World of Warcraft Classic artwork for the Ragnaros fight

[Update #2]: The fresh Season of Mastery servers have now arrived, and so far I'm happy to say everything seems to be working as expected.

[Update]: Blizzard has detailed the changes coming with World of Warcraft Classic's Season of Mastery servers.

In an effort to revitalize World of Warcraft Classic, Blizzard will soon be launching a couple of completely fresh servers. These won't be any old servers, however, as they will bring with them a variety of tweaks to make the whole experience a bit more exciting for even the hardened veterans.

First and foremost, the amount of experience required to reach level 60 will be getting reduced to Burning Crusade Classic levels, which should ensure more players actually reach the endgame. Then, in order to make raids a bit more challenging this time around, Blizzard will also be disabling all world buffs while in raids, increasing boss health, as well as adding additional mechanics to some of them.

Not all changes are aimed at reducing player power, however, as the Season of Mastery servers will also remove the annoying 16 debuff limit, which should hopefully make way for more viable classes and builds. And best of all, the previously useless Meeting Stones will be getting transformed into the much superior Burning Crusade Summoning Stones, thus allowing you to bring your laziest party members to the dungeon or raid entrance instantaneously!

If all of that sounds like something you'd love to be a part of, it's also important to mention that name reservations will be opening on November 11th. All you'll need in order to create a character is an active subscription, so if you want to try to snag some of the more popular names you might want to mark that date on your calendar.

Once the actual Season of Mastery goes live I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about it over at the World of Warcraft website.