On Easter Sunday I realised I hadn't done Noblegarden, and then I noticed it was a little later than usual. There was nothing new this year, so the event could be easily ignored - but there are still a few people out there who need the achievements, so a good time for them to catch up.
However, do you think Blizz should put in new stuff for each World Event every year? To keep the people interested?
Back in Vanilla, I wasn't into pets. Back then, pets took up space in your bags and didn't have their own tab! (Why can't they do that for TABARDS??) As a druid, I already had 3 sets of gear in my bags for PvP, resto and feral, so bag space was special then. I remember one year, I didn't do Children's week and then I was spending each year subsequently, trying to catch up because they kept adding new stuff and I wished they would stop so I could stop being a year behind!
Adding loot via World Event dungeons is a nice touch to keep things modern. They did that with Love is in the Air this year. Of course, there is the Big Love Rocket which is ultra rare and people probably still did some of the World Events things to try to get that elusive mount.
Lunar Festival was a bit dull - fireworks are fun, but with no new gear or loots, there was nothing to engage me in it. I'm surprised that there was no addition of Elders of Pandaria achievement - there would be tons of Elders around I'm sure in Pandaland!
I headed over to my favourite egg hunting place - Eversong Woods - and I swear, this year, eggs seem to respawn a lot faster! I let my daughter do the egg hunting - she really liked doing it before, and she ran around collecting eggs until my bags were full. I had to remind her to open the eggs to get chocolate out. I was surprised - this year I probably only did.. maybe 2 hours of running around to get eggs for the mount as a gift, and that was with breaks and letting my daughter have fun getting eggs and turning into a pink bunny. There were even 6-7 people in the area doing eggs as well with that rapid respawn rate! I didn't even bother with the speed basket, there were just so many eggs.
No new Children's week achievements or pets... pooey :( maybe there will be a panda orphan to take around though! Or something cool to do in Pandaria!
I noticed Midsummer has new flames to do in Pandaria for more achieves - yay!
Brewfest will have new trinkets again. And I can try for another mount. Direbrew is always a popular seasonal boss.
Hallow's End will have new rings I'm sure, and I still have no mount so there's still fun to be had there! It's such a fun holiday though, I don't mind participating in a few of the things (like the village or candy buckets).
Pilgrim's won't have anything new I'm sure. They never do!
Winter's Veil always has some new toy to play with, so there will be a FOS there as usual. I thought the jersey was a nice touch a few years ago. And that football from last year was pretty funny. Have you ever stood next to someone while they're throwing or kicking you the ball? It's hilarious!
Personally, I'd like some sort of new achievement for each holiday. It makes you track the years, "Oh yes, I remember that year that I did that!" and I do like achieves :)
Anyway, what's your view? Do you like the seasonal events? Or do you hate them? Do you need something new in it every year to keep you engaged (yes, that's me!)?