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Does This Video Show the First Glimpse of 'New' Vanilla WoW? Some Redditors Think So

Posted by Suzie Ford on Feb 11, 2018  | Comments

Does This Video Show the First Glimpse of 'New' Vanilla WoW? Some Redditors Think So - MMORPG.com

Thanks to eagle-eyed Coolit, we may be getting our first glimpse of the "new" Vanilla World of Warcraft in a brief video sent out by Blizzard to celebrate the game's 13th anniversary. In it, Reddit user "jpedrote52" points out two unusual details: 1) there are high-definition shadows visible (these were not brought into game until Wrath of the Lich King); 2) the spot where Forsaken begin their journey in the same spot as shown in the video, unlike private servers where they are in front of it.

The latter conclusion came after viewing the 13trh anniversary clip and comparing it to the same moment in a video from 2007. You can see both videos below.

Well the most obvious answer is, they already had it and just dug it up and used it. but again this footage had the original starting intro videos and the original quest npc's positions, but with shadows, these shadows didn't get implemented until Wotlk, but in wotlk they changed the position all the starting quest npc's to be right next to the spawn of the player character, and that's not what we see in the clip, what we see in the clip is the original intros / original vanilla zones / original quest NPC location but with shadows so is this the footage from a classic build they have up and running with some graphical tweaks (high definition shadows)?

You be the judge, but folks in this World of Warcraft Reddit thread are pretty stoked about it perhaps being a first-look at the "new" old WoW.


Anniversary Video


Original Forsaken intro

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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