WoW Classic News: Classic WoW Content Plan

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WoW Classic News: Classic WoW Content Plan

We finally got some new WoW Classic news! On March 11th, Blizzard posted the WoW Classic Content plan in this blue post. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a WoW Classic release date as of yet, but this is still a good piece of new information. At least the project is going forward and Blizzard follows the original Vanilla WoW progression very closely. The phases will follow original WoW through patch 1.2.x, then the second update will include content that was in original WoW 1.3 and 1.4, the third Classic update will have 1.5 and 1.6 content, and so on.

The basic content plan will look like this:

Phase 1 (Classic Launch)

  • Molten Core
  • Onyxia
  • Maraudon

Phase 2

  • Dire Maul
  • Azuregos
  • Kazzak

Phase 3

  • Blackwing Lair
  • Darkmoon Faire
  • Darkmoon deck drops begin

Phase 4

  • Zul’Gurub
  • Green Dragons

Phase 5

  • Ahn’Qiraj War Effort begins
  • Ahn’Qiraj raids open when the war effort dictates
  • Dungeon loot reconfiguration: Tier 0.5 Dungeon gear, Relics, drop rates and location changes

Phase 6

  • Naxxramas
  • Scourge Invasion

Blizzard hasn’t yet determined exactly when phases 2-6 will occur, and PvP content is also missing from the list above. That’s because Blizzard is still evaluating options regarding PvP rewards.

My Thoughts About This WoW Classic Update

I personally hope that the phases would have a bit more time between them than what retail WoW had. This would make the lifespan of WoW Classic last a little bit longer at least. The original timeline was between 23 – 26 months, depending on the continent. It would be nice to enjoy Vanilla WoW for at least three years this time. I also hope that the WoW Classic itemization will be the same as in patch 1.12.1, since it will be a true pain to play Vanilla Mage without any spell hit. It is also good to keep in mind that having no Dire Maul in the launch does change the Vanilla Mage Pre-Raid BiS list a bit.

However, I’m excited that the project is still very well alive and I hope we will have the WoW Classic Release date soon as well!

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