There is a new event currently running in Darkmoon Faire, and it’s a metal gig :)
If you ride from First Aid dailies to the east, you’ll find a cave where a gig happens once an hour – but on 30th minute not to overlap with ETC gigs.
It’s a sort of an underground club, and with a chill out zone in the street :) All the audience and the band are Undead – fitting with their race dance moves (headbanging for males and a sort of a gothic dance for females).
It’s not just a gig. Some enormous knight who proclaims himself a king of metal runs in shortly after the song starts, and it’s sort of a raid boss to kill – could do it without being in a raid group, but not soloable of course. Once he’s dead, the vocalist girl goes in the middle of mosh pit, and very fat ghouls with shields start walking to her from all sides. You are then supposed to kill them, while stunning and tossing back with your race abilities – not letting them to reach the vocalist.
Several achievements are available for successful participation. And cool loot, most notably a toy which turns you into the singer (although you can’t move, or effect vanishes), and a bass guitar 2H mace – transmoggable!
I have mixed feelings about the event.
I like the general idea – it’s a metal gig after all, and I’m a metalhead :) The music is so much better than ETC – it’s pretty decent death metal compared to a very mediocre heavy metal, poorly composed and recorded.
I like the prizes – this is the type of stuff I’m eager to run for. On my first try with Backston the Hunter she got the toy. And I need that mace by all means.
I like that event is pretty fast.
What I don’t like is that you can’t properly listen to music and see the band :) You’re busy fighting, and the event is limited by the song, so when the ghouls are dead, everything’s over. Basically it’s a world boss fight with metal soundtrack – nothing you could not achieve in the open world with music player on :)