Warlock Destruction
User avatar
Guild:

Kor Kron Vanguard


Bnet:

Nym#21750


Posts: 241
Likes: 247
240 posts
Undead
Warlock
Undead Warlock 240 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

For those who don't know, Blizzard released a Classic Content release plan a few moments ago.

Leave your thoughts about them here and let's get hyped together! I'm really excited to have a bit more breathing space to run MC and Ony with my guild than was originally speculated, as well as having enough time to prepare for the world bosses. Not really sure about those pre-1.10 items they're talking about, nor the alleged post-1.10 changes they'll be keeping.

   s1atan centurion Jpy Linguine teebling Confutatis CBX SweaterMonster Selexin Syturio Jalapeno Faendor fendor
Teldrassil
User avatar
Guild:

Retired


Bnet:

Abannon#1362


Posts: 21
Likes: 17
21 posts
Night Elf
Warrior
Night Elf Warrior 21 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

I'm just fine with everything they've outlined here but then again, my bar is set pretty low. If they released everything as it was during 1.12 with everything open and available I would've been fine with it. Just gief classic dangit.
But since it's staggered so to speak atm I do hope they leave an enormous amount of time between phases instead of the 3 months or something it was back then. It's exactly the need-everything-done-before-next-patch stress that I'm looking forward to get rid of.

   edoslawsky teebling
ImageImage
Hillsbrad Foothills
User avatar
Posts: 78
Likes: 62
Human Paladin 78 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

This is great news. Even if you were indifferent to how they would handle progressive itemization, the fact that Blizzard directly addressed a concern that was raised by the community shows that they are listening. I think that their community engagement has been lackluster thus far, but this was an unexpected treat and they deserve huge credit.

Splitting up the content into 6 phases instead of 4 is a great decision, and although I'm not intimately familiar with the patch 1.10 changes, I do think progressive itemization tied to the AQ effort is going to be a positive development for Classic. Trivializing content would have shortened the lifespan of the game.

Image
Elwynn Forest
User avatar
Bnet:

J0smann#1807


Posts: 115
Likes: 72
114 posts
Alliance
Paladin
Alliance Paladin 114 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Very interesting. This might work out quite well.

User avatar
Discord:

rokman#5483


Posts: 12
Likes: 8
12 posts
Orc
Rogue
Orc Rogue 12 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Need PVP info

Eastern Plaguelands
User avatar
Posts: 296
Likes: 225
296 posts
Orc
Hunter
Orc Hunter 296 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Glad they decided to wait on Dire Maul.

Image
Winterspring
User avatar
Posts: 24
Likes: 19
Alliance Paladin 24 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

rijndael wrote:
2 months ago
This is great news. Even if you were indifferent to how they would handle progressive itemization, the fact that Blizzard directly addressed a concern that was raised by the community shows that they are listening.
I've always been on the side of "eh, it's more work and I don't think it's a huge issue", but I'm quite glad that they addressed it, even if they went the other way than I expected.

I'm going to guess that the delays are going to look like:

Phase 2: 2-4 months post-launch, enough time I think for the racers to hit max and start hitting up Ony and MC, but I could see it being 5 to 6 months if they find most people aren't leveling as fast as possible
Phase 3: 4 to 6 months after Phase 2, enough time for most people to clear Ony and MC
Phase 4: 3 months after Phase 3, enough time for guilds that started BWL on day 1 to make good progress if not clear it, and also not the biggest patch
Phase 5: 3 months after Phase 4, most guilds that started into BWL should have cleared or gotten close to clearing by now
Phase 6: 6 months after AQ actually opens

So even with my most rapid of estimates we're looking at 18 months of content updates. I think these will definitely vary though based on what they're seeing of global clear rates.

Ashenvale
User avatar
Posts: 82
Likes: 38
Alliance Shaman 82 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

I'm a bit bummed on the Dire Maul release, not because keeping the loot back is a bad idea - it's a great idea - but because depending on its release time I might have to wait to get an epic mount.

However, seeing that Phase 2 is only Kazzak, Azuregos, and Dire Maul makes me believe Phase 2 will happen sooner rather than later, probably shortly after I mosy on up to level 60 after taking my time and enjoying myself. If it turns out that it's much later, well...I'm still not wasting all that extra gold to buy an epic mount and THEN do the quest.

