Already after Leak from the launch date for WoW: Burning Crusade Classic There were voices that criticized: If the dates should be right, just two weeks are far too little for the pre-patch! Yesterday, May 6th, there was now official confirmation from Blizzard: Yep, the pre-patch will come on May 19th, and yes, the developers will launch the final TBC Classic on June 2nd. The leaks were “real”. You can now officially get excited.

And that’s exactly what many players are doing right now, for example on Reddit or in the official forums. The reasons for looking at the short pre-patch duration:

  • Due to the special TBC Classic constellation, the pre-patch will be a unique phase in the history of WoW (buy now 14,99 € ) that has never been and never will be again (WoW Classic content with patch 2.4.3 status and blood elves / draenei / arena skirmish). Such an exciting phase deserves more time!
  • Many raids would have wanted to play Naxxramas and Co. at least one or two IDs with blood elf paladins and draenei shamans. Most guilds can now bend that.
  • Thanks to work and the like, many players don’t even have the opportunity to get blood elves and draenei TBC-ready before the launch. Two weeks are not enough if you can only level for a few hours in the evening.
  • The only ones who benefit from the short pre-patch phase are the boosters, who will now rake in an incredible amount of gold with the numerous blood elves and draenei.

Blizzard is overdoing it

But it is not only the short pre-patch phase that has met with criticism. Yesterday, Blizzard also presented all the paid services that are offered for the pre-patch and the TBC Classic launch:

  • Paid cloning service for players who want to play characters in both TBC Classic and Classic era. Cost: 35 euros per character
  • The Pass to the Dark Portal for players who want to boost a character to level 58 on their account. Cost: 39.99 euros
  • The Deluxe-Edition, which provides you with the pass to the Dark Portal, two mounts, a new Hearthstone effect, 30 days of playtime and a toy item. Cost: 69.99 euros.

The reaction of Asmongold, the biggest WoW streamer in recent years, shows how “well” these prizes are received by WoW fans. Stunned, dismayed, dejected, depressed … this is how Asmongold’s mood can be described. But see for yourself:

One point that bothers many players: the mount Revived phase hunter, which can be used in TBC Classic, should apparently be available to characters at level 40 and bring 100 percent speed with them (Those). Officially, Blizzard has not yet commented on the speed of the mount.

Asmongold and many other players are also very critical of the high price for the clone service. Since this has to be paid per character, players who want to clone three or four characters quickly face enormous costs. And that for a service that actually only unlocks an existing clone for both Classic versions. In addition, Blizzard has already indicated Classic Plus content for the era servers in the past (for example with this survey), but there is still no concrete information about these innovations. In other words: At the moment, TBC players simply cannot assess whether the investment in the clone for the era servers will be worthwhile or not.


What do you think of all of this? Let us know in the comments!

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