World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic’s endless grind is brutal, but the way it fosters community and relationships is still magical.
It’s uncanny how much World of Warcraft Classic continues to feel like a wormhole to a bygone era of gaming. I was certain that the magic of WoW Classic’s 2019 launch couldn’t be repeated, but I was wrong. After a few hours of grinding out quests, I joined a random group of strangers to take on one of the new dungeons available in Burning Crusade Classic. What should’ve been a 20-minute run ended up cascading into a four-hour marathon. When I finally slumped into bed at 3 am, I didn’t just have some sweet new loot for my undead Warlock, but a whole new guild of friends to play alongside.
Unlike WoW Classic’s launch, where most people sat staring at hours-long queues, I’ve been playing without interruption.