Blizzard’s latest WoW Classic update includes a number of changes, including the elimination of power leveling and tweaks to dungeon enemies.
It’s called the Season of Mastery, not the Season of Getting to High Levels Quickly, which is probably why WoW Classic’s latest update to the seasonal content’s beta has done away with powerleveling tactics entirely, awarding significantly less XP to players who kill a creature while in a group with one or more players who are significantly higher level than the creature.
In addition to this nerf, several enemies in Stratholme and Mauraudon were tweaked, with the majority of the changes focusing on reducing their immunity to snares and roots in an attempt to make certain methods of kiting, gathering, and killing large groups of enemies “much more precarious and inefficient.”
Other improvements include raising the level maximum on test characters to 60, removing global benefits like Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer, Warchief’s Blessing, and others when players join an instance, and removing the debuff limit cap on enemy units. Overall, it’s a list of changes that gamers should be aware of.
Due to a lengthy series of controversies in the MMO and gaming sector over the past several years, including the Blitzchung boycott, huge layoffs, labor conflicts, and executive pay debacle, Activision-Blizzard is regarded a problematic business in the MMO and gaming industry. The company was sued by the state of California in the summer of 2021 for fostering a work environment that was riddled with sexual harassment and discrimination, and the company’s disastrous response has added to Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are on the decline. Multiple state and federal authorities are investigating the business as of autumn 2021.