A Simple Guide to WoW Classic’s Blackwing Lair Raid
Simple doesn’t mean short, though
WoW Classic’s The Blackwing Lair has eight bosses your group will have to defeat. Each of them has mechanics and attacks to keep track of and have coinciding measures against. There’s also the ‘Suppression Room’ which was the first raid gauntlet in the history of World of Warcraft. Everything you need to do in the raid is a delicate balance requiring teamwork, coordination, and communication to get through.
The rewards are numerous, from awesome pieces of gear to some amount of WoW Classic gold. There’s also the resulting camaraderie and undeniable feeling of accomplishment in completing such a difficult raid. Without further ado, here are the bosses, and how you can deal with them.
Razorgore the Untamed
The first hurdle of the raid isn’t too hard to defeat, as long as you know what you’re doing. What your group needs to do in order is:
- Take control of the orb on the left side of the room
- Use mind-controlled Razorgore to destroy eggs
- Then defeat him
Of course, it isn’t that simple in practice. Rush to the Orb of Domination and nuke its guardian, making it available to use. Minions appear as you try to destroy eggs, requiring the rest of the group to split into four to cover more ground. Each group must have a good distribution of off-tanks, DPS, and healers. Then, when it’s time to defeat him, ranged attackers should run and hide behind a pillar near the mind-controlled orb. That way, they get to avoid the damage from his Fireball Volley, while still staying in range.
Melee attackers and tanks need a Free Action Potion, as Razorgore will stomp and disorient players in range. If you want to keep the damage up, the potion is necessary to continue the onslaught.
It is necessary to have your main tank take control of Razorgore, as once he breaks free of the mind control, he will target whoever controlled him last. Also, have at least two tanks with the most threats on him, since he is immune to taunts. Have them build up aggro, so he won’t go out of control once a Conflagration happens.
Vaelastrasz the Corrupt
You’ll want to defeat him as fast as you possibly can. The group will not survive a war of attrition against him. It’s a good thing a buff called ‘Essence of the Red’ applies to everybody in the room once the fight starts. The benefit it gives is unlimited resources. Spam all of your max level spell and abilities to defeat him as fast as possible.
The reason for that is the other buff that will apply to only one character, Burning Adrenaline. While it doubles the damage dealt and negates cast time, it reduces health every second until death. Upon death, they explode, dealing massive damage to whoever’s nearby. Anyone who gets it should still deal as much damage (or healing) as they can while moving away from the others. If you take too long, your main tank will get it, and they will die no matter what.
Since the boss is also immune to taunts, you need an off-tank to keep control of him. Fury Warriors‘ Heroic Strike is good for this if they’re the off-tank. Others with the same class should use Cleave instead to keep their threat down. At any rate, if the whole group has high enough DPS, Vaelastrasz should go down pretty quickly.
Broodlord Lashlayer waits at the end of the Suppression Room, which you’ll have to get through to fight him. Getting through the room is a dance of kiting and defeating Hatchers and Taskmasters, disabling pylons, and running to the next safe spot. It’s more complicated than that, but it’ll take too long to describe here.
Fighting the boss, everybody should be positioned with their backs against the wall, even the boss. That way, when he uses Blast Wave, nobody gets flying back into the Suppression Room. The other mechanic to watch out for is Knock Away, which targets your tank and reduces their threat by half. Again, off-tanks should have the second or third most threat. Keep the tanks alive and threatening, sustain the DPS, and you should have no trouble defeating him.
Firemaw, Ebonroc, and Flamegor
These three drakes have similar mechanics, though they have a different third mechanic. All three of them can cast Shadowflame, so an Onyxia Scale Cloak is required for these bosses. They also have the Wing Buffet ability, which reduces threat on your tanks.
Firemaw has the Flame Buffet ability, which casts a stacking debuff on whoever gets hit. Ebonroc gets the Shadow of Ebonroc ability that casts a rather un-dispellable debuff on your tank. The debuff heals him for 25,000 points for every melee hit. Flamegor has the Fire Nova ability, which can be interrupted by a hunter’s Tranquilizing Shot.
