Hey! Look at this!
It’s Vanilla WoW! Sounds like fun!
But oh! Blizzard tells us we don’t know what we want.
Fuck Blizzard. They just don’t want to admit that their new expansions suck, and that they don’t know how to properly evolve the game.
Nintendo had the same temper tantrum. Nintendo thought older games were ‘terrible’ and only liked by nostalgia. But they designed the Wii as a NES, Wii Sports with NES sports games in mind, even put out some new 2d Marios, and the result was astounding.
This does not mean Vanilla WoW is the pinnacle of gameplay, it means that there is SOMETHING in Vanilla WoW that is MISSING in modern WoW. What is it? What could it be? I don’t know. The reader doesn’t know. And Blizzard certainly doesn’t know.
But there is only one way to find out.