In November World of Warcraft will be a whopping ten years old and there’s celebrations coming.
I still remember being at the press announcement event for World of Warcraft at ECTS in London all this years ago. It was an exciting announcement that had the press buzzing. Here we are ten years on, and although the game is nowhere near as good as it was in the early days, it’s still attracting 6.8 million subscribers every month. No other MMO has had as much success as WoW.
Blizzard has decided to run some special celebratory events around the anniversary including a Tarren Mill vs. Southshore PvP style battleground, Molten Core is being boosted with a special 40-player Raid Finder version to relive the early days of raiding, and there’s a firey corgi pet up for grabs too.
I did hate the Alliance in Tarren Mill. I hated them with a passion!
Tarren Mill vs. Southshore: The Rematch
If you engaged in PvP early on in WoW, you might have fond memories of—and perhaps a few scars from—the endless tug-of-war between Horde and Alliance players at Tarren Mill and Southshore. To recapture that feeling, we’ll be opening a Team Deathmatch–style Battleground based on that timeless struggle. However, unlike the old days of Tarren Mill vs. Southshore, there will be a clearly defined victor, so you’ll need to work as a team or face crushing defeat.
Molten Core Gets Boosted
Molten Core provided many WoW players with their first taste of WoW raiding. For the anniversary celebration, max-level players will be able to participate in a special 40-player Raid Finder version to relive the experience of hunting down Ragnaros and his minions within his fiery lair. Downing the Firelord will earn you an Achievement and a special Core Hound mount reward (fireproof leg armor not included).
Anyone who logs in during the 10-year anniversary event will also be able to claim a feisty, fiery new pet: the Molten Corgi! Just think of the corgi-parade potential when you and your friends summon these wee waddling balls of fire for a walk.
These events and rewards will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to check back with us later for more information on when you can expect to see all of these events and goodies in-game. ‘Til then, we’re looking forward to celebrating 10 epic years with you!