The Mage Tower in World of Warcraft leads to frustration. Blizzard gives you more time to overcome the particularly tough challenges.
There is very little to do in World of Warcraft right now. New content from Patch 9.2 is still a long way off. The only bright spot is the Mage Tower, which is currently active during Timewalking: Legion. Here the heroes of Azeroth can earn special skins and even a chic mount. But the time pressure sits on many people’s necks. Now there was first relief from Blizzard.
What’s changed? Actually, the Mage Tower should have disappeared again on December 22nd, because then the Timewalking: Legion ends. In the official forum, Blizzard has now announced that the tower will remain open much longer than planned. The tower will remain open until January 4, 2022. That should take some pressure off the players and cause some people to tackle the tower with a different class.
What is the Mage Tower?
In the Mage Tower you have to master a challenge tailored to your class. This is a pretty tough boss fight that dates back to the Legion era. Since your character characteristics are fixed here, the fight is quite demanding. This is rewarded with a great armor set (transmog) or even a mount.
Why did Blizzard do this? There was no exact reason from Blizzard. However, it seems obvious that the developers should extend the event, as there were numerous problems in the first 5 days. For many classes, the Mage Tower seems almost impossible to do. Many hotfixes have already reduced the first hurdles and adjusted the balancing. But more adjustments are still appearing every day because the tuning is simply not yet optimal.
A second reason may be that Blizzard wants to create another incentive with the Mage Tower over the holidays to take a look at World of Warcraft.
What about the other events? Although the Mage Tower will be active longer than planned, the other weekly events will not be affected by the adjustment. They now simply overlap with the Mage Tower, so that basically two events will be active at the same time.