World of Warcraft celebrates its 14th anniversary with a historic event

    
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It might be hard to believe, but this year marks the 14th anniversary since Blizzard changed the landscape of the MMO genre with the release of World of Warcraft back in November of 2004. As the saying goes, time flies when you’re constantly saving the world from the threat of complete annihilation. Or something like that, anyway. To celebrate the game’s 14th anniversary, Blizzard is putting on an event in which players can complete new daily quests, go toe-to-toe with iconic enemies from the game’s history, and get their hands on some shiny, celebratory rewards.

To kick things off, all players who log into the game between now and November 30th will be granted a special Anniversary Gift Package containing 200 Timewarped Badges, an experience-buff item, and a letter from the Timewalkers that begins a special anniversary quest. On top of that, players will find two new daily quests from Historian Llore and Historian Ju’pa, from which they can earn more Timewarped Badges “either by answering World of Warcraft trivia or by defeating some familiar foes.”

These familiar foes include historical world bosses such as Lord Kazzak, Azuregos, and the four Dragons of Nightmare. Felling them will earn players yet more Timewarped Badges, which can then be spent on any of the already-available items in addition to the new Overtuned Corgi Goggles toy, which turns friendly NPCs into precious corgi pups. You can check out the full details of WoW’s 14th-anniversary event on the game’s official site.

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thirtymil

It’s a pity the corgi goggles you can buy don’t turn players’ mounts into corgis as well, because that would be really useful in Orgrimmar to actually see the guy who sells the toy in the first place – underneath all the mammoths, proto-drakes and (new to this year!) brutosaurs that people park on top of him.

But then I guess I’ve given up hoping Blizzard will put a no-mount zone around these guys like they did around the Ashran PvP sellers or Khadgar in the Blasted Lands… because that would be too hard, wouldn’t it? /sigh

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Roger Melly

Perhaps they should reactivate old accounts for a week to give a boost to the flagging number of players for the event ?

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Cinaminson

Just keep in mind things like the glasses can only be used during the event. Because Blizzard hates fun.

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leihngwei

It’s an account-wide toy. There is no anniversary only fine print.

And for 200 Badges, it’s easy to roll a temp alt to buy them.

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thirtymil

I think Cinaminson is referring to these:

https://www.wowhead.com/item=147885/bronze-tinted-sunglasses

Which can only be used during the event. But yes, the new goggles are a permanent toy, and great for dropping the height of everyone around you so you can see quest-givers :)

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styopa

“To kick things off, all players who log into the game between now and November 30th…”

All?
Or all paid-current players? Maybe it’s changed since I tried, but AFAIK you can still log in an play for free up to lvl 20, no?

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Hirku

The anniversary pack is sent through in-game mail and free players can’t access mail.

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Dug From The Earth

Is this event something I can do on my mobile phone?

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Armsbend

You have one right?!?

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Michael18

If it’s not on my Siemens S35i, it doesn’t exist! *shakes fist*

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Armsbend

Sounds exactly like last year’s event.

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Vicarious Fan

pretty much the only time they do anything different these days is for the big events every 5 years.

Shame really but next years event should be pretty amazing….. oh… i just realized WoW classic will be out on their 15th year anniversary.

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TomTurtle

CORGIS!

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Sorenthaz

It’s weird how slow WoW was to jump on the Corgi train though. RIFT embraced Corgis within Year 1 pretty much back in 2011. WoW it took a few years later.