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Patch 6.2 Feature - Timewalking

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After the initial patch note information became available, Blizzard went on to clarify further about one of the upcoming features in patch 6.2 - Timewalking. Timewalking is one of the new 'weekend event' options for players, and allows you to queue up for a randomly selected old dungeon that your character's power and gear will be scaled down to match.

 

Here is Blizzard's complete post on the feature:

 

As we get started testing Patch 6.2 on our public test realms, we’re looking forward to discussing all of the new features and content coming to World of Warcraft. First up, we’re excited to present Timewalking.

 

In Patch 6.2, we’re introducing seven different weekend events that will run from noon Friday through noon Monday every week. Two of those events will be Timewalking weekends, in which you’ll be able to queue up for a randomly selected old-school dungeon with a new sort of “heroic” difficulty: When you Timewalk these dungeons, you’ll find that your character’s power and gear has been scaled down to a fraction of what they normally are. For the first time in years, some dungeons you outgrew long ago will once more put your skills to the test.

 

 A good challenge deserves a good reward, so to go along with scaling you down, we’re going through most every piece of loot in each Timewalker dungeon and scaling it up. That’s right, when you Timewalk through Utgarde Pinnacle, take down King Ymiron, and loot his Red Sword of Courage, it will scale up to an item level appropriate for use at your level.

 

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Courage comes in several shades of red.

 

Over the coming weeks, we’ll test Timewalking on the PTR in the following dungeons:

 

Timewalking will be available to characters who are level 71 and higher for Burning Crusade content, and level 81 and up for Wrath of the Lich King dungeons. It will open up only during certain three-day-long weekend holidays. While Timewalking, your power will be adjusted down to the level of the Heroic dungeon, but you’ll retain all of your skills and talents. We will also be testing additional rewards, such as a level 100 quest that rewards one Seal of Tempered Fate per weekend, so keep an eye on the in-game calendar.

 

 

Patch 6.2 PTR testing is underway! You can get started testing with us by copying your character and downloading the PTR client. Once you've had a chance to try out the patch, visit our PTR Discussion forum to talk about your experiences. To report any issues or errors, use the in-game Submit Bug feature (found underGame Menu > Help > Submit Bug) or visit the PTR Bug Report forum.

 

Comments online suggest that a lot of players are excited about this feature, but are unclear as to why it is limited to limited access on particular weekends.

 

Will you be taking advantage of Timewalking? How do you feel about it being one of Blizzard's new special weekend events? Let us know in the comments.

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Personally I am MEGA excited.  And if its successful then you never know it may open the door to timewalking raids eventually.

 

Bit of a shame that it is just a weekend thing as not everyone can get on of a weekend, but to be honest I think a imited rollout may be a good thing.  Keep it special to start with, give something for people to look forward to (rather than being done one to two days after the reset each week).

 

Possibilities are pretty endless with rewards / items they can give for completing things, but to start with a Seal isn't that bad a reward either.

 

Those that don;t want seals will go in just for nostalgia!

 

Black Morass eh! Can;t wait!

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Personally I am MEGA excited.  And if its successful then you never know it may open the door to timewalking raids eventually.

 

Bit of a shame that it is just a weekend thing as not everyone can get on of a weekend, but to be honest I think a imited rollout may be a good thing.  Keep it special to start with, give something for people to look forward to (rather than being done one to two days after the reset each week).

 

Possibilities are pretty endless with rewards / items they can give for completing things, but to start with a Seal isn't that bad a reward either.

 

Those that don;t want seals will go in just for nostalgia!

 

Black Morass eh! Can;t wait!

 

I'd personally love to see a timewalking ICC :D

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Think I did enough dungeons and raids in wrath to swerve those tbh :P

 

Running for Invincible has ruined ICC for me ;)

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Think I did enough dungeons and raids in wrath to swerve those tbh tongue.png

 

Running for Invincible has ruined ICC for me wink.png

 

After countless chieve runs to get the frostbrood and then getting shadowmourne I said the same thing XD but something just keeps calling me back to ICC. Plus its always fun to see death knight daddy, kill him, and then sit on the throne.

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