BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders will be able to try out World of Warcraft: Classic thanks to a demo that is being created especially for the convention. In a new blog post on the WoW site, developers expand on what players can expect, what is "new" given the foundation of Classic on the modern code base, and more.
What to expect:
- as close to WoW as it existed in 2005-2006 and the demo will be "a clear reflection of that"
- outdoor questing is the focus: Barrens for the Horde & Westfall for the Alliance including the search for Mankrik's wife
- no dungeons will be included
- the only PvP will be via dueling
- online play will have a limited amount of log in time before players are removed from the game to let others play, though the restriction could be lifted later. Players will be able to log in and continue after a time
- demo begins with players at level 15
- modern code base
- Battle.net chat integration
- download and play the demo through the launcher
- improved support for widescreen
- right-click player reporting
- cheats, bots and other exploitive behavior will be monitored
- 32-bit support will not be included
- colorblind mode is included
- classic icons have been added and "heirloom" has been removed from verbiage
We’re really excited about the BlizzCon WoW Classic Demo, and hope you are too! But we definitely don’t want to send the message that we’re done, because we’re not. There’s still lots of work left do, and the BlizzCon demo is an important step in the process of bringing the original WoW back to life as authentically as we can. This is a great chance for you to see the direction we’re heading and give us some early feedback, so be sure to leave your thoughts in the Classic section of the WoW forums.
Read the full post on the World of Warcraft site.