Last week we already reported to you about the project “The Fresh Crusade” for World of Warcraft: Classic. For this purpose, a group of over 1,000 players has teamed up to start a fresh start without bots and inflation in Blizzard’s long-running MMO.
Last weekend the time had come: Thousands of players rushed to an almost empty server to start all over again – and caused a huge chaos.
3,000 players were too much of a good thing
When we last reported on the project, the number of community members was around 1,300 – in the meantime the Discord server has grown to over 11,500 participants.
As the project manager Caszhar in Interview with Eurogamer has revealed, around 30 percent of them are said to have participated in the joint restart – so it was a storm over 3,000 players at the same time the starting areas.
Naturally, this caused problems: Since the so-called phasing was deactivated on the WoW Classic servers, all participants were actually in the same areas instead of in instances. As a result, there was absolute chaos and it was almost impossible to complete the required quest mobs. Queues even had to form in front of certain enemies to contain the mess:
However, the spirit of optimism was so great that no one let it spoil their mood, as Caszhar reports:
“The experience was chaotic, but it was amazing. So many people in one place was phenomenal and although it took about three to four hours for people to spread, everyone was having a blast. Lots of people claimed that this launch was because of its madness was bigger, more chaotic and more entertaining than the Classic start. “
You can get an insight into the first hours of the game on the English-language server Dragonfang in this video, in which YouTuber Dancy shows the origins of the orcs and trolls:
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Botting remains a problem
Although the project was able to successfully revive the dead server Dragonfang, the problem of botting and inflation also exists here. According to Caszhar, bots should also wreak havoc on servers that are not very populated and thus massively damage the in-game economy.
However, the Fresh Crusade community doesn’t want to let this stop them from having as much fun as possible:
“Botting won’t be that big of a problem for players as they go through the game together and nurture the positive attitude we’re trying to foster. But it’s always going to be a major inconvenience and there’s nothing players can do about it except to report bots. “
Cazhar and his team members want to keep the server alive in the future with specially planned events. In addition, another restart event is planned as soon as the pre-patch for WoW Classic: The Burning Crusade is released. If you want to pursue the project further or even want to get involved directly, you should take a look at the Discord Server from The Fresh Crusade throw.