#1 - May 21, 2021, 5:44 a.m.
Blizzard Post

Now that the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch is fully underway, it has become clear that there could be even more reasons to jump in and play WoW Classic ahead of the Dark Portal opening.

More Honor

This is a different pre-patch than players experienced in January 2007. On the PvP side of things, players are much more focused on earning level-60 gear rewards than ever before, and with June 1 rapidly approaching, we’ve seen a lot of feedback that the rate of Honor earnings could stand to be increased.

For the rest of the pre-patch timeframe, we’re doubling Honor gains from all sources in the Burning Crusade pre-patch. This will also double the additional Honor granted by the weekend holidays for each Battleground and it will double the Honor reward from the daily Call to Arms quest, so you’ll want to include those in your plans.

Speaking of Battleground weekend events, it looks like the default calendar had Eye of the Storm during pre-patch. That won’t do, so we’re changing the order. The weekend currently underway will switch to Arathi Basin, and we’ll follow that next week with an Alterac Valley bonus weekend. You can expect that update with the next realm restarts in this region (soon).

Double Honor will also go into effect with realm restarts, and thereafter, we expect that there may be some scorecard elements that don’t display it accurately. Don’t worry; the extra Honor will be counted.

More Faire

We love the Darkmoon Faire and there are some fun benefits to having it active during pre-patch, so we’re initializing it this weekend. That means you’ll see the setup going on in Mulgore, and then the Faire will be open for business starting on Monday, May 24.

The Darkmoon Faire will then return on schedule (to Elwynn Forest) in June.

Good luck defeating your enemies on the field of battle and/or getting your fortune read by Sayge!