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Gain the Winds of Wisdom 100% Experience Buff Through April 20
In light of COVID 19, Blizzard has added a 100% Experience Buff that will be active beginning today through April 20, 2020.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
If you’re staying inside and find yourself returning to Azeroth, or if you’re leveling another character (or two), you’ll be getting a special bonus to help you on your way. Beginning today through April 20, 2020 all players in Battle for Azeroth will gain an experience buff called “Winds of Wisdom” which will increase experience gains by 100%! (This includes Starter Edition and Legion players as well.)

Players will also be able to take advantage of this experience boost while still using their favorite heirlooms. It won’t take long before you’ll be facing off with the Old God N’Zoth and his minions in Ny’alotha, the Waking City.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Gain the Winds of Wisdom 100% Experience Buff Through April 20 started by Lumy View original post
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  1. Sharby's Avatar
    Awe how sweet, good on them!



    Quote Originally Posted by otaXephon View Post
    AK makes the AP grind non-existent. I barely ever grind AP and I have 3 toons with nearly level 80 necks. Essence grind kinda sucks but it's bareable.
    Seconding this, though I might add, the Essence grind only sucks if you've already done it, if its your first character its not so bad, only gets better once you get flying.
  1. FuujCraft's Avatar
    Awesome, by then i should have my allied race reps up
  1. DarkAmbient's Avatar
    Hooooly fuck.

  1. SkagenRora's Avatar
    Does this stack with monk buff as well?
  1. Throwme's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SkagenRora View Post
    Does this stack with monk buff as well?
    It SHOULD be stacking with everything, so monk, darkmoon, heirloom, that BfA potion, garrison potion and so on and so forth.
  1. Aleksej89's Avatar
    Real nice, though a 50% bonus to reputation gains would be even sw33ter
  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    This kinda makes me want to resub, but fuck all classes are just so terribly boring. Not to mention at max with the essence grind and shit, bleh.
    I mean if you find every class boring you just find the game boring at this point.

    The Essence grind doesn't exist anymore
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    Waiting for people to bitch so it can be in nexts weeks T&E shitshow part
    Yeah...it is what I came here for to witness
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Awesome!

    Was holding off on my Heritage armor leveling until SL, but this is too good to not partake in!
  1. Williamgood's Avatar
    Been wanting Blizz to do something like this for a long time... But why does it have to be a virus for them start...
  1. awadh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I mean if you find every class boring you just find the game boring at this point.

    The Essence grind doesn't exist anymore
    Yes, it does, and it will take up to 3 weeks to get your essences done on an alt assuming it's geared enough to do masked visions or higher m+ for weekly reward
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    Waiting for people to bitch so it can be in nexts weeks T&E shitshow part
    Yeah, there's already some fodder with the "should've been game time!!" and "Wat about reps???"-posts.
    Entitlement issues all around.
  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by awadh View Post
    Yes, it does, and it will take up to 3 weeks to get your essences done on an alt assuming it's geared enough to do masked visions or higher m+ for weekly reward
    Why lie - you can get 2 a week for minimal effort, without doing any group content. If you started the day before reset day you could theoretically have your 4 best essences in 2 days.

    But let's be generous and assume it takes you a week - that's still hardly a grind compared to what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    Waiting for people to bitch so it can be in nexts weeks T&E shitshow part
    Imagine watching that hypocrite
  1. Tartys's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Why would you think they are trying to compete with totally different games?
    Lol... because many of us play also totally different games. I dont have time to play more than a MMORPG but I can play different game/genre expecially now that we are in quarantene.

    I play Anjmal Crossing and Doom before WoW exist... and probably I am a collector in WoW because Animal Crossing, that is all about collections.
  1. Very Tired's Avatar
    Now this is a smart business move.
  1. Zandalarian Paladin's Avatar
    Guess that makes it the perfect time to unlock allied races transmog!
  1. Biggles Worth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lyphe View Post
    Lol what?
    Sure, and they should also buy me groceries and give out free tp.
    Most games when you give them $15 you are given something in return besides the luxury of playing a dead game.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroWashu View Post
    should have given everyone two weeks free game time in addition to this
    And this proves that some people will always demand the whole arm after being offered a hand. They'll never be satisfied and will always want more handouts.

    OT: now this should give me enough incentive to level up my paladin alt. I was waiting until SL, but I suppose now is a good time.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I mean if you find every class boring you just find the game boring at this point.

    The Essence grind doesn't exist anymore
    LOL. Looks like Lucid Dreams R2 STILL requires 8 DAYS in Nazjatar, ick. Both Naz and Mechagon were terrible zones.

    And yeah I guess so, I mean I can log into a 3.3.5 private server and enjoy nearly every class.
  1. Great Destiny Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Why lie - you can get 2 a week for minimal effort, without doing any group content. If you started the day before reset day you could theoretically have your 4 best essences in 2 days.

    But let's be generous and assume it takes you a week - that's still hardly a grind compared to what it was.
    Pretty much this, if it legit takes you 3 weeks to get all the essences you actually want for a given spec then you're going out of your way to not do content.

    Also some essences are so easy to get they aren't worth actually purchasing anyway (in particular Crucible + Visions).

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