Tuesday, March 27, 2007, posted by WoW Fan at 3:49 AM
The Darkmoon Faire appears on the first Friday of each month, and takes 3 days to set up. So technically it is available for questing on the following Monday. It appears either in Elwynn Forest (next to Goldshire) or in Mulgore (next to Bloodhoof Village). The Darkmoon Faire stays only for one week at a time.


The Darkmoon Faire Current Schedule (2007):
January 8th - 15th Mulgore
February 5th - 12th Elwynn Forest
March 5th - 12th Mulgore
April 9th - 16th Elwynn Forest
May 7th - 14th Mulgore
June 4th - 11th Elwynn Forest
July 9th - 16th Mulgore
August 6th - 13th Elwynn Forest
September 10th - 17th Mulgore
October 8th - 15th Elwynn Forest
November 5th - 12th Mulgore


How to farm for your Epic Necklace
(This guide assumes you are at least level 60)

This is to give people an idea for where to grind for their Epic necklace from the Darkmoon Fairie.


Amulet of the Darkmoon
Binds when picked up
Neck
+10 Strength
+19 Agility
+10 Stamina
Requires Level 60
Sells for 2 Gold 50 Silver to vendors
Item Level 65
Source: Quest

This is the alternative necklace for caster types:

Orb of the Darkmoon
Binds when picked up
Neck
+11 Stamina
+8 Spirit
Requires Level 60
Equip: Increases damage and healing done by magical spells and
effects by up to 22.
Sells for 2 Gold 50 Silver to vendors
Item Level 65
Source: Quest

To attain this necklace you need to gather 1200 tickets from the Darkmoon Fairie. It might sound reasonable, until you consider: stacks offer very little rewards in the way of tickets and
also certain items run out when you hit a certain faction point with the Fairie. We haven't acquired our necklace yet, but we have found the best way to go about gathering the materials.

Step 1: Vibrant Plumes
These are your friend! You can hand these in until you hit 2500 reputation with the Darkmoon Fairie. Now assuming you start at 0/3000 at Neutral like everyone does then you can farm 125 of these to hand in. After you hand in 125 you will have hit the 2500 reputation limit and won't
be able to turn them in anymore. You will however already have 300 tickets and be 1/4 of the way to getting that necklace!

But you say That's great, but where do we get them? Fear not, they are actually very easy to farm. Head to Ferelas and go North, past the Twin Collosus. As you past these giant mountains you will see a Harpy Camp to your left.

We've also recently found that it is easier and cheaper to fly to Desolace (Shadow Prey Village) and then take the shortcut into Ferelas as you approach from the north this way.

Assuming you can hit this area without another farmer/quester around then you can bounce from Harpy to Harpy and never run out of targets to kill. The plumes themselves drop about 1 in every 5-10 kills (I've had 4 in a row before) but I'd say on average you get 10 every 25 minutes. This goes along with the Mageweave cloth that you will get by the bucketful (AH this) and the odd green item. Plus the usual vendor trash mob items.

Now, you may have noticed that it's going to take 25 minutes to farm 10 feathers and you need 125, that's a lot of time! If you have the time to be on every evening running instances then this quest probably isn't for you (there are similar items to be found in drops) but for those of us who don't have that pleasure this is a good way to grind for an epic all of our own. It will of course take a few months but at least you got it on your own!

Step 2: Blood and Eyes!
So you've got your plumes but now what can you hand in? We'll we're now much more limited in our resources. We can hand in 'Evil Bat Eye's' which drop from the bats in Eastern Plaguelands or we can go for 'Glowing Scorpoid Blood' which drops from the various scorpions in Silithus. Skinners should take your pick of where you want to farm (We're assuming both bats and scorps can be skinned, but aren't 100% sure) but if you happen to be a miner then head on down to Silithus, home of the Thorium Vein! This is because along with the 2 items above you can also turn in Dense Grinding Stones and Rugged Armour Kits. (If you're a miner/skinner you can really go some here).

Usually we head to Silithus where there are a few things of use:
1. Farm Scorpoids for Glowing Scorpoid Blood
2. Farm Dredge Crushers for Sandworm Meat to make Smoked Dessert Dumplings (restores 2100ish health and +15 strength for 15 minutes).
3. To farm Krellack (a rare level 56 silver elite)


The first thing to note is that we've so far got 22 Glowing Scorpoid Blood and to reach the target of 1200 tickets we'll need to farm (if our math is good) 450. Argh. This part is going to take a
lot of time. There are Scorpoids north of the main base camp in Silithus which can be farmed but the drops are pretty rare. It's probably due to the Scorpoids being a lower level (54-55) than some others that are around. We're still waiting for a patch with level 56+ scorpoids on but we haven't found a reliable source yet. However, we did come across a little gem of a scorpoid called Krellack. He's a level 56 silver elite and we found him West of Southwind Village (with the possessed night elves). Exact co-ordinates are 62,43. When we tagged him he dropped the Elegant Cloak of Arcane Wrath, which was nice of him. Usually we try to get on early morning and farm as much as possible. It's always worth trying to see if he spawns. Also a good point if you are a hunter and after a new pet, apparently Krellack can be tamed although he is a bit of a bugger to do so.

Continuing....

Along with the Evil Bat Eyes and Glowing Scorpoid Blood you can
also hand in:

8x Rugged Armour Kit - 20 Tickets
8x Dense Grinding Stone - 20 Tickets

Miners and skinners should have a crack at this as well. It's worth noting that apparently if you don't have the appropriate tradeskill then you can't hand in the goods.

While you can hand in the Stone / Armour Kits at anytime we suggest stacking them until you hit 2500rep with the 125 plumes. Otherwise you cut down the amount of plumes you can use.

Notes:
During our travels we found that by doing this it's a good way to also earn a fair chunk of cash. The Harpies for example drop the odd green item which can be sold at the Auction House and more importantly they drop Mageweave Cloth and lots of it. We've typically sold about 500 on the AH over about a week and made 1G per stack of 20 (25 gold total). We put them up for a 95 silver start and 99 silver buyout, which just slightly undercuts the market on our server, ensuring we sell them instantly. From farming the Vibrant Plumes (125 of them) we made approximately 60gold. Of which we spent 38g on 2 Arcane Crystals and another 8g on 6 Essence of Undeath (We're also running an Axesmith and we're creating the Annihilator).

The Scorpoids in Silithus also drop large claws, which stack in 5's. A stack of 5 sells to a vendor for 1 gold 20 silver (approx), which is nice. The scorpoids also drop lots of Mystery Meat, a
component of cooking.



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