See World of Warcraft’s oldest surviving screenshots


Here’s a treat for MMO history buffs. Dave Wilson, who works at Blizzard doing recruitment marketing, posted a series of captioned pictures on Twitter showing the earliest stages of development on World of Warcraft.

The pictures include the oldest screenshot of WoW using the Warcraft III engine, a placeholder town called Valguard circa 1999, the first character selection screen, Onyxia’s birthday, the first Molten Core raid, and “proto-Outland.” Interestingly, Outland was originally going to be part of the original World of Warcraft release.

Blog Aspect of the Hare compiled all of the tweets and photos into one handy viewing experience for you to check out on Storify.

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