World of Warcraft: Classic - All you need to know

Posted By: GamerDating Team - August 09, 2019

World of Warcraft: Classic

It's coming. It's around the corner.

World of Warcraft came out back in 2004, and following that nearly every two years Blizzard rolled out expansions and updates changing World of Warcraft to become an entirely different game, some bits for good, some bits for bad. Regardless of the current state people remembered the fond memory of the original experience.

For over a decade, players have been asking Blizzard to release a version of World of Warcraft just as the original release. In particular pre-Cataclysm (the expansion changed the physical world). Many players joined private servers (unauthorised and illegal versions privately run) and that soon created a movement.

In particular Nostralius was a private server, created in early 2015 and ran for just over a year before Blizzard sent a cease and desist letter, shutting it down.

The community was in uproar and pushed and pushed for private servers. Petitions were opened, original developers, and content creators flooded the scene and Blizzard took note.

They thought we didn't want classic, but they were wrong.

World of Warcraft: Classic was announced nearly a year ago, the trailer with Chromie hyping the world in excitement.

 

 

World of Warcraft Classic is just around the corner, officially launching globally August 27tth, see details below for exact time when you can login:

Americas (PDT)

Europe (CEST)

Taiwan (CST)

Korea (KST)

ANZ (AEST)

UTC

3:00 p.m.

12:00 a.m.

6:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

10:00 p.m.

August 26*

August 27

August 27

August 27

August 27

August 26

WOW CLASSIC LAUNCH

 

Create Your Character

While the beta testing and the three stress tests are done (the last one finishing on the day of this article). We will see an early access to the game to create your character.

If you’re eager to claim your character name in WoW Classic character creation will open early on Tuesday, August 13.

Players with an active subscription or game time on their account will be able to create up to three characters per World of Warcraft account.

 

Server Names - Americas

Before creating a character, you’ll choose the realm where you want to play that character. Realms in the Americas will be:

Atiesh - PVE - PST
Mankrik - PVE - EST
Myzrael - PVE - PST
Pagle - PVE - EST

Faerlina - PVP - EST
Fairbanks - PVP - PST
Herod - PVP - EST
Thalnos - PVP - EST
Whitemane - PVP - PST

Bloodsail - RP - EST
Grobbulus - RP-PVP - PST

Server Names - Europe

Before creating a character, you’ll choose the realm where you want to play that character. Realms in Europe will be:

Golemagg - PVP - English
Hydraxian - RP - English
Mirage Raceway - PVE - English
Pyrewood Village - PVE - English
Shazzrah - PVP - English
Zandalar Tribe - RP-PVP - English

Auberdine - PVE - French
Sulfuron - PVP - French
Everlook - PVE - German
Lucifron - PVP - German
Chromie - PVE - Russian
Flamegor - PVP - Russian

Relative realm population will be visible in-game to help in choosing a realm so you will see Low, Medium, or High in the realm selection screen. If there are high numbers of players congregating on individual realms during name reservation and character creation, we will post warnings about the potential for queues on those realms, giving you time to choose alternate realms.

 

Getting Started

All players with active World of Warcraft subscriptions or game time on their accounts have access to WoW Classic at no additional cost.

You will need a PC/Mac and the Battle.net desktop client.

  1. Open the Battle.net desktop app and select World of Warcraft from the menu.
  2. Under the Version menu, select World of Warcraft Classic. If you have more than one World of Warcraft account, you’ll see a second dropdown for Account. Select the active account you wish to play on from that column.
  3. Click the Install button. The progress bar will show you when the game is available to play.
  4. Once the installation is complete, click the Play button.

 

PC Minimum Requirements

Operating System:   Windows® 7 64-bit (with latest Service Packs)
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT 512MB, AMD Radeon™ HD 4850 51 MB, or Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 2GB RAM (4GB for integrated graphics such as Intel HD Graphics Series)
Storage: 5GB available space
Internet: Broadband internet connection
Input: Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.
Resolution: 1024x768 minimum display resolution

Mac Minimum Requirements

Operating System:   MacOS® 10.12 (latest version)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5, 2GHz or better
Video: Metal-Capable GPU with 1GB VRAM
Memory: 2GB RAM (4GB for integrated graphics such as intel HD Graphics series)
Internet: Broadband internet connection
Input: Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.
Resolution: 1024x768 minimum display resolution

 

If you are brand new to Classic WoW, do not miss this unique experience. You can read even more over at the new player primer here.

HORDE, ALLIANCE, ARE YOU READY?