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Jon Bloodspray
(@jon-bloodspray)
Estimable Member

Does anyone know what online cap is gonna be for a realm?

I think Vanilla was 2.5k/realm at launch. Hopefully it'll be around that but I honestly do not know.

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Posted : 22/04/2019 1:05 pm
Driath
(@driath)
Trusted Member

I really hope the phases will be longer than that. But no, there is no information on the matter yet.

Some of them at least definitely should be longer. 3 months from release to DM? May as well release it immediately then, way too fast.
Hopefully we can take our time Smile

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Posted : 22/04/2019 3:53 pm
Samaraner
(@samaraner)
Estimable Member

I intended to say that I cant see the first phase only being 3 months. But then I decided to make a more educated guess and took a look at the actual release dates. Assuming Blizz wants to recreate the original timeline there is still some guesswork left, considering every phase consists of 2 patches. So I will note down the shortest possible duration, the longest possible duration and the "start-to-start" duration, only looking at the earlier patch of each phase. This is what I would consider the most reasonable approach.

Phase 1:
Release 07.11.2004 (1.1) / 18.12.2004 (1.2)
Shortest duration: 79 days
Longest duration: 152 days
Start to start: 120 days

Phase 2:
Release 07.03.2005 (1.3) / 08.04.2005 (1.4)
Shortest duration: 60 days
Longest duration: 127 days
Start to start: 92 days

Phase 3:
Release 07.06.2005 (1.5) / 12.07.2005 (1.6)
Shortest duration: 63 days
Longest duration: 125 days
Start to start: 98 days

Phase 4:
Release 13.09.2005 (1.7) / 10.10.2005 (1.8)
Shortest duration: 85 days
Longest duration: 196 days
Start to start: 112 days

Phase 5:
Release 03.01.2006 (1.9) / 28.03.2006 (1.10)
Shortest duration: 84 days
Longest duration: 231 days
Start to start: 168 days

Phase 6:
Release 20.06.2006 (1.11) / 22.08.2006 (1.12)
Duration: ???

Summary: phase 1 4 months, phase 2 and 3 3 months, phase 4 4 months, phase 5 5-6 months.

Taking into account phase 5 is containing the AQ opening, it does make sense for that phase to be considerably longer. Also phase 1 accomodating for the leveling phase (even though only 1 extra month is pretty rough for anyone not speed leveling).
The odd one in my opinion would be phase 4. It is only adding ZG and AB, yet had to be longer than phase 3 which adds BWL, AV and WSG. If there will be adjustments to the timeline (and they obviously consider them, otherwise we could have gotten the times allready) this seems to be the most obvious place to apply them. Apart from prolonging phase 1, which is probably highly subjective coming from a warrior who likes to take his time.

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Posted : 23/04/2019 1:18 am
daisyKutter
(@daisykutter)
Estimable Member

That means probably we will have only 2-3 months to level to 60 before phase 2 comes.

Anyone knows if there will be some kind of event in retail prior to the launch of classic?

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Posted : 23/04/2019 1:36 am
Samaraner
(@samaraner)
Estimable Member

That means probably we will have only 2-3 months to level to 60 before phase 2 comes.

If you are planning on entering raids before phase 2 hits, it shouldnt take you much longer than 2 months to reach level 60.
Anyone knows if there will be some kind of event in retail prior to the launch of classic?

They did not announce anything like that and in my opinion it is very unlikely they will.

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Posted : 23/04/2019 2:00 am
Escalotes
(@escalotes)
Estimable Member

No progressive itemization confirmed! All items will be released as their 1.12 versions.
WoW Classic will only include that last version of the item, as it existed in our reference version: 1.12.

Source Blue Post

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Posted : 26/04/2019 9:31 am
Selexin
(@selexin)
Prominent Member

Does loot trading exist in Classic?

Probably should add their addendum which stated that it applied only to raids with lockout timers, so UBRS and BRD for example won't have loot trading, even though they are "raid dungeons". Which is a good thing.

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Posted : 26/04/2019 9:05 pm
Kchlangendin
(@kchlangendin)
Estimable Member

Hey guys the sun outside dries shit out of me, that's the heck summer! Any good news or something? Can't wait anymore.

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Posted : 27/04/2019 11:48 am
teebling
(@teebling)
Noble Member

Does loot trading exist in Classic?

Probably should add their addendum which stated that it applied only to raids with lockout timers, so UBRS and BRD for example won't have loot trading, even though they are "raid dungeons". Which is a good thing.

