Stormwind was built on rock’n’roll according to WoW Classic dev

The second episode of WoW Classic with the Creators is out and about. This time, Aaron Keller, one of the game’s original designers, speaks about his experiences as the designer and builder of many of the game’s early cities.

Keller remembers all the dungeons and cities being on a whiteboard. Developers went around and chose what they wanted to build. No one, Keller says, was picking cities. So he started off with taking the Stormwind project and keep choosing the game’s other cities.

When Stormwind was finished and inserted into the company’s internal build of the game, Keller cued entry into the city to start playing Starship’s We Built This CityPretty soon, he remembers, the song was playing all over the office.

It’s a great way to get ready for Monday’s release of World of Warcraft Classic. Do yourself a favor and take 90 seconds out of your day and check it out!


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.

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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.


  1. These original Dev video’s have giving me the serious feels, so many fond memories of Azeroth & excited for everyone jumping in!

    May Elune Light Your Path.

  2. Cities aflame with Rock ‘N’ Roll!

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