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Blizzard Reveals World of Warcraft: Classic PvP Plans

For those World of Warcraft fans looking forward to Classic, Blizzard has shared a few exciting new details.
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The team over at Blizzard has opened up a little bit more about their World of Warcraft Classic plans in a new forum post by detailing some of the PvP plans they have for the launch that has long-time WoW fans salivating. While it won’t offer a “formal PvP” experience at launch, the studio did reveal how the killing sprees will work in-game. 

“As was the case when World of Warcraft originally launched in 2004, there won’t be a formal PvP system in WoW Classic at the outset. You’ll still be able to PvP, of course, and there will be no Dishonorable Kills, so you’ll be free to repeatedly hunt down every player and NPC in, say, Stranglethorn Vale to your stealthy heart’s content,” the studio mentioned in a response to a fan over on the game’s official forums. “The items you earn from the PvP Rank Rewards will be the versions from patch 1.12. Keep in mind though, just as it did originally, it will require a substantial time investment to rank up through the Honor System. For those interested in the Rank Rewards, earning epic gear will require consistent dedication over a long period of time as a top contributor on your realm.”

The post continued by opening up about the third phase of the game, including that of the first Battlegrounds: Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley. They added, “One thing to note is that there were a couple of updates to these vendors over the course of the original patch releases, so some items won’t be available right away. For example, the Spell Penetration trinkets available from the Warsong Gulch vendor weren’t introduced until Patch 1.9, so we’re currently thinking that we’ll add these in phase 5.”

To make thte outline a little easier to understand, Blizzard provided a brief synopsis of the different phases: 

Phase 1 (WoW Classic Launch)

  • You can PvP one another in the world, but there is no tracking, and no formal rewards for doing so.

Phase 2

  • Honor System (including Dishonorable Kills)

PvP Rank Rewards

Phase 3

  • Alterac Valley (version 1.12 2.5k)
  • Warsong Gulch

Phase 4

  • Arathi Basin

Phase 5

  • World PvP objectives in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands

Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly when World of Warcraft Classic is set to launch, but it seems to still be slated for a Summer release. Hopefully we’ll have a hard launch date before BlizzCon this year so the team can focus on the Diablo announcements that weren’t quite ready for last year’s event. 

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