Both Horde and Alliance players are recovering from the Feast of Winter Veil in World of Warcraft. The holiday event offered up a number of daily quests, a few free presents, and an opportunity to loot the new Minion of Grumpus mount. December in World of Warcraft was defined by the Feast of Winter Veil and the potential it could bring. January, on the other hand, is a slower month for citizens of Azeroth.
This month in World of Warcraft players will not have an annual event to complete. January is not home to a traditional, annual event like the upcoming Love Is In The Air or Lunar Festival events that fill nearly the entire month of February with event activity. Instead, players can take it easy with the weekly Bonus Events, the monthly visit from the Darkmoon Faire, or the weekly Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza according to Battle.net.
Starting on January 4, World of Warcraft players can head back to Northrend thanks to the Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking event. Players can queue for the antiquated dungeons through the Dungeon Finder tool to be transported to classic Northrend dungeons. High levels will be scaled down during the event, giving anyone over the dungeons’ suggested level a bump down to make the dungeon difficult. Pick up Timewarped Badges or grind out the past dungeons for a chance to loot the Infinite Timereaver mount.
Bonus Events during January will also give World of Warcraft players a chance to earn more Apexis Crystals, collect more Honor for battling in PvP Arena Skirmishes, and travel back to select Cataclysm dungeons with the Cataclysm Timewalking event. Each Bonus Event stays active for one week, giving players just enough time to complete the event’s weekly quest.
The monthly return of the Darkmoon Faire is going on right now. Players can travel to Mulgore, near the Horde capital of Thunder Bluff, to find their portal to the fair while Alliance players can head to Goldshire outside of Stormwind. As Wowhead notes, the Darkmoon Faire offers up 19 battle pets, 16 toys, and two mounts for players to collect. Its monthly arrival means another chance to collect the required Darkmoon Prize Tickets needed to purchase these items as well as transmogrification items, heirlooms, and souvenirs.
The Darkmoon Faire in World of Warcraft also provides players with a slew of daily quests in the form of fun carnival games. Darkmoon races, the pet battling Feasels, and much more await players on Darkmoon Island. Be sure to check out the faire before it leaves on January 10. The Darkmoon Faire will be back in February, too.
No matter how frequent the events are these reoccurring occasions keep World of Warcraft going with extra objectives or loot opportunities. With the current expansion, Warlords of Draenor, complete and the next expansion still months away, players looking for new content will have to enjoy events in the interim. Legion, the upcoming sixth World of Warcraft expansion, might be worth the wait for some players. The expansion will increase the game’s level cap to 110, add the Demon Hunter hero class, take players to the Broken Isles, introduce Artifact weapons, and completely redesign the transmogrification system in World of Warcraft.
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Even player professions are seeing some sort of overhaul in Legion. As the Inquisitr reported, players will see a new UI for both professions and transmogrification in the next World of Warcraft expansion. The redesign for professions will make recipes easier to read while adding even more filters for players to utilize when looking for the right instructions. The transmogrification UI will also undergo a massive revamp since players will collect skins in Legion rather than needing to keep each piece of gear in their bags or banks.
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