[UPDATE: It seems that Blizzard bent over to much QQ (again?) and decided to raise the drop rate of the Bag of Candies in a hotfix applied last night, according to Kisirani. So you shouldn't complain about it anymore, really. Oh, and Kon Yelloweyes does not have a higher drop rate than other NPCs. Stop it.]
Some people are crying foul over the apparently horrendous drop rate of the Bag of Candies, which produce the various candies needed to complete the Be Mine! Achievement. This, in turn, is required for the Fool for Love meta-Achievement. On average, players will need to get two of these bags of candies to produce all of the eight possible messages, as each bag has ten charges.
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After the break you'll find a concise listing of what you need to know to get the Fool for Love achievement done, as well as pointers to other places to look for more information. Don't forget to check back here and send us a tip if you notice things amiss.
And remember, you only have until Sunday to finish everything up. And if you're like me Saturday night will be a solid no-WoW night, so you probably need to do everything tonight and tomorrow night. Unless of course Kara Thrace is your other girlfriend, in which case Friday night is out too.
All the updates to Love is in the Air after the break.My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose and the Bouquet of Red Roses
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Don't miss the exciting gift exchange and worldwide popularity contest to hit Azeroth when love is in the air!
We've also brought out the World of Warcraft Valentine's Commercial for your enjoyment. If you haven't seen it before, be sure to give it a look!
What do you get the blood elf who has everything? This Valentine's Day, make it an epic jewel! Yes, the industrial empires of Azeroth aren't about to let anyone escape the relentless marketing campai– er, bloom of true love associated with this time of year! Take a look at this commercial, but be warned that you may be struck by a sudden impulse to spend all the gold you've saved for your epic mount.
Love is in the Air
It's that time again -- yet another world event required for What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been and your own Violet Proto-Drake. The Love is in the Air event runs from February 11th, 2009 to February 16th, 2009. With that in mind, here's a quick overview of what you need to do to complete Fool For Love, the meta-achievement involved in the Love is in the Air Valentine's celebration.
For those disappointed in how quickly the Lunar Festival achievements were completed, this one looks like it may take a bit longer, unless you're up for spending gold on the various required items, as the Pledges of Adoration are not tagged as Bind on Pickup. Also for those keeping tally on your achievement points, completing all achievements related to this event will net you a total of 150.Fool For Love (Alliance / Horde)
To complete this meta-achievement, you must complete all of the Love is in the Air related achievements below.Heartmender (Both)
You can receive the bracelet from a Gift or Pledge of Adoration by turning in a [Love Token] (purchased for 10 copper from many NPCs) to the guards in Darnassus, Ironforge, Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff or Undercity, while wearing either [Perfume] or [Colgone]. Doing this can either net you the Adored buff and a Gift or Pledge of Adoration, or nothing at all and the Heartbroken debuff.Shafted! (Both)
You can also receive 5x [Silver Shafted Arrow] from the quest Gift Giving by turning in an [Alliance GIft Collection] or a [Horde Gift Collection] based on your faction. These are created by combining the various gift collections from the major cities of your faction (Darnassus / Ironforge / Stormwind | Orgrimmar / Thunder Bluff / Undercity).
To create the city gift collections, you'll need items from the pledges in the city. It probably isn't worth going this route unless you want spare [Silver Shafted Arrow] for after the event ends.
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Every week The OverAchiever gives advice, walkthroughs and guides on completing your latest Achievement obsession. This week we offer a second installment out of unconditional love.
This year's short-lived Valentine's event, Love is in the Air, comes with its own meta-achievement, A Fool For Love (A/H). Though this event may not be your idea of a good time since it's mostly RP related, it's still necessary if you are trying to complete What A Long Strange Trip It's Been (A/H) for a Violet proto-drake. You only have five days to complete the meta-achievement starting tomorrow, so let's get to it.
