Noblegarden

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Noblegarden
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Duration

April 2nd - 9th (2018)

Currency
Highlights
Other events
Preceded by
Followed by
Brightly Colored Egg
Even trolls like candy.

Noblegarden is an Easter event, taking place around the real-life holiday, based on the Western interpretation. Thus the event can occur anytime from the end of March to the end of April. Players can search for colored eggs hidden around 4 towns close to each race's starting area. Noblegarden starts on Easter Sunday, and lasts for one week.

The great feast of Noblegarden has long been celebrated by the races of the Alliance and recently adopted by those of the Horde. On this joyous day, it is customary for the nobles and lords from each race to hide coins, candy, and the occasional treasures within special eggs painted to look like wildflowers. These eggs are then scattered around the major cities for the citizenry to find. From heroes to commoners, and everyone in between - the feast of Noblegarden is meant to bring communities together to share the joy of life and friendship.

Noblegarden is a seasonal event, whose achievements contribute to its meta-achievement, [Noble Gardener], which is a part of [What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been]. Noblegarden is unusual for a seasonal event in that its meta-achievement can be accomplished by low-level characters. It's conceivable that a level 1 character could complete all of the achievements, though some of them will be challenging for characters under level 40.

New in 2017

Egg Hunting

Gathering Brightly Colored Eggs is the central activity of Noblegarden. These eggs are hidden in and around the starting area towns, and contain  [Noblegarden Chocolate], with a chance of containing one of the items that the Noblegarden vendors sell. There's also a chance when collecting the egg that you will gain a buff that transforms you into a rabbit for 1 hour.

They are found in the following locations:

AllianceAlliance Horde Horde
Goldshire in Elwynn Forest Razor Hill in Durotar
Kharanos in Dun Morogh Bloodhoof Village in Mulgore
Dolanaar on Teldrassil Brill in Tirisfal Glades
Azure Watch on Azuremyst Isle Falconwing Square in Eversong Woods

Egg-gathering is made easier with the help of the  [Egg Basket], which provides a speed buff wherever eggs can be found. It levels the playing field against classes with inherent unmounted speed buffs, such as druids. The basket can be acquired with the quest B [110] A Tisket, a Tasket, a Noblegarden Basket.

Quests

The following quests are available for Noblegarden:

  1. A [110] Spring Collectors or H [110] Spring Gatherers
  2. B [110 Daily] The Great Egg Hunt

Vendors

Noblegarden Merchants and Noblegarden Vendors sell the following items in exchange for  [Noblegarden Chocolate]. Vendors can be found at each of the eight event sites.

Noblegarden Merchant & Noblegarden Vendor
Item Cost Note
 [Noblegarden Egg] 5 Noblegarden Chocolate [Noble Garden]
 [Blossoming Branch] 10 Noblegarden Chocolate [Hard Boiled]
 [Spring Flowers] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate [Shake Your Bunny-Maker]
 [Spring Robes] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate [Desert Rose]
 [White Tuxedo Shirt] 25 Noblegarden Chocolate [Blushing Bride]
 [Black Tuxedo Pants] 25 Noblegarden Chocolate [Blushing Bride]
 [Elegant Dress] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate [Blushing Bride]
 [Spring Circlet] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate
 [Spring Rabbit's Foot] 100 Noblegarden Chocolate Companion. [Spring Fling]
 [Noblegarden Bunny] 200 Noblegarden Chocolate Companion. New in 2017
 [Mystical Spring Bouquet] 100 Noblegarden Chocolate Companion. New in 2015
 [Swift Springstrider] 500 Noblegarden Chocolate Mount
 [Black Spring Circlet] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate
 [Pink Spring Circlet] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate
 [Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit] 100 Noblegarden Chocolate Mages only
 [Poorly-Painted Egg] 10s Picked-up version sells for 9s
 [Intricately-Painted Egg] 10g Picked-up version sells for 9g
 [Magnificently-Painted Egg] 1000g Picked-up version sells for 900g

Achievements

Noblegarden has a host of achievements required to complete its meta-achievement [Noble Gardener], itself a part of [What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been].

