Here’s a quick PSA: the World of Warcraft Classic Auction House will reopen tomorrow after temporarily closing last week.
The closure was due to preparation for the game service to update for The Burning Crusade Classic and general availability of Classic Realms for tomorrow. In case you missed it, The Burning Crusade Classic is scheduled to release June 1 with the pre-patch scheduled for tomorrow.
This release follows some pretty extensive testing of TBCC on the test servers for several months. However, everything isn’t roses. The community as pretty upset when TBCC’s character clone fee was announced at $35.
Several people admitted this was too high a price for them,
"Yep, it's really gonna cost Classic only players unfortunately. Most of the people I knew were on the fence on whether they were going to clone at all, and probably would have for $10 just because. They certainly won't do it at $35."
Blizzard then lowered the cost to $15 noting,
“This service – providing a player with a second copy of a character in a different game – is new for us. Our original concept of the value of this service was largely based on how we price other optional items and services. We want players who choose Classic Era realms to feel as though their choice comes with the possibility that they’ll be able to build relationships and guilds with other players they can count on."
Circling back to the WoW Classic Auction House, it should be made available again after maintenance tomorrow. You can check out the full post here. Are checking out The Burning Crusade Classic on June 1? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on the character clone fee? Sound off below.