WoW Anniversary

WoW’s 15th anniversary celebration event is shaping up to be the biggest yet! This year the celebration will run from November 5th through January 7th for the Americas, November 6th through January 8th for Europe and November 7th through January 9th for Asia! A party this big needed a much bigger venue. You can find all of your anniversary event NPCs in the Caverns of Time! The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. For a more in-depth look at the event please see WoWHead’s guide here.

The following information is for the Iron Man Challenge. For information on the challenge variants please see below.

The Anniversary Gifts
Logging in after the event goes live will reward you with an achievement. You’ll also receive an in-game mail with special event goodies. This year’s anniversary gift contains the following:
– The battle pet Lil’Nefarian. While you are ALLOWED to add this pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– A Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
– An Invitation from the Timewalkers. This starts a quest that will bring you to the Memories of Azeroth raid. Completing this questline will give you an item you can use to teleport to Caverns of time for the length of the event. There is a minimum level required to start this quest. During our testing, you needed to be level 60+ to complete the first part of this quest. At this time we are not sure if anyone lower then level 60 can start this quest. It does not award any experience, just more of a breadcrumb to lead you to the Caverns of Time. The next part of the chain takes you to the event’s battleground which is a no go for you. You do not need to do this quest to access the vendors or trivia historians. You can use the portal to Caverns of Time. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. Yes, you can use the portal to get there at level 1.

Vendor Items
There are a few new items available from the vendors scattered around the Caverns of Time. The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir. These are NOT ALLOWED and should be avoided with your challenger. Also available are special 15th anniversary balloons. These come in BlueRed. and are a one-time use item but you can have up to 20 in your bag. For those feeling a bit mischievous, you can purchase Sharpened Pins to pop the balloons. Both of these items are ALLOWED.

Trivia
Don’t panic if you can not find Historian Llore or Historian Ju’pa in your factions main city. They are located in the Caverns of Time this year. Take the portal to Caverns of Time from your faction’s main city. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. You can use this portal at level 1. Once you get to the bottom of the cavern stand in front of Chromie and turn to your right. Travel a little ways around the circle and you’ll come across them. The trivia question is a daily quest once again!

Battleground: Alterac Valley of Olde
A new event for this year’s anniversary celebration is a version of the Alterac Valley battleground. This sounds like a lot of fun for your mains and alts but battlegrounds are NOT ALLOWED for your challenger.

Memories of Azeroth
Another new event for this year is the Memories of Azeroth raid. You’ll have to experience this event on your main and alts because raids are NOT ALLOWED for your challenger.

Tin Man
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
– An Invitation from the Timewalkers. This starts a quest that will bring you to the Memories of Azeroth raid. Completing this questline will give you an item you can use to teleport to Caverns of time for the length of the event. There is a minimum level required to start this quest. During our testing, you needed to be level 60+ to complete the first part of this quest. At this time we are not sure if anyone lower then level 60 can start this quest. It does not award any experience, just more of a breadcrumb to lead you to the Caverns of Time. The next part of the chain takes you to the event’s battleground which is a no go for you. You do not need to do this quest to access the vendors or trivia historians. You can use the portal to Caverns of Time located in your faction’s main city. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. Yes, you can use the portal to get there at level 1.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.
– The trivia question is ALLOWED. Historian Llore or Historian Ju’pa are located in Caverns of Time this year.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

Working Man
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
– An Invitation from the Timewalkers. This starts a quest that will bring you to the Memories of Azeroth raid. Completing this questline will give you an item you can use to teleport to Caverns of time for the length of the event. There is a minimum level required to start this quest. During our testing, you needed to be level 60+ to complete the first part of this quest. At this time we are not sure if anyone lower then level 60 can start this quest. It does not award any experience, just more of a breadcrumb to lead you to the Caverns of Time. The next part of the chain takes you to the event’s battleground which is a no go for you. You do not need to do this quest to access the vendors or trivia historians. You can use the portal to Caverns of Time located in your faction’s main city. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. Yes, you can use the portal to get there at level 1.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.
– The trivia question is ALLOWED. Historian Llore or Historian Ju’pa are located in Caverns of Time this year.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

Green Man
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
– An Invitation from the Timewalkers. This starts a quest that will bring you to the Memories of Azeroth raid. Completing this questline will give you an item you can use to teleport to Caverns of time for the length of the event. There is a minimum level required to start this quest. During our testing, you needed to be level 60+ to complete the first part of this quest. At this time we are not sure if anyone lower then level 60 can start this quest. It does not award any experience, just more of a breadcrumb to lead you to the Caverns of Time. The next part of the chain takes you to the event’s battleground which is a no go for you. You do not need to do this quest to access the vendors or trivia historians. You can use the portal to Caverns of Time located in your faction’s main city. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. Yes, you can use the portal to get there at level 1.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.
– The trivia question is ALLOWED. Historian Llore or Historian Ju’pa are located in Caverns of Time this year.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

Blood Thirsty
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.

