Today marks the launch of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic, the expansion for WoW Classic which recreates the original version of this MMORPG.
As you may known, The Burning Crusade Classic recreates the original The Burning Crusade from 2007, which was the first paid expansion for World of Warcraft. The add-on will be made available for free as an update for subscribers.
Blizzard Entertainment has spent the last few weeks preparing for this day. On May 19, a pre-patch debuted, preparing WoW Classic for the release of the expansion. The pre-patch added new playable races (Draenei on the Alliance side and Blood Elves for the Horde) and implemented changes to items and character classes. After installing the update, players had to decide whether their characters would continue to level up or remain in the world from before the patch.
Those who don't want to make this decision have to purchase the Clone Hero Service. This enables us to transfer our character to Burning Crusade Classic while keeping a copy on the Classic Era server in the world before the expansion. Unfortunately, we have to pay 15 euros for this privilege.
The launch of the expansion was preceded by a wave of bans. Mostly accounts of people using unauthorized third-party programs were blocked. Unfortunately, apart from users of bots, also fans playing on controller using the ConsolePort application (which requires using the WoWMapper project and it was this project that caused problems for the players) were hit by collateral. In the latter case, however, Blizzard revoked the bans at the request of the affected players.
- World of Warcraft Classic - official website
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