The collective, vocalised nostalgia for World of Warcraft from "back in the day" was enough to get Blizzard working on a ancient, timeless version of the MMO, smartly named WoW Classic. In a new developer post, the company has revealed the new-old game will be based on patch 1.12, however, the client and server software will use up-to-date code.
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When World of Warcraft first came out, it meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Now that WoW Classic's been announced, that's become a problem - one that's forced Blizzard to step in and pry people's figurative hands off other people's figurative throats.
When Vaelanor heard the announcement of World of Warcraft Classic last Friday, he says he broke into tears. The veteran Warcraft player, whose real name we omitted because he helps run an unofficial legacy server, said he was so moved by news of a vanilla version of Blizzard's long-running multiplayer game, he couldn't help but cry.