Noblegarden 2013

This year, Noblegarden runs from Sunday, April 2 and ends on April 9 on oceanic servers.

Spring robes with all the trimmings, inc. Spring rabbit pet

During Noblegarden, the towns of Azeroth and their immediate environs are liberally sprinkled with Noblegarden eggs for players to collect in a ravenous frenzy — er, in the spirit of sharing. These eggs contain treats fit for commoners and kings alike!

Taken from the Blizzard site

Not much has changed this year apart from the level requirement to purchase the Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit (now level 60). In addition to this, the Spring Rabbit’s Foot has also become a battle pet, just like other world event pets.

Swift Springstrider while wearing a tuxedo inc. matching bunny ears

Swift Springstrider – the Epic Ground Mount for 2012. Sold by Noblegarden Merchants (Horde) and Noblegarden Vendors (Alliance) for 500 Noblegarden Chocolates, as well as a rare drop from Brightly Coloured Eggs.

Black Spring Circlet (50 chocolates) – designed to go with the tuxedo.

Elegant Dress with Pink Circlet

Pink Spring Circlet (50 chocolates) – designed to go with the elegant dress.

For the complete guide, you can head over to WoWHead but for first timers, head to one of the following locations:

  • Horde
    • Bloodhoof Village in Mulgore
    • Brill in Tirisfal Glades
    • Falconwing Square in Eversong Woods
    • Razorhill in Durotar
  • Alliance
    • Azure Watch in Azuremyst Isle
    • Dolanaar in Teldrassil
    • Goldshire in Elwynn Forest
    • Kharanos in Dun Morogh

Noblegarden Bunny – spawn egg spot

Last year, I spent the first hour racing around as a Noblegarden Bunny, which soon became a very tedious task. However, I collected my 600 chocolates before handing them in, on the off chance I looted the mount from one of the last 100 eggs.

Since the addition of CRZ, the egg hunt may have been daunting for many but a recent hotfix has made it more bearable.

Darkmoon Rabbit

The Darkmoon Rabbit is here!

When I found him, he was just chilling in the cave.

Looking at him he just looks like any other cute and cuddly critter, right?

WRONG!

He’s a world boss with 72 million health, so he’s certainly no pushover.

In researching this post, I went to great lengths to bring you this info. This rabbit has one annoying and pretty painful ability.

He puts this debuff on anyone in melee range so if you can, try and stay at maximum range, have a large raid (he’s been killed with 40) or you’ll be looking at a lot of repair bills. He used to ignore hunter and warlock pets but this has since been fixed. Also, avoid the water line as he has been known to reset. If you die, release and run back.

However, successfully killing this creature will drop the Darkmoon Rabbit which one lucky person will win, as well as the following achievement – That Rabbit’s Dynamite! to everyone in the raid. This is something I hope to get one day on both counts, ever since I learnt about the guy on early beta :)

Proof that the fight is possible, as seen here on day one of the Faire

For those who don’t know, he’s based on a fictional beast from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

So for those of you looking to get a new pet and achievement… happy hunting!

Cooking in Pandaria

At the moment there are only two recipes available to learn from the cooking trainer. Fish cake (restores health and mana) and Pandaren meatballs (restores health). I managed to get a skill point every 1-3 Fish cakes but sadly, cooking the Fish cake only gets you to 530 before the recipe turns grey.

Cooking in Mists is tied in very heavily with The Tillers so if you’re serious about getting your cooking skill up, you’ll need to work on your Tillers reputation as well. Keep in mind that the dailies for The Tillers will only become available once you reach level 90.

Fishing in Pandaria

Fishing has just become available on the beta today.

With all the bugs with terrain – it was really hard to see where you’re going (pink sheets everywhere), it was only natural that I work on one of my professions; especially when I heard the splash of someone’s bobber in Dawn’s Blossom.

It appears that you get a skill point every 1-5 successful casts of fish. From what I can tell, they’ve opened up fishing all over the zone, though there doesn’t seem to be any distinction btwn what’s fished where. In the handful of spots I tried, both inland and coastal, I managed to fish something up.

In a sample of 100 successful casts, I managed to get:

  • Redbelly Mandarin x19
  • Jade Lungfish x18
  • Golden Carp x47
  • Junk x16

Not too bad in my book. Oddly enough, I’ve had a couple of empty loot windows… I wonder what I would have fished up otherwise?

The Jade Forest

  • Jade Lungfish
  • Redbelly Mandarin
  • Golden Carp

Valley of the Four Winds

  • Emperor Salmon
  • Krasarang Paddlefish
  • Golden Carp

The wreckages around Darkmoon Island were up but didn’t appear to be any different from the crate contents. The other day I managed to get a point up from two successful casts – three wreckage pools, gave me 5 crates and yielded two skill points.

Placeholder items can be pretty amusing at times.

Today, in Krasarang Wilds I found a very interesting spot. If you like Shipwreck debris, you’ll love this although they appear to be related to a daily quest.

So I thought I’d try fishing them up for fun. They gave me lots of Crates – generally one from each pool, although there was nothing unusual in them; as well as loose Azshara’s veil and volatile water.

OK, now I’m excited. Who needs a mushroom chair when you can have Nat’s Fishing Chair. It also looks like we’ll be getting Nat’s Hat at exalted rep with the man himself :P

More info when I find it…

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