Like I mentioned a few days ago; I’ve been playing World of Warcraft again… Not the retail version mind you, the classic version from the early 2000’s.
And tonight I hit level 60 – again.
My first “mage” though… The last time I was in The Burning Crusade I played a priest and a shaman.
I did the 1-60 run the old-fashioned way – killing critters and doing quests… None of this dual-account power-leveling nonsense or getting a max-level guild member to wipe out low-level dungeons for easy experience.
Blizzard did a pre-release for The Burning Crusade : Classic which allowed players a couple of weeks to level up the new races before the expansion goes live tomorrow. I made it to the level cap in a bit under 5 days…
I probably could have shaved a day or two off if I’d not decided to get my Stormwind faction to exalted before my first mount… I despise the Draenei elephant mount and wanted an actual horse.
Anyway, as I mentioned in a previous post, the “Classic” version of the game might actually be more popular than the retail version; it’s simply a better MMORPG.
Here’s what Stormwind looked light tonight, before the Dark Portal opens tomorrow and we all go kick another planet’s ass:
It’s a little hard to make out at this size, but that’s probably three hundred people “in town”, and that’s with the new layer technology splitting everyone up… There were so many people online tonight that the auction house was taking 10-15 seconds to register that you bought something. 🙂
And that’s just the “Pagle” server – there are more than a dozen servers…
The pre-Activision WoW was really something special. Pity it was mis-managed so badly.