Hello everyone and welcome to day 7 of my 30 Day World of Warcraft Challenge that is counting down the days to the release of Shadowlands! Every day in November I will be posting about World of Warcraft based on the prompt list below. Today’s prompt is ‘event’ and I’m sharing with you three World of Warcraft events that I enjoy.
I’d love for you to join me in my countdown to Shadowlands and you can do so in any way you wish. I wanted this challenge to be open to all players whether they be raiders, casual, new to the game or veterans. It’s also completely open to interpretation as to how you respond to the challenge; write it, draw it, vlog it, post it on social media, whatever works for you.
Day 7 – Event
Events in World of Warcraft take place all year round, ranging from seasonal to plot-based ones such as invasions. In Legion, micro-holidays were added that offered fun brief events to take part in. Big or small events add another dynamic to the game which I find enjoyable and today I’m sharing with you the three World of Warcraft events that I enjoy the most.
Fey-Drunk Darter Event
Hidden in the wilds of the mountains of Tirisfal Glades is Whispering Forest. There in the centre of the woods is a mysterious circle of mushrooms known as a faerie ring. Every 15 minutes something magical happens; Fey-Drunk Darters appear and begin to sing. As they sing light begins to stream from them to the centre of the circle, an unspoken ritual taking place. Other creatures step forth from the forest to bear witness.
And then just as quickly as it started, it’s gone, the creatures and the sprite darters fading back into the forest once more. No one knows what the ritual is about and Blizzard has never shed any light on it. It’s been speculated that the faerie dragons may be trying to heal some of the damage done to the land, but no one knows for sure. However, with the introduction of music rolls in Warlords of Draenor players can collect a music roll (item) when the event ends from a faerie dragon nest that spawns in the middle of the circle. It’s the song the Fey-Drunk Darters sing.
What I love about this event isn’t just that it’s faerie dragon oriented, it’s the mystery of the whole ritual. As an Alliance player, I had no idea this event even existed until music rolls were introduced and I had a reason to seek it out. These little Fey-Drunk Darters had been going about their magical little sing-song for four years and all that time I had no clue. I really do love how much effort the designers put into adding these little extras in for players to find through their own exploration.
Trial of Style
Considering how much I adore transmog, is it any surprise that Trial of Style is on this list? ;P One of the new micro-holidays added in Legion, Trial of Style is basically a fashion show and also provides players with a chance to gain new transmogs.
It’s not so much about competing against other players or even getting the new transmogs for me. Like the chance to challenge myself especially with a time limit. It’s why I frequently do Trial of Style on characters that I have a smaller selection of items such as mail and plate instead of my cloth users. When I create transmog sets for Transmog Tuesday or my own characters I’ve spent at least an hour looking through items to get the perfect combination. In Trial of Style, you have 2 and a half minutes, so it’s a completely different experience!
I’ve also had fun running it alongside my friend Dirk, and no, we don’t cheat. It’s not about voting for each other because we play for fun and can win on our own merits easily enough. We chat about the other entries, ooohing and aahing at the good ones and cringing at the bad ones, while also laughing at our epic fails too. Let me tell you, Dirk’s ‘Freestyle’ entries are a sight to be seen… or not depending on how bad they are! 😀
I may be a tiny bit obsessed with all things Moonkin, so naturally, I adore the Moonkin Festival. I’m sure there are people who think this micro-holiday is terribly pointless, but for me, this day filled with cuteness overload is something we all need in our lives.
In Moonglade players get a special look at how a Moonkin hatchling grows up to become an adult Moonkin. They accompany a hatchling along to very important classes; dancing, moonfiring and sleeping! Once the hatchling has had their training they are able to travel and accompany players into the wider world. Players can then take part in a couple more activities with their Moonkin hatchling, and it will accompany them for the remainder of the day.
Overall this event is just made to make people smile and is about having fun, and that’s exactly what we all need sometimes.
Over to You
As much as I love seasonal World of Warcraft events such as Noblegarden and Hallow’s End (which I wrote about last week!), three’s my limit and these three are just that bit more fun to me. As much as I enjoy the seasonal events there’s still that grinding element to them which makes them more work and less play. Or, there’s nothing new to see or gain from them and so they just go unobserved because there is no point doing them. Which is a shame but with a game as large as WoW that’s the way it is; there’s just not enough time to do everything.
How about you; what World of Warcraft creature did you fall in love with?
Next up tomorrow is ‘leader’ and it’s the start of a series of posts where I’ll be talking about World of Warcraft characters. See you then!
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