There’s enough consensus around that VT2 2.0 is basically an infected and dying cow. The farmer wants to take it out back and shoot it, the farmer’s wife who’s grown an affinity with it wants and hopes the vet can save it eventually with magical medicine.
With WoW Classic starting today, anyone who has the same opinion as me (not wanting to deal with the Fatshark’s bull-sheet or trolling elitest players anymore), I’d like to invite you all back to VT1. A game free of broken mechanics, bugs, and constant game crashes. The current community in VT1 is mostly low level players trying to play Easy-Hard. Nightmare games are few. I join random games to carry low players and show them book locations and combo metas. I join nightmare games whenever some are up and they aren’t half a world from me.
I found myself no longer spamming Left click but rather more strategic LLR or LRLR and tactical dodging instead of dodging infinitely (since there’s a hidden endurance meter for everyone). Nightmare is still a challenge, it’s nice to not be completely overwhelmed and still have to work to get out of a situation.
If I feel like being a masochist, I have the option to turn on cataclysm, deathwish, onslaught, mutation, etc. Also, I have 80% control over intelligent Bots that will heal party members on command.
No more stupid talent builds, no more unbalance. Just equip the items I feel comfortable with and the rest is all skill. I never rocked Curse resistance in VT1, I always preferred more supportive trinkets, so the low health gave me an extra challenge, forcing me to be more cautious.
Minor cosmetic details are greatly appreciated. I liked seeing items actually ON my character as I equipped/picked up items. Adds to the immersion. The dark atmosphere isn’t oppressive, and being paranoid of specials in the dark makes it more harrowing than fighting them out in the bright daylight.
So for all veteran players who hate the current VT2 build, come back to VT1 with me and rebuild the community.