With the expansion due to release on November 13 and the 10 year anniversary running between November 21 – January 6, I’m glad we have over a month to participate in these special events. More importantly, we won’t feel the need to rush to 100. The advantage of playing through the beta several times allows me to know exactly which questlines to focus on. Levelling up was surprisingly fast the first time around so I’m glad Blizz made it a little bit harder in a subsequent build. With all the bonus objectives and rares around the place, it really won’t be hard to reach max level.
Players who log in during the anniversary period will receive this cute yet fiery Molten Corgi pet as well as the opportunity to participate in the following special events.
Molten Core (revamped)
This classic 40-player raid will be revisited and available for level 100 players who queue up via Raid Finder. Defeating Ragnaros will award players with a Core Hound Chain mount and a special ilvl 640 fiery Warlords of Draenor helm guaranteed. Pet lovers will also want to run the place more than once for a chance at Hatespark the Tiny and a Ragnaros inspired enchant.
Southshore vs. Tarren Mill – The Battle Continues
There will be two different brackets for this old-style deathmatch with one for levels 90-99 and another for max level players. PVP Designer Holinka stated the battleground will consist of the normal 40v40 match down from his original idea of 100v100 which boggles the mind. There’s also the added ability to level up through the original honour system. Winning will give you the title of Tarren Mill Terror (Alliance) or Southshore Slayer (Horde).
Prepare for Battle
With the pre-expansion event now live on test servers, I’m really excited about the quality of life changes coming very soon like the extra void tab and Toy Box changes. For those excited about the updated models, you’ll be happy to know these will be included as part of the pre-patch, as well as the face changer in the barber shop.
You’ll also be able to try out all the new changes to classes, feel the item squish and run Mythic difficulty for SoO.
There’s also the revamped 90 version of UBRS where we’ll face-off against the bosses of the Iron Horde – Orebender Gor’ashan, Kyrak, and Commander Tharbek.
I’ll be saving these pre-events for later so I don’t spoil the surprise of experiencing it before release but I look forward to receiving the Iron Starlette as a quest reward at the new Dark Portal. Also, if you complete the quest series before Warlords launches on November 13, you’ll receive The Iron Invasion achievement and Iron Vanguard title.
So with the Dark Portal turning blood red and all these activities to do, what are you most looking forward to?