I’d argue that Azeroth’s unending expansion has taken the shine off a world that used to positively sparkle. Still, no matter what I think about World Of Warcraft today, it still holds a special place in my heart as an important formative experience.
Even the time capsule that’s Classic WoW probably couldn’t capture the same buzz of the past, mainly because I, as a being of flesh and bone, am not a teenager anymore. But I’d argue there’s one place that still captures the essence of WoW more than WoW itself nowadays: YouTube. Or to be more specific, channels which provide hour-long music and ambience from some of the game’s most memorable zones.