When WoW Classic was announced at BlizzCon, I found it to be pretty cool news but didn't immediately think I'd play it right away. Now that it's here, I am so excited to play the game in its original version. My husband and I started WoW right near the end of the Burning Crusade expansion, so we missed the very beginning of playing this game live. Stay tuned for an update on how our questing goes!
Below is the official press release from our friends at Blizz.
Heralding the game’s 15th anniversary, World of Warcraft® Classic invites players to experience Blizzard Entertainment’s seminal massively multiplayer online role-playing game as it was during its earliest days. This faithful, authentic recreation captures the danger, excitement, and glory of the original World of Warcraft, and invites players to relive some of the adventures and moments that defined its legacy.
Veterans and newcomers can relive World of Warcraft’s epic origins as they assemble a 40-player raid to take on the fiery hazards of Molten Core; fight for their faction in the ongoing world PvP struggle between Southshore and Tarren Mill; muster a realm-wide war effort to open the gates of Ahn’Qiraj; and much more.
RELIVE AN ERA LOST TO LEGEND – Return to Azeroth as it was during the Drums of War update (patch 1.12), which represents pre-expansion WoW® at its most content-complete.
PHASED CONTENT ROLLOUT – Following its launch, World of Warcraft Classic’s content will be released over the course of multiple phases reflecting the game’s original order. Re-experience WoW history unfolding as heroes gear up for Blackwing Lair; players battle for PvP Honor and Rank rewards; and entire realms band together to open the gates of Ahn’Qiraj.
INCLUDED WITH EXISTING WOW SUBSCRIPTIONS – Anyone who subscribes to World of Warcraft can play WoW Classic at no additional cost. Explore the far corners of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms before and after the world-shattering events that changed Azeroth forever.
CLASSIC GAMEPLAY WITH TODAY’S CONVENIENCES – Experience the authentic gameplay of 2006 built on the infrastructure of WoW today, with server technology providing a smooth and stable experience; support for modern PC hardware; and access to Battle.net’s social features.
Learn more at www.wowclassic.com.