As some of you might know, Blizzard recently launched World of Warcraft Classic. In case you are not in the know, basically this is the original or “vanilla” version of the game that was first launched more than 10 years ago. This was due to popular request in which for a brief period of time, there was a bit of a legal tussle between Blizzard and some members of the community who ran a private service hosting the vanilla version of the game.
It seems that less than a week of the game going live, it appears that a guild going by the name of APES has already managed to beat and complete the first raid. While guilds racing to the first place isn’t new, what’s impressive about this is that World of Warcraft Classic is based on the original version of the game.
This means that all the modern day conveniences that Blizzard has made to World of Warcraft over the years is not available. Nor are there any of the newer items or skills that players have been used to for the past decade or so. Some players have actually complained how easy modern day World of Warcraft is, at least compared to the original, so it’s no mean feat that they managed to accomplish all this and in such a short period of time.
So far the Classic version of the MMORPG appears to be a hit, where there are more players than the servers can handle at the moment.