Faire-ly New Changes

The Darkmoon Faire ended for another month this past Saturday.  I managed to spend some time at the Faire last week…on Saturday.  It was just one of those weeks that included a brain fart the Faire was even going on.  Still, I made it with several toons and that’s what counts most.  In doing so, though, I noticed some changes.

Faire 01
I don’t remember creepy lady…

After the new welcome sign that genuinely feels like I’m violated just looking at it, it was off to the usual NPC’s.  I grabbed my profession quests and knocked them off and then headed straight to the Turtle Toss.  Let’s face it, it’s the only game at the Faire that is guaranteed to only take one token.  A moment later I was done, and…what’s this now?

Faire 02I get a present now?  No more tickets?  Upon opening the present it turns out you do still get a ticket.  Emphasis one.  So if you pump a whole pile of tickets into the cannon now (and the teleport back), you may waste that money on gaining a single ticket towards your heirloom, pet, or whatever it is you seek to buy at some point.  Now, the good news is that you can actually get a pet in these presents.  The chances, like everything else, are pretty slim.  Mine were actually worse than slim once I logged off Saintvache.  The two he got were two more than my other toons combined.

Faire 03I haven’t tried either one out just yet, though Mrs. Amateur says the Top Hat is fab-u-LOUS!  In the meantime I haven’t checked to see what else is possible from the presents but it’s definitely a big change to how things work.  Farming tickets just got a lot harder and will take a lot longer.  I’m not sure if it’s because pets and mounts are shared, and now heirlooms can be too, that they feel folks don’t need to be stockpiling the tickets as much.  If each toon focuses on something different to buy then you can still acquire things somewhat reasonably.  But for those that want things sooner than later, this will no doubt upset them.  I’m fortunate in that when I logged in, Saintvache had 89 tickets.  Once he picked up another ticket, I sauntered on over and got myself a monkey.  Named him Sallah (points if you get the reference).

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6 thoughts on “Faire-ly New Changes

  1. koalabear21 January 14, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    From Indiana Jones 🙂

    Love the fez

    • JD Kenada January 14, 2014 / 10:08 pm


      That’s what sold me on having to name him Sallah.

  2. kamaliaetalia January 14, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Huh. If I recall correctly, it always was one and only one ticket for winning the Faire games — but you could get seven tickets from each game if you did them every day of the week. The profession quests are the ones that reward three or four tickets. Now with the present boxes you get a chance at something else besides just the one ticket in exchange for however many tokens you put into winning the game.

    • JD Kenada January 14, 2014 / 10:08 pm

      Hrm, you’re probably right. For some reason I thought you got 2-3 tickets. Of course, this was the second time I’ve done the fair in 9 months so I’m fuzzy that way.

  3. tomeoftheancient January 15, 2014 / 10:59 am

    I never thought of that, I should do the turtle toss. I just do the profession ones anymore. I got tired of running for my life from those other Tonks, lol.

    • JD Kenada January 15, 2014 / 9:51 pm

      I’m not a huge fan of the Tonks one. Not because of any particular difficulty…it’s just “meh” for me.

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