WoW Classic 8/27. Beta is May 22–Thurs May 23

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Dan, May 14, 2019.

  1. mope54

    mope54 [H]ardness Supreme

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    That article is discussing problems the modern wow infrastructure doesn't have. For example, development on City of Heroes is completely irrelevant to WoW development yet the article is resting a lot on one developer's opinion that modern server code assumes shardless integration between realms. He details how they had to rewrite server code from scratch for that game to accommodate that shift in server tech. Blizzard, however, has always claimed they continue to use legacy implementation and that's at least one of the reasons they *can't* do server merges this late in wow's history.

    In order to react to the problem of dwindling populations, they developed tech like cross-realm, warmode, and most recently layering. Those are the systems they are having difficulty integrating the old code into--not least because most people don't want that crap in the game. Some of them are claimed to be short-lived in the early stages of Classic, but players are skeptical of their reassurances.
     
  2. Auer

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    Undercity

    World Of Warcraft Screenshot 2019.05.23 - 20.55.49.71.png
     
  3. auntjemima

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    Are they doing split auction houses again? I don't remember when they combined them.
     
  4. Skyblue

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    I think the Booty bay auction house was shared. But each faction had their own.
     
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  5. auntjemima

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    At one point the UC,h Org and TB all had separate auction houses.. you had to run all over the place to check each one for the items you needed.
     
  6. Viper16

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    The nostalgia! these screenshots bring back some serious good gaming time spent back in the day!
     
  7. Orddie

    Orddie 2[H]4U

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    correct. that is how it USED to be.

    the only way to move gold between factions.
     
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  8. demondrops

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    think i had 17 days or 14 played on my first lvl 70 belf lock, i started before tbc and got a druid to 50. but rerolled at launch for belf warlock. probs one of my best gaming moments still, wow was prety brutal that time. still is a grind but prety much faceroll, and everything is 1 click now. it was an achievement in itself to hit 70 or get a good heroic grp going back then. completed up to ssc not sure what i did after that. mythic raiding does provide quite the challenge still, it was fun beeing in a top server guild in legion but i got injuried before argus raid opened and forced to quit, all the mythic farming took it toll on my poor arms. still not fully recovered, got some odd pains in both my arms. like someone else said i dont think vanilla got a long lifespan :p me i would rather replay vanilla tbc. wow just dont excite me at all anymore, i dont think much do. maybe im too old :p
     
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  10. Westwood Arrakis

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    I did some digging, but our forums are still up from 2004.

    Some pics from December 2004 and January 2005:

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  11. Vader1975

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    Sure but people that started say 5 years ago don't know what original vanilla was like in Wow. They think everything's broken. So it's funny to see them saying it's too hard. I get it though. I left wow and moved on to FFXIV.
     
  12. bigbluefe

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    Activision employees are flat out liars. They said, verbatim, that the original WOW client doesn't work on modern operating systems, which is objectively false. People run the original client on private servers in Windows 10 etc. just fine.

    Comically, the latest WOW client is actually less capable than the original vanilla client. The original client supported full screen exclusive mode, and the contemporary client only does full screen via a borderless windowed mode, so variable refresh monitors behave strangely with it.

    So basically the client is worse than it was 15 years ago. Good job, Activision.
     
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