Here's how loot trading will work in WoW Classic

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Originally, World of Warcraft didn't have loot trading. It was only added when the Wrath of the Lich King expansion came out. But last year, when Blizzard discussed WoW Classic (opens in new tab) at Blizzcon, they explained that loot trading was one of the features it would have at launch. Players were worried about this, as the potential exists for the system to be exploited by groups of players collaborating to deny loot to solo players who've joined them. In response, Blizzard community manager Kaivax posted to the Blizzard forum (opens in new tab) to explain the limits on how it will work as, "we've decided that the two-hour loot trading system in WoW Classic will only apply to soulbound gear that drops in raids. Soulbound loot that drops in five-person content will not be tradeable at any time."

Blizzard also recently announced that WoW Classic will be rolled out in six phases (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.