World of Warcraft: Dragonflight big patch 10.0.5, released this week, introduces the Trading Post feature, a new survival-themed event called “Storm’s Fury”, and new rewards. These medium-sized patches are a way for Blizzard to rebalance classes, adjust systems from previous patches, and add breadcrumbs that hint at future content.
The Trading Post was revealed in December, and so far it has been well received by fans. Located in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, it allows players to earn the new Trader’s Tender currency by logging in and completing challenges. Rewards include cosmetic items, such as a set of guardian armor or a new mount.
In another cool perk for character customization, players can now transmog white and gray quality items. These cosmetic items are low quality and have no stats; players can equip them, but it’s hard to venture into a humble robe or a simple pair of adventurer’s leather gloves. Players have wanted to be able to apply these understated appearances to their outfits, and now they finally can.
The Storm’s Fury event can be accessed through Thaldraszus’ Temporal Conflux portal. The event allows players to fight their way through the future Primalist, with a cold buff stacking thanks to the cold weather. The heroes must find heat sources as they progress through the storyline, which triggers every five hours. The event rewards Essence of the Storm, which can be exchanged for solid gear, a toy, a pet, and a mount.