World of Warcraft recently announced that the Wrath of the Lich King expansion is coming to Classic servers. Wrath of the Lich King takes players to the frozen continent of Northrend, where they confront the Lich King and his Scourge on the Roof of the World. The announcement of the expansion, one of the most popular in World of Warcraft history, is almost as exciting as its new Dragonflight expansion.
Bringing Wrath of the Lich King to a classic obstacle course
One of the biggest challenges of Wrath of the Lich King Classic comes from its coding. Combining data from World of Warcraft Classic, Wrath of the Lich King and retail World of Warcraft into a single experience is a complex undertaking. The game team is working on six different version formats and trying to ensure that changes that happen in one version are properly reflected in the correct place in our later release. This is the challenge they are addressing by documenting changes and considering which versions are best to use. World of Warcraft map data is different in each era, and streamlining is an unexpected challenge.
Spells have been formatted and reformatted multiple times over the years, and ironically, Zierhut is the one who did most of the spell script formatting for World of Warcraft in the past. Wrath of the Lich King was the first to attach unique spell scripts to spells of various difficulty levels, but the increasing complexity of the WoW code meant they needed to be rewritten to run with the game engine.
Wrath of the Lich King Classic will set the class balance to the level at the end of the expansion's life cycle, just like it did in previous releases. This ensures that all classes - especially the extremely powerful death knight hero class introduced in Wrath of the Lich King - will perform at their intended power levels. Because of this, World of Warcraft Classic keeps vanilla servers frozen in time while upgrading all Burning Crusade servers to Wrath of the Lich King.
The Future of World of Warcraft Classic
The scope and complexity of World of Warcraft vary with each expansion, and Wrath of the Lich King is no exception. What started out as a simple Vanilla legacy server will continue to expand as Classic continues to exist. This begs questions about the future of the World of Warcraft Classic.
Classic is definitely releasing content faster than the original game, and in many ways Classic is able to keep a release schedule closer to what World of Warcraft wants, ensuring players get bored with the content that lacks exploration. Classic Wrath of the Lich King only came about because of demand; if players didn't show interest, it probably didn't exist in the first place. While there's no doubt that Wrath of the Lich King is a well-loved expansion, World of Warcraft would consider skipping certain expansion packs if there's no need to run the classic version.
WLK's only required major - engineering
The benefits of engineering in the TBC classic cannot be measured numerically, but in terms of output, sometimes a kamikaze bomb is stronger than any other attribute gain, so many players choose to study engineering, such as tanks, melee DPS, dark animal husbandry without AoE ability, etc. But once the WLK is opened, engineering will become an insanely strong existence. Engineering at level 80 has two exclusive glove enchantments: "Super Accelerator" - allows you to activate a 340 haste level per minute for 12 seconds, and can be used with burst skills, the benefit will be greater than the average haste of 68 points. The regular enchantment is 44 attack power or 28 magic power. This engineering glove is undoubtedly the strongest for DPS, surpassing the benefits of other professions.
"Armored Mesh" - can add 885 points of armor to the gloves.
Not only that, but Engineering's current rocket boots will also become a foot enchantment that increases critical strike rating by 24 and can be turned on to increase movement speed. The accelerated movement speed once every 3 minutes is also very useful in PvE. For example, in the current battle of BT Mistress, if you have rocket boots after the roll call, it is almost impossible to die in the connection. And there are three kinds of conventional non-engineering enchantments on the feet: 12 critical strikes + 12 hits, 16 agility, and 32 attack power, the effect is basically not as good as this enchantment of engineering.
Whatever the future holds, World of Warcraft Classic has been and is an exciting success. Players won't have to wait too long - Wrath of the Lich King Classic will likely release this winter, which means the beta will most likely start in the summer or fall.Players who want to continue to follow related news can check out the WoW series guide and news at MMOSO. The most important thing is that MMOSO has cheap WoW TBC Classic Gold for sale, and many players will trade here, which is safe and reliable. When WoW WotLK Classic comes out, MMOSO will also have WoW WotLK Classic Gold, rest assured.