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8 Reasons You Should Be Playing World Of Warcraft Classic

This trip down memory lane could be your next gaming obsession.

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This week, Blizzard released the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Shadowlands, and it made all the wrong sorts of headlines.

Server issues, queues of several hours to log in, missing spells, and missing characters are but a few of the issues the MMO titan has encountered since the Shadowlands pre-patch was released, and with all these issues in mind, it seems that now is as good a time as any to jump into Azeroth exactly as it was 14 years ago.

Modern day Warcraft is, to many, a bastardization of everything that once made the MMO great, and many fans of the game simply refuse to play its retail version, instead preferring this incredibly sound throwback.

After seeing a major overhaul of the game's narrative and a condensing of its level system, many feel that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has finally finished off the game's dwindling reputation. Little by little, Blizzard have changed aspects of the gameplay and the story in an attempt to keep it fresh and exciting for players, although the success of Classic proves that maybe that isn't what they wanted at all.

While modern-day WoW isn't without its merits, here's just a few of the reasons that you should be playing Classic instead.

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