World of Warcraft Classic is a server option for the MMORPG World of Warcraft. Running alongside the main version of the game, Classic recreates the game in the state it was in before the release of the first expansion, The Burning Crusade. It was announced at BlizzCon 2017 and was released globally and simultaneously at 3pm PDT on August 26, 2019.
Classic recreates the game in the state it was in after patch 1.12.1, c. September 2006, before the launch of The Burning Crusade expansion. The maximum level of the player characters is set to 60, all expansion content is absent, and almost all the gameplay mechanics of the original version have been exactly replicated. As the game's multiple expansions have dramatically changed the gameplay over time, Classic allows players to relive the original experience, albeit some modern interface and functional enhancements introduced in later expansions have been integrated, as well as re-patching of bugs and exploits that were present at the original release of patch 1.12.
Players can choose from the eight original races of World of Warcraft: humans, dwarves, gnomes and night elves for the Alliance, and orcs, trolls, tauren and the Forsaken for the Horde. The original nine classes are present: druid, hunter, mage, paladin, priest, rogue, shaman, warlock and warrior. As in the original version of the game, only Alliance players can become paladins, and only Horde players can become shamans. Races and classes added in the expansions, such as worgen or death knights, will not be available in the game. The game world is restored to its original, pre-Cataclysm state, and expansion areas such as Outland are not accessible.
To emulate the original game's patch release cycle, content in Classic will release in phases. This means that game content originally released in patches, such as the Blackwing Lair, Ahn'Qiraj, and Naxxramas raids, battlegrounds like Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley, and certain items and quests, will become available after launch according to a six-phase schedule. Unlike the content patches for the original game, these phases will not modify the core game mechanics such as character abilities in any way; the game balance is set to the 1.12.1 version of the game.
Screenshots from the game World of WarCraft: Classic
System requirements World of WarCraft: Classic for Mac Os:
- Mac OS X 10.3.9
- G4 / G5 / Intel 933 MHz processor;
- 512 MB RAM;
- 10 GB of free hard disk space;
- GeForce / Radeon Graphics Card with 32 MB Memory