With World of Warcraft Season of Discovery dropping soon, game producer dashes hopes of supply box XP farmers

Getting the edge via a World of Warcraft XP grind is a practice as old as the game itself, and with a new phase coming to World of Warcraft: Classic’s Season of Discovery, folks have been brainstorming ways of earning a chunky initial bump in progress as soon as the new content is released. However, thanks to a Tweet from one of the game’s producers, their plans and hopes for a headstart have been dashed.

The focus of this situation: Waylaid Supplies. These boxes drop from any and all enemies and chests you can find right now in Season of Discovery, and provide some XP and reputation when handed in to a specific NPC in capital cities across Azeroth. They can also be filled with specific items allocated to the supply box as you acquire them, increasing the XP and reputation gains at the cost of the time and money it takes to do so. With this is mind, the plans of grinders were simple – stock up on as many filled-up supplies as possible, then hand them in as soon as the next phase drops and a new level cap is implemented.

It’s at this point producer Josh Greenfield swoops in to put a damper on things. Responding to a user on Twitter who raised concerns around the matter, he wrote the following: “The previous level band’s crates just don’t give XP once you are 25 or above. The new crates you’ll find on higher level mobs/chests/etc starting on thursday give you experience. Stacking the current crates won’t be much benefit (past rep, if you still need it).

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