The latest mining for data in World of Warcraft offers some fascinating hints about the future, largely because of what the presence of certain information implies. For example, datamining has uncovered strings related to a character boost to level 120. This doesn’t mean it’s going live any time soon, since these sorts of boosts usually appear ahead of the next expansion… but it would imply a lack of any rumored level squish. Similarly, the new UI assets mined out for the new Recruit a Friend system don’t include the old rewards, but they do at least imply that the old rewards will be there along with the new armor and camel mount.
Fortunately for those who dislike making predictions based on fragmentary evidence, there’s going to be little to no datamining regarding World of Warcraft: Classic, since there’s just less space to speculate about what the future holds there. But you can still ask questions about it if you so desire during the upcoming designer AMA on Reddit on August 20th. If you’ve still got questions, they’ve got answers. (Which, presumably, will not require datamining to discover.