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Patch 10.2.5: Seeds of Renewal Launches on January 16th

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Blizzard added the launch date for patch 10.2.5 in this week's This Week in WoW Post! We have all the features of the new patch listed below, and then there's also this interesting image which features Iridikron under the Story Quests category!

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Blizzard LogoSeeds of Renewal (Source)

Each week, we'll look ahead to what's in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. New discoveries await in the Dragon Isles when the Seeds of Renewal content update goes live on January 16. 

Mark Your Calendars: The Seeds of Renewal Goes Live 16 January!

Discover the buried history of Azeroth and the Dragon Isles through the Azerothian Archives Public Event, explore Bel’ameth—a burgeoning new zone offering hope to the Kaldorei, take Dragonriding to the skies of old-world continents, storm Dragonflight Dungeons alongside AI companions, complete new Campaign chapters in the continuation of the Dragon Isle epilogues, and more!


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  • Dragonriding Available Worldwide: The skies of Azeroth and beyond can be yours in the saddle of your dragon. In Dragonflight: Seeds of Renewal, Dragonriding will be expanded to all old-world continents wherever flying is available.
  • Azerothian Archives: Discover the history of the Dragon Isles and meet a unique cast of characters, hear stories of old, and witness the iconography of a time before. Participate in Solo and Group activities within Traitor's Rest with a Weekly Public Event, plenty of opportunity to explore, and earn rewards like Battle Pets, Mounts, and a Transmog set.
  • Bel’ameth: “The Arms of the Goddess” lies in the heart of the Emerald Dream and serves as a central hub for Seeds of Renewal and a place of burgeoning hope for the Kaldorei.
  • Gilneas Reclamation: King Greymane is ready to retake his kingdom, but Gilneas isn't as empty as expected. Help reclaim what was lost and return the kingdom to Gilnean hands.
  • Follower Dungeons: Tank, heal, and DPS alongside follower NPC companions that join you on your Dungeon adventures. They will be available in all eight Normal Dragonflight Dungeons and can scale from 1 to 4 players. These companions will allow players to learn about Dragonflight dungeons at their own pace and provide the freedom to experiment and customize their Party makeup.
  • New Character Customizations: Get creative with your characters! Trolls, it's time to hit the salon and change things up with five new hair colors. Unique customization for Draenei, Warlock Tyrant, and Darkglare demons are on their way, and customization Achievements are coming for completionists.

News and Events This Week

  • 2 January
    • (Article) Seeds of Renewal: Discover Bel'ameth
  • 3 January
  • 4 January
    • (Article) Get New Character Customizations in Seeds of Renewal
  • 5 January
    • (Article) Blues News
  • 7 January
    • (Event) The Darkmoon Faire is open for business!

Stay tuned to the official World of Warcraft news site as we journey through the week together.

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OK, I'm sad the gilnean questline can't be same week as the DMF buff, but not very sad, because I take "urmm we've pushed it out a week" as a sign that maybe they're fixing some bugs in Gilneas or other fresh-release stuff.

Less bugs = less risk of the servers crashing within 8 hours of the fat new patch.

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A thing I want to see:  something from Bel'ameth provide positive hope for Silvermoon, because if it takes a phase-shift to a major city to heal the Withered and fix the broken sky, I'd sign up my belfs for that in a heartbeat.

edit to add: by "broken sky" I mean the lack of normal flight in the zone.  I'd even be "ok-ish sort of" if it can't handle dragonriding.   I don't mean weird things to the sky box art - unless it's good for the Sin'dorei.

Elves of all stripe have gotten the sharp end of it in basically everything.  

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I think the reconquest and especially the revival of Gilneas will be of particular interest to many. After the introductory quest (the curse of Gilneas), it was a shame that this great area was completely empty and obsolete since years.

Hopefully the reconquest campaign is complete and not split between patch 10.2.5 and 10.2.7 again.

And then, of course, a new home for the night elves and a new capital. The visit comes after work in Gilneas 🙂

I'm looking forward to it.

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