Lunar Festival 2013
The Lunar Festival is a 2-week event based on Chinese New Year and will run between the 27th January and 10th February.
Sadly, there’s not much to add other than pets becoming battle pets although this would have been the perfect opportunity to inject some new life into one of my favourite world events. I mean, we’re in Pandaria. Come on, Blizz.
For more info about this event, you can follow this guide.
If you managed to get the achievements done in previous years, there’s really not a lot to do. Last year, there was only one new achievement which required you to honour the 9 new Elders introduced in Cataclysm (bringing the total number of Elders to 84).
Elder Sekhemi in Uldum – (32, 63) Located at Ruins of Ammon
Elder Menkhaf in Uldum – (66, 19) Located at Khartut’s Tomb (north-east to the big statue)
Elder Windsong in Hyjal – (27, 62) Located at Santuary of Malorne
Elder Evershade in Nordrassil – (63, 23) Next to the Inn, Alliance side portal
Elder Stonebrand in the Temple of Earth – (50, 55) Located at the Entrance of the Temple
Elder Deepforge in Deepholm – (28, 69) Located at Stonehearth
Elder Firebeard in Twilight Highlands – (51, 71) Located at Dunward Town Square of Dunward Ruins
Elder Darkfeather in Twilight Highlands – (52, 33) Located at Thundermar Ruins
Elder Moonlance in Vashj’ir – (57, 86) Located at Biel’aran Ridge, Shimmering Expanse
These faction-specific vanity pets cost 50x Coins of Ancestry each. The good news is, they are BoE meaning you will be able to trade them on the neutral AH to collect both.
With so many Elders to visit, it will be easy getting enough coins to buy the pet. However, I found it faster to accumulate the coins from Northrend as they are more tightly packed, as well as the new Cata ones for the achievement. All-in-all, you’ll be getting a lot of flying miles. What a shame there’s no frequent flyer program :P
So hurray for Pet collectors and Happy New Year – especially to the Snakes out there!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!