WoW Classic will be playable at BlizzCon – and also with a virtual ticket

    
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Hey remember how on yesterday’s podcast we were speculating on what big news World of Warcraft might have for BlizzCon, now that Blizzard’s already dropped its big Tides of Vengeance bomb? Maybe it’ll be WoW Classic, we said – you know, the vanilla/legacy WoW experience Blizzard said for years it would never do but relented on last BlizzCon? Nah, probably not. Too soon, right?

But we shoulda stuck to our instincts! Blizzard announced today that we’ll be able to try WoW Classic at BlizzCon itself – but also at home in our pajamas, as long as we shell out $50 for the virtual ticket.

Well BlizzCon just got a whole lot more interesting.

Source: Twitter
Update
Oh, hey, there was more. The landing page includes a basic overview of what’s coming for WoW at the event and reiterates the plan to let virtual/real ticket holders check out WoW Classic, as well as promises a full explanation of how development is going at BlizzCon. It sounds as if there will be a pair of zones, one per faction, to play around in during this demo phase, which will last to November 8th.

Plus, new loot. People are super grumpy about this loot compared to last year’s loot, which included a mount.

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Jokerchyld

Ticket to play? I just want to see the video

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Bruno Brito

I would just like to leave this here:

The wowservers reddit is whining about the ticket, saying that Blizzard are mercenaries for doing this.

Sometimes i gasp in awe in how people can be so clueless yet they’re able to breathe.

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steel hunt

I can guarantee that the demo servers will be PACKED with people. Those whiners will still pay for the ticket I tell you that much

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Celestia

Not my cup of tea, but sincerely hope it provides the experience for which so many players begged.

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Sally Bowls

provides the experience for which so many players begged.

Even more, that having received the experience for which they begged, they are happy. There are many examples, including some marriages, where getting what you begged for and being happy are two different things.

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Giggilybits

Good ill be able to see stats and a real talent tree again. Cant wait to play my gimped dwarf paladin. Gimped you ask? Yes gimped not everyone needs to be an Elitist jerk.

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Bruno Brito

You’ll be gimped just by playing a Paladin, my friend.

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steel hunt

8:45PM Saw this on massively

8:47PM Paid $50 dollar for the ticket

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Targeter

I’m sorry, what? There’s a playable version already? The hell is this witchcraft?! I mean, I know it’s only a couple of zone but wow. I was already getting the ticket, this pretty much cements it.

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Utakata

I doubt I would try this even if it where for free. /shrug

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Slaasher

One year later and they have it in at least a semi-playable state. I expected it would take longer.
This interests me and I will trit at launch

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The MMO Enthusiast

This should be interesting to see, with little to no information since last BlizzCon I look forward to seeing an actual product. I wonder if they will keep current gen graphics or if they are going to go whole hog and revert the graphics to what they were in 2004.