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The Ruby Sanctum Announced for 3.3.5

Posted by Michael Bitton on Feb 19, 2010  | Comments

The Ruby Sanctum Announced for 3.3.5 - MMORPG.com

While most players understood that Icecrown Citadel would be the last bit of raid content to be added to World of Warcraft before the release of Cataclysm later this year, there were apparently some rumors circling around that additional content would hit before Cataclysm drops.

These rumors were substantiated  in a recent interview with Blizzard's Tom Chilton over at Game Informer, who had this to say when asked about the circling rumors:

For the final question, there’s been some rumors going around and I wanted to clear them up. You guys have wrapped up the main Lich King storyline. Icecrown is out there, which you guys have said is the final major raid for this expansion. But there are some rumors that there might be another content patch of some sort before Cataclysm releases.

That is a possibility. We can’t say for sure at this point, but we are looking into the possibility of having a boss in the Ruby Sanctum, which is another part of Wyrmrest Temple. It’s a little too early to have a lot of details on that, but I wouldn’t characterize it as a huge chunk of content. It’s not a patch 3.4 or anything.

Today, Blizzard blue poster Zarhym definitively cleared the air on the rumors, announcing on the official World of Warcraft forums that a new dungeon, The Ruby Sanctum, will make its debut in patch 3.3.5. The new dungeon will feature content for both 10 and 25 man configurations as well as heroic difficulty modes and, of course, new loot!

Zarhym on the Ruby Sanctum:

As we prepare for the public testing phase of minor content patch 3.3.3, some players might come across information regarding upcoming content that isn't yet available. To avoid any confusion, we'd like to tell you about an exciting new raid dungeon we are working on for content patch 3.3.5.

The Ruby Sanctum

A powerful war party of the Black Dragonflight, led by the fearsome Twilight dragon, Halion, have launched an assault upon the Ruby Sanctum beneath Wyrmrest Temple. By destroying the sanctum, the Black Dragonflight look to crush those that would stand in the way of their master’s reemergence into Azeroth and to ultimately shatter the Wyrmrest Accord – the sacred bond that unites the dragonflights.

The battle that is to come will surely deal a crippling blow to the Red Dragonflight, however, it is up to you to stop this unprecedented offensive and defend the Ruby Sanctum. First you must face the assault of Halion's servants, Saviana Ragefire, Baltharus the Warborn, and General Zarithrian, before squaring off against Halion the Twilight Destroyer, a new and deadly force in this realm.

The Ruby Sanctum will feature 10- and 25-player content, Heroic difficulties and all-new rewards! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to its release.

View the original announcement here.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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