Rev up the firecrackers
and scare off the dragons
World of Warcraft does an excellent job of bringing the Chinese New
Year to the game with the Lunar Festival. Throughout the world there
are various quests, events, and tons of holiday themed loot to obtain
during the two week (plus) period this holiday runs. Find out how you
can find all fifty elders and their Coins of Ancestry, the best way to
defeat the raid boss Omen, and all of the details of this event in our
Lunar Festival Guide.
In Chinese mythology there is a beast known as "Nien"
that comes out
during the Chinese New Year and attacks people. Nien is defeated by
loud noises and the color red. That is why during the Chinese New Year
you'll see the various dragons roaring through parade while
firecrackers go off and everything is decorated in red. Omen, in World
of Warcraft, is an exact copy of Nien.