Yeah, the one thing concerning TLP is that the timelines for WoW are so different. However, it might make sense to perform two weeks of a given patch before moving on, as to keep it running Burning Crusade Classic Gold. A full cycle time to Wotlk may be possibly 18 weeks in the long run. There’s work to be carried out certainly, so it will have a while for them to get ready for this type of business model though.
EQ is experiencing complete expansions in 3 weeks I’d hope that WoW becoming faster paced would at least have a”patch” each month (and maybe a bit quicker for BWL/ZG since they are demonstrated to be a cakewalk when you have been farming MC for quite long). As much as I like the game, if it tried again it would have to be a cycle that is quicker content to keep me interested. Farming MC for ~5 weeks wouldn’t be an exciting prospect again.
WOW Classic was done. The everquest time locked progression servers weren’t. Like rangers, hybrids, in EQ, didnt get charms. However, because of how tightly coupled the customer info and biomedical data are and how hard-wired it’s, they decided to not make the identical effort the WOW Classic team didn’t supply a different client/client database to conduct old content that was legit. Therefore, hybrids start getting their spells at level 2 or 1. And that’s only an example. The list goes on zones utilize layouts and images instead of old. Picture new orgrimmar in WOW Classic? It would just be wrong. That’s what everquest tlp did with the lands and Freeport.
Yeah, sadly not everything about EverQuest WOW Classic was actually that good, so I love the contemporary TLP version much more than than the community lead personal approaches. And that is entirely fair. I enjoy the changes. I even wish they didnt gate a number of their level spells by growth since some WOW Classic spells got moved up in degree. The zone maps being contemporary contributes to content missing and hurts. Either way, however, the neighborhood is just as egotistical (generalization, there is good folks both areas ) on the retail tlp as it is on p99 along with the economy gets broken fairly quick. The latter only appears to be an inherent problem with EQ though and to be fair, black lotus says hello.
Would any returning or new player join an MMO in which they’re already 2 + years supporting? Doing expansions like garauntees that the playerbase will constantly return over time.It does not take two years to catch up though. Should you hit 60 per month after launching of Naxx and then joined a guild, you would gain gear at a faster rate compared to WOW players who’d been playing the entire time (who geared up slowly). You can accompany that guild in their MC AQ runs. A guild in Naxx would continue to run these since there are reasons to run these raids built into WOW Classic design.
You may not get the rare items that they are still attempting to get (like binding or eye) but they may allow you to scoop up loot. I joined a psever guild and hit at 60 a few weeks before AQ and I aimed up quickly this way buy wow gold classic. Those went to WOW players who’d been there more who needed them (and rightfully so) but I managed to get decent items that no one needed. That is basically what ZG is. It offers sidegrades to BWL to assist guilds. Reputation, equipment, sidegrade items.