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World of Warcraft Classic is just around the corner

Do we have any World of Warcraft players in the Coffee Corner, by any chance? Blizzard releases World of Warcraft Classic in less than a week from now, on August 26th. Classic takes the game back to its early days around 15 years ago, before all the major changes that later expansions brought to the game.

I've played a lot of WoW, but not for the last few years. I'll give Classic a go, though, and I'll (try to) keep it casual. I don't exactly have the same amount of time for MMORPGs any longer :-D

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  • Aug 21 at 10:14 AM

    All onboard the hype train! Watch your step!

    Thinking about it, very much so.Already have the Names and servers picked out! Too bad i am going to the Inside Track Berlin right after it releases ;-) Doesn't matter so much, since it would probably be 10.000people in queue the whole weekend anyway!

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  • Aug 21 at 11:44 AM

    That reminds me. I've not played Elite Dangerous for a couple of years... must get back to it.

    • Aug 21 at 12:00 PM

      Another cool game, that I haven't spent nearly enough time playing.

    • Aug 21 at 01:04 PM

      Matt! I didn't take you for a gamer :-0. You are always good for a surprise!

      • Aug 23 at 06:32 AM

        Not exactly a gamer. I have one game that my daughter bought for me a few Christmasses ago. I did try Halo with my daughter, but I threw a grenade at some enemy, my daughter ran in front of me and thMinde grenade stuck to her, she ran back and the grenade exploded taking us both out.

        I never played again.

        Mind you, it wasn't always thus. I remember 15 years ago my wife and I really annoyed our kids by playing Crazy Taxi for house, after they gone for bed, and the next day we had the two high scores. For some reason, we just don't have to time now.

  • Aug 21 at 01:09 PM

    Urrrgggh. Would love to give it a go, but can't make time for it :´(.

    I know WoW mostly for its ambient music which is really outstanding (especially compositions by Eimear Noone). No need to be "hardcore", just go pick some flowers in Ashenvale and enjoy the music :-)

  • Aug 26 at 07:58 AM

    Yes, over here!

    Well prepped 4 it.

    Chose 4 chars with their professions half a year ago. Three of those are already existing on Everlook. Rest of the week I'm on holiday. Even found my Wow Atlas in my cellar. Barrens chat, I'm coming!

    Quite excited with the total economy reset. Everyone needs bags! How long until the epic mount? Does it still take 3 months getting max level? That's an unique challenge no expansion could ever provide.

    Cya tonight.

    • Aug 26 at 08:05 AM

      That's the spirit!

      I'm crossing my fingers we'll actually be able to play at midnight :-)

      • Aug 26 at 10:00 AM

        Yes, hopefully it works.

        What's your character/profession setup?

        Mine is:

        * Shaman(melee) Skinner/Leatherworking (leather for bags and green leather armor/char doesn't need rest)

        * Rogue Herbalism/Mining (stealthy gatherer)

        * Hunter Engineering/Blacksmithing (no-brainer char/save money with own ammo/green leather armor->green iron hauberk(money maker deluxe))

        * Mage Tailor/Alchemist (style char(FIRE! muhaha) / Bags and Potions make money)

        • Aug 26 at 02:38 PM

          My main will be an undead rogue (similar to what I played in vanilla). I'm going leatherworking/skinning for my own armor and bags as well.

          • Sep 02 at 06:31 AM

            Focus on one char has it's upside to level up faster.

            Thought many times last week: Are you crazy? Spending times on 4 chars?

            Status after the first 6 days:

            * Shaman: level 21 Leatherworking ~100

            * Rogue: level 11

            * Hunter: level 13 Engineering/Blacksmithing ~60

            * Mage: level 19 1/2 Tailor ~100 / Alchemy ~60

            Upside is: Can greet everyone of my old buddies with a full set of bags. One by one they switch to vanilla. Consensus is: Despite lot's of walking as a ghost, it's much more fun. Talent trees rock! Oh the fun we have with 2H-Maces since level 20. Didn't reach Pyroblast yesterday. That's one big reward waiting for me tonight :-). Our first gild run of Ragefire we did with 3 chars(2 Shaman;1 Warlock). Almost made it completely through. The second with 4 chars(2 Shaman;1 Warlock;1 Mage)was a complete success. <irony>Tanks are overrated</irony>:-). Ok, we had our blue garbage bag with us.

