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It is the Year of the Pig! The Lunar Festival runs from January 28th through February 11th. This year’s update brought seven new toys to the event! Please see the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide for a complete overview of the event.

Honouring Elders
With the exception of  Blood Thirsty, all challengers can go honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry. Due to the phasing that was added to several zones in recent expansions, you may need to talk to Zidormi to return the zone to how it used to be. The zones you may need to do this for are Undercity, Tirisfal Glades, Blasted Lands, Darkshore, Darnassus, Teldrassil, and Silithus.

 Blood Thirsty: These quests will count against your quests completed totals.

Pacifists: These quests are a great way to start a new Pacifist challenger, especially now that you need to be level five to learn your professions.

Lunar Fortune Buff
In each of the envelopes, you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or an Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests
All quests are allowed for all Challenges except  Blood Thirsty, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption
You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks, and clothes.

Food
Festival Dumplings are ALLOWED. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.

Cosmetic
Festival DressesSuits & Crowns: NOT ALLOWED. These are all green-quality items and will flag your character.

 Blood Thirsty: You are ALLOWED to equip these since you can equip green gear.
 Green Man: All green event items ALLOWED for you.

Schematics & Patterns
Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits. Professions are NOT ALLOWED for all other challengers.

**** images courtesy of WoWHead.com.

Congratulations to Twothirsty on becoming our first grey geared Blood Thirsty Champion (3rd overall) as well as our 34th Iron Champion during Legion. 2Shanks had the added difficulty of following the Iron Challenge gear rules along with the Blood Thirsty Challenge questing rules.

2Shanks started playing WoW in Vanilla. His first time trying out the challenge was back in Cata with some of his fellow raiders to see who could get the furthest. He got to about level 20 before they stopped. It was during Warlords that 2Shanks got bored with the expansion and decided to try the challenges with a more serious attitude. It made the game feel like more of a challenge again which was a lot of fun.

Twothirsty was started under the old rules of only grey or white gear. When the rules were changed to allow green gear, 2Shanks decided to continue on under the old rules. “When I created the character, I had no intention of adding it to the Iron Man list since every Blood Thirsty was also an Iron Man. It wasn’t until around the early 90’s that I decided I would add my character because of the added challenge of doing it in grey or white gear,” said 2Shanks.

Levels 1 through 60 were spent mostly going after rares. He would take a lap around a zone rare hunting and got a pretty good idea of how long the rare spawn timers were. Then 2Shanks would either log out and level a different challenger or would farm some mobs until it was time for another lap around the zone. Rare spawn timers were a lot longer in Outlands zones, so he played mostly with rested XP and killed normal mobs. His time in WoD was spent with the Podlings just east of the garrison in Shadowmoon Valley. For Legion, 2Shanks took a page from Neverdied’s book and went to Valdisdall in Stormheim.

Two near-death experiences happened around level 97 for Twothirsty. The first was a d/c due to his internet going down momentarily. By time 2Shanks was able to get back into the game, his pet was dead and the mob had just started attacking Twothirsty, “I feigned death, hearthed, and logged out for the night to calm down from the scare.” The second one was caused by Freezing Trap hitting a critter instead of the intended mob. 2Shanks said,”I did not notice this until I had lost about 40% of my health, but I was able to Feign Death and get the mob back on my pet. Since then I have been killing all the critters I see. I guess Pacifist isn’t the only challenge that can be wrecked by critters.”

The main advice 2Shanks has for someone trying to list on both the Blood Thirsty and Iron Man challenges would be to play a Hunter. “With 7.3.5, the difficulty killing mobs, later on, is much higher. Other classes may be able to do it, but not with as much ease as Hunter, which I think is important for the number of kills you’ll need for each level. Some advice for Blood Thirsty is to take advantage of rares 1-60, farm mobs that drop pets or give rep, prioritize yellow mobs when you can and level mostly with rested XP after 60. Yellow mobs are especially nice because you don’t have to worry about respawn timers which is even more important when in grey & white gear. Advice for Iron Man, with the current difficulty of the challenge it can be hard to level in later expansions. I believe it’s safer to take a Blood Thirsty approach and kill the same mob over and over again. I was able to do WoD and Legion after 8.0 so at least Iron hunters can do it too. From the bit I’ve done on the PTR, BfA should also be possible, although very slow.”

2Shanks said, “The reason for the last minute push to beat out the BfA release was because I had spent a lot of time on the character and I wanted to be able to say I completed the challenge even if it was only for less then 24 hours.”

Good luck with all of your challengers, 2Shanks, and once again congratulation on becoming our first grey geared Blood Thirsty Champion in Legion!

It is the Year of the Dog! The Lunar Festival runs from February 17 through March 3. Overall the event has not changed as far as the structure / organization, however, 3 new toys were added in 2017. Please see the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide for a complete overview of the event.

Honouring Elders

With the exception of  Blood Thirsty, all challengers can go honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry.

 Blood Thirsty: These quests will count against your quests completed totals.

Pacifists: These quests are a great way to start a new Pacifist challenger, especially when you are tight for gold at Level 1.

Lunar Fortune Buff

In each of the envelopes you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests

All quests are allowed for all Challenges except  Blood Thirsty, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption

You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks and clothes.

Food

Festival Dumplings are ALLOWED. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.

Cosmetic

Festival DressesSuits & Crowns: NOT ALLOWED. These are all green-quality items and will flag your character.

 Blood Thirsty: You are ALLOWED to equip these since you can equip green gear.

Schematics & Patterns

Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits. Professions are NOT ALLOWED for all other challengers.

**** images courtesy of WoWHead.com.

 

Lunar Festival

The Lunar Festival runs from January 21 through to February 4. Overall the event has not changed as far as the structure / organization, however, 3 new toys were added in 2017. Please see the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide for a complete overview of the event.

Honouring Elders: You can absolutely go and honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry.

Lunar Fortune Buff: In each of the envelopes you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests: All quests are allowed, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption: You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks and clothes.

Festival Dumplings: Allowed. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.
Festival Dresses and Suits: Allowed. They are all White-Quality equippable gear.
Schematics & Patterns: Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits.

Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday

Welcome to our first Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday. Factions compete Region-wide for the honour of hanging our banner at the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj. The event runs from January 21 through to January 24.

Quests: All quests are allowed, however, please be aware that some quests WILL flag you for PvP (picking up silithyst, for example).

Repeatable Food Quests: These are allowed, however, remember that you cannot get help from other characters, whether this means farming food materials or gold. Challengers can only use the resources that were earned on THAT specific character to complete these quests.

Level-scaling mobs: Caution and care are needed when venturing in here as the Twilight Cultists in the camps are now level-scaling. Basically the mobs will be at or one-level under your character. For most characters this should be fine, however, other classes might need to be more careful.