It is as they say that you never forget your first love. It is even true in the case of video games. The very first version of every game is always special on a gamer’s heart. The adaptations and sequels of classic video games are great, there are no two doubts about that, but it is quite a strange phenomenon that even the sequels and expansions cannot surpass the original version’s magic. Such is the case has been with the MMORPG game “World of Warcraft Classic.”
World of Warcraft Classic
World of Warcraft (WOW) was released back in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. The game generated a huge fan base. Since the first version, WOW has got seven expansion packs, including The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion, Battle of Azeroth, and Shadowlands.
The game unarguably is called the best MMORPG game ever, fetching 12 Million subscribers back in 2010 alone. WOW continued evolving with its expansion packs, and likewise, the user base has been on the rise and complimented this legendary series.
Although the game’s got unique expansion packs, a large WOW community wanted the original base game back before developed expansions. Every product has a lifecycle, and as the WOW fanbase was declining relatively. A large chunk of the community wanted to relive the original WOW game’s magic. Hence Blizzard played the right move at the right time. i.e., to give the players what they want. They remade the original base game and called it World of Warcraft Classic. The game was launched in 2019 and created a huge buzz among the WOW community.
The treat for the fans was that the developers replicated all the original gameplay mechanics into WOW classic. The fans can relive and re-enjoy the first game in this day and age. The fans can recall their memories and it gives a kind of nostalgia to play the first version. How cool is that?
WOW classic contains the original nine classes known as a druid, hunter, mage, paladin, priest, rogue, shaman, warlock and warrior. Moreover, the players can also choose from the eight original World of Warcraft races, giving the player an experience as original as possible.
WOW classic won the PC game of the year award back in 2019. The game got a great critical and commercial reception; the fans were rejoiced and hailed the blizzard decision that they brought back their memories and gave them the chance to revisit their memories. ☺
Kudos to Blizzard entertainment, who listened to their community and made their dream come true. As a gaming fan and observer, I believe that the game developers who care for their customers grow more than those who look for short-term economic benefits and do not foresee the bigger picture. I have seen that when you listen to your community, take their feedback, and produce something that fulfills their wants and gives them something extra as a bonus, you make them more loyal, and ultimately, it makes you bigger and better than ever. Blizzard did precisely that. They refreshed the WOW fanbase with this nostalgic trip and gave WOW a new life.
For every WOW fan, WOW classic is worth it, and it’s a must-buy game and so is the currency within it – Classic WOW gold. Even the players who have not played the original version should give it a go because this version has not only replicated the original game’s features but also it has better graphics and updated features. It is worth the money and you will definitely enjoy this game. So, what are we even waiting for? Let’s have a go at it!