We’re a couple of days in now, and I find myself visiting a few Elders here and there with my plethora of characters. For one, the Lunar Festival is my favourite in-game holiday (which I’ve discussed before). But also, because for the ones that are easily accessible for my toons, it’s pretty easy experience. That’s not the only reason to do the Lunar Festival event though.
Achievements: Whether you’re going for the grandest of the World Event ones, or you simply want as many achievements as possible, visiting the elders in the various zones will get you points in each. There’s also some fireworks achievements as well.
The “Elder” Title: This could fall under achievements, but perhaps all you want is the title and the achievements are just a secondary. Myself, I have this on Siori but have debated this year on getting it for Tumunzahar.
Experience: As I mentioned, the Elders are easy xp. You get to them, complete the quest of finding them, and reap the rewards. There’s far more you could have to do in order to level. Heck, it’s something easy to do while you’re in queue.
Guild: Whether you’re looking to kick some experience to your guild, or improve your rep with them, you can get both from doing these. Again, there are far worse ways to go about it.
Rep: If you seek more reputations, the Lunar Festival improves your standing with the Cenarion Circle. If you’ve got any non-gathering professions on your toon, there’s a good chance you can find a recipe (or more) you’re missing.
Lanterns: Alliance have the Lunar Lantern and the Horde have the Festival Lantern. Each one requires 50 Coins of Ancestry (which you receive from each Elder you visit). If you’re a pet collector, you’re probably all over both by now. If you’re looking to make some gold, they seem to be 10k on their own faction and double that on the opposing faction. Again, server amount may vary. But at this point, it’s not important. Don’t sell now. Think about it for a second. The Lunar Festival concludes and then how do people get the Lanterns? They can’t for an entire year. It’s no different from the Winter Veil pets. They’ll be worth the most a few months from now, so just stash them away if you can visit enough Elders.
If the Lunar Festival wasn’t for you before, there may be a reason or two here for you to indulge now. Of course, if you’re among The 2012 participants, your toons should definitely be hitting up any nearby Elders for the xp. Speaking of which, wanted to welcome Effraeti to the challenge now as well, bringing us to eight.
Enjoy your adventures in Azeroth today, as next Tuesday we can expect a normal full day of maintenance.