As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, patch 1.8 did not include a brand new raid tier. Players thought nothing of it at the time. It was perfectly normal. What patch 1.8 did was lay the groundwork for the following patch. It revamped Silithus, and that revamp was utilized in patch 1.9 with the opening of Ahn'Qiraj and the massive world event surrounding the parting of the gates.
In addition to the opening of the Ahn'Qiraj gates, patch 1.9 also includes:
- Linked auction houses
- Raid lockout revamp
- Paladin class review
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