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World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic review

It’s uncanny how much World of Warcraft Classic continues to feel like a wormhole to a bygone era of gaming. I was certain that the magic of WoW Classic’s 2019 launch couldn’t be repeated, but I was wrong. After a few hours of grinding out quests, I joined a random group of strangers to take on one of the new dungeons available in Burning Crusade Classic. What should’ve been a 20-minute run ended up cascading into a four-hour marathon. When I finally slumped into bed at 3 am, I didn’t just have some sweet new loot for my undead Warlock, but a whole new guild of friends to play alongside.

Unlike WoW Classic’s launch, where most people sat staring at hours-long queues, I’ve been playing without interruption.

That’s the enduring black magic of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic. It’s a crucible of soul-crushing grinding and unforgiving combat that smashes players together like atoms, sparking chain reactions that forge new friendships with impressive regularity. But sustaining those ongoing reactions requires an unfathomable sacrifice of time and energy that makes my heart yearn for the years when I was a teenager with all the time in the world. Burning Crusade Classic is awesome, but you’ll have to give up a significant chunk of your life to experience all of it.

Here we go again… (Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment)

Through the Dark Portal 

Need to know

What is it? A set of servers that recreate World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade in 2007.
Expect to pay: $15/month (included for free in a regular WoW subscription)
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Reviewed on: i7-7700, Nvidia RTX 2070, 16 GB RAM
Multiplayer? MMO.
Link: https://worldofwarcraft.com/ 

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