Like many of you, I'm really looking forward to the Launch of WoW: Shadowlands. The launch of a new expansion for World of Warcraft is still something special that I definitely don't want to miss. But that's not why I'm giving up my classic career. I will continue to clean the current raid instances with my guild and myself prepare for the upcoming Classic phase 6.
But not every Classic veteran looks forward to the start of Shadowlands with anticipation. Even without the new addon, it's hard enough in Classic (just like in Vanilla back then) To inspire 40+ players for every raid date over a period of months. The opening of Ahn'Qiraj only made this challenge even greater. The Populations of many servers continue to show, but the number of active players is still falling a little month after month (which is quite normal). With the launch of Shadowlands, more Azeroth heroes will certainly pack their bags to start the Shadowlands adventure from now on. Raids that do not make up for this loss of players could break apart in the worst case scenario.
To prevent this from happening, some guild leaders are taking drastic measures. On Reddit a screenshot went online a few days ago showing a discord message from a guild officer to his fellow players (via My MMO). In the post it says:
"This is a reminder to all raid members: If we catch someone playing Shadowlands, we will see that as a resignation from the guild and remove them from the Discord and the guild. You are here for WoW (buy now 15.00 € ) To play Classic and master the raids there. We will not tolerate you playing another MMO. (…) This is not discussed. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. But keep in mind that if you have problems with this regulation, we have to assume that you will leave us because of Shadowlands. In that case, you will also be removed. So think carefully about what you are doing. "
Of course, the post could be a fake. But other players report under the post that they have experienced something similar. For example, an affected person was only recently thrown out of the Classic Guild with some other players because he is said to have played too much retail WoW (but without neglecting the Classic Raid dates). According to the reports, threats of this kind are often not made in writing, but in the voice.
What do you think of the matter? Would you want to play in a guild like that? And do you share the fear that the Shadowlands release will pull players away from Classic? Let us know in the comments!
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