Season Of Mastery
Phase 6 now live! Here’s everything in WoW Classic’s Season of Mastery, which just rolled out its final Phase with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion
We're well into WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, with its accelerated release cycle sending players zooming through the whole of Classic at a speedy pace. Unlike the initial roll out of WoW Classic, the Season of Mastery plans to release Phase 6 within 12 months, so you'll experience the whole game — plus some new challenges — within a year.
WoW Classic Season of Mastery players will be able to transfer to either Classic or Wrath Classic servers for free
WoW Classic game producer Aggrend recently posted on the forums to announce there will be a way for people to carry over their Season of Mastery characters into either Wrath Classic or into a regular Classic server.
The Season of Mastery concept is a game changer for WoW Classic -- it basically allows the game to constantly reinvent itself and keep what will otherwise become a very limited set of content (the original WoW and two expansions) into something evergreen.
Burning Crusade Classic servers will become Wrath Classic when it launches, but BCC might return in a new Season of Mastery
Back when Burning Crusade Classic rolled out, Blizzard allowed characters to either stay on a pure "Classic Era" server that stopped at level 60, or to progress to a Burning Crusade Classic server to play the new content.
We talked about the developers adding new mechanics to Blackwing Lair for the WoW Classic Season of Mastery -- especially end boss Nefarian -- ahead of its release in Phase 3 in an attempt to increase the challenge for players.
You may have heard that Blackwing Lair is getting seriously buffed in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, with significant changes to almost every single fight -- perhaps every fight, but we don't know what's up with Broodlord Lashlayer yet -- but while some of these fights are pretty radically altered, none is as complicated as the upcoming Nefarian changes.
Back in November, Blizzard launched the first Season of Mastery realms for WoW Classic.
We know that the Season of Mastery makes some changes to the WoW Classic formula, and those changes are aimed at a faster paced leveling experience and a more challenging feel to raid encounters that players basically blew through when WoW Classic dropped in 2019.
I don't know if it would work, but between Mythic+ dungeons, World Quests, and the way Torghast apes Nephalem Rifts, there's already quite a bit of Diablo 3 in World of Warcraft nowadays.
WoW Classic will introduce the new Season of Mastery November 16, which promises to be a fresh restart of the game with faster leveling and more challenging bosses.