Last Updated on November 3, 2020 by Aether
It’s anniversary time! What is usually a time to celebrate, is being ruined by a very annoying bug. Those who wish to sink their nostalgia into the Classic Alterac Valley battleground that has been released for the event are encountering a problem. Korrak’s Revenge join as group failed is what the majority of players are getting when they try and queue up.
This will hopefully be fixed during normal Blizzard working hours, but the main hypothesis is that the game is looking for level 120 characters only. As you probably are well aware, the game has recently had a level squish, and max level is 50, until Shadowlands is launched.
However, some people have had luck and managed to get in. Which begs the question as to whether there are too many people trying to sign up, and the server allocations haven’t been dealt with properly.
Another theory is that only old characters are able to sign up, which I proved to be false with my own account, as I am unable to sign up with any character that I own.
If you’re unaware of the why Korrak’s Revenge is such a hot topic at the moment, is that it gives you the original Alterac Valley mount from Classic WoW, that became unobtainable. For those who missed their chance on getting it many years ago, this will be their only shot to make up for lost time.
Hopefully the Korrak’s Revenge join as group failed bug will be fixed by tomorrow, and we can all grind out Vanilla AV till our fingers are sore.
If there is a fix, we’ll post it here as soon as we hear about it.
Blizzard’s statement about the whole anniversary event:
Celebrate 16 years of World of Warcraft with us! Log in between now and November 22 to earn the WoW’s 16th Anniversary achievement, then check your mail for a special Anniversary Gift Package.
Inside the package you’ll find 200 Timewarped Badges, a Celebration Package item to increase experience and reputation gains by 16% for 1 hour, and a “Letter from the Timewalkers,” which will start a new quest leading you to either Orgrimmar or Stormwind.
In addition, questgivers Historian Llore and Historian Ju’pa will have two daily quests that give players a chance to earn additional Timewarped Badges either by answering World of Warcraft trivia or by defeating some familiar foes. Collectors will also have a chance to pick up a few pieces of classic loot from defeating them.
Classic Bosses to Celebrate
It’s been 16 years since gates opened into Azeroth and the heroes of the Horde and Alliance began their journey of discovery and adventure. To celebrate this momentous occasion, some familiar foes have returned to Azeroth—with some slightly updated abilities. Players level 30 and above can take on Lord Kazzak, Azuregos, and one of the four Dragons of Nightmare each day for some loot and 50 Timewarped Badges.
Return to Alterac Valley of Olde
Run down your enemies, raze their fortifications, and exchange the tokens you loot from their corpses to summon mighty reinforcements in Korrak’s Revenge, a throwback Battleground inspired by the earliest days of Alterac Valley.
Players who participate in Korrak’s Revenge and complete the Alterac Valley of Olde achievement can earn two new mounts: the Stormpike Battle Ram (Alliance) and the Frostwolf Snarler (Horde).
New Vendor Item
In addition to all the many great items available for purchase, you’ll be able to use your badges to acquire a new item this year.
Join the Party in the Caverns of Time
Gather your friends and join the celebration in the Caverns of Time as you /dance, play some Khadgar-ball Soccer, and more.
Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of this adventure so far. You represent the best aspects of the Horde and the Alliance, and you inspire and motivate us every day. We’re looking forward to sharing many, many more adventures with you in the years to come.
As of November 3rd, it seems Blizzard have now fixed this issue for all accounts. Have fun in AV!