World of Warcraft Classic players are furious
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    Blizzard finally revealed today that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade
    Classic is launching on June 1, but it's not all good news for the
    community. Alongside the release announcement, Blizzard also revealed
    the price of its deluxe edition and new account services like a one-time
    character level boost, and a lot of players are upset over how steep
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    Before we get to the root of the issue, it's important to know that
    World of Warcraft Classic is a free addition to any regular WoW
    subscription. It emulates the MMO as it existed back in 2006, but
    because MMOs tend to evolve and grow over time, players eventually got
    bored killing the same raid bosses and wanted more. That's where Burning
    Crusade Classic comes in. It resurrects World of Warcraft's first
    expansion true to how it was back in the day, giving WoW Classic players
    a whole new continent to explore, more levels to grind, and a bunch of
    other exciting changes like flying mounts. Burning Crusade Classic is
    also included in a regular WoW subscription.



    What's upsetting players, however, are the prices of the optional
    account services that many will want to use going into Burning Crusade.
    The most controversial is the $35 fee to clone a character so it can
    play on both WoW Classic and Burning Crusade servers. A patch planned
    for May 18 will introduce some of the expansion's features early (like
    the ability to play as blood elves or draenei). After the patch rolls
    out, all WoW Classic players will have to make a permanent choice: Move
    their character forward into the Burning Crusade or choose to keep that
    character contained within the original WoW Classic version.

    Those who move forward into the Burning Crusade will stay on the same
    server and enjoy all the fancy new features and areas to explore when
    they launch a few weeks later. Those who choose to stay behind will be
    transferred to new servers that will stay stuck in Classic, where the
    level cap is 60 and no new features will be added. It might seem like an
    obvious choice, but a lot of players prefer the Classic version of
    Warcraft untouched by expansions. That's what WoW Classic was all about
    in the first place.



    That's where the $35 clone fee comes in. If you want to have the best of
    both worlds you can pay to clone a single character to both sets of
    servers. This creates a version that plays on Burning Crusade Classic
    servers and a separate one that plays on regular WoW Classic servers.
    It's a similar process to playing on WoW's beta servers, where you can
    choose to clone one of your existing characters from live servers over
    to the beta server—except now it costs a whopping $35.



    "They can fuck off with the $35 to keep a copy of our character on
    classic servers," reads one comment. "It's such a shameless money grab
    for a service that should have been included and free with the release
    of classic BC."



    It's easy to see why players are frustrated. World of Warcraft's account
    services are infuriatingly overpriced compared to other MMOs. What's
    more, by forcing players to pay to play the same character on both
    Burning Crusade and regular WoW Classic servers, it arbitrarily divides
    the community and creates pressure to follow the majority over to
    Burning Crusade. Otherwise you risk being left behind in a ghost-town
    Classic server. "[It's] essentially killing the population for classic
    vanilla," wrote one Redditor. "Absolutely insane pricing."

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