double honor xp darkmoon faire hotfix
  • Author: Kurathis
  • Date: May 21, 2021
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

Blizzard initially faced a lot of backlash on the World of Warcraft forums from players less than ecstatic as a result of a hotfix they previously implemented, effectively reducing players honor gains to 10% of what they were getting. As a result of this backlash, Blizzard has announced that as of realm restarts, honor points will now be doubled for the remainder of the Pre-patch. I, personally, am confident that this is a step in the right direction and will improve many players’ outlook on the matter.

In the same announcement, Blizzard also revealed that the Darkmoon Faire will also be present during the Pre-patch, as well, beginning on Monday, May 24th. After that, the Faire will return to Elwynn Forest in June.

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Now that the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch is fully underway, it has become clear that there could be even more reasons to jump in and play WoW Classic ahead of the Dark Portal opening.

More Honor

This is a different pre-patch than players experienced in January 2007. On the PvP side of things, players are much more focused on earning level-60 gear rewards than ever before, and with June 1 rapidly approaching, we’ve seen a lot of feedback that the rate of Honor earnings could stand to be increased.

For the rest of the pre-patch timeframe, we’re doubling Honor gains from all sources in the Burning Crusade pre-patch. This will also double the additional Honor granted by the weekend holidays for each Battleground and it will double the Honor reward from the daily Call to Arms quest, so you’ll want to include those in your plans.

Speaking of Battleground weekend events, it looks like the default calendar had Eye of the Storm during pre-patch. That won’t do, so we’re changing the order. The weekend currently underway will switch to Arathi Basin, and we’ll follow that next week with an Alterac Valley bonus weekend. You can expect that update with the next realm restarts in this region (soon).

Double Honor will also go into effect with realm restarts, and thereafter, we expect that there may be some scorecard elements that don’t display it accurately. Don’t worry; the extra Honor will be counted.

More Faire

We love the Darkmoon Faire and there are some fun benefits to having it active during pre-patch, so we’re initializing it this weekend. That means you’ll see the setup going on in Mulgore, and then the Faire will be open for business starting on Monday, May 24.

The Darkmoon Faire will then return on schedule (to Elwynn Forest) in June.

Good luck defeating your enemies on the field of battle and/or getting your fortune read by Sayge!

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3 months ago

Does anyone know if this is active yet?

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3 months ago

How would the darkmoon fair open on monday if the changes are active on Tuesday?

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