If you've been playing World of Warcraft for a while -- or even if you used to and departed before the Burning Crusade expansion -- you'll surely remember some of the beefier updates in its history: the implementation of the honor system in version 1.4; the opening of Ahn'Qiraj in 1.9; the broad reworking of the game's underlying systems in patch 1.12. But from the perspective of pure content, none of these match the upcoming version 2.4. Titled "Fury of the Sunwell," this massive update will bring an all-new zone that includes an evolving quest hub designed around server-wide cooperative elements, a five-player dungeon starring one of the notorious players in Warcraft lore, and a 25-player raid instance that will represent the (current) apex of PvE progression.
By all accounts, it looks like 2.4 may be the last earnest update to hit before the launch of Wrath of the Lich King, so it's a very good thing that there's quite a bit in here to plow through. Whether you're an impatient vet who's unwilling to trawl the net for bits of info or a returning player anxious to get the skinny on this momentous update, you'll want to arm yourself with this info before version 2.4 hits.