WoW Classic cancels Burning Crusade raid test, leaks deluxe edition mounts

    
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If you were hoping to get an early dive into Karazhan with the rest of Burning Crusade Classic’s testing crowd, steel yourself for minor disappointment: Blizzard announced that “due to unforeseen technical difficulties” it had to cancel this week’s test to address an unspecified issue. The studio said that it would reschedule the raid test in “coming days.”

Perhaps you can fill all of this newfound time with some window shopping? Players have discovered promotional images from Blizzard that seem to confirm some extra goodies that are coming with the deluxe edition of the expansion. These goodies include mounts, toys, and a character boost. There is some speculation that buying this edition may unlock a mount in both WoW retail and WoW Classic.

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Ben Stone

Not at all surprising when Money Cashstalker (Holly) joined from $oE… I mean Daybreak, to help ‘guide’ the legacy servers.

I was hoping that companies’ ridiculous cash grabbing ways would die out with them but I guess its spreading.

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orson0402

Par for the course with Activision/Blizzard. Haven’t played one of their games in about 5 years since they like to squeeze every cent from players.

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Rick Mills

I don’t mind this – it’s not necessary to buy, but it’s value-added.

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Ewan Cuthbertson

I wouldn’t mind this but lets count the countless ways Blizzard and Activision are now squeezing money out of their loyal players a box price, paying for the latest expansion, £9.99 a month I believe its more in the US, a cash shop in shadowlands and now this. See ESO can have a cash shop because its a buy to play game with an optional sub fee, GW2 can have a cash shop because its a buy to play game, LOTRO although I think the fact content is locked out to free players is scummy its essentially a buy to play game. Blizzard doesn’t need one cash shop let alone two.

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Sarah Cushaway

Gross AF.

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Danny Smith

Gross but not unexpected. After the initial numbers of wow classic theres no way the launch for tbc classic isn’t a planned burn phase to milk it to absolute capacity in that window.

For the people willing to give Blizzard money at this point it shouldn’t be that surprising when they have voted with their wallet to support everything they’ve done to this point.

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Munchmeat2

I’m one of Blizzard’s worst critics usually, but them adding a mount for the launch of TBC isn’t a big deal. You don’t have to purchase anything to play TBC other than having a monthly sub. I don’t think they are money grubbing trying to monetize this launch.

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Ewan Cuthbertson

WoW classic did amazingly because it was WoW classic not because of the money which was the sub fee people were already paying this is scummy blizzard being scummy blizzard.

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Dug From The Earth

So here is my gripe

I actually BOUGHT the original BC deluxe collector edition, as did many other players.

Shouldnt these bonuses part of what we already paid for?

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Strixxx

You have those in the retail game. Classic is its own game, nothing from retail transfers over to classic. This is TBCC deluxe items.

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Dug From The Earth

The greedy marketing mindset of large mega mill/billion dollar corporations isnt something that needs to be explained.

My gripe isnt that I dont understand… its that I fully know why they are doing it, but its something I feel should be different.

They are taking every opportunity they can to cash in and make additional money on this. Its a 14 year old game that they are reselling to people as if its a brand new release. There arent enhanced graphics, nothing is remastered, there isnt any new content, no bundle of combined DLCs. People are basically being told to pay for exactly what they had paid for 14 years ago, and fooling the naïve into thinking its a different product from what it was.

I, and many others, bought Burning Crusade… which is NOT retail. Imagine if your 8 year old TV got a firmware update after years of it not being supported by the company anymore, and then the manufacturer sending you a bill stating, “pay us this much money if you want to use it”.

Companies basically finding ways to keep you paying for things you already paid for. Its the ultimate method of making money. A slimy one at that.

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SmiteDoctor

I hate to say it but isn’t this kind of like Pay to Win since mount training is prohibitively expensive, and you need mounts in Classic BGs that matter like AV?

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Dug From The Earth

you can have a mount without mount training, you just cant use it.

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Bruno Brito

You can’t use mounts without the training. Speed scaling came after TBC.

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SmiteDoctor

Still disgusting, like trying to clean a Tupperware that’s been sitting at the back of your Fridge for a year.

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Bruno Brito

I’m not debating the morals. Just saying how it is. You can’t mount without the training.

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soup4000

“delux edition” ? character boosts? wow, i’m staying away from BC

part of the point was to get away from that crap

the point of classic and BC was to be faithful to their original releases