I'll be honest, i used to play a LOT of realism before the last mega-update.
Classic mode never really looked that interesting to me, although i happened to play some RO1 + roost in the past.
It's MUCH improved now ! no more stupid " cannot ADS while sprinting, let go of "shift" first " and no more painfully slow running spped ! We now got a mode that feels more realistic and tactical than "realism" it self ! no more stupid bandaging, no minimap, no lockdown, no more robocop zoom feature no more magic spawn on SL, just pure and immersive WW2 action !
There's an UK 64 man classic server, called 40-1 #2 WHERE EAGLES DARE, it's always full at night and the rotation is very fresh - RO 2 maps + RS maps + lots of custom maps !!
Remember, you can still lvl up your weapons/classes while playing, but the playing is field is much more even for EVERYBODY ! You can't use your upgrades nor sprint 10% faster just because you killed 3000 bots on an empty server during the last 2 weeks, now everyone has the same soldier stats and weapon attachments !
IHMO Tripwire should have never bothered with "action" mode and offer those amazing classic mode improvments much earlier, there's so much sway now when you ADS, especially when you are low on stamina, it feels so rewarding when you manage to get a kill, even if the target was "only" 70meters away !
See you on the classic servers tonight !!!