News and Guides for WoW Classic

More Onyxia 3-man Kills! More Onyxia 3-man Kills! We've already seen the Alliance take down the deep breath queen with only 3 players, now it's time for the Horde to have some fun as well! It seems around 40-50 minutes is the sweetspot for downing Onyxia with 3 players, as all the kills took about that long. The Horde compositions are set for all three videos, as Warrior, Shaman, Hunter is the go-to for 3-manning the dragon lady, which is the faction swapped equivalent of the Alliance kill we covered, which just had Paladin instead. If you want to see further humiliation for basically WoW's first raid boss, you can check out 33 druids killing her, 33 hunters taking under a minute to down her or even naked raids taking her down. WoW Classic WoW Classic Sep 18, 2020 at 05:11 by Starym
Daily Botters Removed Number Is In the Thousands Daily Botters Removed Number Is "In the Thousands" In a very weird/troll-y forum post named "What bots/hacks are allowed?" where a user asked which of the hacks and botting software is allowed because they keep seeing flying and botting players around, report them and nothing happenes, Blizzard actually responded and gave us some useful information to boot! Apparently the daily number of botting accounts being actioned (no specifics on the amount of time suspended) is in the thousands, as community manager Kaivax clarified: WoW Classic WoW Classic 4 comments Sep 16, 2020 at 23:23 by BluePosts
WoW Classic Phase 5 Hotfixes: September 14th WoW Classic Phase 5 Hotfixes: September 14th Here comes a short hotfix batch for classic, with 1 bug featuring Ossirian's reset being fixed! WoW Classic WoW Classic Sep 15, 2020 at 01:16 by Starym
Rank 14 on a Level 59 Character?? Rank 14 on a Level 59 Character?? Yep, you read that right, PvP rank 14 has all but been achieved by a level 59 character in Classic! Crashgaming247 has gone for one of the weird records and is set to get that final rank next week, as he's 87% rank 13! As he explains in an interview with WoWhead, this is the result of a 5 month long journey from rank 12, as that was when he decided to actually go for the R14 at level 59, with the last month being a 12 hour a day grind. Also, at level 59 there's no Mark of Honor turn ins (because they give you XP), longer queues, matching 60ies and many other issues that make it a lot more complicated than at max level. WoW Classic WoW Classic Sep 14, 2020 at 22:19 by Starym
The Best Record Ever: Fastest No-PvP Death The Best Record Ever: Fastest No-PvP Death Update: We now also have another entry, as Tommysalami has joined the fray and beaten all previous records! Check out his video at the bottom of the article.

