I'm not gonna complain too much since beggars can't be choosers, and I'm kinda excited to be having a classic server coming in the first place. BuuUuUuUUt as soon as I heard (today) that the server was gonna be a temporary one, only a few weeks at that, I immediatly realised how that will completely ruin the server. Not because of the server ending, but because of it being merged with the normal servers once the event ends. Can't see how this is a bad thing? Then let me explain; instead of enjoying the server and gearing up for VM, gearing up for content and building your character, reputation, alliance bla bla bla all focus will be on the incoming merge. No one played Manahan for fun (ok maybe a few), the rest played it because they could abuse the event for free items and gold. This event will be exactly the same. Players will farm gold, MWA, MES etc so they can make good money on the live servers instead of getting the real classic experience.
I quit TERA officially in November of 2018 but had been inactive for months before that. During the stream last friday I saw probably 20 different twitch usernames of people that quit tera years ago showing interest in this server. 20 may not seem like a lot but tbh only 5 people play the game at this point. I'm 100% certain there will be people who try out tera again because of classic. Yes, as I commented previously it will never be the same and the game will never be as popular but you can only gain for making a permanent classic server. Adding on to that the upcoming lvl 70 patch (OMEGALUL) will definitely not add to the current tera's appeal, who knows, maybe the remaining 5 players will quit too. I know for sure as soon as the classic server closes I will be gone and I can speak for my fellow 20 people who have quit that they'll be gone too. Only those who are still actively playing have an interest in continuing to play, most of them not even because they enjoy it but because it's near impossible to quit without finding something else to do, TERA IS ADDICTIVE AS HELL.
I'm assuming Gameforge's plan with this is to get old players to come back through the classic server and peaking their interest by giving them STORMCRY (OMEGALUL X2) after the merge and through that having them stay. I can tell you now there's no way in hell any old player will be interested in new TERA, else they'd have come back already. So pleaseeee Gameforge-sama let us have a permanent classic server