Firelands Incoming and Midsummer Fire Festival
The next patch with the new raid instance and the new daily hub is dropping soon on June 28! You can watch the trailer below
This probably means that the tuesday of June 28 will probably be an 8-10 hour maintenance day.
But I guess the thought on most people’s mind is that it is about time.
There are also quite some preparatory guides out there on the internet:
For Raiding Gear:
MMO Champion has the dibs on this one with their list of items available from the different sources.
You can go here for the entire compilation
For Gold Making
Warcraftecon has some articles on how markets will go here
The lightforged elementium hammer looks like a pretty good upgrade, but is pretty steep with the requirement of 8 truegold pieces and 5 chaos orb. It looks like people have to do quite a bit of random dungeons to get that since chaos orbs look to still be bop.
And while waiting for that you can join in the midsummer celebrations. A level 85 Ahune awaits you in the slave pens after you press ‘i’ and select queue for Ahune. He drops a well itemized ilvl 353 cloak for almost the entire range of possibilities and gives about 26 Justice Points or so.
No valor but the first time you do it each day gives you a chance at a pet called chip that throws snowballs at you or the Frostscythe that makes a decent addition for any of your casters without a proper epic weapon which will tide them for the next few weeks before Fireland drops. The ‘chip off the old block’ is on a rarer drop!