Zul’Gurub, one of the iconic raids in older versions of the popular MMO World of Warcraft, is coming back. Zul’Gurub is a 20-man raid located in Stranglethorn Vale, or at least it was. Post-Cataclysm the world of Azeroth is in a pretty big state of flux. Following expansions reinforced the idea of a world in chaos and strangled by death and war. but going back to Classic, the trials and strife seem trivial by comparison. Notable loot from the Zul’Gurub raid includes two new mounts, the Swift Razzashi Raptor and the Swift Zulian Tiger. Alongside Zul’Gurub, various other events and bits of lore will be coming to World of Warcraft Classic.
World of Warcraft Classic will also be getting some new high-level raid bosses as world-boss content. The Emerald Dream has awoken and will return alongside the other new content. Lethon, Emeriss, Ysondre, and Taerar are the former lieutenants in the Green Dragonflight that have become corrupted. The Emerald Nightmare has twisted these powerful entities and forces them to guard portals to sacred areas. Players are tasked with taking these guards down, as they guard key points in the world that the heroes need to assault. Lethon, Emeriss, Ysondre, and Taerar can now be found guarding the portals at the Great Trees, in Duskwood, Feralas, the Hinterlands, and Ashenvale.
One final addition is the return of the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza. The Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza is a weekly event where experienced fisherman in WoW can compete to catch the most fish. The first player to catch 40 of the fish wins the tournament and has a choice between two prizes — either the best fishing tackle in the game right now, or a special Trinket that enables underwater breathing and fishing.
Blizzard has also announced free realm transfers for some World of Warcraft Classic realms will enable populations to be more distributed. This should reduce congestion on the most populated servers and reduce instances of queues kicking in.