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firey    3,924

Anyone else on here reliving the glory days and playing WoW Classic? If so, I play on Smolderweb my toons name is Epiclol and I am going Disc Priest (same as my retail toon). If you happen to be on that server hit me up!

 

I had more or less quit after Cata due to the game becoming EZ-Mode and really not offering any real incentive to play.  Gear was handed out, could go 0 - Max without talking to a single person. Between heirlooms and mount perks the game felt very monotone.  I would purchase the Expansions buy a month of time, max out level do some LFR's and call it good until the next.

 

With Classic I am once again enjoying the game. I have run WC/SFK more times than I can count looking for specific drops. I've met some awesome people that I regularly quest with or touch-base with.  I've gotten whispers asking if I can heal, items from players I quest with, and just the general excitement that comes with leveling up. I've had to prioritize stats, and skill purchases.  I've had to watch and be smart about my pulls or the quests I take on.  I've had to think about where to spend my skill points, and how to make money in a world devoid of it. Barrens chat is lively again, players engage with one-another, and the sense of community is there.

 

For anyone that played WoW back in the day, or are looking for something new (but old) to play.. WoW Classic has, for me, lived up to and surpassed the hype. 

 

 

 

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McCordRm    446

Its funny...  I absolutely *hated* WoW back when it first came out. I spent less that a month in it.

 

Now, I'm enjoying the hell out of the laid-back, old-school feel. I started a branch of my guild Wolf Pack on the RP server. Bloody Buccaneers.

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McCordRm    446

Bloodsail Buccaneers, not bloody. lol

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Peresvet    178

I too quit after the first expansion came out. 

 

Now I'm playing a priest on Mirage Raceway EU and enjoying it a lot!  The game offers huge entertainment and nostalgic value to me.

 

The game is the same as I remember it (although the drop rates for quest items seem to have been decreased). The community is back and it has matured quite a bit.

 

It's reassuring knowing that there won't be any expansions in the future that will "wipe" the gear you've worked so hard for.

 

There are no cross-realm queues here that killed the community in the retail.

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McCordRm    446

Some of the drop rates are horrendous. Lol

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firey    3,924
15 hours ago, McCordRm said:

Some of the drop rates are horrendous. Lol

damn centaur bracers/human skulls

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firey    3,924

Hit 39.. still 35G from mount though.  Thinking I might spend some time fishing/cooking and take a break from leveling.  I've heard fishing + cooking is good money.  Other option is to grind silk as being a healer makes it tough to do a tonne of DPS.

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adrynalyne    12,135
7 minutes ago, firey said:

Hit 39.. still 35G from mount though.  Thinking I might spend some time fishing/cooking and take a break from leveling.  I've heard fishing + cooking is good money.  Other option is to grind silk as being a healer makes it tough to do a tonne of DPS.

It used to be Savory Deviate Delights were a good money maker but since the novelty wore off like 10 years ago...not so much. I doubt classic changes that. 

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spikey_richie    219

I played WoW from vanilla to pre-MoP, and I was doing end-game 10man raids on Cata. I even did the lock epic mount quest chain with pugs, which was a real grind! Kids don't know how easy they have it these days with how easy it is to get mounts.

 

I considered picking WoW classic up, but I know it'll disappoint as it's not TRUE vanilla. If I do play, which EU server are people on?

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firey    3,924
3 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

It used to be Savory Deviate Delights were a good money maker but since the novelty wore off like 10 years ago...not so much. I doubt classic changes that. 

Yea, I did the Deviates on my original wow char, now they sell for ~1-2s per.  So About 40s a stack.  Which isn't terrible but definitely not a fast money maker.  I've made most of my money selling bags.

Just now, spikey_richie said:

I played WoW from vanilla to pre-MoP, and I was doing end-game 10man raids on Cata. I even did the lock epic mount quest chain with pugs, which was a real grind! Kids don't know how easy they have it these days with how easy it is to get mounts.

 

I considered picking WoW classic up, but I know it'll disappoint as it's not TRUE vanilla. If I do play, which EU server are people on?

I mean.. it's not true as in we can't warp back 15 years.  That said, it's pretty much on par with any of the 1.12 private servers.. except you have blizz backing it.  But the Trade/LFG Groups are always full of people, the modern amenities are nowhere to be seen, the grind is real.

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firey    3,924
3 minutes ago, spikey_richie said:

Can you still use all the classic mods like Recount, Auctioneer etc?

 

Scrap that, found this https://www.wowhead.com/news=294702/best-addons-for-wow-classic

Yea, and if you use the twitch client you can install them no fuss.  Personally I use Details, ElvUI, TomTom, DBM, and Bagnon.

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spikey_richie    219

OK, maybe I'll get on it this week... see if i can remember my battle.net deets first :/

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firey    3,924

Been farming Shellfish the last few mornings. Grinding out the last of the gold I need for my mount.  5 shellfish = 55s I average around 6g/hr plus chance of fishing rod, boe's, etc. Plus with doing it in the morning I can also use my rested XP during the farm to get a bit closer to 40.  Currently at 93 gold so I think I have enough but with ~25% of my level left to go I will probably just farm for the next few days.

 

Long story short.. will have enough gold for my mount at 40 and am stoked.

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