GameNotes February 11, 2020

Darkmoon Faire is now live on the Classic Servers.   Old hat for some, but as with everything Classic, I’ve never seen the bare bones version of the Faire.  I have always meant to do all of the attractions at the Faire, but haven’t gotten around to it. Here’s my opportunity to try out the Faire at it’s most basic, and eventually, that will lead to my trying out everything.  If only I can find the Faire.

Bizarrely to me, it floats between Elywnn Forest and Mulgore.

I do not and never have known the Horde areas at all.  So, once I saw it was in Kalimdor, I thought I’d send Atheren, my level 15 Hunter, since she’s already on the continent.  I looked up how to get there from Darnassus.  Simple.

Unless you have no clue and you take several wrong turns.

The worst of them was trying to die my way through the Charred Vale.  Only to find two high level Horde were guarding the pass, once I finally made it across the vale.   Eventually I made my way down to the Barrens, crept along a length of mountains, and finally found myself in Mulgore.

I died 15 times during the trip.  Most in the Vale.   All my armor and weapons are at zero and useless.  I sure hope there’s a repair guy at the Faire!

It took most of the evening, and I left Atheren standing on a hill where I hope nothing attacks.

No clue where the Faire actually is, nothing shows on the map, as happened in a trip to The Barrens with an earlier character.    As I was crawling along, I thought, maybe I should really play through with a Horde character just so I can find my way around when I have to enter these areas.

BFA level Atheren is at ilevel 384. Moving along.   Also, everyday I look for the WQ for Whiplash, the last elite I need in Stormsong for Stormsong Adventurer.   Then I’ll drop back to Northrend with her to get the achievements there.   So fresh faced and happy, la la la.

I’m leveling two other characters towards 120: A 116 Priest and a level 89 Hunter.   After all of the darkness lately at higher levels, working on Cooking and the little Farm at Halfhill Market in Pandaria seems pretty great.   I’ll move her on to Draenor once she hits 90, but I think I’ll wish I could linger there as well.

The Priest is very slow going.   As Discipline, fights are long but she’s practically invulnerable (except against four or more, ouch).  As Shadow it’s a little quicker, but I have never liked Shadow.

3 thoughts on “GameNotes February 11, 2020

  1. IIRC, the Darkmoon Faire near Mulgore is SW of Thunder Bluff, but still pretty close to the Bluff itself. I remember back in Wrath I thought it would be fun to get my old BElf Pally, Quintalan, launched from one of their cannons atop the Bluff. Alas, it didn’t work so well as Q’s remains ended up scattered across most of Mulgore.

    But compared to Durotar, Mulgore at least has nice, rolling green hills and plains, more suitable for a Faire than a sparse desert wasteland than Durotar is.

    • I’ll have to compare a modern map of Mulgore to my position in the world in Classic, since I have no idea where Thunder Bluff is. All of Mulgore has a “fog of war” over it, no discovered map features at all. Apparently, with Tuesday’s update, Classic Faire disappeared from the game! That makes it harder to find, eh? Not sure if it’s back yet, but not stepping off my rock till it’s back. So, since you know the area, up the hill to Atherens right, there’s a big fence that looks like the walls they have along the freeway. Is that Thunder Bluff?

      • That’s the intro zone –the Northshire Abbey, if you will– of the Tauren. Thunder Bluff is about 2/3 of the way to the north, but a touch to the western side between east and west. So if you turn north from where you’re at and keep going, you’ll eventually start to see a zeppelin and/or Thunder Bluff ahead.

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