The content phases of WoW Classic
5th September 2019
The way content will be released
If you have been keeping a close eye on the Classic WoW development, then you probably already know about the phased content schedule. If you don’t know what they are or confused about them, we’re going to talk about the various content phases in Classic WoW and explain why they exist and what they mean for the game. A key tenant of any MMO is that they change over time. The developers will add balance updates, Hotfixes, Bug patches, and most importantly content updates. If Blizzard gave us all of the content from the last patch from the original WoW at the release of WoW Classic, then the game would be over quite quickly. It would be hard to find 40 people for WoW Classic T1 raids who haven’t already cleared it. Therefore, Blizzard introduced these content phases, so the game will maintain some sort of content updates that will make sure that all players have something to look forward too. This is actually similar to how other MMO games get updates. This will contribute to making
Activities for lore lovers.
The main idea behind Phase 1 is introducing the two opening raids MC and Onyxia. Surely, they come with Molten Core attunement and one for the Onyxia as well. As we know both of these raids have already been beaten, but that’s a topic for another blog post. Anyway, there is another instance type activity available at launch and that’s Maraudon. It is available to players from lvl 36 – 46 and is situated in Desolace. There isn’t much more endgame content, but what’s already here serves as a solid foundation for the future updates. The number of activities can be explained by the sheer difficulty of the game. Most of the players will be leveling for weeks and months, so there is enough time for everyone to try out the MC raid and others. This is also a very smart idea because the Tier sets that can be collected from the
No limits for bloodthirsty players
Those of you who like great competition will have to enjoy open-world skirmishes as everybody will be fighting for a chance to slain a boss or gather some important material. That being said there is no formal PvP content or any system of any sort that can represent your skill and achievements in this area. The situation will change drastically once Phase 2 hits the servers. Players will experience the first iteration of PvP ranks and their rewards as well as the Honor System, which will have some penalties for certain PKs. Phase 3 will expand on that and will introduce the 1.12 version of Alterac Valley. It is a big battleground with 40 players' capacity. But that’s not all, another battleground will bring Warsong Gulch with capture the flag objective. Then in Phase 4, a new capture of the flag battleground will be included in the game called the Arathi Basin. Now, Phase 5 will have nothing new for the PvP, but there will already be enough content to try out. Finally, along with Naxx raid open-world PvP will receive objectives in areas like Eastern Plaguelands and Silithus, thus making PvP outside battlegrounds more rewarding and meaningful. So when someone is going about their business completing a Naxxramas attunement or something of the sorts you can intervene and create some quality content. That is basically all for PvP content in these updates. It seems like not much, but in reality, there is enough challenge. WoW Classic PvP is a very challenging aspect, especially in terms of WoW Classic. And systems like Honorable kills will surely generate some interesting scenarios for all players to enjoy. You would expect some new stories to appear on social media that tell about some awesome tactic applied in this eternal war between two factions. This is what the Vanilla PvP is really about.
Hopefully, you’ve found this article informative. We’ve covered a pretty hefty piece of info given to us by the devs. The way they decided to approach the game’s progression shows that they are very much interested in players getting enough to play with, retaining a good sense of progression at the same time.