Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Darkmoon Update

Darkmoon Faire has always been kind of a fringe activity to me.   I checked it out once or twice,  looked at the quests;   collect 100 cat's paws, 1000 sharpening stones...etc etc.   Seemed a little too grindy for me.  However with the upcoming changes in 4.3 it sounds like it could get a little less grindy and a bit more fun. 

The Darkmoon Field Guide sounds like it could help with the collecting, if it works like the rumors say it will.  Supposedly it "auto-loots" the necessary items for the Faire, if the Guide is in your immediate possession.   Hmmm,  this could be a nice quality-of-life upgrade.

I can see it now,  "Let's go farming!",  find the area where X item drops, X being the necessary Darkmoon item.  Have your pet go round up a bunch and bring them back, explosive trap, multishot, etc, etc.   Rinse, repeat.   Almost like the AOE looting that people been asking for since Warhammer came out 3 years ago.

Something else about this Darkmoon Faire change,  one week a month, the Faire will be on it's own island  somewhere on Azeroth.  You can't fly or swim there on your own, you can only get there during that one week when the carnival barkers and flight paths are open.   1 question I haven't seen answered yet,  is what about the other weeks?  Will the Faire still travel to Mulgore, Elwynn and Shattrath on the other weeks?

Besides the new mini-games introduced in the area,  there's also going to be a Death-Match/Gurubashi Arena type area.   Kind of a "There can be only One!" situation.   And this will officiated by a certain Pitmaster Pei.

Pei? Sounds a little Eastern in it's origin.  Panda perhaps? hmmm... We shall see.

The whole announcement can be found here....The All New Darkmoon Faire.

All in all I think it will be a nice upgrade to check out, something cool for the casual.

4.3 is really starting to look good.


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