WoW Classic Launches August 27th, Beta May 15th

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    WoW Classic Launches August 27, 2019. Beta Starts May 15th
    Blizzard announced this morning that WoW Classic will launch on August 27th, 2019. The beta starts May 15th!

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    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker
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    Mark your calendars: WoW Classic goes live worldwide August 27! Whether your battle cry is “For the Horde!” or “For the Alliance!”, there’s no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the vast continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.

    See below for details on the exact time you can log in and experience the origins of World of Warcraft.


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    Classic WoW Testing Schedule
    Beginning May 15, select WoW players will be invited to participate in a small-scale, focused closed beta test. Players will also get a chance to help put our servers and technology through their paces in a series of stress tests running from May through July—you can opt in now through Account Management and select the WoW Classic beta. Subsequent stress tests will extend the opportunity to even more players. Level caps will also be in place to ensure we’re emphasizing the “stress” in “stress test”

    —we want to push our tech to the limit, and that means a critical mass of players in close proximity.

    Stress Test Schedule*
    Stress Test 1: Wed May 22–Thurs May 23
    Stress Test 2: Wed Jun 19– Thurs Jun 20
    Stress Test 3: Thurs Jul 18– Fri July 19
    *Dates of each stress test are subject to change.

    To fill our pool of beta and stress test participants, we’ll be choosing dedicated players who meet select criteria from both the WoW Classic beta opt-in and the standard Warcraft beta opt-in. Participants will also need to have an active subscription or active game time on their Battle.net Account. While opting-in to the beta is the primary way to make sure you’re in the running to join the test it doesn’t guarantee an invitation to the closed beta test. We may also consider additional factors such as how long a player has been subscribed to the game so that we have the right mix of players to ensure great feedback toward making WoW Classic the very best experience for the community.

    Create Your Character
    If you’re eager to claim your character name in WoW Classic, take note: we’ll be opening character creation on Tuesday, August 13.** Players with an active subscription or game time on their account will be able to create up to three characters per World of Warcraft account. We’ll have more information on realm names closer to launch, but rest assured—you’ll have plenty of time to figure out your plans for realm domination!

    *To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of August 27 in local time.
    ** To align with other regions, the Americas character creation will occur slightly ahead of August 13.


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  2. Goohd

    Goohd born good

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  3. Sin'dor

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    I thought that launch-date artwork was awesome, so I tracked-down a 4k version... :cool:
     

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    Damn.....
    Active sub required to create characters. :(
    Any chance they’ll allow Vet play later on Classic?
     
  5. Mitch

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    Oh my god I hope so. Flicking you guys away with a vanilla 29 would be hilarious.
     
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    I'd bet my last dollar that the answer is no
     
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    Honestly wouldnt be surpsised at some kind of trial, its easy money
     
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    Love the armor on the characters, they seem to somewhat be using the original animations too. Funny how Molten Core was created in a couple of weeks and managed to be so iconic.
     
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    I actually completely agree. There is probably a hundred million unique accounts from the tbc-legion days that have come and gone that never played on vanilla. I'm sure tons of them are borderline curious, who just need the free trial to push them over.

    Now the whole vet in classic part. There probably would be a select few who would be mad for autistic reasons. I personally look at it thinking the only difference between vanilla/retail trials is the 2 week limit and unlimited time frame. Seems like a mute point to me and especially because vets will be healthy for the realm numbers and the growth of subs from the legit trial people not purely twinking.
     

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