At the end of the Immersive Sounds of Azeroth panel at Blizzcon, Blizzard's Sound Team revealed that there is a secret in Waycrest Manor.

If you're into secrets I think it's worth noting here today that Lady Waycrest has offered tribute and is waiting for you to find a little musical surprise.

Members from the Secret Finding Discord were quick to react to this and found the secret within a day! Thanks to Deity, Not a dreadlord, Padwarle, Aerinis and everyone else for figuring out how to trigger the secret.

How to Trigger the Secret

Throughout Waycrest Manor there are multiple pipe organs afflicted by drust magic. You will have to dissipate the magic by killing the witch that spawns when you approach the organs. Upon doing so Lady Waycrest becomes angry and slams her hands on the keyboard, playing a discord chord.

After you have killed all 5 witches, clear the rest of the instance then return to "The Grand Foyer" at the entrance.

Wait a few minutes and music from other Blizzard games will start playing!

Easter Egg Music

The music will play and loop in the order of the 6 tracks that you can preview here. The organ sounds are references to music from other Blizzard games.
 

The Darkmoon Faire is a monthly event in World of Warcraft where you can travel to Darkmoon Island and experience all kinds of attractions, exclusive vendors, and a wide variety of activities. It's one of the biggest world events when it comes to collectors, with a ton of mounts, pets, toys, achievements and transmogrification items that you cannot find anywhere else.

The Darkmoon Faire is also the most common time for players to level Reputations up, using the boost obtained either from riding the Darkmoon Carousel, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=46668/whee, or from using one of the fancy https://www.wowhead.com/item=93730/darkmoon-top-hats.

Patch 8.1.5 New Content: Roller Coaster

In the "World of Warcraft: What's Next" panel at Blizzcon Blizzard has revealed that Patch 8.1.5 will bring updates to the Brawler's Guild, Micro-Holidays, but also to Darkmoon Faire!

In an interview by Wowhead with Blizzard we learned more about the new Roller Coaster:

  • It’s a motion sickness simulator. First-person POV. Enjoy. Or don’t.
  • The rollercoaster was a labor of love from an artist on the team, when he first started at Blizzard as a passion project. It sat to the side for a while, until some lull time during the “Hackathon” week when he had more time to work on it. Then it was so far along, they decided to finish it off!
  • Rewards will be added to the faire as always—can’t name them off the top of their head, but there are always new things to chase from evergreen content, so they try to add rewards where it makes sense. For example, the Brawler’s Guild will get a new cool mount, transmog, and questline.

Mounts

Pets

Toys

Transmog

Achievements

The first achievement you will probably get is https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6019/come-one-come-all, obtained for taking the portal in Mulgore/Goldshire that teleports you to the Darkmoon Island. You can find Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mage in all major capital cities that can take you to the location of the portals.

Darkmoon Races

For these achievements you will need to compete in the two Darkmoon races at the end of the island with all the different mounts they have. Every mount has different abilities. The races have multiple checkpoints that you have to hit, and several items and traps on the tracks, to help or hinder you. There will be a bell tolling during the race, indicating how much time has passed since the start. To complete the achievements you will need to finish the race in the number of tolls indicated in the achievement.

Racing Strider

There are two extra achievements with the Racing Strider, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9755/darkmoon-race-enthusiast for just finishing Welcome to the Darkmoon Races (the semi-tutorial race), or The Real Race, and https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9793/big-race-enthusiast, awarded for finishing The Real Big Race in less than 40 tolls.

Powermonger

Rocketeer

Wanderluster

There is one extra achievement with the Wanderluster, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9819/darkmoon-like-the-wind for gliding for more than 10 seconds. It's easily obtainable during The Real Big Race.

Darkmoon Games

You can earn the following achievements by performing certain small feats during each of the Darkmoon Games. You also get an achievement for playing all the games, https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6020/step-right-up.

