Not gonna lie, the most fun thing I did this morning is skimming all the confused social media comments from people who think the Darkmoon Faire was added in World of Warcraft Cataclysm. This may be a reflection on my morning more than anything else, though.
Yes, the Darkmoon Faire is returning to WoW… that is, it’s launching in WoW Classic for the first time. As in, a version pretty much like the original version first added to the MMO way back in 2005, meaning it doesn’t have most of the minigames, the professions quests, the dailies, the teleporters, or the arena. Oh, and no Darkmoon Island, either.
“Hear ye! Hear ye! The first Darkmoon Faire in WoW Classic begins set up Friday, February 7 in Mulgore, with barkers appearing in Ironforge and Orgrimmar to share the news. Festivities begin on Monday, February 10 and will be available to visitors for a week before shutting down until the following month. Visitors will be able to access the Faire in alternating months either from Elwynn Forest or Mulgore and serves as a neutral location for both the Horde and Alliance. While there are no guards to stop you from traveling through the portal, those on PvP realms will need to exercise caution when entering into enemy territory to get to the Faire.”
As it was pre-Cataclysm, the Faire will rotate between Mulgore and Elwynn, so you’ll head to Mulgore from February 10th to 16th, then Elwynn Forest from March 9th to 15th. Check out WoWHead’s guide too; it’s got a full run-down of what’s changed (back) and what at the event is worth doing in Classic.
The Darkmoon Faire is coming to #WoWClassic!
Enjoy quests, prizes, buffs and more when the Faire makes its first stop in Mulgore on Feb 10!
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) February 5, 2020