Head to an Innkeeper in any capital city with a heart over his head and purchase Love Tokens as well as a Perfume Bottle if you want to attract male NPCs or a Cologne Bottle if you want to attract female NPCs. Douse yourself with the stink water and talk to the NPCs in the city with hearts over their head. Give them a Love Token and they may give you a Pledge of Adoration or a Gift of Adoration along with the Adored debuff which will prevent you from doing this again for another hour.
The Pledge or Gift can contain any of the following:
- Bag of Candies
- Box of Chocolates
- Guard's Card for that city
- Handful of Rose Petals
- Love Fool
- Love Rocket
- Lovely Black Dress
- Pledge of Loyalty for that city
- Romantic Picnic Basket
- Silver Shafted Arrow
- Truesilver Shafted Arrow
- Unbestowed Friendship Bracelet
If you have the Adored debuff, you can still talk to guards and will receive a Pledge of Friendship or if you talk to a mercahnt you will get a Gift of Friendship. The Pledge only has the Guard's Card or the city's Pledge of Loyalty and the Gift just has a city specific trade item.
Due to the Adored debuff, you can only get one Pledge or Gift an hour for the 5 days of the event.
Many of these require items that you get from the Pledges/Gifts of Adoration so get to passing out Love Tokens as soon as possible and keep at it as soon as your Adored buff wears off.
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Whether you're looking to reel someone in, set up a romantic excursion, or send an enemy a delicious surprise, you'll find that preparation is the key. This year, crafted items are the hot new trend. What better to say, "Darling, I can't get enough of the way your eyes puss" than with handmade?
First, you have to look the part. For all of you gents out there, I recommend seeking out a tailor for your very own Tuxedo Jacket, Tuxedo Pants, and coordinating Tuxedo Shirt. Alternatively, a Festival Suit will have you standing apart from the crowd, while a Colorful Kilt will set up some easy access to um, cultural traditions.
For the gals, we have the lovely and sophisticated Festival Dress, or the elaborate and vaguely desperate White Wedding Dress. If you want to attract a different sort of attention, then try the Red Winter Clothes on for size! They aren't just for Winter Veil, and are snazzier than anything Victoria keeps secret.
Not your cup of tea? You could borrow your guy's Tuxedo Shirt, pull on a pair of Black Mageweave Leggings, and I guarantee all eyes will be on you.
If your lady has a for 2v2 roleplaying, never fear. There's the Red Lumberjack Shirt for those who like their men burly, and the White Bandit Mask to be your partner's hero. Remember the movie rule: a white costume makes you the good guy!
Finally, if you don't intend to participate in the festivities so much as you intend to make some gold from party-goers, and have a penchant for "refering" suitable escorts to "acquaintances," the Stylin' Purple Hat should do the trick.
Of course, having the right duds is only part of your image makeover. If you don't feel manly enough, the Mechano-Hog should boost you up a few notches. If you find that your pick-up lines often result in your own bodily harm, try a Subtlety enchant to soften up your game.
If your looks still need improving after a Shave and a Haircut, why not try out a Striking enchant? It improves your looks and your face-slapping skills to boot!
Now that you're ready for some attention, you'll need to take some measures to ensure you don't find the wrong kind. The Dodge enchant is perfect for avoiding getting Shafted by a creepy suitor, as well as the "affections" bestowed upon you by angry ex-somethings.
The Gnomish Alarm-O-Bot is an excellent tool to pack, as you can set it to warn you of the approaching love-struck, jawless masses, and can later be reconfigured to help you avoid getting caught, er, interrupted, during your romantic adventures.
If you simply can't find a suitable date, why not try downing some of Captain Rumsey's Lager? Not only will it help you reel in some of the good fish from the sea, if they're all taken by the end of the night, at least you'll be singing showtunes by the lake instead of crying yourself to sleep by 9 p.m.
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The first video was recommended by #machinima on Quakenet (IRC). "First of May" centers around what to do with your special friends when Spring arrives. The machinimator, Mike "Spiff" Booth, recreates Jonathan Coulton songs set in World of Warcraft, with the most popular being Code Monkey, another love song.
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