Additionally, we will be implementing a number of events before the server's closure. If there are any requests for certain events, we can look into activating them.
This is separate from the rest of my post but I would request to wipe and then reopen in the short time that remains. 50% troll request and 50% serious.
There is so much to say about Classic but I will try to keep it short and sweet! After many years I will declare that this server was a giant success. Surely there were some who thought it would be an instant fail but time after time, Classic proved that it could hang tough. Even when the big boys came out to play such as "Terms of Service" Classic still had players coming back. And I don't think anyone will forget some of the more active members of the in game/ out game community.
Did Classic have its flaws and fair share of blunders made? Sure, probably and lots of people who are left can be mighty salty at times but even then Classic still delivers what Classic is supposed to deliver. From the player side, I would argue that the player count doesn't matter that much (pvm wise) although I don't know the technical details about how the server runs or its official goals, etc. The point, dear friends, is that for the past several years, new or returning players could hop onto IRO and take a visit to Classic IRO. Perhaps not everyone's ideal version of Classic IRO but Classic nonetheless. A great option to compare and contrast where the game was and where it might be going.
All things considered, it seems like a good run to me. Just about everybody will have had a chance to try the server by now. Either the first time of IRO or on the Classic server. I could think of more to say but I'll simply leave it to the history books and my older posts on the topic. TBH after they get done cleaning house and re-organizing things, I would invite Warportal to dust off Classic and maybe even bring it back again! Though it would likely need some research to mine all of the important info needed to help in such an endeavor from off of the forums. (for example: try to limit certain things and no trans) So that would be the real version of my request but that's just the opinion of one player who likes both Classic and Renewal. A server like this one doesn't need new stuff, simply good execution and maybe some fixes for a couple of unbalanced areas.
Farewell Classic, ya' did good.
Edited by Xplay4eva, 21 May 2019 - 02:51 PM.