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WoW Classic Players Confuse Game "Features" for Bugs

We get it, it's been a while since you've played World of Warcraft as it was back in 2004. It has been a decade and a half and games have changed a lot since. However, WoW Classic players have begun reporting bugs to Blizzard that are actually just… features from the game.

Mostly these were designed to be helpful, but they're not the same kind of help system that gamers are used to in 2019. They're old, almost archaic. Which they should be. However, gamers have gotten so used to the new way of doing things that they forgot the details involved in a retro-server. That is: all the modern improvements get rolled back along with everything else.

Between the massive Tauren hitboxes to the quest tracking system being marked with dots rather than question marks to the combat effects of sitting, WoW has changed a ton in it's 15 years of service. And those old systems seem so wrong to WoW Classic beta players that they're reporting these things to Blizzard for bug fixes.

WoW Classic Players Confuse Game "Features" for Bugs

Form Kotaku:

World of Warcraft Classic is currently in beta, which means some players are getting a chance to experience a much older version of the MMO ahead of its release. WoW Classic is based on how WoW played in August 2006, back around update 1.12. Back then, things were different. Tauren hitboxes were much larger, sitting could cause certain combat effects to not trigger and completed quests were marked with dots and not question marks. Strange days.

These differences and classic features are causing some confusion among beta testers, who are submitting bug reports based on features that are working as intended. For example, creature spawn rates are much lower and slower in this version of the game. That's not a bug, that's just old World of Warcraft.

In response to these false bug reports, Blizzard has released a "not-a-bug list." This list contains about dozen different things that aren't broken or wrong, but working exactly how Blizzard wants them too. There is an actual bug list of real problems, but that is very different than the list below.

To help clear up the confusion, Blizzard released a helpful list of what constitutes a game bug, and what is emphatically not a bug.

World of Warcraft Classic is slated for a full release August 27, 2019 on PC.

Gamers are never satisfied, amiright?

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Madeline RicchiutoAbout Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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