World of Warcraft Classic is a remake of the original World of Warcraft. What gives the players an authentic experience is the combat mechanics, original character models, and skill trees. You will also get to see features such as the 40-person classic raids, classic talents to spend on each level, and the classic world where you can venture outdoors with your friends.
World of Warcraft Classic will launch with the 1.12 patch, otherwise known as the Drums of War. This patch resembles the complete vanilla World of Warcraft experience. It was initially released in August of 2006. Blizzard plans to launch six phases of updates that will introduce new raids, dungeons, items, equipment, and PvP features. The six phases are as follows:
Phase one Molten Core, Onyxia, Maraudon
Phase two Dire Maul, Azuregos, Kazzak, Honor System, PvP Rank Rewards
Phase three Blackwing Lair, Darkmoon Faire, Darkmoon Deck drops begin, Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch
Phase four Zul’Gurub, Green Dragons, Arathi Basin
Phase five Ahn’Qiraj War Effort begins, raid opens when the war efforts complete
Phase six Naxxramas, Scourge Invasion, World PvP objectives in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands
Ready to start your journey? Here is what you can do.
If you are new to World of Warcraft, or you might just want to start fresh, you can visit their official website and create a new Blizzard account. Did you forget your account name or password? You can still recover your account by visiting their website. Lastly, you can subscribe to World of Warcraft by visiting their Blizzard shop.
Installing the game
To install the game, you can start by downloading the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app, and in the app, click on the World of Warcraft tab, then select WoW classic in the drop-down menus and click the install button.
All the characters in the World of Warcraft Classic start their journey at level 1, which makes gaming better and exciting. If you have had other characters from before, they will still be available in World of Warcraft, but they will not be playable in the World of Warcraft Classic.
Choose your realm
World of Warcraft Classic has 30 realms, that includes PvP, PvE, RP, and RP-PvP. Here is a list of the realms, with 9 new realms to avoid overcrowding.
Normal: Ashkandi, Atiesh, Azuresong, Mankrik, Myzrael, Old Blanchy, Pagle, Westfall, and Windseeker
PvP: Benediction, Bigglesworth, Blaumeux, Kirtonos, Faerlina, Fairbanks, Herod, Incendius, Kromcrush, Kurinnaxx, Rattlegore, Skeram, Smolderweb, Stalagg, Sulfuras, Thalnos, Thunderfury, and Whitemane
RP: Bloodsail Buccaneers
RP-PvP: Deviate Delight, and Grobbulus
The server capacity for each realm has been increased with the game’s launch, so players can now find medium populated realms with short login queues. As you can see from the list above, the realms are split up depending on their type. Be sure to check them out before you invest time in leveling up.
Choose your class
While waiting for the game to install and while browsing through your desired realm, you can read these, so you are ready to start as soon as it finishes installing. There are nine classes in World of Warcraft Classic, namely, Druid, Hunter, Mage, Rogue, Paladin, Priest, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior.
Each class has their own guides. You can look them up to see how to make them stronger and how to use their talent trees properly. Each class also has their own strengths and weaknesses, but equally as important as the others in raids. After all, teamwork is important.
Reaching the maximum level is not easy. For an average player, it will take them hundreds of hours just to achieve the desired level. Fortunately, there are leveling guides available on the internet to help you get to the maximum level fast. By using these guides, you will be able to acquire tips that you need to make it through the game.
Items and gold
Completing raids is a good way of acquiring items. World of Warcraft Classic maintained the two-hour loot trading window for soulbound items gained from the raids. There are also tons of ways of earning gold. One of the best methods is learning crafting professions. You can sell the items you crafted in the auction house for other players.
What comes after in the game is anyone’s guess. But the excitement that a new game brings is what most players look for. With a lot more updates to look forward to, the journey of each player will surely be worth it. You can always visit the website to know more of the upcoming news and events in the World of Warcraft Classic.