An operating system's capability does not decay. It is not a car. It does not get worn down like a tool from your shed.
World of Warcraft is about to outgrow(or lie about outgrowing) the capability of W2K for unstated reasons.
Who is more unreasonable?
Please tell me this is just hardcore tolling and not true ignorance.
An OS's value absolutely does decay. You can't compare it to the way a car depreciates. A car can get worn out, part die. Much akin to the physical PC the OS would be running on. The OS however loses it value when it can no longer support new technologies.
They don't need to give stated reasons why they won't support it as the majority of them are obvious. But just to give a few: Win2k doesn't support x64 architecture. It doesn't support more than 4GB RAM. It doesn't support more than 2 Cores of a processor. Multithread performance is sub par. It has issues with large registry hives. Windows 2000 doesn't respond as well as newer OSes when processing large files.
With WoW evolving the resources needed to play the game stably will increase. The OS is 12 years old. It's no longer supported by its creator. Why in the world should Blizzard be expected to continue supporting their products on it.
well how about you buy people copies of windows 7 if you're just going to up and drop support? >.>
Really? That's like me complaining that because 3dfx no longer makes drivers for my VooDoo 3 card that they should go buy me a new video card. What a completely unreasonable statement.
Or why not go whine to MS to give you a free copy of Windows 7 because they dropped their support for it as well.
Technology advances. You got 12 years out of a decent OS. The fact is there are better, more capable OSes out there that will allow for a better customer experience, and really, that has to be the primary goal of any entertainment company.