That’s right, folks! Blizzard’s bringing back the World of Warcraft of old. It’s an official re-release, but they won’t update the content past patch 1.12. That includes the notorious Naxxramas Raid, which was called the ‘most challenging raid in WoW Classic’. You won’t even need another WoW account, because all you need is a WoW subscription. When the new servers for it go live, you can jump right in.
Look forward to going back to the days of pure adventure, not knowing where to go to complete a quest. Go back to deeply-engrossing hours of grinding because of the low drop rates. Without all the quality of life improvements of today’s WoW, you can bet everything will slow down.
What You Can Expect from WoW Classic
All the content up to patch 1.12, Drums of War, will be available in WoW Classic. Blizzard will release the content in four waves.
At BlizzCon 2018, they announced the waves as follows:
1st Wave: Molten Core, Onyxia, Dire Maul, Kazzak, Azuregos
2nd Wave:Blackwing Lair, Battleground and PvP Rewards, Zul’Gurub
3rd Wave: Ruins and Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, Tier 0.5, Silithus content, Green Dragons
4th Wave:Naxxramas Raid, Scourge Invasion
So don’t worry about running out of things to do. With this version’s more challenging nature, you’re sure to spend quite a lot of time trying to complete quests. You’ll have more than enough time to enjoy and savor the journey to the level cap.
Another thing to look forward to is the friends you’ll be making along the way. Because of the challenges that Classic presents, players will be forced to ask for help from others while lending a helping hand to other players as well. It fosters tighter bonding between players which will be especially evident when you finish Naxxramas or the other raids. You’d naturally want to party with those you work well with, so you’d add them as friends or join their guild.
It’s the type of game you can’t play alone, so be respectful. Besides, you’d want to avoid all the jerks and dead weights in parties as much as possible anyway. Make things easier on yourself and cherish the friends you make as you play the game.
When Can You Enjoy WoW Classic
There’s no exact date yet, but you can expect servers to go live around June-August of next year. Thanks to the timing, you’re certain to have a great way to spend your free time during the summer. You can even get your friends to play with you to ramp up the fun factor! As previously mentioned, you don’t need a new account or even have to install anything new. All you need is a subscription. Just log in and select the new servers that will go live then.
It’s almost the end of 2018, so the wait for Classic won’t be that long at all. 2019’s bringing many new games to keep you busy until the summer, too. While waiting, continue your WoW gold farming, leveling, or adventuring in the current World of Warcraft. The Battle for Azeroth won’t fight itself!
Summary:WoW Classic is coming this summer. It will bring new challenges to those who haven’t experienced it yet, and fond memories for those who have. Content and a general timeframe of when to expect it are also listed. All you need is your WoW account with a subscription, and you’ll be good to go!