the nostalgia I wanted out of this by watching someone stream playing an undead rogue for 7 minutes.
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Reply #149 on: May 28, 2019, 01:47:50 AM

I got all the nostalgia I wanted out of this by watching someone stream playing an undead rogue for 7 minutes.

I started playing on a private server, had fun, got level 12 and got hit with the grind flashback *hard*. I'll still play classic, mostly because I promised to join some ex-guildmates but I doubt I get past lvl 30 before Christmas.

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Reply #150 on: August 04, 2019, 04:55:59 PM

I didn't know you could play WoW for free to level 20. Found out last night. I think i played in...2006?

Goldshire is different...and yet hasn't changed a bit. Orks instead of defliers in red masks. The little kobold mine is closed and makes me sad for some reason I can't explain. Being offered a ride tor the bridge and seeing a Gryphon station outside the inn seems sooo...wrong. The map tells you excatly where to go and nothing is hidden. What, WALKING is too much now? I know the game was mostly a theme park, but everything's on a travellater now?I feel like I might as well be given a Segway and a tour guide.

No one is talking around the Inn like I seem to have memories of. There's 50 people here. Maybe it's because I'm on a free account?

There is one guy spamming asking for new members for a new guild...and I think it's the same spam I saw 10+ years ago.

I'm really confused by the lack of choosing talents..I just get given to me now without making any choice? I'm level 6 and the only choice I've made is my hair colour.

I can see why Classic mode is such a popular idea to a lot of people now. I know I'm not the target for the game now - 99% of people have hit max level and seen everything and done everything already. Again, I suspect I'm not the WoW target audience, never having even done a raid or gotten high enough to see most of the dungeons that I guess everyone has by now.

I think I will be interested in paying for a sub when Classic comes out.

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Reply #151 on: August 05, 2019, 02:59:53 AM

Will sub WoW to try this.  I stopped playing WoW after about two weeks of BC- eager to see if it can transport me back in time to being 23 with no kids and unlimited free time, as obviously promised.

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Reply #152 on: August 05, 2019, 08:02:43 AM

Yeah, the beta hit the buttons for me but it's a mix of "oh daaaang I remember this heh that's cool but also so god damn slow" and "I have to do the dishes or my partner will leave me."

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Reply #153 on: August 14, 2019, 11:43:33 PM

I'm torn between playing a hunter, which is and was my main, and playing something different, like pally or druid.

It's going to be interesting to see how it all shakes out. Will people who didn't play before find it interesting enough to play? There are an awful lot of quality of life improvements that have been made, but something has been lost along the way (i.e., the speed and ease of getting to max level rather than exploring all the nooks and crannies and finding things of interest).

Or perhaps that is just my nostalgia kicking in.
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Reply #154 on: August 20, 2019, 03:50:36 AM

I've signed up a new account, for some reason my old one didn't exist anymore. Looks like nearly every server is FULL. 10,000+ queues.

See you in the hells of the wait times I guess.

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Reply #155 on: August 20, 2019, 04:55:14 AM

Queues are going to be brutal. I'm hoping they release another PvE realm. I'm on Pagle at the moment but I'd jump ship if they opened another one so I don't have to deal with queues.

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Reply #156 on: August 20, 2019, 06:57:18 AM

Brutal queues are a fundamental part of the Vanilla WoW experience. why so serious?

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Reply #157 on: August 20, 2019, 07:12:19 AM

Brutal queues are a fundamental part of the Vanilla WoW experience. why so serious?

Along with frequent server crashes and emergency maintenance.

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Reply #158 on: August 20, 2019, 07:23:19 AM

Dumb question, but is there a free trial with this like with current WoW?  I kinda want to get my boy to try it, so he can see how MMOs were in the olden days of yore, where you had to run a mile to find the arrow shooting trainer and you loved it.

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Reply #159 on: August 20, 2019, 08:22:40 AM

No idea, but with overwhelming queues there shouldn't be.

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Reply #160 on: August 20, 2019, 08:29:31 AM

Dumb question, but is there a free trial with this like with current WoW?  I kinda want to get my boy to try it, so he can see how MMOs were in the olden days of yore, where you had to run a mile to find the arrow shooting trainer and you loved it.

AFAIK free trial only applies to normal WoW.

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Reply #161 on: August 20, 2019, 10:10:16 AM

I've signed up a new account, for some reason my old one didn't exist anymore. Looks like nearly every server is FULL. 10,000+ queues.

So you really are partying like it's 2003?

I guess I can recycle my review of the original WOW beta/release - "Hire more AZNs."

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Reply #162 on: August 25, 2019, 09:56:44 PM

T minus 18 hours to go.  As a US guy in Japan, I guess I will go Arugal.  I'm sure I will play but rarely, but any Australians here should feel free to say hi if they ever see my name or a close variation thereon (always Horde side, life still hasn't brought me low enough to roll Alliance).

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Reply #163 on: August 26, 2019, 05:20:44 PM

Tried to log in to Whitemane 20 minutes before live. Queue was 13000+.

Switched to the least populated newest server, and am 1,987 in queue, 20 minutes after live.

Like launch only worse.
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Reply #164 on: August 26, 2019, 05:57:25 PM

And once you make it through the queue, you get stuck on the loading screen for 2+ minutes until it boots you back to character select with a "World Server is down" message.

Truly the authentic classic experience.

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Reply #165 on: August 26, 2019, 09:50:57 PM

So they went the route of too authentic, too true to the classic?

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Reply #166 on: August 27, 2019, 11:08:32 AM

I am disappointed in some people right now. You know who you are.

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Reply #167 on: August 27, 2019, 11:48:46 AM

I remember queues and tons of downtime with EQ but I played WoW from day 1 and never remember waiting 15 minutes to get in the game, then again that was a very long time ago so maybe I am misremembering.  Chasing the dragon eventually leads to a heroin overdose and death, instead of revisiting them some things are better left as a fond memory.
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Reply #168 on: August 27, 2019, 01:37:45 PM

I am disappointed in some people right now. You know who you are.

Everyone NOT playing this money grab?  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

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Reply #169 on: August 27, 2019, 02:53:04 PM

I don't know how any of your still have time for this idea  why so serious?

It was a time drag the first time around when I was in my 20s. I can't even begin to imagine trying to level now in my 30s. I'd get to level 10 and probably forget about it for 2 weeks.

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Reply #170 on: August 28, 2019, 01:42:28 AM

To be honest, the idea of classic WoW is more appealing than modern WoW.

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Reply #171 on: August 28, 2019, 01:54:17 AM

I got all the nostalgia I wanted out of this by watching someone stream playing an undead rogue for 7 minutes.

I started playing on a private server, had fun, got level 12 and got hit with the grind flashback *hard*. I'll still play classic, mostly because I promised to join some ex-guildmates but I doubt I get past lvl 30 before Christmas.

Day 1:
Level 13, 5h played. :shame:

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Reply #172 on: August 30, 2019, 08:57:56 AM

Pretty much how I remembered it, I'm not hating it.

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Reply #173 on: August 30, 2019, 09:01:47 AM

But the real question is: how's Barrens chat?  why so serious?

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