It's time for Noblegarden--a hunt for loot, this time in the form of brightly colored eggs! We join together to "share the joy of life and friendship" all the while looking for carefully hidden eggs and devouring tons of chocolate!
Noblegarden starts on April 17 at 11:00 AM and ends on April 24 at 11:00 AM. Brightly Colored Eggs have been hidden all across the starting areas for both Alliance and Horde players to discover. These eggs can contain chocolates which serve as a currency to buy seasonal goodies--sometimes they also have special prizes! Simply head out to one of your faction's starting areas, grab some quests, and get out there and hunt eggs. Maybe you'll even earn some achievements along the way!
New to 2017 is the Noblegarden Bunny battle pet, sold for 100 Noblegarden Chocolate.
Hunting for Eggs
Brightly Colored Eggs
Players will be scurrying to hunt down Brightly Colored Eggs that spawn hidden in the starting areas of Azeroth:
Eggs can be found only in the starting areas. They may be crowded, but here are some tips to making your egg-hunting go smoothly:
Set your Environmental Detail and Ground Clutter settings down low, and zoom out. This will help you see eggs spawn before environmental objects like bushes or crates do.
Play around with camera angles--this will help you click on eggs even if you can't see them.
Grab speed boosts so you can zip around between spawn points faster.
Azure Watch is considered to be the best place for the Alliance due to the frequency of spawn points and the out of the way location. Get to the Exodar by taking a Mage Portal, or the portal or boat from Darnassus.
Falconwing Square is considered to be the best place for the Horde due to its straightforward layout. Get to Silvermoon by taking a Mage Portal, or the portal from the Undercity.
Opening the eggs contains Noblegarden Chocolate which is used to purchase many Noblegarden goodies (see section below). You can also obtain these vanity items straight from the eggs, which can save you Noblegarden Chocolate.
In the process of looting eggs, you can turn into Noblegarden Bunny, which is needed for Hard Boiled. More details in the Achievements section of the guide.
In 2015, you can help organize your own egg hunt with eggs from Noblegarden Vendors:
All of these eggs, when placed on the ground, look like the same Painted Egg. You cannot tell which egg contains the pricey 900.
A fun idea for an in-game event is for one player to hide all the eggs, invite friends to find them, and whoever finds the egg containing 900 first wins the egg hunt.
If you are making your own egg hunt, you can carry up to 20 Poorly-Painted Egg, 5 Intricately-Painted Egg, and 1 Magnificently-Painted Egg in your bags at once.
While not technically collectible eggs, Ji-Kun's eggs resemble Brightly Colored Eggs this week too. Ji-Kun is the 6th boss in Throne of Thunder and can drop Clutch of Ji-Kun on Normal or Heroic difficulty.
Noblegarden VendorsNoblegarden features a small assortment of festive items which can be purchased from a Noblegarden Vendor or Noblegarden Merchant (found in one of your faction's starting towns) in exchange for Noblegarden Chocolate. Or, you may get lucky and find one or more of these items while you're out hopping around for eggs!
Here are the items you can buy with Noblegarden Chocolates:
|White Tuxedo Shirt||25|
|Black Tuxedo Pants||25|
|Spring Rabbit's Foot||100|
|Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit||100|
New to 2012Swift Springstrider
New to 2012Black Spring Circlet
New to 2012Pink Spring Circlet
New to 2015Mystical Spring Bouquet
New to 2017Noblegarden Bunny
These will be in nearly every egg. Sometimes, instead of chocolate, an egg will contain an item such as Spring Rabbit's Foot.
This means it's generally best to keep farming the eggs until you have enough chocolates to buy every item you want from the vendors, just in case you get lucky and get a valuable item or two while collecting eggs.
You should also expect to collect a lot of them; they are not only a currency used to purchase items from Noblegarden vendors, there are also achievements for actually consuming quantities of the chocolates.