I actually played quite a bit this weekend, and WOW was one of the games I played. I got all my girls through Darkmoon Faire. I ran the race with everyone, getting nailed by new floating “Mini-Zeps” which are level 100 teeny zeppelins that sail over to you and slow you down mightily. I just couldn’t seem to avoid them.
Since I don’t always keep up on patch notes, I noticed, but didn’t try till my last character an all new track that is at the left of the original. Holy Moleans Rocky. I was so unprepared for the track. I got lost pretty quickly and was up and down the hillside and swimming through the water watching the tolls of the bell just go bong bong bong.
I will make sure I have some Elixir of Water Walking with me next time. Cone of shame city. I tried to just end the race by making my way back to the start but the race wasn’t having any of that. Bong bong bong! Finally I went through the banners as they wanted me to and I could end it all. Man.
New this time around also were prizes for doing the races. Randomly I got mostly Darkmoon Prize Tickets, but I also picked up a Stationary Carousel Gryphon Ride that you could place for three minutes (but I didn’t because…my precious…). Good thing I have 11 characters I could run through because I really liked the possibility of getting an interesting prize and would have sent a single character through over and over to see what you could get if it were allowed (which it isn’t you only get the prize first on the run through).
I see in the PTR Patch Notes they’re bringing in a Whack-a-Mole game to the Faire and some potions, NEW FISH! and…I thought I saw cooking recipes…
- New Darkmoon Potions: A new set of Darkmoon potions can be purchased for one Darkmoon Prize Ticket from the Draughts and Tinctures vendor, Faldar Willowshade at the refreshments table.
- Darkmoon Fishing: The elusive Darkmoon Daggermaw can now be caught off of the shores of Darkmoon Island. Return them to Galissa Sundew at the docks for a variety of prizes.
Also highly of interest to me is the opening of the Tanaan Jungle area and missions which will get you a Shipyard for your Garrison where you could have a SUBMARINE among other ships. So exciting! As my niece would say: Want!