WoW Classic trumpets the start of the Ahn’Qiraj war effort

    
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It may be strange to consider, but the 2020 opening of Ahn’Qiraj in WoW Classic may actually be a bigger deal than it was back in vanilla. It’s certainly building up to be the event spotlight of the year for Classic players — and now it has begun.

As of today, the server-wide war effort to gather resources and undergo difficult quests to trigger the actual Gates of Ahn’Qiraj opening event begins. “You’ll need to work alongside other members of your faction to contribute the resources needed open the ancient citadel’s gates and begin your siege on the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj and the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj,” Blizzard said.

When the event finally concludes, two raids will open up for Classic players to plunder.

Over in regular World of Warcraft, Blizzard is handing out one-day suspensions for players abusing the group finder with advertisements. The studio is also sending personalized infographics to Shadowlands alpha testers regarding their accomplishments and bug reporting during that phase.

And remember that story earlier this month about how the legendary WoW raiding guild Method imploded due to all sorts of ugly allegations of sexual harassment and assault? Well, many ex-Method members have formed a new guild, Echo, to charge into the new expansion.

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mike foster

AQ was such a fun raid. The grind ahead of it?? Bit of both I guess.

I have a lot of fond memories of staying up super late in Vent trying to push this thing forward, but I’m not sure we actually ENJOYED it all.

That said Classic is inching ever closer to Burning Crusade, and I kind of miss Hellfire and Nagrand…

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Adam Russell

What I remember of the opening of AQ was a grind that when over I said “never again”

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Paragon Lost

Bad system latency and non stop disconnects. Here’s my latency 15 minutes ago…

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memitim

The authentic classic experience. :D

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Paragon Lost

Lol! Yup.

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#nochanges

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Paragon Lost

Ugh, too bad. You’d think with it running on the newer tech since the game came out that this wouldn’t be an issue.

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Robert Rose

Gotta say, I’m impressed it took this long. When I first started playing classic I noticed some pretty major player attrition and started to worry about long term prospects, but so far they’ve only extended timelines.. must be doing very well. I’m hoping to see a TBC Classic announcement around the time the Naxx event drops, cuz I’d definitely come back to that long-term.
I honestly had no memory of just how incredibly boring vanilla warcraft was. it’s made it very hard for me to stick with it for the last year

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Never thought i’d say this but i’m hitting retail as hard as classic, throw a decent helping of SWG:L in there and i’m pretty freaking busy. I never did this, but so far i’m loving it, but, talking to guild, ask me again later apparently my tune will completely change lol.