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AMA Recap - John Staats, Blizzard's First 3D Level Designer, on Early WoW Development
2018/08/28 at 9:54 PM
World of Warcraft Diary Kickstarter
launched earlier today, smashing its goals with $100k raised in a few hours. As part of the Kickstarter promotion, creator John Staats published an
essay on Scholomance
yesterday on Wowhead, and now today he is running an
AMA on Reddit
. As WoW's first 3D level designer, John Staats has many interesting tidbits to share on early WoW.
The World of Warcraft Diary Kickstarter Now Live - Development of Vanilla WoW
2018/08/28 at 12:56 PM
John Staats, WoW's first 3D level designer, has started a
for The World of Warcraft Diary, a book covering WoW from early development to Vanilla's launch.
Check out the WoW Diary Kickstarter for more info!
How Scholomance Was Created - Learn More On Classic Development in The WoW Diary
2018/08/27 at 10:59 AM
Wowhead is pleased to present an excerpt on the development of Scholomance! This exclusive look is provided by John Staats, the author of
The World of Warcraft Diary
, an upcoming book covering WoW from early development to Vanilla's launch. This project will be funded via a
which starts tomorrow, August 28th. However, if you want to read about this part of Scholomance's development, you will
find it in this article!
Dev Watercooler: WoW Classic Will Start on Patch 1.12 Drums of War
2018/06/15 at 2:42 PM
Blizzard has released its first set of news about World of Warcraft Classic! They talk about how Patch 1.12: Drums of War will be the foundation of WoW Classic and go on to talk about some of the challenges and solutions that they've been working on such as rebuilding Patch 1.12 using their modern code.
WoW Classic Spotlight: Alterac Valley
2018/06/04 at 12:44 PM
Hey everyone! We're back with another Classic Spotlight, where we take a deeper look at events that happened during WoW Vanilla to remember them and get hyped up for the upcoming WoW Classic servers!
In this article, we will go through the longest battleground in the history of WoW:
Heroes of the Storm is releasing
as a new map, as an homage to the original Alterac Valley battleground. For more information on Alterac Pass, check out our
Yrel and Alterac Pass Spotlight article
Classic WoW Spotlight: Ruins and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj
2018/01/21 at 11:54 AM
Hey everyone! We're back with another Classic Spotlight, where we take a deeper look at events that happened during WoW Vanilla to remember them and get hyped up for the upcoming WoW Classic servers! In this second of a 2-part series, we're actually entering the two instances,
Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj
, and solving their mysteries!
WoW Classic Spotlight: The Ahn'Qiraj War Effort
2018/01/09 at 2:51 PM
Hey everyone! We're back with another Classic Spotlight, where we take a deeper look at events that happened during WoW Vanilla to remember them and get hyped up for the upcoming WoW Classic servers! In this first post of a 2-part series, we're looking at the event that started it all and unlocked the secrets of the qiraji, the
Ahn'Qiraj War Effort
WoW Classic Spotlight: Onyxia's Lair
2017/11/25 at 8:10 PM
In this new series, we look back at features that many Vanilla so loved by players who experienced it, as well as hype ourselves for the
upcoming WoW Classic servers
On this first post, we talk about one of the first Vanilla raids,
! We go back through the attunement process, remember how the fight used to go, as well as many fun facts about the instance and the former noble of Stormwind!
Green Dragons Spotlight: Farming Nature Resistance Gear for Huhuran
2017/11/24 at 3:02 PM
WoW's 13th Anniversary
, players are farming the Classic Green Dragon bosses once again. Back in classic WoW, farming these bosses was important for Nature Resistance gear. Here's a look at what was needed for
, one of the first resistance fights in WoW.
Class Balance Discussion for Classic WoW Servers
2017/11/14 at 8:15 PM
Blizzard Community Managers Ythisens and Ornyx joined in a lively discussion on class/spec balance for upcoming Classic WoW servers. Some players are in favor of keeping an accurate classic experience, while other players would prefer some class balance to offset the "hybrid tax" and improve unplayable specs.
WoW Classic Servers: Jeff Kaplan's Thoughts and Blizzard Hiring
2017/11/07 at 5:47 PM
classic servers are in development
at BlizzCon 2017. Today we have some more news about them--hiring has opened up on Blizzard's site, and Jeff Kaplan, former Game Director for WoW, weighs in on what made classic great.
World of Warcraft Classic Servers: What We Know So Far
2017/11/04 at 3:54 PM
We're rounding up all the information released so far about World of Warcraft Classic Servers that were announced this weekend at BlizzCon 2017!
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