We are heading for the release of Classic at the end of August, but we are also on the edge of July. 8.2 has to happen soon I would think. If we hit August 6th then that would only leave 3 weeks before people would have to choose. Stay with current live, or go start the Classic experience. If they are gambling that people will start playing more to work on both titles, I think they are making a bad decision.
So what about Classic, will I be there? Yes. I will be there on day 1, I will get to town and work at getting enough gold to form the guild because people have asked me too. But I have had some time to think about it. Do I really want to go through it all again. I’ve tried leveling Alts and rarely get far before I just can’t deal with re-learning everything. I honestly don’t know. I don’t have endless time to play, and I’ve never enjoyed splitting time. I don’t honestly know as of this moment.
And then there’s the likelihood of a level squish coming next year. While the item squishes have been sold as needed to keep numbers under control, it’s obvious to me that they really don’t have a real plan. We get a squish and before long the numbers are quickly back to crazy levels of health and damage, and then we are squished again, add into that mob scaling, time walking where class stats and damage values are predetermined by the development team to ensure the encounter is “challenging and exciting” ie, takes an appropriate amount of time, and its just another cold patch on an ever increasing deteriorating road.
I guess we will know in a few weeks. I hope they have a plan because it feels like they are just flinging paint at the canvas hoping it will be a work of art.