More than a thousand “World of Warcraft” players worked together to create a “fresh” experience in the classic version of the game.
In the absence of a new server entry (ie a brand new server, starting from the vanilla server in the first phase of World of Warcraft), those who did not like to play the famous MMO until 2004 will face the highest level of players and bounce
In response, players gathered to “restart” the vanilla experience on one of the least populated servers.
The result is the “Fresh Crusade”, a community project with 1,300 players currently participating. It is scheduled to start on Friday, March 5th, with a large-scale re-equipment competition. Involving seven guilds, players from all over the world are preparing to create new characters on the sparsely populated PvP server. The clear goal is to create a new experience for everyone.
Caszhar, the player who initiated “Fresh Crusade”, told me through Discord that many players want to start Classic again on a server with a “fresh” startup feel, which can provide people with leveling and community experience. . It is not easy to find on existing servers.
Qajar said: “Blizzard announced the “Burning Crusade” classic version, there is no new server, nor did it mention what will happen to the existing sparsely populated/dead servers, just hinting that after the “Burning Crusade” classic version is released A new server may be created.”
Qajar believes that one of the biggest problems is due to deadlock and economic inflation. Players feel they will be left behind when the “Burning Crusade Classic” is launched later in 2021.
“This makes sense, especially in the current state, most servers do not have a leveling scene. Players are alone from the position of 1-60 years old. Finding the dungeon/group task group is a problem. This is ” An indispensable part of the classic journey of World of Warcraft”, Qajar said.
Gaming can lead to real currency transactions (RMT), such as the sale of in-game gold with real currency. In turn, gambling will drive legitimate players out of the economy, thereby affecting the production and profitability of games.
For example, players who try to make money by gathering expertise are driven out of the market because they are competing with AI-controlled players, which waste all resources.
Those who are trying to make money through handicrafts and need rare resources that are usually bottled will find it difficult to obtain such rare resources from auction houses due to the economic expansion caused by zombies. When frustrated players find it difficult to gather the resources needed to make money to pay these high auction prices, the vicious circle is complete.
Raids may also contribute to this problem. GDKP is a form of raid where players can bid on coveted raid items with gold instead of rolling dice to see who got the loot-you can see a lot of RMT gold spent on items. Then, at the end of the raid, the non-buyer participants obtained all the gold bidding between them. Then, the gold entered the virtual economy, causing inflation and further price increases.
Unfortunately, bots are common on all classic World of Warcraft servers, even the least populated servers. However, servers with a small population usually do not experience huge economic expansion, because participants did not buy gold on it, nor did they buy gold nearby because there were not many participants around.
The Fresh Crusade will target servers with a small population so that players have a chance to get the best “fresh” experience, even if they encounter robot problems.
Qajar said: “Compared with higher/medium-sized population servers, we all start together and the economy will be more stable.”
Looking forward to the release of Classic Burning Crusade, Caszhar is optimistic that the “pre-patch” phase will bring huge benefits to those who wish to create WoW Classic from the ground up.
The pre-patch is a patch that adds the new Burning Crusade competition (Blood Elves and Draenei) to the game. It is expected to be released about two weeks before the official release of the classic Burning Crusade.
It is expected that before the patch, a large number of players will be inspired to return to the game and upgrade from scratch in the new game. In theory, this will provide a healthy leveling experience within two weeks.
Qazar said: “There is enough time to announce the TBC to be released, and enough time for people participating in “Fresh Crusade” to experience the content of the game, participate in raids and form their friend groups and communities.”
Caszhar hopes that “New Expedition” will attract more than 2,000 players when it is released on March 5. Qazar said: “The support of the people who joined the organization is exciting.” “People are really happy to start on Friday, so there must be a hype here. People know that Blizzard now only accepts the idea of a new server, which is Bursing. The release of Crusade, so joining this project, they said that this is the’next best thing’.”
If you want to participate, “Fresh Crusade” has a community center on Discord.