It's World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary, and to encourage people to come celebrate Blizzard is offering -- among many other nostalgia-tacular goodies -- a molten corgi. You know, like classic mega-dungeon Molten Core only... yeah, you get it. Cue uncontrollable squealing.
A flame-wreathed pet is just the tip of this iceberg (fireberg?) though. All of WoW's tenth anniversary treats are rooted in some form of insidious nostalgia. As someone who considered himself an addict ten years ago (sidenote: when did I get old), this is pretty diabolical. I can't complain too much, however. I moved on from WoW ages ago, but I can't say I haven't wanted a chance to revisit the Good Old Days.
Also on the docket is a deathmatch-style PVP arena inspired by the "endless tug-of-war between Horde and Alliance players at [in-game towns] Tarren Mill and Southshore." Those conflicts arose completely on their own, which is part of what made them so special. This arena will be a little more structured, somewhat sadly, but maybe it will still be fun.
And of course, you can't have a molten corgi without the grandpappy of all raid dungeons, Molten Core, so Blizzard's boosting up the 40-person monster mash for max-level players to (re) enjoy.
"Molten Core provided many WoW players with their first taste of WoW raiding. For the anniversary celebration, max-level players will be able to participate in a special 40-player Raid Finder version to relive the experience of hunting down Ragnaros and his minions within his fiery lair. Downing the Firelord will earn you an Achievement and a special Core Hound mount reward (fireproof leg armour not included)."
Core Hound! And your molten corgi can trot along right behind it in a procession of eternally burning cute.
Fuck you, Blizzard. Not fair. You're playing with my heartstrings and my cutestrings.
The event will be happening soon, but Blizzard has yet to announce an exact start date. Its contents will only be available for a limited time. Blizzard giveth molten corgis, and Blizzard taketh away.