World of Warcraft is ten years old, and to celebrate is taking us back to the days of Molten Core and Tarren Mill vs. Southshore.
World of Warcraft is now 10-years old, and certainly shows no signs of slowing down. It's not unusual for Blizzard to have some kind of anniversary event around the MMO's birthday, but this time, it is pulling out all the stops by giving us a return to the game's original raid and PVP scenarios: Molten Core and Tarren Mill vs. Southshore.
First up, Molten Core provided many WoW players with their first taste of WoW raiding. For the anniversary celebration, max-level players can participate in a special 40-player Raid Finder version to relive the experience of hunting down Ragnaros and his minions within his fiery lair. Downing the Firelord will earn you an Achievement and a special Core Hound mount reward.
Next, If you engaged in PvP early on in WoW, you might have fond memories of-and perhaps a few scars from-the endless tug-of-war between Horde and Alliance players at Tarren Mill and Southshore. To recapture that feeling, Blizzard has opened a Team Deathmatch-style Battleground based on that timeless struggle. However, unlike the old days of Tarren Mill vs. Southshore, there will be a clearly defined victor, so you'll need to work as a team or face crushing defeat.
Blizzard said via Twitter that depending on the battleground's popularity, it may be re-enabled for future anniversaries.
Furthermore, anyone who simply logs on during the anniversary event will receive the adorable Molten Corgi non-combat pet.
The event runs from November 21 to January 6, so you've got plenty of time to reach max level and get your Core Hound mount. The folks over at Wowhead have thrown together a pretty comprehensive guide on all of the goodies in the event, and how to get them.