developer: Blizzard Entertainment
publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
World of Warcraft Classic is a special variant of the MMORPG called World of Warcraft, which aims to restore the world presented and the mechanics to the version from the first years of the production. The game takes place on separate and dedicated servers, and the whole thing is based on the code version 1.2, released in 2006 in the patch Drums of War. Behind the development of WoW Classic are the authors of the original, i.e. Blizzard Entertainment. The title requires payment of a subscription fee.
World of Warcraft Classic takes place a few years after the events presented in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne add-on. Azeroth is still struggling with problems - apart from internal conflicts, its inhabitants are threatened by numerous external dangers. In these troubled times, two mutually fighting parties were formed: Alliance (created by people, dwarves, gnomes and night elves) and Horde (consisting of orcs, taurens, trolls and undead). In the course of the game, we must take sides in the conflict.
The gameplay in World of Warcraft Classic starts with the creation of the character, which includes the choice of race and gender, as well as adjusting its appearance to individual preferences. Besides, the authors allow us to choose our professions; we can lead a warrior, a magician, a shaman, a battle wizard, a druid, a hunter, a paladin, a rogue or a priest into battle.
Watching the action from a Third Person Perspective (TPP), we travel through a vast world made up of various lands, such as Kalimdor, Khaz Modan, Lordaeron, Northrend, Stranglethorn and Quel'Thalas. They were differentiated not only in terms of the landscapes, but also in terms of the adventures waiting for us, the creatures inhabiting them and the opponents to be slaughtered. The latter include harpies, gnolls, trolls, golems, skeletons, overgrown spiders and basilisks.
As we progress, we develop our combat heroes by gaining experience points, upgrading to new levels and learning new combat skills. In addition, we increase the hero's potential by acquiring more and more powerful equipment, which we find, buy or manufacture on the basis of the acquired raw materials. Although there is nothing to stop you from indulging in solo warfare, it is much better to form a team with several other players or join a guild (or create one of your own). The company is useful not only during clashes with opponents, but also during tasks pushing the plot forward or during raids, in which up to forty people can take part at the same time.
World of Warcraft Classic allows you to have fun based on the principles of PvE, as well as duels with other players (PvP).
The creation of World of Warcraft Classic was a challenge for Blizzard Entertainment. Therefore, the development of the game was divided into six phases. While in the first one we received such locations as Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair, in the second one the creators gave us the city of Dire Maul and two raids (Kazzak and Azuregos), and in the third one - the activities consisting of Darkmoon Faire and Blackwing zone. The fourth phase consisted of Zul'Gurub raid and the introduction of green dragons, while the fifth phase brought new raids (after Ahn'Qiraj started its warfare). The last element of the puzzle is the sixth phase, in which the flying Naxxramas necropolis and Scourge Invasion event were brought in.
Game score 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 90 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8310 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 960 / 3 GB Radeon R9 280 or better, 70 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-760 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-8100 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 560 / Radeon HD 7850 or better, 70 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit