michael_fuchs World of Warcraft Announces Micro-Holidays
Home > > World of Warcraft Announces Micro-Holidays
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.