So, the scale cloak counters Shadowflame and having tanks time their taunts counters Wing Buffet. For Flame Buffet, have two cycling groups for everybody. As one group hides to wait out the debuff, the other goes in range to fight or heal. The drakes are taunt-able, so you can have your main tank hide to wait out the debuff while an off-tank taunts him.
The strategy for Ebonroc’s unique ability is to have an off-tank taunt him if the debuff lands on the main tank. The main can then taunt him back if the off gets it. The tactic for Flamegor is to have hunters interrupt his Fire Novas.
There is a position that lets healers be in the line of sight of the tanks yet hidden to avoid getting Flame Buffet stacks. If your group finds it, healers don’t have to move to do their job.
As befitting the second to the last boss of the raid, Chromaggus has many mechanics your group has to manage and counter. First are his breath attacks. He has five, though he can only use two breaths for every instance of the raid.
- Incinerate: deals high fire damage in a cone in front of him
- Corrosive acid: inflicts a damage over time debuff and reduces armor for its duration
- Frost Burn: deals low frost damage and reduces attack speed for a short time
- Ignite Flesh: similar to Incinerate, but has lower damage that can stack
- Time Lapse: Stuns targets for 6 seconds, leaving half their health and reducing threat permanently
They’re also color-coded as red, green, blue, black, and bronze in the same order. He’ll let out a breath every 30 seconds, so with about 5 to 10 seconds left of the cast, everyone should run and hide. The main tank should backpedal to keep aggro yet avoid the breath, and healers should keep healing them.
When you read through these breaths, you’ll notice that the last one is something you don’t want to get as a mechanic in your raid. Have potentially four back-up tanks to keep the aggro off of the squishier characters if you ever get it. Switch up the tanks and carefully manage threat so everyone can do their jobs.
The second mechanic to look out for is his debuffs. There are also five and they’re color-coded as well.
- Brood Affliction Red deals fire damage every 3 seconds and heals Chromaggus if the character dies from it
- Brood Affliction Green reduces healing by half and deals nature damage every 5 seconds
- Brood Affliction Blue slows movement and casting speed, and drains health and mana
- Brood Affliction Black doubles fire damage received
- Brood Affliction Bronze stuns the afflicted every 4 seconds and can only be removed by using Hourglass Sand
Dispel the afflictions constantly. Since the debuffs are all different types, any class with a dispelling ability should use whatever they have. Anyone who gets all five gets morphed into a hostile Drakonid that can wipe the whole party. The morphed character can be killed, but the act will also heal the boss.
The next mechanic is frenzy. Emotes alert you of when he’ll start it, which is when hunters should use Tranquilizing Shot to stop. Have 3 or 4 hunters on that duty, as the bronze affliction’s stun might take effect at that moment.
The last is Chromaggus’ magic vulnerability. Throughout the fight, he’ll shimmer, and the chat would say “Chromaggus flinches as its skin shimmers”. After the emote, he’ll become intensely vulnerable to a certain school of magic. Magic classes should find out what it is, and use that school of magic for their next spells. Because of the vulnerability, even weaker spells deal good enough damage. In a situation where they don’t have that kind of spell, a wand that deals that kind of damage will do.
Keep all of these in mind while dealing damage, and defeat Chromaggus!
Nefarian, the Lord of Blackwing Lair
Now, you’re up against the final boss of the raid. Before you’re able to, you’ll have to defeat his minions first. They’ll come from two sides, and you can split your group to deal with them both. Mages can make up one group, as one side will have frost resistant dragon and worm kin. Have the rest of the DPS handle those, and have the mages handle the other side.
At some point, Nefarian will come down in his human form and cast Shadow Volleys. Drink a Shadow Protection Potion to counter those, and continue defeating the minions.
Soon, he’ll turn into his dragon form and the real fight begins. Wearing the Onyxia Scale Cloak will take care of the brunt of his version of Shadow Flame. Again, tanks have to keep aggro and keep to his sides. Position him facing the far end of the balcony. He inflicts a debuff on whoever’s closest which reduces healing. Dispel it immediately if on the tank. He can also cast fear in a circle around him, so Fearwards, Tremor Totems, or changing stances are important in the fight.
