Ahn'Qiraj Beckons



The Battle Ends

 And the War Begins


The Ruins and Temple of Ahn’Qiraj Open Soon




The silithid retreat to their fortress. The first battle against the Qiraji is yours. The Horde and Alliance have nearly finished their War Effort, and the time to strike has come. The Ruins and Temple will soon be open: now you must destroy the hive. Take your fight to Ahn’Qiraj, and put a final end to the minions of C’thun.


But be warned--the Void will stop at nothing to lure you into its tendrils.




The Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj and Temple of Ahn’Qiraj Open Soon!


With the release of AQ, we’d like to try something new in the form of staggered bosses. Our goal with this is to make sure each boss is finely tuned, and to ensure that AQ lives up to the challenge it presented so long ago. The schedule is as follows:


Conditions to Open Ahn'Qiraj


(1) The War Effort Complete

    (Note: Laughing Skull’s War Effort will automatically complete once they assemble their first Scepter of the Shifting Sands)


(2) Horde and Alliance Troops Moved to Silithus

(5 Days After War Effort is Completed)


Week 1: The Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj Open

    Week 1: Kurinaxx & General Rajaxx

    Week 2: Moam, Buru the Gorger, and Ayamiss the Hunter

    Week 3: Ossiran the Unscarred


Week 4: The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj Opens

    Week 4: The Prophet Skeram, Vem, Yauj, and Kri (Bug Trio), and Battleguard Sartura

    Week 5: Fankriss the Unyielding, Viscidus, and Princess Huhuran

    Week 6: The Twin Emperors, Ouro the Sandworm

    Week 7: C’thun


By focusing on only a few bosses per week, our AI devs can REALLY focus on each and every boss, making sure they’re tuned and offering the best possible raiding experience to our players. We’ve learned a lot from past raids, and think this is the absolute best way to proceed forward. In addition, by staggering the bosses in this way, guilds will have a real competition on their hands: with new bosses released each week, the glory of Realm Firsts will go to the guilds that master the fight quickest, rather than the guild that stayed up for days and missed sleep to get all the boss kills.


We hope you’re excited for the release of Ahn’Qiraj, heroes. Our goal is to make it a true raiding challenge, and we hope you don’t mind us taking a little bit more time to really polish up each and every encounter.


Good luck as you delve into the hive!






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