The mark that WoW has left on the gaming industry is indisputable--but we're not here for musing retrospectives. At least, not yet. We're here because there's going to be a whole bunch of fun in-game events to celebrate WoW's first decade of existence, and Blizzard has given us a lovely preview of what at least a few of them are.
The world PvP battles in Hillsbrad Foothills over Tarren Mill and Southshore are legendary, so to commemorate their place in the game's history, Blizzard will be opening a temporary battleground for the duration of the anniversary celebration. No word yet on how the battleground will be organized, but it's aim is to recreate those timeless battles in Hillsbrad with the addition of some structure, and hopefully some rewards for the victors.
Last, but certainly not least, there is the question of the Molten Corgi pet, which was previewed on Twitter in the not-too-distant past. That furry, fiery little cutie will be your reward for logging in during the 10th anniversary celebrations, so make sure not to miss it!
I'm not quite certain what I expected for 10th anniversary celebrations. I knew it would be big, but I'm surprised and delighted with the extent of these options--an entire battleground! A whole raid! And, of course, a cute pet as has come to be traditional for WoW anniversaries. I'm not much of a PvPer, but I'll definitely be headed into the Hillsbrad battleground, and I'm certainly hitting up the Molten Core LFR. Happy 10 years to WoW!