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Hallow's End Guide (Oct. 18th - 31st)
2011/10/18 at 12:02 AM
It's that time of the year again--ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks unite!
hits Azeroth today.
Hallow's End is one of my favorite holidays in World of Warcraft. Running from from
October 18 - October 31
, the holiday invites players to gather candy, wands, food, masks, and even vanity pets from inn keepers all over the in-game world.
Before we get onto our guide, we'd like to cover the immediate changes for those who already are familiar with the event. There are quite a few with this event for this year, including new items and a new currency system:
Gone are the days of trick-or-treating hourly for a chance at an extremely rare mask or a rare vanity item. Instead, the event has been streamlined into a vendor and daily system, very similar to
. One new vanity pet,
, makes its appearance here on a vendor, for example; meanwhile, old favorites, such as
have been made purchasable. There's also
from a short questline and
from vendors which is a fun campfire.
Tricky treats are obtained through dailies and the pumpkins spread throughout in
Harvest Festival Begins (Sept. 6th - 13th)
2011/09/06 at 1:10 PM
is a small celebration to honor the fallen heroes of the Horde and Alliance. This year it runs from September 6th through the 13th, transforming the outside of Orgrimmar and Ironforge into feasts. While overall the holiday has few rewards and is an extremely minor world event, any change of scenery is a good thing--especially one that leads right up to Brewfest!
Festive tables full with food can be found outside of Orgrimmar and Ironforge, from which players can have their fill of food and drink as they celebrate the memory of their faction's fallen champions. You can hold up to 20 of each of these foods, and they do not expire, so they make great meals for alts!
Honoring a Hero
There is only one short quest chain available during the Harvest Festival, with both Horde and Alliance versions, and you pick it right up where the festival is taking place. For this quest, you are sent to show respect to one of your faction's most honored heroes--Grom Hellscream for members of the Horde and Uther Lightbringer for members of the Alliance. Miyari took the time to write up a brief quest gui
Midsummer Fire Festival Guide
2011/06/20 at 5:46 PM
It's officially summer and that means it's time for the
Midsummer Fire Festival
to begin! The festivities just went live in Europe a couple of hours ago; unfortunately, those of us who play on US servers will have to wait until just past midnight of June 21st to begin celebrating. At any rate, we have our guide updated with the new loot from the event and are updating coordinates as they come in from those who use
our Wowhead client
. Most of them are correct in our guide, but a few have been moved with the changes that Cataclysm wrought--for example, the
fires seem to have been removed--and we'll be updating them as soon as possible.
Updated Loot Drops
We've previewed these before, but there are updated capes for adventurers and a new Scythe (which does not scale well with Cataclysm's changes to stats, as it only has stamina) from the
encounter and its reward bag as well. These capes look especially nice for alts.
The Frost Lord's War Cloak
The Frost Lord's Battle Shroud
Shroud of Winter's Chill
Cloak of the Frigid Winds
Frostscythe of Lord Ahune
New Bonfire Locations
Many bonfires have had their locations slightly shifted or completely moved with the
Get Ready for WoW's 7th Anniversary: A Guide to Collecting Tabards
2011/05/14 at 8:56 PM
With datamined on the PTR, it’s time to give tabards another look. If this goes live, it appears that for this year’s anniversary you can transform the appearance of your tabard, possibly into ones you’ve previously obtained. And even if this goes the way of the dance studio, it’s still a good time to brush up on available tabard options with the new achievement
in patch 4.1.
This guide is organized by tabards that were introduced in each expansion as well as the means for obtaining them. When changing factions, many tabards will convert accordingly as we’ve noted below. Also, if you destroy some tabards (PvP, BC reputation, select achievement rewards), they can be obtained again from
in major cities. Some rare tabards cannot be replaced and we’ve noted them as such. Other common tabards for Wrath/Cataclysm are cheap and you can simply buy them back for a few silver from their respective quartermasters.
Children's Week (May 1 - 7) Guide, Including 4.1 Changes
2011/04/29 at 10:07 AM
It's been a while since a holiday has gotten a serious rehaul, but
starts this weekend and it's going to change that. This year the event features a redone quest chain for the initial leg of quests that take place in Azeroth, inviting you and your orphan to tour the changes Cataclysm has wrought. There are some clever additions to the questline as well, notably new ice creams that are served up specifically for the holiday at a mage run shop called
Cone of Cold
and dragon kites to fly with your orphan. Both the kites and the shop can be found in each faction's major capital city.
Additionally, there are two new rewards for those pet collectors:
(reward for new Azeroth quest chain) and
(reward for old Outland quest chain). This means if you've done this event every year, you'll still have a reason to check out this year's celebration.
