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Derek
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What do you guys think? I haven't played seriously since... probably end of Wrath/start of Cataclysm. Had some month here and there since then, but latest was with the release of Legion in 2015. I don't really have that much to play now so I'm thinking of just resubbing. I don't have BfA though, just Legion - is BfA *necessary* if I just want to resub and have some entertainment before Classic releases?

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Firelord
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I'd say no.

I personally think you should be able to hold yourself until Classic. It's not that long time left.

But if you enjoy World of Warcraft in its current state, I see no problem if you want to get back into it. I know it's not for me anymore, though.

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Lendryn
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I haven't played retail since Wrath but playing a patch behind everyone sounds like a bad experience. Also if the changes in Cataclysm took you out of the game I bet you'll be even less impressed with the state of things now.

Some people have been playing Warcraft 3 to burn time. I was about to do the same but I don't want to spoil Reborn.

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Kurzogg
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I resubbed trying to get my account into beta and honestly I feel so dumb for it. Initially I was like naw this is a scam but they got me in after the Streamers did WPvP in Arathi. Going to cancel a day before sub ends.

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Eldritch Scholar
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I do not plan on it. I got my fill with Legion and do not want to risk burning myself when getting to 60 in Classic is going to take enough time as it is.

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Derek
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I haven't played retail since Wrath but playing a patch behind everyone sounds like a bad experience. Also if the changes in Cataclysm took you out of the game I bet you'll be even less impressed with the state of things now.

Some people have been playing Warcraft 3 to burn time. I was about to do the same but I don't want to spoil Reborn.

Warcraft 3 is great, but the thing I loved the most was custom maps. Too bad the B.netservers are quite dead nowadays.

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Java
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I'm going to resub closer to the release date, spend the gold on my main account for free subscription time and secure names - but there is no point and no drive for me to play BFA right now. As far as I can see from Youtube, Twitch, Reddit and MMO Champion the game just doesn't stack up anymore.
But different folks, different strokes!

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Bumlebi
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Why would you want to resubcribe? Aside from the name and genre, the games are polar opposites.

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Derek
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Why would you want to resubcribe? Aside from the name and genre, the games are polar opposites.

Well, haven't played in many years so I thought this would be a good opportunity to get some quality time in. Even if it's BfA, it's still WoW is what I'm thinking.

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Executive
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It's really not WoW anymore. The gameplay loop is essentially D3, but wow skinned and with wow combat. It's no longer and MMO or an RPG, it's an online single-player with some grouping, and endless randomly generated loot grind.

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Shadire
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Not much point in resubbing IMHO.
Instead I got more active on a couple private servers refreshing memory of leveling routes.

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Samaraner
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Legion is quite interesting if you care about the WoW lore. Order halls are also quite fun. Id say from a narrative perspective class identity was at its peak during Legion. Just dont expect to get challenged in any meaningful way.

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Lendryn
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Warcraft 3 is great, but the thing I loved the most was custom maps. Too bad the B.netservers are quite dead nowadays.

You could try the Dota 2 arcade then; a lot of the WC3 custom greats have been remade there, plus new big ones like AutoChess.

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dkspride
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Yea... I did just to get the ball rolling and I am not too fond of BFA...
I should of waited...

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Stfuppercut
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I usually play on private servers and then play retail while im on flight paths or waiting for groups/raids to assemble. I treat retail like a mini game. If you've got the itch, scratch it! If nothing else it will act as a great contrast to Classic when it launches.

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