Regional FlagPlease reconsider your stance on retail/classic reward linkingSource
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#1 - 2018/11/17 06:27:28 AM

Mounts and companions you get in classic SHOULD NOT be usable across multiple characters on the same classic account, however, you should be able to have these rewards in retail. This will increase the longevity of classic.

While I can fully understand the argument for “people will just play classic for the achievements/mounts/companions instead of classic itself and the people who want to play” that is not in and of itself a bad thing. Some people only still play retail for mounts/companies/appearances such as me. While I would be playing classic for the gameplay, getting things I can use on live as well would be an added bonus and would encourage me to use the servers more.

I can understand the concerns for a slippery slope, which is why I think they should only, solely, and be nothing other than one way. Classic appearances, mounts, companies -> retail.

Unique rewards might be something to consider, such as special sets, pets, or mounts for completing raids and dedicating time in classic. Someone who only wants the rewards and wants the single player experience won’t be able to get those rewards and will be forced to immerse themselves in the community if they do, similarly to how if you wanted to raid you had to immerse yourself in the community. Except now you have raiding and something you want in retail. This will help to solve the problem that’s in the community right now of silence and single player experiences with other people around by reminding them what its like to be part of a realm-wide community in WoW.


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#110 - 2018/11/26 07:24:24 PM

Like it was stated at BlizzCon there will be no crossover in rewards between Retail WoW and Classic WoW. I don’t think there is any need to change that stance but I appreciate the post OP.

I think its fair to ask for an opportunity to earn those rewards again however I don’t think it should come at the cost of diminishing the rewards that players earned years ago and cherish. I think the opportunity to earn and have them exclusively on Classic is fair because its staying on Classic itself. I think any more crossover than that could be damaging and lessen the value or prestige of those rewards.

It’s a pretty solid philosophy at the moment that there will be zero crossover of rewards.


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#216 - 2018/12/03 06:44:48 PM

This is something interesting but nothing decided or concrete on it.

I would try to seperate in your mind retail and classic. Something you buy on retail shouldn’t give you something in Classic, or vice versa. The philosophy is pretty rock solid that they are separate gameplay wise. If you obtained the original CE pets you used those/can still use those in the live game you obtained it for.

It is an interesting thought though, that to some that did have it, that was a part of their classic experience. It’s likely we won’t implement something that ties into the existing things you own on the live game, but maybe reoffer them since Classic is it’s own thing. Before the fury of that statement sinks in, I’m not saying that will happen at all (there literally hasn’t even been a discussion of it), just sharing my thoughts on a solution to that problem that I could see.

This also could be an exception where we somehow grant them for original CE owners. No idea. Interesting thing to think about though. I’ll mention it though that you guys are asking about the original CE pets for original CE owners.


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#217 - 2018/12/03 06:45:06 PM

How can you slap?!


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#342 - 2018/12/03 11:33:36 PM

Eh that’s not really the same thing but I get your point. I’d argue that they’re still not connected even with that. Just having a subscription allows you to play the game. It doesn’t get you anything past that.

If things were sold like pets or mounts then you could make that argument, but I don’t think it has any merit when you’re just talking about the sub.


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#431 - 2018/12/04 02:07:04 AM

Sorry you feel this way but if that’s what you were hoping for then it sounds like Classic isn’t really for you. That’s okay though. I still encourage you to try it though!

It’s not throwing it away, its giving the community that wants Classic the most authentic experience we can provide. Adding any sort of reward carry over in either direction isn’t authentic and defeats the point.

Classic is there for those that will want to play it. Not just for rewards on their BfA license, which would be devaluing to those that earned those rewards that are no longer obtainable, and vice versa would be introducing things that were never there in Classic to begin with. Neither of which we want to do in this case. We know the community that has been asking for Classic for years doesn’t want either of those scenarios, and neither do we.


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#434 - 2018/12/04 02:25:03 AM

I speak for World of Warcraft. When I saw “we” I mean the WoW team.

I would imagine you could earn that in Classic. It would stay in Classic though given what we’ve stated already about it.


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#464 - 2018/12/04 03:13:13 AM

Honestly, I would have the expectation that you won’t get them in Classic just because you already own them. That license was to have them in the current game, which you still do.

I can’t 100% say it will or won’t but it’s less than likely, meaning it’s not really something to argue about on the forums.

Assume Retail and Classic are two separate games entirely (apart from the sub granting access to both) unless we announce otherwise.


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#587 - 2018/12/04 06:43:49 PM

Then you don’t want Classic. Classic itself is the incentive.


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#948 - 2018/12/07 09:31:07 PM

There is no measure of success we’re looking for in Classic. It’s us trying to give that section of the community what they’ve been asking for for more than a decade and making it as authentic as we can possibly make it.

If a million people play Classic or a thousand people play Classic that’s awesome, we’re just happy that we’re giving them the home they’ve been asking to return to. The existing rewards will should still exist but they will of course stay on Classic. They are two separate experiences.

Well you can simply ask them to present proof of this, which they’d have to make up numbers for, or take painfully wrong guesses about WoW’s active numbers. Spoiler: I’ve know both numbers, that statement couldn’t be more wrong.


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#953 - 2018/12/07 09:57:50 PM

Pretty sure I’ve never once lied to any of you. Nor would I do it if asked. I can’t speak for other CMs in the past, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never done it and I’ve never heard of them doing it either.

I appreciate your feedback about the live game but that’s something more fitting for the General Discussion threads. I share your complaint about the advertisement in group finder though.


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#957 - 2018/12/07 10:07:55 PM

That’s probably me not helping myself in that avenue. I’ve never once actually felt anything rude in any posts that I’ve written. I actually am internally just giddy every single time I write and see the blue text. It makes me endless happy that I grew up seeing it and now I do it. So just know that I’m aware of that and I’m sorry if that comes across and I actually love this and love that you all share your passion with me on a daily basis.

A lot of times that’s just the unfortunate reality of the process. I just don’t have things ready to communicate but I need to at least try to show you guys that I’m active and reading what you say. This is an area we always need to improve in both personally and as an organization.