GamerGround Classic WoW Launches Aug 26th 3PM PST

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Image result for warcraft aww shit here we go again

https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/world-of-warcraft/22990080/mark-your-calendars-wow-classic-launch-and-testing-schedule

5/15/19 9:46 PM
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I had hoped for the 17th of july release date. It would have fit perfectly with some off-time for me. Oh well, at least now we know.

5/16/19 10:23 AM
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Yeah, pretty funny it is when school starts. I’ll probably appreciate that more though TBH. 

5/16/19 11:11 AM
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Almost everyone who played vanilla is out of school now so it doesn't matter as much but still, middle of summer would have been better. I suppose most of the playerbase will be oldschool vanilla players.

5/16/19 1:32 PM
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Excellent. Ever since Seany posted those ganking vids i have been pretty stoked to get an undead rogue going. Only thing left to decide is profs. Thinking herbalism and alchemy.
5/16/19 2:35 PM
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Rogue will be fun as hell. Not sure how much engineering helps a rogue but helps everyone else in PvP so maybe that. Can’t go wrong herb alchemy either. Swifthisle tea buddy!

5/16/19 2:41 PM
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theseanster - 

Rogue will be fun as hell. Not sure how much engineering helps a rogue but helps everyone else in PvP so maybe that. Can’t go wrong herb alchemy either. Swifthisle tea buddy!


I forgot about thistle tea. Thanks Seanathan.
5/16/19 2:51 PM
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Still deciding on what class i'm gonna roll...was hoping to get into beta so i could test a few out. Between shaman, warrior, rogue or hunter. Think priest is out for me...the mana regen sounds brutal
5/16/19 3:28 PM
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I'm playing a paladin just to bubblehearth troll

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mana regen on ANYTHING sucks. Priest isn’t as bad as shaman. anyway, dude on a PvP server can’t go wrong with hunter, shaman as 30/0/21 is fucking beast mode, and rogue...well wtf it’s the ultimate 1v1. All your picks are solid.  I would do a priest again because they are awesome in every aspect except World PvP unless you're shadow. I would just go holy/disc to get spirit buff and max healing from holy and stick to it. Expensive to respec. But I probably will not.  im likely just gonna go hunter and get great at SS, FD, trap. Hunters can stay MM spec and do everything include farming, and with engineering should just be a good ol' time.  Hard counter to rogues too, and I was tearing them up in BGs on Retro with a hunter. Even when I die, I still win because of how annoying hunters are and they can fuck you up, so better have lots of FAPs and grenades.

Bumbed out you guys are going Horde, but I totally get it. Orc stun resist is sick and undeads are cool. I'm already committed to an alliance guild and NE hunter is tits.

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Eisenberg -

I'm playing a paladin just to bubblehearth troll

Best PvP healing in the game hands down. For the alliance!

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billyzane - Still deciding on what class i'm gonna roll...was hoping to get into beta so i could test a few out. Between shaman, warrior, rogue or hunter. Think priest is out for me...the mana regen sounds brutal

Check out Retro WoW and you get a 60 with gear and go queue BGs to see what you like?  I'll go hangout with you if you want, I tried pretty much every class on there. Kind of a zoo until you figure out the starting area where you get your free gear, mounts, spells, etc to get started. But gives you a good reminder of "oh yeah, that was a thing back then"

5/17/19 12:18 PM
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Bumbed out you guys are going Horde, but I totally get it. Orc stun resist is sick and undeads are cool. I'm already committed to an alliance guild and NE hunter is tits.


nothing set in stone yet. i'm open to playing either faction. if alliance would probably do NE rogue or hunter. mainly because I didn't level in the NE zones ever when playing vanilla. if Horde it would be undead rogue or orc hunter.
5/18/19 8:56 PM
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Undead shadow priest all the way 

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Junnk - 

Undead shadow priest all the way 

 

Hell yeah! If I'm going to switch it up, it will be to play a priest. I like holy a lot for everything. I'm playing one right now on a private server and for PvE healing it's titty tits amazing, and PvP if you get peels it's good too as holy plus you dispell the fuck out of mages and locks that pop sac.   Shadow was fun but I had to beg mages for stacks of water...guess i had to do that either way though honestly. Disc was best for me PvPing because I could heal really well, and against spriests I could pop PI and mana burn them to death and they'd go OOM trying to kill me heh

 

If I were going spriest horde side I'd go troll I think for that mortal strike like ability they got. It's sick. I like Undead a lot too but devouring plague is a 3 minute cooldown.  