His most annoying ability is the Class Call. It has different effects depending on which class is called, and everybody must be prepared to deal with them when they come.
Here are the actions classes should do when their call arrives:
- Druids should stay back
- Hunters should switch or unequip their weapons
- Mages can cast Ice Block, or Priests and Paladins have to be on the ball to dispel polymorphed allies
- For Paladins’ call, everybody should stop attacks, as no threat will be generated at the time. If it is well established, cast Judgement of Wisdom on him and magic users can attack him with wands
- Priests must stop healing with direct spells. They may use Renew and Power Word: Shield.
- As for Rogues’ call, tanks should carefully reposition the boss to avoid the annihilation of the group’s Rogues
- When Shamans’ call comes, have all DPS be on totem killing duty. Shamans should wait until the call ends to regenerate mana
- Kill the Corrupted Infernals that will appear during Warlocks’ call
- Everybody should watch their threat and healers intensify their healing on the tanks for the Warrior Call. When it’s over Warriors can go back to the stance they want
At 20% health, Nefarian will raise the minions you defeated at the beginning as Bone Constructs. Defeat them while managing the calls and debuffs. Alliance groups will have a bit of advantage as the constructs are considered undead. They’ll go down easily with enough preparation. When they’re done, everybody can go back for one final push to defeating Nefarian!
With that, your group has finished the raid. Enjoy the sweet loot and WoW Classic gold as rewards. Preparation is key, so make sure you know what you’re supposed to be doing. Don’t forget to have fun while doing the raid!
Old School Runescape (OSRS) mobile has introduced a brand new audience to the wonderful world of Gielinor. Because of the new platform switch, there may be players who have run into issues while playing the game. One issue, in particular, revolves around the resolution of the handheld device. With that in mind, here is a short guide to help you make the most of your experience on OSRS Mobile. Pay close attention and you will be slaying demons and racking up all the OSRS Gold you can get your hands on in no time at all!
If your game is running low on performance, then there are a few ways for you to rectify it. Some of these methods may sound utterly simplistic at first glance, but they are tried-and-tested ways of fixing key performance issues.
The first fix is a classic that many of will most likely have already tried when it comes to technology in general. This method involves turning your device on and off again. This technique may be greeted with a pained groan but it can actually help with your resolution. This is because it can help your device with slow data speeds, so it is definitely worth trying straight off the bat.
Another issue revolves around data and storage. Both of these need to be able to cater to your particular device. With that being said you need to make sure that your platform has enough storage space. Without the correct storage space, your game may lag midway. Even though the app itself clocks in at just under 100mb, the numbers can increase following updates. As far as data goes, you should try to find a WiFi connection wherever possible. OSRS Mobile uses up to 2mb of data on average per hour, so connecting to WiFi could help your performance woes and save the amount of data you are using.
Tablets vs. Mobile
When OSRS was announced for mobile platforms, it raised a lot of questions. One of those being what devices we would be able to use them on. Given that the game is over a decade-and-a-half old, many assumed it would run on any handheld device. This yet is not strictly true.
OSRS Mobile, as the name suggests, is focused on the mobile experience. When it comes to tablets, it may run into some issues where performance is concerned. That isn’t to say that it won’t run smoothly on a tablet, but there will be certain devices that it may not be streamlined enough on. For the time being, you should focus on keeping OSRS on your mobile and research if your tablet is capable of running it without issue.
Battery life is something else you’ll need to keep an eye on to get the most out of your OSRS Mobile experience. This is something that the developers have outlined when it comes to the performance of the game on mobile. So there are a few settings you can tinker with to make the most of OSRS Mobile.
Firstly, you can increase the game’s runtime by reducing the brightness on your phone. It would also help your battery life, and game performance if you close any background apps you have running. If your resolution is suffering too, then try to avoid areas where you will find a lot of other players. This will also help your battery life from draining too much. Finally, you can also alter your FPS settings within the game. You can find this under Mobile Options where you will see a bar that says Limit FPS. You could choose to lower this to help your battery life and the performance of the game.
