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Second Source Allegedly Confirms The Burning Crusade Classic Beta in March 2021

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Nano from the Nostalrius project is back with a second source that allegedly confirmed that Phase 6 and Naxxrammas are planned for early December 2020 with The Burning Crusade Classic Beta launching in March 2021, and we also find out that TBC Classic may launch sooner than expected.

Barrens Chat reports that Nano had a second source confirming Phase 6 rollout and details about TBC Classic. Obviously, nothing has been officially confirmed yet by Blizzard so take the rumor with a grain of salt.

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So I kinda don't get the point of WoW classic anymore if it will get expansions as well. Sounds kinda dumb to me just re-releasing expansions again. Everyone liked Wrath of the Lich King so they should go with it at start.

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I wonder how they are going to do it. Separate servers for BC, while leaving Classic intact? Allowing people to migrate? Feels like this would spread player base too much.

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26 minutes ago, Kaelos said:

So I kinda don't get the point of WoW classic anymore if it will get expansions as well. Sounds kinda dumb to me just re-releasing expansions again. Everyone liked Wrath of the Lich King so they should go with it at start.

that's a very closed minded thing to believe, like you think everyone liked wotlk more than vanilla/tbc which is just factually incorrect

either way, I think that p6 in december is hella early and probably not going to happen. I think some servers still do not have the gates open, or at least only did very recently. p6 is probably in january

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26 minutes ago, Arcling said:

I wonder how they are going to do it. Separate servers for BC, while leaving Classic intact? Allowing people to migrate? Feels like this would spread player base too much.

I started playing in late Vanilla and have played every expansion; TBC was my favorite expansion by far.  It was effectively Vanilla with much needed bug fixes and systems improvements without doing a full overhaul like WotLK and Cata did.  Back in TBC I thought it was awesome how we were effectively the antagonists.  We were invading Outland and we were toppling Illidan who we thought was a Dictator despite him actually being on our side.

I like how we are the a-holes in TBC.

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29 minutes ago, geofferson said:

  We were invading Outland and we were toppling Illidan who we thought was a Dictator despite him actually being on our side.

Just to carry on the 'hundred different perspectives' thing, I thought this soft retconning of Illidan and the demon hunters was out and out the worst thing from Legion. ?

 

1 hour ago, Arcling said:

I wonder how they are going to do it. Separate servers for BC, while leaving Classic intact? Allowing people to migrate? Feels like this would spread player base too much.

I'm going to guess separate servers with character copy for level 60s. 

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1 hour ago, geofferson said:

I started playing in late Vanilla and have played every expansion; TBC was my favorite expansion by far.  It was effectively Vanilla with much needed bug fixes and systems improvements without doing a full overhaul like WotLK and Cata did.  Back in TBC I thought it was awesome how we were effectively the antagonists.  We were invading Outland and we were toppling Illidan who we thought was a Dictator despite him actually being on our side.

I like how we are the a-holes in TBC.

Burning Crusade was when I started raiding. Overall, I liked it, but some of it's systems and balance were rather wonky. 

Many of Illidan's actions can't be considered good, using broken draenei as slaves and forcefully converting more orcs into fel orcs, among other things. Wouldn't call him a good guy back then. 

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On 9/23/2020 at 1:21 AM, Arcling said:

Wouldn't call him a good guy back then.

Of course, he is not. He is an anti-hero, chaotic in nature, and his motivation cannot be seen in TBC. The only thing we know of him at that time is his hunger for power. 

And to be honest I wouldn't call Legion storyline a retcon. It feels more like his actions was given context. 

I don't want to go to extremes, but let's just say that his ultimately good goal does not justify his actions. 

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On 9/22/2020 at 6:38 PM, Halock said:

Just to carry on the 'hundred different perspectives' thing, I thought this soft retconning of Illidan and the demon hunters was out and out the worst thing from Legion. ?

Maybe official Lore but I played a Night Elf Rogue with the Blindfold face option in Vanilla back in 2006 because what I really wanted to play was a Demon Hunter.  Night Elf Rogue was the closest thing.

Gotta remember WC3 was still recent and Illidan was a Tragic Hero not a Villian.  Even At the Time it was very Weird to the Player base that we were going after Illidan.  Even end game story in TBC doesn't make you feel like you are the good guy.

It really wasn't a Retcon in Legion, Legion just nailed it home that we were the bad guys canonically in TBC.

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On 9/22/2020 at 11:20 PM, Kaelos said:

So I kinda don't get the point of WoW classic anymore if it will get expansions as well. Sounds kinda dumb to me just re-releasing expansions again. Everyone liked Wrath of the Lich King so they should go with it at start.

Burning Crusade was waaay more interesting for me, rather than this Wrath thing.

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On 9/22/2020 at 11:49 PM, GBeast said:

that's a very closed minded thing to believe, like you think everyone liked wotlk more than vanilla/tbc which is just factually incorrect

either way, I think that p6 in december is hella early and probably not going to happen. I think some servers still do not have the gates open, or at least only did very recently. p6 is probably in january

So they will roll out over Vanilla? Why not make different servers, for different games. This way if you want to stick to Vanilla, you can. I'm waiting for BC myself tho. 

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On 9/22/2020 at 11:35 PM, Arcling said:

I wonder how they are going to do it. Separate servers for BC, while leaving Classic intact? Allowing people to migrate? Feels like this would spread player base too much.

I hope they do it.

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On 9/23/2020 at 12:38 AM, Halock said:

Just to carry on the 'hundred different perspectives' thing, I thought this soft retconning of Illidan and the demon hunters was out and out the worst thing from Legion. ?

 

I'm going to guess separate servers with character copy for level 60s. 

How is it soft retconning? He always had good intentions.

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On 9/26/2020 at 2:00 AM, Znifler said:

So they will roll out over Vanilla? Why not make different servers, for different games. This way if you want to stick to Vanilla, you can. I'm waiting for BC myself tho. 

??? what makes you think I am saying that? I was contradicting the guy who was saying that there's no point to not start from wotlk

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55 minutes ago, GBeast said:

??? what makes you think I am saying that? I was contradicting the guy who was saying that there's no point to not start from wotlk

I was actually on your side here but ok... I was asking a question. 

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