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    Patch 4.3 Preview - The All New Darkmoon Faire

    Patch 4.3 Preview - The All New Darkmoon Faire
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Step right up and prepare to be amazed!

    It’s incredible! It’s unbelievable! You’ll be dazzled. You’ll be amazed! You aren’t prepared for the Darkmoon Faire, ‘cause it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Don’t be shy now, don’t be bashful, step right up for a tantalizing glimpse of what we’ve got in store for you when patch 4.3 arrives!

    That old thing?

    No, no, no, Clem. The Darkmoon Faire isn’t what it used to be and it isn’t where it used to be. The management hasn’t changed but the Faire certainly has. It’s a whole new animal. Tickets? You don’t need those old tickets, just rip ‘em right up, ‘cause we’ve got new tickets! Out with the old, in with the new -- new quests, that is! Things have changed ‘round here: we’ve got an island all to ourselves now, and what an island it is. Mist-shrouded Darkmoon Island is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma. It’s a place of mystery and wonder, and you wouldn’t believe the deals we made to get it… or who we made ‘em with. But never mind that, just follow me right through here and I’ll show you what the Darkmoon Faire is all about.

    All new! All spectacular!

    Catch a show at the marvelous main stage or witness a dazzling fireworks display. But don’t stare too long or you might miss the stunning spectacles that surround you. Gaze in awe of our magical menagerie, get your fortune told by the amazing Sayge, go on a pony ride, experience the healthful effects of carnival food, and more!

    Of course, there’s more to the Darkmoon Faire than just fantastic shows and culinary delights. You can still turn in your Darkmoon Cards, but you wouldn’t just come here for measly ol’ cards when there’s so much more to see, experience, and win. Yes, win! You like dancing bears, right? Everybody likes dancing bears. Even bears like dancing bears. How about a dancing bear… you can ride!

    That’s not all! We have adorable companion pets includin’ a fez-wearing monkey, a plethora of profession recipes, toys, balloons, souvenirs, delectable carnival snacks and beverages, heirlooms for the little ones, and even replicas of long-lost suits of armor that we’re offering for your Transmogrification needs. You can also make your mark with new achievements and titles. All it takes to earn these fabulous rewards is a few Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets and a good reputation with the carnies. How do ya get your grubby mitts on some tickets? I’m glad you asked!

    Step right up! Try your luck! Everyone’s a winner!

    Have we got games? You bet we’ve got games, and they’re so easy to play an orc could do it. Just head on over to the midway, buy some Darkmoon Game Tokens, and get ready to play. Easy to learn, difficult to master, anyone can play and everyone can win. Just lay your tokens down for a chance at winning Darkmoon Prize Tickets playing games like Whack-a-Gnoll, the Tonk Battle Royale, the Cannon, Ring Toss, the Shooting Gallery, and more! Five games are there to test your skills at any one time. The better you play, the easier it is to win a bucket of Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets! Once a month, you’ve got a shot at tickets, and the fun never stops ‘cause you can play as many times as you like. But that’s not the only way to win big!

    The Darkmoon Faire Field Guide

    It’s your passport to riches, my friend. Y’see, we need a few things -- just some junk, nothing valuable to a big hero like you. We call ‘em Darkmoon Artifacts, and there’s all different kinds to be found all over Azeroth. The Darkmoon Field Guide helps you discover artifacts while you’re explorin’ dungeons, slayin’ monsters, and fightin’ in Battlegrounds. Without a guide, you’d never notice ‘em, and it’ll help keep you focused on the stuff we want. Whether you just reached level 10, or you’ve crushed the biggest baddies in the land, we need somethin’ from nearly everybody. You won’t have to go too far out of your way to get ‘em and each month you’ll get a new opportunity to seek out an Artifact for us. What do you get out of the deal? Don’t you worry, you’ll get your cut. When you bring a Darkmoon Artifact back to us, you’ll get valuable experience (it builds character, you know!), earn a better reputation, and possibly earn precious Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets too!

    Oh, did I mention that you can use the Field Guide to get to Darkmoon Island whenever the Darkmoon Faire’s monthly extravaganza is up and running?

    So, you want to work in show business?

    Maybe you’d like a little peek behind the scenes, eh? Want to see what it takes to run the greatest show on Azeroth? Well, it’s not all sunshine and cotton candy, my friend. There are beasts to heal, food to cook, and buildings to fix. If you’re willing help keep the show going and put your skills to work, you’ll not only impress us, but you can get experience, Darkmoon Prize Tickets, and even polish up your skills -- up to five skill points per profession, per Faire week, if you’re good at what you do!