These few tips should help you with your resolution on OSRS Mobile. Many will have come across issues such as lagging, and battery performance. Others may have noticed screen res lowering throughout their experience with the popular handheld MMO. Now that you have a better idea of how the resolution can be optimized, you are ready to run the game. So get out there, traverse dungeons, and shower yourself in all the OSRS Gold you can find!
Epic Games has unleashed Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 upon the gaming public, and with it are a whole bunch of new features for players to enjoy. With the new update inevitably come new Fortnite items, new locations, factions, weapons, and even the introduction of Deadpool. However, there is a variety of new gameplay changes that you should know about in the battle royale title. Patch notes are no longer released by the developers for Fortnite Battle Royale, though several changes have been published to bring players up to speed with what’s new.
What’s New in Season 2
In Chapter 2 Season 2, there have been a lot of new additions. Everything from Fortnite skins to new areas have been added, with the latter featuring NPCs that will need to be defeated before you can take their prized weapons. Teleportation seems to be a neat new feature too, as you can use toilets and dumpsters to navigate your way around the island. There’s new gameplay mechanics of interest as well, such as the ability to sneak around the map in a cardboard box, and you can now also share your healing items by throwing them to fellow players. So, if you have any shields or medkits handy, be sure to do so when needed.
Another major change in this season is the weapons that have been brought back from the vault, and those that have been vaulted as a consequence. Players who like to take a stealthy approach will be delighted to hear that most suppressed weapons have been brought back, as well as remote explosives and the mini-gun. However, damage traps have now been vaulted until further notice, much to the dismay of the player base. Joining them will be the bolt action sniper and the P90.
Changes in Gameplay
On top of the fresh content, there are a number of new gameplay changes in Fortnite Battle Royale. Five new points of interest have been added, including the Shark, the Yacht, the Grotto, the Agency, and the Rig. At each of these locations, you will find NPCs that will drop Mythic items upon defeat.
Key cards have also been added, which will help you locate vaults that house several crates. You can also use ID Scan to open certain crates if you choose to. Another change worth noting is that upgrading weapons now takes longer, so keep this in mind to manage your time better.
Naturally, it can’t all be about the excitement of fresh new content for the battle royale title. It may be the less glamorous side of Fortnite news, but there are some bug fixes that will be of interest. The developers have implemented a fix in which there had been issues with selecting friends and scrolling. Players also noted that they were getting stuck on the loading screen after accepting invites. Meanwhile, others had been unable to select traps when prompted to do so while using a controller.
The Battle Royale mode seemed to bear the brunt of the issues, where there was a fault in which players saw a blank controller set up when choosing controller settings. Other issues included a message stating that players could not join a party when they could actually do so, and being unable to move after emoting.
There is an air of sheer excitement surrounding Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. With a wealth of new Fortnite items, locations, factions and more being added, there‘s plenty for players to be getting on with. Not only that, but there is also a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks. There are Deadpool challenges still to run, as well as the reveal of the impact of the new Agent factions, and how they will ultimately shape the future of the game. That’s what it appears the game is working towards at the moment if the section of the lobby that states ‘Coming Soon’ is anything to go by. In the meantime, we can enjoy the new content, browse the Fortnite shop, and dive into battle to see what Fortnite still has to offer!
What do you think of the gameplay changes in Fortnite? Let us know in the comments section below!
Chapter 2: Season 2 of Fortnite finally landed just as February is about to close. Season 1 was a bit of a drag, especially for players who game on Battle Royale Fortnite daily. It was hard to say what Epic Games had in store for us, but now that the cat’s finally out of the bag, we can dive straight into the goods. So what’s the theme for this new season? Will there be any changes in the map and added Fortnite items that can alter the way we play the game? Find out the answer to those questions and so much more!
