There are several new additions to the Darkmoon Faire including a new challenger for pet battlers. In some regards, he’s Jeremy Feasel‘s twin but there are clear differences.
Look at me, now look at my horse, now look back at me, are I not the most impressive battler of pets that you have ever seen?
Look now at my compatriot over there. Is he on a horse? Of course not! Is his hat made of fireworks? Not in a million years! Everything about me is more impressive, from my coat color to my last name, which I made myself.
Dare you step up to the might of Christoph Willikens Dennis Ragnaros VonFeasel the First?
I can see you trembling!
Christoph VonFeasel <Grand Master Pet Tamer>
Syd (Aquatic) – Water Jet, Whirlpool, Bubble
Mr. Pointy (Beast) – Impale, Trihorn Charge, Trihorn Shield
Otto (Beast) – Trample, Feed, Darkmoon Curse
Defeating him will give you a sack of Greater Darkmoon Pet Supplies which have a chance to contain Syd the Squid.
The battle wasn’t too bad, in fact it was rather amusing at the end but having to listen to the sound of that cow >.<
Tomorrow I’ll work on another team and probably use the opportunity to level up a certain familial pet each month after it hits live servers, just like his relative.
A new daily requires you to fly through a series of rings (just like the Alysrazor fight in Firelands). The aim is to stack as many charges to your Wings of Flame buff before the buff falls off giving you only 10 seconds to reach the next ring. The challenge not only comes from knowing the route and anticipating which direction to go next, you’ll be competing with other players so timing is everything.
There are three achievements associated with the daily:
The last achievement rewards a pair of Blazing Wings but in the meantime, here’s what you can expect.
A racing circuit involves a series of quests like First Test Race: 1 Lap where you’re required to hit certain markers along the route. A number of spring and teleporting boosts can help you while zeppelins are designed to hinder. The Powerup Pitstop located next to the quest giver can even summon rabbits who taunt.
Head down into the Cavern of Lament at ~74, 38, right under the submerged shipwreck, previously known as the underwater cavern. Kill one of the elites named Erinys to loot Broken Promises where you’ll receive a Ring of Broken Promises as a reward.
Also of note is the new vendor called Chester who sells vestments and oddities. At the moment he only stocks two items:
I’ll be sure to buy both items when the time comes. I may even wear it with my High Society Top Hat.
As the nights get cooler on this side of the world, what better time to warm yourselves against a virtual flame? Midsummer Fire Festival is just revving up and although there’s nothing new to do if you’ve completed all your achievements already, you can still pick up a Crown of the Fire Festival if you’ve previously completed A Thief’s Reward. If you’re like me, you destroy yours every year just so you can save a bag slot.
This year, Cool was kind enough to create a banner just for the occasion so check out the one on his site if you’d like to see a higher resolution.
Oh and if you haven’t picked up a Qiraji Guardling yet, they’ve already been spotted outside the gates and ruins of AQ.
I’m not sure if anything is in the cards for this years Noblegarden event but whether there is or there isn’t, I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful and peaceful Easter celebration.
A very special thanks to Coolidge for illustrating this event for me. He did a great job capturing Cymre (in my chosen outfit) and I had fun adding these background elements. As always, if you’d like to see a higher resolution, check out his blog.
It just dawned on me that I didn’t get to try any Easter themed chocolate this year so please have an extra egg or bunny for me.
After years of trying to get the mask from the Love is in the Air boss, I finally received the Vile Fumigator’s Mask in my Heart-Shaped Box. Best of all it was on Cymre – my mog queen. According to WoWHead, it’s a 6% drop but that seems higher than it really is.
I was excited to use it after seeing all the people around me getting one so I wanted to try it on Cool until I realised I had to use it on an enemy. Unfortunately, he was in the shrine while I was on the Isle so I was going to try the mask out later but I forgot about server maintenance.
For now, I’ll leave you with these pics I took last year.
Hmm, I wonder what sort of costume I can create for this… hopefully I can pull something together from her wardrobe without having to farm anything. Too bad it’s not moggable though.
