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  • Light’s Hope New Realm - Northdale’s Release and Timeline
    By Shirley Huang2018-06-21 00:00:00

    As you have known, official site had merged three realms into one realm two weeks ago (June 6).

    Light’s hope will launch new realm – Northdale this week (June 23). Official site is laying out plans for the timeline, and doing its utmost to ensure as smooth a launch as possible. Here will guide you to the new realm – Northdale’s timeline.


    Progressive Realm

    In sticking with a significant feature of previous realms. Northdale will have progressive itemization, quests, loot tables, dungeons and raids. That is, throughout the content lifecycle weapons, armor, trinkets, rings will undergo statistic and effect changes as they did in Vanilla. Similarly, as new items come out with varying patches, loot tables will be updated to include them. So a boss may not drop some items at the beginning, but they may gain new ones with each patch.


    Patch 1.2 will be released on June 23, 2018

    PVP and the honor system:

    Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin

    Battlemasters will not be in the game at release. To participate in Battlegrounds, you must enter via the portals in Arathi Highlands and Ashenvale

    Traditional Battleground rewards (ribbons) will be given instead of Marks of Honour until the appropriate patch

    Level 58 and initial Marshal, General, Warlord and Field Marshal armor sets


    Molten Core

    Onyxia's Lair

    Debuff limit set to 8 slots

    All non-raid dungeons apart from Dire Maul available

    Notable features:

    Original mount system


    Patch 1.3 will be released on August 1, 2018

    Dire Maul


    One week later, Lord Kazzak


    Notable changes:

    Level 55 mage conjurable items

    New leg and helmet enchants available in the Library of Dire Maul

    Pets no longer retain their native resistances


    Patch 1.4+1.5 will be released on Sep 12, 2018

    Alterac Valley

    Elemental Invasions

    Notable changes:

    New dungeon drops in high level dungeons

    Updated Molten Core, Onyxia, Azuregos and Lord Kazzak loot tables

    Many upgraded item statistics

    Wands and other uncommon items can drop with spell damage and healing suffixes

    Hinterlands quest hub update

    Searing Gorge quest hub update


    Patch 1.6 will be released on Nov 21, 2018

    Blackwing Lair

    Darkmoon Faire

    Notable changes:

    Grand Marshal and High Warlord weapon upgrades

    New Thorium Brotherhood and Argent Dawn recipes


    Patch 1.7 will be released on Jan 16, 2019


    Debuff limit increased to 16 slots

    Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza

    Notable changes:

    Global Defense bonus reduction


    Patch 1.8 will be released on Feb 19, 2019

    Nightmare Dragons

    Notable changes:

    Silithus quest hub update

    Set bonuses on some Leatherworking sets


    Patch 1.9 will be released on March 20, 2019

    Gates of Ahn’Qiraj War Effort

    Notable changes:

    Statistic upgrades for some item sets

    Wands now drop with less spell damage and healing

    Pets no longer retain their wild movement speed and damage school

    Updated Marshal, General, Warlord and Field Marshal PvP equipment

    Additional notes:

    War Effort wished to last approximately 1 month

    There will be no custom scaling of War Effort requirements regardless of population.


    Patch 1.10 will be released on June 6, 2019

    Dungeon Set 2 (T0.5)

    Many item statistic upgrades

    Many new items in level 60 dungeons

    New Grand Marshal and High Warlord weapons


    Patch 1.11 will be released on Sep 4, 2019


    Notable changes:

    Many item statistic updates


    Patch 1.12 will be released on Nov, 2019

    Final item additions and statistic upgrades

    Classic WoW will be released on Dec, 2019

    If the classic launch date is announced to occur before the timeline comes to a conclusion, office site will condense it to allow players to experience all content.

    Final PVP Gear Update TBD

    Office will review it as closer to that date.

    At the beginning of the realm, it will be based on the current rank.


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