After 15 years, my Wife and I resubscribed to standard, and included my kids, 13 and 9. This was a many year promise that came true this summer vacation.
It seemed the places were about the same. We leveled up in Elwynn forest and Loch Modan. We took the griffin. Hogger was there. The pig in the Redridge Mountians was there. Ironforge was Ironforge and Stormwind was Stormwind, but bigger with some boats.
We had a really fantastic time, after a few days of leveling, even went to the Deadmines with the kiddos, which we both remembered as the “Van Cleef” dungeon. It was different, but great!
The graphics are better than I remember for added things. Skills, slightly different… but mostly the same. Warror gets cleave. Mage gets a water elemental pet. Paladin can heal…
What is the appeal of classic? Sincerely, everything different we have seen from 1-40 has been an improvement. A slight improvement. It’s the same damn game already!
Playing as a family by the way? Oh. my. god. Incredible.
edit: sorry, got lost in the story. Question: why is this a thing? If it was available a few weeks ago I would have subscribed to it, but kinda glad we didn’t…