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Breakfast Topic: Did you achieve your Noblegarden goals?

Noblegarden has come and gone this year, quickly followed up by Children's Week in Azeroth. It was only for one scant week that we dug around starting towns for eggs, ate ridiculous amounts of chocolate, and bred rabbits like, well, rabbits.

Personally, I'm not the biggest Noblegarden fan -- at least, I wasn't last year. This year, it seems the drop rate on a lot of the items directly from the eggs was increased, as I did not have to purchase anything with chocolates. This year, the holiday was much more bearable. On my then-alt-now-main warrior, created almost one year ago, Noblegarden was a success.

Did you participate in Noblegarden and achieve your noble goals? Was Noblegarden the last holiday that you needed for your coveted meta-achievement What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been?

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Noblegarden FAQ

UPDATE: This guide has been revised for Noblegarden 2010.

Noblegarden 2009 should be going live on the European realms in a few hours and then start popping up on realms elsewhere over the next day. Because so much of the holiday has changed and we've fielded a lot of questions from players about what's going on, we decided to write up a quick FAQ to the new (and vastly improved!) holiday.

Help! Where do I go to get started?

If you're Alliance, head to Azure Watch, Dolanaar, Goldshire, or Kharanos.

If you're Horde, head to Bloodhoof Village, Brill, Falconwing Square, or Razor Hill.

What am I supposed to do when I get there?


There will be questgivers in all of these towns who will give you a new daily, The Great Egg Hunt, and A Tisket, a Tasket, a Noblegarden Basket. The former will reward you with an item that will come in handy for an achievement (more on this in a little bit), but for both you're going to want to get started hunting down eggs in and around these level-5 towns. Once you've finished these quests, in order to get Noblegarden achievements done, you're going to need to be a dedicated egg hunter for a little while.

What do the Brightly Colored Eggs look like?

See the egg in the article's picture above? They're all variations on these colors and patterns and not generally tough to spot (although they are considerably smaller than the perspective in the picture makes them appear).

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Filed under: Realm News, Analysis / Opinion, How-tos, Events, Guides, Achievements

The OverAchiever: Guide to Noblegarden achievements

UPDATE: This guide has been revised for Noblegarden 2010.

In honor of Noblegarden, we're running a special-edition OverAchiever today, dedicated to what you'll need for the meta-achievement Noble Gardener. Should you finish, not only do you get a spiffy new title, but you also get to check off another set of achievements toward What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been, the yearlong achievement-palooza rewarding a 310% speed Violet Proto-Drake.

Because Noblegarden has been extensively reworked, most of what you'll be doing this year is completely new, and some of this guide is going to be comprised of educated (or not-so-educated) guesses as to the difficulty of the achievements on the live realms, and tips on how to get them done. I'll let you know if I just plain don't know something or have to hazard a guess based on PTR information, but fortunately most of the holiday is pretty straightforward. We're only going to cover the achievements you need to worry about for the meta, as everything else you can achieve is really based on luck and doesn't count toward Noble Gardener.

Let's get started!

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Filed under: Tips, How-tos, Events, Features, Guides, Achievements, The Overachiever

WoW Patch 3.1 PTR: New Noble Garden Achievements


More patch 3.1 information, this time the Noble Garden achievement revamp. Noble Garden is an Easter like celebration, complete with eggs and all other sorts of festivities. The event has been rather mundane in the past, especially compared to some other events like the fire festival or Halloween, but that appears to no longer be the case.

You might be wondering why the Playboy Bunny is displayed as this article's image.

Well, one of the achievements for the Noble Garden is to "Use Spring Flowers to place rabbit ears upon females of at least 18th level." And that to me just screams getting the title "Hefner," and I mean, Kendra was 18. So it's all good.

The list of Noble Garden achievements after the break.

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Filed under: Patches, News items, Achievements

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