Last year, Blizzard sent out two surveys to selected WoW players to get their thoughts and wishes on the Burning Crusade Classic and fresh Classic realms. During BlizzCon 2021, the official announcement of the TBC relaunch followed. Fresh Classic servers, where all characters start at level 1 and in phase 1, will possibly be available at a later date.
Those who want to play WoW Classic only after the launch of Burning Crusade Classic will be able to do so on the new Classic Era realms. How the change will work and what else is known about the era realms, we had already summarized in the following article:
- WoW and TBC Classic: What happens to the servers and characters?
Now Blizzard has once again sent out a survey to some players (via Wowhead), in which the Classic era realms are the focus of the questions. Before we get to the questions, the developers first explain what differentiates Classic Era servers from Burning Crusade Classic realms:
- Classic-era servers will not be releasing Burning Crusade.Classic-era servers will be grouped into server groups due to their small population. Players belonging to the same server group will be able to meet each other within the game world.There may be major or minor changes for the Classic Era servers, thanks to which the gaming experience will differ from the experience with the original World of Warcraft (buy now €14.99 ).
In one of the questions below, Blizzard then wants to find out how far they can go on the Classic Era servers when it comes to implementing customizations and new content. Specifically, players are asked to indicate whether they are negative or positive about the following statements:
- Players on Classic-era servers should be allowed to interact with players from other servers within their own server group.Classic-era servers will not be expanded to include Burning Crusade Classic and will remain in the final phase of WoW Classic.Classic-era servers could receive new content that differs from the experience with the original WoW.Classic-era servers could receive comfort enhancements that differ from the experience with the original WoW.Classic-era servers will forever retain WoW Classic status.
Following up, the developers want to know how players feel about big changes or new features for Classic-era realms - one example cited is a change to the honor system - and which version of WoW Classic players are most interested in:
- Classic-era servers with no changes at allClassic-era servers with comfort improvementsClassic-era servers with big changesNone of the options.
So apparently Blizzard is thinking about turning the Classic-era servers into what has long been in the space as Classic+, that is, a WoW Classic version that will be gradually expanded with new content that differs from the original progression path of the last 16 years. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments!