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Classic is pretty popular right now, which is evident from the huge queues and massive sever overpopulation, as well as its massive twitch popularity on the first day. 1.1 Million viewers tuned in to see the origins of WoW once more and this huge spike in attention, as well as the big crowds of people literally waiting in line to be able to play on some servers, and the game trending on twitter, pushed Activision Blizzard's stocks up by as much as 6%.

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The stock topped out at $48.69 the day before Classic and peaked at $52.22 today, but we'll see how it finishes up at the end of the day. It's certainly a big indication that everyone is paying attention to Classic, and that at least as far as the launch went, it's turned out to be a massive hit. Unfortunately it's a bigger hit than even Blizzard expected (directly mirroring the Vanilla launch), as dozens of new servers had to be put up during launch day and even more are being added today as well and Blizzard even rethinking their realm population calculation system.

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yup. The nostalgia will always do well for people that want to re-experience a great game. I'd be playing too.. but I am burnt out. I am happy for all the players that didn't have a chance to experience how things were before they became much easier and grindy

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49 minutes ago, Varrick said:

yup. The nostalgia will always do well for people that want to re-experience a great game. I'd be playing too.. but I am burnt out. I am happy for all the players that didn't have a chance to experience how things were before they became much easier and grindy

Did you just imply that Vanilla is less grindy than modern WoW?

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nah by all means leveling weapon skills was the worst. But when you actually did grind out something like making goggles or the mechano-hog chopper or any sort of craft there was a sense of accomplishment. Which is why classic is going to be really great for the playerbase that didn't get to experience it. Its going to be familiar but I wouldn't compare it to these past expansions we've had.

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8 minutes ago, durdyenglish said:

Did you just imply that Vanilla is less grindy than modern WoW?

Maybe Classic is less grindy in some way because you don't have to collect an endless number of pets, mounts, transmogs, achievements etc.


But building up a proper character is definitely more work. And the right approach for fun time investment

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1 hour ago, ClassicRaids said:

"You think you do but you don't" *filtered*.  I think every vanilla player knew this was bound to happen.

The original implication of that quote was that WoW Classic would be immensely popular at launch, but rapidly drop off once people had their fill of nostalgia and ran into all of the old inconveniences. So it remains to be seen if that quote was vindicated.

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