World of Warcraft Classic’s Next Phase Coming This Year

World of Warcraft Classic

Since the release of World of Warcraft Classic, players have been flocking to the nostalgia-fueled title to grind it out and complete everything possible. Of course, with many already having already reached level 60 as well as cleared Molten Core and Onyxia, those same players may be wondering when the next phase is coming. Luckily, the game director has confirmed it will arrive this year.

During a recent interview with PC Gamer, World of Warcraft Classic director Ion Hazzikostas did confirm that phase two of the game will arrive before the year’s end. “I think it’s a matter of later this year, I think we can say definitively,” Hazzikostas said. “Within that timeframe? It’s going to depend on a few factors.” Possibly the biggest difficulty upon the launch of phase two, layering was vital to the arrival of WoW Classic and all of the players that showed up at its release.

“Without layering, we simply would not have been able to accommodate anywhere close to the number of players we have on our servers,” Hazzikostas stated. “And with some of the natural attrition that we’ve seen, we would’ve had a number of servers right now that are underpopulated. Instead, we had servers that were, due to layering, effectively massively overpopulated even with login queues, during the first couple of weeks, that have now stabilized at large, healthy populations that can endure for the months and years to come.”

Layering will be a thing of the past when phase two arrives in World of Warcraft Classic. However, when the new wave of bosses arrives, this means that there won’t be multiple instances of them. “When Kazzak is up, we only want one Kazzak,” Hazzikostas said. “That’s kind of a central dynamic of how that needs to play out in the outdoor world.”

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Eric Garrett1581 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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