However, for people who rush to 60 the timing and separation of Phase 2 is just what they need to keep it fresh. Probably a good thing that the 1st world boss kills won't just be whoever pulled together the most 60's anyhow.

Priest Holy
User avatar
Posts: 106
Likes: 120
106 posts
Alliance
Priest
Alliance Priest 106 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

I'm so happy about this. I didn't play WoW for too long back during vanilla, as I've said before; however, it was clear through numerous discussions and videos about the subject that 4 content phases was just not going to be enough.

6 (7 with PvP) seems to be perfect, and with progressive itemisation on top. What a fantastic update.

That's two important blue posts regarding Classic in what, a week? Are we gearing up for a beta?

Human Priest
<Pertento> [EU-PvP]


Image
Shaman Enhancement
User avatar
Discord:

teebling#5444


Bnet:

Teeb#2674


Posts: 890
Likes: 1359
Orc Hunter 525 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

 Blizzard Entertainment
...we’re also aiming to capture what it felt like to play in a realm community in original WoW.
Great to hear language like this being used. Thoroughly satisfied with the announcement made - not only does it take into account concerns that we have raised here and elsewhere but also it shows that they’re pretty far long development wise.

For them to have that kind of intimate knowledge of patch itemisation could indicate that a lot of the core mechanics and UI are done and that they could now be focusing on database and content stuff.

   Iolden CBX SweaterMonster Selexin
Tirisfal Glades
User avatar
Posts: 6
Likes: 4
Horde Priest 6 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Sounds like they are really listening to community feedback and have a willingness to take that feedback into serious consideration. Really a breath of fresh air with how Blizzard has been operating lately.

   CBX
Image
Tanaris
User avatar
Posts: 57
Likes: 41
57 posts
Tauren
Shaman
Tauren Shaman 57 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Very happy to hear this news. It genuinely sounds like they want to please the fans. Let's hope they reconsider loot trading - not removing it but at least make it harder to exploit. They already showed they are willing to change their stance.

   Scheyp
Paladin Holy
User avatar
Posts: 20
Likes: 7
Alliance 20 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

I never really got into endgame back in Vanilla, but I did think it was odd that their early plan included content that invalidated each other. This way is much better, and it shows they continue to be giving people what they want!

Undercity
User avatar
Bnet:

Syturio#2552


Posts: 182
Likes: 121
182 posts
Alliance
Alliance 182 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

This is great news boys!

ModeratorPrivate Message
Image
Druid Feral
User avatar
Guild:

LFG


Bnet:

Selexin#1725


Posts: 362
Likes: 217
360 posts
Tauren
Druid
Tauren Druid 360 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Yeh, this is a well thought out and considered response to their initial 4 phase plan. A lot of popular Classic WoW streamers were pushing for this change, and it is good to see it has been noticed and implemented. Great news all round, hype train building momentum now.

ImageImage
Thunder Bluff
User avatar
Bnet:

Daonna#1820


Posts: 53
Likes: 54
Tauren Druid 53 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

This is awesome news to hear! I'm glad that there's more phases that we can look forward to, rather than having everything given to us quickly. I'm really interested to hear about how they'll set up PvP in Classic though.

   Selexin
"May the eternal sun shine upon thee."
Image
Posts: 4
Likes: 1
Alliance Hunter 4 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Is having a debuff limit of 16 going to make Ony and MC easier than they originally were? Should Blizzard incorporate increasing the limit from 8 to 16 in one of the 5 additional phases?

User avatar
Posts: 32
Likes: 15
32 posts
Alliance
Paladin
Alliance Paladin 32 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

This is excellent news - it feels like they genuinely care about community feedback and creating a legit Classic experience.

Priest Holy
User avatar
Posts: 106
Likes: 120
106 posts
Alliance
Priest
Alliance Priest 106 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

SweaterMonster wrote:
2 months ago
This is awesome news to hear! I'm glad that there's more phases that we can look forward to, rather than having everything given to us quickly. I'm really interested to hear about how they'll set up PvP in Classic though.
Prevailing consensus is that the PvP update will be introduced somewhere between Phase 2 and 3, or during one of those.