New Seasons Means New Skins
Every new season in Epic Games Fortnite comes with high-quality Fortnite skins and new emotes that players can flaunt whenever they gain a victory. It’s only the start of Chapter 2: Season 2, so only a limited number of skins have currently been announced—but there should be more to follow during mid-season and some surprise twists that weren’t expected. Currently, here’s the line-up of skins that you can get through the Battle Pass immediately and/or by grinding until you’ve reached a certain level in the pass:
- Gears Specialist Maya
- Agent Peely
You can also earn the gold variants for these skins by leveling up while the season is still ongoing. Here are the levels that you need to reach before the season ends to acquire the skins:
|Skin||Level That You Need|
|Brutus (gold variant)||Level 140|
|Meowscles (gold variant)||Level 180|
|TNTina (gold variant)||Level 220|
|Skye (gold variant)||Level 260|
|Agent Peely (gold variant)||Level 300|
There are also back blings that you can collect should you purchase the Battle Pass. These accessories go together with the designated skins that we’ve just discussed. For example, the Banana Briefcase accessory goes well with Agent Peely. While the Feline Pack is meant for Meowscles. However, you don’t really have automatically pair these backpacks to the skins that they’re meant to go with. If you’d rather mix and match to create your own style, the option is also available.
What’s The Theme for This Season?
The theme for Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2 revolves around spies, secret agents, and being able to create your own narrative with the choices that you make. The interface of the battle pass has been revamped into a headquarters for spies, with the background music sounding like something that came out of a James Bond movie.
During the introduction of the new season, you’ll be given a choice between the two competing factions to join:Ghost and Shadow. Whichever faction you choose will ultimately set the tone for the rest of the game as you’ll get to unlock different variants of the Battle Pass skins that we mentioned. Another highlight of Season 2 is that you can battle bosses within the game. Raiding some of the spy headquarters that can be found all around the map can reward you with the best weapons that the game can offer.
What We Didn’t Expect
If there’s one thing that we didn’t expect, it’s the collaboration between Fortnite and Marvel. Granted Epic Games has already teamed up with them in the past, specifically during the launch of the movie “Avengers: Endgame”. The collaboration between these two ended up being one of the best things to happen for Fortnite Battle Royale players as it brought Thanos to the game. Plus, players got to use the Infinity Gauntlet (at least for a while). This time, Deadpool will be an unlockable skin that players can use in-game!
Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2 is just getting started, and with so many new Fortnite items and skins along the way, who knows what’ll pop up next? So, what’s your favorite thing about the new season so far? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
The strong increase in popularity of Dungeons and Dragons brought about both by the increased accessibility of D&D’s Fifth Edition as well as the growth of the nascent streaming and actual play communities has meant that there are a whole lot of people getting introduced to D&D. Now that this growth has been going on for a few years, there is burgeoning realization that role-playing games as a medium are capable of a lot more than dungeon crawls and Tolkien derivatives. This is great news for everyone, right? We all know there’s a whole world of RPGs out there, from the big glossy traditional games to indie zines and everything in between. Well, something’s getting lost in translation for some, and in the #dnd world on Twitter you’ve likely seen questions like this:
“How can I make John Wick in D&D?”
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The best items in World of Warcraft Classic usually go for a lot of WoW Classic gold. Despite all that, the unusual and yet positively unique items that you find as you explore the game are part of what makes the experience of playing this MMORPG so special. Since WoW Classic has also brought back past items that didn’t make it to the WoW Vanilla version, it means that this also marks the return of WoW Classic items that aren’t exactly usable in raid or PvP situations. To help you determine which items to seek out, we’ve listed down the top 5 best items in WoW Classic guide! If you want to know more, then read on!
Atiesh, The Greatest Staff of All Time
If you’re a Priest, Druid, Mage, or even a Warlock, chances are you’ve heard of the Atiesh. This staff is considered to be one of the rarest legendary weapons to ever exist in the realms of World of Warcraft. Only a small number of players have successfully completed the 40-player raids in Naxxramas, making the staff difficult to obtain. If you didn’t know, this specific raid requires you to defeat multiple bosses such as Kel’Thuzad and the demon Atiesh in one sitting!
Hook of the Master Angler
This little trinket not only makes for a great piece to show off to your friends, but it’s incredibly easy to obtain. Not all great items have to be hard to get after all. To acquire the Hook of the Master Angler, all you have to do is win the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza event that’s held once per week for all of the servers in World of Warcraft Classic. When you use this item, you’ll be turned into a fish! That’s right. You can use this to travel the world via the ocean waters! What’s more, you’ll have a faster movement speed compared to just walking. This WoW Classic item is extremely useful since you can use it to run away from your enemies by simply jumping in a lake and wiggling your fins away from trouble.
