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The World of Warcraft Classic Beta Is Live! Are You In? - MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,129

imageThe World of Warcraft Classic Beta Is Live! Are You In? - MMORPG.com

If you have opted in to beta testing World of Warcraft Classic via your account management page, you may want to check the BattleNet launcher to see if you have been selected. The beta servers are currently open and taking players in to play the highly-anticipated reboot of "vanilla" WoW.

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,129
    * hears a whoosh of air as everyone runs to BattleNet to check * :D
    BeezerbeezGaladournnatpick


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  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 963
    I haven't decided on Classic yet.  My best memories from WoW was in WOTLK, not before or after it.

    I'm going to grab some popcorn and wait for the drama to unfold.  I can see lots of those rose colored glasses coming off once people start getting back into classic....
    [Deleted User]jarsku85gastovski1qoma

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  • BeezerbeezBeezerbeez Member UncommonPosts: 302
    I don't think I'll be playing Classic but I'm happy for the folks who have been waiting for this for so long. Have fun in there!
    [Deleted User]Palebane[Deleted User]gastovski1mike32927TacticalZombeh
  • SwaneaSwanea Member UncommonPosts: 2,401
    Had some friends resub in hope, but if youre not a Streamer/youtuber.....you're not getting in yet.
    Scot
  • VexiusxVexiusx Member UncommonPosts: 212
    Streamers get in.... normal people like you and me will have to wait weeks and pray to get in at any point. Can't blame Blizzard, but i would lie if i would not admit that it doesn't trigger me that streamers always get it handed to them even if they are only playing it till views die down.
  • esc-joconnoresc-joconnor Member RarePosts: 1,097
    Being a huge Warcraft (RTS) fan I thought I'd love WoW when it launched. Didn't at all.
    The new races and actually interesting starter zones from TBC improved the experience enough for me to give it more of a try. I have no interest in going back to an even older World of Walking experience. I'd rather see them fix the current game.
  • moshramoshra Member RarePosts: 400


    Being a huge Warcraft (RTS) fan I thought I'd love WoW when it launched. Didn't at all.
    The new races and actually interesting starter zones from TBC improved the experience enough for me to give it more of a try. I have no interest in going back to an even older World of Walking experience. I'd rather see them fix the current game.




    Yeah, totally. They should add auto travel like mobile games, maybe even level your character for you when you're offline. Get rid of specializations all together. Maybe take out all the pesky mobs that get in your way when you're trying to quest.
    deniterretiredmj
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
    Swanea said:
    Had some friends resub in hope, but if youre not a Streamer/youtuber.....you're not getting in yet.
    False
  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,129

    ScotGutlard


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  • LheiahLheiah Member UncommonPosts: 190
    Well, I would resub to play beta, but I'm not going to resub at a chance to play beta, no interest in retail.
    Halibrandretiredmj
  • MargraveMargrave Member RarePosts: 1,332
    Nope. I was not selected.
  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,411
    Got the invite...but not interested.
    PuReDusTAlomarJeffSpicoli
  • PemminPemmin Member UncommonPosts: 623
    edited May 2019
    no and im super fucking salty about it


    and they have that goddamn timer to taunt me too
  • Krynt0kKrynt0k Member UncommonPosts: 256
    No thanks.
  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 1,128
    Horusra said:
    Got the invite...but not interested.
    I'm not interested in beta testing Classic either (or any game) so I took no steps to do so.  Why would you sign up to beta test something you are not interested in beta testing and then advertise it?
    SovrathAlomar
  • Mackaveli44Mackaveli44 Member RarePosts: 699
    With how excited people are over WoW classic(I was once excited but not anymore).. I do expect the servers to start to see a decline after the first month wears off. People bitch an cry over lack of content yet people want a server that stops at a certain point. I get the attraction for vanilla as I was once a vanilla player myself(and there wasn't a better time in WoW's history than vanilla) but I just don't see this server holding up that long.
    AalamrGobstopper3D
  • HalibrandHalibrand Member UncommonPosts: 136
    I'd very happily be in there, beta testing for them. If I didn't have to pay, to beta-test. And if I didn't have to pay, just for the chance to maybe be allowed to beta-test.

    Grumble.
  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 3,223
    I wouldnt play it, but id sell my account if i got an invite.

    And streamers get first dibs because it is free advertising and a win-win for both streamer and company. 
    TacticalZombeh
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    You can see my sci-fi/WW2 book recommendations. 
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,941

    Swanea said:

    Had some friends resub in hope, but if youre not a Streamer/youtuber.....you're not getting in yet.



