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Discussion > WoWJul 28, 2023 8:00 am CT

When’s the last time you jumped into new WoW content without knowing anything about it beforehand?

World of Warcraft’s latest patch, 10.1.5, followed a tradition now dating back to Legion by introducing a “mega-dungeon” to the game. In this case, the mega-dungeon is Dawn of the Infinite, and it takes players through Chromie’s attempt to stop Nozdormu’s transition into Murozond — all while also fighting off the Primal Incarnates and attempting to stop Iridikron from making a deal with definitely-not-Knaifu. If you haven’t done it, well, maybe don’t click that last link and also stop reading here. But if you have done it, you’ll likely agree that the dungeon is an absolute blast (…from the past 🥁).

The thing is, while the dungeon is fun regardless of whether you’ve run it before or not, you’re only ever going to get one “first run ever” for a new dungeon. And when Dawn of the Infinites released, the group I ran with decided we were going to go in with as little information about the dungeon as possible. We wiped several times, messed up mechanics repeatedly, and hit a bit of a wall at Morchie because we weren’t CCing the stuff we needed to CC.

It was the most fun I’ve had in WoW in years.

Now, we didn’t outright ignore the dungeon journal for the whole run. After 3-5 deaths, we’d open the Dungeon Journal and get a (literal) read on the abilities to make sure we weren’t completely off base. But for 95% of the dungeon, it was trying to read buffs and debuffs as they came out, keeping track of which adds do what (and when and why), and realizing far too late that, technically, only one person needs to make it to the end of Azeroth’s Best Worst Gauntlet.

All in all, it reminded me of when I first started playing WoW (or even when I pick up a brand-new open-world game that I’ve avoided spoilers on). There was no referencing outside resources — even official ones — and we all happily charged forward into death if it meant learning something new about our foe. It’s not a feeling I get often, especially in WoW, but it’s one that was incredibly welcome.

So I’d love to know: When’s the last time you went into new WoW content without any clue what it might entail? Did you have as much fun as I did? Or do you prefer a completely different approach to new content? Sound off below!

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