Now here's something pretty cool from the World of Warcraft
community team: Blizzard is promoting the WoW
Summer Challenge, a weekly series with suggestions for an old raid to run with friends for lore and history, notable drops, transmog gear, and more. There is even an associated forum thread to plan activities or share thoughts on any given week's challenge. This week's challenge
tasks you and your friends with hitting up AQ-40.
's focus from here on out needs to be subscriber retention and engaging its players. The two go hand in hand, and the more Blizzard can do to involve the community, the better. These Summer Challenges are a great way to give a little structure to an otherwise unstructured experience.
Blizzard has even included links to Wowhead's excellent transmog set viewer
so you know what drops you're looking for. It's good to see Blizzard recognizing Perculia's hard work.
Blizzard's full announcement is below.
WoW Summer Challenges
Every week this summer, we're challenging you to get together with a few friends to explore a part of Azeroth that you may not have seen in a while, or perform a feat that you may have never done. We're calling them World of Warcraft Summer Challenges, and we're going to be playing along with you as we hunt down rare achievements, get screenshots of amazing bosses, and try to find some rare gear for our transmogrification sets.
In this thread, we're talking about this week's challenge, posting stories about experiences completing it, and linking to screenshots.
Furthermore, if you've thought of something awesome to do in AQ40 that we didn't include in the blog post, this is the place to say so.
It's open warfare between Alliance and Horde in
Mists of Pandaria,
World of Warcraft's next expansion. Jump into five new levels with new talents and class mechanics, try the new monk class, and create a pandaren character to ally with either Horde or Alliance. Look for expansion basics in our Mists FAQ, or dig into our spring press event coverage for more details!