Blizzard continues to wind its way to the launch of WoW Classic, now just 10 days and 45 minutes away from the time this post goes live.
A new FAQ has been posted summarizing all the details Blizzard has announced for the WoW Classic launch and what to expect when it comes to content and functionality.
It collects together a lot of items that have been covered before, such as:
- WoW Classic primer about running WoW Classic
- The launch time for various world wide time zones
- Number of characters you’ll be allowed
- A link to the current list of realms
- The six phases of content unlocks (still no dates though)
- The status of battlegrounds
- A link to an article about itemization in WoW Classic
Some tidbits in the mix include the fact that if you bought the original WoW Collector’s Edition and are using the same account on which you activated it, you will get the pets from the CE.
In hindsight I regret not buying the WoW CE, which is a turn around from my usual feeling of regret when I do by the CE.
However, codes from the WoW Trading Card Game will not be valid for WoW Classic.
Also, no Armory feature for WoW Classic. At least not right away.
If the FAQ and subsidiary articles do not answer your questions about the launch, Blizzard has announced that they will also be holding an Ask Me Anything event in the WoW Classic sub-reddit on Tuesday, August 20th and 10:00 PDT, which is 17:00 UTC. Expect queues for questions I bet.
Speaking of queues, there was an update in the forums specifically about the Herod (US) and the Shazzrah (EU) realms, both of which Blizz is estimating will face login queues in excess of 10,000 users come the launch based on the name reservation traffic they have seen so far. Blizz would like people to swap to the two new realms they opened on Wednesday, and have said they will not open up new PvP realms until those two have filled up.
Finally, if you were wondering how the beta was going, the QA team at Blizzard posted a list of player reported bugs that were fixed over the last three month.
That is all I have. I guess I can go back to pining for the launch.