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WoW Classic Wins PC Game of the Year at Golden Joystick Awards

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In case you missed it, the Golden Joystick Awards were held a few days ago and among the many accolades handed out they also crowned WoW Classic the PC game of the year! We already knew Classic was very popular, both with streamers and actual players, with the huge queues for a long time after the game's launch (and smaller ones more recently when phase 2 arrived), and the Twitch viewing records it broke, but now it's also received one of the highest honors in gaming!

The Golden Joystick Awards is the second longest running gaming awards event, with 37 years behind them, so the award really means something, with a massive amount of people voting for their favorites online. Here's the part we're all interested in from the ceremony:

A slightly belated congratulations to Classic from us as well, with some appropriate timing with the 15th anniversary going on right now!

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I don't know if it's just me. But i would be embarrassed as a current wow developer by the fact that the oldest and first released version of the game is so much more popular than retail which is supposed to be innovative and improved in every aspect

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3 hours ago, Enryu said:

I don't know if it's just me. But i would be embarrassed as a current wow developer by the fact that the oldest and first released version of the game is so much more popular than retail which is supposed to be innovative and improved in every aspect

They definitely should be. But it's not the time for it. Now that the community feedback is crystal clear, it seems that finally blizz have understood how big of a *filtered* retail wow blows. From what I've seen at the blizzcon presentation, they managed to pinpoint weak spots correctly and there is still a chance that they work out the correct solutions to make retail great again. Even though they didn't cover all the weak points, I believe it's due to time constraints and more info is to come. They probably won't bring wow back to its former glory but at least make it decent, fun game worth your time and the sub fee. I at least have hopes for that.

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15 hours ago, Enryu said:

I don't know if it's just me. But i would be embarrassed as a current wow developer by the fact that the oldest and first released version of the game is so much more popular than retail which is supposed to be innovative and improved in every aspect

I think the majority of subscribers in 2019 were just born or little kids when Vanilla was released. They just want to see the "good old days" old farts like me who actually played Vanilla back then were always talking about.

The hypetrain is mainly powered by Twitch and those "influencers" (lol). As there is not much do to beyond lvl60 and PvP, this hype will come to an end and Blizzard knows this too.

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