Eurogamer has become quite used to attending Blizzcon and asking the World of Warcraft team about their stance on Legacy servers.
As you may be aware, before this update, Wo W's levelling system put beginning players in a starting zone from level 1-10 or thereabouts. You can see the full patch notes below, as posted on Wo W's website.Today's new Wo W patch goes much further than just adding the new level-scaling system. All corresponding dungeons and the rewards therein now scale as well. Travel back in time with 10-30 other adventurers to cleanse Ulduar of Yogg-Saron’s evil influence.While you journey through this memorable Wrath of the Lich King raid, your character will be scaled to player level 80.That all changed at this morning's opening ceremony as executive producer J. We've heard the community, we've heard our own internal teams, we've heard all the comments over the years. It's not something that we didn't want to do for any arbitrary reason. We actually don't know when we're going to release it. A couple of years ago, there was a quote going around from you after somebody asked you about legacy servers. Allen Brack: I think the sentiment I was trying to communicate back then was: nostalgia is a very real thing.Allen Brack took to the stage and announced the team's plans to return to Vanilla WOW, with a new project entitled World of Warcraft Classic. When it comes to the details, we don't know all of the answers just yet. I think there will be a lot of initial interest and then some sustained interest. I've had a number of interview with the WOW team in which I've asked about Legacy servers and you couldn't talk about it. There were legitimate, significant technical reasons. I know you're not ready to talk about the release date here. I know that's a generic answer that we give for all of our Blizzard titles, but with this one, we don't actually know how long it will take. You told them it's not actually something they'd want to play. Allen Brack: I'm familiar with that quote [laughs]. But that doesn't diminish the fact that there are people that want that game experience, right?Those are questions we need to talk about, for sure. I think we like to remember the good parts, but the bad parts sometimes go away over time. Are you expecting players to come back to vanilla WOW and properly invest in that game, or just have a look around for nostalgia's sake? Once that starts, there's a commitment on our end that we're going to continue maintaining those servers for as long as there is a World of Warcraft.