World of Warcraft is Back

The OG is back folks!

I doubt that a single gamer in the world hasn't heard of World of Warcraft. It's one of the biggest games that has ever been released and is known across the world as being one of the greatest games of all time. In 2004, Blizzard because a household name with the release of World of Warcraft, and over the last 15 years released many expansions to improve and broaden the gameplay. Hardcore and casual fans alike started to become disappointed with where the game was being taken as it gradually spread further and further from its original ideology. Well Blizzard heard you folks, and today (August 27th 2019), marks the re-release of the bare bones World of Warcraft in the form of World of Warcraft Classic.

As expected, the release day World of Warcraft Classic has already been disjointed for many players due to the sheer volume of players trying to get onto the servers. Blizzard have said they were expecting a large amount of interest in the early hours and therefore are prepared for this. They stated that wait times won't be long and everyone should be able to enjoy the game right from the off. One exception to this is those in Europe though, as issue with the website in which recent WoW subscriptions are being affected. So if you are presented the error message "active game time is required to play", this is what the issue is. Blizzard have said they are aware, and that in some cases you may have to wait up to 24 hours.

The gameplay itself should be almost identical to that of the first two years of World of Warcraft, prior to any major updates or expansions. You will be able to experience the original game mechanics such as combat, menu navigation and skill trees whilst also reliving some of the best raids such as Onyxia. For those who never really got that experience in the first place, this is a fantastic opportunity to see where one if the greatest ever games started.

Keep an eye out on the Druid Gaming Twitch channel for some World of Warcraft Classic gameplay.