Darkmoon Faire – 6.0 Edition

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!

Sound familiar?

Christoph VonFeasel

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.

Firebird’s Challenge

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.

Firebirds Challenge rings

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.

Racing-Treck

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.

Erinys

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.

Noblewoman

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.

OMG, It Does Exist!

After countless battles at the Darkmoon Faire, it finally happened. There were FOUR items in my Darkmoon Pet Supplies with a Darkmoon Eye sitting in the prime spot. I couldn’t believe it. I mean, it only took thirteen months to get one after all. When you consider that it technically took 13 weeks, it doesn’t sound that bad but we all know the sad truth, don’t we?

According to WoWHead there’s only a 1.9% chance to see one but that’s only counting the players who upload content so it’s only as accurate as the member base allows.

I bought mine after months of disappointment but even after caving and buying the pet, I was still determined to find one the old-fashioned way – plus it’s still an excellent way to level up an additional pet (in addition to the six I do most days). Generally I like to use my Lil’ Deathwing and Darkmoon Zeppelin while I level up whatever elemental pet I’m levelling that week.

Darkmoon Eye reward

Looks like Cool will be getting something special the next time he logs on.

Just /Dance

After countless Moonfang kills, I finally caved and bought Moon Moon from the AH. Sadly, it’s only one of several pets I’ve ended up purchasing lately but after getting everything other than the drop I really wanted, it’s one less thing to worry about. I did have the opportunity to try him out on the PTR but at the time I wasn’t aware of his dance emote. You really need to try it when you get a chance.

Moon Moon-dance

Make that two new pets today…

Harmonious Porcupette - Mistweaver Ku

If only the other Porcupette was that easy.

Waiting for Moonfang

I’ve been doing a lot of waiting lately, waiting for the Monstrous Spineclaw, waiting for Garnia, waiting for Zarhym… the list goes on.

It’s been two days since my first Moonfang sighting. I was excited like many for a chance at another pet as well as a more permanent version of Don Carlos’ Famous Hat companion. I had read the fight was like the Timeless Isle and Isle of Thunder rares where it’s not tied to a faction tag. Fantastic! It would also be as frequent as those on the Isle, woot! This proved true on the first night of the Faire.

At 7pm, I was ready to go through the portal, just like the other twenty odd players ready to give this new Darkmoon boss a go.

It only took a couple of minutes for her to spawn and even quicker for her to die. I was able to loot Moonfang’s Pelt which seems to be a guaranteed drop per character and an easy 10 Darkmoon tickets right there.

The video shows my second kill since the fight took a bit longer. I’ve found it is possible to avoid her Leap for the Kill ability if you’re ranged though, you just have to be on the ball.

When I looted my third Moonfang Paw (which you can see in the video) I thought it might be an idea to try my luck with another toon. This proved harder as the night wore on as less and less people turned up.

Waiting for Moonfang

I’m now up to my 13th (or so) kill with no pet to show for it. In fact, I’ve managed to get everything else several times over on a total of five toons but it’s a little annoying when you wait for her to spawn, watch her evade and reset several times because someone has kited her too far away from the clearing only to find there’s nothing to loot.

The latest set of hotfixes (7 Oct 2013) has rectified this:

Moonfang should now always drop something when defeated

Something I noticed earlier when I looted 2x Sharp Claws.

I just hope this doesn’t turn out to be another Darkmoon Eye (which I still haven’t seen in my Feasel bag).

Well, a few days to go still… hope your luck is better than mine.

Moonfang

There’s a new world boss at the Darkmoon Faire. The best part is she’s not faction tagged like the Darkmoon Rabbit but you will need to summon her by killing a number of Moonfang Snarlers followed by Moonfang Dreadhowls on the western side of Darkmoon Island. Once enough have been killed, Moonfang will appear.

Moonfang

Moonfang (174.5M) has several abilities:

Moonfang howl

To see the fight, check out the video.

She can drop a number of items:

Shimmering Moonstone – only available while the Faire is up

See Moon Moon’s animations and pet abilities.

Moonfang's Paw costume

Moonfang’s Paw – Moonfang costume

Moonfang Shroud

Moonfang Shroud – wolf mask

Moonfang’s Paw – transmoggable fist weapon
Moonfang’s Pelt – quest which rewards some gold and 10 Darkmoon tickets

It appears you can summon her every hour.

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