Roger that - away from comp until monday but will add this in then.

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Topic starter Posted : 27/04/2019 2:26 pm
Driath
(@driath)
Trusted Member

Hey guys the sun outside dries shit out of me, that's the heck summer! Any good news or something? Can't wait anymore.

Yeah, the wait is unbearable isn't it?
To be honest, if they would at least tell us a little clearer when the game is coming I think I would be able to bear it but this living in limbo constantly checking Blizzard blue posts and news.. :p Torture!
They've been good at drip-feeding us tidbits of information like once per month, but really starting to feel itchy from waiting here!
That said, with internal alpha having run for a little while we could be seeing a beta announcement in early/mid May.
I've been keeping myself busy with wedding preparation and guild forum creation and like housework and stuff, but I swear if I catch myself absent-mindedly cleaning the already sparkling clean shower room while daydreaming about WoW Classic one more time..

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Posted : 28/04/2019 1:55 am
Cielos
(@cielos)
Eminent Member

Yeah, the wait is unbearable isn't it?
To be honest, if they would at least tell us a little clearer when the game is coming I think I would be able to bear it but this living in limbo constantly checking Blizzard blue posts and news.. :p Torture!
They've been good at drip-feeding us tidbits of information like once per month, but really starting to feel itchy from waiting here!
That said, with internal alpha having run for a little while we could be seeing a beta announcement in early/mid May.
I've been keeping myself busy with wedding preparation and guild forum creation and like housework and stuff, but I swear if I catch myself absent-mindedly cleaning the already sparkling clean shower room while daydreaming about WoW Classic one more time..

I find myself using my downtime at work to nibble on any tidbit of information about Classic. To be honest, I haven't felt anticipation like this for a game in quite a while and I can't wait for a beta. Although, I feel if they do have a beta, it will be early/mid June. This way, it doesn't pull people away from the current mini-raid they just release in retail.

Even though I'd be willing to wager there's more interest in Classic than retail at this point, everything still revolves around BFA. Sad

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Posted : 29/04/2019 6:26 am
teebling
(@teebling)
Noble Member

Added bit from Selexin re lockout timers/loot trading and also added the newest blue on itemisation.

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Topic starter Posted : 29/04/2019 10:47 am
Escalotes
(@escalotes)
Estimable Member

Yeah, the wait is unbearable isn't it?
To be honest, if they would at least tell us a little clearer when the game is coming I think I would be able to bear it but this living in limbo constantly checking Blizzard blue posts and news.. :p Torture!
They've been good at drip-feeding us tidbits of information like once per month, but really starting to feel itchy from waiting here!
That said, with internal alpha having run for a little while we could be seeing a beta announcement in early/mid May.
I've been keeping myself busy with wedding preparation and guild forum creation and like housework and stuff, but I swear if I catch myself absent-mindedly cleaning the already sparkling clean shower room while daydreaming about WoW Classic one more time..

I find myself using my downtime at work to nibble on any tidbit of information about Classic. To be honest, I haven't felt anticipation like this for a game in quite a while and I can't wait for a beta. Although, I feel if they do have a beta, it will be early/mid June. This way, it doesn't pull people away from the current mini-raid they just release in retail.

Even though I'd be willing to wager there's more interest in Classic than retail at this point, everything still revolves around BFA. Sad

I spend so many hours already putting together levelling loot lists and engame mats requirements for tanking. The wait is killing me.

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Posted : 29/04/2019 11:27 am
Selexin
(@selexin)
Prominent Member

Added bit from @Selexin re lockout timers/loot trading and also added the newest blue on itemisation.

I think you put in an extra word?
Note that this only applies to instances which don't have a raid lockout timer. So for example, even though URBS and LRBS are considered 'raid dungeons', they don't have lockout timers and therefore loot trading won't exist in them.

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Posted : 29/04/2019 3:46 pm
Cielos
(@cielos)
Eminent Member

I spend so many hours already putting together levelling loot lists and engame mats requirements for tanking. The wait is killing me.

Same! I even did a trial run on a private server so I could take notes on where to go and how long certain quests take etc. While I'm not planning on speedrunning, per se, I just want to be ahead of the pack and be a knowledge base for other players, if needed.

Even the build up has been an enjoyable experience, although slightly torturous due to the wait. LoL

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Posted : 30/04/2019 5:49 am
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