This past week, a new Classic Era Public Test Realm quietly went live. We had a chance to roam around and take a few screenshots, trying to figure out what Phase the realm was on. Now that the servers are offline, the community is speculating what this PTR could be testing.
Classic F R E S HNow that the realms have gone offline
, speculation is beginning to run rampant within the community. "Is Blizzard testing Classic FRESH?" is one of the most asked questions, and to be honest, it isn't much of a surprise
. Vanilla WoW, or Classic, is one of the greatest games ever made, with all of its flaws and toxic
min-maxing with World Buffs. But if Blizzard is testing Classic Fresh launch, what are they testing to change?
Back in June of this year, Blizzard sent out a survey
asking the community about potential Fresh and potential changes with the next launch of Classic. Things like Summoning Stones, higher difficulty bosses, higher debuff limit, a barbershop, faster XP, and no world buffs
. Blizzard went even further, asking about a Phase cadence for the next iteration of Classic, which is a really interesting question. Imagine two month long phases on a clean 1 year cycle, with more loot from raid bosses to compensate for a shorter phase. F R E S H
, every summer.