Personally, I don’t want to go back to Vanilla. It’s fun for a time but Vanilla World of Warcraft was a hate-filled, fiery, anger-inducing festival of madness. I didn’t get my mount until post level 50 [and it unlocked at 40]. Forty man dungeons. Being a mage, and watching, crestfallen, as a Resto Druid rolled on the robes you’ve been trying to get for four months, desperate for something new to your kit because crafting is too expensive. Griping at the lack of useful addons, only having Molten Core, AQ20, AQ40, UBRS, Sunken Temple still being a raid. Naxx? You don’t go to Naxx. You aren’t good enough to go to Naxxramas. 1% of the population or so went to Naxx, and even fewer left with the caster legendary. So where am I going with all of this? Let’s talk Nostalrius. Nostalrius is a custom Vanilla World of Warcraft server, which was admittedly an interesting idea. It was fun for a bit of a nostalgia trip, but I don’t know why people love Vanilla so. Blizzard shut down Nostalrius, and there have been rumors abound Blizzard creating some Legacy servers for us old folks. Blizzard however has ruled this out entirely from what I understand.
A spokesperson for Nostalrius said however, “if Blizzard doesn’t make an announcement to honor their own core values, be sure that we will”. There are people still talking that Blizzard might make a huge Legacy announcement at BlizzCon. However, Blizzard has not forgotten the outcry, and sometimes it might take a while, but inevitably, Blizzard gives people what they want. I mean, 300,000+ people signed a damn petition for it. I’m not so sure; would it be cool to have a legit Vanilla server to occasionally dip into? To do all the crazy, broken stuff that was possible back then? Maybe. . .But I like all of my quality of life improvements. Cross-server grouping. Do you want to go back to the way it was? Yelling over Trade/General chat, begging for one tank for SM: Cathedral? I don’t. I like the way things are now. It might be a fun for a dip in the pool, but at the end of the day I think it’d make people more appreciative of how good they have it now. I think Nostalrius should have been allowed to stay, but if Blizzard would work with them on it, it would be truly an inspiring moment. What do you think of Legacy servers? Yay or nay?