The Burning Crusade Classic has finally released for players of old and new to experience the world of Outland as it was in the good old days! But some things will definitely be changing with rerelease of the game. While if it’s for better or worse is for you to decide, we decided to list the whole range of changes for WoW TBC Classic!
• Not all raids will be available at release
Since everyone already explored the game before, Blizzard decided to lock some of the raids behind a timer to slow players down from finishing them on day 1. On release you will be able to gain access to Karazhan, Gruul's Lair, Magtheridon's Lair, while Serpentshrine Cavern, Tempest Keep and Mount Hyjal will be closed up until the release of Phase Two, which most probably will release after 2-3 months after release.
• Bosses in some dungeons and raids will be harder
Listening to feedback from Classic and TBC Classic PTR test, developers have decided to release pre-nerfed versions of bosses and, in some cases, even buffing them outright! This should make the game less boring for the people who already are familiar with the content. There is no official patch notes about this change, but you will definitely be able to feel it if you played the game before.
• Alliance & Blood Elf Paladins will both have Seal of Vengeance and Seal of Blood
This is a pretty big balance change that will make paladins equal for both factions. In original game, to diversify the factions, developers made a unique aura for both races. Alliance paladins had Seal of Vengeance, while Blood Elves had Seal of Blood which was the ability that made paladins viable for single target damage. Now, both factions have this ability, with Alliance keeping it under the name Seal of the Martyr.
• Arena changes
Players will gain more Arena Rating with rating less than 1500! This change is really big as it will help you to climb the ladder up to 1500 rating faster. Rating above 1500 rating will not change, meaning it is still a battle with other players above that. And Season 1 and Season 2 gear of Arena will have rating requirement: 2000 rating for shoulders and 1850 for weapons.
There may be many more undocumented changes that we don’t know about, so keep an eye for all weird things out there in Outland!