Sooo... it's getting weirder in Classic. Some people really like to do things that haven't been done before, or at least not as insanely quickly. Speedrunning isn't anything new and makes sense as a general concept, but once you get into these specifics it gets weird and fast. A new record rush started today, as redditor Psyhopank decided to see just how fast a player can die after creating a new character (with no PvP/help from other players), getting it done in 26 seconds by a fairly standard method (just pulling some mobs and then /sitting). Click here to check it out, as we can't seem to embed this particular video.
WoW Classic WoW Classic 2 comments Sep 10, 2020 at 23:50 by Starym
AhnQiraj 40 No Skip Speed Run Record Set at 38:47 Ahn'Qiraj 40 No Skip Speed Run Record Set at 38:47 We've already seen it doesn't take to much time to get to and down C'thun, as even the first guilds to get to the final boss of AQ40 managed to down him within 40 minutes, but this time around the speed runs are focused on full clears, taking down all optional bosses as well. It's Darkmoon Faire week in Classic, and that means crazy DPS with its buff, so it's not surprising that this week brings us a record speed clear for the new raid, as Salad Bakers go through the whole thing without skipping any boss in under 40 minutes! The raid has been live for about a month on servers that opened up the gates pretty much immediately, while some servers haven't even opened the gates yet, so this speedy a run is pretty impressive. WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Sep 09, 2020 at 05:08 by Starym
Rumor: Naxxramas and Burning Crusade Classic Beta Release Dates Rumor: Naxxramas and Burning Crusade Classic Beta Release Dates We have some rumors to take a look at for Classic (as noticed by Barrens Chat), with a core member of the Nostalrius team talking about probable release dates for both the next raid (and Phase 6), as well as the beta for the as-yet-unconfirmed Burning Crusade Classic expansion! WoW Classic WoW Classic 8 comments Sep 09, 2020 at 04:44 by Starym
AQ War Effort Auto-complete Hotfix AQ War Effort Auto-complete Hotfix As noticed by many players, the automatic turn-ins were not triggering on many realms that needed the assistance, as there was a bug that delayed the start significantly. The bug has now been fixed and the free tun ins will start in the next few days. WoW Classic WoW Classic Sep 04, 2020 at 23:06 by Starym
90 Scarab Lords on One Server! Behold the Flamegor Russian Realm 90 Scarab Lords on One Server! Behold the Flamegor Russian Realm While the first gates of Ahn'Qiraj opened quite a while ago in WoW Classic, some servers are still working on theirs, and one of those servers recently managed to complete their journey - except it may have taken them this long due to the frankly insane amount of Scarab Lords they were cultivating! WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Sep 04, 2020 at 04:14 by Starym
Queues Are Back in WoW Classic After Delayering of All Realms Queues Are Back in WoW Classic After Delayering of All Realms It appears Blizzard's delayering of all WoW Classic realms with high population caused queues to resurface. WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Aug 22, 2020 at 12:18 by Stan
The Second War of the Shifting Sands Behind the Scenes: Engineers Workshop The Second War of the Shifting Sands Behind the Scenes: Engineer's Workshop Blizzard are taking an in-depth look at how the second Ahn'Qiraj gate opening series of events was created, from a technical standpoint. They delve into a bit of history and the first, Vanilla opening and what was learned from that, how they used automated players and stress tests to get the second version working as well as possible, the limitations of the Classic/original code itself, the very first openings of the gates and how GMs were following them live and implementing solutions on the fly, and a whole lot more! WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 20, 2020 at 17:07 by Starym
Horde Contolled Ironforge on Gandling (EU) + Biggest Mosh Pit in WoW Classic Horde Contolled Ironforge on Gandling (EU) + Biggest Mosh Pit in WoW Classic An Alliance guild called AIM on Gandling (EU) wanted to ensure the War Effort started deep at night to deny other guilds a chance at server firsts and most players the opportunity to take part in the event, which caused the Horde to kill the linen cloth hand-in NPC and the faction also took control over Ironforge. WoW Classic WoW Classic 3 comments Aug 20, 2020 at 11:14 by Stan
World First Classic 3-man Onyxia Kill World First Classic 3-man Onyxia Kill Onyxia has been bullied quite a bit recently, with 33 druids killing her, 33 hunters taking under a minute to down her, even naked raids taking her down, but it's time for another humiliation for one of WoW's oldest bosses.

