No Darkmoon Faire?!

Where's the Darkmoon Faire?!

Where’s the Darkmoon Faire?!

As some of you may have already noticed, the Darkmoon Faire has failed to reach its destination of Azeroth. I’ll be honest, approximately 5-7 days ago, I checked the in-game calendar, and there wasn’t a date set for the Darkmoon Faire.

Typically, the Darkmoon Faire arrives every first Sunday of the month for one week; well, other than January 2022!

Update:

An update from Blizzard today, they’ve found the issue regarding the Darkmoon Faire bug and will have the event added to the calendar tomorrow (Tuesday). As I previously hinted below, Blizzard has decided to delay the opening of the Darkmoon Faire until January 9th, 2022.


What Could’ve Happened?

As I’m sure you’ll agree, the developers need their Christmas break too, and what’s possibly happened is an oversight, and the event wasn’t added to the calendar; thus, the Darkmoon Faire hasn’t been automatically triggered to start.

It’s also worth noting that there have been many changes over the last month concerning the event: Legion Timewalking (Mage Tower), the start of Winter Veil, and Burning Crusade Timewalking. It’s fair to say with the workload the developers have been under, the event could’ve been overlooked.


What Will Happen Now?

What will likely happen is once developers get back into the office (quite possibly today), they will activate the event, either starting it from today and extending an extra week or simply waiting until the following Sunday to activate it.

The worst-case scenario would be if they didn’t start it at all and just waited till next month.


Darkmoon Faire Update in the next Patch:

If you’re unaware of the latest update coming to the Darkmoon Faire in the next patch, well, we’re getting a new dancing game. Although developers didn’t hint at it, I hope this month’s issue isn’t regarding the new updates to the Darkmoon Faire.

I do recall a few years back when developers closed the Darkmoon Faire down, while they implemented changes.

I highly doubt this is the reason, but it’s worth noting.


Check for Updates!

If you’re patiently waiting on a hotfix for the Darkmoon Faire, I recommend keeping your eyes peeled on the World of Warcraft’s Twitter support channels (U.S players) (E.U players) or Wowhead and MMO Champion.

If there’s a hotfix planned to fix this issue, they’ll have a blue post that will inform you immediately!


Update!

An update from Blizzard today, they’ve found the issue regarding the Darkmoon Faire bug and will have the event added to the calendar tomorrow (Tuesday). As I previously mentioned above, Blizzard has decided to delay the opening of the Darkmoon Faire until January 9th, 2022.

Sadly, if you were seeking a further boost to your Timewalking reputation gains, you will miss out. Players within the E.U. region have one final day of Timewalking, and with the U.S. region finishing in a couple of hours, I’d imagine, the delay till the 9th, means Blizzard didn’t want E.U. players getting an unfair advantage; which is fair!

Darkmoon Faire Blue Post


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World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

Midsummer Fire Festival:

In World of Warcraft, we celebrate a World Event called Midsummer Fire Festival. This event coincides with the first day of Summer, alternatively known as the longest day. The Summer Solstice occurs between the 20th and 22nd, June in the Northern Hemisphere.


When Does It Start and Finish?

The Midsummer Fire Festival event is available from the 21st of June 2021 and is accessible to players for two weeks, ending on the 5th of July 2021.


What Can I Do?

The event itself has many daily quests; when completed, you will earn a small amount of gold and some Burning Blossom’s. Burning Blossom is a commodity you can obtain and turn in to a vendor for items of interest. Sadly, as gold-makers, there are only two items that are Bind on Equip (BoE).


Items of Interest:

When we’ve collected a sufficient amount of Burning Blossom, visit your nearest Midsummer Supplier. The Supplier holds two Bind on Equip (BoE) items.

The Captured Flame is a unique item; this means that you can only have one of these items within your inventory at any one time. To bypass this, you can either place your excess in a Guild Bank or learn them and cage them, the pet will become a Spirit of Summer. The Battle Pet loses its unique tag, thus meaning you can have more than one Spirit of Summer within your inventory.


Valuating My Items:

Once we’ve obtained our Companion Pets, we can use our trusted source, The Undermine Journal (TUJ), to calculate how to get the best bang for our buck. As these are Companion Pets and Bind on Equip (BoE), we can either sell them as they are or cage them and sell them as Battle Pets.

These are the results based on selling them as a Companion Pet using E.U and U.S Median Price via The Undermine Journal. Values correct as of 22/06/21

Companion Pet E.U Median U.S Median
Captured Flame 35000g 00s 65000g 00s
Blazing Cindercrawler 27500g 00s 36600g 00s

Alternatively, learning the Companion Pets and caging them into Battle Pets. The valuations below are of a level 1. You could demand an extra 5-10k if you’re willing to level the Battle Pet to level 25. Values correct as of 22/06/21

Battle Pet E.U Median U.S Median
Spirit of Summer 12250g 00s 14420g 00s
Blazing Cindercrawler 29600g 00s 36500g 00s

Conclusion:

This event is one of the lesser World Events for gold-makers due to the small number of available items to sell. However, if your realm dictates it, you can get a substantial amount of gold for those items. The benefit of Battle Pets is that you can learn them and try another realm if they don’t sell.


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World of Warcraft Events Available This Week.

Gold-Making with the Darkmoon Faire

World Events:

Good afternoon guys. This week we’re fortunate to have three World Events available to us. Tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month; this means the return of the Darkmoon Faire. There are also two other events: Noblegarden (Monday), and the Burning Crusade Timewalking event (Wednesday). 

Check your calendar in-game for further information.


The Darkmoon Faire:

At 00:01 this Sunday morning, the Darkmoon Faire will be accessible again. For a detailed guide on what to do, check out my Darkmoon Faire guide. There’s plenty of gold-making opportunities with Darkmoon Aritfacts, Companion Pets, Darkmoon Daggermaw, and Replica Transmog.

