WoW Classic Phase Four
Despite the games, well, troubling start, Blizzard is still chugging ahead with the WoW classic train, driving it into the fourth phase this April, complete with a new raid. It has been some time since the last update, and the faithful WoW players who have stuck around have been looking forward to this one for some time. The server issues that plagued the game at launch seem to be resolved, as well, so hopefully, this content rollout goes smoothly.
The update is set to go live on April 15th, which is right around the corner and is coming with three primary new pieces of content. First is the Zul’Gurub raid; second is the Stranglethorn fishing extravaganza, and lastly is The Dragons of Nightmare event.
The Zul’Gurub raid takes place deep within the jungles of Stranglethorn, where you uncover an ancient troll city. It is a high-level, 20 man instance raid, and comes with 120 new item drops.
Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza
This event takes place along the coastline of the Stranglethorn Vale. Early in the morning on a specific day, Ironforge and Orgrimmar are going to be visited by some friendly goblins in an attempt to recruit anglers to the tournament. Once in Stranglethorn, the tournament begins at a pre-designated time.
The Dragons of Nightmare
Within the Emerald Dream, Powerful Emerald dragons of the green dragon flight have been seen prowling the portals at the Great Trees. Unlike Ysera, these creatures crawl and patrol with newfound menace, and do not hesitate to crush any who cross their path. Should you choose to take them on, ensure that you are with a party of strong and formidable allies.
The update seems to be proceeding the possible launch of a new WoW classic expansion, The Burning Crusade. Earlier on, Blizzard put out a poll to gauge fan interest in the idea, so it seems likely that we’re going to get a full-blown expansion pack at some point down the line.
It’s good to see that WoW classic has made some sort of run in the gaming space. Despite remaining marred by controversy following a misleading marketing campaign and failure to deliver on promises, Blizzard remains committed to the people who have invested in the game, for better or worse.
Whether WoW classic is now worth purchasing remains to be seen, however. Many of the technical issues that crippled the game at launch have been resolved, sure, but many of the initial issues people have had with the game are still present.
Really, it comes down to personal preference. If you were a fan of WoW back in the day, it might be worth your time grabbing a copy for the pure nostalgia factor. On the other hand, if you’re looking for your first foray into the world of MMORPGs, then this probably isn’t where you want to be looking.
The MMORPG genre is oversaturated, full of wonderful and different games that are all unique in their own way. So if WoW classic isn’t your cup of tea, we’re sure you can find something.