Players’ collective mindset makes wow classic gold feel as a living world in a way that lots of modern MMOs still struggle to make. And it is something that Hazzikostas states that the team is celebrating and learning from. “It is something which we’re still trying to figure out. It’s hard in this modern era with the rapid spread of information across the internet and the way players as a whole strategy games, there’s this efficiency-oriented mindset with theorycrafting and min-maxing and matches being solved which changes how games are approached by many.
One of my favourite things about Classic is all of the funny ways players can screw one another over. Take priests, for example, that have a spell called Mind Control that allows you take over an enemy player and also utilize some of their abilities. At a PvP fight, a priest might mind control a mage and use their powerful spells to attack their own party or turn their tank into a rebellion. But that is for amateurs.
Any priest worth their salt knows the best way to use Mind Control is to have a boat from a neutral place like Booty Bay and wait for an enemy player to board. When the boat departs and is way out at sea–but perhaps not so far that you have hit the invisible wall and also triggered the loading screen that teleports you to the ship’s destination–you Mind Control an enemy player and make them walk the plank. If you do it right, they’ll have to spend moments swimming back to shore just to wait for the next boat. Or they’ll just die.
Hazzikostas’ own favorite jerk move is utilizing ninja’s Distract ability, which throws a thing that forces enemy players to classic wow gold buying turn to manage the thrown object. If this player is running forward rather than paying attention, the sudden reversal of direction could be deadly.