You don’t have to compete in all the markets that I advise, but do what you feel is better suited to you and your realm. Check The Undermine Journal (TuJ) to see what markets are profitable on your realm.

For an alternative guide, check out the Darkmoon Faire Made Easy – Author: GamerSmoosh


Noblegarden Event:

On Monday, we will see the return of the event: Noblegarden. If you deal in the Swift Springstrider market, be prepared for the prices to start plummeting. The Auction House will start becoming oversaturated by these mounts, driving down its valuation. This is a great opportunity for gold-makers to purchase cheap Swift Springstrider’s to sell once the event has finished.

Alternatively, you can earn the Swift Springstrider and the Companion Pet: Noblegarden Bunny by completing tasks and earning the currency Brightly Colored Egg. To purchase both items, you will need to collect 500 Brightly Colored Egg and 200 Brightly Colored Egg, respectively. These can be posted on the Auction House, but I suggest waiting till the event has finished when the demand is greater than the supply!

If you intend to farm these mounts, it’s important to remember that the mount Swift Springstrider is a unique mount. This means only one of them can be present within your inventory (including your personal bank) at any one time. I suggest using a Guild Bank to help store these.

For a complete and comprehensive guide, please check out Noblegarden Guide by Wowhead.


The Burning Crusade Timewalking Event:

Also, this Wednesday (reset day), we’ll see the Burning Crusade Timewalking event. Due to my unforeseen break a couple of months back, I missed the last time this was available, and thankfully I’m here this time around. This event is a great opportunity if you require recipes that are locked behind a specific Burning Crusade reputation.

For example, I need to boost my Keepers of Time reputation to earn/learn the Recipe: Flask of Supreme Power. Using 50x Timewarped Badge, I can purchase 500 rep with the Keepers of Time and power-level my reputation. This recipe is Bind on Pickup (BoP) so is purely for crafting purposes.

If you’re like me, you may have many alts that have collected Timewarped Badges; although the badges are not Bind on Account (BoA), the reputation tokens are. Log in to your alt(s) and visit the vendor Cupri. Once you’ve purchased your badges, access the mailbox and send them to the character that needs the specific reputation badge.

It’s worth noting if you have no interest in Reputation Tokens, scaled gear and you’d like some recommendations, check out the Bag of Fishing Treasure for 150 Timewarped Badge. You have an 11% chance to loot the following Companion Pet from the bag.

If you earn one of these Companion Pets, learn it, and cage it to post on the Auction House. Depending on your realm, you can sell these from 10k each. Slightly more, if leveled to level 25. Check The Undermine Journal (TuJ) for detailed valuations for your realm.

For a comprehensive guide on the Burning Crusade Timewalking event, check out Wowhead.


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World Event Updates and Shadowlands Release Date

Apologies for the late post tonight; internet issues delayed this post from getting published. Hopefully, things will pick up from hereon. It’s been an exciting week thus far. We finally got confirmation of the new release date for Shadowlands (23rd/24th November). The cherry on the cake, we finally got the official date for the pre-launch Scourge invasion for 10th November. I have many alts that need that catch-up gear, so this is music to my ears.


Hallow’s End:

If you’ve been collecting all the Tricky Treats during the Hallow’s End World Event, be aware that the end is nigh! If you’re reading this and haven’t taken part yet, there’s still time. The Hallow’s End event finishes Sunday, 1st November. Be sure to spend any Tricky Treats that you’ve earnt up to this point; any treats left within your bag will be consumed and forever lost once the deadline hits.

To make flying to all the Candy Buckets effortless, check out the addon, HandyNotes_Hallow’s End this highlights where all the Candy Buckets are on the map. An added bonus is TomCat’s Tours: Hallow’s End. This addon, will automatically open the Handful of Treats when looted, this will save you a lot of time overall.

Check out my recent post regarding Hallow’s End if you want to take part. There are some expensive Companion Pets of interest if you can collect 150 Tricky Treats before Sunday! Naxxy and the Widget the Departed are my favoured Companion Pets to buy to sell on the Auction House.


Darkmoon Faire:

Sunday will also see the return of the Darkmoon Faire. I hope you’ve either been saving up your Darkmoon Artifacts or purchasing them from the Auction House in prior to its reopening. Prices will spike once it’s opened! With the pre-patch finally here, I’m intrigued to see how the Replica Transmog market will reflect with the recent changes.

It will be the first Darkmoon Faire since the pre-patch released, so it will be interesting to see how players adjust to the new level requirements. If you weren’t already aware, there has been considerable changes to many of the items’ level requirements, which has forced me to rewrite my Darkmoon Faire Guide. The main Darkmoon Faire page now has helpful links to separate topics/pages of interest, helping to keep the main page short and concise. This page is a work in progress, so it will develop further over the coming weeks.

For more info on the Darkmoon Faire, check out my guide.


Tankard’s O’ Profit (Brewfest):

Here’s another update on the Tankards O’ Profit that I purchased from the World Event: Brewfest. Due to the delay to the pre-patch, the tankards had a lot of value, due to their 82 item level being greater than the Uncanny weapons, so this mean’t the Tankards were a viable option for fresh level 50’s.

Sadly, this will only last until the release of the Scourge invasion as the incoming catch-up gear of item level 100 will be far better. It was great whilst it lasted.

TSM Ledger sales data between: Sept 20th to Oct 30th for all realms!

ItemAvg PaidAvg SoldTotal
Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror3,811g36,797g956,744g
Terrific Tankard O’ Terror2,737g31,072g807,880g

Did any of you participate in any of the World Events mentioned above? how did you get on? Share your experiences below in the comment section.

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