In the previous part of our guide series, we’ve covered the absolute basics of World of Warcraft Classic servers to get you ready for the launch. In this part, we’ll go over Classic WoW UI elements and basic stuff you’ll encounter once you start the game for the first time.
World of Warcraft Classic UI
Well, I’m going to help you understand how the game worked back then. When you enter the world on your first character, you are not greeted with tutorials like in many other games. That didn’t exist back in Vanilla World of Warcraft. You had to figure it out by yourself. In the screenshot below, you’ll be able to see the most basic WoW UI, just like it was back in Vanilla.
Okay, so, let’s break it down. In the upper left corner, you can see your character’s portrait that includes your name, your HP, and your resource (Mana in this case). In the upper right corner, you have your basic minimap that shows you where you need to pick up and turn in quests. Bottom of the screen shows your action bars. This is where you put your skills and abilities. In the bottom right corner of the action bar, you can see the bag slots, which is your inventory. The middle of the action bar is your character’s tab, spellbook, talents, quest log, social tab, main menu, and help tab respectively. You are able to bind your abilities and skills to your action bar however you like. This can be done by opening the main menu and selecting the “keybindings” tab. You can also add additional spell slots in the “interface” tab of the main menu.
Now that we’ve gone over the basics of Classic World of Warcraft, in the next article we’ll dive into race and class picking guide, among other things. There is still some time before the game launches, so don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of time to go over everything you need to know about Vanilla World of Warcraft!