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Celebrate 16 Years of World of Warcraft! (Official)

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Here comes the official 16th Anniversary event announcement, as Blizzard detail everything that's arrived this year, from the gifts, World Bosses (with no Doomwalker though), Korrak's Revenge AV, new cloak and a party at the Caverns of Time! 

Also of interest to note, the header image of the announcement post seems to be missing... a little something:

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We've also already taken a look at the new cloak, the drastically nerfed XP gains in Korrak's Revenge and XP buff only giving 15% for some.

    Blizzard LogoAnniversary (source)

    Celebrate 16 years of World of Warcraft with us! Log in between now and November 22 to earn the WoW’s 16th Anniversary achievement, then check your mail for a special Anniversary Gift Package.

    Inside the package you’ll find 200 Timewarped Badges, a Celebration Package item to increase experience and reputation gains by 16% for 1 hour, and a “Letter from the Timewalkers,” which will start a new quest leading you to either Orgrimmar or Stormwind.

    In addition, questgivers Historian Llore and Historian Ju’pa will have two daily quests that give players a chance to earn additional Timewarped Badges either by answering World of Warcraft trivia or by defeating some familiar foes. Collectors will also have a chance to pick up a few pieces of classic loot from defeating them.


    Classic Bosses to Celebrate

    It’s been 16 years since gates opened into Azeroth and the heroes of the Horde and Alliance began their journey of discovery and adventure. To celebrate this momentous occasion, some familiar foes have returned to Azeroth—with some slightly updated abilities. Players level 30 and above can take on Lord Kazzak, Azuregos, and one of the four Dragons of Nightmare each day for some loot and 50 Timewarped Badges.


    Return to Alterac Valley of Olde

    Run down your enemies, raze their fortifications, and exchange the tokens you loot from their corpses to summon mighty reinforcements in Korrak’s Revenge, a throwback Battleground inspired by the earliest days of Alterac Valley.

    Players who participate in Korrak’s Revenge and complete the Alterac Valley of Olde achievement can earn two new mounts: the Stormpike Battle Ram (Alliance) and the Frostwolf Snarler (Horde).


    New Vendor Item

    In addition to all the many great items available for purchase, you’ll be able to use your badges to acquire a new item this year.


    Join the Party in the Caverns of Time

    Gather your friends and join the celebration in the Caverns of Time as you /dance, play some Khadgar-ball Soccer, and more.


    Thank You!

    Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of this adventure so far. You represent the best aspects of the Horde and the Alliance, and you inspire and motivate us every day. We’re looking forward to sharing many, many more adventures with you in the years to come.

     

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