Video games nowadays are all about making strides forward in one form or another. For example, graphics have been paramount for my AAA publishers. They want the best looking games out there. Others though like to emphasize grand stories, so that players feel something, and then there are those who prefer gameplay advancements above all other. The realm of MMORPGs is in a curious place with this notion. For them, advancements usually means expansions, or updates/patches, as we’ve seen with the popular World of Warcraft.
More than any other MMORPG, World of Warcraft has been updated, expanded upon, and grown through its time with players. We’ve gotten new lands to explore, new races to be, and plenty of story and quests to partake in. But many people note how WoW is very old in some aspects, like the graphics, or the way certain things are done. So, for Reddit user AvatarOfShadow, he posed a question:
“If they made a World of Warcraft 2, where the game was updated in every way to 2017 standards, but you had to start from scratch, would you switch over ?”
Now, there’s a caveat to this question. Mainly, you wouldn’t have anything from your original game, you would have to truly start over from scratch.
Surprisingly, or not surprisingly depending on how you look at it, many said “yes” to the question. In fact, many said that an improved graphics engine alone would make the transition easy for them, as they’d like to see a better looking Azeroth.
Others though were more cautious, even going so far as to say not all the “2017 standards” are to be applauded, and that Blizzards decision on what to improve and what to keep would sway them one way or another. Naturally, this is just fan speculation, but if it did happen, would you switch?