Updated Fri, May 24, 2013 by Mem
Introduced in Patch 5.1 the Brawler's Guild gave players a chance to take part in underground fighting rings. Players test their mettle against various bosses and even have the opportunity to spill some blood in front of an adoring audience of their peers. In Patch 5.3 epic battles will still rage on in the dark underbelly of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, with a few new changes in tow. Read onward for a briefing of the exciting (no nerfs found here!) changes that can be found in the Brawler's Guild in Patch 5.3.
Ever wish you could go back in time and relive that one epic Brawler's Guild battle? In Patch 5.3 you can! Once your character has defeated an entire tier or Challenge Card, you can visit Card Dealer Leila in Stormwind or Card Trader Amia in Orgrimmar. These vendors will offer up a Challenge Card for each of the bosses you have already managed to defeat. After purchasing the Challenge Card of your choice, simply present the card to one of the bouncers and you will then have the ability to queue up for that specific boss.
Even though entrance into the guild is still pretty exclusive and players have only been able to take part in the action for a few short patches, many players have already managed to progress high into the ranks of the Brawler's Guild. To keep things interesting Blizzard has added two new tiers to the ranks of the Brawler's Guild. Now able to advance to level 10, players will also be greeted with eight brand new bosses that are ripe for the killing. This means that the Brawler's Guild now has a total of 52 individual bosses to fight. Impressive.
After all that fighting all a hero wants to do is kick up their feet and relax. In Patch 5.3 each faction will now have a VIP area available to them for just this purpose. The VIP lounges are only available to players who have sufficiently proven themselves in the ring (rank 8 or above), but that should be a small thing to those who join the Brawler's Guild. The Alliance will find their VIP room inside the once roped off doorway that leads into the area overlooking Bizmo's Brawlpub. Horde players will need to board a zeppelin, by way of goblin teleporter, to discover their VIP lounge which offers spectacular views of the fighting arena. Both areas will offer players much needed refreshment and entertainment.
Player's will now have the opportunity to collect Challenge Cards. These cards can be found in various ways including Fishing and Archeology. It is likely that there are a ton of ways these cards can be discovered with more turning up as players have more time to explore Patch 5.3. Once obtained, each of these cards gives the player the opportunity to face off against twelve newly added bosses. However, before players can gain access to these bosses they must first complete a small quest line, which is started by the Challenge Card. These cards are clearly marked with the words “RETURN TO THE BRAWLER'S GUILD”, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
Horde players trying to watch the
fantastic brutality taking place in the fighting ring often
complained of the poor view. No longer. In Patch 5.3 the floor of the
Horde ring has been raised and now observers will be able to witness
all the blood and gore they desire without anything impeding their
Thus far, obtaining a pass into the Brawler's Guild could only be done in a few select ways. As of Patch 5.3 players will have a brand new method to join the underground fighting ring. Brawlers that fight their way to Rank 9 will be rewarded with an invitation that can be traded or given to a friend. Just another reason to wipe out boss after boss to reach those higher tiers!
That concludes the additions players will find to the Brawler's Guild in Patch 5.3. Without a doubt these additons have left us thirsting to know what other exciting things will be added in future patches. What are your favorite additions to the Brawler's Guild in this patch? What would you like to see in the future? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!