- Classic WoW is in a pre-alpha state, mostly all quests done. They started working on dungeons and battlegrouds.
- 17 devs are working on the game, 2 former Nost-devs for assuring authenticity.
- They don't think there will be a long beta phase.
- Only changes: Improved textures and spell effects but still using the old models. Improved view distance and colorblind mode. Battle.net will have some restrictions on PVP servers.
- 8 servers per region, 4 PVP, 2 PVE, 1 RP-PVP and 1 RP-PVE.
- No ingame shop at the start.
- Sub will be included in retail WoW or you pay less for Classic only.
- Launch about April/June 2019.
- There will be an annoucement and gameplay at Blizzcon.
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Interesting to note this leak was two days prior to the demo at blizzcon being announced which does lend it some credibility!
Mid 2019 launch date 5 pound sub for classic only bnet integration
Awesome news man I reaaally hope I will be around to play this on release.
Happy about the number of servers - not too many and not too few - just the right amount for sustained population on each. And also good to see they recognise pvp servers as an integral part of the vanilla experience!
Also a 2019 release date for classic wow would be so awesome!
Yeah must be to prevent people from spying cross-faction. Also perhaps to prevent people from organising rigged WSG/AB games.