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The initial stress test has ended on Classic Beta, but the stress test realm will remain accessible for play until Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm PDT, meaning you still have enough time to play within the level 1-5 range if you were invited, because many players had difficulties logging in to the game for many hours.

UPDATE: It seems Closed beta realms are back up for testing, or were never offline to begin with (needs confirmation).

For the time of the stress test, Closed beta realms aren't available, but should be after the stress test realm goes down. Here's a blue post from Blizzard:

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At this time, we have wrapped up our active testing period. The stress test realm will still be available for play until Thursday, May 23 at 6:00pm PDT. If you were selected for just the stress test, there will be no realm to login to at that time tomorrow.

The closed beta realms will soon be available again for those testers.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the WoW Classic stress test!

While the stress test schedule's fluid, the next one is planned for May 29th and the level cap will be raised to 10.

  • Stress Test 2: Wed May 29– Thurs May 30
  • Stress Test 2: Wed Jun 19– Thurs Jun 20
  • Stress Test 3: Thurs Jul 18– Fri July 19
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1 hour ago, OldManKrypton said:

I had a blast. And the graphics look amazing in 4K.

It looks great. Already at level 20. August can't come soon enough!

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6 hours ago, Stan said:

It looks great. Already at level 20. August can't come soon enough!

Really looking forward to just sitting down and playing it! 

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These comments about WoW Classic (beta) are very encouraging.  I suspect I will be glad I pre-ordered it, despite my aversion to buying things that are not sure to be released, although I figured if I was looking forward to WoW Classic, lots of others would be too and that tends to ensure that the project continues to get reasonable funding to be ready for release.

How retro is WoW Classic?  In what ways does it differ most from the  classic parts of WoW  in BFA?

BTW, the comment someone made about it being wonderful on a 4K display is especially useful.  BFA is great on 4K and I expected Classic to be even better, so the comment was reassuring.  Although gamers tend to be the people who demand development in high performance (personal) computing hardware, software and networking, games such as Wow sometimes do not make use of technology that is now available at Walmart, much less what bleeding-edge game-boxes are built with a year before the game is released.

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FractalZ

 

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21 hours ago, FractalZ said:

These comments about WoW Classic (beta) are very encouraging.  I suspect I will be glad I pre-ordered it, despite my aversion to buying things that are not sure to be released, although I figured if I was looking forward to WoW Classic, lots of others would be too and that tends to ensure that the project continues to get reasonable funding to be ready for release.

How retro is WoW Classic?  In what ways does it differ most from the  classic parts of WoW  in BFA?

BTW, the comment someone made about it being wonderful on a 4K display is especially useful.  BFA is great on 4K and I expected Classic to be even better, so the comment was reassuring.  Although gamers tend to be the people who demand development in high performance (personal) computing hardware, software and networking, games such as Wow sometimes do not make use of technology that is now available at Walmart, much less what bleeding-edge game-boxes are built with a year before the game is released.

Regards,

FractalZ

 

How did you pre-order WoW Classic? I mean the game will be free with a sub to begin with. Did you mean the Anniversary Collector's Edition?

You don't get the new character models in Classic and I believe they only updated ground clutter and water. They're using old world assets and models in the game.  To sum up, leveling is a lot slower and harder than in BfA, you kill a mob and are out of mana, you pull more than a mob and you're screwed. You need to visit the trainer to learn spells and oftentimes find yourself out of gold to purchase all available spells.

Zones are somewhat weird too. I'm playing an Undead. 1-10 was fine... then I went to Silverpine Forest and most quests at 14ish were really hard and I died all the time, so I decided to switch to Barrens till ~20ish, leaving some red quests in the quest log. Then, I went to Stonetalon Mountains, completed the initial few intro quests and again found myself out of options, because the next quests were too hard and red. Now, I returned back to Barrens and I'm doing the silithid and southern Barrens quests that I left before leaving Barrens and so forth, but that was the same in Vanilla. Haven't had the chance to try out dungeons yet.

Beta community is awesome though. You always get a buff when you come across a Mage, some may even trade you conjured water, which I ❤️. I am constantly OOM and 5 Silver for 5 water is too expensive 😄. Started selling wands and bags to make some gold 😄.

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