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
Sulfuras is the weapon of choice of Ragnaros, the Firelord. Compared to most of the weapons in WoW Classic, this item has a very low drop rate of 3%. As such, most people just opt to create it themselves along with a blacksmith that has at least a skill of 300. If you are a Paladin, Druid, Warrior, or Shaman, this weapon is the holy grail of all weapons. To create this item, you’ll have to purchase the blueprint or Plans from LokhtosDarkbargainer in exchange for some Sulfuron Ingot which can be found in the Incinerator from a Golemagg. You’ll also need the Eye of Sulfuras, which is dropped by Ragnaros once you’ve defeated. Combine these two items and you’ve got yourself a legendary mace.
Barov Peasant Caller
The Barov Peasant Caller is a unique item that lets you call three servants from House Barov. If you ever need a hand, this WoW Classic item can help you out. Once the servants are summoned, you can let them fight alongside you for a few minutes. Take note that the servants you’ll be summoning with this trinket are all randomly generated races, so don’t expect to see the same face twice.
Skull of Impending Doom
The Skull of Impending Doom off-hand is an item that has immense usability (especially for Warlocks) in certain PvP situations thanks to its great movement speed bonus. More specifically, it increases your movement speed by 60%, but it also deals 100-500 damage and drains your mana for about 100-500 every 2 seconds that the item is activated. Despite the fact that the item drains your mana and health, many players use this to avoid crowd control moves.
Those are the five WoW Classic items that we think are the best that WoW Classic has to offer! Some of the items listed here won’t break the bank or cost too much WoW Classic gold or (WoW gold). We made sure that everyone is sure to have a great item regardless of your level. So which item is your favorite? Leave a comment down below and tell us all about it!
Not a lot of people consider the PS4 as the best platform to play Path of Exile on. Nevertheless, there are quite a lot of exiles that chose the bestselling Sony console as their home. To further improve the playing experience of the PS4 base, Grinding Gear Games has released Patch 3.9.2D. That means hunting for PoE Orbs is going to be a lot smoother than before!
What Issues Have Been Fixed?
The problem with PS4 having different hardware, software, and pretty much everything is that it’s going to have issues that are exclusive to the platform.
Here are some recent problems:
- Unusable corpses are targetable by corpse skills
- Blight encounters cannot be completed
- Client crashing after using a sextant when there are no socketed watch stones
The patch also improves upon a number of things. First of that is Unique Maps are searchable on the Atlas again, making your life as a post-game exile much easier. Also, divination cards that give Shaper-related items have their Shaper background again, and maps influenced by the Shaper and the Elder now have fancy backgrounds.
Certain skills are also getting fixed. For example, the bug where Ignite applied by Explosive Arrow dealing no damage has been fixed, and so is the one where Volatile Dead orbs don’t detonate once the maximum number is reached.
The patch also added a few new features for Conquerors of the Atlas and Metamorph. They’ve now added frames to the map stash, which indicates if it’s under a Conqueror’s influence, as well as more modifiers Awakened Sextants can apply.
The games also added a lot of visual indicators for a wide variety of reasons.
They are for as follows:
- Visual indicator at the Atlas’s centre, showing which Conquerors have already been defeated
- Forwatchstones(especially those socketed in Citadels) so you know whether a sextant is applied or not
- For maps in map stash which will tell you if the Awakening Objective has been completed
- More modifiers that Awakened Sextants can apply
Aside from that, the patch also improved a few features related to these two sets of content. First and foremost would be the maps, which now display Atlas Region by default. By pressing L3, you’ll be able to see the map’s completion, bonus objective completion, and awakening objective completion status.
As for gear, the two rings, Mark of the Shaper and Mark of the Elder will now give you a bonus if the other ring you equip is Shaper or Elder-influenced.
What About the Bugs?
