By Jason Fogerty (JFogerty)
Did you have a chance yet to log in for the WoW BC Classic Brewfest event? If so, hopefully you had a good time. Alas, a lot of players were not impressed with the first ever World of Warcraft BC Classic Brewfest. Let’s take a look at why they were so disappointed.
Players Felt the WoW BC Classic Brewfest Was a Letdown
Basically, the complaints about the Brewfest event in BC Classic had a lot to do with false, but understandable, expectations. Most players assumed that this year’s event would replicate the original one from 2007. If it had, the Brewfest Ram mount would have been available. Anticipation was high for the chance to pick up this mount.
But this was not the version of the event that Blizzard chose to replicate. Instead, the developer went with the patch 2.4.3 version. That meant that there was no Brewfest Ram. Needless to say, quite a few players felt cheated when they were unable to get it.
You might be wondering if this was the only major complaint about this year’s event, but gamers had other issues as well. The quests, for example, were apparently retail quests. They were also rather buggy in places. The 2007 yellow Brewfest Stein also was unavailable.
The good news is that while you cannot get the original Brewfest Ram from 2007, you can pick up the Swift Brewfest Ram this year as well as the Great Brewfest Kodo. Neither of these can replace the original, of course, but at least they are fast. So they are perfectly good mounts, not to be missed out of bitterness. And hey — at least now your expectations are aligned, so you will not be as upset when you see that Brewfest may not be all you hoped for. As a reminder, don’t forget to grab some WoW TBC Gold to help you further enjoy the experience.
The 2007 Brewfest Ram (via Warcraft Mounts)
More About World of Warcraft Brewfest Events
Reading this as someone who has never attended a WoW Brewfest event? You might be wondering exactly what Brewfest is.
This event is inspired by Oktoberfest. The official site describes the event thusly: “Celebrated by both the Horde and the Alliance, the Brewfest is a time to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and booze! The competing breweries Thunderbrew, Barleybrew, and the Ogres, all come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their special ales, meads, and beers. Brave adventurers are invited to sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer!”
At the link above, you can see a rundown of mounts, pets, and other items that are available at this year’s Brewfest.
What Else is Going on in World of Warcraft BC Classic Right Now?
While Brewfest can keep you busy, there is plenty of other content right now to enjoy while playing WoW BC Classic. A recent patch added Arena Season 2 together with two new raids, Serpentshrine Cavern and The Eye. So, be sure and check those out as well.
World of Warcraft retail has changed a lot over the years, but nonetheless, the game has stood the test of time admirably. The same is true for World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic and all the nostalgia it captures of the original. If you haven’t experienced it yet, we recommend jumping in. You will love the old school grind experience it offers along with the modern elements that keep it up-to-date.