September 19th - 20th
[30-Highest Level] Ol' Eary
Pirate's Day is an annual world event that takes place on September 19, lasting for one day.
From Pirate's Day on the official site:
- Avast, mateys! Commoners outfitted as scurvy pirates have appeared in all the world’s cities bringing rum news: the Dread Captain DeMeza and her crew have landed in Booty Bay and declared this day to be Pirates’ Day! If you’re brave enough to share her grog, you may have what it takes to become an honorary crew member for the day.
First, talk to any pirate commoner to receive a costume to help you get into the spirit of Pirates' Day. Once appropriately attired, head down to Booty Bay to join in the fun. There, look for Dread Captain DeMeza and her crew, who have taken over the roof of the Booty Bay bank and auction house. By talking to Captain DeMeza, players become an honorary crew member and transform into a pirate of their race and gender for 12 hours. This costume buff may be clicked off but persists through combat, mounting, death, and so on but disappears if shapeshifted. Other highlights of the holiday include:
- A large crowd of pirate revelers ("Dread Crew") who dance, talk, eat, drink, laugh, and shoot fireworks. Ask Baron Revilgaz what he thinks of the visitors.
- The Tauren First Mate Hapana and his giant South Seas assault parrot, Nyuni <Hapana's Pet>.
- A trio of cannons and cannoneers who periodically fire out into the bay - at times, just barely missing the sails of the incoming transport. Those crazy corsairs.
- An achievement awarded simply by speaking to DeMeza, !
- Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket, two curiously-named pirates.
Also known as the authors of the book "Pirattitude", which teaches you how to be a pirate, John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers.
- Lively pirate-themed music that plays upon the rooftop. Now can regularly be heard on the human-style transport ships sailing between the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor.
- Players will see Commoners appear in capital cities. Talking to them will get a response of "The Dread Captain DeMeza has pulled into Booty Bay and declared it Pirate's Day! She's making anyone who's brave enough to share a drink with her an honorary crew member."
- The commoner also offers the option "I'd like to dress like a pirate". Clicking that will buff the player with Corsair's Costume, which lasts for one hour. However, visiting and sharing a drink with DeMeza will give you the Dread Corsair buff, which lasts for 12 hours, and persists through death (although it will be lost after shape shifting). These buffs are unique in that player characters' sex and race are preserved by the illusion (although the details change, such as hair color), with the addition of pirate clothes. This allows you to use flight paths and mounts with the costume.
- Cap'n Slappy explains that he and Ol' Chumbucket came up with Pirate's Day, which DeMeza apparently took to with great enthusiasm.
- September 19th is the annual "International Talk Like a Pirate Day", which is especially popular in online communities.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): New toy item and quest added.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Achievement added.
- Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Added.