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BC Classic: Shadowlands Client, Phases Not Set in Stone, Raid Attuenement Details and a Lot More - MrGM Interview

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While BlizzConline may be done, the interviews sure aren't, and we got a lot of new info on the Burning Crusade Classic from MrGM's interview with John Hight and Brian Birmingham!

  • The biggest takeway from the interview is the fact that BC Classsic will work in the newest Shadowlands client, meaning we may get new graphical options like Ray Tracing and other goodies! 
  • Raid attunements will mostly work as they did, but there will also be improvements, like everyone getting attuned instead of 1 person, and possibly non-current raids no longer requiring attunement at all. 
  • The release Phases themselves aren't 100% set in stone, there's still room to tweak them depending on community feedback.
  • Fresh Classic servers (meaning starting at Phase 1 of Vanilla) may happen, but not until after launch. They did not mention fresh BC Classic servers, however (meaning new servers that you can start on when BC launches).
  • Leatherworking Drums will be changed/nerfed as they feel too powerful and mandatory.
  • The fact that the whole expansion is based on the final patch, 2.4.3 was reiterated, and it was chosen because they felt that was the best balance the expansion had. We hope it won't have similar adverse effects they way Vanilla Classic's class tuning did. The XP curve will also be as it was in 2.4.3.
  • There will be other quality of life improvements that came either with the final patch or even beyond it, like mounts at level 30.
  • Collector's Edition items from the original Burning Crusade will be given to accounts that have it in Classic as well.

And here's the full interview, very helpfully marked with each question in the video timeline/progress bar!

 

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I'm fine with all of this. It sounds like Blizzard has realize that the game NEEDS to be adjusted because people aren't approaching it like they did in 2007. Classic showed that the "no changes" crowd were full of crap since they repeatedly shot down any call to tweak encounters to make it harder to compensate for this not being 2006. Glad it seems that Blizzard has learned to tune those loudmouths out. 

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