yea, quite an interesting question. Mby it's just some sort of bait, but it worked on me, cuz I've chosen this server after moving back to Wotlk content from TBC . Though also here was a bigger community than the other server I've played on and a fresh start idea was somewhat appealing as well. However now due to the twinking limitations and no promised content + somewhat lowered community count (and less low-level bgs), kinda wondering if should go elsewhere. Raiding over again doesn't sound fun and leveling 8 chars with 2 more being stuck on 79 already is only somewhat fun.
In this thread we would like to summarize all the changes that are going live on 24.06 - which marks the launch of 3.2.0 patch on Frosthold.
Most of 3.2 patch changes are already live due to the fact that our realm is technically on 3.3.5a patch, so all the changes regarding spells, talents, battlegrounds, arenas are already active.
Trial of the Crusader as well as Trial of the Champion will be released on 24th June at 6 P.M (CEST). Vault of Archavon's new encounter - Koralon the Flame Watcher will be available on the same day as well. VoA will be closed from Wednesday morning until 6 P.M due to implementing new boss.
Other mentioned changes will go live few hours earlier, after realm update around 10:00am Realm Time.
Ending of Furious Gladiator season is scheduled at 21st June at 23:00 Realm Time after the arena flush, all rankings from all brackets will be snapshotted at that time. Also after the flush arenas will be disabled for few hours, once they are back, you'll be able to play, but these fights won't be considered as part of Furious Gladiator season, also there will be no additional arena flush. Summarizing the season will take place after looking through the data, which may take up to 2 weeks.
PvP season ending details will be taken to another forum thread - it will be posted tomorrow. Relentless Gladiator season starts 24th June around 10:00am Realm Time, after server restart.
Additon of Trial of the Crusader/Trial of the Grand Crusader (10 Man Normal + Heroic, 25 Man Normal + Heroic). Each of the four versions has its own lockout ID.
Addition of Koralon the Flame Watcher (Vault of Archavon) - 25 Man and 10 Man.
The players are able to zone into Trial of the Crusader (Heroic) without having achievement from completing Normal version. However without the achievement, you cannot start the encounter at Barrett Ramsey. That means only one person from the raid needs to have achievement from ToC normal in order to begin the encounters. Only the leader is able to start them.
Possibility to use Prospecting on Titanium Ore. Except the standard drop, it has 3.3% chance of epic gem drop and 75% chance to drop Titanium Powder.
Addition of epic gem recipes to the following vendors: Kirembri Silvermane, Nemiha, Timothy Jones
Icy Prism is going to have all epic gems added to its loot table with 1.17% drop chance.
Captain O'Neal and Lady Palanseer are going to sell epic gems, 10000 Honor Points each. Rare gems are going to be removed.
Magistrix Lambriesse, Arcanist Ivrenne, Harold Winston are going to sell epic gems for Emblems of Heroism for the following prices: Cardinal Ruby, Majestic Zircon, King's Amber - 20x EoH; Ametrine, Dreadstone, Eye of Zul - 10x EoH.
Alchemy trainers: Linzy Blackbolt, Wilhelmina Renel, Lanolis Dewdrop, Falorn Nightwhisper, Crystal Brightspark and Arthur Henslowe will teach you how to transmute epic gems, all except Cardinal Ruby, which will be possible to learn by doing quest quest.
Transmute: Titanium will remain with 8h cooldown.
Raids and Dungeons
Trial of the Crusader / Trial of the Grand Crusader will yield Emblems of Triumph, 3x per boss.
All raids and dungeons which yielded Emblems of Heroism or Emblems of Valor (all dungeons, Naxxramas, Obsidian Sanctum, Eye of Eternity, etc) will yield Emblem of Conquest in the same quantity as previous emblems.
The award for completing daily heroic quest (boss): 2x Emblem of Triumph. Daily quest for dungeon trash: 1x Emblem of Conquest.
Val'anyr, Hammer of the Ancient Kings - stats of this weapon will be increased to match its official statistics. It won't affect how do the item stats display, but the weapon stats were decreased and looked like that.
Addition of Magistrix Vesara and Magistrix Miluria in Dalaran.
Add new Kirin Tor rings with ilvl226 to Harold Winston in Dalaran.
Knight Dameron and Stone Guard Mukar will sell 232iLvl legs for 40x Wintergrasp Mark of Honor and rings and wrists (226 iLvl) for 15x Wintergrasp Mark of Honor.
Deadly Gladiator's weapons will be available for Honor Points at Brom Gayserstick npc in Dalaran Sewers. He won't sell Hateful Gladiator's weapons anymore.
Argent Tournament Grounds
Two quests to Black Knight's chain added.
Crusader's Quartermaster Dame Evniki Kapsalis added
Crusader daily quests available for players with <Crusader> title (Exalted Argent Champion of the Horde or Exalted Argent Champion of the Alliance completed)
Silver Covenant (Alliance) / Sunreavers (Horde) daily quests available (required being exalted with the Silver Covenant/Sunreavers and being a champion of at least one racial faction)
Boosted ToGC 25 HC
We have decided to boost some of encounters in unique way. Starting from Faction Champions raid should be really careful because last three bosses may bring a lot of troubles.
What will reset: Arena Points, Team Rating, MMR and Commendation of Bravery.
What will NOT reset: Honor, Wintergrasp Mark of Honor, Stone Keeper's Shards, Wintergrasp Commendation, Champion Seals, Emblems, Dalaran Jewelcrafter's Tokens, Dalaran Cooking Awards, Transmog Tokens