This Month in WoW – December 2016
December is here, and that means the end of the year! There’s much to see and do, and we have our eye on what the community’s up to, too. In this December edition of This Month in WoW, we’re looking forward to some of the more remarkable things going on in the World of Warcraft community.
December 4: The Great Collegiate Dungeon Race Concludes
Look out for the end of a six-week crusade—the teams in the Great Collegiate Dungeon Race are conquering Mythic Keystone dungeons and competing for a share of $20,000 in scholarship prizing! Are there adventurers on your campus who have what it takes to destroy the Burning Legion?
The Grand Finals take place on December 4. Check out the standings here.
December 13: Legion PvP Season Rollover
On December 13 at 6:00 a.m. PST, Legion PvP Season 1 will come to a close. But the battle will pick up again just two hours later at 8:00 a.m. PST, when Legion PvP Season 2 begins!
Here are some quick details:
- Legion Season 1 titles and mounts will be awarded approximately two weeks after the season ends.
- With Legion Season 2, the maximum number of times you can Prestige will increase from 4 to 8.
- Weekly Rated Quest rewards will increase.
- The transmog look for Season 2 PvP reward gear will remain the same as Season 1, so if you haven’t gotten your full set, you still have time!
When you find yourself looking for a new show to check out over the holidays, consider a few of our favorites:
For Azeroth! (New)
Featuring Jocelyn Moffett and Garrett Weinzierl
Amovetv on YouTube
Featuring Scott Johnson, Mark “Turpster” Turpin, Patrick Beja, and Willie “Dills” Gregory
@instanceshow on Twitter
All Things Azeroth
Featuring Medros, Toasty, and Phandeth
@AllThingsAz on Twitter
Feast of Winter Veil [December 16-January 2]
The Feast of Winter Veil is one of the most anticipated events of the year! While enjoying a freshly nutmegged cup of nog, and crunching on a crumbly cookie or two, be sure to visit Greatfather Winter in Ironforge if you’re Alliance, or Great-father Winter in Orgrimmar if you’re Horde. While there, you’ll find a few treats, and surely a few tasks to take on as well.
Greatfather Winter is visiting the great cities of Ironforge and Orgrimmar—courtesy of the fine folks of Smokywood Pastures—and he’s spreading cheer in celebration of the Feast of Winter Veil. But, all the cheer—spreading is making Greatfather Winter hungry, and he’s looking for helpful adventurers to fetch him some milk and cookies.
Darkmoon Faire [December 4-11]
The wondrous and mystical Darkmoon Faire returns to Azeroth on December 4, and if you haven’t completed all of Silas Darkmoon’s new Darkmoon Races, now’s the time! Test your speed and agility on a variety of racing mounts as you dodge electrifying obstacles and zip all over Darkmoon Island for rewards and achievements. You may also want to take a few moments to be a kid again by going for a ride on the new Darkmoon Seesaw.
The faire continues to be one of the best ways to acquire heirloom gear, and don’t forget all of the toys, mounts, and pets that can only be gotten here. There’s even a pair of Feasels!
The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities that each grant a passive bonus to players and offer a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. Check out the Adventure Guide in-game for a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.
Battleground Bonus Event — December 6-13
While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at an increased rate.
Legion Dungeon Event — December 13-20
While this event is active, the final boss of each Legion dungeon awards an extra item when defeated.
Pet Battle Bonus Event – December 20-27
While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate.
Timewalking Dungeon Event: The Burning Crusade — December 27-January 2
While this event is active, players level 81 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.