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Classic WoW Servers Go Live in August

  • Server stress tests will precede launch date.
  • Secure your character name on August 13th.
  • Servers will launch in version 1.12.


It was only three years ago that Blizzard devs answered fan demands for classic servers with their infamous “You think you do, but you don’t” line. Well now at last this idiocy is fully put to rest with the official release date of Bilzzard supported classic servers: August 27th, 2019.

On the official website, you can check exactly what hour each time zone will be able to log in to these servers, as well as the stress test schedule for those currently in the beta. For those who currently have an active subscription, you’ll be able to secure character names starting on the 13th of August.

Remember that these classic servers will be set to the 1.12 Drums of War patch, the final version of vanilla WoW. That means that battlegrounds, itemization, and class mechanics will conform to their 1.12 forms, but as was mentioned in an earlier post, raid rewards will still be gated behind similar time frames as they were in early vanilla.

Who among you will be going back, and why? Who among you will not, and why? I, myself, most likely won’t have the time for it, though even if I did, I don’t know if I’d want to deal with all the emotional weight that comes from revisiting the past. Perhaps for me, the Undercity is better left as a memory, but you never know… the Alliance aren’t going to kill themselves, after all.

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  1. FirstLine on May 15, 2019 at 6:41 am said

    I’ve always wondered… What will people do when they run out of old content? I have done Molten Core so many times, I cringe at the thought of going back there.

    • I think they will just leave as it is, maybe when the numbers start to drop, announce that they will progress to Burning Crusade, a fan favorite expansion. It will be interesting though, how far they are willing to go for those extra subs.
      A smart, and kind of sci-fi move would be, they go up until WOTLK, and then take another route instead of Cataclysm (which was the first expansion that divided the fanbase, and many agree that there is where the downfall started). Maybe create an alternate timeline, where the Cataclysm doesn’t happen, so they have a chance to make the class design and other failures right.

      • joshua.w.quijada on May 16, 2019 at 4:06 am said

        The alternate timeline is the best approach. I played WoW up until the release of MoP. WotLK was the last best expansion.

        I now just started playing ESO, they updated their content and their Elswyr expansion is coming in a few days

        • LadyMalora on May 16, 2019 at 2:33 pm said

          I agree with the alternate timeline. I had stopped playing, too, after getting MoP. Just started playing again, although I haven’t gotten the latest expansion. I also play ESO, which I actually enjoy more than WoW.

  2. evading-shadow on May 15, 2019 at 10:42 am said

    Oh man… Classic WoW. Those where the times.
    At first I was really excited for Classic, but seeing all the current controversy about Blizzard and what they did with BfA, I am going to pass on this one for now.
    But I will definitley keep an eye out for it and see how it is going. If Blizzard is doing a good job with this one, I might actually resubscribe.

  3. Slimulis on May 15, 2019 at 8:37 pm said

    Really hope the nostalgic urge to go back to the glory days pays off long term.

  4. I might give this a try. Always had friends playing but just never got into it.
    Always felt way behind on even trying to catch up with the current one so maybe this could spark my interest.

  5. Darth Ickrotachi on May 15, 2019 at 11:04 pm said

    Will be interested to see how this ends up turning out id imagine the initial influx will be pretty darn huge just a question of how many of the players will stay around. Only time shall tell.

  6. TheMike1448 on May 16, 2019 at 2:22 am said

    As someone who has always enjoyed WoW, I’m not quite sure how much I’ll enjoy Classic, but I’m super pumped to give it a try. Definitely looking forward to it.

  7. Would be nice to go back to the classic WoW. This was the WoW i enjoyed the most. With all the expansions it somehow lost the old feeling for me. But maybe i’m just a nostalgic person (i’m getting older i think 🙂 )

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