The month of March is upon us, and the first breath of Spring is blowing across Azeroth. It smells faintly of fel, so we don’t advise breathing too deeply. There is much to see and do this month as we continue our battle against the Burning Legion. Read on to learn more.
Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 4 Opens: March 7
The fourth and final wing of the Nighthold raid opens in Raid Finder on March 7—get ready to face Gul’dan within the Font of Night. Learn more about the Nighthold in our raid preview.
Darkmoon Faire: March 5–March 11
The Darkmoon Faire is open for business once more! Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and the nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth . . . and beyond!
Timewalking: Mists of Pandaria: March 7–March 13
While this event is active, players level 91 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Mists of Pandaria expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.
Battleground Bonus Event: March 14–March 20
While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at an increased rate. Glory awaits on the fields of battle!
Un'goro Madness Micro- Holiday: March 17–19
Dinosaurs are running amok in Un'Goro. Help quell the rampage and you'll be awarded some temporary evolution buffs.
Legion Dungeon Event: March 21–March 27
While this event is active, the final boss of each Legion dungeon awards an extra item when defeated.
Pet Battle Bonus Event: March 28–April 3
While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate. Get out there and battle!
Eye on Archaeology
Every two weeks, a new Archaeology quest in the Broken Isles is available from Archaeology trainer Dariness the Learned in Dalaran. These quests offer a wide variety of rewards, including gold, toys, and mounts—and who doesn’t want a ghost moose mount? You’ll just need to do a little digging for them.
Obtain eight rare archaeological finds and you can earn the achievement This Side Up, which rewards a new Artifact appearance.
Each week, one of 11 different world bosses appears on the Broken Isles. Killing eight of these will reward the Unleashed Monstrosities achievement. Just open the Group Finder (default “I”) and search for a group within the Premade Groups (Raids – Legion); with a little time and persistence, you’re bound to slay them all.
Did You Know?
You can travel between major locations within Azeroth, Outland, and Draenor in many different ways. Beyond using flight paths, boats, and zeppelins, you can also use portals found in several locations. These portals become available depending on your level and the areas you’ve begun adventuring in.
Setting your Hearthstone in a city that has access to multiple other locations via these portals will often save you travel time. Dalaran, for example, has portals available to both Alliance (Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, and the Exodar) and Horde (Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunder Bluff, and Silvermoon) capital cities as well as portals to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in Pandaria.
Mages also have access to portals that they can use for themselves or to open for others in their group to use. If you do manage to procure the services of one, make sure to tip generously or you may end up going somewhere unexpected.
It’s the Little Things
Azeroth is filled with opportunities to engage in a little whimsy. One of these is right within Thunder Totem in High Mountain. You’ll need to make sure your sound is on then head down into the Hall of Chieftains. Once there, stand near Mayla HighMountain and . . . jump. Each time you jump, you’ll “bang” the drum that’s right beneath your feet and hear it reverberate in the hall. Make up your own rhythm and enjoy the moment before heading back into battle.
News From Around the Community
How a Guild of Deaf Players Conquered World of Warcraft’s Toughest Raids
For many high-level raid teams, voice chat is a requirement, but what do you do when that’s not an option? For one small community of deaf players, that’s a challenge they were willing to undertake—together. Forming the guild Undaunted (formerly Durus Veritas) on Ner’zhul–US in the spring of 2011, they joined together to prove that raiding together without voice communication is not only possible, but achievable at high levels. Read more of their story as written by Luke Winkie on PC Gamer.
World First Mythic Gul’dan
The race for World First Mythic kill of Gul’dan ended February 4 when Russian guild Exorsus (Экзорсус) worked their way to the top of the leaderboards. In celebration, they’ve published a video of the event that you can watch on YouTube here. Congratulations (Поздравления) Exorsus!
Getting to Know the World of Warcraft Official Site
The new World of Warcraft site has been out for almost a year, and we’ve been adding more features since its launch to help you stay at the top of your game. Whether your goal is being competitive in Mythic Keystone dungeons or topping the Player vs. Player leaderboards, we can show you just where you rank. Visit each at the links below and make sure to bookmark them so you can return often.
Mythic Keystone Leaderboards
Player vs. Player Leaderboards
Current Promotions & New Releases
Earn a New Mount—For Azeroth!
There’s still time to earn a new mount—For Azeroth! Beginning February 14 and running through March 13, players can join together with friends for the quest “For Azeroth!” in Heroes of the Storm to earn the new Primal Flamesaber mount in World of Warcraft. Learn more in our blog.
World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 Available March 14
Good news, lorekeepers—World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 is nearly here! This second volume will reveal more intricate details about the game universe’s history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from artists such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, there’s something to discover for all players—casual and collectors alike.
You can preorder from your favorite retailers or purchase your copy soon from the Blizzard Gear Store on March 14. Don’t have Volume 1 yet? Purchase yours now so that you are prepared!
Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras on the PTR
Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras is currently in testing on the Public Test Realm, and you're invited to join us! Visit the World of Warcraft PTR Discussion, Bug Report, and Class Development forums to learn more about the ongoing development of the patch.
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