This Month in WoW — February 2016

January 29th by Kaivax

The moon is full and glorious in the Azeroth sky, and love is most definitely in the air as  the month of February gets underway. There’s much to see and do, and we have our eye on what the communty's up to, too. In the February edition of This Month in WoW we want to not only highlight some of the in-game activities for this month, but also spotlight some exciting esports and community events and creations.

In Game Events & WoW News

Esports and Community Events

Did You Know?

January 23, 2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the first opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, a massive event that took place on every realm in World of Warcraft. Both Alliance and Horde players gathered to turned in enormous stockpiles of supplies for the war effort, including 800,000 Linen Bandages and 96,000 Peacebloom. For weeks mostly throughout February 2006, different realms came together to open of their gates, and were greeted with this realm-wide message:

(Player name), Champion of the Bronze Dragonflight, has rung the Scarab Gong. The ancient gates of Ahn’Qiraj open,revealing the horrors of a forgotten war…

Streaming and Live Events

Guild Survivor Season 2
Join Sparty Smallwood live every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. PST for a new Season of Guild Survivor. Tune in and weigh in on the tribes, root for your favorites, see who gets voted off, and take in the challenges before them.

What is Guild Survivor? Learn more about it from Sparty in this video.*

View Guild Survivor Season 1 on the Death Jester’s YouTube page.
Catch up on Season 2 here.

*Warning: Some mild language. Viewer discretion advised.


Stay up-to-date on all of the latest World of Warcraft news and goings-on with some of our favorite podcasts:

Convert to Raid podcast When: Catch the livestream recording every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. PST.
About: “Listen to the latest news and views on raiding, insights from our players. . . and a bunch of really bad jokes.”
Visit the Convert to Raid site to learn more about the show and follow them on Twitter at @converttoraid.

The Instance podcast
When: Catch the livestream recording every Friday at 9:00 a.m. PST
About: “Join Scott Johnson, Mark Turpin, Patrick Beja, and Willie Dills every week for all things WoW and Blizzard! ”
Visit the Instance site to learn more about them show and follow on Twitter at @instanceshow.

Realm Maintenance podcast
When: Catch new episodes every Tuesday
About: “Realm Maintenance is a podcast that provides news, interviews, and other information covering podcasts for World of Warcraft and other Blizzard franchises.”
Visit the Realm Maintenance site to learn more about the show and follow them on Twitter at @RealmPodcast.

Chics that Click podcast
About: Relative newcomers to the WoW community of podcasters, hosts @Esmeralda_Sky and @Jaygurrl cover World of Warcraft and Blizzard gaming.
Visit the Chics That Click podcast site for more episodes and follow them on Twitter at @ChicsThatClick.

Esports Live Events


Stay on top of all the latest from by following them on Twitter and on

The GCD Pro League - Winter - Season Finals arrive this weekend — learn more about the tournament here, and watch it live on

  • Saturday, January 30, 2:00 p.m. PST
  • Sunday, January 31, 2:00 p.m. PST
GCD EU Tournaments Tournament #1
  • Saturday, February 13, 8:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Sunday, February 14, 8:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST
Tournament #2
  • Saturday, February 20, 8:00  a.m.PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Sunday, February 21, 8:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST
GCD Pro League- Spring – Tournament
  • Friday, February 26,  5:00 p.m. PST (Qualifiers)
  • Saturday, February 27,  2:00 p.m. PST
  • Sunday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. PST
Want to catch up on any tournament action you may have missed? Visit the GCDTV YouTube page.

In Game Events

You can keep up-to-date on all of the in-game events through the calendar on the World of Warcraft website here (log in and select Events from the drop-down menu under your character name), or simply view the in-game calendar for exact event start times for your realm.


Lunar Festival — February 1–15
Every year the druids of Moonglade hold a celebration of their city’s great triumph over an ancient evil. During the Lunar Festival, citizens of Azeroth have the opportunity to honor their elders by celebrating their sage wisdom, sharing in magnificent feasts, and of course . . . shooting fireworks!
Learn more about this event on our site here. For more tips and tricks on making the most of this holiday, head over to Wowhead’s holiday guide.

Love Is in the Air — February 1529
Something is in the air in the major cities of Azeroth. Many guards and townsfolk spend their days giving and receiving gifts to other amorous citizens.

Learn more about this event on our site hereFor more tips and tricks on making the most of this holiday, head over to Wowhead’s holiday guide.

Bonus Events:

Battleground Bonus Event — February 3–8
While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at triple the usual rate. Glory awaits in the fields of Battle!

Draenor Dungeon Event — February 10–15
While this event is active, defeating enemies in any level 100 Heroic or Mythic dungeon will award reputation with an appropriate Draenor faction.

Pet Battle Bonus Event — February 1722
While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate! Get out there and battle

Timewalking Dungeon Event: Burning Crusade — February 2429
While this event is active, players level 71 or higher cay access a a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.

Legion Alpha Test

Check out the latest development information on the Legion alpha test.