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The Month Ahead in World of Warcraft: August

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The last month of Warlords of Draenor (and the summer) will keep us busy with various events, most notably the pre-expansion ones. Bear in mind that the weekly bonus events will be gone for the first month of Legion.

Are you ready for the first summer expansion in World of Warcraft's history? Arguably, a lot of people will have free time during August, so they can invest themselves fully to the demonic invasions. Coming on August 9, the Burning Legion will invade various zones of Azeroth and it will be up to us - the players - to fend its forces off. Demon Hunters will also go live at the same date for those who have pre-purchased Legion.

As far as world events are concerned, Darkmoon Faire will begin - as usual - on the first Sunday of the month, while the Stranglethorn Fishing contest is currently on hiatus. Moreover, this is your last chance to take advantage of the weekly bonus events before Legion. As you can see in the table below, the weekly events last a full week (instead of 5 days) for this month:

Event Start Date End Date
Darkmoon Faire 7th August 14th August
Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event 2nd August 9th August
Apexis Crystal Bonus Event 9th August 16th August
Draenor Dungeons Event 16th August 23rd August

Outside of the game, you can look forward to the two remaining animated shorts of the Harbinger series and, of course, for Legion itself which will launch on August 30.

Remember that there will be no weekly bonus events in September, since players will be busy playing the new expansion; these events will presumably resume in October, with older events (such as the Apexis one) being replaced.

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So next Wednesday the struggle will begin; do I first level a demon hunter or do I first join in on killing Demon hordes raining from the sky...?

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Well, you can only do 2 levels for the Demon Hunter (from 98 to 100) and the invasions will be around for the rest of the month, so you have time for both!

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