World of Warcraft may be getting ready to test Burning Crusade Classic

    
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World of Warcraft may be getting ready to test Burning Crusade Classic

While it hasn’t been officially announced, The Burning Crusade is all but assumed to be coming to the World of Warcraft Classic scene, presumably next year. Blizzard teased the 2019 BlizzCon crowd with the possibility and then sent out a survey this past spring to players about the alternate server type.

Now we have signs of even more movement on this front, as Wowhead is reporting that the studio has relisted the Classic beta client in its app catalog. “Currently, it has outdated information and is marked as deprecated, but this could mean that Blizzard is preparing to use it for a Classic The Burning Crusade beta testing,” Wowhead posted.

How are you feeling about a Burning Crusade Classic in 2020? Are you up to playing it, and if so, what would be the big selling points for you?

Source: Wowhead

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kjempff

As progression server, yes please.
Progression servers are the reason I still play Everquest, it could be the same for WoW.
Not interested in playing throwback servers of any game if they are stuck in content.

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Robert Rose

I don’t think anyone assumed that this would be “stuck” in content
it’s handled the prog server aspect better than EQ could ever hope to
don’t get me wrong, I love EQ prog, but the devs don’t have the resources to rebuild the game. something is *always* broken because scaling doesn’t work due to some new mechanic… but with WoW classic blizz rebuild it from the ground up to work exactly as it did, every exploit, every fault.
and then they released the content in order
start out with a plan for 4 update phases
they extended it to 6 phases because they got so many players

the point im trying to make is that if you want to get into WoW prog, now might be the only time you’ll get to do it. TBC classic will release soon, and we’ll be moving onto that.

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kjempff

Yeah I know what you mean with eq, but as for WoW “rebuild from ground up” and “work exactly as it did” .. that is not correct, although much closer than eq progression. For example first thing I checked was whether I could get the old hunter pets like Brokentooth, nop you can’t they are all normalized now.

But how will the TBC server open ?
Is it going to be a player server transfer from classic server to a new TBC server (can work similar to a progression server), or a whole new TBC server opening without transfer (not progression).
I have not seen any official information about this, but maybe I am not up to date ?

In general I would like a much faster progression server pace, so perhaps in the future when they got all the steps/patches (builds and tech) streamlined at least up to wotlk, and can just “press a button” to start a progression server sequence.

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Robert Rose

Fair point, yeah. They didn’t exactly rebuild it perfectly.. but their effort to reproduce it down to the faults in the netcode was impressive. As far as I know there’s no official information, just the mid-classic poll on what we want. I have a feeling it’ll be separate servers with a one-way transfer when you decide to “upgrade” to the next expansion, as that would likely be the easiest to implement. But I would really like to see something akin to Shadowlands, essentially a “Choose your Era” option being given at character creation.

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Paragon Lost

It’s my third favorite expansion so I’m game. First favorite though I didn’t think I’d like it was MoP and my second favorite was WotLK. So yep, I’m in for rekindling fond memories in BC.

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Robert Rose

I enjoyed the release of MoP but that was some of the worst endgame we’ve ever gotten. great leveling experience, fun lore, but good lord @ the endgame content

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Furin

I was never into vanilla but I got into TBC quite a bit. I’m excited to make another blood elf warlock and get the nostalgia I didn’t really get from classic vanilla.

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Pepperzine

Please, let this be successful so we can have WotLK servers!

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Malcolm Swoboda

Separate servers up to Wrath is totally supported by me. Cata-MoP I’m more skeptical but if its within reason for them to do it, go ahead. WoD would only be perfunctory, and Legion feels too soon to care much.

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Ironwu

I think it is a good move, as long as they find a way to keep the pure Classic server experience running as well.

Either with ‘fresh start’ servers, or with ‘copy over’ servers.

Less good would be ‘transfer’ off Classic.

Least attractive would be BC on the Classic, basically turning them into Non-Classic. But, I don’t think that is going to happen.

Should be interesting.

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Michael18

As I said before, I want to see new, original content being made for Classic (as Jagex is creating for Old School Runscape), not progressing through the same expansions.

But it would be ok if they branch off with new content after WotLK (before the Cataclysm).

Also: keeping some pure vanilla servers is a must, but I’m sure that’s the plan.

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Loopy

That would be like a christmas gift to me – new content under vanilla rulesets and systems. I highly doubt we’ll ever see anything like that though.

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Paragon Lost

I’d love to see four things done with Classic.

1. Transmog, because I think fluff cosmetic choice is a good thing.

2. Remove the limit on debuffs on mobs/bosses. This would enlarge what spec’s were allowable/doable in the game. I’ve always hated this limit.

3. This one is a problem for some, and that’s adding in a LFG tool in the game for the server.

4. New material/quests/dungeons/raids for Classic
without raising the level.

That’s my top four desire.

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Leiloni

YESSSS!!! Bring it to me! Gimme my Blood Elf Priest and Pally back! Oh such memories – while I enjoyed Classic for the first few months, Burning Crusade was actually when I got into WoW – and indeed MMORPG’s in general. I’d love to revisit that expac for a bit. And I also think it’ll suit modern fans better than Classic because the variety and design of content is more suited to varied playtypes, whereas Classic is just all about doing super boring raids for hours each week and not much else once you’ve hit max level.

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Bryan Turner

Sounds good to me, BC was when the game started to tune it self to my difficulty level.

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thalendor

Aren’t you getting ahead of yourself? I mean, c’mon, we need to give people the 2 months, er, I mean hours that it will take them to clear Naxx first. :-P

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Loopy

bUt NaXx iS hArD cONteNt!

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Robert Rose

certainly hard in comparison to wotlk naxx
but not hard in any real sense
there’s just a lot of mechanics that kill the entire raid if even one player fucks up