Published on August 25th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

WoW Classic Era Hardcore Realms Now Live!

World of Warcraft Classic players can now embark on a challenging and perilous journey in Azeroth as new Classic Era realms with a Hardcore ruleset are now live.

Here’s a look at a few of the many features that come with our dedicated Hardcore Realms:

  • Death is Permanent
    • Players will get a single chance to level as high as they can and participate in more dangerous activities, such as the Molten Core raid.
    • Those who die will not be able to return to their bodies but can release and remain a ghost—in this form, they can close out their remaining business on the realm, such as guild masters transferring guild leadership to another player.
    • If the unfortunate occurs, player characters will be given a free option to transfer to a non-Hardcore Classic Era server if they wish to continue playing those characters.
  • Mak’gora and other PVP Changes
    • Battleground queuing will not be enabled on Hardcore Realms, but pre-organised Wargames will still be available for groups choosing to engage in such deadly combat.
    • Those wishing to truly test their mettle against others can initiate a duel-to-the-death mode by typing /makgora. This will prompt the receiving player to acknowledge and accept the high-stakes duel.
    • A new tracking aura will visually communicate how many duels a player has completed and survived.
  • Safeguards and Class Changes
    • Players will notice a reduced log-off timer to mitigate ill-timed server disconnections.
    • Class abilities and spells have been modified to prevent resurrection (both personal and those that can be used on other players), as well as quests that require PVP flagging and dying to progress the questline.
    • Enemies will be tethered to their respective spawn and pathing locations to prevent players from kiting them to other lower-level quest areas.

And more! For more information on Hardcore Realms check out the World of Warcraft website.


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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