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  • Author: Pride
  • Date: May 24, 2022
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

Following the release of Phase 5 & the Ahn’Qiraj raids on the Season of Mastery servers a month ago, players have been busy clearing the new content and the new “Prophecy of Chaos” challenges… on some realms. On other realms, players have not been so lucky, as due to low player populations, the material gathering part of the war effort necessary for opening the Gates still has not been finished.

Normally, that’s where Blizzard’s accelerated automatic turn-in system would kick in and open the gates would open “within a month of the event being initiated” on all servers. However, players on less populated servers unfortunately discovered that there is a bug with this auto turn-in system, and several materials are not being automatically turned in as they should be, thus the gates are still firmly shut for them.

Average SoM server populations are less than half of the average Classic server’s, in many cases being 75% smaller, while the amount of materials necessary to complete the event was only reduced by half, meaning that the few players on those servers are struggling to complete the turn-ins without the help of the automatic system. As a result, players on those less populated servers are simply unable to do AQ right now.

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These War Effort material turn-in NPCs are looking pretty lonely on some of these less populated servers.

Thankfully, Kaivax has come in to save the day once again, with a post on the EU forums. Apparently, Blizzard are aware of this issue and are working to solve it, and they believe a fix will be coming with this week’s reset, after the weekly maintenance on the morning of Wednesday, May 25th. Following that, players are reporting that the automatic turn-in was fixed and the event was immediately completed overnight — with all servers being on the “X days until resources are delivered” stage of the turn-in.

It’s still not an ideal situation for people who will have to stay up overnight to do the 10-hour war event, after having missed 3-4 weekly raid-lockouts no less, but at least it’s something. Here’s hoping the people affected by this issue get some great loot in AQ to compensate!

What are your thoughts on this topic? Was your server among those affected by the bug, and will you be looking forward to finally getting to do AQ with the turn-in bug fixed? Let us know in the comments below!

Kaivax – (Source)


We’ve been working to solve this bug for the realms where it is occurring

  • Some items are not incrementing toward the completion of the AQ War Effort.

We have not yet been able to create an immediate fix.

We believe that we’ll be able to implement a fix in the next few days, most likely with scheduled weekly maintenance in the early morning on May 25.

We’ll let you know if we find a quicker solution.

We now believe that every realm that was stuck is seeing that they are in the “5 days until resources are delivered” stage of the event.

About the Author


Classic WoW is my jam, with a passion for PvP. Most know me as Baranor, the ret paladin guy, but I'm secretly a druid main, don't tell anyone. In my free time I play Switch games, particularly JRPGs. Some day I'll be making my own games and I humbly hope you play those too!

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