Celebration of the races of Azeroth

This week’s Community Blog Topic at WoW Insider asks us to design a new WoW holiday.

World of Warcraft has had the same holidays for a while now with very few changes. It’s time for something new to fill in the months that have no events. What would your new World of Warcraft event be?

I’ve always loved the WoW holidays. I still remember the first Hallow’s End which took place when I was leveling my first character. It was so fun to explore a whole new game when I could wear a pumpkin on my head and use a broomstick as mount. But the WoW holidays have been the same for many years now and I’ve already completed all the achievements and got almost everything there is to get, so I think it’s time for some changes or maybe a whole new holiday.

Lore has always been something I’ve wanted to learn more about and I’m so happy Blizzard has included more of the important lore in the quests and dungeons through the lasts expansions. The only thing I miss now is a holiday which celebrates and teaches you more about the lore in WoW.

Most of us players have leveled many different races through the years but how many of us do really know the story of the races? I’ve read about them so I know a bit, but I’d love to know more and most importantly to see it and learn it in-game, not by reading through different websites.

So I thought it would be great with a holiday that celebrates the different playable races in WoW. The races are as different nationalities, with their own language, homeland, culture and leaders. They all got a unique story behind who they are and why they are who they are. There are so much more story to the races than what you learn when you create a new character.

Of course this is just an idea I had and it would take a lot more planning and brainstorming to come up with a real and perfect holiday which actually can work in the game. The holiday would require a good title, the achievements would also need some amusing names and a fitting title was reward would be needed.

Celebration of the races of Azeroth


An event to celebrate the playable races in WoW and learn more about them. You will learn about their story, languages, homelands, beliefs , culture and leaders. It can take place in the end of March or start of April, or end of July to mid August. Two to three weeks.

All the races are represented with a stand and NPC in the factions major city, Orgrimmar and Stormwind. The stands will be decorated in the colors and design of the different races. There will be an NPC in every other city which will give you a quest and tell you to go to your faction’s major city and talk to the NPCs in the stands there.

The NPCs will tell you about the holiday and give you a quest. You can do the quests for each race, no matter what race you are. But you can of course not to Alliance races’ quests if you play Horde or Horde races’ quests if you play Alliance.


Every race has a start quest which tells you to go to the race’s major city and learn about that race and what’s unique about them. This can be through a series of small quests where you walk around in the city and listen to a person telling you their story and quests where you for example gather items, travel to different areas or create different items to learn about how that specific race. Or a phased event where you go back in time and watch and take part in an important event to that race or a cut scene where you see outtakes from different important events. Rewards from the quests will be different gear and weapons inspired by the race’s traditional clothing usable as transmog for your class and spec.

After you’ve completed all the quests or events in the race’s major city, you’ll get a new quests which tells you to go back to your faction’s major city where a trivia is unlocked. There you’ll speak to an NPC which then asks you questions about the race you just completed the quests for, something like this quest in Mount Hyjal. And if you answer all questions correctly you are rewarded with a prize. The prize is a special new pet which is inspired by the race’s mount. So for example from tauren you’ll get a kodo pet, blood elf a hawkstrider pet and so on. Worgen with their Running Wild ability for mount might give a worgen pet.


Achievements will of course also be avaliable

  • Collect all the pieces of gear and weapon, go to the major city of each race and wear their gear and do a /cheer at a player of that race
  • Eat all of the races’ traditional dishes
  • Drink all of the races’ traditional drinks
  • Obtain all of the races’ pets
  • Collect the autographs of all the races’ leaders
  • + more

A title will also be reward for completing the meta achievement.

What do you think of this idea for a holiday? What would you add?

5 thoughts on “Celebration of the races of Azeroth

  1. Great post syrco, I do love doing the WoW holidays But its more fun to do it with a group for me anyway. I do love the hollowed end too. Thanks for sharing this. and I also didn’t know WoW insider is doing community topics now a days good to know. =)

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