Blizzard today hosted an AMA on /r/classicwow on reddit where players were able to ask some questions and get answers directly from the WoW Classic development team.
Check out their Q&A Compilation thread for all questions and answers.
The Classic team reiterated that they are committed to removing layering before phase 2 and mentioned multiple times that they are hoping to remove it even earlier than that. They have also been able to fix several bugs with the layering system in place and have addressed instances where players have odd layer change times due to a timer that is in place after being invited to a group on another layer.
When it comes to PVP, they have an increased timer so that players can not join groups to escape PVP combat.
Raid Reset Schedules
They confirmed the raid reset schedule would follow 1.12 values:
- Molten Core, BWL, AQ40, and Naxx having 7 day reset timers
- Onyxia will have a 5 day reset timer
- ZG and AQ20 will have 3 day reset timers
Item Available & Loot Clarification
Another item that Blizzard went through was an update to a tweet made by Ion Hazzikostas a while ago:
I'd expect 1.4 additions would be Phase 2; 1.5 additions would be Phase 3. In general, Phase 2 is 1.3-1.4, Phase 3 is 1.5-1.6, Phase 4 is 1.7-1.8, etc. There may be some exceptions I'm failing to recall, but that's the general structure.
— Ion Hazzikostas (@WatcherDev) April 26, 2019
While they wouldn’t give away all the information, they did make several clarifications that are vastly different from what we were expecting.