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Season of Mastery's Soul of Iron/hardcore/ironman challenge has proven to be quite fun for many players, and difficult as well. However, there are some that are making the 1-life mode a LOT harder for those that visit Stormwind, and the players that get taken down in the seeming safety of the Alliance capital have some... harsh words to share with the perpetrator.
Kiting the elite dragon Teremus to Stormwind is a 17-year-old tradition at this point, however due to the Soul of Iron mode in Season of Mastery, it is perhaps not as funny for some today. Taestiranos aka Frond has been playing how to train your dragon (onto players) for a long time now, and he's continued this practice during Season of Mastery as well, taking down some hardcore/Soul of Iron players, and as you can imagine, their responses weren't too positive (this is from one day only):
And here's the actual event that prompted some of the messages:
However, this isn't a Frond-only situation, as there's an even bigger threat over on Obsidian Edge, the unofficial hardcore server where there's plenty more Soul of Iron players, as someone else seems to have had the same idea:
That's a lot of souls ironed. And here's a meme to close it all out:
Only a day behind the softcore version, we have the Soul of Iron/hardcore/ironman max level challenge completed, as two players reached level 60 at the same time!
Well-known Classic streamers Tommysalami and Tactical were quest-leveling together and reached the final level at the same time as well, only 3 days and 4 hours after they started (which is only 12 hours slower than the softcore 60 we covered yesterday). Here's the clip for the double-ding, as spotted by gandalf45435:
A very interesting bit of trivia here, the spot they finished in is actually the same spot another famous speed leveler, the actual first WoW Classic 60, JokerD actually died in earlier this week as he lost the hardcore challenge at level 50:
JokerD is also a little famous for ninjaing a staff from Molten Core, after which he was removed from his esports org!
But back to the actual first Soul of Iron 60ies in the Season of Mastery: congratulations to Tommysalami and Tactical!
Have you ever gotten ambushed by an entire world event that isn't due for over 8 months? No? Well, it seems Season of Mastery is really demanding a lot of mastery, including the ability to survive the Ahn'Qiraj gate opening event invasion quite literally sneaking up on you! The Old Gods really are powerful, as they seem to have started interfering with the game's code now too.
Therinlahhan fell victim to such an unprovoked time-traveling attack, as the elite Anubisath mobs jumped him after a crystal spawned in the middle of the Barrens - with the Horde defenders showing up as well, only for it all to literally disappear 2 minutes later!
Luckily it wasn't hardcore/Soul of Iron, so not that much harm done, but I do have to say that despite this being a pretty hilarious bug, I wouldn't mind temporal incursions like this one being an actual feature. Well, perhaps not literally insta-spawning an entire event on top of a player, but you get the idea.
I also wanted to mention one of the best comments in response to this little event, as phurbain may have come across the oldest Old God plot in the game:
Looks like we found out what happened to mankrik's wife
We have a 60 ding in the Season of Mastery, as Zarant_ managed to solo-quest his way to the maximum level first! As spotted by Wowhead, he did it using the (paid, with a 1-20 trial) RestedXP guide and addon (which he also contributes to) on a Beast Mastery Hunter, aka the king of solo. It took 2 days and 16.5 hours and you can check out the final moments below!
With Season of Mastery now live worldwide, we're highlighting some of our new Classic guides.
The Season of Mastery hub covers everything you need to know about the new chapter of Classic. Season of Mastery introduces the Soul of Iron system, officially acknowledging the Hardcore Classic community by providing you with an in-game buff and related cosmetic ability that proves your character has never died. We updated our Onyxia and Molten Core strategy guides to reflect the latest adjustments made to the encounters in Season of Mastery. We also ranked all DPS, Tank, and Healer specializations by their performance in Season of Mastery. Finally, the gear available in Season of Mastery Phase 1 slightly differs from the gear available at the start of Classic, so we've updated all the corresponding class BiS guides with the relevant information: Balance Druid Feral Druid DPS Feral Druid Tank Restoration Druid Hunter DPS Mage DPS Holy Paladin Protection Paladin Retribution Paladin Shadow Priest Priest Healer Rogue DPS Elemental Shaman Enhancement Shaman Restoration Shaman Warlock DPS Warrior DPS Warrior Tank