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This Week in WoW: May 1

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New events for this week include Burning Crusade Timewalking, Children's Week, the Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl, and Darkmoon Faire.

Hotfixes: May 1

A new round of PvP hotfixes went live earlier today. Full patch notes are available here.

Mythic Keystone Affixes

Weekly Quests

World Bosses

Humongris

Humongris is up this week. Search for the Pocket Wizard world quest in Val'sharah.

Pit Lord Vilemus

Don't forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate for bonus rolls. The boss drops ilvl 930 loot.

World Events

Children's Week (April 30 - May 7)

Children's Week has arrived! You have one week to complete the "For the ChildrenFor the Children" (meta-achievement) and get the "Matron/Patron" title. Click here to visit our Children's Week guide.

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It’s time to give back to the children of Azeroth during Children’s Week! Take an orphan under your wing and show them the various sights and experiences throughout Azeroth.

OVERVIEW

When: April 30–May 7
Levels: Available to characters level 10+
Where:

  • Alliance: Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind.
  • Horde: Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar.
  • All Factions: Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City, Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran (Northrend). (Levels 70+)

Achievements

Meta Achievement: For the Children
Complete the Children’s Week achievements listed below and you’ll earn the title reward of Matron or Patron. Home Alone, Daily Chores, School of Hard Knocks, Bad Example, Aw, Isn’t It Cute, Hail to the King Baby

Home Alone (Part of the Meta Achievement)
Use your Hearthstone while your orphan is with you.

Daily Chores (Part of the Meta Achievement)
Complete five daily quests with your orphan out.

School of Hard Knocks (Part of the Meta Achievement)
Take your orphan into the battlegrounds and complete the feats listed below:

  • Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm, Assault a tower in Alterac Valley, Assault a flag in Arathi Basin, Return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch

Bad Example (Part of the Meta Achievement)
Eat the sweets listed below while your orphan is watching.

  • Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream, Tasty Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcake, Delicious Chocolate Cake, Lovely Cake Slice, Dalaran Brownie, Dalaran Doughnut

Aw, Isn’t It Cute? (Part of the Meta Achievement) 
Obtain one of the Children’s Week reward pets through questing.

Hail to the King, Baby (Part of the Meta Achievement)
Defeat King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle with your orphan out.

Veteran Nanny 
Acquire Egbert’s Egg, Sleepy Willy, and Elekk Training Collar on one character.

  • Peanut, Willy, Egbert

Activities

Many orphans wish they had someone special to show them the wonders of the world. Thought the year, they often spend their time wandering around their home cities of Stormwind or Orgrimmar, dreaming of the day they’ll be old enough (and big enough) to go out into the world to seek the adventures and sights they’ve missed as a child.

During Children’s Week, the giving souls of the Horde and Alliance can help make those dreams true.

Visit Famous Landmarks: Talk to either Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind (Alliance) or Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar (Horde) to pick up a new little buddy you can guide around Azeroth and Outland.

Achievements! Earn many fun achievements while traveling around the world with your orphan by your side.

Pets

Showing your orphaned child around can be beneficial to you and the child. Once you’ve completed the various quests associated with this event, you’ll have a choice of several pets to add to your Battle Pet collection:

Orgrimmar/StormwindWhiskers the RatSpeedyScooter the SnailMr. Wiggles

ShattrathEgbertPeanutWillyLegs

Dalaran (Northrend)Curious Oracle HatchlingCurious Wolvar Pup

If you’ve collected all of these pets through the years you will be rewarded with the Pet Care Package instead which provides a variety of items including pug costumes, Magical Pet Biscuit, and a Flawless Battle-Stone.

Burning Crusade Timewalking (May 1 - 8)

Burning Crusade Timewalking is up and players can enter Black Temple to defeat Illidan and get gear of item level 900. All Timewalking dungeon bosses have a chance to drop Reins of the Infinite TimereaverReins of the Infinite Timereaver. Don't forget to grab the weekly quest before completing any Timewalking dungeons!

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ILLIDAN AWAITS

Head to Outland to face Illidan and his cohorts once more in The Black Temple!

The Black Temple raid is available throughout the Burning Crusade Timewalking event. The difficulty is set to Normal and, like any Normal-level raid, will not be available through Raid Finder. To take on this challenge, you’ll need to get your guild or a group of friends together, or head to Group Finder > Premade Groups. The raid scales for your group size (between 10 — 30 players) and your level and gear will be scaled back to match the raid’s challenges.

Want to relive the time you first defeated Teron Gorefiend? Face (face, face) the Reliquary of Souls once more? Witness the showdown between Maiev and Illidan before the final fight? Now’s your chance. Inside you can earn transmog sets, the pets you need for Raiding With Leashes III, a Music Roll: The Burning Legion, and gear drops of ilvl 900. And for Demon Hunters, there’s the enticing possibility of obtaining the legendary Warglaives of Azzinoth. Are you, this time, prepared?

DUNGEONS IN THE BURNING CRUSADE TIMEWALKING

All week, open Group Finder (default hotkey: i) and then select Dungeon Finder and Timewalking in the Type dropdown. When you hit ‘Find Group’, you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of the following Heroic dungeons:

  • The Arcatraz
  • The Black Morass
  • Magister’s Terrace
  • Mana-Tombs
  • Shattered Halls
  • The Slave Pens

Your character and items will be scaled down to a power level fitting for the challenge at hand, but bosses will yield loot appropriate for your natural level. Timewalking dungeons also have a chance to drop items that usually drop when you run them on Heroic, and you’ll earn reputation with a faction that is interested in the dungeon. For example, when you Timewalk through The Slave Pens, you’ll earn reputation with the Cenarion Expedition, which could open access to purchasing the Cenarion War Hippogryph mount.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.
    • Quest requirement: Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons.
    • Rewards: One Seal of Broken Fate and one loot box containing a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Antorus, the Burning Throne.

EVERY WEEK

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl (May 1 - 8)

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Do you have a flag? Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic capture-the-flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without your own at base?Or if there are multiple flags at each base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team will need to be the first to capture 10 flags.

Darkmoon Faire (May 6 - 13)

Darkmoon Faire returns this Sunday. You can find more details about the event in our Darkmoon Faire guide.

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