Blizzard has decreed that the Alliance and Horde must rally their troops in World of Warcraft Classic and march on the great fortress of Ahn’Qiraj. Both factions will need to gather supplies, follow quests, and ring the gong, signaling the 10-hour war has begun!
Players of both the Horde and the Alliance will need to bring supplies to either the Valley of Spirits in Orgrimmar or the Military Ward in Ironforge as the war efforts commence. Supplies you provide will return rewards of Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Supplies which can be used to gain reputation with your faction later.
Players will also have access to a quest series titled “Scepter of the Sands” which will allow you to ring the gong on the realm they are in. The first player on each realm who completes that quest and rings the gong will become the “Scarab Lord” and receive a Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal, which summons a rideable Qiraji tank that you can use in the outer world as well as in the Temple of Ahn’Qiraji.
Other players that ring the gong during the 10 hours of the first bell will also receive the Black Qiraji Crystal, though completing the quest after the first 10 hours will provide different rewards. The gong, as with most gongs, marks the arrival of something spectacular, but in this case, it marks the beginning of the 10 hour war and the arrival of Anubisath and the Qiraji warriors, in the Barrens and Thousand Needles (for lower-level players) and Silithus, Tanaris, and Feralas (for higher-level players).
At the end of the 10-Hour War, the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj (a 20-player raid dungeon) and the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj (a 40-player raid dungeon) will open, allowing players access to the dangers and treasures within.
It has been nearly a year since WoW Classic has released, and this latest update is sure to delight fans who have fallen for that classic experience. If you were wondering if WoW classic might be the game for you, our impressions on it should answer that handily. You can read much more about the update in further detail on the original announcement.