Blizzard Reveal Account Details For WoW Classic




/ 3 weeks ago
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WoW Classic

I must admit that as a (once) huge fan of World of Warcraft, the Summer release of the ‘classic’ version has more than piqued my interest. Admittedly, there are still a lot of questions I have surrounding the game (namely, how much Blizzard are going to try and gouge us for it), but there is a part of me that’s looking forward to tickling the nostalgia bones.

In a report via WCCFTech, however, while Blizzard hasn’t confirmed many hard facts about the game itself, they have clarified the position on how the account will operate in conjunction with any existing version.

Characters

As you may be aware, Blizzard operates a pretty generous limit as to how many characters you can have associated on a single account. Namely, up to 10 spread per server with a maximum of 50.

Many members did, however, have concerns whether this limit would translate over to the classic release. Community Manager Kaivax (a good source for information) has confirmed that this limit will be per game. In other words, you can have 50 characters on your latest retail version and 50 on your classic version.

Blizzard Announces World of Warcraft Classic

What Do We Think?

With every indication suggesting that WoW Classic will primarily be made available as part of the standard subscription package, I personally think Blizzard is making a huge mistake. Part of the reason that so many people have left WoW is directly because of the cost. Especially when they raised it a couple of years ago.

Unless they offer me a lower-tier price point, I’m going to skip this and that would be a real shame as, I suspect, many others will too.

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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10 Responses to “Blizzard Reveal Account Details For WoW Classic”
  1. Drakon says:

    “Especially when they raised it a couple of years ago.”

    What? The WoW subscription plans have not changed since day one.

  2. B says:

    Na people will play no matter what the cost. They would even buy classic again.

  3. Chue says:

    I think it’s smart on their end. This means they are giving more value for the existing subscription. For the same price now you get two games basically.

    This won’t appeal to everybody as yourself but it’s smart imo. As a current subscriber now I feel I’m getting more value and that may prevent me from stop subscribing in the long run.

  4. Flinchy says:

    What price rise? I’ve been paying the same (as an Australian) for the past decade :/

    Plus the token now..

  5. Eric says:

    I haven’t played wow since wrath of the lich King outside of private vanilla servers and that ended when nostralius got shut down. Needless to say I am excited for classic but it would be kind of a kick in the nuts if they charge full price to play on classic when I have no intention of playing the up to date version. I can only assume that will be the case though sadly.

  6. Ronnie says:

    If 9 £, € are gonna deter you as an adult to play a nostalgia game than it means that a career shift is needed

  7. Eric says:

    Yeah, I definitely don’t mind paying $15 a month. Used to be an issue when I was younger but now I’m set.

  8. You have to own any version of WoW to play classic. The $15 subscription is the entry cost if you have ever purchased WoW. Currently you can get the Battle-Chest for $20, if you have never played WoW before and want to play Classic.

  9. Gurthbrooks says:

    One would really not play Classic WoW due to their monthly fee? It is roughly equivalent to extra 3 meals or treats that you’d buy at a fast food or grocery store. You would simply be skipping out on something that is doing you harm for something that is doing equal harm for sitting around that many hours.

  10. Traemar says:

    Oh please, stop being such a damn cheapskate! The cost has nothing to do with it. To be honest, the higher the cost the better the player-base. The average age of wow players was shown to be around 28; if you can’t afford $15 at 28 then, frankly, go play Minecraft because you’d probably be equally useless in a raid as you are at life.

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