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7.1.5 Holiday Updates: Micro-Holidays and World Events
17.11.2016 um 19:44
Between the 7.1.5 PTR introducing new micro-holidays and
12. Geburtstag von WoW
, we thought it was a good time to summarize what we know about all the upcoming holiday changes coming in 2017 to WoW.
Micro-holidays are small holidays, not tied to any meta-achievement, that celebrate different parts of Azeroth's culture and history such as
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The traditional two-week holidays have also received a steady stream of new toys for the upcoming year.
Items from the Love is in the Air and Midsummer bosses now show as "scaling with level"--looks like Blizzard is making good on the promise to open up the fights to lower-level players.
(December 16 - January 2)
is a new toy which sets out a festive clothes chest for your friends. There are Red and Green holiday outfits, in both pants and shorts versions.
The outfits can be viewed in Wowhead's database and modelviewer: , , ,
The 2016 Winter Veil Gift is
and awards the achievement
Brr... es ist kalt hier drin
. This is a reference to the character Mei from Overwatch.
(January 4th - 11th)
Celebrate Diablo's 20th Anniversary with items like
There are Diablo-style charms which grant stats and do not need to be equipped:
Große Zauber des Unerschütterlichen
Großer Zauber der Geschicklichkeit
Großer Zauber der Stärke
Großer Zauber der Schlange
Additional items, as well as Diablo's own celebration, can be found in our
Diablo at BlizzCon 2016 Coverage
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(January 21 - 23)
: "On this date, the Scarab Gong was rung, opening the gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Represent your faction by gathering supplies or by slaying Twilight and Qiraji forces. The winning faction gets to fly their banner next to the Scarab Gong for the rest of the year!"
This event commemorates one of the most memorable times in WoW: the server-wide effort to unlock the gates of Ahn'Qiraj.
One person on each server completed an elaborate questline to bang the gong and open the gates: you can read about all the requirements on the
Veteran of the Shifting Sands
The first person on the server, as well as anyone who rang the gong 10 hours afterwards, was awarded the
mount and title for completing
Schlagt den Gong!
As part of grinding out reputation in Silithus, players completed an elaborate series of summoning rituals among the Twilight Cultist Camps. Killing Twilight Cultists was needed for
, which awarded reputation with Cenarion Circle when turned in. The summoning rituals were needed to summon progressively-harder Abyssals, culminating in World Bosses. During the Cataclysm revamp, these questlines were broken.
The Twilight Cultist disguises as well as some of the summoning items have made a reappearance in the 7.1.5 data:
Horde War Effort Credit
Robe eines Schattenhammerkultisten
Mantel eines Schattenhammerkultisten
Gugel eines Schattenhammerkultisten
Standesmedaillon eines Schattenhammerkultisten
Herrschaftsring eines Schattenhammerkultisten
. Related Abyssals have also appeared:
Der Fürst der Tiefen
Der Fürst der Stürme
Der Fürst der Splitter
Some of the friendly NPCs who accepted materials in classic WoW (eg
Die Allianz braucht geröstete Raptoren!
) are back like
The event will pit the Alliance and Horde against each other to earn the most credit: whoever wins can fly their faction flag in Silithus for a year (
Horde War Effort Credit
(January 21 - February 4)
The Lunar Festival has a series of three new toys. Together with your friends, you can dress up as a dragon!
cost 25 Coins of Ancestry each.
cost 10 Coins of Ancestry.
Schanksause der Kirin Tor
: "The mages of Azeroth like to relax, too. Hop into a portal at your local watering hole and join the Tavern Crawl!"
There are a number of portal spells like
As part of dressing up for a night on the town, one must wear a fancy hat in Azeroth:
One of the
spells uses the icon for
so perhaps you'll have a chance to gain the appearance of one of many rare helms during this holiday.
Related NPCs include
Liebe liegt in der Luft
(February 7 - 12)
Several new items are available for
Zeichen der Liebe
New consumables are on the way like
Allheilmittelchen der Firma Krone
to turn into a zombie by "accident" and
Liebestrank Nr. 8
to control a Crowne Company employee for a minute.
Defeating the Crowne Company is no longer for just max level players! Items like
are ilvl 830 at 110, and scale down if you loot them at a lower level.
Das große Hippogryphenschlüpfen
: "Today is the day that the Frayfeather hippogryphs hatch. Head to Frayfeather Highlands in Feralas to witness the spectacle firsthand!"
Hippogryphs are one of the most beloved species in WoW: they're found all over Elven areas and serve as flightpath mounts around Kalimdor.
Popular hippogryph mounts and pets include
Zügel des Leyfederhippogryphen
Zügel des lang vergessenen Hippogryphen
For this particular holiday, you'll be able to incubate an egg (
) and then get a
to ride on your shoulder! You can even extend the duration of
according to this spell:
Extend Hatchling Duration
. The NPC
may be related as well.
Marsch der Kaulquappen
: "Today, the baby Winterfin murlocs of Borean Tundra complete their trip across the Westrift."
Murlocs are the unofficial mascot of WoW: they're everywhere you look from costumes (
) to fishing bobbers (
Kiste mit Schwimmern: Murlockopf
). In Legion alone they're stuffed animals (
), the subject of an achievement (
Der Herr der Heringe
), and a Suramar Egg toy (
Berglrgl Perrgl Girggrlf
When April 5th comes around, you can complete the quest
Adoptiert eine Kaulquappe
and help your band of murloc tadpole friends from
out some more! Some of the new baby murlocs in the data include
This quest will take you back to the Winterfin area in northwestern Borean Tundra. If you've skipped the quests in the area like
Oh neeiin, die Kaulquappen!
, now is a fun time to do them and meet the tadpoles!
(April 17 - 24)
) costs 100
Tag der Wachen
: "Today, the denizens of Azeroth and Draenor take some time to celebrate the hard work that their guards perform. /Salute a guard to show you care!"
transforms you into a guard when you salute them
The disguise has a buff which keeps track of the amount of
you have slain.
No changes yet!
: "The skies are clear, the wind is calm... it's a great day for hot air ballooning. Hop into a hot air balloon, enjoy the scenery, and make some new friends!"
Balloons are everywhere in Azeroth and hot air balloons are particularly notable as a form of transportation added in Pandaria. You can take a relaxing hot air balloon ride in
Das Leiden von Shen-zin Su
Die Geschichte des Fischers
Balloons are also non-battle companions like
Datamined spells point to taking a balloon ride (
Krisenkit für Ballonfahrerassistenten
Wartet auf einen Ballon
), summoning a balloon in different zones (
Ballon rufen: Azsuna
Ballon rufen: Kristallsangwald
Ballon rufen: Hochberg
Ballon rufen: Nagrand
Ballon rufen: Sturmheim
Ballon rufen: Suramar
Ballon rufen: Uldum
), and even booting an unsavory character from a balloon (
Raus mit Schnottz
Some NPCs point to balloon rides as well:
Nagrandreisen Hoch & Weg
: "Today, the sporelings of Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh hold their annual mushroom festival. Help them keep the great Gshoo alive as long as possible!"
is a faction in Zangarmarsh added during the Burning Crusade. Complete quests in western Zangarmarsh to learn more about this faction.
Players both Alliance and Horde start out unfriendly with Sporeggar. We have full details how to gain reputation with them on the
Fun reputation rewards include
Wappenrock von Sporeggar
Wappenrock von Sporeggar
We have datamined some spells that have mushroom icons or reference "
," who sounds like the great "Gshoo" of the event:
Streng riechender Trüffel
Sack mit Heilsporen
There are even some buffs:
increases healing in Sporeggar by 2% and
Streng riechender Trüffel
increases Sporeggar reputation by 15.
Tanz der tausend Boote
: "The citizens of Azeroth need a break. Let's go boating in Thousand Needles!"
Thousand Needles has always been a place where the citizens of Azeroth go to relax. Before Cataclysm, it boasted a racetrack, and after the flooding, there's now an entertainment barge.
Questing in Thousand Needles is pretty lighthearted and rewards a cute
. Along the way you'll meet the vendor
who has some dubious desserts like
Based on the datamined abilities, Boat Day is a real party with abilities like
Wasserbombe für festliche Anlässe
lets you get around easily - it's a speed increase and Water Walking.
: Join up with other boats to form a regatta.
You can build your own ship, which will last for seven days, with the following materials:
There are even some partygoers and crew members:
Bootspartygast der Blutelfen
Bootspartygast der Hochelfen
Erster Maat Billwix
(June 21 - July 5)
A new pet and toy costs
There is a new set of Midsummer Fires achievements added for Draenor and the Broken Isles. Each zone will have a new bonfire. Full list of
achievements in the database
Ahune will not just be for max-level players: loot such as
Fürst Ahunes Frostsichel
is ilvl 830 at level 110, but can be looted by players not at max level.
: "The dinosaurs in Un'goro are getting restless. Time to go pay them a visit!"
Not too much is known about this holiday yet--there are some datamined dinosaur abilities, but they could be for a Brawler's Guild fight.
In Un'goro Crater, Horde players can currently raise the
for the quest
Sie werden so schnell erwachsen
Pfeife des Gifthautravasaurus
Un'goro Crater is also home to
, most notably
It looks like
is making a return! This beloved dinosaur perished during the Cataclysm. Other dinosaur NPCs include
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