Categories: Games

Is It Too Late To Start Classic WoW Today?

Classic WoW is a story-driven MMORPG where content is released in phases as the narrative progresses. It’s a simple formula. A content patch goes live, you rally your Azerothian soldier friends and complete the content. You gear up your character with epic armour and weapons and walk through Ironforge displaying your dominance! And then you wait for the next content patch and do it all again.

Classic WoW has been wildly successful. So successful that it’s looking like Blizzard is going to release Classic versions of their other older expansions.  Many gamers didn’t play the game at launch but with more free time are wondering whether they can jump into Classic WoW today? Is it too late? We have the answer.

Where is Classic WoW Right Now?

We are currently in Phase 4 out of 6 in Classic WoW. This means that we have the raids Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, and Zul’Gurub. We also have all three battlegrounds, Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, and Alterac Valley. All of the world bosses and the Dragons of Nightmare are in the game. This is a ton of content! The only major things left to come in phase 5 and 6 are the Ahn’Qiraj and Naxxramas raids.

What Kind of Player Are You?

Are you a casual player or more hardcore? How much time can you dedicate to the game? If you’re a casual player, then there’s no reason that you can’t jump into WoW Classic right now. There’s so much to do in the game that you’ll never struggle to find something to do. There’s a big alt culture in Classic WoW. This means that you won’t struggle to find a guild who can help you gear up your character at your own pace. Want to play 30 mins a day? Once a week? Whatever your version of casual is, there will be hundreds of ways you can engage with content and find the right people to play with.

What if you’re more hardcore? Can you jump in now and still get caught up? The simple answer is yes. For you to jump into a content-based MMORPG at a late stage you need a healthy player base. If you’re levelling to 60 or hit level 60 and want to do your first raid, then you need players to tackle these challenges with. Looking at the population data for Classic WoW, it’s clear that the game is still thriving. There are still queue times for some popular servers. Lots of players are levelling alts or levelling to 60 for the first time, so there are lots of opportunities to experience the game the same way other players did at launch.

Are You Passionate About PvP?

The PvP in Classic WoW is extremely accessible. If anything, you’re better starting the game in phase 4 than phase 2, when world PvP was launched but there were no battlegrounds. Phase 2 was a bloodbath of epic proportions. If you were on a PvP server, then you couldn’t level in contested zones without a group to protect you. In phase 4, all of the battlegrounds have been released. You are free to engage with PvP as much as you want, or not engage at all. There are no prerequisites for getting into the PvP scene. You can start as early as level 10 if you want to. The PvP ranking system is tied to how many active PvP players there are in the game, so everyone has a fair shot at rising through the ranks. There’s no such thing as being late to PvP in Classic WoW.

Behind The Curve on Gold and Items?

When you start the game you’ll have no Classic Gold in WoW. However, you will accumulate Classic Gold as you level up and focus on your professions. Sure, you might struggle to afford your epic mount as soon as you hit level 60, but the WoW economy is thriving and a little bit of effort goes a long way. It’s never too late to play this epic game!

(Visited 89 times, 1 visits today)

Innov8tiv is a dynamic Web source for technology news, resources and innovation, with a special focus on the entrepreneurial advances of Africans on the continent as well as in the Diaspora. This site seeks to not only inform consumers and companies about the latest in tech trends and ideologies, but to shed light on a phenomenon often ignored: the inventive, life-changing and creative engine that exists in Africa and among leaders of color around the world, including the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia. Send story ideas to

Recent Posts

Making Good Decisions when it comes to Your Business Venture

It all starts with one idea. That one idea that comes to you just as…

1 day ago

How to Choose WordPress Development Company and Not to Waste Your Money

Nowadays, choosing a WordPress developer is a challenge. Hundreds of web developers worldwide offer their…

1 day ago

Coronavirus Tracking Apps: Are They Compliant With Human Rights and Data Laws?

You’ve likely heard about the Coronavirus. But have you heard about the extreme measures some…

2 days ago

The New Normal: 5 Components of a Successful Virtual CPA Practice

As the world emerges from quarantining, a new normal takes over. The pandemic necessitated working…

3 days ago

4 Best HubSpot Alternatives for All Your Business Automation Needs

What is business automation? When you create a framework to capture and render information at…

3 days ago

Up Your Business Game, and See the Results

Businesses are wasting time, energy and opportunities every day. Management and Organization are the two…

3 days ago