Holiday, Bonus Events Keep ‘World Of Warcraft’ Players Busy In December

With Bonus Events ongoing every single week and returning annual events planned for this month, December in World of Warcraft will keep players entertained nearly every day. The Feast of Winter Veil is December’s main event, but the revelry continues with return of the Darkmoon Faire as well as ringing in the New Year on December 31 according to

On December 6, the Darkmoon Faire comes back to Azeroth to regale both Alliance and Horde with carnival games, races, and much more. Head to Goldshire or Mulgore via the Mystic Mages’ portals, located in any major city, to transition to the Darkmoon Isle. Complete quests for Darkmoon Prize Tickets that can be spent on heirlooms, replica armor, battle pets, mounts, and more. Be sure to stop by the Darkmoon Carousel for a ride that grants bonus of 10 percent more experience and reputation.

Of course, the month of December would not be the same without the Feast of Winter Veil. World of Warcraft players will warm up to saving Metzen the Reindeer, collecting a number of battle pets, and enjoying their annual Christmas gift from the development team. Slay The Abominable Greench each day for a chance at the Lumpy battle pet, Clockwork battle pets, and other seasonal toys. Be sure to visit the holiday tree for your present from World of Warcraft developers. As advised on the official website, check under the festive tree in Orgrimmar and Ironforge for these special gifts starting December 25.

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A festive Gnome in World of Warcraft [Image via Blizzard Entertainment]

Although there are two popular returning events, the Bonus Events are ongoing as well. Each event offers something special for completing the weekly Bonus Event quest, too. Starting December 2, both factions can enjoy the Arena Skirmish event that grants bonus Honor as well as a weekly quest to win a number of Arenas. Complete the quest and earn 500 Conquest Points that will not register against the weekly Conquest cap. On December 9, Outland Timewalking returns with an opportunity to purchase the Eclipse Dragonhawk mount by earning and spending Timewarped Badges. Take these to badges to Cupri in Shattrath City to pick up the unique mount in addition to scaling items at item level 660 with item level 675 a possibility if the item becomes Warforged according to the Bonus Event guide found on WoWhead.

On December 16, another PvP oriented Bonus Event rolls back around with the Battleground Bonus Event. This event is perfect for players looking to stock up Honor. During the event random Battlegrounds offer triple Honor with another weekly quest that rewards 500 Conquest Points that do not count toward the cap. On December 23, Draenor dungeons will be the focus of the weekly Bonus Event. World of Warcraft players will earn faction by completing Draenor dungeons during this event with a weekly quest that rewards a Heroic Hellfire Cache if a number of Mythic level dungeons are completed during the event.

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A Draenei in front of a holiday tree in World of Warcraft [Image via Blizzard Entertainment]

Finally, the month of December wraps up in World of Warcraft with the New Year’s celebration on December 31 and the beginning of the Pet Battle Bonus Event on December 30. Players can ring in the New Year within Azeroth every hour on the hour starting Thursday morning. Fireworks will be displayed above many major cities within the game while several “exotic brews” will be for sale during the limited event.

Returning content may keep World of Warcraft player engaged for a while, but new content is also on the way. The game’s sixth expansion, Legion, is due out in summer 2016 and could very well be worth the wait. A new level cap of 110, the Demon Hunter hero class, a revamped PvP system, an inventory saving Transmogrification redesign, Artifact weapons, and much more are expected with the expansion’s release. Be sure to check out how Artifact weapons will alter each class specialization when Legion launches. As the Inquisitr reported, some specializations abilities are greatly modified like the Destruction Warlock’s Rain of Fire summoning Infernals with the right Artifact weapon trait.

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