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Ascension Classless WoW recently launched its latest draft season. There are some big updates that make it a pretty good fit for anyone looking for a custom version of WoW.

For anyone who doesn’t know, Ascension is a ‘Classless’ private server. Basically, instead of picking one of the original WoW classes, you build your own. You mix and match abilities, so for example you can make a Flame Paladin with Ret and Fire Mage skills, or a Ranger mixing Druid and Hunter. If you’re into the idea of building an original class from the ground up, it’s worth checking out. The new Season 8 realm plays kind of like the Hearthstone Arena, where you get 3 choices and you pick 1 to add to your character. It also has a bunch of new custom Ascension features like tamable dragons and elementals, Mythic+ classic and TBC dungeons, new raid mechanics on your favorite raids, Prestige mode, High-risk pvp, a transmog system where you can mog anything, and new Worldforged Enchantments 

Ascension also did a few big changes to their Conquest of Azeroth alpha–the 21 new classes one–got a core update to make it a lot simpler for new players to get the hang of. The early levels got a lot cleaner, especially since you now choose a specialization at level 10 and just keep getting abilities that flesh out whatever you chose. Plus they finally made tank and healer essential skills baseline. The next phase brings the alpha to 60. 

The coolest thing is undoubtedly the 21 new classes in Conquest of Azeroth. With that and the Season 8 release, along with a few more draft mode improvements, the game feels good. Ascension is a great choice for people who want the old classic WoW experience, but with plenty of new stuff to discover and figure out.

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The Wrath of the Lich King Classic Pre-Patch Goes Live August 30

The icy winds of Northrend have begun their mournful wail, warning the heroes of Azeroth of the imminent danger the Lich King and his undead Scourge present to all life. Gather your allies, stock up on supplies, and prepare to face the threat ahead.

With the release of the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch, players can create their first Death Knight Hero class, take up the way of the scribe with the new Inscription Profession, and experience a host of new system updates.

Players in Burning Crusade Classic will get the Joyous Journeys buff to help prepare for Wrath of the Lich King Classic. This buff will increase your experience gains by 50%!


The Road Ahead

To set you on the path to success, we’ve laid out the roadmap of the events ahead.

  • August 30
    • Pre-patch Begins: Wrath of the Lich King Pre-patch Launches and Fresh Start Realms go live during regional maintenance.
  • September 6–13
    • Zombie Plague Event: A mysterious affliction begins to make its way through the capital cities. Players must be vigilant to avoid falling victim to its deadly effects.
  • September 13 – Launch
    • Scourge Invasion Event: In several locations throughout Azeroth, players must coordinate a defensive stand against the attacking Necropolis and defeat Scourge forces to gain powerful rewards.
  • September 20–October 6
    • Brewfest Begins: Do you love eating delicious fair food, drinking bountiful beverages, and riding rams around barrels of apples? Partake in activities and timed events to earn Brewfest souvenirs and achievements during this brewtiful holiday event.
  • September 26
    • Wrath of the Lich King Classic Launches: At 3:00 p.m. PDT, Wrath of the Lich King Classic will launch, and players are welcome to log in.
  • October 4 and 5
    • Arena Season 5 Begins: Season 5 will begin with the weekly reset.
  • October 6
    • Naxxramas, The Eye of Eternity, and The Obsidian Sanctum are Available at 3:00 p.m. PDT
      • Naxxramas, the giant Necropolis and the seat of the dreaded lich Kel’Thuzad, floats over Wintergarde Keep in Dragonblight, eager to aid the Lich King and his deadly machinations.
      • Located in the center of Coldarra, the Eye of Eternity will challenge players to defeat the blue dragon aspect, Malygos.
      • Dragonblight is home to the Obsidian Sanctum where players must venture below Wyrmrest Temple to bring an end to Sartharion and his lieutenants, Shadron, Tenebron, and Vesperon.

Stay tuned to the official World of Warcraft site to learn more in the weeks ahead. We look forward to meeting you once more in Northrend.

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Blizzard has made a bunch of positive changes to Season of Mastery and the latest change seems really good as well!

Kaivax – Blizzard Community Manager

We’ve developed some adjustments to a few items that we want to see more available early in Season of Mastery (than they were in WoW Classic).

We’re increasing the availability of Plaguebloom, adding a small chance for Black Lotus to drop from high level Herbalism nodes, and increasing the availability of Elemental Fire, Elemental Earth, and Elemental Water.

These adjustments are not yet testable on the Season of Mastery Beta, but they will be deployed there at some point over the next few days.

We’ll let you know when this slate of adjustments is in place in the Beta.

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