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World of Warcraft Announces Micro-Holidays

Date: Dec 28 2016 Views: ( ) Comments ()

Many MMOs have holiday events, and your favorite MMO right now may even be running a Christmas event. World of Warcraft, on the other hand, wants to do something different. Blizzard has announced a schedule of micro-holidays meant to commemorate real-world events.


None of the events are long in length (the longest one runs for three days). However, they offer players a chance to take-in a unique event while vacationing from the usual questing. The events will not require a lot of player commitment, and, at most, will offer small toys as rewards.

The current holiday schedule includes:

(Note that Blizzard will be adding additional micro-holidays in the future)

January 21-23: Call of the Scarab 

To commemorate the first ringing of the Scarab Gong on January 23, 2006, players will be able to relive a portion of the Ahn’Qiraj gate opening by collecting items for turn-in. The winning faction will then be able to claim bragging rights and have their faction flag hang over the gates until the next Call of the Scarab micro-holiday event.


February 23: Hatching of the Hippogryphs 

Those who head to Feralas will be able to bear witness to the yearly hatching of the hippogryphs. You may even make a little friend for the day.

April 5 March of the Tadpoles

Each year, the Winterfin murlocs allow their tadpoles free reign over their village.  You can make a difference by adopting your favorite, feeding it, and protecting it from nearby predators.

April 28: Volunteer Guard Day 

Step into the shoes of a guard in the major cities with a /salute and you’ll get to serve and protect the city just like them. Stay vigilant and watch out for any invaders.


May 10-12: Spring Balloon Festival 

Several of Azeroth’s characters – some of whom you might recognize – are giving tours of Azeroth in their hot air balloons.  You’ll enjoy their commentary and interact with other citizens as you take in the scenery.

May 27: Glowcap Festival 

Head to Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh, collect some rare mushrooms, and help the sporelings heal the great mushroom, Fshoo. You’ll gain a bit of Sporeggar reputation for helping them out.


June 6-8: Thousand Boat Bash 

Thousand Needles is where the biggest bash on boats can be found in Azeroth. It’s a chance to unwind a little, away from the lurking danger of the Burning Legion.

August 10-12: Un’goro Madness 

Dinosaurs are running amok in Un’Goro. Help quell the rampage and you’ll be awarded some temporary evolution buffs.

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