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#1 » Post by keez » 19 Apr 2016 02:13

What if blizzard really makes a progressive realm from vanilla?
I'm sure you heard about it by now, with them shutting down nostalrius and the petition thats going on now...

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#2 » Post by Nyeriah » 19 Apr 2016 02:25

I really doubt they would do that. Basically it'd be working against themselves, since the vast majority would prefer older expansions rather than the crap they're currently providing. (I still wouldn't play it tho, as I kinda think vanilla lacks lots of features that make the game interesting to me :P)

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#3 » Post by mcheka » 19 Apr 2016 02:34

Basically, what Nye says. They'd cannibalize their own fanbase, spending resources not to pull in many more subs. I'm sure they will do it one day, probably when they abandon WoW and stop making expansions for it. I'd personally love a retail WotLK server -- in fact, it's the reason I originally started on TrueWoW, because it's the closest thing to it.
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#4 » Post by Jiranthos » 19 Apr 2016 02:34

They spent a lot of manpower and budget into WoD, Legion and the upcoming movie, as well as Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, D3 and SC2, I really doubt they have extra resources to pull this off, and this would also conflict with their Legion release. And I'm not sure they've kept their old data and code from 2004 either.

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#5 » Post by ItchyVortex » 19 Apr 2016 03:35

Jiranthos wrote:They spent a lot of manpower and budget into WoD, Legion and the upcoming movie, as well as Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, D3 and SC2, I really doubt they have extra resources to pull this off, and this would also conflict with their Legion release. And I'm not sure they've kept their old data and code from 2004 either.
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#6 » Post by Fastor » 19 Apr 2016 03:36

We gonna merge with Blizzard.

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#7 » Post by Nyeriah » 19 Apr 2016 04:07

We can revert our source back to 2010 if we wanted, so I doubt they can't do the same. Any version management tool can do that, and working without one in a project as big as the development of a game is just... well, let's say, unlikely to happen.

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#8 » Post by Dysphoria » 19 Apr 2016 04:12

Would you pay 15$ for vanilla ?
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#9 » Post by Polkic » 19 Apr 2016 06:02

At some point they maybe could release end patch realms. Like you would have vanila one for vanila fans, tbc one, wotlk,...
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#10 » Post by keez » 19 Apr 2016 12:26

Polkic wrote:At some point they maybe could release end patch realms. Like you would have vanila one for vanila fans, tbc one, wotlk,...
I guess realms like that are better than progressive from vanilla.
I tried once playing vanilla and tbc I was so confused xd

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#11 » Post by Nyeriah » 19 Apr 2016 12:32

However I still don't think they'd do that and for yet another reason : the complete incompatibility of the old clients with the battle net environment (authentication, realid, and other things)

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#12 » Post by Wilcox » 19 Apr 2016 14:36

maybe after they release a final expansion and it goes on for some time, and then they begin to make realms of old expansions, i see it working that way only

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#13 » Post by Dr. Who » 19 Apr 2016 14:46

blizzard is very explicit about that matter, so forget about it. :cry:
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#14 » Post by Dysphoria » 19 Apr 2016 14:56

Dr. Who wrote:blizzard is very explicit about that matter, so forget about it. :cry:
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#15 » Post by ItchyVortex » 19 Apr 2016 15:31

Dr. Who wrote:You think you do, but you don't... :lol:
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