Achievement strategy

This is a strategy specifically for the achievements listed above.

Head to your favorite city of choice. Your mission now is to collect 355 eggs. If you collect any of the following (from finding inside eggs, or borrowing a tuxedo from a friend) you can subtract the amount listed from 355. Do not purchase anything until the end, to minimize the number of eggs you gather. If you are a mage, be sure to add an additional 100 if you are interested in the  [Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit]. If you are also going for the  [Swift Springstrider] and the  [Mystical Spring Bouquet], add another 600 but again if you're lucky, you could have one drop instead while gathering for your achievements. Playing with others will allow you to share  [Black Tuxedo Pants] and  [White Tuxedo Shirt], saving a few eggs.

Item Cost Note
 [Noblegarden Egg] 5 Noblegarden Chocolate Used for [Noble Garden]
 [Spring Flowers] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate Used for [Shake Your Bunny-Maker]
 [Spring Robes] 50 Noblegarden Chocolate Used for [Desert Rose]
 [White Tuxedo Shirt] 25 Noblegarden Chocolate Does not bind. Used for [Blushing Bride] and [Sunday's Finest]
 [Black Tuxedo Pants] 25 Noblegarden Chocolate Does not bind. Used for [Blushing Bride] and [Sunday's Finest]
 [Spring Rabbit's Foot] 100 Noblegarden Chocolate Used for [Spring Fling]
 [Noblegarden Chocolate] 100 Noblegarden Chocolate Eat 100 Noblegarden Chocolates to complete [Chocoholic].

There are generally two strategies for collecting eggs as fast as possible. You can equip your  [Egg Basket], bind it to a key or button, and keep its buff up as much as possible, running around picking up eggs. Some people prefer camping instead - finding a spot with a lot of spawn points to minimize movement. Since they do not stack, eggs need to be opened as you gather them in order to avoid running out of space in your bags; the chocolates yielded do stack. It's also easy to work on the [Chocoholic] achievement as you go by eating your first 100 chocolates. Once you have all of your eggs, you should now purchase or borrow from friends any remaining items.

Here are some tips for the remaining achievements:

[Blushing Bride]
Equip a  [White Tuxedo Shirt] and  [Black Tuxedo Pants] and kiss someone wearing a  [Elegant Dress] (baby pink colored dress). People are commonly wearing these dresses in the event area, and in Dalaran. Both males and females can wear the clothing for it to count for the achievement (so you don't specifically need to find a female character wearing the dress, for example) and all 3 items can be traded.
[Chocoholic]
Eat 100 Noblegarden Chocolates. You can do this while gathering eggs.
[Desert Rose]
Visit Badlands, Desolace, Tanaris, Thousand Needles, and Silithus. Once you land, use your  [Spring Robes] to plant your rose and take off again. This can be achieved using flight masters, but flying manually allows players to complete steps of [Spring Fling] and [Hard Boiled] on the way, saving time.
[Dressed for the Occasion]
(This is not required for the meta achievement.) This is an RNG based achievement.
[Hard Boiled]
Group with a friend who has a  [Blossoming Branch] with charges remaining and use a charge in the Un'goro Golakka Hot Springs subzone. If you sit still, you should lay an egg in a few minutes. Alternatively, have your  [Hearthstone] set to Dalaran, Gadgetzan or Silithus, hearthstone when you collect a rabbit buff, then run (or should I say hop) to Un'goro. You will not be able to use a taxi, but you can use the Portal from Dalaran to Caverns of Time.
[Noble Garden]
Using a purchased  [Noblegarden Egg], place it on the ground in either Horde Silvermoon City or AllianceStormwind City. You can then immediately loot this egg for extra chocolate and the chance of a drop.
[Shake Your Bunny-Maker]
Every 5 minutes, you can use your  [Spring Flowers] on a female of each faction.
  • Be sure the person is what you think they are, and not using some kind of buff
  • Be sure the character is actually female (check for beards under those helmets)
  • Be sure the female does not already have the buff. Watch for a carrot icon, or the bunny ears on her head
  • Be sure she is '18 or over'!
  • See the macro below
Stormwind and Orgrimmar are generally the most populous areas to find members of your own and the opposing faction. Spring Flowers can be used while mounted, so eagle-eyed players can target hostile females from above the range of the flying patrols before swooping down to plant some ears. The 5 minute cooldown on Spring Flowers should be used to find the next female on your list, taking care to keep track of her until the cooldown expires. If you're having trouble finding a race, remember to check all areas of the city, or try other faction cities, Dalaran, or battlegrounds such as Alterac Valley. The event sites are also worth trying for less popular races. For friendly females, you can always ask in your guild or in trade chat.
[Spring Fling]
Travel to the four event sites for your faction, and walk up to someone else's pet rabbit. After a few seconds the "magical cycle of life" should take place.
[Sunday's Finest]
(This is not required for the meta achievement.) This is an RNG based achievement.

