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WoW Classic: Veteran guild takes down World’s First Ragnaros kill, clearing Molten Core

Published: 1/Sep/2019 23:26 Updated: 1/Sep/2019 23:54

by Isaac McIntyre


The World’s First Ragnaros kill in the level 60 Molten Core raid has been completed just six days after the release of World of Warcraft Classic, with veteran raid clan APES claiming the historic moment on the EU server Gehennas.

WoW Classic has re-taken the gaming world by storm since its release earlier this week, regularly boasting nearly 300k viewers on Twitch and constantly seeing an uptick in new players across a host of servers.

Now a moment of history for the release has been written in the books, as veteran guild APES raced to level 60, or near enough to the level cap, before storming the Molten Core raid and taking down Ragnaros the Firelord.

The long-time raid guild stormed Blackrock Mountain’s testing 40-man challenge with little fanfare, choosing not to reveal they were gunning to be the first to defeat the fire-elemental. The secret mission was a success, and APES downed Ragnaros in a close battle.

The World’s First came down to the wire for the prepared guild. Many of their 40 players had been left dead or near death as they stormed through the Molten Core, and Ragnaros himself took a host of them with him. Despite the casualties, however, the guild got the job done.

WoW Classic was released on August 26, and just six days later the hardest content of the vintage game’s Phase 1 has been defeated. That doesn’t necessarily mean the raid is easy though. APES have been preparing for this raid for years.

The group also honed their character compositions to make the raids easier. The World’s First team boasted 11 Warriors, nine Mages, six Paladins, and six Warlocks. There were also a handful of Warlocks and Rogues, and one each of a Hunter and a Druid.

While many players are still a long way from stepping into Molten Core and taking on Classic’s first max-cap raid, APES have shown that the difficulty of taking down Ragnaros hasn’t changed since vanilla’s first release.

The 40-man attempt may have ended with most of the guild dead and simply watching on, but the raid took just over two hours, and they finished on their first attempt as well.

Activision-BlizzardWoW Classic has taken the gaming world by storm in the past week.

As high-level guilds continue to smash through Classic’s content, time will tell if the WoW rerelease will retain its popularity. 

Right now it’s holding strong in player count and streaming viewers, but as the novelty of the game’s return lessens we may see longer World’s First times as the pro-guilds return to more modern games.

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How to get the Dreamsong Heart in WoW Shadowlands

Published: 1/Dec/2020 16:43

by Lauren Bergin


The new expansion World of Warcraft, Shadowlands, has brought with it a whole host of new treasures and items for WoW players to find. One of these is the Dreamsong Warglave found in the Dreamsong Heart, and here’s how to get it. 

World of Warcraft has always been renowned for having pretty cool items. Shadowlands has extended the game’s already impressive item collection, adding enchanted chests all throughout Ardenwald as well as introducing new, highly sought after items to the game.

One of these is the Dreamsong Heart, an item chest that holds the Dreamsong Warglave, has become one of Ardenwald’s most valuable loot containers. The Warglave is a Level 155 item, and offer everything from increased stamina to versatility.

It’s a tough one to get your hands on though, but here’s an easy guide on how to get to the Dreamsong Heart.

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The Dreamsong Heart is found in the heart of Ardenweald.

How to get to the Dreamsong Heart

As you might expect, the item is located in Dreamsong Fenn. Here you’ll find the huge magical tree which you will have to scale in order to reach your prize.

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Here’s how you do just that:

  • Head to Dreamsong, specifically the Starlit Overlook area.
  • At the foot of the tree, look for the ‘bounding shroom’ just underneath a large branch.
  • Interact with the mushroom and it will propel you upwards to the top of the tree.
  • Land on the tree and follow the thin branch along (don’t fall!) to claim the Dreamsong Warglave.
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To get to the Heart you have to pass this balance test!

So go ahead and give it a try! Not only do you get a super rare item, you get the chance to climb that huge tree that’s been looming over you all game. Even if the item isn’t necessarily worth it, the unique view certainly is.