Darkmoon Artifacts

There are several artifacts you can loot from PvP and PvE activities if you have https://www.wowhead.com/item=71634/darkmoon-adventurers-guide in your bags. You can turn those in and get some Darkmoon Prize Tickets, and completion for the following achievements:

Darkmoon Arena

Starting at 00:00 and every 3h during the Darkmoon Faire, a chest will appear inside the Darkmoon Arena. You will be hostile to all other players except the ones in your party. The objective is to loot the chest before anyone else. Opening the chest has a ~10 sec. cast. You will get a https://www.wowhead.com/item=74034/pit-fighter trinket which starts a quest, and some other Darkmoon goodies.

If you open the chest a 13th time after getting the Master Pit Fighter, you will recieve the trinket https://www.wowhead.com/item=126949/returning-champion to use on any character.

Blight Boar

The Blight Boar is a band that performs in the Cauldron of Rock, in the eastern Darkmoon Island woods every hour on the half hour (00:30, 1:30, etc.). The Death Metal Knight will come to crash the performance and players will have to defeat him. They can also catch Bolts of Light to gain "fan" points, and dodge Banshee Walls to avoid losing "fan" points. After the Death Metal Knight is defeated, there will be Ghouls attacking Devlynn Styx. You can attack them to kick them away and gain "fan" points.

Other DMF Achievements

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)Introducing an adventurous new pet with an especially curious nature—Whomper the baby yeti! When you adopt him in-game or in his plushie form, you’ll be helping Code.org® boost its mission to expand computer science education around the world.

As a part of Blizzard Entertainment’s ongoing quest to empower youth through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education, we’re teaming up with Code.org for this year’s charity pet campaign.

When you purchase the in-game pet by December 31, 2018 either in the Blizzard Shop or from the in-game shop, we’ll donate 100% of the purchase price* to Code.org.


When Whomper wants to play, he'll let you know with a playful headbutt.

You can also purchase Whomper in a loveable plushie form on the Blizzard Gear Store, and every purchase made by December 31, 2018 will also help support Code.org.*


About Code.org – In Their Own Words

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry, or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and is now expanding internationally. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign every December, which has engaged 10% of all students in the world.
 
Get Involved with Code.org

There are many ways to get involved with Code.org and help support their mission. You can try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages and experience levels in over 45 languages, host an Hour of Code event for family and friends, volunteer in a classroom, or help translate a tutorial.

Learn more about Code.org and how to get involved with this year’s Hour of Code by visiting their site, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

*Donation amount for in-game pet excludes chargebacks, refunds, and value added taxes (VAT) or other similar taxes paid. Donation amount for plushie excludes manufacturing and freight to warehouse costs, chargebacks, refunds, and any VAT or other similar taxes paid. Purchaser is responsible for applicable shipping costs.

Day of the Dead World Event Guide

The Day of the Dead is a small holiday where people remember and honor their departed loved ones and companions. Graves and gravesites are ornamented with flowers and offerings for the spirits.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)Can you feel it?
The spirit world draws close during the Day of the Dead.
This is why we decorate the graves of our dearly departed with flowers and candles and offerings: To welcome them back, even if only for a time.
So come! Dance with me!
Let us cherish and honor those we have lost in their ghostly presence, so that they might eat and drink and smile and know that they are loved. – Catrina

 
Event Details

When: November 1-3
Where: Graveyards of all Capital Cities

Don’t wait for your invitation to arrive and /dance with Catrina to take the form of a skeleton and earn the achievement https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=3456/dead-mans-party.

A little https://www.wowhead.com/item=46691/bread-of-the-dead can go a long way to restoring your health, so make sure to purchase the recipe from Chapman, who can also be found in Dalaran in the Broken Isles. He’s got a few other goodies that you can purchase to make it a truly festive holiday, so be sure to speak to him to see his wares.

You could be a contender and earn the achievement - https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9426/to-the-afterlife - during this holiday by defeating a contender while wearing a contender’s outfit purchased during Day of the Dead.

 
During this 2-day holiday there will be a small number of collectibles to be earned, which we have highlighted below.

Battle Pets

Toys

You can purchase the following toys from https://www.wowhead.com/npc=34382 in any of the capital cities near the graveyard.

These costumes allow you to use one of 3 random combat abilities against other people who are wearing one too, and complete some achievements.

