It's not easy being a hardcore player in the championship season of WoW Classic. Sure, there's the normal challenge of leveling safely to level 60 without stupid pulls or carelessness. Some even go a step further and want to clear the entire Molten Core without a virtual death. The world-first kill over Ragnaros and Co. showsjust how hard that is.
When technology fails
However, those who play an online role-playing game like WoW do not always have their fate in their own hands. For example, what do you do when you're stocking up on supplies in Stormwind and you're faced with an angry world boss dragon? Well, if you are attentive and react quickly, you might even be able to escape the monster alive.
The situation is different if the servers don't play along. Even in 2021, unexpected server outages can occur from time to time. Blizzard proved exactly that a few hours ago: The world servers suddenly went offline, all players ended up on their desktops, and anyone who had just been in a battle at the time had to fear for their virtual lives.
Through no fault of his own at the spiritual healer
This also affected some high-level characters who had already completed most of the leveling phase. Only a few players were lucky because, for example, their companions had attracted the aggro of the enemies.
Old hardcore problem
Here and there, there is now a discussion about whether such a death through no fault of one's own should even be counted in the community challenge. The opinions are quite divergent. However, several players point out that Blizzard will certainly not take any measures here, for example, to give the dead back their hardcore buff. Hardcore players from Diablo 3 could sing a song about this.
One player even draws a comparison to old school Runescape, where there is also a hardcore option. There, it is said to have happened regularly that players lost their progress due to server crashes. The only difference, according to the player, is that there you often invested 2,000+ hours in your character instead of the comparatively small amount of time you could invest in your hardcore avatar in Classic Fresh. However, that will probably only be of limited comfort to those affected, won't it?Support buffed - it only takes a minute. Thanks!
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