- World of Warcraft has made a change allowing players as low as level 30 to participate in Dragonriding events in the Eastern Kingdoms Cup.
- Players can earn Riders of Azeroth badges through these races and trade them for transmog sets or Dragonriding drake customizations.
- This change allows new players to experience the challenges of Dragonriding and unlock their mounts’ full potential in these races, even without max-level characters.
World of Warcraft has implemented universal Dragonriding ability unlocks for the Eastern Kingdoms Cup. This means World of Warcraft players as low as level 30 can participate in these old world Dragonriding events without needing a character at max level.
The Eastern Kingdoms Cup is a Dragonriding race event featuring 14 races spread across the zones of one of the original World of Warcraft continents. From now through October 17, characters of level 30 or higher can run these races in their normal, Advanced, and Reverse courses to earn Riders of Azeroth badges, which can be traded with NPCs in Valdrakken, Stormwind, or Orgrimmar for a transmog set or several new Dragonriding drake customizations.
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Participating in the Eastern Kingdoms Cup is easier than ever thanks to a new change World of Warcraft made. Normally, in order to unlock all the extra Vigor and abilities for Dragonriding, players must collect all the glyphs on the Dragon Isles in Dragonflight, meaning players without a level 70 character cannot get every upgrade, and those without a level 60 character can’t use any of them. However, World of Warcraft senior gameplay software engineer Karazaa confirmed players will temporarily have all Dragonriding abilities unlocked during these old world races, even if they don’t have them normally.
When World of Warcraft held the Kalimdor Cup in August and September, it added the NPCs in Orgrimmar and Stormwind to enable players to pick up the breadcrumb quest and spend their badges at lower levels, but players without max-level characters wouldn’t be able to get the Gold medal on every race without every glyph. Now, even new players can master these challenging courses.
This is great news for fans of Dragonriding in World of Warcraft. Events for old-world races in Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, and the Broken Isles have already been discovered on the World of Warcraft Public Test Realm. Though players have plenty of time to reach maximum level before some of them, it is good to know they can still unlock their mounts’ full potential in these races, even if they are missing a few glyphs.
World of Warcraft has already confirmed the popular dynamic flying system is coming to the rest of the game soon. When it does, it is possible these old world Dragonriding events will return, or even become evergreen. Either way, fans shouldn’t be surprised if they hear something about Dragonriding at BlizzCon, along with the expected announcement of the next World of Warcraft expansion.
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