Shake Your Bunny-Maker macro

To be able to identify race and gender for shapeshifted druids, gender-ambiguous blood elves, or if you simply have poor vision, here's a macro:

/run DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage((UnitSex("target")==2 and "Male " or "Female ")..UnitLevel("target").." "..UnitRace("target").." "..(UnitBuff("target","Sprung!")=="Sprung!" and "Sprung!" or "clear"));

Target a character, and when activated the macro will print in the chat window whether it is male or female, the level, the race and if it has the Sprung buff already or is clear. From the information given you must decide yourself if you want to shake your bunny maker at it. When copy/pasting the macro text, be sure to remove a possible space before the "/run".

  • There is now an addon that makes finding the target you are looking for much easier, and it will show you the Sprung cooldown remaining if it has already been applied to the character. The addon is called "IsItFemale", and is available on curse.com.

Being helpful to others

To help other players get their achievements, you can do the following things:

  • If you have the  [Elegant Dress] wear it as much as possible during the event. This allows other players to /kiss you for [Blushing Bride].
  • If you have the Spring Rabbit pet, have it summoned while you are egg hunting. This helps you and others to get [Spring Fling].
  • If you are a female of any race (but especially of the rare combinations, such as female tauren, troll, orc, dwarf or worgen) spend some time hanging around crowded places. For example while waiting for that random dungeon to start. This gives players a chance to use their  [Spring Flowers] on you for [Shake Your Bunny-Maker]. If you do get the rabbit ears put on you, remove them again by right-clicking the buff icon. Otherwise people have to wait for the two-minute cooldown.

Notes

In 2009, the schedule for Noblegarden was changed since it was delayed.[1]

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Re: Noblegarden Rescheduled | 2009-04-02 16:23 | Nethaera

Many players may have noticed that Noblegarden has been removed from the in-game calendar. While the event is not being removed from the game, it is being delayed slightly and will not occur as originally scheduled on April, 12. We will be implementing this event at a future date, however.

There have been many additions made to the event including a change to the length of which the event runs (1 week) and additional content for players to enjoy. We look forward to sharing this new experience with you.

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Warcraft III

WC3RoC logo 16x32.png This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.

In the official Blizzard scenario map for Warcraft III called "Funny Bunny's Easter Egg Hunt", Easter Bunnies and Evil Bunnies come out around the time of Noblegarden to find eggs. They compete with each other to find as many eggs as possible, valuing rare golden Easter eggs. They live in Easter egg houses.

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Noblegarden has been completely revamped, and extended to a week long event.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Added.

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References

  1. ^ Blizz.gif Nethaera 2009-04-02. Noblegarden Rescheduled. Retrieved on 2009-04-26.

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