By reintroducing the WoW Mage Tower, Blizzard prove once again that they can actually respond positively to feedback.
WoW Wednesday: The WoW Mage Tower is Back for Good
In another move that seemingly everyone approves of, the WoW Mage Tower has returned. And this time it's for good. Hopefully this protends an upward trend for Blizzard and its continued response to fan feedback.
The WoW Mage Tower was first introduced way back in 2016 and was a huge hit. Such a hit, in fact, that Blizzard reintroduced the Tower with the Shadowlands 9.1.5 patch in November…but as part of the Legion Timewalking event. Of course, this meant that players could only indulge periodically. And just one week in a matter of months to take on the challenge was not enough for tenacious tower-climbers.
=So Blizzard went ahead and recently announced that the Mage Tower is now a permanent fixture. Proving that they can take fan feedback and deliver when they want to, Blizzard said the following in a recently published blog post:
"Having heard feedback and seen how it has played out, we agree that a personal skill challenge being available only for a short window of time every few months isn't in the spirit of these types of events. As such, starting on the week of March 29, the Mage Tower will be accessible at any time, no longer tied to the Legion Timewalking Bonus Event"
Obviously, they're not wrong. The Mage Tower is designed to put solo players through the ringer, pitting them against one of seven fearsome bosses depending on the challenger's chosen class. And giving plucky contenders just a one-week window to test their mettle and run away with the prize seems unnecessarily fleeting.
But as of 29th March, everyone can indefinitely attempt to snatch the top prize: a Legion-themed transmogrification set and the "A Towering Success" achievement. Guardian Druids will also be given an additional reward: the Druid Fel Werebear Form.
Overachievers can go even further, and earn the "A Tour of Towers" achievement and the wondrous Soaring Spelltome mount (a.k.a a flying book) by defeating all seven of the Mage Tower's challenges.
For all the info on the long-awaited return of the WoW Mage Tower, check out the original blog post.