– All quests from this event are NOT ALLOWED.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

Pacifist
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
– An Invitation from the Timewalkers. This starts a quest that will bring you to the Memories of Azeroth raid. Completing this questline will give you an item you can use to teleport to Caverns of time for the length of the event. There is a minimum level required to start this quest. During our testing, you needed to be level 60+ to complete the first part of this quest. At this time we are not sure if anyone lower then level 60 can start this quest. It does not award any experience, just more of a breadcrumb to lead you to the Caverns of Time. The next part of the chain takes you to the event’s battleground which is a no go for you. You do not need to do this quest to access the vendors or trivia historians. You can use the portal to Caverns of Time located in your faction’s main city. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. Yes, you can use the portal to get there at level 1.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins during our testing did not cause any kills and are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.
– The trivia question is ALLOWED. Historian Llore or Historian Ju’pa are located in Caverns of Time this year.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

Iron Teams
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
– An Invitation from the Timewalkers. This starts a quest that will bring you to the Memories of Azeroth raid. Completing this questline will give you an item you can use to teleport to Caverns of time for the length of the event. There is a minimum level required to start this quest. During our testing, you needed to be level 60+ to complete the first part of this quest. At this time we are not sure if anyone lower then level 60 can start this quest. It does not award any experience, just more of a breadcrumb to lead you to the Caverns of Time. The next part of the chain takes you to the event’s battleground which is a no go for you. You do not need to do this quest to access the vendors or trivia historians. You can use the portal to Caverns of Time located in your faction’s main city. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. Yes, you can use the portal to get there at level 1.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.
– The trivia question is ALLOWED. Historian Llore or Historian Ju’pa are located in Caverns of Time this year.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

Green Teams
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
– An Invitation from the Timewalkers. This starts a quest that will bring you to the Memories of Azeroth raid. Completing this questline will give you an item you can use to teleport to Caverns of time for the length of the event. There is a minimum level required to start this quest. During our testing, you needed to be level 60+ to complete the first part of this quest. At this time we are not sure if anyone lower then level 60 can start this quest. It does not award any experience, just more of a breadcrumb to lead you to the Caverns of Time. The next part of the chain takes you to the event’s battleground which is a no go for you. You do not need to do this quest to access the vendors or trivia historians. You can use the portal to Caverns of Time located in your faction’s main city. The Alliance can find a portal to Caverns of Time in their main portal room in the mage tower in Stormwind. The Horde’s portal to Caverns of Time is located down a ramp on the left-hand side just before you enter the main portal room in Orgrimmar. Yes, you can use the portal to get there at level 1.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.
– The trivia question is ALLOWED. Historian Llore or Historian Ju’pa are located in Caverns of Time this year.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

Blood Teams
– While you are ALLOWED to add the Lil’Nefarian pet to your collection pet battling with your challenger is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Package when used will increase all experience and reputation gains by 15% until the event ends. This item is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Celebration Firework. This item does not appear to have any buffs associated with it and is ALLOWED.
Blue & Red Anniversary Balloons are ALLOWED.
– The Sharpened Pins are ALLOWED.
– The Sugary Soul Shard, the Spellstone Delight, and the Ookerdooker Elixir are NOT ALLOWED.
– All quests from this event are NOT ALLOWED.
– The anniversary version of the Alterac Valley battleground is NOT ALLOWED.
– The Memories of Azeroth raids are NOT ALLOWED.

 

Some images used with permission from WoWHead.com

This week we talk about our weeks in WoW (or not… again), news (see below), read the State of the Challengers and read listener submissions.

News
– Twitch Affiliate Agreement
– WoW 14th Anniversary
– Pilgrim’s Bounty
– Site Team Account Login Issues
– Store Black Friday Coupons (Nov.23-25: CYBER18: 15% off everything, Nov.26: CYBERSALE, 15% off AND free shipping).

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World of Warcraft’s 14th Anniversary celebration starts today! This event will conclude on November 30th. You can find an in-depth guide on the Anniversary events here: https://www.wowhead.com/guides/world-of-warcraft-14th-anniversary-events.

The Celebration Package, while great for your regular characters, is NOT ALLOWED for any Challenge character.

Blood Thirsty Challengers: When you open the gift you will have a quest that gets auto-accepted. This quest will count against your Quest Completion if you turn it in.

There are two daily quests available:

A Time to Reflect is available for ALL LEVELS. Irons, Tins, and Greens should be able to do this quest (sorry Bloods, back to the blood-soaked fields you go). Pacifists should check the quest out first (or let us know) but I would think this quest should be okay as you are answering a question. One issue you may run into is proximity kills if someone starts killing critters beside the quest-giver. Beware.

The Originals is available only for Level 60 or higher characters. You are not allowed to join a group, so overall this quest would be a no-go for your Challenger. You can try to tag the world boss, but you do so at your own risk; I’m sure there will be some fairly deadly effects. Blood Thirsty and Pacifists most certainly cannot do this quest.

 

Starting tomorrow we’ll be celebrating World of Warcraft’s 13th anniversary. You can see a full write-up of what to expect here: https://www.wowhead.com/event=693/wows-13th-anniversary. The event concludes on November 30.

The Celebration Package, while great for your regular alts, is NOT ALLOWED for any Challenge character.

Blood Thirsty Challengers: When you open the gift you will have a quest that gets auto-accepted. This quest will count against your Quest Completion if you turn it in.

There are actually two daily quests available:

A Time to Reflect is available for ALL LEVELS. Irons and Tins should be able to do this quest (sorry Bloods, back to the blood-soaked fields you go). Pacifists should check the quest out first (or let us know) but I would think this quest should be okay as you are answering a question. One issue you may run into is proximity kills if someone starts killing critters beside the quest-giver. Beware.

The Originals is available only for Level 60 or higher characters. You are not allowed to join a group, so overall this quest would be a no-go for your Challenger. You can try to tag the world boss, but you do so at your own risk; I’m sure there will be some fairly deadly effects. Blood Thirsty and Pacifists most certainly cannot do this quest.

 

wow_icon_by_officer_luficerWorld of Warcraft’s 11st Anniversary is almost upon us. It’s running from November 16 1pm to November 30 1pm (times are North American Eastern). As before players are rewarded with some goodies… but when it comes down to the challenges, please be aware that some are not allowed.

If you have any questions about these items, please let me know by contacting me either on the forums, twitter, email or facebook.