Highmaul Raid Schedule

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As with raids in Mists of Pandaria, we're staggering the unlock of difficulties for the first raid in the expansion. As with those prior staggered unlocks, our goal here is to let you have fun playing, leveling, and to have time to explore and prepare yourself and your raid group before jumping into this first raid. We'll share information on the unlock schedule for Blackrock Foundry in the future, but are currently expecting it to unlock approximately 8 weeks after Highmaul.

December 2, 2014
  • Highmaul opens with Normal and Heroic difficulties accessible.
  • Drov the Ruiner and Tarlna the Ageless begin spawning in Gorgrond.


December 9, 2014
  • Mythic difficulty unlocks.
  • Raid Finder Wing 1 (Kargath/Butcher/Brackenspore) unlocks. Requires item level 615+.


December 16, 2014
  • Raid Finder Wing 2 (Tectus/Twin Ogron/Ko’ragh) unlocks. Requires item level 615+.


January 6, 2015
  • Raid Finder Wing 3 (Imperator Mar’gok) unlocks. Requires item level 615+.
So i don't even have to worry about gearing for LFR until the 9th eh?

Thats...

oddly freeing really lol.

I'll still be pushing so i can get into molten core for the anniversary (which i noticed lasts a couple months on the calender, thanks :)) but at least this means i might be able to get a couple alts to 100 and do some good ol' fashioned achievement hunting before the gear grind starts up again :P
11/12/2014 11:19 AMPosted by Skyfiredraco
So i don't even have to worry about gearing for LFR until the 9th eh?

Thats...

oddly freeing really lol.

I'll still be pushing so i can get into molten core for the anniversary (which i noticed lasts a couple months on the calender, thanks :)) but at least this means i might be able to get a couple alts to 100 and do some good ol' fashioned achievement hunting before the gear grind starts up again :P


Yup! :D
Good guy Blizzard.
Nice this gives a lot of time to prepare, guess i can put some energy drinks back in the fridge then its all beer for me :D
So excited.. and plenty of time to get ready for doing heroic dungeons and getting proving grounds silver.I am ready to fight some orcs and ogres and other stuff too.
It's been so long since I've had to prepare for a new raid, I'm not sure how to do that ;)
Awwwww yeah!
Hey Bashiok!

What is the timeline for us knowing when Blackrock Foundry is getting released? For a lot of guilds we are slowly approaching the point where we need to know the timeline but whenever we tweet about it we get zero response.

Is assuming a mid-January launch for Normal/Heroic Blackrock Foundry out of the question?
So basically I have nothing to do until the 9th.

Because I sure as hell ain't tryin to pug normal without LFR gear.

Great.

*golfclap*
11/12/2014 12:02 PMPosted by Zarastro
What is the timeline for us knowing when Blackrock Foundry is getting released? For a lot of guilds we are slowly approaching the point where we need to know the timeline but whenever we tweet about it we get zero response.


He said probably 8 weeks after Highmaul is released.
'Tis the first time I'm gonna be playing properly at the beginning of an expansion. This staggered start is welcomed.
He said probably 8 weeks after Highmaul is released.


I'm aware of that statement, I'm looking for some more concrete information. An actual date would be nice.
11/12/2014 12:38 PMPosted by Zarastro
He said probably 8 weeks after Highmaul is released.


I'm aware of that statement, I'm looking for some more concrete information. An actual date would be nice.


Too many variables between now and then to be giving concrete answers, just work off the 8 weeks and adjust to any changes,
Per the recent interview, world bosses are also gated. Missed the exact response, but I believe Rukhmar is gated with Foundrys launch, and the other 2 with Highmaul, or something like that
11/12/2014 12:22 PMPosted by Sakiri
Because I sure as hell ain't tryin to pug normal without LFR gear.


Just pug normal without LFR gear!

Heroic is being tuned for people in Heroic Dungeon gear (like MSV Normal at the start of Mists). Normal is only as difficult as Flex was. It should be pretty close to perfect for the average person or pug group.
11/12/2014 12:22 PMPosted by Sakiri
So basically I have nothing to do until the 9th.

Because I sure as hell ain't tryin to pug normal without LFR gear.

Great.

*golfclap*


Get a guild.
world boss availability???

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