5/20/19 2:42 AM
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i'm trying all the classes on Kronos III. just to level 20 max. Probably won't get them close to that. At least to level 12ish maybe. Trying a priest first as that was probably my most 'successful' class in WoW in terms of enjoyment and balance (healing PvE and PvP). but didn't try priest until BC so no idea how it was in vanilla/classic.
5/20/19 11:19 AM
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tumbleweed - i'm trying all the classes on Kronos III. just to level 20 max. Probably won't get them close to that. At least to level 12ish maybe. Trying a priest first as that was probably my most 'successful' class in WoW in terms of enjoyment and balance (healing PvE and PvP). but didn't try priest until BC so no idea how it was in vanilla/classic.

If you can deal with being strong vs caster and weak vs melee and like healing it’s outstanding!  Paladin is THE most durable and can cleanse those annoying viper stings, but priest can be offensive (arguably paladin can too with holy/reckoning). Priest on alliance you're the offensive dispeller so what I found myself doing a lot was spamming dispell magic on mages that would jump into a crowd to AoE so melee could easily crush them. Same with Warlocks who sacrifice the voicewalker, dispell it.  The downside is you're squishy against melee and hunters are tough too because they can just viper sting away all of your mana. Without mana, you're completely fucked. Priest has the option of going heavy burst hitter (like elemental shaman) as shadow, and I found it pretty fun burst along with silence. Interestingly, your range isn't good so you have to get into people's faces to fear and use your mind flay (not good range on that). When you crit on Mind Blast and get a SWP dot on someone it's really hurts, and with a couple of flays it's looking pretty bad for someone.

Overall, I liked Holy/Disc for everything including PvP the best because I just like healing. Healing Focus, Martydom, and Unbreakable Will are BADASS.  I ran with this spec after spending about 600g total on respecs on a private server and it's what I would stick with as a healer. Your spirit gives you good regen and adds to your spell power.  https://classicdb.ch/?talent=#bxRGsh0oZdxtcc0Vx

5/20/19 12:30 PM
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thanks for the info.

ya no interest in shadow. i'd level as holy or disc, just like I did in TBC. if i play a priest i just like to heal.
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tumbleweed - thanks for the info.

ya no interest in shadow. i'd level as holy or disc, just like I did in TBC. if i play a priest i just like to heal.

I hear you. Can’t go wrong with either the build I showed you holy/disc, or 31 in disc - both can PvE and PvP, disc is better probably for WSG/AB where holy is just good at everything. Even raids disc works because of your utility trade for 10% healing. You can put Power Infusion on a mage and it helps the raid.  I like the build I posted the best, but it’s just personal preference.

 

For leveling, you want spirit over any other stat, period. Even int. Abuse the hell out of spirit and spirit tap when leveling , it’s just so good. Start out with 5/5 spirit tap, get a wand ASAP and put 5/5 into wands, then 2 in improved SWP, 3 in shadow focus to avoid resists on SWP and blast, then go down the holy tree until 40 and respec shadow to 60 with points in disc for wands. Always wand points.  If you’re worried about getting ganked, pick up mind flay but only use for PvP until you get shadow form at 40. 40-45 put points back in wands.  I swear it’s amazing leveling that way.  Don’t spend gold on gimmick spells like Soothe and mana burn until you buy your level 40 mount. Vendor all your stuff that isn’t spirit and pick up skinning. That 100g for mount plus paying for spells is a real challenge.

 

enjoy!!

5/20/19 2:42 PM
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Oh, also make sure you remember the 5 second rule for mana regen!  When you level, you want to front load your damage:  blast, SWP and wand to death for the last 5 seconds. Your mana doesn’t start regeneration until 5 seoncds after your last cast. I completely forgot about it when I went back to Classic.  If you work with it and load up on spirit, you’ll be GOLDEN.

5/21/19 11:14 AM
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Max level 30 on beta and here’s the world pvp

 

 

5/31/19 2:50 PM
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Played around in the stress test the other night. Classic graphics settings. Looks titties!

6/1/19 9:52 AM
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theseanster -

Played around in the stress test the other night. Classic graphics settings. Looks titties!

It’s not to late to go horde!  I resubbed in hopes of getting invite but alas no stress test for me. I downloaded a pserver to mess around. 

6/1/19 9:54 AM
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theseanster -

Played around in the stress test the other night. Classic graphics settings. Looks titties!

Awesome. 

I'm going to play when it comes out. 

World pvp with the ranking system was the best. I hope they keep it but I heard they will be going through all the expansions? Why?! It wouldn't be wow classic anymore