I know from various posts over the years here I'm not the only one who played and loved vanilla WoW.
For those who don't follow gaming news all that much (and honestly, given the sad state of WoW these days I would understand completely if former players did everything they could to avoid news from Blizzard) Classic WoW is coming back! Blizzard has been working on it officially for about a year now and recently announced the servers will go live 27 Aug. If you have a sub active two weeks before that you can save name and classes before launch day hits.
The game will be a mishmash of vanilla WoW. While the classes and most game features will be launched at 1.12 levels not all content will be available at launch. Certain raids and instances will be released in stages (so, for example, only Ony and MC will be available at launch... not BWL, world dragons, Naxx, or even Dire Maul) and even drop tables from instances will be adjusted to match how they were and evolved over the course of classic.
Retail WoW is in a really sorry state right now. The WoW subreddit has effectively been dead for months and there are rumors subs for the official game may have dipped below 1 million (compare to the 10 million+ the game enjoyed back at its peak). It's quite possible Classic may surpass retail WoW in active players. I'm certainly hoping for this as retail WoW has embraced so many of the toxic aspects of modern gaming. Would be quite the statement if players all swarmed a 15-year-old version of the game, rough edges and all.
So... anyone else going back? I'll be there launch day. Going to roll Horde this time to see what the quests and story were like for them. Right now it also seems I'll probably be going PvP server for the first time. I can't wait.