This Week in WoW History: World First Mythic EN, Mists of Pandaria Launch
27.09.2017 um 13:10
Hey everyone, and welcome to another bit of WoW History! Every week, we look down at important events that happened in WoW for that week!
Shall we begin?
September 28, 2016
Within 2 days of
Mythic Emerald Nightmare opening
World First Mythic Xavius
was already claimed! Congratulations again to
on the lightning fast progression!
Later the same day,
got World 2nd and
, World 3rd.
Emerald Nightmare was considered at the time one of the easiest entry raids in the history of the game. If you still need to clear EN up, make sure to check our
Emerald Nightmare guide
for all Mythic boss strats!
Check out when we reported all those World Firsts!
September 26, 2014
Lords of War part 5, Maraad
is released! Lords of War, a animated lore mini-series talking about the lore of several prominent characters in Warlords of Draenor, started talking about 4 Orc Warchiefs (Kargath, Grommash, Durotan and Kilrogg), and ends talking about Vindicator Maraad, who has faced all these warchiefs.
Maraad is voiced by Crispin Freeman, also known as Winston in Overwatch.
You can watch the full miniseries from the beginning here
here is when we reported this
September 25, 2012 - Mists of Pandaria launch
Mists of Pandaria is officially live! Players started exploring the ancient realm of Pandaria, shrouded in mists since the great sundering, for more than ten thousand years. Highlights of the launch include:
New Race: Pandaren
- Playable by both Horde and Alliance, Pandaren start their adventure in
Die Wandernde Insel
, making the choice of which faction they want to play at the end of ther adventure there.
New Class: Monk
- These fast-paced leather wearers are able to play all roles in WoW: Brewmasters are tanks, Mistweavers are healers, and Windwalkers are DPS.
- Level your companions, capture new ones in the wild, and battle them out against other players, Pokémon style.
If you haven't explored Pet Battling yet, make sure to check our beginner's guide!
Black Market Auction House
scours the world in the search of priceless artifacts, and sells them to the highest bidder. On the Black Market, you can buy ultra rare items such as retired Tier 3 armor, mounts that are no longer obtainable, and exclusive weapon transmogs! Just make sure you win the bidding war.
Treasures of Pandaria
- Mists of Pandaria is the first expansion to include multiple treasures in every zone, and have achievements attached to them. In Pandaria, eventually finding all the treasures gives you the title .
Check our Pandaria Treasure Guide!
Check our our Mists of Pandaria launch guide!
October 1st, 2012
Mogu'shan Vaults is open!
A week after the release of Mists, the first raid is open. An entry level raid, MSV has 6 bosses and dropped no tier, those being limited to the world boss
Sha des Zorns
Das Herz der Angst
Terrasse des Endlosen Frühlings
Notable drops for Mogu'shan Vaults included asian-themed transmogs, and
having celestial themed weapons, and himself as a rare mount drop with
Zügel der astralen Wolkenschlange
You can check our raid preview of MSV, including transmogs, here!
October 1st, 2010
Flexible raid lockouts are announced!
The current system for lockouts has been announced to arrive in the Cataclysm pre-patch. With this system, you were able to freely swap between 10 and 25 man difficulties as you only needed 1 boss kill to count towards your completion of the instance. This was first implemented for
, and expanded to all non-heroic raids.
This system has eventually evolved to what we have today, where we can kill bosses as many times as we want on non-Mythic difficulties, with 1 chance for loot every week, and Mythic still locking you out once you kill a boss.
Check out when we reported this!
On the same day, Blizzard released a preview of the upcoming
new secondary profession in Cataclysm, Archaeology
! The archaeological factions Explorer's League (Alliance) and The Reliquary (Horde) are competing to see who finds the most historical finds and enlisting the aid of players to reach their objective. The profession includes tools and a book to check out which artifacts you've uncovered, and is full of cosmetic rares such as
Szepter von Azj'Aqir
Puzzlebox des Yogg-Saron
Thanks to the magic of Internet Archive, you can check the original preview page here!
If you haven't done any archaeology yet, you can check our
Legion Archaeology guide
Archaeology Rares guide
, for all the rare items that you can uncover with the profession!
Have you cleared Mythic EN, or got any interesting stories from Mists launch? Let us know in the comments :)
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