    Darkmoon Deathmatch!

    Like any good carnival, the Darkmoon Faire has a shady side. You can leave the skilled labor to the suckers and go for a faster score instead. If you’ve got the minerals, the Darkmoon Deathmatch offers an experience unparalleled since the Gurubashi Arena. Pitmaster Pei has a big old treasure chest just brimming with goodies and Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets that he’ll drag out into the Darkmoon Deathmatch Pit every three hours or so. Everybody wants it, so if you want a piece of the action you’ll just have to jump in and prove that you’re the toughest one in the Pit.

    Oh, the Faire is perfectly safe, Clem. Just don’t wander into the woods.

    Now, now, don’t panic. Darkmoon Isle might be a bit spooky, but except for the Deathmatch Pit, the Faire itself is completely safe, I guarantee it. It’s a sanctuary even, and we won’t let anybody’s beef ruin the fun. The shadowy woods surroundin’ the fair are another thing entirely, though. I wouldn’t say that people have disappeared into those woods never to return, but, well… people disappear into those woods never to return. So watch your step , and your back, when you leave the Faire. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

    Mark your calendar

    Now that you know how amazing the new Darkmoon Faire is, you won’t want to miss it. Just take a look at your in-game calendar, and the Darkmoon Faire dates will show up there on the first week of every month. Darkmoon Faire barkers and displays will also pop up in every capital city to herald the arrival of the Faire. Silas Darkmoon himself has even started up a mailer to make sure that no one misses out!

    Hitch a ride

    During the first week of each month, convenient Darkmoon Faire outposts with Darkmoon Portals will appear in Elwynn Forest and Mulgore, offering free rides to Darkmoon Island and the Faire!

    Darkmoon Mages in capital cities and on Darkmoon Island will also be around to help you get between the Faire and various capital cities. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, so naturally you’re obliged to compensate them for their services.

    The all new Darkmoon Faire is coming to Darkmoon Island in patch 4.3. Don’t miss it!

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    Sweet, finally a proper way to get exalted with it !
    - wyrd bið ful aræd -

    I know many that couldn't when they should because they didn't want when they could.

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    The Lightbringer ForsakenFrodo's Avatar
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    Pretty cool, never thought they'd touch that event again.

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    oh wow, that's beyond amazing. 4.3 is going to be the best patch in WoW history, hands down. so much fun stuff!

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    I wants me that Fez-Wearing Monkey! :3

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    The Patient axolotls's Avatar
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    New pets? I'm all over that.

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    Banned Barthos's Avatar
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    maybe they'll finally open up that Darkmoon Faire achievement block that they had back during ulduar.

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    Fluffy Parrot Marlamin's Avatar
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    Looks like Gilneas! Also:
    Mist-shrouded Darkmoon Island is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma.
    MISTS OF PANDARIA hint hint (credits to trollium for noticing like a boss)

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    Wow that looks great . Finaly a refresh of The Darkmoon Fair !

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    The Patient Divr's Avatar
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    Dancing bear mount sounds well, this looks like where we will be able to get those old removed armour sets (possibly even t3 maybe?)
    I know not with what weapons WWIII will be fought, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones. ~Albert Einstein

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    I'm just looking forward to it being in ONE spot from now on.

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    High Overlord Astronomy's Avatar
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    That seems fun. Doing something apart from dailies, raid or pvp.

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    Looks pretty good, I reckon I'l have to have a look into it. Interested in what armor they have for transmorgification...

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    New Gurubashi Arena 3 hour chest event... wonder if its going to have a set of achi the same as the arena master ones...

    Is there going to be a whack-a-gnome? That would be awesome!

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    Herald of the Titans Marston's Avatar
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    Looks awesome. I'm eagerly awaiting this. :3

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    Where my Cannon ride!!!!??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalx View Post
    oh wow, that's beyond amazing. 4.3 is going to be the best patch in WoW history, hands down. so much fun stuff!
    Erm, really? How can you even say that without any word on actual content? The darkmoon faire is honestly a waste of resources, and I know this will just become another daily quest hub.

    DMF has ALLLLLWAYS been dead, for YEARS.

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    The Lightbringer Calzaeth's Avatar
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    Hah. I haven't been this exited for a patch in... forever!
    If you add me on Steam, Skype or whatever program/client I share my info for, please write something to identify you in the "Dude/gal wants to join your club"-message. Just so I know that an actual human is on the other end :P

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    I wonder how this will affect the reputation gains for those that are going for "The Insane".

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    "and even replicas of long-lost suits of armor that we’re offering for your Transmogrification needs."

    I'M SOLD!

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