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The Nostalrius debate reached its head a while ago when a sh*toload of Vanilla server martyrs banded together in a wild mob to throw themselves off a cliff in a staged outcry of unrest over Blizzard's decision to shut down Nostalrius. See video:

Well, Blizzard, expectedly so, is busy making final preparations with Legion; but that didn't stop them from putting aside some time to play through a dungeon on Nostalrius. Here's what the WoW team of execs had to say about their experience:

“We got to play on the server for a little while,” he divulges. “It's really cool, they did an incredible job of building an experience that feels classic and authentic and that's incredibly hard to do. The painstaking effort it takes to research old videos to try and figure out what the data was because it doesn't exist anymore so you have to pull it out of the nether to put that experience together.

“The leadership team got together and we did a Stratholme run. John Hight [production director on WoW] was a Hunter and had a level eight pet and pulled half the instance, wiped us a few times. It was like, ‘why is the whole instance pulling? Oh it's your level eight pet!’ J [Allen Brack, VP and executive producer] was our priest, he’s like [casting buffs] and then sit and drink for 45 seconds, cast again, sit and drink,” he chuckles. “It's funny, we laugh at all that but it was a very moving experience because it's nostalgic and we all have very fond memories of playing that, that's when we were hardcore and all that stuff.”

Game director Tom Chilton also went on to offer up his take on Legacy servers:

“I think it's something that interests Blizzard and we've always had the thought that it would cool to do a classic server or a Burning Crusade server or a Lich King server or whatever. 

“It's difficult to pull off and the real cost in terms of our ability to do stuff for the existing game or our ability to do other new projects would be meaningfully affected if we decided to put our resources behind that. Unfortunately, it's not just the push of a button.”

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Tapukoko: an Electric/Fairy type that resembles a Tiki statue/Pacific Islander warrior.  Tapukoko has two protective shields that it can wrap around its entire body.

Charjabug: a Bug/Electric type bug that resembles a box-y grub.  Charjabug could be the evolution of Grubbin.

Vikavolt: a Bug/Electric type and the evolution of Charjabug.   Vikavolt resembles an electric stag beetle.

Drampa: a Normal/Dragon type.  Drampa looks like a Pokemon version of Valoo from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.

Bruxish: a Water/Psychic fish with extremely sharp teeth.  Bruxish is based on the triggerfish, a fish often found in tropical waters.

Cutiefly: a small Bug/Fairy type bug that looks like a mix between a gnat and a hummingbird.  Cutiefly appears to be based on the bee fly. 

Togedemaru: an Electric/Steel type Pokemon that looks like a hedgehog.  Togedemaru may be the Alola's region Electric-type rodent.  Togedemaru has several spikes on its body that can be raised or lowered at will.

The trailer also gave confirmation that Zygarde, a legendary we first saw in Pokémon X and Y, will change forms when its health hits a certain level.

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