Abandoned Faire

Ghosts

It’s a surreal view isn’t it?  The Darkmoon Faire just doesn’t look right empty.  It isn’t as though I just snapped a shot at a quiet hour or that moment where no one was going by.  Look closely, there isn’t even any NPC’s.  Now you’re no doubt asking yourself the same questions I was, and others who saw me online (such as Kamalia), and that is how am I even there?  Well it was legit.  I had hopped onto Carrera last night to grab her for the pet battle circuit for some experience and knowing she was logged out at the Faire I expected Elwynn Forest to be perfect since I could start the circuit there.  Except that isn’t what happened.

When I logged in, there I was on an abandoned island.  It wasn’t a character fluke as Saintvache was there as well and the same thing happened when I logged on with him.  The simplest explanation I can come up with is that it’s so close to the Faire opening up once more that the servers have the location as being live, there’s just no one in it.  Normally it wouldn’t be an issue because the entry portals in Elwynn and Thunder Bluff aren’t up yet.  But if you’re on the other side of the portal it’s a whole different story.  Needless to say with both the Tauren and the Draenei I took the opportunity to shutterbug a little bit.  I’m keeping what I post to a relative minimum.  Enjoy!

Oh no!  Her come the Tonks!  Whatever will I do?!?!
Oh no! Here come the Tonks! Whatever will I do?!?!
The sword?  Eh.  Some of the ingredients don't go in the pot so willingly these days...
The sword? Eh. Some of the ingredients don’t go in the pot so willingly these days…
Empty Merry-Go-Rounds that turn are CREEPY.
Empty Merry-Go-Rounds that turn are CREEPY.
Really?!!?  There's no one on the island and I still can't get in?  ARGH!!!!
Really?!!? There’s no one on the island and I still can’t get in? ARGH!!!!
Would you like to buy a Gnome?
Would you like to buy a Gnome?
"I think we're alone now.  There doesn't seem to be anyone around...."
“I think we’re alone now. There doesn’t seem to be anyone around….”

6 thoughts on “Abandoned Faire

  1. tomeoftheancient May 3, 2014 / 11:53 am

    And I thought that place was creepy WITH people. Very, very spooky.

    • JD Kenada May 3, 2014 / 3:02 pm

      Yeah, the Merry-Go-Round stole the fear show. It was like Joker’s Carnival in Gotham City. I kept waiting for Batman to swoop in.

  2. Fussypants May 3, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    That has happened to me once in a while, and I agree, it’s quite creepy! I kept expecting something to jump out at me to either eat me, or say ‘Surprise!’ Your explanation seems like a sound one, because I think I logged in one day before the fair started when that happened to me.

    • JD Kenada May 3, 2014 / 11:13 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one it has happened to. It’s very surreal, but at the same time is somewhat nice to explore the island quietly. But yes, it’s still quite eerie all the same.

  3. euphyley May 4, 2014 / 8:03 am

    Oh wow, that really IS creepy! Thanks for sharing all the screenies. I’m totally going to have to leave an alt logged out there after there faire is over now. 😛

    • JD Kenada May 5, 2014 / 8:16 am

      I like when someone makes these discoveries and shares them, so I most certainly had to do the same.

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