This Month in WoW – March 2016

March 1st by Kaivax

Winter is passing, and the third month of the year marches upon us. There’s much to see and do, and we have our eye on what the community's up to, too. In this March 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?

March 25, 2016 marks the 8th anniversary of the release of Patch 2.4, which brought the Isle of Quel’Danas, Magister’s Terrace, and Sunwell Plateau to World of Warcraft. Inside Magister’s Terrace, the ominous Kael’thas Sunstrider awaited players’ company with a memorable quote:

Don't look so smug! I know what you're thinking, but Tempest Keep was merely a setback. Did you honestly believe I would trust the future to some blind, half-night elf mongrel?

Streaming and Live Events

Guild Survivor Season 2
Join Sparty Smallwood live every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. PST for Guild Survivor. Season two includes teams from the Death Jesters and Zeroes to Heroes guilds competing for the grand prize of 1,000,000 gold. There will be plot twists, PVP, PVE challenges, Toys, Pet Battles, World Events, and places in game you may never have even thought of!  See Warcraft in ways you haven't seen it before! 

Who will be voted off next? 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:

When: Mondays
About: “A podcast following the news & views from the Blizzard Community, hosted by@AkariV2K@Dropdeadted_uk &@DanEkvall
Visit the BlizzardCast site to learn more about the show and follow them on Twitter at @blizzardcast.

When: Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. Arizona time
About: “Join @Jon_Jagger and@BentheMage as they bring together guests to discuss various topics from World of Warcraft.”
Visit the Azeroth Roundtable website to learn more about them show and follow on Twitter at @AzerothRT.

About: “Three wacky and wild gamers get together each week to talk about all the latest news and events going on in World of Warcraft.”
Visit the Geeks of Azeroth site to learn more about the show and follow them on Twitter at @Epic_Geeks.

Esports Live Events

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

The GCD EU Pro League – Spring Tournament #4 - Learn more about the tournament here, and watch it live on

  • Saturday, March 12 11:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Sunday, March 13 11:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST

The GCD EU Pro League – Spring Tournament #5

  • Saturday, March 26 11:00 a.m.  EST / 8:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Sunday, March 27 11:00 a.m.  EST / 8:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CEST

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.

Bonus Events:

  • Apexis Crystal Bonus Event — March 2-7

While this event is active, Apexis Crystal gains are multiplied. Get yourself to Tanaan Jungle and cash in on the Apexis Windfall.

  • Arena Skirmishes Bonus Event — March 9-14

While this event is active, Arena Skirmishes will award Honor at triple the usual rate. Will you answer the call to battle?

  • Timewalking Dungeon Event: Northrend — March 16-21

While this event is active, players level 81 or higher can access a a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.

  • Battlegrounds Bonus Event — March 23-28

While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at triple the usual rate. Glory awaits in the fields of Battle!

Legion Alpha Test

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