Achievements

Transmog

Recipes

Treasure Hunting is a challenging and fun mini game in which players follow a trail of clues in order to find the hidden treasure. Today we are going to have a look at Wan'be's Buried Goods, one of the treasure hunts available for Horde players in Battle for Azeroth.

To start this treasure hunt you have to get the https://www.wowhead.com/item=163213/ghostly-explorers-skull from https://www.wowhead.com/npc=135804/hoarder-jena, the emissary vendor for the Voldunai.

Place the https://www.wowhead.com/item=163213/ghostly-explorers-skull on the floor anywhere and you will summon the spirit of Wan'be the Explorer. Speaking to him will open a dialogue window where he'll express his thoughts.

When we go'n ta visit somewhere nice?
This place look interestin.
Ooh, where we be today?
Tis a bit cold here isn't it? Or dat just me?
Dis place seems pleasant. I could haunt here.

https://www.wowhead.com/npc=143129/wanbe will also mention sometimes a thought or an anecdote that hints to a specific location in Azeroth. You'll have to take the skull to those locations and serve as a guide to Wan'be in his afterlife.

Step 1: The sabers in the snow

You ever see a saber in the snow? That be a crazy idea, snow that is.

You will have to take him to Winterspring, specifically to Frostsaber Rock, located at the northernmost part of the area, since this is where most of the snow sabercats live in Azeroth.

Once in Frostsaber Rock, summon him and you will be able to ask him "This what you had in mind?" and he will answer "I think I feel colder, that possible?".

Step 2: Biggest reptiles of all time

We got da' big reptiles in Zandalar, nun be big'r in all of time.

This time you'll have to take the skull to https://www.wowhead.com/npc=19934/zaladormu in the Caverns of Time, to prove https://www.wowhead.com/npc=143129/wanbe wrong, since Zaladormu is bigger than most dinosaurs in Zandalar. You will have to place the skull on the floor in front of Zaladormu, NOT on the platform he's laying on.

Once Wan'be appears, you can tell him "You were saying?" and he will say "That tis not a real reptile... Don't tell him I said that."

Step 3: The flooded desert racing track

You know, I almost setup a racing ring in Vol'dun. Me partner worried another cataclysm might put us under water and backed out. Plus we had no money, dey took it, when we exiled.

This hints towards a racing track in a desert, which was submerged underwater by the Cataclysm: the Raceway Ruins in Thousand Needles. You will find the Raceway Ruins under Fizzle and Pozzik's Speedbarge, the ship in the middle of the water.

You MUST summon the skull underwater to get the dialog, otherwise it won't work. Summon the skull, speak to Wan'be and click on "<You gesture around the area.>". Wan'be will then say "Ok, so it can hap'n... you be turning blue... and don't you be leav'n me here."

Step 4: Living in a volcano

Did I tell ya, I ov'r heard one of those charcoal half pints claim he lived in a volcano.

The hint this time points to Blackrock Mountain where Dark Iron dwarves live. You'll have to place the skull anywhere inside Blackrock Mountain and then speak to Wan'be "It's hot in here." and he'll say "I feel'n fine. Seems like a cozy place.".

Step 5: The buried goods

After all steps have been completed, you'll be able to have a long conversation with Wan'be, anywhere:

You have something you want to talk about?I have to admit, you be da best guide a skull could ask for.

Thanks, I guess...I feel I's owe you your deposit from way back. So I be lett'n you in on my buried goods.

Buried goods?Yeah, sometin I tucked away before they caught me. All you need ta do is find the tower just off the Rootway near the river in Nazmir. It be der at the foot.

After finishing the conversation, you will be able to find and loot https://www.wowhead.com/object=296454/wanbes-buried-goods. The hint is a bit misleading, since the goods aren't in Nazmir, but in Zuldazar, although very close to the river that separates one from the other.

You can use the following command with the TomTom addon installed to create a waypoint to the Buried Goods. Use the following command while in Zuldazar.

/way 63.61 9.82 Wan'be's Buried Goods

When you loot the goods you will receive 120 gold. https://www.wowhead.com/npc=143129/wanbe will appear one last time and say:

There, should even be enough for a tip!


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