•   Wednesday, September 28, 2022
World of Warcraft

WoW: The weather on the island of Quel'Danas - Blizzard solves TBC mystery

The Alliance fighter Mizore complained bitterly in the WoW forum a few days ago about the fact that it is constantly raining on the Isle of Quel'Danas, which has been accessible in Burning Crusade Classic since May 11, 2022, and that across all layers. Why does this annoy them? Well, for one thing, the bad weather ruins the aesthetics of the island, of course. The thing is called Sunwell Plateau, but there's no trace of the sun. For another, the rain noticeably reduces client performance, and unfortunately it's not possible to turn off the weather effects in the options.

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If you think that this is a bug, you are wrong. A few hours ago, Classic Game producer Aggrend explained that this is a feature that already existed in the original Burning Crusade:

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"Interestingly, this is actually authentic behavior and works as intended.When the island reaches a certain point by completing the daily quests, the weather starts to improve. The bad weather is meant to represent the influence of the Burning Legion on the island, and through willpower and perseverance, your server can and will fight back and overcome this corruption!

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Honestly, we lived on Quel'Danas Island for weeks at a time (just a little exaggerated), but no one in our bubble ever noticed this little detail. Blizzard could happily make it more common again for our actions to have a direct impact on the game world, small and large. Or what do you think?

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