Draven, Wuggreed and Starly from the guild Midnight took it upon themselves to undertake this feat a little earlier than Vanilla WoW, where the dragon was taken down by a triad only after Naxxramas (and its gear) came out. It's important to once more note that Classic is significantly different from Vanilla, and can't really be com pared directly. It took them 46 minutes to remove Onyxia's head as well as solid amount of consumables (around 260 gold for all three players combined), but it was well worth it! Congrats to them!
WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 19, 2020 at 22:11 by Starym
CThuns Beam Will Get You... Even on the Bug Trio! Weird Bug Sees Raid Wipe C'Thun's Beam Will Get You... Even on the Bug Trio! Weird Bug Sees Raid Wipe Well, it seems Blizzard went a LITTLE overboard with fixing the C'Thun eye beam range/trigger issue, as he's apparently zapping everyone all over Ahn'Qiraj! The guild Sloppy But Clean was minding their own business, progressing through AQ40 and got to the bug trio. With buffs and consumables ready and popped, they were clearing trash from the trio room... but something slightly weird happened mid-pull. WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 18, 2020 at 16:02 by Starym
1 Life Hardcore Classic: 60 or Die Trying 1 Life Hardcore Classic: 60 or Die Trying Classic has become something a little different from what was expected when it was announced, with the presumed slower leveling pace and larger enjoyment of the leveling process somewhat replaced by character boosts, ZG mage AoE XP farm runs and similar, as players with new characters tending to just try to get to 60 as fast as possible. That's why the Classic hardcore community seems like a breath of fresh air, as not only is the leveling experience highlighted, it's the entire point! WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Aug 18, 2020 at 15:19 by Starym
Level 1 Player Soloed Hogger in 19 Minutes and 22 Seconds Level 1 Player Soloed Hogger in 19 Minutes and 22 Seconds We're looking at a player who soloed Hogger in WoW Classic at Level 1 without dying. It took them 19 minutes and 22 seconds to do so!  WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Aug 14, 2020 at 17:58 by Stan
Introducing Icy Wiki Introducing Icy Wiki We've recently launched Icy Wiki, which we aim to transform into a network of high-quality gaming-related wikis for multiple game titles. Icy Veins Icy Veins 7 comments Aug 13, 2020 at 11:38 by Stan
Rockbiter and Windfury Weapon at the Same Time (or Flametongue or Frostbrand) Rockbiter and Windfury Weapon at the Same Time (or Flametongue or Frostbrand) We have a useful little discovery for enhancement Shamans in Classic, as you can combine the effect of Rockbiter Weapon with either Windfury Weapon , Flametongue Weapon or Frostbrand Weapon, so they're active at the same time! Spell batching makes this possible and it's not a universally useful technique, as it will spend a whole lot of mana, but there are plenty of situations where it might come in handy, from Vael, PvP or just the final burn phase of any boss fight if you have the mana to spare. Obviously Windfury is the best bet, as you can get all 3 of its swings with the extra 653 attack power from Rockbiter, packing quite a bigger punch.

Here's the quick video and text explanation, and thanks to GideonAI for the heads up!
WoW Classic WoW Classic 2 comments Aug 10, 2020 at 14:28 by Starym
Starting Zone Heroes: Goraks Guide to Classic Starting Zone Heroes: Gorak's Guide to Classic Gorak's back with another of his Classic "guides", as the brave Orc has managed to clear the starting zone and found life outside it can be... different! In a pretty accurate description of what it's like to leave the Valley of Trials and assume the rest of the game will follow suit, and is honestly one of the things I miss most about retail. The machinima itself also reminds me of the old-school Vanilla videos in its simplicitiy and really captures that vibe well.

