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This Month in WoW: March 2017

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Darkmoon Faire, Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, several bonus events and Patch 7.2 testing on PTR await this month in WoW. 

Blizzard published an official preview of events in the month of March. Mists of Pandaria Timewalking will be up for the first time ever. Darkmoon Faire, opening of the last LFR Wing with Gul'dan and many more details for this week can be found here.

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The month of March is upon us, and the first breath of Spring is blowing across Azeroth. It smells faintly of fel, so we don’t advise breathing too deeply. There is much to see and do this month as we continue our battle against the Burning Legion. Read on to learn more.

In-Game Events

Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 4 Opens: March 8
The fourth and final wing of the Nighthold raid opens in Raid Finder on March 7—get ready to  face Gul’dan within the Font of Night. Learn more about the Nighthold in our raid preview.

Darkmoon Faire: March 5–March 11
The Darkmoon Faire is open for business once more! Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and the nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth . . . and beyond!

Timewalking: Mists of Pandaria: March 8–March 14
While this event is active, players level 91 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Mists of Pandaria expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.

Battleground Bonus Event: March 15–March 21
While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at an increased rate. Glory awaits on the fields of battle!

Legion Dungeon Event: March 22–March 28
While this event is active, the final boss of each Legion dungeon awards an extra item when defeated.

Pet Battle Bonus Event: March 29–April 4
While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate. Get out there and battle!

Eye on Archaeology

Every two weeks, a new Archaeology quest in the Broken Isles is available from Archaeology trainer Dariness the Learned in Dalaran. These quests offer a wide variety of rewards, including gold, toys, and mounts—and who doesn’t want a ghost moose mount? You’ll just need to do a little digging for them.

Obtain eight rare archaeological finds and you can earn the achievement This Side Up, which rewards a new Artifact appearance.

Unleashed Monstrosities

Each week, one of 11 different world bosses appears on the Broken Isles. Killing eight of these will reward the Unleashed Monstrosities achievement. Just open the Group Finder (default “I”) and search for a group within the Premade Groups (Raids – Legion); with a little time and persistence, you’re bound to slay them all.

Did You Know?

You can travel between major locations within Azeroth, Outland, and Draenor in many different ways. Beyond using flight paths, boats, and zeppelins, you can also use portals found in several locations. These portals become available depending on your level and the areas you’ve begun adventuring in.

Setting your Hearthstone in a city that has access to multiple other locations via these portals will often save you travel time. Dalaran, for example, has portals available to both Alliance (Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, and the Exodar) and Horde (Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunder Bluff, and Silvermoon) capital cities as well as portals to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in Pandaria.

Mages also have access to portals that they can use for themselves or to open for others in their group to use. If you do manage to procure the services of one, make sure to tip generously or you may end up going somewhere unexpected.

It’s the Little Things

Azeroth is filled with opportunities to engage in a little whimsy. One of these is right within Thunder Totem in High Mountain. You’ll need to make sure your sound is on then head down into the Hall of Chieftains. Once there, stand near Mayla Highmountain and . . . jump.  Each time you jump, you’ll “bang” the drum that’s right beneath your feet and hear it reverberate in the hall.  Make up your own rhythm and enjoy the moment before heading back into battle.

Getting to Know the World of Warcraft Official Site

The new World of Warcraft site has been out for almost a year, and we’ve been adding more features since its launch to help you stay at the top of your game. Whether your goal is being competitive in Mythic Keystone dungeons or topping the Player vs. Player leaderboards, we can show you just where you rank. Visit each at the links below and make sure to bookmark them so you can return often.

Current Promotions & New Releases

Earn a New Mount—For Azeroth!
There’s still time to earn a new mount—For Azeroth! Beginning February 14 and running through March 13, players can join together with friends for the quest “For Azeroth!” in Heroes of the Storm to earn the new Primal FlamesaberPrimal Flamesaber mount in World of Warcraft. Learn more in our blog.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 Available March 14 in English
Good news, lorekeepers—World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 is nearly here! This second volume will reveal more intricate details about the game universe’s history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from artists such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, there’s something to discover for all players—casual and collectors alike.

You can preorder from your favorite retailers or purchase your copy soon from the Blizzard Gear Store on March 14. Don’t have Volume 1 yet? Purchase yours now so that you are prepared!

Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras on the PTR

Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras is currently in testing on the Public Test Realm, and you're invited to join us! Visit the World of Warcraft PTR DiscussionBug Report, and Class Development USA forums to learn more about the ongoing development of the patch.

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