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The blues have been at it again on Twitter and the official forums! Make sure you're up-to-date with what is going on around the Blizzard social media accounts.

 

The first blue post of the day concerns the introduction of Classic servers in WoW. This is a feature that has been requested by huge numbers of players over the years. Despite them all wearing a similar pair of rose-tinted glasses, they finally garnered an answer in the 2015 Blizzcon Q&A, but it seems Aerythlea had to post an answer on the forums too.

 

Blizzard Icon Aerythlea on Classic servers

Tom Chilton (Game Director for World of Warcraft) answered a question about classic servers during the BlizzCon 2015 World of Warcraft Q&A.
 
While we realise there is a desire for servers running previous versions of the game, we do not have any plans to setup classic servers. The old code is designed to run on the old hardware. The old code brings with it the old data, which includes the old bugs. The natural expectation from players would be that we would fix these bugs to ensure a smooth gameplay experience (along with the need for Customer Support and other dedicated support teams for such realms).
 
We feel it is not feasible to support multiple versions of World of Warcraft concurrently, and instead believe that our resources would be better placed continuing to build upon the current live game.

 

Our second blue post is coming out from Aerythlea concerning the introduction of Battle.net Gift Cards for people to renew their subscriptions. In certain countries, you currently can only renew your subscription by purchasing a 60-day game time card.

 

Blizzard Icon Aerythlea on Battle.net Gift Cards

Hello, I've checked internally about the matter of Battle.net Gift Cards and have a small update for you.
 
We had originally aimed for Battle.net Gift Cards to be available in Greece by the end of 2015, but we unfortunately ran into some retail delays. We’re working to resolve these delays and hope to have the cards available before the end of Q1 2016.
 
Over on the @WarcraftDevs Twitter, we've also seen a number of updates for classes in Legion since the Alpha has gone back up. Our first tweet concerns the impact of Artifact bonuses on talents that replace base spells.
 
 
It looks like the changes to stats on off-pieces, such as rings and necks, might not be permanent. What other changes might be in store?
 
 
Users have voiced their opinions on the lack of mobility being provided for Death Knights in Legion. One alternative to mobility is gap closers, so would a second Death's Grip work?
 
 
There are going to be smaller changes hitting some of the classes, such as the Paladin spell spell_holy_avengersshield.jpgAvenger's Shield. This can be glyphed to hit 5 targets instead of 3, but it looks like this will disappear in Legion. One user voiced his thoughts and it seems there might be other ways to upgrade the spell.
 
 
The last tweet of the day is going to be looking at the new Legion PvP system and whether or not it will be available for lower levels.
 

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