Blizzard has posted updated WoW: Burning Crusade Classic beta notes, containing answers to questions from the community about attunements, raid tuning, and more.
In a recent post on the official Blizzard forums, community manager Kaivax has answered FAQs from the community via some new TBC beta comments. While many aspects of the game remain unchanged, some changes have been made from the original Burning Crusade by the developers. These changes include Badge of Justice drops, enchants, changes to hand-only weapons, and some minor other changes. Below are the beta notes:
Burning Crusade Classic Beta Notes – April 15
- Attunements work as they did when originally released.
- Original mission lines are required to enter each instance, and purchasing Heroic Dungeon Keys requires Revered’s reputation.
- These tuning requirements will relax as the game progresses through its content stages.
- For example, Karazhan would initially need alignment, but will no longer need alignment at a later stage. After that, a group must still need the Master’s Key to open the gate.
- Dungeon keys must be relaxed to require honored reputation at a later stage.
- During Burning Crusade Classic, we plan to make it so that progress can be made on the upcoming heist Alignments before the heist for which the Alignment is intended begins.
- For example, you should be able to initiate the Black Temple alignment for killing A’lar as soon as The Eye is open, which will be before Black Temple opens.
Dungeons and raids
- Original health and harm values are used. These, as well as some mechanical changes, will then be adjusted in future stages. The original state for raids persists throughout the phase in which it is the current content. With the release of the next stage, adjustments will be made as they were in the original Burning Crusade.
- Exceptions will be considered. We look forward to your feedback on customizations while testing future PTRs.
- Buffs obtained from creatures and quests in Outland are removed when entering an instance.
- This does not apply to Eastern Kingdoms or Kalimdor world buffs. Those auras cannot be obtained by player characters above level 63.
- Ritual of Summoning does not work within instances or Netherstorm.
- Badges of Justice won’t drop until a later stage on raids, but Badge of Justice dailies will be available in all stages.
- Developer Notes: While these were both changes made late in the original Burning Crusade, we believe that dailies provide healthy gameplay by encouraging dungeon variety, without significantly impacting equipment purchase.
- Primal Nether, Nether Vortex, and World Boss items from Doomwalker and Doom Lord Kazzak will initially be Bind-on-Pickup, as they were in the original Burning Crusade, and should be updated at a later stage.
- Primal Nether and Nether Vortex will be available at a later stage from the Badge of Justice supplier.
- Foreign faction sellers will initially sell the items they originally sold, and their offerings will be updated as the content is unlocked.
- Examples: The consortium’s Swift Skyfire Diamond jewel recipe, Karazhan’s mysterious ammunition, and PvP gear from all factions.
- Ring enchantments and Jewelcrafting specific gemstones now have a professional requirement to take advantage of them.
- Developer comments: The design intent for these perks was a reward for player power for having that profession, and the fact that they continued to function after unlearning that profession was a technical limitation in the original Burning Crusade.
- Weapons changed from Main-Hand-Only to One-Handed late in the original Burning Crusade will be restored to their original version in Burning Crusade Classic, and should be updated at a later stage.
- Developer Notes: Changing this to One-Handed was a very late change to the original Burning Crusade that would have a significant impact on the player’s power.
- Epic tech glasses will be available from Tier 5 stage trainers.
- Haris Pilton, Zephyr and Cooking and Fishing dailies will be available from the start as they do not directly or largely affect the player’s strength.
- Landro Longshot does not offer a redemption of WoW Trading Card Game codes.
- Developer comments: We do not intend the Burning Crusade Classic to use WoW TCG codes twice, nor do we want players who have un-redeemed codes to be able to choose between games to redeem. Landro Longshot may be reused in Burning Crusade Classic for another use, but that has nothing to do with the WoW TCG.
Keep in mind that these are beta notes, and it doesn’t mean they will apply to the final version of The Burning Crusade once it releases later this year.
Blizzard officially announced The Burning Crusade Classic at BlizzConline earlier this year.
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