Classic PvP Content Plan
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since we broke down the six phases of content that we’ll be rolling out for Classic, we’ve heard the increase in requests for PvP details so we wanted to get you up to speed on our plans there.

As was the case when World of Warcraft originally launched in 2004, there won’t be a formal PvP system in WoW Classic at the outset. You’ll still be able to PvP, of course, and there will be no Dishonorable Kills, so you’ll be free to repeatedly hunt down every player and NPC in, say, Stranglethorn Vale to your stealthy heart’s content.

That’ll change once phase 2 rolls around and we add the Honor System, which will introduce Honorable Kills, Dishonorable Kills, and PvP Rank Rewards. The items you earn from the PvP Rank Rewards will be the versions from patch 1.12. Keep in mind though, just as it did originally, it will require a substantial time investment to rank up through the Honor System. For those interested in the Rank Rewards, earning epic gear will require consistent dedication over a long period of time as a top contributor on your realm. We don’t expect to see many people running around with these items early on, but we’re certain Hillsbrad Foothills will still see its fair share of action!

In the third phase, we’ll introduce the first Battlegrounds: Alterac Valley (version 1.12) and Warsong Gulch, alongside with their associated vendors. One thing to note is that there were a couple of updates to these vendors over the course of the original patch releases, so some items won’t be available right away. For example, the Spell Penetration trinkets available from the Warsong Gulch vendor weren’t introduced until Patch 1.9, so we’re currently thinking that we’ll add these in phase 5.

The Arathi Basin Battleground will follow in phase 4, along with its specific vendor. It’ll be interesting to see how many people stay behind to guard the flag.

Finally, in phase 6, we’ll have the world PvP objectives in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands, which will come out at the same time as Naxxramas.

Here’s what the PvP content looks like mapped to the phases we recently posted about:

Phase 1 (WoW Classic Launch)
  • You can PvP one another in the world, but there is no tracking, and no formal rewards for doing so.

Phase 2
  • Honor System (including Dishonorable Kills)
  • PvP Rank Rewards

Phase 3
  • Alterac Valley (version 1.12)
  • Warsong Gulch

Phase 4
  • Arathi Basin

Phase 6
  • World PvP objectives in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands

As we mentioned before, we haven’t yet determined exactly when each of the content phases will occur but we’ll keep you updated as they draw closer.
We’re here reading what you have to say, so we wanted to thank all of you for your feedback and discussions about Classic. Keep it going!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Classic PvP Content Plan started by chaud View original post
Comments 77 Comments
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Pretty solid rollout phase.

    I agree with using the 1.12 AV. I imagine the battles will still last a while since I'm pretty sure the resources weren't introduced till TBC.

    Just can't wait to play this in Summer and get to play a proper RPG again.
  1. Zajras's Avatar
    Give us release date
  1. Byrogan's Avatar
    I'd almost forgotten what it was like to see developers care about their game, it's beautiful.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Byrogan View Post
    I'd almost forgotten what it was like to see developers care about their game, it's beautiful.
    Because a different dev team is working on Classic. One that is actually passionate.
  1. Atherions's Avatar
    Good stuff
  1. Baini's Avatar
    I think personally I'll just wait until phase 2 before playing judging by this.
    Not really in the mood to have people kill of quest givers repeatedly.
  1. Chaelexi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Pretty solid rollout phase.

    I agree with using the 1.12 AV. I imagine the battles will still last a while since I'm pretty sure the resources weren't introduced till TBC.

    Just can't wait to play this in Summer and get to play a proper RPG again.
    1.12 AV went 2 ways, a semi long fight(couple hours and horde would usually win this) but no multi day battles or Alliance rushed for frostwolf GY with a portion of the raid(warlock death ran it, i know I did this numerous times) while the rest raid was killing the mini-boss and taking the first 2 towers(not necessary). Once FW GY and the 2 towers in the horde base burned. The lock would summon the majority of the raid to the keep, you would split pull the warmasters out from drek and kill them and then go kill drek. Took 15 minutes to complete.
  1. tikcol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baini View Post
    I think personally I'll just wait until phase 2 before playing judging by this.
    Not really in the mood to have people kill of quest givers repeatedly.
    99% of quest givers arent civilians anyway, that makes no sense. Actually, most civilians aren't even quest givers lol.
  1. In Ogres We Trust's Avatar
    A civilian that runs away is a VC; a civilian that stands still is a well-conditioned VC!
  1. Qnubi's Avatar
    I would actually be more interested about the plans for what happens (or doesn't) after Phase 6. Forever stuck in Phase 6, or re-roll a new progressive server? Classic doesn't and shouldn't mean just Phase 6 ad infinitum, all the other phases are legit versions of Classic and have their pros and cons. If Phase 6 is the end-goal, who decided that? The community surely didn't.

    I personally like Phase 1 and 2 the most.
  1. Rogalicus's Avatar
    I'm impressed by their dedication to bring the most authentic experience for Classic.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Qnubi View Post
    I would actually be more interested about the plans for what happens (or doesn't) after Phase 6. Forever stuck in Phase 6, or re-roll a new progressive server? Classic doesn't and shouldn't mean just Phase 6 ad infinitum, all the other phases are legit versions of Classic and have their pros and cons. If Phase 6 is the end-goal, who decided that? The community surely didn't.

    I personally like Phase 1 and 2 the most.
    They can do what DBG are doing with EQ progression servers: roll out new servers every once in a while, maybe experiment with content speed or apply some other special rules.
  1. OneWay's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Because a different dev team is working on Classic. One that is actually passionate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Byrogan View Post
    I'd almost forgotten what it was like to see developers care about their game, it's beautiful.
    If you like what they are doing with Classic, that doesn't mean they do not care about BFA. Just saying.
  1. Railander's Avatar
    what about phase 5?
  1. Daveon's Avatar
    Woohoo time-gated content!!!

    ...wait I thought everyone hated time-gated content!
  1. EternalBany's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Because a different dev team is working on Classic. One that is actually passionate.
    cant understand what you mean by this
    its not inspiring or passion its just a copy of right decisions
  1. Mamut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Because a different dev team is working on Classic. One that is actually passionate.
    And on top of that its also not Blizz, Blizz is bad so probably different company working on this.
  1. bloodrunner's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baini View Post
    I think personally I'll just wait until phase 2 before playing judging by this.
    Not really in the mood to have people kill of quest givers repeatedly.
    Or when they get a small group and kill the flightmaster. I hated waiting for them to re-spawn.
  1. BoltBlaster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baini View Post
    I think personally I'll just wait until phase 2 before playing judging by this.
    Not really in the mood to have people kill of quest givers repeatedly.
    Or you can roll on PvE realm to avoid "glorious" PvP. PvP has always been only about ganking.
  1. Esper's Avatar
    Eh, I wish they would just dump all the world content in the game at the start. Makes me wonder if we'll have original Silithus with 0 quests when classic first drops and we won't get the Cenarion people until the AQ event begins.
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by OneWay View Post
    If you like what they are doing with Classic, that doesn't mean they do not care about BFA. Just saying.
    The design approach to BFA (so far) shows otherwise.

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