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Did You Manage To Reserve Your World of Warcraft Classic Name?

It was a 12-character limit feeding frenzy

The day of World of Warcraft Classic name snatching is upon us – the 13th of August – and since 8:00am there has been tears, shouting – and for some, joy.

It was a deluge of people trying to log in, all desperate to adopt their moniker of times past. Because of this, all manner of hilarious error and queue messages arose – arguably capturing a quintessentially Classic WoW experience of times past.

Here is a hilarious meme that captures the experience accurately:

It was funny for a short while at least

Many people did eventually manage to sign in – but many more likely left heartbroken. Smart guildies formed cabals of log-in explorers, and would reserve each others names when one of the lucky few managed to get on the server of choice. My preferred name was actually snagged by a guildy – hopefully she will surrender it to me when the time is right.

Or she won’t, for some classic bants.

I did manage to get my usual alt names however, and as a cheeky bonus – the name of my daughter:

Yes, I named my daughter Jayna

As the dust settles, it will be at least somewhat amusing to look over the aftermath – some high level streamers have ended up in a weird situation where thousands of people have taken not only their name, but every permutation you could imagine. Asmongold is a prime example, with many threads showing up on the ClassicWoW Reddit showing his less than amused face trying all his usual labels.

Maybe I should start a guild named <That Name Is Unavailable> to remember this fateful day.

World of Warcraft Classic releases worldwide on Tuesday, 27 August at 8:00am AEST (10:00am NZST).

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Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games


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