Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed one feature is not making it in the upcoming vanilla-content re-release of their long-running MMORPG, World of Warcraft Classic.
In much of the older iterations of World of Warcraft, player corpses would remain on the ground and eventually decompose into skeletons, before fully disappearing. Trolls and gold farmers would use this to spell out messages in towns, and Blizzard is cracking down on the practice by blocking the practice entirely.
Senior test lead on WoW Classic Aggrend responded to a fan asking if the old timing of corpses lingering would be making a comeback, as currently if a player dies twice, their original corpse will disappear. The player noted seeing lots of corpses on the ground back then would indicate the area was dangerous.
Aggrend replied, “While we understand that this was a flavorful part of Original WoW and the earlier expansions, individual players leaving multiple player corpses and skeletons throughout the game world can lead to behavior such as spelling out advertisements, hate speech, and other negative messages. As such, this will not be a part of WoW Classic.”
World of Warcraft Classic is launching on August 27th, 2019.