World of Warcraft adds retro ‘timewalking’ dungeons

    
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World of Warcraft adds retro ‘timewalking’ dungeons

There’s no reason for you to go back to older dungeons in World of Warcraft unless you particularly like the look of something that drops there for cosmetic purposes; they surely don’t offer much in the way of relevant rewards. But some of those dungeons were well-tuned back in the day, and if you’ve never experienced them in their harder modes, you’re kind of missing out. That’s the premise behind the game’s new Timewalking feature: Players will be re-doing older dungeons at lower levels for more modern rewards.

Patch 6.2 introduces seven new weekend events, including two that are designated Timewalking weekends; they allow players to travel back and re-challenge five dungeons from The Burning Crusade and five dungeons from Wrath of the Lich King with their gear and stats tuned down to the level of the instance. Said players will retain all of their skills and talents, however, and the rewards from the dungeons will scale up to be equivalent to loot found in current dungeons. It’s a chance to step back to the past and run through older content with the benefit of experience and the modern arsenal of abilities.

[Source: Patch 6.2 Preview – Timewalking; thanks to Jake for the tip!]

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MilitiaMasterV
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MilitiaMasterV

Just wanted to comment because of that picture. I spent hours in that dungeon and met hundreds of people over the years doing PUGs in there. I hope that their current ideas are doing wonders bringing together random folks to just be a part of other people’s lives like that. You never know who you can meet by just joining a random grouping and walking around in old content!

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Skyewauker Tamanous 
Complaining over the one person saying this is pretty pointless.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

TronSheridan McSleaz theKavorka 
Citation needed.

TronSheridan
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TronSheridan

McSleaz theKavorka How is that hate?  It’s about 95% truth.

TronSheridan
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TronSheridan

Meh.  Cancelled a couple months ago.  Once I hit the end of the expansion content, not including the dangling carrot of locked raid wings, I’m out.

McSleaz
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McSleaz

theKavorka Hater’s gonna Hate.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

theKavorka 
…I think it’s more likely people been asking this since TBC, and Blizz finally decided it’s a cool idea. /shrug

MikedotFoster
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MikedotFoster

Midgetsnowman VH is one of my favorite Wrath dungeons!

zoward
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zoward

Hopefully this is a trial run before introducing scaling dungeons – the number of empty but interesting instances in WoW is just crazy.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Fucking finally. But it sucks it’s just a weekend event. All I ever really enjoyed was doing dungeons after burning out on WoW.