WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As we’ve discussed before, the nature of WoW Classic sometimes invokes different memories for different players, and this leads to certain misconceptions for some about what is or isn’t working as intended.

The following is a list of commonly-reported gameplay in WoW Classic that is not actually a bug, and is working as we expect it to:

  • Tauren’s hitboxes and their melee reach is slightly larger than other races.
  • Being critically struck while using /sit to sit does not cause abilities like Enrage, Blood Craze, and Reckoning to activate.
  • Using the “Automatic Quest Tracking” option does not auto-track newly accepted quests. (It instead will start to track an existing quest once progress towards an objective is started.)
  • Warrior health Regeneration is working at the expected rate.
  • Quests objectives and points of interests are not tracked on the map or minimap.
  • Completed quests are marked on the minimap with a dot. (and not a “?”)
  • Feared players and NPCs run fast.
  • Standing on top of other players while facing away allows spells and attacks to be used.
  • Creature respawn rates are much slower than in Battle for Azeroth.
  • NPCs which offer multiple quests may inconsistently display them as a dot or a “!” on the available quests list. They were inconsistent in 1.12, and we’ve reproduced the exact inconsistency they had back then.
  • Quests that are too low level for do not show up as a “!” in the game world.
  • Available quests do not display a “!” on the minimap.
  • On level up, the message: “Your skill in Protection increased to 15” was added in 1.12.1, and we’re intending to keep that.

We appreciate all of your feedback!

Sharding Bug in WoW Classic Beta
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Seen a couple instances of sharding happening since the last server restart about an hour ago. Blizz, what did you do?
This is a known issue that we are actively investigating. Please continue to report these types of mob-behavior if they are happening in other locations. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

They just said it was a bug tho, it’s a beta, this is what we test in a beta
This is definitely why we do a beta test. We can also do things like reset the realm at a busy time like 4:30pm PDT to try and find the source of a certain issue where a crocolisk is losing it’s brain due to how multiple processes are interacting and mirroring code to form a cohesive world. There were similar types of issues like this back in 2004 but we wanted to try and resolve this one before the weekend for the folks who are testing. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List, Sharding Bug in WoW Classic Beta started by Stoy View original post
Comments 149 Comments
  1. meganite's Avatar
    I feel a warm happy glow when I read this list x
  1. Xerra's Avatar
    I was surprised about the /sit note. I have heard that is a lot of people's strategy to activate certain abilities forcefully. Was this an exploit that was common in Private Servers and people assumed it was something that was in original vanilla WoW?
  1. Mitters's Avatar
    You think you do, but you don't.
  1. Pufster's Avatar
    This list made my day. And proves that alot of the pro-classic players didn’t actually know classic to begin with. You wanted wow 2004, here you have it.
  1. huth's Avatar
    I like how they just make quest markers inconsistent on purpose.

    "You wanted no changes. Deal with it."
  1. ls-'s Avatar
    Regarding /sit crit proc bug, it's hilarious to see an MVP on the official Classic forums saying that instead of going for authentic experience Blizz should make it PS-like because that's the version people are used to playing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Metrohaha View Post
    Wow, gg Paladins then huh?
    That was working incorrectly on private this whole time?
    Damn, that’s a pretty crushing blow for Prot Paladins who were using it to game massive heals and weapon procs.

    Just kind of gets thrown out casually by Blizzard.
    Uh oh.
    Source.

    Quote Originally Posted by Metrohaha View Post
    Do we? Ive been playing the way i described on my paladin for the better part of 5 years?

    At some point, i have to wonder authentic to what? To the product that changed 10 times in a year and a half, or the product everyone has been playing for the last 5 plus years that has never changed intentionally and is the reason for this product coming about.

    Obviously i would want blizzard to be true to their source but, i am getting more and more worried about imbalances that will likely arise from these small differences.

    Lets hope its for the best, because a product like this really has a shelf life. If end game isn’t interesting or properly engaging, what will people be doing a year from now or more?
    Source.

    That's getting ridiculous :V I wonder if he's a part of the #nochanges crowd as well :V
  1. Escepticus's Avatar
    "Quests objectives and points of interests are not tracked on the map or minimap."

