So… Classic has been an overwhelming success so far. From all media and social networks there are signals that people like it a lot, playing it eagerly – and in favor of retail too, and it reanimates players who have quited WoW for the time-being of BfA or even several expansions.
Question is: how long will it last?
No doubt that Classic bears a strong sense of nostalgy, and the processTM of becoming stronger is quite appealing – myself included. My rogue is in awe from Loch Modan which is still a loch, and once she learned dual-wielding and acquired two 13-damage and green quest daggers instead of one 1-3 damage, things became way better in her camp.
The problem is: everything ends. No matter how slowly you level up, in several weeks or months you’ll be there at level cap. You’ll get a mount, even an upgraded one, you’ll get bags, and gold, and all abilities, and start running raid(s), leaving dungeons behind… Here we go, endgame. And unlike retail, there will be no other duties and goals than a raid farming night once a week (probably PvP, if you’re into one). What’s it in Classic for you then?
I know I’d level a Horde toon too to see the capitals and cities of the opposite faction. I know I want a level cap and try to see most old quest stories, albeit they’re anti-climactic unlike Cataclysm and on. I know I will park my toon somewhere to be able to login and travel the Azeroth unharmed by Deathwing. But this is where it ends to me.
How do you see yourself playing Classic after hitting 60?