|4.3 Preview - The All New Darkmoon Faire||August-25-2011 9:00 AM PDT (6 years ago)|
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Step right up and prepare to be amazed!
Itâ€™s incredible! Itâ€™s unbelievable! Youâ€™ll be dazzled. Youâ€™ll be amazed! You arenâ€™t prepared for the Darkmoon Faire, â€˜cause itâ€™s like nothing youâ€™ve seen before! Donâ€™t be shy now, donâ€™t be bashful, step right up for a tantalizing glimpse of what weâ€™ve got in store for you when patch 4.3 arrives!
That old thing?
No, no, no, Clem. The Darkmoon Faire ainâ€™t what it used to be and it ainâ€™t where it used to be. The management hasnâ€™t changed but the Faire certainly has. Itâ€™s a whole new animal. Tickets? You donâ€™t need those old tickets, just rip â€˜em right up, â€˜cause weâ€™ve got new tickets! Out with the old, in with the new -- new quests, that is! Things have changed â€˜round here: weâ€™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. Itâ€™s a place of mystery and wonder, and you wouldnâ€™t believe the deals we made to get itâ€¦ or who we made â€˜em with. But never mind that, just follow me right through here and Iâ€™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 donâ€™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, thereâ€™s more to the Darkmoon Faire than just fantastic shows and culinary delights. You can still turn in your Darkmoon Cards, but you wouldnâ€™t just come here for measly olâ€™ cards when thereâ€™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 bearâ€¦ you can ride!
Thatâ€™s not all! We have adorable companion pets includinâ€™ 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 weâ€™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? Iâ€™m glad you asked!
Step right up! Try your luck! Everyoneâ€™s a winner!
Have we got games? You bet weâ€™ve got games, and theyâ€™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, youâ€™ve got a shot at tickets, and the fun never stops â€˜cause you can play as many times as you like. But thatâ€™s not the only way to win big!
The Darkmoon Faire Field Guide
Itâ€™s your passport to riches, my friend. Yâ€™see, we need a few things -- just some junk, nothing valuable to a big hero like you. We call â€˜em Darkmoon Artifacts, and thereâ€™s all different kinds to be found all over Azeroth. The Darkmoon Field Guide helps you discover artifacts while youâ€™re explorinâ€™ dungeons, slayinâ€™ monsters, and fightinâ€™ in Battlegrounds. Without a guide, youâ€™d never notice â€˜em, and itâ€™ll help keep you focused on the stuff we want. Whether you just reached level 10, or youâ€™ve crushed the biggest baddies in the land, we need somethinâ€™ from nearly everybody. You wonâ€™t have to go too far out of your way to get â€˜em and each month youâ€™ll get a new opportunity to seek out an Artifact for us. What do you get out of the deal? Donâ€™t you worry, youâ€™ll get your cut. When you bring a Darkmoon Artifact back to us, youâ€™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 Faireâ€™s monthly extravaganza is up and running?
So, you want to work in show business?
Maybe youâ€™d like a little peek behind the scenes, eh? Want to see what it takes to run the greatest show on Azeroth? Well, itâ€™s not all sunshine and cotton candy, my friend. There are beasts to heal, food to cook, and buildings to fix. If youâ€™re willing to help keep the show going and put your skills to work, youâ€™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 youâ€™re good at what you do!
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 youâ€™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 heâ€™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 youâ€™ll just have to jump in and prove that youâ€™re the toughest one in the Pit.
Oh, the Faire is perfectly safe, Clem. Just donâ€™t wander into the woods.
Now, now, donâ€™t panic. Darkmoon Isle might be a bit spooky, but except for the Deathmatch Pit, the Faire itself is completely safe, I guarantee it. Itâ€™s a sanctuary even, and we wonâ€™t let anybodyâ€™s beef ruin the fun. The shadowy woods surroundinâ€™ the fair are another thing entirely, though. I wouldnâ€™t say that people have disappeared into those woods never to return, but, wellâ€¦ people disappear into those woods never to return. So watch your step, and your back, when you leave the Faire. Donâ€™t say I didnâ€™t warn ya!
Mark your calendar
Now that you know how amazing the new Darkmoon Faire is, you wonâ€™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. Thereâ€™s no such thing as a free lunch, so naturally youâ€™re obliged to compensate them for their services.
The all new Darkmoon Faire is coming to Darkmoon Island in patch 4.3. Donâ€™t miss it!