            Liked the music video to 15 years Wow: '... we're going to a place where everything can kill ya! So polish your shield and sharpen your axe. We're going back to vanilla!'

            Login times are crazy. Stayed stubbornly on Everlook(the first German PvE server). They doubled them twice to 8, meanwhile. So login early and stay online! Tap the spacebar every 10 minutes on (meal) breaks.

            To everyone: Have a good time online and offline!!

            • Sep 02 at 07:18 AM

              I was really enjoying the 15 years of WoW music video until at the end I heard "LEEROY JENKINS!!!" and i almost fell of my chair laughing as I had completely forgotten about this gem.

            • Sep 04 at 11:22 AM

              That's pretty impressive, Manfred :) I haven't had a lot of time to play - my rogue is lvl 10 now :) But I'm enjoying myself. And yeah, queue times have been... not good. I'm on Mirage Raceway, and the PvP realms seem to be even worse off.

    • Aug 26 at 09:59 AM

      Joke on all of us - the Queueues will be so long that nobody is getting in tonight ;-)

      Oh god, we were lucky if a green pouch dropped from world drops :D

      Also question: How many Gold-farmers will get their old jobs back?

      • Aug 26 at 10:08 AM

        So you mean the queue is full of gold farmers and no real players can get in? China's revenue rises by 100%?

        Perhaps Blizzard was so smart to keep the bug mobs in. That was the perfect trap for farm bots.

        • Aug 26 at 08:20 PM

          Lets not get optimistic here!

          We'll see when they open the servers :-) I am guessing waiting lines of 10.000 or more, depending on which server you're on. Shazzrah is very popular in EU, it might have those problems.

          • Sep 02 at 11:46 AM

            Hello Anne,

            tried to login(Everlook) at midnight. Login queue of 4500. Waited 40 minutes. Had a buddy in Team Speak to cover the time. Game ran smooth. Disconnect after 10 minutes. Reconnect queue of 450. My buddy left at 2 a.m.. Went to bed at 4. Continued at 9 a.m.. No login queue :-).

            At 4-6 p.m. my other buddies tried to join. Login queue 14000 to 25000. Haven't seen any china farmers, so far. At least no one posted Ni Hao in barrens chat^^. Let's see, when they return.

            How was your first Wow Classic experience?

            • Sep 06 at 08:29 AM

              The very first experience on the day was so much fun! /s

              I wanted to get on Shazzrah, my brother and his guild are playing there, and was met with the 12.000 queue experience. Later the next day it was 650 minute queue. You know, almost 11 hours. So i joined one that had room and no queue: Dreadmist!

              Now i am level 14 Hunter (huntard more like) Nelf (because best race) and a couple of friends managed to join.

              Its been a disaster launch because i have friends and family playing on Shazzrah, Morgraine, Gehennas, Mirage Raceway, Razorgore. All because of the queues in the beginning, people scattered to find a place with minimum queue!

              Good luck convincing ANYONE to abandon their lvl 10 char to spend 2 hours starting over again on another server!

              For me, i am taking it slow, i have a project to join Mortens guild on Mirage (horde, undead, warlock). If he ever gets to 1g and makes a guild.

              So super casual, it's not like 15 years ago where i had the summer vacation and could skip school! :D

  • Aug 30 at 09:50 AM

    Prot Pala / Survival Hunter here.... I'm buying almost each expansion (beside MoP) when it's 50% cheaper just to boost my characters up to maximal level, to learn a bit the story and to play for month or two. But the classic and the BC were the best times for me. Anyway I cannot imagine doing again the leveling on the Classic :-) I'm getting lazy or I just don't have that much time anymore.

  • Sep 02 at 08:55 PM

    Gosh.. Warcraft II and Civilisation were the last serious games I was into.

    Then I discovered Linux.

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