With Naxxramas’ release coming very soon here to World of Warcraft Classic, the devs are fine-tuning the boss encounters — including a slightly controversial one with Sapphiron and its frost aura. Blizzard posted a deep dive into this change which actually ends up being a fascinating insight into the difficulties of creating raid encounters and what the studio has to consider with each choice it makes concerning WoW Classic.
“We often must carefully consider a conflict between original intent and original behavior. There’s no one right answer in all cases, but for this case, the original behavior is the correct decision,” the studio said.
And whether you’re an Australian who plays WoW Classic or WoW retail, you’re going to be paying more for your subscription in the near future. Blizzard announced that it’s raising the price of a one-month sub by about 75 cents to $19.95 for Aussies due to “global and regional market restrictions.” The new pricing goes into effect on December 15th.
Finally, former World of Warcraft developer Ghostcrawler is making headlines again — but this time as a player. He’s been tweeting about his experiences of playing the game (and yes, he has to pay his own sub), which makes for interesting reading.