The series has been going for 2 years now and is a pretty good watch so definitely check out some more of the 16 episodes made so far!
WoW Classic WoW Classic 3 comments Aug 08, 2020 at 20:20 by Starym
WoW Classic Phase 5 Hotfixes: August 7th WoW Classic Phase 5 Hotfixes: August 7th Today's hotfixes address a commonly mentioned discrepancy between Vanilla and Classic, as some AQ20 were turned un-tradeable in Classic. Blizzard have now fixed this for the Qiraji Hilt, Drape and Ring quest items, by making them non-stackable. WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 08, 2020 at 01:37 by Starym
Diablo 2 4K60 Upscaled Gameplay: 4 Acts Sorceress Diablo 2 4K60 Upscaled Gameplay: 4 Acts Sorceress The remaster-bait continues, as we have another 4K 60 FPS upscaled Diablo 2 video, but this time much more extensive, as the first one was only the first 15 minutes of the game. We see the sorceress go through all 4 of the base game's acts (and poke around vendors in act 5, just to get us teased). It's looking damn good and, as many community members have mentioned, this is pretty much what they'd want out of a remaster, just more modern graphics with maybe a touch of quality of life improvements, like the stash sizes. Blizzard Blizzard Aug 07, 2020 at 14:59 by Starym
WoW Classic Hotfixes: August 5th WoW Classic Hotfixes: August 5th Blizzard has applied a hotfix for Vicidus that prevented Frost Wands from weakening the boss in Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 06, 2020 at 06:08 by Stan
EU Guilds Down Cthun in Under an Hour, 1.5 for Full Clear, Progress EU No.1 EU Guilds Down C'thun in Under an Hour, 1.5 for Full Clear, Progress EU No.1 The EU gates opened around 8 PM CEST today and the guilds rushed in to clear AQ40. It took most of them around 50 minutes to get to and kill C'Thun, and then they continued to clear the rest. Progress took home the EU 1st crown for Classic (and also took an hour and 27 minutes total for the full clear), followed by gusy and Calamity, with 8 other guilds having downed C'Thun as well so far. WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Aug 05, 2020 at 19:14 by Starym
Frost Wands Not Working on Viscidus? Frost Wands Not Working on Viscidus? After the C'Thun eye beam issues that were hotfixed quickly, we now have another #nochanges problem in Ahn'Qiraj. Frost Wands were one of the main ways raids used to freeze Viscidus in Vanilla, which is necessary to move him into his next phase and progress the encounter, as other than mages, ranged classes didn't have any sources of frost damage to offer the fight. Now it's looking like these wands (primarily Wand of Biting Cold) aren't working in Classic, making the fight harder (or making you stack melee/mages, since melee cold weapons seem to be working fine, as the usually used Coldrage Dagger is working normally.). WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 05, 2020 at 16:56 by Starym
Activision Blizzard CFO Optimistic About Diablo Immortal Activision Blizzard CFO Optimistic About Diablo Immortal Activision Blizzard Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin said the popularity of Call of Duty Mobile proves that the company is heading the right direction developing games for mobile, and he is optimistic about the future of Diablo Immortal too. Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Aug 05, 2020 at 16:42 by Stan
Blizzard Congratulates First Few Scarab Lords in the EU Region Blizzard Congratulates First Few Scarab Lords in the EU Region Blizzard has congratulated the first few gong ringers in the EU region, in a similar vein with what they did yesterday in the US region. WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 05, 2020 at 15:39 by Stan
War on Pagle Lasted Longer Than Expected War on Pagle Lasted Longer Than Expected There was a bug that caused the war to last longer 13 hours instead of 10 on Pagle. Blizzard reported they had fixed the issue, and the war is finally over, but players on the official forums report they are still unable to zone into the new raid. WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 05, 2020 at 14:44 by Stan
Gong and Scarab Lord Shenanigans During the 10 Hour War Gong and Scarab Lord Shenanigans During the 10 Hour War Ever since the gong was rung and all the Qiraji started busting out of the ground and the potential Scarab Lords started trying to finish up their quests, it's been a wild and crazy time down in Silithus, and we're going to take a look at some of the highlights!

We start off with the biggest bang, as one of the giant bugs was pulled into Cenarion Hold, where it proceeded to detonate the entire settlement and players in it in a very spectacular way:
WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 05, 2020 at 03:55 by Starym
ONSLAUGHT Down CThun in 38 Minutes, US First ONSLAUGHT Down C'Thun in 38 Minutes, US First Update: two more guilds have downed C'Thun, as Fusion and Rise take US spots 2 and 3.

They really should have waited another 2 minutes. While ONSLAUGHT aren't quite done with AQ 40 yet, they have cleared the final boss already, with the bug trio, Viscidus and Huhuran remaining and being cleared now. Skeram was also the first server to open the gates, which makes sense as this is the US first kill for the endboss. The setup was 13 DPS warriors, 4 rogues, 2 hunters, 5 mages, 4 warlocks, 2 warrior tanks, 5 resto shamans, 4 priests and 1 resto druid.
WoW Classic WoW Classic 6 comments Aug 05, 2020 at 03:27 by Starym
Blizzard Congratulates First Few Scarab Lords in WoW Classic Blizzard Congratulates First Few Scarab Lords in WoW Classic Blizzard congratulated the first few gong ringers on Classic servers that have completed the Scepter of the Shifting Sands questline and started the 10-hour war. WoW Classic WoW Classic Aug 04, 2020 at 22:17 by Stan
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