For the first few months at least, there should be a significant amount of world PvP as a result. Hold onto your helmets.

   Nymis Iolden SweaterMonster
Human Priest
<Pertento> [EU-PvP]


Image
Silverpine Forest
User avatar
Bnet:

Cinnabar#21321


Posts: 39
Likes: 35
39 posts
Alliance
Mage
Alliance Mage 39 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

William wrote:
2 months ago
SweaterMonster wrote:
2 months ago
This is awesome news to hear! I'm glad that there's more phases that we can look forward to, rather than having everything given to us quickly. I'm really interested to hear about how they'll set up PvP in Classic though.
Prevailing consensus is that the PvP update will be introduced somewhere between Phase 2 and 3, or during one of those.

For the first few months at least, there should be a significant amount of world PvP as a result. Hold onto your helmets.
Even better. I want to get a good taste of glorious battle before going headlong into Alterac.

Don't wait for the world to accept you to try and be happy.
Mage Frost
User avatar
Bnet:

MasterofKnee#2127


Posts: 12
Likes: 14
12 posts
Horde
Mage
Horde Mage 12 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Happy to hear that we're getting at least some progressive itemization, would still like the stats on items to also evolve like they originally did, but I get that it's difficult if they don't want to have to rely on fansites and such.

In general this plan is obviously a huge improvement on the previous one.

   Iolden
Teldrassil
User avatar
Discord:

Faendor#4087


Bnet:

Faendor#1224


Posts: 280
Likes: 110
280 posts
Night Elf
Druid
Night Elf Druid 280 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Linguine wrote:
2 months ago
I'm a bit bummed on the Dire Maul release, not because keeping the loot back is a bad idea - it's a great idea - but because depending on its release time I might have to wait to get an epic mount.

However, seeing that Phase 2 is only Kazzak, Azuregos, and Dire Maul makes me believe Phase 2 will happen sooner rather than later, probably shortly after I mosy on up to level 60 after taking my time and enjoying myself. If it turns out that it's much later, well...I'm still not wasting all that extra gold to buy an epic mount and THEN do the quest.

However, for people who rush to 60 the timing and separation of Phase 2 is just what they need to keep it fresh. Probably a good thing that the 1st world boss kills won't just be whoever pulled together the most 60's anyhow.
Thats cute that you think you would have money for that before DM comes ^^ jk

They claimed I didn't but I did...
Druid Feral
User avatar
Guild:

LFG


Bnet:

Selexin#1725


Posts: 362
Likes: 217
360 posts
Tauren
Druid
Tauren Druid 360 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Faendor wrote:
2 months ago
Thats cute that you think you would have money for that before DM comes ^^ jk
Yeh, I'll be in a constant state of poverty in Vanilla WoW, I am not one to farm gold. I'll have my basic mount hopefully not too long after hitting level 40, and doubt I'll ever get epic mount haha.

ImageImage
Teldrassil
User avatar
Discord:

Faendor#4087


Bnet:

Faendor#1224


Posts: 280
Likes: 110
280 posts
Night Elf
Druid
Night Elf Druid 280 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Palas and locks have it easier with the discount on 60 mount, but it is still a lot of gold. Around 550

They claimed I didn't but I did...
Priest Holy
User avatar
Posts: 106
Likes: 120
106 posts
Alliance
Priest
Alliance Priest 106 posts
2 months ago (Pre-release)
2 months ago (Pre-release)
 •  Unread

Selexin wrote:
2 months ago
Faendor wrote:
2 months ago
Thats cute that you think you would have money for that before DM comes ^^ jk
Yeh, I'll be in a constant state of poverty in Vanilla WoW, I am not one to farm gold. I'll have my basic mount hopefully not too long after hitting level 40, and doubt I'll ever get epic mount haha.
One of the reasons it's special though isn't it. Mounts are just handed to you on current WoW. No effort.

Completely different game, I know, but I much prefer the time investment required for rewards.

Human Priest
<Pertento> [EU-PvP]


Image
Similar topics
to 'Classic content release plan - discussion thread'
Posts ViewsLast post