WoW Classic Burning Crusade: That's why the fans are mad now

WoW Classic Burning Crusade: That's why the fans are mad now

WoW Classic Burning Crusade

As part of BlizzCon 2021 last weekend, Blizzard Entertainment announced, among other things, the MMO expansion World of Warcraft Classic: The Burning Crusade a n. At the presentation, the developers made it clear that compared to the original release of the add-on in the year 2007 will have some minor differences. Among other things, there should be an optional character boost at level 58. However, it is precisely this that annoys many fans and is currently causing displeasure.

In the official forum in particular, the players point out that Blizzard Entertainment had actually ruled out such a boost function for the future as part of a question and answer session. At that time it was said that such a feature was not in line with World of Warcraft Classic (buy now € 24.99). Therefore, many fans feel a little bogged down at the moment. But now the community manager "Kaivax" has spoken out to take a stand:

"I think it might be important to note that the characters are on the WoW Classic-era realms Start at Level 1 and we continue to feel the same way we did then: Boost is neither necessary nor appropriate When we set our original principles for WoW Classic, the 1-60 range was the only experience we could relate to Burning Crusade Classic starts at level 58 (...) The boost is for players who want to quickly join their friends in Outland. "

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Whether this explanation will actually calm the heated mind remains to be seen. After all, it is clear that there will still be no character boost for the era realms, but only for the Burning Crusade realms. What do you think of this function? Are you going to use it? Write it in the comments!

Source: official forum

World of Warcraft's Burning Crusade expansion is getting the Classic treatment


The expansion is due to land sometime in 2021.

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When WoW: Classic landed in August 2019, nostalgic fans flocked to the servers in droves to relive the beginning of their World of Warcraft experience. Now those same fans will have the opportunity to continue the story again, in Burning Crusade. 

Leaked early, the expansion was announced officially at BlizzConline, raising a lot of questions about how WoW: Classic might proceed in the future. Where do the Classic iterations stop? Does this open the passage for WoW Classic: Wrath of the Lich King or Cataclysm?

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From all accounts, Blizzard appears to be taking it one expansion at a time, putting in the hours to create the best possible remaster of the vanilla games before considering any future changes.

Lead Producer Holly Longdale told CNET: 'Our eyes are fully focused on this transition between Burning Crusade and Classic era. Just like we got here in Burning Crusade -- that was all in response to the community, [so] we'll keep our ear to the ground as we always do and look forward when the time is right, but we are so focused on this right now and making it the best possible experience.'

Historically, Burning Crusade was the first in a long line of expansions to the WoW universe, introducing new playable races -- blood elves and draenei -- and allowing players to take to the skies in flight for the very first time. 

Rolling out in stages, the Classic iteration will follow a similar pattern, with the new races available in prepatch so you can get them geared and leveled in time.

Current players will be given the choice to either proceed to Burning Crusade content or remain on Classic-specific servers. Returning players who don't want to slog through the admittedly rigorous leveling experience in Classic can purchase a one-off character boost to get them ready to enter the Dark Portal (excluding the new races).

Mechanically speaking, the process of bringing Burning Crusade to Classic required a certain amount of balance between authenticity and playability. There are some elements of modern WoW that just weren't possible back in 2007, but there's also a certain appeal in the difficulty and nostalgia of the original game.

According to Longdale, 'There are some things we have changed in Burning Crusade, just to improve quality of life. Players are different now than they were then. They're a lot more savvy, we might say, and they know everything now.'

Production Director Patrick Dawson echoed those sentiments, 'I think we had such a successful relationship with having the community help us develop what they wanted in a game for Classic, that we're kind of following that model again for Burning Crusade.'