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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.
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  1. crakerjack's Avatar
    Ok and? What does this do for those that already have enough alts? W/e.
  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    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.
    You can just buy them from MOTHER champ
  1. BoltBlaster's Avatar
    Nice XP boost for returning players!
  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Great Destiny Man View Post
    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).
    Very true as well, lucid dreams or breath of the dying are good ones to buy first - focusing iris you literally do 1 dungeon to get rank 2 which is barely any worse than rank 3. People are so dramatic it's unreal
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Already leveled all of my alts to 120 with Korrak's Revenge but I guess I can roll some extra allied races to get the heritage armor. Would've been nice if they brought this event back instead, its both fun and rewards a ton of XP.
  1. lollerlaban's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crakerjack View Post
    Ok and? What does this do for those that already have enough alts? W/e.
    This is it guys. Even when Blizzard helps out levellers there's one douche who goes out of his way to complain because it doesn't help HIM.

    ME ME ME ME
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    You can just buy them from MOTHER champ
    IF you've done the grind previously, bud.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Worth View Post
    Most games when you give them $15 you are given something in return besides the luxury of playing a dead game.
    Only WoW isn't dead, not even almost.

    Try to sing something that hasn't been wrong for 15 years.
    Not that I doubt that some might be dumb enough to pay money for a product they don't like nor want. But that's their issue.
  1. Firebeast's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    I'm talking double XP, nothing like this has ever happened before. We've gotten little boosts now and a again, but nothing this massive.
    lol, this means that their subs must have really dropped off lately
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    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.
    Unless you have it at rank 3 on any given character, then it just requires 500 echoes of nyalotha, which you easily get in a day just by playing the game.

    Yes you can't get them for free for your alts, but its significantly easier to get them on your alts than it was before where you had to actually put in a lot of effort to get your essences.
  1. awadh'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.

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    Imagine watching that hypocrite
    Sure, I got almost 2k essences on my main on which I've had a +19 done and I've ran 4 5 masked runs this week on top of echoes from a few +15 keys from end-of-dungeon chest. You're never going to see those numbers on an alt that you're levelling up right now unless you're paying for boosts to get those numbers. You're not running any masked runs in the next few weeks until you get your memento rearch going. You are also not doing anything close to a +15 for that nice number of echoes from your weekly chest either, unless you ofc buy a boost or get carried by guildies. You're also not going to win any sensible amount of Arenas with trash gear around 440 ilvl and no corruptions.

    I don't lie.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Firebeast View Post
    lol, this means that their subs must have really dropped off lately
    It's literally a response to Covid-19.

    They didn't even do something like this during WoD, so your "logic" doesn't work.
  1. crakerjack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lollerlaban View Post
    This is it guys. Even when Blizzard helps out levellers there's one douche who goes out of his way to complain because it doesn't help HIM.

    ME ME ME ME
    You're so adorable. Not only do a lot of people already have plenty of alts, but there has already been past events that made leveling quicker than this 100% buff will ever do. That being said, how does more alts help Blizzard? More alts means more people to logon and jack up those MAU's. Because once you hit 120, you still have various grinds ahead of you and you're likely committed to that alt for the next month or so. They could have added bonuses to rep and other aspects, but they chose leveling specifically.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar


    MMO-C, you won't be seeing me until April 20th.

    Heritage armor for allied races, here I come!
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post


    MMO-C, you won't be seeing me until April 20th.

    Heritage armor for allied races, here I come!
    I second this. As soon as I get back to the comp, there's going to be Heritage armor galore!!
  1. Voidwielder's Avatar
    Turn Korraks Revenge back on.
  1. Great Destiny Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crakerjack View Post
    You're so adorable. Not only do a lot of people already have plenty of alts, but there has already been past events that made leveling quicker than this 100% buff will ever do. That being said, how does more alts help Blizzard? More alts means more people to logon and jack up those MAU's. Because once you hit 120, you still have various grinds ahead of you and you're likely committed to that alt for the next month or so. They could have added bonuses to rep and other aspects, but they chose leveling specifically.
    They could have, but then again they didn't have to do jack shit either. I myself have around 14 alts at 120 but I'm not complaining, there's still some heritage armours I haven't acquired yet so it still has use to me.
  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    IF you've done the grind previously, bud.
    So you can't bitch about something you've never done? You need to earn the essences at least once lol jesus christ be less entitled and lazy if you want me to take you seriously
  1. crakerjack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    I second this. As soon as I get back to the comp, there's going to be Heritage armor galore!!
    I think the only thing stopping me from unlocking heritage armor is the fact that you can only use it on characters of that specific race. I could level another class as a void elf, but then I'd be stuck with 2 of the same class and only one of them being able to use the heritage armor. They should change heritage armor so that any of your characters can use it regardless of their race.
  1. Oakshana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Why would you think they are trying to compete with totally different games?
    I think they were more pointing out that they now have a conflict as to what to play.

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