Blizzard announces that World of Warcraft Classic servers are getting an experience boost in anticipation of Wrath of the Lich King Classic.
World of Warcraft Classic: The Burning Crusade is currently in the expansion’s latest content patch. The next expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, has been officially announced.
World of Warcraft was first launched in 2004 and has seen 9 expansions since then, the most recent of which is: Shadowlands† The 10th Expansion, dragon flight, is currently scheduled for or on December 31, 2022 according to Blizzard. World of Warcraft: Classic is a relaunch of the original game with minor tweaks, and is currently working on its first expansion, The Burning Crusade†
In a blue post on the official Blizzard forums it was announced that: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade servers will be getting an experience boost in the coming weeks in preparation for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King† The experience buff is expected just before the launch of the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch, patch 3.4.0. The buff is supposed to last 6-8 weeks and will end when the Wrath of the Lich King expansion officially launched. The improvement also applies to new realms added for Wrath of the Lich King†
There are no official launch dates for the pre-patch or for Wrath of the Lich King yourself. With government mergers planned for The Burning Crusade servers on August 9, 2022 and the fresh Wrath of the Lich King realms scheduled for the same day, players will be able to use the experience buff when leveling up a “Death Knight” once the pre-patched class is released.
The addition of fresh rich for the Wrath of the Lich King expansion aims to entice players to come back without suffering a huge resource disadvantage compared to those who have been playing since day one of World of Warcraft: Classic† Adding an experience boost for all players, not just those on the new servers, shows that Blizzard also wants to give its players the ability to level up alts for those who want to. Blizzard has tackled the problem of faction imbalance in all countries World of Warcraftand have said that hopefully these servers will remain more evenly balanced for a longer period of time.
New realms provide potential players with a clean slate, but players are still skeptical. There are specific restrictions on these new realms, such as characters cannot be transferred to or from these realms for a 90-day period. After the 90 days, players can transfer their characters to the servers or beyond. This can inflate the population and ruin the economies of any specific server or allow for a massive influx of one specific faction causing imbalance. If too many players choose to leave the servers, they could face the problem of dying out completely.
World of Warcraft Classic: The Burning Crusade is currently available to play with a subscription on Mac and PC.
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