Agreed, I think what most are forgetting is that were not playing vanilla, were playing a remastered version of it. Years of experience has been gained and its going to drastically change how classic is played. I mean its been 15 dang years, most players are overall alot better then they were in vanilla.
Just wait for the streams with ElvUI in Classic ;)To be honest, just don't install them if you're that much of a purist, but it was evident people would code new ones better than what you had back then.
I think everyone should buy a computer with the specs from 15 years ago, because your modern computers are gonna ruin the Classic experience. :)
Might as well see if you can dig up a 56k modem and get dial-up internet. Those modern modems and cable internets are going to ruin the classic experience. :)
There is a list of Classic API for those who are interested in the differences, they based it on 8.x API with a lot of Vanilla function nameshttps://wow.gamepedia.com/World_of_Warcraft_API#Classic_Specific_Functions
Here's a thought....Don't want your experience different from 15 years ago...Don't install addons 0.o
Here's the thing: the 1.12 API allowed for some majorly game-breaking scripts/macros, which aren't against the ToS. Healbot macros that auto selected targets at health thresholds = faceroll auto healing. Lots of classic players didn't use them immediately.Thats just the tip of the iceberg of what the janky-old API could allow. Best option is to use the modern, and just deal with it. Sorry.
"So stop focusing on the silly details and focus on what matters here." I'll be the judge of what is silly and what matters to me.
okay but shouldn't it be up to the player to decide if they use addons or not?
Time is the problem in a way the auther is right about that.This is btw. another reason why World First Kills happens so fast in the not so far past.People are playing this game for Years and they playing alot and together alot.WoW has evolved (to the better or worst is up for each sub to decide) and so have we.Classic will be played alot initialy and then the (compared to the retail realms) real classic comm will be leftand i think it could be enought. More important it will have its influence on retail i hope. Let the dev's realise (to quote esfand) what made azeroth greatand use this spirit to make the current wow a better game. For me thats the purpose of classic, because no matter what you do u cant relive whats have been in the past because the past is the past and its over. And thats good so we will have another classic experience and this will be also good.
The standard WoW UI, even in its modern BfA incarnation, just seems too visually outdated for me to use. The action bars, fonts, and paper backgrounds on everything look low-res and grainy, whereas ElvUI and WeakAuras make everything super smooth. You can also remove stuff that is just redundant; you don't need to see literally everything on your action bars, and WeakAuras lets you keep track of your CDs in a more visually satisfying way, without gross borders and fonts on everything. The glow effects on the standard UI are low resolution and a sickly yellow color when compared to the crisp pixel glow textures available with WeakAuras, and the cooldown texts and swipes of standard are just plain worse than what you can achieve with OmniCC. The chat box of standard is a grotesque monstrosity with its weird 3D borders and graphics when compared to the minimalist and clean options you have with addons. The same can be said of the minimap. Look at games like Skyrim and the Witcher 3, with crisp, high-resolution UIs that aren't intended to resemble the game's graphics. WoW's dungeon journal looks much better with a simple transparent background than the bizarre yellow parchment it has in standard.
it is a shame there are no mechanics in the classic - only autoattack fest and some core-rotationaddons doesn't matterpeople are unneccesarily overhyped and will be disapointed very soon (most of them) I don't believe the classic can hold longer than retailplayers evolved so much in past 15 years - they are able to finish the content in 2 months which they were doing for months 15 years ago
Sorry for offtopic, but seeing news filter actually implemented on main page is very cool!
Addons are a choice, i played during the original release and private servers once i got tired of retails expansions.Originally i used absolutely no addons even for raids that required them but after some time and even a couple pservers i began using them and even tinkered with them.People on pservers nowadays even use improved graphics for 1.12.1 servers... They are not plugins that give you an ability or stat boost but they either increase visuals, allow you to re-organize things to be simpler to notice, include timers and so forth, the only addon i think arent acceptable are the ones that allow you to automate attack/tank/heal cycles constantly...An addon that shows how long of a debuff/buff time is left on a target is quite reasonable.Classic should use the same API restrictions as 1.12.1 with a few exceptions such as allowing unique id on npc & debuff/buff so they can actually be tracked, furthermore allow coordinates to be displayed within raids.note: i know there are a lot of wannabe purists out there... like a lot... but fact is if what they wish became truth they wouldnt stick around to play for more than a month... if you dont want them then do what i originally did and play without but dont try to include everyone within ur desire for purity...
Solution: Add some restricted servers where addons are disabled or such, rather simple thing to do but i am also certain that the purists who cried for "no-addon" or "heavy restriction" won't play on them when it comes down to it... look at pserv history... tons of players cried for PvE server but when they released they never joined them for more than 1-2 months and instead went with the flock... there are a lot of trolls crying purity or restriction...