Fall of the Lich King, Rise of the Pickup Group!

Patch 3.3.0, Fall of the Lich King, should be happily downloading to a machine near you. The patch adds three new 5-player dungeons – Forge of Souls, Pit of Saron, and Halls of Reflection – as part of the Icecrown Citadel area. This will also be the center for the 10 and 25-player raids. In addition to the new content, this patch now allows a cross-realm “looking for group” for 5-player dungeon parties which can pull characters from any server in your battlegroup. New achievements await those who are active Pickup participants! As always, the latest patch notes can be found here.

Also, it appears that the some of the daily Argent Tournament quests – specifically “Among the Champions” (jousting), “Threat From Above” (Chillmaw), and “Battle Before the Citadel” give Alliance Vanguard/Horde Expedition rep (62.5 rep spillover to individual factions). This may help (given enough time) the attempt to gain higher reputation with the Frostborn, Explorers’ League, Taunka, and Hand of Vengeance.

AddOns updated to date include: