This Month in WoW – April 2015

The month of April is a time for fun and growth, and it’s going to be a busy time for players all over Azeroth and Draenor. What follows is a handy breakdown of some of what’s in store for you in April, so you can make the most of your time.

Noblegarden [April 6 – April 13]

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The great feast of Noblegarden has long been celebrated by the races of the Alliance and recently adopted by those of the Horde. During this joyous event, it is customary for the nobles and lords from each race to hide coins, candy, and the occasional treasures within special eggs painted to look like wildflowers. These eggs are then scattered around major cities for the citizenry to find.

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Though its origins are steeped in druidic festivals from times long past, the current incarnation of Noblegarden is a contrast between ancient traditions and modern interpretations. While some races of Azeroth try to stay true to the original spirit of the holiday, others prefer a more lighthearted approach—in essence, looking everywhere for festively decorated eggs and collecting the goodies found within. Whether you celebrate Noblegarden in the traditional manner or you have a yearning for chocolates and festive garments, we hope you’re able to come together and give yourselves a break from the conflict between Horde and Alliance.

Locations: Azure Watch, Dolanaar, Goldshire, Kharanos, Brill, Razor Hill, Bloodhoof Village, Falconwing Square, Shattrath City.
Rewards include: The character title [the Noble], eight achievements, Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit, Festival Garments, Blossoming Branch, the Spring Rabbit battle pet, the Swift Springstrider mount.

Darkmoon Faire [April 5 – 12]

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It’s incredible! It’s unbelievable! You’ll be dazzled. You’ll be amazed! You aren’t prepared for the Darkmoon Faire, ‘cause it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Don’t be shy now, don’t be bashful, step right up for a tantalizing glimpse of what we've got in store for you!

Gathering the exotic from around the world, Silas Darkmoon presents a celebration of the wonders and mysteries found in Azeroth. While the Faire spends most of its time in parts unknown, they are available from time to time by accessing portals in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest.

Location: Darkmoon Island, via portals just outside Thunder Bluff and Stormwind.
Rewards include:Seventeen different battle pets such as the Darkmoon Tonk, Darkmoon Zeppelin, and Darkmoon Monkey. Two mounts: Darkmoon Dancing Bear and Swift Forest Strider. Replica armor sets for all classes, such as the famous Lightforge set for Paladins. Many heirloom items and heirloom upgrades.

Children’s Week [April 27 - May 4]

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Take an orphan under your wing, perform the tasks you are presented with and you’ll show one of Azeroth’s children that you care during Children's Week!

Many orphans wish they had someone special to show them the wonders of the world. Throughout the year, they often spend their time wandering around their home cities of Stormwind or Orgrimmar, dreaming of the day they'll be old enough (and big enough) to venture out into the world to see the sights their parents would have shown them.

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Locations: Get started by visiting the Orphan Matrons in Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Shattrath City, or Dalaran.
Rewards include: Six achievements, the character title [Matron]/[Patron], 10 different battle pets, including Egbert, Peanut, and Sleepy Willy.

The Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza [Every Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m.]

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Competition is fierce at the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza! There can be only three winners each Sunday on each realm, but there are rewards for everyone who participates. Not only that, but there’s also a chance to catch rare fish during the event which Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay will take in exchange for even more unique loot.

Location: All over Stranglethorn Vale, but hurry to be the first to turn in 40 Speckled Tastyfish to RIggle Bassbait in Booty Bay to win!
Rewards include: High Test Eternium Fishing Line, Arcanite Fishing Pole, Boots of the Bay, Hook of the Master Angler, Dread Pirate Ring.

Arena Tournaments

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Many of the best WoW Arena competitors in the world face off in action-packed eSports events, and you can watch along for free.

Global Cooldown TV[Every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 p.m. EDT / 6:00 p.m. PDT / 3:00 a.m. CEST]
ArenaMonster Invitationals
ProGameX
Gamers League Blood in the Water (Battleground tournament) [April 11 and 12 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 7:00 p.m. CEST]

BlizzCon Tickets go on sale [April 15 at 7:00 p.m. PDT]

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You’ve been summoned to Southern California for BlizzCon 2015! Blizzard’s ninth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. Form a party with your fellow members of the Blizzard community and get ready for two days of in-depth discussion panels with our developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and intense eSports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from around the world. Find out more here.

For more information on upcoming events, visit the Events page in the Game Guide.

The Bastok Eggsperiment

Greetings and serendipitous salutations, noble adventurers of Vana'diel.
As the cold of winter withers away, new life springs forth. Yes, noble adventurers of Vana'diel, that time has finally, fruitfully come upon us. It's The Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza, kupo!.

Once again, we moogles are cracking away at our desks, thinking up new rewards and keywords as we plan the and most anticipated, egg-straordinary, egg-related festival in all of Vana'diel.

Get ready as ovi-philes and normal people alike brace themselves for the dash to gather their initial eggs, kupo!

To shake things up this year we decided to scatter the combination hints throughout town, kupo.

We are all anticipating your most egg-cellent participation, kupo!

Read on to see how the festival preparations have left some moogles a bit over egg-cited...

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The March Version Update Has Arrived!

All aboard for the March version update! After you've boarded, take a seat next to the all-new Vagary battle content, empyrean armor reforging, or the various new functions added to /lockstyle!

The conductor is also pleased to offer a selection of other adjustments, such as Mog Garden affinities, new Wanted objectives, the addition of Superior 2 equipment, magic burst enhancements and other combat-related adjustments, job adjustments, and a variety of other additions and changes.

Read on for the full details.