Today, May 10, 2022, marks the launch of the Shattered Sun Offensivein TBC Classic, and with it the final patch of the expansion. A short time later, players will be allowed to embark on the final Sunwell Plateau raid. When that one is played out, many will have "played through" the re-release of WoW: The Burning Crusade.
TBC Classic launched in June 2021, and just under a year later, the content is over, so to speak. That may not be all that unusual at first. But with regard to the further WoW Classic plans, which are even already being forged for Cataclysm Classic, the developers not only have to look at when or whether to skip an expansion, but also make sure that Classic WoW versions don't catch up with the retail version at some point. Also read these interesting stories6
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10, 11 or 12 years?
WoW expansions usually run for a good two years, Classic versions apparently only one year. If WotLK is still released in 2022 as announced, Classic versions will be only five expansions behind the current WoW version. In less than 15 years, the Classic versions would have caught up. And in the soon-to-be 20-year history of WoW (buy now ), that's not unrealistic.
With era servers, they apparently don't want to drag out the Classic content that much, at least they're ruled out for TBC for now. Maybe that's why they don't necessarily want to skip rather unpopular addons like Cataclysm, because the gap between the Classic and the retail versions would then melt even faster.
Is Classic content being released too quickly?
Already in the re-release of vanilla WoW, they wisely agreed on phases. After all, releasing the content at the normal pace would simply have caused too many players to drop out again after a while. In the championship season, the waiting times between raids were even shortened.
This didn't really bother anyone, at least there wasn't a huge outcry. In fact, it was more the players' desire to get Classic content out faster. In TBC, too, there is only slight criticism of the fact that the Sunwell Plateau is coming a bit earlier than expected. Most players seem ready for new content.
Even if some joke about "getting into Classic Shadowlands ;-)", this scenario is not that far away anymore. Do you play WoW Classic and do you think the content is "rushed"? Which Classic version would you go all the way with? We are curious about your opinion in the comments.to the start page Jump to comments (36) Sebastian Glanzer