Thanks for this! Kind of hard to get an overview over there with all the comments.
They really glossed over the Onyxia loot trick. They didn't address whether or not Classic matches Vanilla, they just said that it would not be possible.
Man even tho im not able to play at Launch im still looking forward to play Classic. This AMA made tt even worse ^^
I am definitely curious on the future plans. I will try Classic but I don't know if I want to do the vanilla experience again. HOWEVER, if they eventually make it to Wrath, oh man. Just leave me there forever. But do I want to be starting Wrath as an account from scratch? Ehh.I think they have three options:1) Upgrade the Classic servers to the next expansion in line (I think this is the most unlikely option because some people want the Vanilla experience, and putting it in for 2-3 years and then upgrading defeats that)2) Create new servers for other expansions and force players to start from scratch on those.3) Create new servers for other expansions and allow account/character migrations from the Classic servers.On a separate note, I know it's not the "Vanilla" experience, but I kinda wish Blizz put Achievements in Classic. One of the worst parts of achievements being added at the end of BC was backtracking to do ones that you technically would have complete if they were in the game from the start. But then again maybe that backtracking is part of the experience people like.
Do people REALLY need them to explicitly say NO YOU CAN'T TRADE GOLD CROSS GAME? Like what? It says it's subject to their terms of service. You know what that means? It's not allowed. ToS violations lead to bans. Get it? It also mentions you can't do it from 3rd party. If you need to ask for specific exclusions of something you're trying, just don't do it.
Wow that was cool! I'm so happy to see all of this happening. When one of the developers mentioned "Next week", I honestly might have shed a tear. :'D
Well, Blizzard, to be honest, you did far above my expectations. Very far above. Thank you so much. However, there are still a few QQ's:
The BEST option would be to allow the classic players to transfer their characters to BC, WotLK servers while still keeping their characters in Classic. :)
God, please don't move on to TBC. TBC had a terrible story, introduced resilience, and I'd rather Classic branch off into its own thing with horizontal progress.