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 mmogah.com will guide you to the new realm – Northdale’s timeline.
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
Debuff limit set to 8 slots
All non-raid dungeons apart from Dire Maul available
Original mount system
Patch 1.3 will be released on August 1, 2018
One week later, Lord Kazzak
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
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
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
Global Defense bonus reduction
Patch 1.8 will be released on Feb 19, 2019
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
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
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
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.