Blizzard has released a "not a bug" list for the upcoming World of Warcraft Classic. Closed beta testing for the game started on Wednesday last week.
World of Warcraft Classic is a deliberately old-school version of the popular MMO designed to resemble World of Warcraft pre-The Burning Crusade expansion. As such, there are plenty of features in Classic that Blizzard removed from the game in later patches. Things that are "not bugs" in World of Warcraft Classic include Tauren hitboxes being larger than other races, as well as much lower creature respawn rates.
In a post on the official World of Warcraft forums, community manager Kaivax says WoW Classic "invokes different memories for different players". This leads to misconceptions about what is or isn't working as Blizzard intended. Since the game is a snapshot of WoW circa 2004, there will be plenty of features and quirks that aren't present in modern World of Warcraft. Of course, there could still be unintended bugs in Classic, which is why Blizzard is rolling out a "do not report these" list. You can read the full "not a bug" list right here. It's an interesting reminder of how far World of Warcraft has come since its 2004 release.
The full release of World of Warcraft Classic is coming on August 27th. The game will use Patch 1.12.0 as a foundation. This patch was the first to add PvP Battlegrounds to the game. Over time, Blizzard plans to introduce "new" content to Classic just as it did with the original game. When Classic launches, it'll include Molten Core, Onyxia, and Maraudon. The game will eventually add classic raids like Blackwing Lair, Zul'gurub, and Naxxramas. We don't yet know when Blizzard will roll out these new phases. We'll keep you posted on this as we get more.
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