Updated Thu, Dec 15, 2011 by Saia
Roll up, roll up, World of Warcraft players, the Darkmoon Faire is back in town! We’ve looked at the Faire itself so today we’re going to look at how all you collectors will be able to get your hands on the six new non-combat pets available from Darkmoon Island.
The Faire has been moved to its own little island somewhere in Azeroth but getting there is still pretty easy. Just go to Elwynn Forest or Mulgore and use a portal in the area where the Faire was previously located (in Goldshire or just outside Thunder Bluff) to teleport to the Faire’s new location. Once there, it’s easy to be overwhelmed but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
The Faire itself is three times bigger than its former incarnation with stalls selling food, drink and loads of things to do. There’s a petting zoo, a sandpit with tigers on springs, miniature ponies which will give you a rather awesome Achievement and various games to play. This will become important later, I promise.
Among these stalls, just next to Kolin the Dancing Bear, will be an Orc named Lhara. She’s the carnie responsible for pet and mount prizes and the one you’re going to be getting to know a lot over the next week.
Lhara has six new pets to sell to you. For a price.
This little guy is an adorable monkey who jumps up and claps. It’s just a shame he doesn’t have cymbals or a fez because, you know, fezzes are cool.
The Tonk will be familiar to engineers and any good boys and girls who opened their presents from under the Winter’s Veil Tree as well as from various quests around Azeroth. This one comes in Darkmoon Green and is based on the Tonks you can find at the Faire.
All together now: awwww. Yes, this kitty is a baby reskin of the Night Elf Mount in leopard yellow. If you an Alliance player with the Golden King mount or a Tauren druid who spends their time in feral form, then this is the pet for you!
Uh oh, it looks like Lhara is selling the tiny children of Dubenko, the Faire’s resident turtle, whom you toss rings at a couple of stalls away. Buy this little guy and give him a good home, we’re sure he’ll get on well with Speedy.
Ah yes, another reskin, this time of the popular Horde and Alliance balloons recently added into WoW. This one is emblazoned with the crest of the Darkmoon Faire and all it does is, well, floats but it is a cool way to let people know you’ve been to Darkmoon Island.
Finally, there’s the zeppelin. Again a reskin, this time of its larger cousin and the smaller paper incarnation you can pick up in Dalaran. Let’s be honest though; who doesn’t want a tiny little flying ship? Whether Horde or Alliance this one is sure to be a popular choice!
Here are two of the pets you could own on display outside Lhara's tent.