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Even if the idea is a noble project itself for people who wants it (Personnaly, nah, even now at 27y old with a job, i don't have that much time for this time consuming version), i think will be detroyed by the community itself.
For what i read on multiples forum, they are indeed the true Vanilla community. One part with candid people who really wants to see how it goes, and another one with elitists piece of shit like Alexensual or Kungen, spreading lies to influence the candid part.
The best example is about transmog, they don't want it on the vanilla server (Which is okay, there was no transmog back then, so, pure experience) but the reason is not the authenticity of the server, no no. The main reason is i quote "So i can see which player is a trash or not".
Nice example of the friendship of the Vanilla realms.
But props to them, this was exactly my experience.
Have you tried playing a young casual sp pvp back then?
People spitted on you all the time when it comes for PvE.
maybe they could have worded it better but they're not exactly wrong.
i started towards the end of bc, and whenever i saw something like a male tauren t6 prot warrior afking in shattrath i immediately stopped on my mount and just inspected him because it was cool as hell to see people with that kind of gear.
nowadays someone can have a slut mog and be full bis, it's just not the same feeling.
to whoever said that today's r1 players are a lot better than previous ones, you're right in regard to TBC / maybe wotlk rank 1s (some of them).
however go look at braindeadly, kollektiv, flubbah (and so many more) videos in cataclysm. hard to say those were worse than Fearless Gladiator guys from today (even if on alliance EU). S1 legion saw ret-hunter-healer who literally only spammed dmg and hoj-trapped the enemy healer every 30 sec get r1 without too much hassle.
(let alone people transfering to Horde after getting gladiator on ally, and ticketing for R1 and actually getting it from retarded GM rofl).
then again, the title never had that much meaning anyways. in a S8 backwater BG 12 teams shared rank one in 5v5 on 2611 rating, i clearly remember that (and I got gladiator on 2680 on misery) which means 60 players got Wrathful Gladiator on lower rating, on a worse bg. through the whole of cataclysm, countless people got 5v5 r1 on Vindication and shit like that.
in WoD S16, rank 1 went down from 2998 to 2840 due to the whole ladder being disqualified. list goes on.
to be fair, latest r1 players could probably be better than older rank 1s, but they can't even show it because they don't have the tools to "look" better than a duelist. really, is there a difference in term to individual skill? arenas look almost the same from 2400 up to 2900.
during last blizzcon, the winners showed papers where they had made charts and lists of what comps they should play against each enemy team according to the knowledge of THEIR comps. really..? they're amazing players (with history being at the top for years) but look at what they had to resort to.
there wasn't a warlock on NA that was as good as fabio was in s8 i don't think off the top of my head. maybe snutz
fast forward to legion this nigga is beastcleaving for blizzcon. what an xpac