Holly Longdale: Hi, everybody. First, I’d like to thank all of you. Who’ve ever been part of the wild community over the years. You know, online worlds like WoW, have been a huge part of our lives for decades now. As a dedicated MMO fan and a developer myself, I remember hearing that Blizzard was going to be making their own MMO.

And I thought, well, I guess I’ll check out that beta; and sure, we all call the game: WoW. But really, wow, I could not believe I got bit by the MMO bug again. I was so excited to be able to make a night elf Hunter and be like that famous dark elf ranger from the books that I loved.

I have to tell you Azeroth was and still is a place I love to live. Since last year, I’ve had the great honor to work alongside the WoW classic team to bring these nostalgic experiences back to life for a long time fans and a whole new generation of players.

As a fan myself, I’ve had so much fun in WoW. From the simple things, like drive-by buffing or making friends on that long haul from Teldrassil to Iron Forge — all the way to the absolutely staggering — like when I jumped blindly through the Dark Portal and was running through Hellfire Peninsula, heard this terrifying noise and then saw the Felreaver.

Biggest roamer I had ever seen, and I was very glad I had Feigned Death in that moment; and that’s the thing about WoW. These stories and experiences, we all share keep us coming back time after time.

With that said, I’m super excited to be able to share with you where our adventures are taking us next.

Illidan Stormrage: You dare enter my realm?

Brings back so many memories, right? Like exploring the fungal forest of Zangarmarsh or being awestruck at the chaotic magic alive in Netherstorm, the draenei in Exodar, the blood elves in Silvermoon. I love playing them both. Do you choose to enlist the Aldor or the Scryers in your quest to fight the Legion?

And of course we can’t forget gathering all your friends to fight Illidan at the top of the Black Temple. I can’t wait to relive it all with you. Since the team first set out on their own quest to bring the original WoW back to life, we have learned a ton about what players are expecting from this kind of experience.

We’ve also learned when to keep things just as they were and where we all might be open to some changes. We’re bringing all these lessons into burning crusade, classic with our primary goal to bring back the same feeling you had when you faced the Felreaver for the first time, or when you were digging through piles of felhound poop.

Of course, we can’t get this right without you, our incredible community. Soon, you’ll be able to revisit Outland yourself when beta starts, and tell us what you think. Later, all WoW Classic players are going to be presented with a meaningful choice for each one of your beloved characters. Do you want to move on into Burning Crusade Classic or do you want to stay in the original WoW Classic era forever?

Whatever you decide, you can do it all with your one WoW subscription. Now I know I’ve thrown a lot at you, but don’t worry. We’ll be getting into the details in our panel later today. So stick with us. We’ll make sure you… are… prepared! And now, we’re going to hear what’s coming up in Hearthstone.


1. Intro2. Chains of Domination3. Burning Crusade Classic
4. Hearthstone5. Diablo