Other than the improvement of features, the patch also fixed quite a handful of bugs related to the content, which are the following:
- Conqueror’s Exalted Orbs ignoring modifiers that prohibit it from rolling Caster Modifiers and Attack Modifiers
- Conqueror encounters spawning in unreachable areas as well as performance issues they and their monsters cause
- A visual bug of the organ collection graphic when killing Metamorphtargets being seen only by the creator of an area.
- Individual map in the influenced region that previously had the current Conqueror’s influence effect having a lower chance to gain the same effect
- Conqueror’s Exalted Orbs ignoring “Cannot roll Caster Modifiers” and “Cannot roll Attack Modifiers” modifiers
- Certain sextants in a watchstone socketed in a citadel giving the same or similar modifier in another watchstone of the same citadel
There are many other bugs related to Conqueror’s and Metamorph that have been addressed, so the PS4 experience for those taking on the endgame is going to be smoother from now on.
GGG has always been known for running Path of Exile smoothly, and they’re not about to stop now. So PS4 players, it’s time to go back and go PoE Currency farming in an Atlas because it’s better than ever!
WoW Classic has been out for some time now, but how well does it stack up when put next to the Vanilla version? The original vanilla WoW came out such a long time ago. At this point, it’s been almost 16 years since its release. Since not a lot of people talk about the differences between World of Warcraft Classic and WoW Original, we’re here to do just that. We’ve already had an ample amount of time exploring WoW Classic, so we can really see stark contrasts between the two versions of the game such as how easy it is to farm WoW Classic gold, hence we’ll be talking about the major differences between the two giants—or at least the ones that stick out the most!
If you’ve ever played on a private server in the Original World of Warcraft, chances are you’ve already noticed something about the economy. The economy moves at a relatively slow pace and doesn’t just fluctuate around like an ocean during high tide. While in Classic WoW, the economy moved rather rapidly—to the point that the inflation rate of gold is much higher compared to that of WoW Vanilla. Although essential items like general materials and items used for leveling professions are still cheap, players in WoW Classic can easily accumulate tons of gold. This is thanks to the introduction of many efficient ways of farming gold.
Raids have become more accessible for players in Classic WoW compared to Original. In Original, it was rare to see players have full buffs and every type of potion in their arsenal. But now, people just easily charge through this aspect of the game while having every consumable potion that you can imagine. It’s not because the game is easier, but it’s more thanks to the fact that players, especially the ones that have played Original World of Warcraft before, know what’s coming. Since everything has been data mined, players know what they’re getting into—making them more efficient and effective. There aren’t any surprises anymore, since every patch that’s going to be released for WoW Classic is almost the same as the ones back then for Original WoW.
The Trending Profession
Back in the original WoW version, professions weren’t really all that important. In fact, some of the top-ranked players never really had a goal and skipped them entirely; either that or they opted for something else. Today in Classic WoW, whether it’s for PvE or PvP players—hardcore or not—there is one prominent profession: Engineering. This profession has become a hit thanks to being a great help in dungeons and raids. It’s also the only profession that lets you have a companion pet. Despite these great things, what made Engineering so fun is the simple fact that it’s a fun skill to get in on. The gadgets that you get to tinker with are all unique and combo-ing with this skill is super satisfying.
The progress in Original WoW is absurdly slow. Granted the game is almost 16 years old, but it always felt like the endgame was miles away. While this hasn’t changed that much in WoW Classic, there have been some new additions that were made to liven up the snail’s pace. One of the highlights includes the revamped AddOns system. In a nutshell, AddOns are used for players to customize the user interface to their liking. They’re so popular to the point that there are lists of the best AddOns that you can use depending on what you’re going for. For instance, if you want an interface that prioritizes how much WoW Classic gold you’ve accumulated, you can easily download one. AddOns systems are a huge help if you don’t want any clutter in your interface.
And that’s about it for the differences of the OG WoW and WoW Classic! Since the release of Classic, World of Warcraft has been such a hit, to the point that guides like on how to farm WoW Classic gold pop up almost every day. Are there any differences that you can find between the two versions of World of Warcraft that we didn’t discuss? Let us know by leaving a comment or two down below!