Think Your World Of Warcraft Group Is The Best? Prove It In Challenge Mode

The latest update to World of Warcraft, prepping the game for the changes to come with its Mists of Pandaria expansion later this month, brought a number of changes to existing systems. Several more will be coming when the expansion goes live on September 25.

One new system rolling into the game with the pandas adds challenge modes to dungeons. Bored with having mastered a run already? Know the boss script inside and out after running the dungeon a million times for loot? Well, now there's another reason to go back to it.

So what's the deal with the challenge modes? World of Warcraft fansite Wowjuju has written up a brief explainer on them. A group taking on a dungeon selects a challenge mode when going in. Then, for that run, the group playing the dungeon has standardised gear, so that all groups taking the challenge are being graded against the same baseline.

Groups can earn gold, silver or bronze medals based on how long it takes them to eliminate every boss in the instance. Eventually, they add, there will be a leaderboard tracking the group dungeon challenge accomplishments.

So. Got a zone down? Great. Now do it in unfamiliar gear in less than 12 minutes. And good luck.

Challenge Modes [Blizzard] Challenge Modes Explained [WoWjuju]


Comments

    No thanks. Part of the pleasure of an mmo loot grind if crushing the bosses that once gave you trouble. You would need a pretty good incentive

      Some pretty awesome looking mounts, unique (and rather stunning looking) gear for Transmog (Transmogrification is where you can reskin your armour to look like another piece) and of course, bragging rights.

      For when things get too easy, it'll give people who want a change something hard to do.

    And continued use of same content .... glad i quit this now and have not gone back since. Once i started working on my 'pile of shame' there was no going back to MMO's so far.

    This will end up like world firsts with "clever use of game mechanices", (read:exploiting bugs), becoming the new black.. Still about time

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