Now if only I could loot the rocket as well… might be another few years on that one with a 0.03% drop.
In other news, I’ve collected another rare item from Timesink Isle.
I suspect the Eroded Cliffdwellers felt a sense of impending claustrophobia after kiting one into the cave the other night. All it took was three more kills to get my Glinting Pile of Stone.
Hallelujah, only four to go!
By the way, if you’re a fan of Cool’s art, check out his new blog.
There doesn’t appear to be anything new this year so if you’ve collected all your achievements, recipes and festival outfits, you won’t have much to do at all. As usual, you can check out the one on WoWHead for a full guide.
I decided to try and collect all the outfits (including the pant sets) this year so I’ll be visiting a number of elders to buy the three off the vendor. To begin, I needed some runecloth and firebloom for the festival dress and pant suit so I headed to BRD and Searing Gorge for each of them respectively.
After logging back on my priest, I headed over to Winterspring to see if I could find any Snowy Owls around. I happened to find one pretty easily so if you’re still missing one from your collection, now is a great time to get one.
Chinese New Year falls on the 31st January so Kung Hei Fat Choi to all the Horses and other zodiacs out there.
There are several new additions for 2013 including the Rotten Little Helper – a new battle pet from the Stolen Present daily reward. I managed to get mine off the third try (see below).
Rotten Little Helper (Humanoid)
Abilities: Club, Booby-Trapped Presents, Greench’s Gift, Ice Lance, Ice Tomb, Call Blizzard.
Note that while the Rotten Helper Box is rare, the pet itself is uncommon and can be caged so expect to see these in the AH. It’s also been reported that a couple of SoO bosses are dropping the santa hats.
The special gift will be the Crashin’ Thrashin’ Flyer Controller found under your faction’s capital city tree as well as two achievements – Crashin’ Thrashin’ Flyer and The Danger Zone.
Players will also be able to purchase the 2012 Winter Veil gifts: Foot Ball and The Pigskin from Toy Vendors Blax Bottlerocket, Clockwork Assistant, Craggle Wobbletop, and Jepetto Joybuzz if exalted with the vendor’s faction.
You’re a Mean One… (daily) requires you to save Metzen the Reindeer and recover some stolen treats after defeating The Abominable Greench. Completing the quest rewards you with a Stolen Present and a small chance to contain a Lump of Coal which can summon Lumpy as well as a Miniature Winter Veil Tree.
Just make your way to the Growless Cave in the Alterac Mountains (south of the Ruins of Alterac) to find the Greench standing guard outside his cave.
There’s no need to race and tag but you may require a group of 2 or 3 to kill him.
Taken from Wowhead
He randomly casts Abominable Crush on players or other objects (winter veil trees) that appear throughout the fight – You’re supposed to run out of it like with Blitz from the first boss of Grim Batol (otherwise huge damage and getting knocked in the air = +fall damage). Snow Crash freezes a player for 6 seconds and deals a bit of damage. This can NOT be cancelled with PvP trinket! It’s cast by the Snowman spawned from Throw Strange Snowman. It is reported that you can avoid Snow Crash if you move far enough away from the Snowman. The Abominable Greench doesn’t hit that hard himself, but the freeze makes it really hard to kill solo unless you have quite good gear and are a blood DK you have to find a small group, maybe a healer but if everyone runs out of Abominable Crush there isn’t that much damage coming. Throw Winter Veil Tree is also cast during the encounter. The Winter Veil Tree is a valid target for Abominable Crush.
Once he’s defeated, multiple gift bags will spawn which any player can loot. As long as you loot a bag and speak to Metzen within 5 minutes of the Greench’s death, you will complete both criteria for an easy hand-in.
A-Caroling We Will Go requires you to use your Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater (also available to purchase from the General Goods vendor) to carol in your enemy capital cities during the Feast of Winter Veil.
In 2012, we had the transition of Winter Veil pets into Battle Pets:
with the addition of several animations:
The best part is they no longer cost a Snowball to summon.
For more info, check out WoWHead’s complete Feast of Winter Veil 2013 Guide.