How Timerunning Will Work in WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria (Dragonflight Patch 10.2.7)

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Blizzard Community Manager Kaivax responded to some questions around the new limited event that’s coming in Patch 10.2.7, giving us some insight into how Timerunning will allow players to experience the Mists of Pandaria expansion inside Dragonflight.

First, you’ll create a new character specifically for the Remix known as a Timerunner. You’ll be able to choose your realm and create your character like you normally would for any Dragonflight character. This character will start at level 10 and will be played in the Remix world until the event ends. At that point your Remix character(s) will become part of the standard world like any other character.

All Timerunning content will function the way it does in Chromie time. You won’t see the Vale of Eternal Blossoms the way it was at the launch of Mists of Pandaria, but you also won’t see any of the newer content that has been added in subsequent expansions (such as Visions of N’Zoth).

You won’t be able to complete the original legendary cloak quest from Mists of Pandaria, but you will be able to obtain the legendary cloak appearances at level 70. Similarly, special items from the launch of Mists of Pandaria, such as the Kor’kron War Wolf, will remain exclusive for those who participated in the original release. On the other hand, any rare items that still drop in the game today will also drop in Remix. So yes, you can get your Astral Cloud Serpent in this mode.

There will also be lots of Remix-specific loot that can drop from every possible source in the content, with tougher enemies having a better chance of dropping the good stuff.

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You will create new Remix characters (Timerunners) for this event on whichever realms you choose. So that can be the realm on which you mainly play, and it can be realms where you have some alts, and it can be a realm that’s completely new to you.

When you select a Timerunner and hit ‘Enter World’, you’ll enter the Remix world and play there starting at level 10. After the event ends, your Timerunners will be converted into standard characters and you’ll have them available to you in the character selection screen alongside your other characters.

When you’re in Pandaria on a Timerunner, areas that changed during original Mists of Pandaria or later (such as the Vale of Eternal Blossoms) will look like they do in Chromie Time. So the Vale won’t have its original look, nor will it have its Visions of N’Zoth look/content.

The original legendary cloak questline will not be available. You’ll want to reach level 70 on a Timerunner and receive the legendary cloak appearances on your Cloak of Infinite Potential to enable access to Ordos for this event as well as the rest of your WoW account.

Items that were only available during the original release of Mists of Pandaria will not be available in this event. This includes the Kor’kron War Wolf, challenge mode sets, and heirlooms. On the other hand, Rare drops that are available in Dragonflight today, such as the Son of Galleon or the Astral Cloud Serpent, will drop in Remix and can be purchased by Remix characters using the Bronze currency.

This event includes all of the races and classes that are available in Dragonflight. Keep in mind that there is a one-Evoker-per-realm limit in Dragonflight that some players will want to plan around.

We aren’t planning to make changes to content that is available to Dragonflight characters today.

What will be completely different for Timerunners is Remix-specific loot. With some exceptions, every source of loot will drop everything that can be obtained in Remix, and the harder-to-kill enemies will have a higher chance to drop better loot. The exceptions will mostly be zone-based appearances. For example, Remix loot that drops in Throne of Thunder will have the look of ToT raid gear, and outdoor world loot will not.

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