Blizzard provided up a preliminary launch schedule for World of Warcraft Classic again at BlizzCon, however at present the builders have offered a revised plan – and all of the adjustments look to be for the higher. The game will now unfold throughout six content material phases, as a part of an goal “to capture what it felt like to play in a realm community in original WoW.”
To that finish, updates will principally mirror the unique launch schedule, although patches will now be paired collectively. The preliminary launch will embrace the stuff from unique WoW by patch 1.2, then the subsequent part will carry updates from 1.three and 1.4, and that launch schedule will proceed all through the six phases.
Phase one – the preliminary launch of the game itself – will embrace Molten Core, Onyxia, and Maraudon. Phase two can have Dire Maul, Azuregos, and Kazzak. Phase three will carry Blackwing Lair, Darkmoon Faire, and the Darkmoon deck drops. Phase 4 can have Zul’gurub and Green Dragons. Phase 5 will carry the Agn’Qiraj War Effort, and the raids will open on the applicable instances following that. Phase six will then carry Naxxramas and Scourge Invasion.
Blizzard hasn’t but determined precisely when every part will launch or the schedule for PvP content material, as famous within the full forum post.
This received’t be a direct match for precisely how issues rolled out within the unique – the 1.10 loot adjustments, for instance, are principally rolling into part 5 – but it surely ought to supply a way more trustworthy raiding expertise due to the extra broadly staggered launch.
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It stays to be seen what comes after these content material updates. Bringing out expansions like Burning Crusade would definitely make sense, although every step nearer to fashionable WoW is a step away from why individuals needed WoW Classic within the first place. Regardless of the place it finally ends up, this early content material plan marks a promising begin for the throwback.