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    Today Blizzard posted a teaser, but didn't say what it was. It looks like classic wow, as all the old npc's are in the right place in the starting zones. But everything is in High-def, with shadow textures and high def exclamation marks. The footage is not from a private server and it's not legion either. So people are speculating that this is the alpha version of classic.



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    Based off of v1.12 aka “The Drums of War,” The Last Major Update Before the First Expansion
    So we asked ourselves, would it still be possible to deliver an authentic classic experience if we took our modern code, with all its back-end improvements and changes, and used it to process the Patch 1.12 game data? While that might seem counterintuitive, this would inherently include classic systems like skill ranks, old quests and terrain, talents, and so on, while later features like Transmog and Achievements would effectively not exist because they were entirely absent from the data. After weeks of R&D, experimentation, and prototyping, we were confident we could deliver the classic WoW content and gameplay without sacrificing the literally millions of hours put in to back-end development over the past 13 years.
    https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/ne...rcraft-classic

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    Good discussions in that Dev Chat. I like what I'm hearing.

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    The PVE side of things is going to end up weird. Most fights were mechanically super simple, and much of it seemed to be balanced around 2/3 the raid not knowing how to play the game. Now characters will be a fair bit stronger than at launch (1.12 balance and talents, 16 debuff slots), far more players will know how to move and gear/play their classes properly, the server tick rate will be drastically higher, rotations and boss strats are known inside and out, etc.

    Combined with crappy amount of drops you got for a 40 man raid, players are going to be strongly encouraged to low man most things, than try to build a real raid for naxx. I wonder how many appropriately geared players with modern wow skills it would even require to clear something like BWL in 1.12.

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    Guys, do you think the textures and models are old too? I'm very interested in this question)

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    No, if you read the article that's linked in here they describe recreating everything from the ground up.

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