As usual, we also have
a comprehensive guide
to share with the Wowhead community that outlines everything you need to know about the event in a lot of detail.
Children's Week: New Quests Guide
Noblegarden Guide (Apr 24 - 30)
2011/04/23 at 10:44 AM
is coming up this weekend and Wowhead is here to help. As with before, you can find out what vanity pets there are to add to your collection, how to get
Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit
, and every last detail you need to become a noble by using
our in-depth guide
If you have comments or questions about the guide and/or the event itself, post them here and we'll try to give you a hand. Have a great weekend collecting eggs--both virtual and real ones, if you celebrate!
And hey, while you're celebrating the spirit of Spring in-game, remember to check out
the Noblegarden contest
we're running with WoW Official Magazine. We've had a great response so far! It's been a lot of fun watching people try to figure out the puzzles we've whipped up.
Blizzard on Known Issues with Love is in the Air
2011/02/06 at 5:04 PM
Apparently, Deathwing did a bit of a number on the
Love is in the Air
festival when he wrecked all of Azeroth. European Blizzard poster Nephadne offers some feedback and work-arounds for known issues affecting this year's event!
Of course, don't forget to check out our
Love is in the Air guide
Read the full Blizzard post after the break!
Love is in the Air Guide! (Feb 6 - 20)
2011/02/04 at 7:06 PM
Ah, love is in the air - along with horrible chemicals and poisons as well! What the heck! Love is in the Air starts on Sunday, and (as usual) we've got an updated
for you guys!
This year, the
Love is in the Air
event runs from
. So far, the event looks to be the same as last year's updated event, which features a special seasonal boss -
! You can queue up for this encounter by speaking to Steamwheedle Shyster, located in
(by the Trade District Auction House) or in
(near the path to Grommash Hold). Each day you'll have a chance to receive special, fun items from the
- maybe even a
Big Love Rocket
! In addition, the necklaces dropped by Hummel have been updated to level 85 and are now item level 346 and rare quality!
Winking Eye of Love
Shard of Pirouetting Happiness
Sweet Perfume Brooch
Choker of the Pure Heart
Lunar Festival Guide! (Jan 23 - Feb 13)
2011/01/22 at 5:30 PM
It's that time of year again! The Lunar Festival has come - and we have a
This year, the Lunar Festival runs from
. So far, the event looks to be mostly the same - no new Dungeon Finder boss or anything of that nature.
It's worth mentioning that due to the Cataclysm, some Elder locations have been changed! Most Elders locations have changed only slightly, as they remain in the same general area - it's just that the general area itself may have moved!
We have now updated all 2011 event Elder locations, thanks to our community and a bit of elbow grease (let's hear it for
)! You guys should still feel free make any clarifications in this thread or by contacting us directly at ! As always, we appreciate every bit of feedback provided - after all, we write these guides for
Enjoy the Lunar Festival!
Wowhead's Christmas Present To You 2010
2010/12/25 at 4:29 PM
Didn't think we forgot about you guys, did you? We've got another great Wowhead holiday wallpaper from
You can check out and download previous years' wallpapers
Winter Veil 2010 Guide
2010/12/14 at 7:00 PM
Miyari has updated our
Winter Veil Guide
Deck the halls with boughs of
, and have a merry
! It's that time of year again, when kids run playfully through the streets tossing
s at one another, old friends will gather to exchange gifts, and the fine gentlegoblins of
come once again to bless us with their delightful yearly gift packages (and fruitcake). Cheers!
Remember that we'll be updating the guide with new content as we go, so if you see something missing, just notify us in the comment thread here!
The event goes live at
Wednesday, December 15th!
Elemental Boss Portals Open Until Further Notice
2010/11/22 at 9:46 PM
Bashiok just announced an "Elemental Portal Fire Sale" on the official forums:
All four elemental portals are open until further notice.
Elemental Invasion Guide
If you're looking to grab some last minute gear from
Crown Princess Theradras
Grand Ambassador Flamelash
, now's the time to do it!
Due to your valiant efforts in protecting the key invasion cities, the four boss portals are now 'permanently' open. If you need anything from inside the portals, or maybe you dropped your keys in there, now is the time to go through and get them.
Initial reports from shaman in the area that were available at time of publishing suggest that this is hinting at something far more sinister. One such shaman, a one 'Krunkmaster' from Proudmoore was quoted as saying "This is hinting at something far more sinister."
You'll want to stay tuned to the World of Warcraft community site for the latest developments on this and other events.
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