The fortunate month of June is here once again. Unfortunately for the Iron Horde, the armies of Azeroth continue to muster in Draenor, and will soon be heading to Tanaan Jungle in Patch 6.2—now available on the Public Test Realms. You can check out the latest patch notes here, and once you’ve had a chance to try it out, share your experiences with other testers on the PTR forums.
Upcoming In-Game Events
Midsummer Fire Festival [June 21 – July 5]
There’s a fire in the sky and a dance around the ribbon pole. Flames will be ignited and tossed and caught and blessed. All of the fires will attract the Frost Lord, Ahune, who can only be battled during this event each year. Don’t forget that his Satchel of Chilled Goods is the only way to get a Frigid Frostling.
Darkmoon Faire Returns [June 7 – 14]
The wondrous Darkmoon Faire returns to Azeroth early this month. The new Darkmoon Races are now in full swing. Test your speed and agility on a variety of racing mounts as you dodge electrifying obstacles and zip all over Darkmoon Island for rewards and achievements.
The faire continues to be one of the best ways to acquire heirloom gear, and don’t forget all of the toys, mounts, and pets that can only be gotten here. Furthermore, legend has it that there’s a vicious rabbit on the far Southeastern corner of the island. This terrible bunny is said to have HUGE, SHARP TEETH!
Upcoming World of Warcraft Tournaments
Looking for something in the realm of eSports? Here are a few World of Warcraft Arena tournaments to keep tabs on.
Tournaments every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. PDT / 3 a.m. CEST.
The GCDTV [(G)lobal (C)ool(D)own TV] tournament is hosted by DMachine and cast by Arena veterans Supatease and Venruki, and you can catch all of the action on the GCDTV Twitch channel. Catch up on previous tournament VoDs here, and follow their official GCDTV Twitter feed to stay up to date on all of the action.
Don’t miss this 3v3 Arena tournament starting at 12:00 p.m. PDT / 3:00 p.m. EDT / 9:00 p.m. CEST on Saturday, June 20.
Check out their official tournament page for more details and entry instructions. Follow MGN WoW on Twitch.tv and Twitter for the latest.
ESL WoW (EU)
The Electronic Sports League presents a month of Sundays brimming with WoW action:
June 7 at 17:00 CEST – 3v3 Arena
June 14 at 17:00 CEST – 3v3 Arena
June 21 at 17:00 CEST – 5v5 Warsong Gulch
June 28 at 17:00 CEST – 3v3 Arena
For more information, head over to the ESL news site, and don’t forget to follow ESL on Twitch and Twitter.
This Month in World of Warcraft History
June 2005 – Ten years ago this month, World of Warcraft’s first two battlegrounds opened up. Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley gave players new places to fight as the war raged on in Azeroth.
June 2006 – The original Naxxramas raid dungeon appeared above the Eastern Plaguelands nine years ago. A furiously difficult set of encounters answered the call of only the most well-geared and determined raiders.
June 2008 – The first Blizzard Authenticators hit the scene. Check out this blast-from-the-past article by Chris Chester on Engadget.
June 2011 – Players entered the Firelands raid for the first time, challenging Ragnaros the Firelord for the very life of Nordrassil.
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10 World of Warcraft Dungeon Boss Encounters
We asked players on Twitter to name their favorite experiences facing down the big bad guys in dungeons. Here are some of their responses.
What’s your favorite?
Also wanted to say that once again, we're sorry there was no livestream this week! Audio difficulties, but we recorded it late Friday so we could have it posted here for the weekend.
I love how most of the quotes are WoTLK related (with a few TBC.) Just shows that Wrath is and was the best xpack to date!
So this pretty much means 6.2 will probably not come in June neither?Has anything new been datamined for this year's Midsummer Festival?Before WoD was released I remember something about a promise to make even more content for holiday events, no?Not much changed until now.
Burning Defender's Medallion and Cozy Bonfire are coming!
Hi. The dressing room is nice. I love how the animation looks. Is there a way to adjust the size a little bit so that the edges aren't cropped out? Either way, it's a great feature. Thanks.
With all the wonderful entries in the runesaber mog viewer giveaway, how will the winners be determined? Is it random or coolest mog
That worked perfectly. The obvious escapes me sometimes. Thanks Panserchu.
So I have been a avid player since prior to Burning Crusades was launched. I have found most of the expansions enjoyable. I do like what they have done with the Garrison addition and I am looking forward to building my own shipyard.However I do have a couple of questions.1) Do you feel or have some inside knowledge, that in future expansions they will continue along the lines of player's having garrisons. At present and I have not really calculated it to the exact gold figure, but I estimate it cost roughly 80k gold to get a garrison up fully and running. That is learning all the plans and building all the different types of buildings and getting them all to Level 3.I would like to see garrisons continue in future expansions..However I think it should be placed somewhere in the Old world with portals to the various areas one wishes to travel to.2) Do you feel that Blizzard is trying to make the WoW player poor again. However some of the things that one can purchase seem to be fairly expensive and require either a lot of time making money or going the the Gold sellers to get that mount you want but do not have the time to acquire it the old fashion way.Thank you for your time
Perculia or Panser, how do I save a transmog set i've made in the dressing room for later viewing? I wanted to work on some sets for other toons. I haven't had time to watch the vid.
You can click the "save" button when logged in, or just copy/paste the URL somewhere to click on it later--it automatically updates, like the talent calculator, to reflect your exact choices.
This Month in WoW for June. Not much going on. Let's hope 6.2 hits for their sakes.
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