WoW Classic is getting the 2005 version of the Darkmoon Faire this month

    
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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.

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Techno Wizard

Man I’m feeling old when I remember going to visit that original DMF back in 2005 onwards until the DMF moved to an island.

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silverlock

So did Darkmoon have a purpose besides feeding new players to the murloc’s that I didn’t know about?

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Minimalistway

Trinkets i think .. and the faire locations is far from any murlocs :-)

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Bullwraith

If memory serves… You collected cards (drops in dungeons) and once you collected a full deck you would turn that in at the fair for the trinket that corresponded to the deck. Very good trinkets at the time they were.

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silverlock

Maybe for the horde but on the alliance side the cannon mini game would drop you right smack in the middle of a muloc infested lake. It was quite the surprise for a player fresh out of Northshire.

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Loopy

Mainly collecting cards from events and bosses and then turning in completed decks for (in some cases) BiS trinkets.