    Streamers are distorting the gaming landscape, they are the player equivalent of the cash shop. Marketing before gaming ethos, presentation before gameplay.
    GdemamidiresagenatpickNilden
  • mbrodiembrodie Member RarePosts: 1,504
    edited May 2019


    With how excited people are over WoW classic(I was once excited but not anymore).. I do expect the servers to start to see a decline after the first month wears off. People bitch an cry over lack of content yet people want a server that stops at a certain point. I get the attraction for vanilla as I was once a vanilla player myself(and there wasn't a better time in WoW's history than vanilla) but I just don't see this server holding up that long.



    incorrect.. WotLK was literally better than all the rest of WoW Combined... Classic was literally a horrible experience for anyone who actually played it on so many levels :P
    I wouldnt play it, but id sell my account if i got an invite.

    And streamers get first dibs because it is free advertising and a win-win for both streamer and company. 
    debatable, i don't watch streamers.. but i watched one earlier for about 45min playing Classic, literally felt like taking a nap "fun and engaging gameplay?" more like autoattack simulator 2019.
  • XingbairongXingbairong Member RarePosts: 927


    I wouldnt play it, but id sell my account if i got an invite.

    And streamers get first dibs because it is free advertising and a win-win for both streamer and company. 



    Hey it's classic, so it's only logical to work as it used. If you remember few years ago each WoW beta would be only streamers/youtubers and Blizzard employees and MAYBE a couple of random people.
    I don't mind that.

    People talk about rose tinted glasses, but there are plenty of us who know what we are going to get and are quite happy. I personally don't want to get back to having my evening taken with raids, so I don't plan on raiding, but PvP... that's why I want classic mostly.
    mike32927
  • AntariousAntarious Member UncommonPosts: 2,831

    Vexiusx said:

    Streamers get in.... normal people like you and me will have to wait weeks and pray to get in at any point. Can't blame Blizzard, but i would lie if i would not admit that it doesn't trigger me that streamers always get it handed to them even if they are only playing it till views die down.




    Some people will get in, but the streamer thing in this case shouldn't be a thing (my opinion). Classic didn't happen because of these random streamers. It was a community campaign and I wasn't part of that campaign. So in my opinion I shouldn't be in the beta for classic. Obviously I believe the streamers should not be in it either... Were any of the invited streamers part of that campaign?

    Getting back to the entire classic community campaign thing... In my opinion those are the people that should have been first wave.
  • JeroKaneJeroKane Member EpicPosts: 6,712
    edited May 2019


    I haven't decided on Classic yet.  My best memories from WoW was in WOTLK, not before or after it.

    I'm going to grab some popcorn and wait for the drama to unfold.  I can see lots of those rose colored glasses coming off once people start getting back into classic....



    My best WoW memories were back in the Classic days before the TBC expac (which I absolutely hated).
    PVP in Alterac Valley was crazy and fun, remembering sitting in one Alterac Valley session from 10PM in the evening til 7AM in the morning and it still wasn't finished lol.
    World PVP actually existed and was crazy zerg fun! Alliance raiding Undercity. Horde raiding Stormwind. Or who could forget all those nights at Tarren Mill lol.


    But there were also a lot of bad sides from classic WoW, like running UBRS instance over 60 times over and over and over for that stupid Chest piece that never dropped and never did! The dungeons were brutally long and time consuming! Nothing compared to the quick easy in/out dungeon rolling it is today. Loot tables were very unforgiving!


    But those are good memories long gone and won't come back with WoW Classic servers.
    It was a different time, different place and different people. Pretty much all people I knew from that time moved on long ago and no longer play WoW.

    I think a lot of people will be in for a shocker, if WoW Classic is really going to be like Classic. They have forgotten what an insane timesinks MMO's were back in the day.
    I sure as hell don't have that kind of time anymore.
    Tindale111Tuor7
  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 523
    You have two crowds... those that never played classic but played later retail WoW at some point and those that did play classic.

    Neither of those two really should touch the beta if their goal is to put on the rose colored glasses again.

    But alas, the player base is what it is and the locusts will be locusts... 

    No beta of WoW has ever resulted in a better game... ever.  It just perfected the locust mentality to what it is today.

    That community that you seek isn't waiting for you in beta... far from it.  
    AlomarMensur
  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,411
    edited May 2019
    blamo2000 said: hi
    Horusra said:
    Got the invite...but not interested.
    I'm not interested in beta testing Classic either (or any game) so I took no steps to do so.  Why would you sign up to beta test something you are not interested in beta testing and then advertise it?
    I have selected the beta opt in for my blizzard account that puts you in for all blizzard betas
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