Feb 162010
 

Unlike my detailed guide for Love is in the Air, I will not be posting a guide for the Lunar Festival, as it boils down to this:

1. Go to area/instance. Most are impossible to find or confusing as hell. (The path INTO Sunken Temple is more complicated then any Northrend instance…I felt like I was playing Zelda and I was stuck in the freaking Water Temple AGAIN, looking for the switch/plate/button that would raise/lower the water level.)
2. Get lost trying to find Elder. (Hi, BRS!)
3. Finally find Elder.
4. Realize you can either hearth out and port from Dal/fly to the next zone you need (takes 15 min) or find your way back out and ride there (takes 15 min).
5. Curse Blizzard.
6. Repeat 8523523461 times. (Ok, Omen is pretty cool.)

Bonus: Apparently, these Elders are mail spammers too! You’d think at least one of them would have the decency to send some gold or something, but I guess they all went broke spamming everyone three years ago. Do the Elders have an opt-out?

  14 Responses to “It should be the Lunar (I'm lost again) Festival”

  1. Haha, bravo. Loved the Zelda line. I had forgotten how damn complex some of those early instances were.

    And yes, I would love to opt out of the Elders mailing list. Or at least set up a filter to send it to ‘Spam’ :)

  2. Ive just got the instance elders to do and im so not looking forward to it.
    Notice how the zone elders are as far away from the FPs as possible as well!
    What a pain in the fury behind

  3. It’s the worst designed most bogus concept for an in-game holiday. Unless you’re after the violet proto drake, it’s an epic waste of time. And if you are after the drake, it’s only a halfway-epic waste of time. Got my drake on sunday though. :)

    Good riddance.

  4. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

  5. The only bonus to this Elune-foresaken festival is that I completed it in combination with the Explorer achievement. Otherwise, it made me want to slit my feathery boomkin wrists.

    BTW, how horrible is it that I totally knew exactly where in Zelda you meant and had a little PTSD when you mentioned it? :P

  6. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

  7. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

  8. Heya Ala. Ayan and I got our violet drakes!! 310% speed is nice. I must say though this event is looooong and booring. Thank goodness I have a pocket mage :P
    You must be getting close to your drake yeah?

  9. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

  10. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

  11. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

  12. Don’t forget that you can just form a group for the Northrend instances & queue up to teleport in & out.

  13. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

  14. [...] Fluid Druid offers some practical advice on what you’re likely to encounter in this year’s festival — for my part, I keep getting stuck on the “get lost trying to find elder” [...]

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