A "boss" with 5 million health. Blizzard should stop being lazy and update all the events and stop thinking they can have the same ones year after year.
An update forcing players to use Elune's Candle to slay him, say by making him immune to all other damage, would let 5 million still be considerable.As for yearly pets, they did that with the Canthan New Year in Guild Wars too. Possibly you could have an Ancient or similar spirit who appears for the Lunar Festival who gives a small series of quests to acquire his pet version.
Just wanted to thank you for the guide Perculia, it's awesome as always!
Just a note for anyone who hasn't been in Strat in a while. Elder Farwhisper is on live side, and the gates are locked the path between live and dead side. So if you go in the back door, you can target the elder, but you can't actually reach him!
2 years ago i made this achiements but never complate until this festival :)
Cracks me up, that holiday after holiday comes up...and so many people expect to Blizzard to do something new. They're lazy, and they still keep getting your money.
This guide, relative to the others on wowhead, is pretty poor.These are the reasons why. The data is not formatted in the way the achievements are earned. For example you should have created a tab named Elders of Cataclysm. You spread out that achievement geographically, which I do think would be better for players who are doing it from the start. Your use of Elders of Cataclysm gives a false impression that those elders, on that continent, is all of them. The data is wrong. For example Elder Stonespire's position on your map is incorrect.This is not to say you didn't put a lot of excellent effort or that I could write a better guide.
I'm surprise there are no Elders for Pandaria. It seems this holiday is something they could really get into, in order to integrate themselves better into the world, and see what they've been missing out on!The Elders are remember those who had fought in the War of the Ancients/Third War; it wouldn't have been possible for those on Pandaria to experience it.
for TomTom users, this should help make it easier (Dungeon entrance coords. used for the applicable Elders in Northrend.)/way Borean Tundra 57.3, 43.7 Elder Arp/way Borean Tundra 33.8, 34.4 Elder Northal/way Borean Tundra 42.9, 49.6 Elder Pamuya/way Borean Tundra 59.1, 65.6 Elder Sardis/way Borean Tundra 27.5, 26.2 Elder Igasho (The Nexus)/way Dragonblight 29.7, 55.9 Elder Morthie/way Dragonblight 35.1, 48.3 Elder Skywarden/way Dragonblight 48.8, 78.2 Elder Thoim/way Dragonblight 26, 49 Elder Nurgen (Azjol-Nerub)/way Grizzly Hills 60.6, 27.7 Elder Beldak/way Grizzly Hills 80.5, 37.1 Elder Lunaro/way Grizzly Hills 64.2, 47.0 Elder Whurain/way Howling Fjord 57.25, 46.54 Elder Chogan'gada (Utgarde Pinnacle)/way Howling Fjord 58, 50 Elder Jarten (Utgarde Keep)/way Sholazar Basin 49.8, 63.0 Elder Sandrene/way Sholazar Basin 63.8, 49.0 Elder Wanikaya/way The Storm Peaks 28.9, 73.7 Elder Fargal/way The Storm Peaks 41.2, 84.7 Elder Graymane/way The Storm Peaks 64.6, 51.3 Elder Muraco/way The Storm Peaks 31.3, 37.6 Elder Stonebeard/way The Storm Peaks 39.7 26.9 Elder Yurauk (Halls of Stone)/way Wintergrasp 49.0, 13.9 Elder Bluewolf/way Zul'Drak 58.9, 56.0 Elder Tauros/way Zul'Drak 28.64, 86.94 Elder Kilias (Drak'Tharon Keep)/way Zul'Drak 76.41 21.25 Elder Ohanzee (Gundrak)
The list of Elders would be better if it was sorted by zone instead of Elder.This would make it a lot easier to locate the Elders for the zone you're in.
Blizzard should do a battle pet each year that reflects the current year. 2014 is the year of the horse. We could finally get our PONY! Seriously though, it would give each year something new for lunar fest.I really love that idea! These events really need some new content (albeit small) since so many enjoy these side diversions throughout the year.
Some people prefer the Elders in alphabetical order, and if you want to see which are nearby, you can mouseover the map pins :)
What is the easiest way to find all the elders? Is there an add on to help locate them?
Blizzard should do a battle pet each year that reflects the current year. 2014 is the year of the horse. We could finally get our PONY! Seriously though, it would give each year something new for lunar fest.I think this idea is much needed, they should be doing something I feel, as a long time player these events hold little relevance other than the once per expansion loot.They could add a pet as you suggested, even a re-skin of the previous year to give it some uniqueness, the loot tables should definitely be updated yearly to be somewhat relevant (or give the items unique procs) Especially if things like the Timeless Isle are going to be something they intend to roll out in the future.I loved the excitement of doing the holidays on my main for my proto drake (yes even those hideous PvP achievements)I feel only a few changes would be needed to bring back some of that desire to do these holidays again. (Heck, boost the XP the elders give back to 100% instead of just 50% of that of an at level quest)I think Omen needs a loot table. He could drop a mini version of himself as a battle pet along with Moon Moon, some small fireworks/firework clusters, ancestry coins, schematics/patterns. Maybe one of the robes, and maybe a rare toy item that does something related to Lunar Festival, like giving you a levitate buff that also makes you glow white along with the symbol of Elune haloing above your head. The loot drops would work like Timeless Isle or Moonfang from Darkmoon Island where you're guaranteed to get something on your first kill, but the rest is up to chance.I could come up with ideas for all of the holidays that are perfectly doable by Blizzard with very little effort. I just Blizzard would take these types of ideas from players into consideration more often. But i guess an hour or two lost to giving Omen a loot table is an hr or two lost to working on WoD?. *shrugs*
Anyone wonder why ? Lunar festival is suppose to be apart of Pandaren lore before blizzard changed it. NE and Pandarens were supposedly 1 ancient empire till they changed it. That is why u see Darnassuss buildings would look so fitting with Pandaren NPCs and even have 'paws' on them as well. However it is different now.. I guess the cultural disparity could be similar to the way Japan doesn't celebrate Chinese New Year. Just like Pandaria doesn't celebrate Lunar Festival .I hope Blizzard brings back more WC3 vibes and stops changing things... i mean, Centaur Khans are supposed to be the "Yaungols" of M.O.P ! ><Discuss!
Wrong coords for Elder Mistwalker/way Feralas 62.6 31.1 Elder Mistwalker - The Maul (PvP area in Dire Maul)Elder Sekhemi:/way Uldum 31.6 63 Elder Sekhemi - The Ruins of AmmonElder Menkhaf/way Uldum 65.5 18.7 Elder Menkhaf - Khartut's TombElder Dreamseer/way Tanaris 51.4 28.8 Elder Dreamseer - Gadgetzan
Blizzard should do a battle pet each year that reflects the current year. 2014 is the year of the horse. We could finally get our PONY! Seriously though, it would give each year something new for lunar fest.For Pony!