World of Warcraft’s dance party and trial of style look like goofy fun

Believe it or not, the long-waited dance studio is finally coming to World of Warcraft… sort of.

In Patch 7.2.5, Blizzard is adding a new micro-holiday called Auction House Dance Party. When players enter the auction house, they’ll find it transformed into a discotheque for the day. Participation only requires you to dance, thanks to the dance studio skill. The upshot of doing this, other than for fun, is that every so often a dancer will get yanked on stage and given a sweet 24-hour buff.

Another micro-holiday on the way is the Trial of Style (MOP’s Bree absolutely loves this name, by the way). Participants will be given a theme and have a few minutes to dress up their character with the options available before strutting their stuff before a crowd. Following a vote, the winners will be showered with tokens that can be spent on real transmog gear. Can’t wait for this one!

See them in action for yourself below!

Source: Icy Veins, #2
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Terren Bruce

Why not? They killed immersion a long time ago.

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azul

You know you’ve jumped the shark again when you’re ripping off Roblox minigames. Why create compelling content when you can keep chasing the easy buck :)

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TomTurtle

I like the focus on fun, assuming players don’t find a way to turn this into a chore.

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Drainage

Hey, 10 years late ain’t too bad.

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Greaterdivinity

Blizzard is smartly setting up a series of mini-events that they can reliably spin up to keep folks engaged during content droughts. Put in the effort now, let it pay off dividends later.

Though I have to wonder if the community is too jaded at this point for them to be as effective as they could be. Still though, IMO smart, forward looking move.

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Terren Bruce

It’s not really content though in this case. You just do a dance emote and maybe you get a buff for 24 hours. Not exactly something to keep you busy.

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Monsoon

Costume Contests just aren’t the same if they’re not being held beneath a statue of a man holding a globe on his shoulders.

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Robert Mann

Weakness of the “Trial of Style”: It’s too much ‘Weakest Link.”

Aka, it will split votes between serious votes from others in the group, and from those looking to advance the uglies for the easiest ending chance.

I would suggest that they break it into a voting phase and a showing phase (two groups be paired, and to collect the rewards they must vote on the one side and show on the other.) Results for each group are then announced at the end. I’m not, however, invested in WoW for now, but maybe those who like the trial idea will find this thought useful (and maybe not.)

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Edward Duffy

Jesus, this game is circling the crapper lol. Dance party!!! LMAO!!!

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Nathan Aldana

yeah, how dare they add silly events for nonhardcore players. Those monsters

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Nathan Aldana

sure, by that token maybe nobody should play videogames at all when they could be doing something productive with their lives like carving the next work of art or curing cancer. Shit, why are you here on this website instead of doing that and wasting your life with us?

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Manastu Utakata

And I dub thee Sir Ad Hominem Ad Nauseum.

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Nathan Aldana

to be cucked I’d first need to have an actual girlfriend. What sort of nerd do you take me for? :P

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Manastu Utakata

Never thought this fetish would become so politically incorrect poison to these folks. I should start wearing around my neck like I would with garlic to a vampire convention….and watch them all flee in horror for the kicks. o.O

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Nathan Aldana

all I can gather is they seem to think absolutely nothing on earth makes you weaker than “your woman” sleeping with someone else and cant imagine anyone not being angered and dismayed by that accusation.

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Manastu Utakata

(Off-topic)

Since it’s a low key fetish, it’s a fantasy of one’s spouse sleeping with someone else…which implies all parties are on the same side and giving consent if acted out. The goobers are simply and moronically confusing the word with “cheater”- a very different thing.

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Nathan Aldana

Oh. I get that. Its just theyre like some sort of reversion to the sort of mindset of plays like Othello, set in times where people would kill or at least permanently destroy the reputations of women over even suspected cuckoldry

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Sorenthaz

These micro holidays are nice, but I hope they expand the major holidays like they did for Halloween in Warlords of Draenor.

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Ysayle was right

Too little, too late, Blizzard. You can’t mend those broken dreams.

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Manastu Utakata

As a long time consumer of WoW and former raver, I’m not sure I get the point of this. o.O

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agemyth 😩

I’ve been dancing in the AH for 13 years! Never needed a dance floor to acknowledge my passion, but I shall accept.

Mailbox dancing micro-holiday coming soon.

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Sorenthaz

I think the idea is that they’re aimed at being little fun distractions here and there to encourage some player interaction and whatnot.
Reminds me of silly stuff my old guild used to do. Now if only Blizz would have a Naked Gnome Race day. :p

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Manastu Utakata

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Nathan Aldana

the trial of style at least, seems to be basically a game-sanctioned costume contest that awards currency for as yet un-detailed currency that can buy some sort of cosmetics.

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