World of Warcraft Classic "Bugs" Are Actually Just Old Features

World of Warcraft Classic players are reporting so many bugs that are actually just features of early WoW that Blizzard has created a "not a bug" list.

The World of Warcraft Classic beta is having some players question their memories of those early days in Azeroth. Enough players have complained about bugs riddling the game that Blizzard responded with a “not a bug” list—a reminder that traveling back to World of Warcraft circa 2006 means saying goodbye to every bit of streamlining we’ve seen over the past 13 years.

Some commonly reported “bugs” are situational, while others surrounding the way quests are displayed (or aren’t) are total game-changers:

  • Tauren’s hitboxes and their melee reach is slightly larger than other races.
  • Being critically struck while using /sit to sit does not cause abilities like Enrage, Blood Craze, and Reckoning to activate.
  • Using the “Automatic Quest Tracking” option does not auto-track newly accepted quests. (It instead will start to track an existing quest once progress towards an objective is started.)
  • Warrior health Regeneration is working at the expected rate.
  • Quests objectives and points of interests are not tracked on the map or minimap.
  • Completed quests are marked on the minimap with a dot. (and not a “?”)
  • Feared players and NPCs run fast.
  • Standing on top of other players while facing away allows spells and attacks to be used.
  • Creature respawn rates are much slower than in Battle for Azeroth.
  • NPCs which offer multiple quests may inconsistently display them as a dot or a “!” on the available quests list. They were inconsistent in 1.12, and we’ve reproduced the exact inconsistency they had back then.
  • Quests that are too low level for do not show up as a “!” in the game world.
  • Available quests do not display a “!” on the minimap.
  • On level up, the message: “Your skill in Protection increased to 15” was added in 1.12.1, and we’re intending to keep that.

There are actual bugs, of course, but those are the only ones Blizzard has any plans of fixing. It’s clear that when World of Warcraft Classic was announced back at Blizzcon 2017, many players were too excited by the idea of traveling back to the good old days to consider that some things may have changed for the better.

World of Warcraft Classic releases on August 27.Many players have beta access now, but know that “Azeroth As It Was” might not be Azeroth as you remember.

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Brandon Doerrer

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