Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:12pm 05/11/17 | 0 Comments
Classic as in vanilla launch WoW? Yep, taking to the BlizzCon stage this weekend we got confirmation that Blizzard and the WoW team are working on what's being called World of Warcraft Classic. A version of the hit MMO that will aim to recapture the look and feel of the version we all played well over a decade ago.
Not much info was given other than it's currently in the works and won't be as easy as turning on a few servers.
Cool trailer though.
And speaking of trailers Blizzard also debuted the full opening cinematic of the next WoW expansion proper, called Battle for Azeroth. Which as the name suggests pit the Alliance against the Horde in a new war.
In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion has set off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the furious rivalry between the noble Alliance and the mighty Horde. As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth’s heroes must set out on a harrowing journey in search of new allies, race to claim the world’s mightiest resources to turn the tides of war, and fight on several fronts to determine which side will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.
“Conflict is at the heart of the Warcraft saga, and in Battle for Azeroth, tensions that have been simmering for a long time escalate into all-out war,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “World of Warcraft players are incredibly passionate about the characters and factions they identify with in the game, and this expansion will make them prouder than ever to declare their allegiance to the Horde or to the Alliance.”
Explore Two Fabled Kingdoms:
As a champion of the Horde, travel to the Zandalar empire to persuade the trolls to lend their naval might. As a defender of the Alliance, venture to the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore, and rally its inhabitants to fight for your cause.
Recruit Allied Races:
Take a new form for your adventures as several new playable Allied Races, each with unique racial abilities. Earn the favour of the Highmountain tauren, Void elves, Dark Iron dwarves, and others to create a new character of that race and add their strength to your faction.
Plunder the Islands of the Great Sea:
Scour Azeroth’s myriad uncharted Islands and conquer an ever-changing array of enemies, environments, and objectives. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders—or enemy players—to collect each island’s resources and fuel the war effort.
Charge Into the Warfronts:
Fight on the battlefields of a large-scale, 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Capture resources to build your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to objectives, and fight the enemy commander to claim victory in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.
Infuse Your Armour with Titanic Might:
Seek out Azerite, an invaluable new resource that has emerged in the Legion’s wake. Imbue the Heart of Azeroth—a legendary neck piece entrusted to each hero by Magni Bronzebeard—with Azerite to customise your armour with new powers and traits.
Battle to Level 120:
Trace the corruption of the Blood God to the Underrot, unearth the secrets of a lost titan vault, escape from the Drust Realm of the Dead, and more as you quest through 10 new levels—then continue to grow in power through new World Quests, raids, dungeons, and more.
Instantly Boost to Level 110:
Enter the raging conflict between the Horde and the Alliance prepared to survive on the front lines of a vicious new war.
Connect Through Communities:
Join up with WoW players who share common interests in persistent cross-realm Communities. Share strategies with members of your class, fraternise with auction house magnates, talk shop with fellow tailors, and expand your social circles.
No release date has been set, so we're just going to assume that it'll be sometime mid-2018. As a guess.