US realm Gnomeregan is asking Blizzard to open the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj for them. Why? They're a 5 month old realm (meaning no realm transfers for another month) and, while the war effort was completed 2 months ago, no guild on the realm has downed Ragnaros yet -- and with the guild tensions caused by the coming expansion, no guild seems organized enough to get there, and the serious PvE players are transferring to greener pastures. And once the expansion hits, who is really going to be interested in doing the huge quest chain in order to open the gates? (For reference, the quest to open the gates requires a raid guild capable of clearing Blackwing Lair in fairly speedy fashion -- and no one's likely to jump from wiping on Ragnaros to clearing through Nefarian before the expansion comes out.) So will the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj simply never open on Gnomeregan?

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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