Light it Up for the WoW Lunar Festival
The WoW Lunar Festival, which coincides with the Lunar (Chinese) New Year – is a wonderful event where people from Azeroth reunite to celebrate and commemorate the victory against the Burning Legion by the hands of the night elves, tauren, furlbogs and earthen, a battle that was called the War of the Ancients.
The event gives players the opportunity to have fun firing up fireworks and traveling around the world finding Elders and collecting Coins of Ancestry, aside from killing Omen.
Omen is a demigod that went mad during the war but he’s still immortal and needs to be stopped. To do this, we count with a raid of adventurers to restore the peace and keep up with the celebrations!
The Lunar Festival takes place mainly in Nighthaven, Moonglade. However, there are celebrations in Stormwind (alliance), Thunder Bluff (horde), and Booty Bay (neutral) where players have the opportunity to do some quests and get rewards!
The rewards and the coins remain in the players’ accounts for later use. A total of 84 coins can be collected by each character. The Coins of Ancestry are rewarded by the Elders mentioned above, those who bravely fought in the war. They are scattered around Azeroth, so the need of a flying mount intensifies!
Players have to collect coins and wisely choose what to buy with them. There are many options and the rewards are bound to account, which mean they are shared with all your characters. As a tip, it would be nice (if you have patience) to do the quests with other characters and you can also follow plenty of guides you can find on the internet.
- Dragon Costume: Dragon Head for 25 coins, Dragon Body for 10 coins and Dragon Tail for 25 coins. 15 min cooldown.
- Elune’s Lantern: Creates an Elune Stone (and it requires a Solid Stone). It’s said to capture the light shed by Elune herself. 1-day cooldown.
- Everlasting Alliance Firework: Shoots a firework that burst into the Alliance symbol. 3 min cooldown.
- Everlasting Horde Firework: Shoots a firework that burst into the Horde symbol. 3 min cooldown.
Note: to have the other faction’s firework you don’t need to buy the other toy. The toy works for both factions. It just changes when you log in a different faction character.
There are two pets, and the main reason to collect the coins:
The Lunar Lantern (Alliance) and Festival Lantern (Horde). They both are from the Magic Pet Family and they have the same abilities, though distributed in a different way. Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack and they take 50% more damage from Dragonkin abilities and they take 33% less from Aquatic abilities.
Both pets have to be bought, and, although they are account bound, the character needs to be in the alliance faction to use the Lunar Lantern and horde to use the Festival Lantern.
Achievements & “Elder” Title
Completing the achievements will reward the Elder title, usable by all your characters once you unlock it.
The achievements (160 Achievement Points in total) consist of the following:
- Honoring all the elders by zone (Cataclysm, Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, and Northrend).
- Defeating Omen, the world boss.
- Collecting up to 50 Coins of Ancestry.
- Shooting off 10 Red Rocket Clusters in less than 25 seconds.
- Shooting off 10 Festival Firecrackers in less than 30 seconds.
- Purchasing a festive pant suit or festive dress.
Things to buy at the Lunar Festival
The Lunar Festival comes with the respective Lunar Festival Vendors and they have lots of things available for purchasing (aside from the Toys and Pets).
The fireworks can be purchased with pieces of copper and plate and they are automatically spent with each use.
There are more things buyable with Coins of Ancestry:
- Festival Dumplings: restores up to 4% of your health and 3% of your mana. 1 coin.
- Festive Dresses: 5 coins each.
- Festive Pant Suits: 5 coins each.
- Tailoring Patterns: 250 coins each.
- Engineering schematics: 5 coins each.
- Ancient Heirloom Armor Casing: Upgrades an heirloom armor, trinket, shield or off-hand, allowing it to increase in power up to level 90. 40 coins.
- Timeworn Heirloom Armor Casing: Upgrades an heirloom armor, trinket, shield or off-hand, allowing it to increase in power up to level 100. 75 coins.
A Time to Celebrate
The World of Warcraft’s Lunar Festival takes place this year (2018) between February 17th and March 3rd. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate the lunar year while discovering –or rediscovering– the beautiful places Azeroth has to offer.
Flying around and finding the elders will prove to be a relaxing experience, which you can enjoy with your favorite mount and even accompanied by friends! Embark yourself on the trip and touch the skies of World of Warcraft.