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Patch 7.1.5: Micro-Holidays

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Micro-holidays were introduced at BlizzCon as one of the prominent features of Patch 7.1.5. They offer a nice way to keep us engaged in between holidays.

Below is a list of micro-holidays that are coming to Azeroth based on their time frame.

Call of the Scarabs (January 21 - 23)

On this date, the Scarab Gong was rung, opening the gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Represent your faction by gathering supplies or by slaying Twilight and Qiraji forces. The winning faction gets to fly their banner next to the Scarab Gong for the rest of the year!

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Tavern Crawl (January 31, July 31)

The mages of Azeroth like to relax, too. Hop into a portal at your local watering hole and join the Tavern Crawl!

Hatching of the Hippogryphs (February 19)

Today is the day that the Frayfeather hippogryphs hatch. Head to Frayfeather Highlands in Feralas to witness the spectacle firsthand!

March of the Tadpoles (April 5)

Today, the baby Winterfin murlocs of the Borean Tundra complete their trip across the Westrift.

Volunteer Guard Day (April 23)

Today, the denizens of Azeroth and Draenor take some time to celebrate the hard work that their guards perform. /Salute a guard to show you care!

Spring Balloon Festival (May 8 - 10)

The skies are clear, the wind is calm... It's a great day for hot air ballooning. Hop into a hot air balloon, enjoy the scenery and make some new friends!

Glowcap Festival (May 27)

Today, the sporelings of Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh hold their annual mushroom festival. Help them keep the great Gshoo alive as long as possible!

The "Gshoo" being referred to in the description is actually called Fshoo.

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Thousand Boat Bash (June 6 - 8)

The citizens of Azeroth need a break. Let's go boating in Thousand Needles!

Un'Goro Madness (August 10 - 12)

The dinosaurs in Un'goro are getting restless. Time to go pay them a visit!

There's nothing known about the event just yet, I've only found some NPCs.

  • Dadanga is back.
  • Skrox may also be related to the event.

 

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29 minutes ago, PatrickHenry said:

Silithus was painfully under-used.  Heck most of them are.

Silithus spent far too long as just a horror zone that did nothing but house a reputation grind and 2 raids. Without a decent amount of quests and with BC starting at pre-60, Silithus was pointless to level in. It was too big, the quests were crazy low in number and it was all round a horrible place.

It'll be nice to have an actual reason to be there for a bit.

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1 hour ago, Blainie said:

Silithus spent far too long as just a horror zone that did nothing but house a reputation grind and 2 raids. Without a decent amount of quests and with BC starting at pre-60, Silithus was pointless to level in. It was too big, the quests were crazy low in number and it was all round a horrible place.

It'll be nice to have an actual reason to be there for a bit.

Agreed.  I always felt bad for the zone.  I wanted to like it.  It had an interesting texture and look to it that made me think of starship troopers.  However, for all the above reasons it was under used and shunned by many.  The micro holidays is a great way to add content if even for a short time and sound super fun.

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7 hours ago, Darkjester79 said:

Agreed.  I always felt bad for the zone.  I wanted to like it.  It had an interesting texture and look to it that made me think of starship troopers.  However, for all the above reasons it was under used and shunned by many.  The micro holidays is a great way to add content if even for a short time and sound super fun.

Exactly. It looked awesome, the whole idea of a massive zone infested by these weird bugs was actually quite cool. It was just horrendously designed from a gameplay perspective. 

Trying to think if there are other zones that I would lump into this... I mean, Winterspring wasn't amazing, but my god was it 100 times better than Silithus. The new Thousand Needles can be super tedious, I guess.

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19 hours ago, Blainie said:

Trying to think if there are other zones that I would lump into this...

I can't think of a single zone that retains such life-sucking boredom/terrible quality of life. 

The rest were at least partially updated via Cataclysm etc... 

Terrible drop rates, worse respawn rates, and huge swaths of barren...nothing...

 

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On 11/29/2016 at 9:44 PM, PatrickHenry said:

I can't think of a single zone that retains such life-sucking boredom/terrible quality of life. 

Bloodmyst Isle is the only one that I can think of that comes close tbh. God I hated it there.

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19 hours ago, Blainie said:

Bloodmyst Isle is the only one that I can think of that comes close tbh. God I hated it there.

I'm trying to recall the questlines...  I only did them once for Loremaster and never again.  I'll take your word for it ;)

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On 12/1/2016 at 10:55 PM, PatrickHenry said:

I'm trying to recall the questlines...  I only did them once for Loremaster and never again.  I'll take your word for it ;)

Are you sure you don't want to go back and try it again? :D

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On 12/2/2016 at 7:59 PM, Blainie said:

Are you sure you don't want to go back and try it again? :D

ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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