Remembering World of Warcraft Classic with its original creators

With World of Warcraft Classic making its (re)debut in just under a week, the original creators have taken to the airwaves in a new video. Jeff Kaplan, Tom Chilton, Aaron Keller, Pat Nagle, and Alex Afrasiabi are all present. Each speaks about his memories of the original WoW as they head into this “new” version of Classic and play.

The group not only speaks of its memories of the game but also WoW’s 15-year journey to the present day.

World of Warcraft Classic will launch around the world on Monday, August 26th at 3:00 pm Pacific. Players will need a current WoW subscription in order to play but the subscription covers both Classic and current retail versions of the game.

To facilitate a smooth launch, Blizzard has published a ton of articles about creating characters, the realm list for each region, and other resources to help the community reconnect with old friends.

About World of Warcraft Classic

World of Warcraft Classic is a faithful recreation of the original WoW experience, as it was in 2006. Everything about the game—from combat mechanics and talent trees to character models and zone layouts—has been restored to realize a truly authentic experience.


For those interested in an in-depth Q&A session with the Classic team, there is this Reddit thread that’s packed with lots of information. It’s definitely a must-read for anyone planning to join up next Monday!

And for those who may not wish to play, but love the “race to World First”, check this out:

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Suzie is an avid gamer and has been since 1995. She lives in the desert with her own personal minion while dreaming of pixel worlds beyond Earth.

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