Retake The Echo Isles and Gnomeregan on March 26th in Wrath Classic

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The events Operation Gnomeregan and Zalazane’s Fall, originally available in 2010, are coming to Wrath Classic on the 26th of March. These events effectively function as the pre-pre-patch for Cataclysm, helping the Gnomes and Trolls retake their towns. This also leads to them having their own starting zones, instead of shared race starting zones.

These events are only available for a limited time, likely ending at the same time as the Cataclysm pre-patch starts. These events will likely have the same rewards as their original incarnations. That means players will receive either Darkspear Pride & Darkspear Shroud or Gnomeregan Pride & Gnomeregan Shroud depending on their faction. The former of these items transforms players into either a Darkspear Warrior or Gnomeregan Infantry. At the same time, the latter is simply a unique-looking cloak sporting the colors and emblem of their respective faction. These items were originally unobtainable after the initial event.

Along with this, increased drops will be available. Defense Protocol: Gamma dungeons drop 2 Defiler’s Scourgestones instead of 1. Icecrown Citadel bosses also now drop guaranteed Shadowfrost Shards, and those that already had guaranteed drops now drop more. Ulduar bosses also have guaranteed Fragments of Val’anyr where they did not before. These increased drops are only available until the end of the event, after which they will either revert to normal or to their Cataclysm state.

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Get increased dungeon drops in Wrath of the Lich King Classic and take part in the UPrising of gnomes and trolls as they work to reclaim their homelands. Alliance players will heed the call of High Tinker Mekkatorque in Operation Gnomeregan and members of the Horde will be called to Vol’jin’s side as he set his sights on Zalazane and the Echo Isles.

Join their causes and represent your faction with pride during these events!

Get Increased Dungeon Drops

To celebrate the launch of Operation Gnomeregan and Zalazane’s Fall and the coming of Cataclysm Classic, we’ve made several limited-time adjustments to Defense Protocol: Gamma dungeons as well as the acquisition rate of Heroic tier tokens in 25-player Icecrown Citadel. There are also additional limited-time adjustments to the acquisition rates of Fragments of Val’anyr and Shadowfrost Shards in Ulduar and Icecrown Citadel, respectively.  All Defense Protocol Gamma bosses now drop 2 Defiler’s Scourgestones (up from 1.) Here are the changes players can expect:

  • All Icecrown Citadel 25-player Normal and Heroic bosses are now guaranteed to drop 1 Shadowfrost Shard.
  • All Icecrown Citadel 25-player Normal and Heroic end wing bosses and The Lich King now drop 2 guaranteed Shadowfrost Shards (up from 1.)
  • All Icecrown Citadel 25-player Heroic end wing bosses now drop one additional Heroic tier token.
  • The Lich King now drops 2 additional Heroic tier tokens on 25-player Heroic difficulty.
  • All “Hard Mode” encounters in the 25-player version of Ulduar are now guaranteed to drop 1 Fragment of Val’anyr. Please note that Algalon and “Zero Light” Yogg-Saron are unchanged and drop the same number of Fragments as they did previously as they were already very generous with their Fragment drops. These changes will take effect with each region’s regularly occurring maintenance beginning the week of March 26 and will remain in place until the end of the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch period.

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