had like 5 buttons they push frequently back then. if you want to play with 5 buttons why not just play legion.
im not even sure one could argue that the game is more skillful in bc.
vanilla i can understand because arena wasnt a thing but is there another reason to play a bc server? the pve sure in the fuck wasnt that great
this post isnt meant to start a flame war or anything im just curious on your guys reasoning
the core mechanics of classes make sense and actually work, whereas they don't on live (and haven't since cata, but mainly post cata)
every class doesn't have 5 instant cast short defensive cds to use to get out of trouble, every class doesn't have self healing, every class doesn't have a gap closer, every class doesn't have 3 different cc breaks alongside their 5 different instant ccs. a single dps can kill a healer by himself, or the healer is capable of killing the dps. there were a lot of imbalances back then, but they didn't matter as much because the way the game played out was fun and made sense
people talk a lot about ability pruning these days which is an issue, but to me it's not the main issue that exists. it's the entire philosophy behind how classes are meant to interact with each other and the gameplay in general. there was an actual structure behind class roles previously, and it's literally missing now
i don't think tbc arena was particularly skillful, it just actually made sense and the way classes interacted with each other was fun. arena now isn't skillful and it sure as fuck doesn't make sense or is fun
so i guess that's why i want to play bc again, because i like playing wow the way it was designed to be played by its original creators instead of by the people who work on the game now who have a shitty philosophy towards how it's supposed to work
i've grown up playing this game and i've massively enjoyed it through multiple iterations of it so i'm not afraid of change or progression, but they've completely lost sight of what made the game popular in the first place and continue to move away from that direction