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The Meeting Stone outside Stratholme

The Meeting Stone outside The MOTHERLODE!! in Dazar'alor.

Meeting Stones, also known as Summoning Stones, are very large thumb-shaped stones with a mystical, glowing symbol that appear next to instanced dungeons. Originally,[1] they were for filling in partial (or just-starting) parties whose members met the required level range[2] by auto-inviting suitable candidates.

In patch 2.0.1, Meeting Stones were reworked with the implementation of the new LFG system. They now are used to summon party members to the stone near an instance. One player targets a faraway player and clicks the Meeting Stone, creating a portal. When a second player clicks the portal, the targeted player is given a summoning dialogue very similar to the warlock's [Ritual of Summoning] spell.

Notes

  • Any character above level 15 can be summoned. This can be helpful if you have two friends somewhere far away that you want to join.
  • "Stone etiquette" also generally assumes the two party members who can arrive fastest (by proximity or mount) should summon others barring obstacles. It is bad manners to keep the entire party waiting because no one is willing to interrupt their play and head over.
  • The use of Meeting Stones is not limited to traveling to instances: they can also be used to summon players to convenient locations in the main world. For example, the Mogu'shan Palace Meeting Stone can be used to let a low-level player set their  [Hearthstone] in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, which is otherwise unreachable until level 30.
  • While Meeting Stones are present in Classic, they are non-functional and cannot be interacted with by players.
  • While Meeting Stones are present in Burning Crusade Classic, they are subject to level restrictions. The player performing the summon and the player being summoned must both be within the level range assigned to each meeting stone. The assistant summoner, or "clicker", does not have to follow these restrictions. You can find the level range restrictions listed below.

The Burning Crusade

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Subzone Instance Name Abbreviations Type Level Range Restriction
Cleft of Shadow Ragefire Chasm RFC Dungeon 14-20
Moonbrook The Deadmines VC, DM Dungeon 16-24
Lushwater Oasis Wailing Caverns WC Dungeon 16-24
Shadowfang Keep Shadowfang Keep SFK Dungeon 17-25
Zoram Strand Blackfathom Deeps BFD Dungeon 20-28
Mage Quarter Stormwind Stockade Stocks, Stockade Dungeon 21-29
Southern Gold Road Razorfen Kraul RFK Dungeon 23-31
Gnomeregan Gnomeregan Gnomer Dungeon 24-32
Scarlet Monastery Scarlet Monastery Graveyard, Scarlet Monastery Library, Scarlet Monastery Armory, Scarlet Monastery Cathedral SM, SM GY, SM Lib, SM Arm, SM Cath Dungeon 28-44
Southern Gold Road Razorfen Downs RFD Dungeon 33-41
The Maker's Terrace Uldaman Ulda Dungeon 36-44
Valley of Spears Maraudon Mara, Mara Orange, Mara Purple, Mara Falls Dungeon 40-52
Zul'Farrak Zul'Farrak ZF Dungeon 42-50
Pool of Tears Sunken Temple ST Dungeon 45-54
Blackrock Mountain Blackrock Depths, Lower Blackrock Spire, Upper Blackrock Spire, Molten Core, Blackwing Lair BRM, BRD, LBRS, UBRS, MC, BWL Dungeon & Raid 48-60
Dire Maul Dire Maul DM, DM North, DM East, DM West Dungeon 54-61
Caer Darrow Scholomance Scholo Dungeon 56-61
Stratholme Stratholme Strat Dungeon 56-61
The Wyrmbog Onyxia's Lair Ony Raid 60-70
Zul'Gurub Zul'Gurub ZG Raid 60-70
Gates of Ahn'Qiraj Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj, Temple of Ahn'Qiraj AQ, AQ20, AQ40 Raid 60-70
Hellfire Citadel Hellfire Ramparts, The Blood Furnace, The Shattered Halls HFC, Ramps, BF, SHH Dungeon 58-70
Coilfang Reservoir The Slave Pens, The Underbog, Steamvault, Serpentshrine Cavern SP, UB, SV, SSC Dungeon & Raid 61-70
Auchindoun Mana-Tombs, Auchenai Crypts, Sethekk Halls, Shadow Labyrinth Auch, MT, Tombs, AC, Crypts, SH, Seth, SL, Slabs Dungeon 63-70
Caverns of Time Escape from Durnholde Keep, Black Morass, Battle for Mount Hyjal CoT, OH, Durn, BM, MH, Hyjal Dungeon & Raid 66-70
Tempest Keep Botanica, Mechanar, Arcatraz, The Eye TK, Bot, Mech, Arc Dungeon & Raid 69-70
Karazhan Karazhan Kara Raid 70
Gruul's Lair Gruul's Lair Gruul Raid 70
Hellfire Citadel Magtheridon's Lair Mag Raid 70
Black Temple Black Temple BT Raid 70
Amani Pass Zul'Aman ZA Raid 70
Isle of Quel'Danas Magisters' Terrace MGT Dungeon 70
Isle of Quel'Danas Sunwell Plateau SWP Raid 70

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Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): To use any Meeting Stone, it is only required that the character’s minimum level be 15. There is no maximum character level requirement for any Meeting Stone.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Meeting Stones now function similar to a Warlock Summon spell.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13):
    • You will no longer be kicked from the meeting stone queue when a player declines a group invite or when inviting someone that is already in a group.
    • You will now be informed that you have left the meeting stone queue when the group leader logs out.
    • Tanks and Healers will now be immediately added to the group by the meeting stone when they are the 5th member of the group.
    • You can now be added to a group by the meeting stone when that group contains characters that have disconnected.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Players now receive an error message if they try to join a meeting stone queue and are in a raid or are not the party leader.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07):
    • Innkeepers around the world now have a gossip option that lets you join a meeting stone directly from the innkeeper rather than going to the location of the meeting stone. Also these Innkeepers will now have background lore about each of the dungeons.
    • Levels Required for meeting stones have been increased. The intent is that a group will not receive party members from a meeting stone that don't really have a chance of completing the dungeon.
    • Meeting Stones have had their rules for what players are grouped with what other players relaxed. This means groups who use meeting stones (or innkeepers) should have their groups formed much more quickly than they were previously.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Added.

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