Thanks everyone for your feedback. To hopefully clear up some of the confusion over time investment vs reward costs we've broken down exactly how many tickets you can obtain in a single Darkmoon Faire week. The design intent of the Darkmoon Faire is that it’s available for one week out of the month, and in that one week we expect you to be able to obtain a significant amount of tickets. To clarify the OP’s point of how long it would take to obtain an entire set of cosmetic gear, the math presented was incorrect, and it would in fact only take 4 Darkmoon Faire weeks to complete an entire set. That’s of course still no quick task, and the intent is not for it to be. There are plenty of rewards that can be obtained in one or two weeks of the Darkmoon Faire, but we expect that an entire set will take a few events to obtain.
Here’s the breakdown: Tickets Per Faire
Heroic Dungeon: 15
Tradeskill quests (primary): 8
Tradeskill quests (secondary): 12
Kill Quest: 10
Mini Games*: 35
Total Tickets per faire: 145* 5 mini games, available daily: 7*5=35
Darkmoon Treasure Chest: 5Every three hours starting at midnight you can loot five tickets from the treasure chest that spawns inside the Darkmoon deathmatch arena. You can gain quite a few additional tickets this way, bolstering your monthly total by a large amount (potentially 240 additional tickets).
As an example (excluding the treasure chest), here are some options that you can choose over the course of two Darkmoon Faires (2 weeks over 2 months):Prioritizing mounts/pets: 1 mount + 1 pet, with 20 tickets to sparePrioritizing pets: 3 pets, 20 tickets to sparePrioritizing cosmetic armor: 4 pieces of cosmetic armor, with 30 tickets to sparePrioritizing heirloom armor: 1 piece of heirloom armor + 1 heirloom weapon, with 20 tickets to spare
Keeping all of this in mind we don’t feel the current ticket acquisition rates or reward costs are out of hand, but we’re interested to hear your thoughts after reading this information and considering the longevity of the content, as well as the ‘once a month’ format of the faire. We’ll be continually evaluating it, and we’re looking forward to incorporating more goodies to be won, and more activities to the faire, in the future.Please ensure
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