As what looks to be the final World of Warcraft Classic pre-launch test wraps up today, Blizzard is priming fans for the second coming of vanilla. The studio pushed out a primer to make sure that everyone who is interested in Classic can hit the ground running when it launches on August 26th and 27th.
The primer covers system requirements, installation instructions, the four realm types, everything you need to know about classes and races, and what those “talent tree” things actually do. Blizzard recently opened the Classic forums for business and added an RP-PvP server ruleset to the realm types. Name reservations start on August 12th.
“World of Warcraft Classic is a faithful recreation of the original WoW experience, as it was in 2006,” Blizzard promised. “Everything about the game—from combat mechanics and talent trees, to character models and zone layouts—has been restored to realize a truly authentic experience.”
YouTuber MadSeasonShow put out an even more helpful video guide with many suggestions and tips about planning your Classic run:
And you can get excited about the coming Naxxramas raid with this fan-made trailer: