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Patch 5.4 PTR: Datamined files point to possible Winter Veil revamp

Patch 54 PTR Datamined files point to possible Winter Veil revamp
Wowhead has found some new items over on the patch 5.4 PTR. The latest round of datamining has dug up several items with a Greatfather tag -- Greatfather's Box of Greatness, Greatfather's Path of Cenarius, Greatfather's Satchel, and a new mount, Greatfather's Riding Turtle. Keep in mind that all datamined material is, of course, simply files that may or may not actually make it into the live iteration of the game.

But the only Greatfather we know of at the moment is a jolly guy who hands out gifts once a year during the Feast of Winter Veil. Winter Veil received a revamp in 2011 when the Abominable Greench was changed to a world boss of sorts that required multiple players to kill, and several quests were added and changed. But the essential part of Winter Veil has always been the presents under the tree, and each Winter Veil has always introduced a new item and a new achievement to go along with it.

However, the addition of satchels and boxes, as well as a mount, sounds much more like the other traditional holiday bosses that have required queuing for a dungeon to complete. Do we have a Winter Veil revamp in the works here? We won't really know until December, but it's certainly interesting to think about -- and if this is the case, will we see any other holidays get a makeover as well?

Filed under: News items, Mists of Pandaria

Day of the Dead has arrived for a limited time

Hot on the heels of Hallow's End is the Day of the Dead. This one-day event features one achievement, Dead Man's Party, that you can pick up for yourself simply by traveling to the nearest graveyard and dancing with Catrina.

In addition, the Day of the Dead does have a quest available -- but you have to work a little to find it. Purchase an Orange Marigold from Chapman, the Day of the Dead vendor, and use the item in the graveyard of your race's capital city to reveal a host of ghosts, including one with a quest to complete. The quest itself is simple, and it'll help you out on those achievements, too -- you will be asked to bake a bit of Bread of the Dead, a recipe that can be purchased from Chapman as well. Give the bread to the ghost, and you've got yourself a Macabre Marionette as a thank-you. This item requires Day of the Dead to use; it isn't a pet, just a fun friend to tag along with you on the holiday.

For those who may not have been able to do the quest last year, it seems this year those problems have been solved. I was able to complete the quest and get my marionette pal just fine this morning. Go nab your achievements, learn a new recipe and pick up a marionette of your own today ... because tomorrow, it'll all be gone!

Filed under: Events, News items

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