World of Warcraft Classic Guide Part 1

Welcome to a brand new World of Warcraft Classic Guide Series. As you all may already know, Blizzard Entertainment has announced a Classic World of Warcraft servers back in 2017 on Blizzcon. Ever since then, the fans have been patiently waiting for any news regarding our precious Vanilla WoW servers. And lo and behold, a couple of weeks ago, Blizzard has announced a release date, along with a beta test server launch. The official Classic servers will launch on August 27th of 2019, and we’re all excited.

In this guide series, I will go over some of the basics of what you need to know and how to prepare for Classic World of Warcraft, so sit tight.

The Basics

First of all, before we dive into the race and class picking, you need to know the basics of Classic World of Warcraft. You might think that it’s basically the same as current WoW, but you’d be mistaken. The game that was released in 2004 is much different from the one we play today. It has evolved and changed so much, that many people consider them to be two different games. Leveling in Classic WoW was much much harder than it is right now.

World of Warcraft Classic Character Creation Screen
World of Warcraft Classic Character Creation Screen

For example, as a warrior, you couldn’t pull more than two or three monsters and survive. Well, you could, but you would have to pop all your cooldowns and use your potions and bandages. Many would say that it was not difficult to level, but more time consuming, but I don’t think so. Imagine yourself leveling in Westfall for example, and over there you have a bunch of gnoll camps, with like 6-9 of them at one spot, and you couldn’t pull just one. If you shot your gun at one, you would pull each and every one of them, and then you’re basically screwed and have to run away.


Overall, leveling in Vanilla World of Warcraft is pretty tough and should not be taken lightly just because you can level up easily in the current game. The best thing to do while leveling is to group up with other players, which will make questing much easier, plus you’ll make some friends for future dungeons and raids.

Join us in the next part where we’ll cover Classic World of Warcraft’s UI elements and guide you through setting up your initial keybindings.


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