This Month in WoW – May 2016
A new set of days means May is underway! There’s much to see and do, and we have our eye on what the community’s up to, too. In this May edition of This Month in WoW, we look forward to some of the more remarkable things going on in the World of Warcraft community.
In Game Events & WoW News
Esports and Community Events
Taking place once a year in Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Dalaran, and Shattrath City, this week-long celebration is a time to give back to the innocents orphaned by war.
Show an orphan what the hero’s life is like! Visit Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind, Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar, Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath, or Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran to get started making a child’s dream come true.
This is the only week of the year when you can obtain pets such as Mr. Wiggles, Egbert, Peanut, Sleepy Willy, Curious Oracle Hatchling, and Curious Wolvar Pup.
Did You Know?
Nine years ago, on May 22, 2007, The Black Temple was added to World of Warcraft.
Long ago on Draenor, the Temple of Karabor was the center of draenei worship. But the devout priests who prayed there are long dead, slaughtered by marauding, demonically corrupted orcs. In the massacre’s aftermath the warlocks of the Shadow Council seized the structure and bestowed upon it a new name: the Black Temple.
When Illidan the Betrayer fled to Draenor (now called Outland), he ousted the Temple’s ruler – the pit lord Magtheridon – and claimed his throne as the lord of the blasted world. Despite the bitter retribution of his enemies, Illidan has begun to tighten his grip on Outland from within the profaned sanctum, where he awaits any and all who would challenge his rule..
Stay up-to-date on all of the latest World of Warcraft news and goings-on with some of our favorite podcasts:
Wowhead Weekly and Downtime Tuesday
- When: Saturdays and Tuesdays
- About: Wowhead’s Perculia and Panser discuss most everything going on in the World of Warcraft.
- Follow @Wowhead on Twitter for every episode.
Geeks of Azeroth
- 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
GCD Americas Spring Cup
- Friday, April 29 8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT
- Saturday, April 30 5:00 p.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Sunday, May 1 5:00 p.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. PDT
Stay on top of all the latest from GCD.tv by following them on Twitter and on Twitch.tv.
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.
- Arena Skirmishes Bonus Event — April 27-May 2
- 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: Burning Crusade — May 4-9
- While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s natural level.
- Battlegrounds Bonus Event — May 11-16
- During this event, random Battlegrounds award Honor at triple the usual rate. Additionally, you can complete the quest A Call to Battle to earn 500 Conquest points that don’t count towards your weekly Conquest cap.
- Draenor Dungeons Bonus Event — May 18-23
- While this event is active, defeating enemies in any level 100 Heroic or Mythic dungeon will award reputation with an appropriate Draenor faction.
- Pet Battle Bonus Event — May 25-30
- While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate. Get out there and battle with your mighty minions!
Legion Alpha Test
For the latest on our Legion Alpha, check out Legion Alpha General Discussion forum.