It’s hard to believe that World of Warcraft has been around for almost 10 years. I’ve been playing off and on since the beginning, and frequently discuss the old days with my guildmates. Remember when Mages had to spend talent points for an instant cast Arcane Explosion? What about when Moonkin Form didn’t exist, and Hurricane was the Balance Druid’s primary talent? Yikes.
This November, Blizzard will be celebrating World of Warcraft‘s 10th anniversary by bringing back one of the most iconic raid dungeons, and also allowing its players to relive the longstanding rivalry between Tarren Mill and Southshore. Not only that, but players also have a chance to earn an exclusive Core Hound mount, as well as a Molten Corgi battle pet.
Molten Core will be returning in all of its glory, as it will be boosted up to level 90 (from 60), feature all of the original bosses, and allow players to form the old school 40-man raid team inside of the Raid Finder to take down Ragnaros. If you’re lucky enough to do so, you’ll receive an event exclusive Core Hound mount, as well as an in-game achievement. But wait! Did someone say Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker? No, no they didn’t, but I can’t help but wonder if Blizzard will bring back the iconic legendary sword as a potential drop from Ragnaros himself.
If you played on a PVP server — or even if you didn’t, really — chances are you’ve taken part in the endless World PVP battles between Horde and Alliance, helping your chosen faction attack or defend Southshore or Tarren Mill. There was nothing like taking a flight to Tarren Mill, landing, and realizing that it’s become an Alliance town. Leveling in Hillsbrad was loathesome during those wars for that exact reason, as you never had a chance to turn in quests, or grab a drink without coming back to your corpse. But during the 10 year anniversary event, players can queue up for a Team Deathmatch-style PVP battleground that will declare a winner in Tarren Mill vs Southshore: The Rematch!
If PVP isn’t your thing, or maybe you’re not in to raiding, you can claim your free Molten Corgi battlepet just for logging in during the event. It probably has some sort of rabies, but isn’t it cute!?
World of Warcraft‘s 10th anniversary is officially in November this year, but Blizzard has not yet confirmed a date for these in-game events. When they do, we’ll keep you posted!
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling reviews, public relations, and our social media communications. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and on again/off again WoW player that favors roguelikes, horror games, and point-and-click adventures. His favorite console is the Dreamcast, favorite game is the original Metroid, and he could watch The Goonies for the rest of his life. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow his insanity on Twitter.