TICKETS, PLEASE: A LOOK AT DARKMOON FAIRE’S TICKET REWARD SYSTEM

It’s the first full week of the month, and among other things, that means that the Darkmoon Faire is in town — That town being Shattrath City, at least for February. We’ve said a few things about the Faire in the past, but I’d like to get into the meat of the thing, so you can figure out how to get all you can out of Silas and his merry band before they head out for another month, or at least start your preparations for


their next gig in Elwynn Forest. that date, I’d like to talk about the ticket system, that lovely process whereby Gelvas Grimegate turns Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets into loot. Fellow blogger Robin Torres posted a good introduction to the system a few months back, but I’d like to expand it a bit and see what we can find out about how it works and why — or whether — you should take advantage of it.

Check it out after the jump!

BLOOD PACT: THE REAL LUNAR FESTIVAL

Between Arenas, V’Ming spends his duration as a lock laughing ominously in AV, tanking Olm with his own minions and pondering troll fashion from Zul’Aman. He’s recently started to plumb the depths of SSC with his 0/21/40 build and bragging about 8k shadow bolts.

Today being the first day of the lunar new year (for the eastern hemisphere at least), I shall lay my shadow bolts down and talk about something close to my roots: the Lunar Festival. Hey, even evil warlocks come from somewhere, you know.

WoW’s Lunar Festival is based pretty closely on the real life Lunar New Year that millions celebrate all around the world. It’s a really nice gesture on Blizzard’s part to move in-game festivities each year to match the real life celebrations, as Lunar New Year doesn’t fall on the same day each year on the
‘normal’ or Gregorian calendar. In fact the 15-day festival is determined by the lunisolar calendar, and it begins on the first day with a new moon of the new lunar year. that is the third year we’re having the Lunar Festival in WoW:

2006 – The Lunar New Year was on Jan 29; WoW’s Lunar Festival was held Jan 27 to Feb 14.
2007 – The Lunar New Year was on Feb 18; WoW’s Lunar Festival was held Feb 16 to Mar 8.
2008 – The Lunar New Year is on Feb 7; WoW’s Lunar Festival started yesterday and will continue till February 23rd.

 

What happens during WoW’s Lunar Festival, besides Asian-style outfits, fireworks and funky red decor around towns?