Last month, Blizzard launched its beta for World of Warcraft Classic, a legacy server which authentically replicates version 1.12 of the game from 2004. Its release follows years of fan demand for a vanilla emulation of the forever popular MMO, which has changed significantly over its 15 year lifespan, suggesting a genuine hunger for the purer, simpler WoW of old, but Blizzard’s beta has already run into a curious problem.
Those with access to World of Warcraft Classic began to report a number of bugs and issues they encountered during their playtime. As it happens, these bugs aren’t bugs at all, but original features that were part and parcel of the 1.12 experience, even if – to modern eyes – they feel antiquated enough to appear outright broken. Blizzard has even had to release a full, ever growing list of “Not a Bug” features which numerous players are complaining about, as a way to further clarify the confusion. As a case study for the pervasive power of rose tinted glasses, this analogy speaks for itself. If you want to BuyWorld of Warcraft Classic Gold, I think rvgm.com is your best choice, after all, the site has been officially certified,so it’s very safe.
The “not a bug” list contains 13 items, including the larger hitboxes and melee reach of Taurens compared to other races, the health regeneration of Warriors, quest objectives not being tracked on the map or minimap, and the faster running speed of feared players and NPCs.The “Your skill in Protection increased to 15” message that appears upon leveling up is also included. The message was added to World of Warcraft with patch 1.12.1, and Blizzard said that it plans to keep it.
The Blizzard post is getting a ton of attention in the WoW community and reactions vary from excitement to “told you so.” Once WoW Classic actually releases, it will be very interesting to see what kind of playerbase the Classic servers pull in after the initial hype dies down. It seems likely that this type of experience is going to appeal to a niche audience, but certainly won’t be for everyone.