Allowing private server guilds to clean up first 2 raids of 5 40-player raids within the first week of release is just UNACCEPTABLE. You may just consider releasing NAXX right now because they WILL clear it.
What is the point of recreating the “authentic” vanilla experience if no one is gonna roll ret paladin or (moonkin) druid. This classic wow release has just been a complete clown fiesta - private servers are harder than classic and this is a huge disappointment.
What you should do
Lock down Onyxia and MC
Buff the raids and dungeons
Rework certain classes (paladin, druid, hunter), no one cares about #nochanges if this is a metagaming competition. The only people that cry about it are the metagamers itself, not the new players that would like to experience vanilla
Add new content
Yes, we want vanilla but we want TRUE challenging experience, not a metagaming contest. Stop listening to the clueless streamers and their minions (you know who I am talking about, especially the one that can’t even spell) and start analysing data and compare them with data back then. Changes NEEDS to be made. You don’t hire smart people to listen to mindless streamers.
Thanks a lot and I hope you hear me out