The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort set to Begin in WoW Classic

The day has arrived for the Ahn’Qiraj opening events to begin in WoW Classic.

Here come the bugs!

In order to unlock the 20 player Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj raid and the 40 player Temple of Ahn’Qiraj raid, Horde and Alliance players have to collect supplies in Orgrimmar and Ironforge to support the coming war.

Upon collecting enough supplies, a 10 hour long war event will be unlocked.  That will bring Anubisath and Qiraji warriors to Barrens and Thousand Needles, for low level players, and Silithus, Tanaris, and Feralas for higher levels.  Fighting there will gain you gold, loot, and faction with the Brood of Nozdormu.

There is also a quest line to run down that rewards a mount, so long as you finish it before the gates unlock, and a competition to become the person on your server declared the Scarab Lord.

And all of that begins today once the servers are up.  Blizzard has a post up describing the event in more detail.  And, it seems that at least one server has all the supplies they need stored up in advance, so it will be a very short event there indeed.

I also got a reminder that Holly Longdale is on the WoW Classic team on Twitter this morning.

Let’s hope it isn’t too much like the Sleeper event and the server doesn’t go down.

Meanwhile, Blizzard thinks it has a handle on the lag issues that the event may cause, but we shall see.

8 thoughts on “The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort set to Begin in WoW Classic

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Ula – I remember the event being a thing when I was playing back in the day, but I don’t recall ever doing anything about it, except for maybe turning in some bandages to the quartermaster just to see what that was about.

    Don’t know on the like button. The web is in a perpetual state of being broken.

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  2. Pallais

    I did the quest chain long after the Gate was opened on my server. It was a lot of fun, though these days they wouldn’t lock some of the lore away behind such a massive quest chain.

    I will be sad if the event *doesn’t* crash a server or two. Can’t have the Gates get opened without melting at least one server. ^_^

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  3. Redbeard


    When you get a head drop in Stormwind, you get tons of people there. On top of that, people start spamming Blizzard and other AOE spells, so you get a ton of processing going on in a small place.

    Now, let’s transfer that to Silithus with the opening event, and throw in an equal amount of Horde doing the same thing.

    What could possibly go wrong?


  4. Redbeard

    Yeah, apparently one of those servers is a 90% Horde dominated PvP server, so the very few Alliance people there were wondering how on earth that happened. Speculation is that Horde farmed all the mats, used the Neutral AH to transfer them to new Ally accounts, and submitted them that way.


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