Something that occurred to me about the launch of Classic. For the first time in a long time, maybe ever, we have a true real race pending. All these years watching the professional teams making challenging content for most of us seem trivial, are for the first time, going to find themselves in the same position as Joe Smith from Brooklyn, as Mary Johnson in a small Midwest town in Nebraska, as 14 year old Thomas from Green Acres South Carolina. No hundreds of millions of gold to throw at power leveling crafted gear, no advantage of having people with all the recipes within a day or two of launch. They are starting like everyone else, with some copper coins, and a backpack. Certainly the will eventually have teams of mules funneling what silver and gold they can farm up, funneling ore, and herbs, and food. But for those first few days, the playing field will be open to anyone.
We all have the resources, the old books identifying areas, old web site info for quests, old knowledge of which routes to take and risks for the biggest rewards. But we are all equal.
I hope Blizzard is watching for any cheating, because I would love to see some unknown player, win the prize.