    XD, people reporting this as a bug, XD
  1. SethRoguen's Avatar
    Seen a streamer with broken armor get 2 shot by a boss and reported that its damage was bugged
  1. ls-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SethRoguen View Post
    Seen a streamer with broken armor get 2 shot by a boss and reported that its damage was bugged
    He became a laughingstock on reddit and official forums because of it. That's dude, Tipsout, is self-proclaimed #1 warrior in the world and vanilla veteran, although many people are saying that he in fact is a cata-kid
  1. RaZz0r's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xerra View Post
    I was surprised about the /sit note. I have heard that is a lot of people's strategy to activate certain abilities forcefully. Was this an exploit that was common in Private Servers and people assumed it was something that was in original vanilla WoW?
    abilities like that could never be forced in the original game by sitting it was a wonky interaction on private servers as private servers where a good 75% guesswork along with some data mining of the original client the last 15% was taken from the few super potato quality videos that where made back then
  1. bbr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    I like how they just make quest markers inconsistent on purpose.

    "You wanted no changes. Deal with it."
    There are plenty of changes though,. graphically as well i think?
  1. MrLoque's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bbr View Post
    There are plenty of changes though,. graphically as well i think?
    That's because they the old version will be running on a new codebase. You will not be using the "original" client from 2005, it's some kind of reproduction if you pass me the term.
  1. Arietz1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RaZz0r View Post
    abilities like that could never be forced in the original game by sitting it was a wonky interaction on private servers as private servers where a good 75% guesswork along with some data mining of the original client the last 15% was taken from the few super potato quality videos that where made back then
    I've been playing a paladin during classic WoW times and I did abuse /sit command against rogues a lot (to stack reckoning). Either I have brain damage and can't recall correctly or Blizzard changed that just for the new release.
  1. RamGuy's Avatar
    I'm happy to see them really committing to this. I didn't think I would be all that interested, but I will sure give it a go. Personally I wouldn't mind quality of life improvements and most of my friend don't really care for a 100% authentic vanilla experience but they want the old zones and world, a game world pre-Cataclysm but have no requirement for it being "authentic" to World of Warcraft Patch 1.12.2.

    I'm not all that hardcore on "Classic", I want to relive the old zones and the old world and it seems like most people I'm taking to is feeling the same. We would prefer to have quality of life improvements regardless of them actually being in the game at in 1.12.2 or not. Like the "Automatic Quest Tracking" to actually track it properly without you having to actually trigger progress in the quest for it to show up would make perfect sense. It's no real need to make such a thing behave nonsensical just because it's "authentic".

    Same goes for the Meeting/Summoning Stones, the automatic flight paths, additional mail boxes etc.. A lot of this got implemented in The Burning Crusade but all of this doesn't really hurt the "Classic experience" but are some really obvious quality of life improvements that improves the experience.


    But I guess they are just saving themselves some complaints. For them to decide what is worthy quality of life improvements and what is not is next to impossible. People would complain regardless so having thing replicate 1.12.2 is much easier for them.
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    Warrior health Regeneration is working at the expected rate.
    Tauren’s hitboxes and their melee reach is slightly larger than other races.
    Hahahahahaha. And here goes every vanilla expert on Twitch that say regen / hitbox is bugged DDDDDDDDD Fucking clowns.
  1. RaZz0r's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arietz1 View Post
    I've been playing a paladin during classic WoW times and I did abuse /sit command against rogues a lot (to stack reckoning). Either I have brain damage and can't recall correctly or Blizzard changed that just for the new release.
    yeah i did a bit searching in my brain the sit did work in pvp scenarios i believe but im a good 95% sure it did not work in pve cause if it did im sure my memories of paladin leveling would not be as bad
  1. endersblade's Avatar
    While I see no issues with this, it does make me look askance as it really reads like their April Fools posts...
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RaZz0r View Post
    yeah i did a bit searching in my brain the sit did work in pvp scenarios i believe but im a good 95% sure it did not work in pve cause if it did im sure my memories of paladin leveling would not be as bad
    People have been doing research on it and it was a thing apparently prior to 1.12, but it was fixed with the version of the game that Blizz went with. But PS's never got that memo apparently.
  1. DynoKT's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arietz1 View Post
    I've been playing a paladin during classic WoW times and I did abuse /sit command against rogues a lot (to stack reckoning). Either I have brain damage and can't recall correctly or Blizzard changed that just for the new release.
    I've got bad news for you...
  1. Sigxy the Lemming's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xerra View Post
    I was surprised about the /sit note. I have heard that is a lot of people's strategy to activate certain abilities forcefully. Was this an exploit that was common in Private Servers and people assumed it was something that was in original vanilla WoW?
    Yeah, I brought it up on the paladin forums. Whenever I looked for Ret pvp talent builds I was always disappointed they always pointed at the "Reck Bomb" stuff. So this made me rather relieved.

    Overall though I'm happy Blizzard made this post to show what things that are intended, and not bugs. Hopefully we'll see more of them because I didn't even think of some of these things - like the Tauren hitbox / weapon reach, it makes sense but I didn't really think about it!

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