World of Warcraft Classic get one last stress test before launch
Back in April 2016, Blizzard shut down Nostalrius, one of the most popular vanilla WoW private servers around. This kicked off a lengthy discussion for Blizzard, with the studio ultimately announcing plans to launch WoW Classic. That announcement came in late 2017 but after much waiting, the game is finally nearing release and there will be one last beta test to take part in beforehand.
World of Warcraft Classic is set to fling players back in time, to when WoW was just a wee baby MMO at the start of its long journey, later this month. Before that, however, there’s one last test to make sure everything is running smoothly. The pre-launch test will start tomorrow, August 8, at 7 pm BST/11 am PT and will run until Friday. Blizzard will only be actively monitoring the test for the first two hours, however, so it wants as many players to jump in as possible right at the start.
The schedule released in May had the final stress test date listed from the start while Blizzard offered a reminder to its World of Warcraft fans at the start of this month. At 11 a.m. PT, the test will open to anyone who carries a subscription or has an active game time throughout all regions the game is available in. You’ll be able to reach level 15 in this test, according to a post shared recently. If you run out of WOW Classic Gold, you can come to rvgm.com for Cheap World of Warcraft Classic Gold. With a coupon code “RVGM”, you can enjoy 3% off.
“In our hardware testing, we found that we were able to successfully run WoW Classic on systems manufactured and released in the 2007-2009 timeframe, and thanks to improvements in how we build and distribute game data, the hard drive space requirements are actually smaller than they were in version 1.12 of original WoW,” Blizzard said.
The opportunity to revisit one of the most beloved MMOs as it existed in its infancy is nearing. World of Warcraft Classic is a gift not just to current World of Warcraft players, but to millions of fans now 15 years older. Whether or not World of Warcraft has aged particularly well remains to be seen. But there’s no argument that Blizzard has done something special by rereleasing this iconic classic.