New World of Warcraft Dungeon Mode Revisits Burning Crusade and More
After over ten years of bringing raids, dungeons, boss battles, and epic adventures, World of Warcraft's accumulated quite a bit of content. Now max-level players can relive some of their favorite encounters from expansions past with the new Timewalker feature, a game mode which levels players down and levels the loot up.
According to this blog post from Blizzard, Timewalker events are but one of the seven different kinds of weekend events which will be running every weekend come Patch 6.2, which has just hit the Public Test Realms.
"Two of those events [new to Patch 6.2] will be Timewalking weekends," said a Blizzard representative. "You’ll be able to queue up for a randomly selected old-school dungeon with a new sort of 'heroic' difficulty: When you Timewalk these dungeons, you’ll find that your character’s power and gear has been scaled down to a fraction of what they normally are. For the first time in years, some dungeons you outgrew long ago will once more put your skills to the test."
The first batch of Timewalker dungeons includes Burning Crusade's Arcatraz, Black Morass, Mana Tombs, Shattered Halls, and Slave Pens, as well as Wrath of the Lich King's Ahn'kanet: The Old Kingdom, Gundrak, Halls of Lightning, The Nexus, and Utgarde Pinnacle.
While running these Timewalker dungeons all of your stats will be reduced to the enemies' appropriate level, but you'll retain your full set of talents and abilities. In addition to neat, old-school gear with new-school power, you'll be able to earn Seals of Tempered Fate for extra chances at rolling the fattest of loot when it's time for modern raiding.
Timewalker sounds like an excellent idea; players have long been asking for a way to explore dungeons past as both a nostalgia trip and a way for newer folks to experience the fun (and horrors) of boss battles long gone by without the ease of being level 100. Get ready to teach a whole new batch of newbies how to fire spears in Utgarde Pinnacle, and why crowd control is their best friend in the Mana Tombs.
World of Warcraft Patch 6.2 will be on the Public Test Realms soon, so if you'd like first crack at testing out this new feature, make sure to sign up.