Patch 5.1 has brought several updates to the Darkmoon Faire, most notable of which is a free buff that grants a 10% increase in reputation and XP gain, simply from riding the carousel at the Darkmoon Faire. The buff received for riding the carousel is called WHEE!, and the duration ramps up and up towards 1 hour as you ride the carousel for longer and longer. 1 hour’s buff takes about 30 seconds to build of warcraft mmorpg mmorpg     Darkmoon Faire Boosts XP and Reputation!

In order to get onto the Carousel you need to obtain a book of tickets from Kai Te, who can be found by the entrance tent. These cost 49 silver for a book of 5, and should not be mistaken for the almost identical Darkmoon Prize Ticket, which is used to buy mounts and pets. Once past Kai Te and the requirement for a ticket, the player only needs to be near the carousel itself to get the buff to stack.

If you mount one of the carousel’s mounts, and are unable to dismount, simply type /leavevehicle into chat.

Apart from the carousel, there have been a few other adjustments. A Darkmoon Pet Battle daily has been added, which awards Sack of Pet Supplies, and has a low chance to drop the rare Darkmoon Eye battle pet. The Darkmoon Glowfly and Crow can be captured simply by battling them wild on the island, and the Darkmoon Hatchling is purchaseable with Darkmoon Prize Tickets.

  • Dularr

    Too bad the Darkmoon Carousel buff doesn’t persist through death.  I’m currently leveling through Outlands (plus leveling skinning and leatherworking).  Outland is such a gankfest, I keep having to return to the Darkmoon Faire for a rebuff.  

    BTW, the Darkmoon Pet Battle is level 25.

  • David Cohen

    Not bad, but still just hate rep grinds, I hate em so much I don’t do them, even though the MMO player in me wants some of the prizesat the end of the tunnel, which just makes me a sad panda (pun intended)

    • Eric Davenport

      I don’t think anyone truly enjoys rep grinds, but isn’t that the point? For instance. The Insane title (not so insane anymore). If it was easy and didn’t require a grind then everyone would have the Insane title and it would mean nothing to get. While everything shouldn’t require a rep grind I do feel that rep grinds are still needed elsewhere in a game.

  • Inkogni Alex

    they better made this an consumable item for players to buy from DMF, account bound and a new GOLD SINK. even if that stuff costed easy 10g thats still decent.