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WoW, Casually: December 14 to 20 and Feast of Winter Veil


Each week, Robin Torres writes WoW, Casually for the player who has 2 hours or less to play at a time.

The weather outside may be frightful, but the Feast of Winter Veil begins Saturday which is always delightful. Well, the weather isn't frightful where I live, but I used to live where there are those season-things, so I feel for you in my high 60s and sunny. Really, I do.

Of course, the seasons don't change in Azeroth either, but the weekly Call to Arms bonus weekends do. This week it's Eye of the Storm. My EotS tip for this week is: let the Wookiee win. Er, let the Droods run with the flag. Otherwise, they're going to spend all their time whining in BG chat about how slow Ghostwolf form is, etc. Seriously, life's too short to listen to all that bellyaching -- though I suppose there's not much else to whine about in EotS. I mean, this is a Battleground where standing around doing nothing (as long as you're at a tower) watching everyone else fight in the middle is actually a good thing. So take advantage of extra honor and shorter queues while getting your marks this weekend.

I know some of you don't like when I do this, but don't forget to get your Small Egg farming and hoarding done. Just think of all of those players who turn their nose up at this column because it's for those of us with limited playtime. You'll be able to fleece them with your AH price gouging starting Saturday. Last week, commenter Richard pointed out that the best place to farm for these necessary cookie ingredients is Eversong Woods, right outside of Silvermoon. Those Dragonhawks do drop the eggs 1 or 2 at a time and are not aggro. You can collect quite a few stacks of 10 just by running your baby Blood Elf from old Silvermoon to Fairbreeze Village.

Other than giving Greatfather Winter his daily dose of milk and cookies, the Feast of Winter Veil is about other casual friendly quests. There's the easy lore quest which you can only do once on each character. There's also the Metzen the reindeer quest and the Abominable Greench one as well. In general, the holiday events are extremely casual friendly and the Feast of Winter Veil is no exception.

If you're going to spend your limited playtime in Outland dungeons, the bosses will not be donning Santa hats until December 25th. Nor will the gifts under the trees appear in Orgrimmar and Ironforge until then. So there will still be more hoiday fun to be had in the coming weeks that we won't have access to this week.

Two new bits of fun that will work right away:

  • Preserved Holly works on all mounts including flying ones.
  • If you kiss (/kiss) a Winter Reveler, you will get a handful of snowflakes to make it snow on someone else.
When you're not participating in the Winter Veil festivities, and while munching on your homemade Winter Veil treats, make sure you get your BG Daily Quests done each day -- if you're still working on your Season 1 set. My goal is 1000 honor a day and that is much more easily accomplished, even with losses, when you have a nice fat 400 honor to add on to a win. Also, you need a variety of marks and the least painful way to get those for the BGs you don't like so much is with the Daily Quests. And the cash is nice too.

Robin Torres collects her 1000 honor a day on her Druid, but spends the rest of her time playing her new Warlock because soloing is easier when you're OP.

Check out more of Robin Torres's work on Massively, where she helps you balance playtime and lifetime in Gamer Interrupted.

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