It is the end of January and the beginning of February and that means it is time to break out the fireworks, dumplings. and our silk robes for Warcraft’s Lunar Festival!
If it was not for the various other third-party Warcraft sites and blogs this whole event might have just pass me by. I used to be a giant fan of the Holiday events but after earning my What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been meta-meta achievement two years ago and grabbing all the mounts and pets added last year I’m just not motivated to participate, It is the same reason why I have not visited the Darkmoon Faire since the beginning of the expansion, there is nothing there to motivate me to go.
At the end of the last expansion I saved up all my Darkmoon Prize Ticket and bought the two mounts (the Swift Forest Strider and the Darkmoon Dancing Bear), after that moment of buying them my interest in being shot out of a cannon and throwing rings on turtle dropped to zero, the pets or the transmog gear. were still there, but I did not feel the need to go through the hassle of buying them. The same thing applies to the Lunar Festival, already getting all getting To Honor One’s Elders and buying the lunar lamp from last year, there is no incentive for me to travel all over the world and every dungeon to revisit the elders.
Yes I am aware that of the XP buff from the Dark Moon Carnival and from visiting the Elders and I am doing it on my work-in-progress-druid but I’ll only be visiting the faire for the carousel and paying my respects to the easy to get to Elders.
I will say it is liberating to know that I, a major collector, don’t feel like this time around I am compelled to go out of my way from my daily gameplay to partake in these mini-games to grab an exclusive mount and I wonder if Blizzard is finally done tinkering all the holiday events for a while.
I will tip my hat to Blizzard for not scheduling the Lunar Festival, Dark Moon Faire AND Love is in the Air event during the same week, last year was just painful.
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