Blizzard has released more details regarding he upcoming World of Warcraft Classic promising it’ll be worth the wait.
Hold on to your private vanilla servers, folks. Although World Of Warcraft Classic is coming, we still don’t have a clue when it’ll be, much to the dismay of MMO fans, myself included. Thankfully, via a “Dev Watercooler” blog post, Blizzard have given us more details about the development, including issues they ran into with prototyping the game, and are reassuring fans that their re-creation of Vanilla WoW will do the game justice.
“The process of restoring the classic game is not straightforward, and it’s important to us to take the time and effort to get it right–this includes poring over numerous game versions, data, and code; meticulously scrutinizing all the changes we’ve made over the years,” Blizzard’s Dev team wrote.
“All the work we’re doing will ultimately allow us to recreate an authentic classic experience on a platform that is much more optimized and stable, helping us avoid latency and stability issues. Additional improvements will include modern anti-cheat/botting detection, customer service and Battle.net integration, and similar conveniences that do not affect the core gameplay experience.”
When trying to build of the initial World of Warcraft Classic Prototype, Devs rebuild Patch 1.12 from archives and source code, but this revealed substantial problems within the game: game crashes, incompatibility with the current login system and issues with modern day graphics cards to name a few. Building a second prototype by taking the current games code and reworking it into a modern 1.12 proved to be more stable. You can read about the developments further in the full blog post.
First announced at Blizzcon 2017, fans are clamouring for World Of Warcraft Classic. Are you as excited as we are? Let us know in the comments below