Fireworks start off July! There’s much to see and do, and we have our eye on what the community's up to, too. In this July edition of This Month in WoW, we look forward to some of the more remarkable things going on in the World of Warcraft community.
Did You Know?
Eleven years ago, on July 12, 2005, patch 1.6 opened Blackwing Lair for the first time. Groups comprising 40 players went to Blackrock Mountain to face Razorgore the Untamed and Vaelastrasz the Corrupt.
In the dark recesses of the mountain's peak, Nefarian, the eldest son of Deathwing, conducts some of his most awful experimentation, controlling mighty beings like puppets and combining the eggs of different dragonflights with horrific results. Should he prove successful, even darker pursuits rest on the horizon.
And, yet, the Lord of Blackrock is not a mere scientist - he is a great dragon cornered in his lair. Can he truly be defeated by mortal hands?
You can keep up-to-date on all of the in-game events through the calendar on the World of Warcraft website here (log in and select Events from the drop-down menu under your character name), or simply view the in-game calendar for exact event start times for your realm.
Darkmoon Faire: July 3 – 10
Come one, come all, step up for a fun-filled week of activities that will keep you coming back for more! Participate in the games to earn special prizes! Everybody's a winner at the Darkmoon Faire! During the first week of each month, convenient Darkmoon Faire outposts with Darkmoon Portals will appear in Elwynn Forest and Mulgore, offering free rides to Darkmoon Island and the Faire.
While this event is active, defeating enemies in any level 100 Heroic or Mythic dungeon will award reputation with an appropriate Draenor faction.
While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate. Get out there and battle with your mighty minions!
While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.
Apexis Crystal Bonus Event — July 27-August 1
While this event is active, Apexis Crystal gains are multiplied. Get yourself to Tanaan Jungle and cash in on the Apexis Windfall.