2014 Feast of Winter Veil Guide (December 16 - January 2)

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2014 Feast of Winter Veil Guide (December 16 - January 2)

Post by Ðemì on Fri 26 Dec 2014, 8:01 pm

Feast of Winter Veil is hitting servers early Tuesday so get prepared to drink some  Winter Veil Egg Nog, sit by your  Cozy Fire, and open your  Stolen Present--wait, what? Is that a new type of present we've found in the database? 

There's a new holiday gift waiting for you under this year's tree, and your Father Winter's Helper has stopped sulking and is ready for some pet battles, so this is one holiday you don't want to miss!

Changes in 2014

Warlords of Draenor 6.0.3 has added tons of things to Winter Veil, including toys, epics, and transmog items!

The 2014 special gift is  Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller

 Gently Shaken Gift can now contain lounge cushion toys:


 Carefully Wrapped Present can now contain transmoggable socks:


 Scroll of Storytelling is a new item contained in  Stolen Present and turns your screen sepia like an old-time photograph.

 Miniature Winter Veil Tree is an upgraded dagger found inside this year's  Stolen Present. It is ilvl 635 at level 100.

The Butcher in Highmaul can drop  Green Winter Hat!

With the addition of the Toy Box in Warlords of Draenor, Winter Veil is the source for many toys. There are eleven toys that can only be obtained from presents, as well as a few more toys that have the chance to be contained in presents, but can be purchased year-round from other vendors.



Table of Contents



[*]Festivities



[*]Quests

[*]Seasonal Goodies



[*]Achievements


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Festivities

Gift-Giving

The most exciting part of Winter Veil comes near the end when we get our presents! The presents under Greatfather Winter's tree can be opened from December 25 to January 2. There are a total of six presents that can be "opened" by completing the quest given by the gift itself under the tree. You can open these gifts on all of your characters, you aren't limited to just one character!

Every year has brought a new special gift in the  Winter Veil Gift. This year it is the  Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller!

Each of the gifts contain an assortment of special holiday items, but some gifts have level requirements:


PresentQuestLevelGift Inside
 Gently Shaken Gift A Gently Shaken Gift1 Winter Veil Roast or  Winter Veil Eggnog. New to 2014, one of the cushion toys  Fuzzy Green Lounge Cushion Zhevra Lounge Cushion Pineapple Lounge Cushion Safari Lounge Cushion
 Carefully Wrapped Present A Carefully Wrapped Present1 Winter Veil Cookie Warm Red Woolen Socks Warm Blue Woolen Socks Warm Green Woolen Socks
 Festive Gift A Festive Gift10 Wand of Holiday Cheer
 Winter Veil Gift(Special) A Winter Veil Gift10 Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller
 Gaily Wrapped Present A Gaily Wrapped Present20 Green Helper Box Jingling Bell Red Helper Box Snowman Kit
 Ticking Present A Ticking Present40 Preserved Holly Mechanical Greench Schematic: Snowmaster 9000 Formula: Enchant Weapon - Winter's Might Pattern: Gloves of the Greatfather Recipe: Elixir of Frost Power Pattern: Green Holiday Shirt or  Plans: Edge of Winter

If you've missed out on previous special gifts, most of them are now obtainable through alternate means, such as toy vendors like Blax BottlerocketClockwork AssistantCraggle Wobbletop, and Jepetto Joybuzz. These old presents are now found in  Stolen Present and some now apparently trigger their FoS when looted as well.

YearGiftSourceFoS
2007 Clockwork Rocket BotChance to be contained in  Stolen Present. Clockwork Rocket Bot
2008 Crashin' Thrashin' Racer ControllerChance to be contained in  Stolen Present. Crashin' Thrashin' Racer
2009 Red Rider Air RifleSold by toymakers like Jepetto Joybuzz for 2, also in  Stolen Present Red Rider Air Rifle
2010 MiniZep ControllerChance to be contained in  Stolen Present MiniZep Controller
2011 Gaudy Winter Veil SweaterSold by holiday General Goods vendors for 22, also in  Stolen Present. Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater
2012 Foot Ball and  The PigskinSold by toymakers like Jepetto Joybuzz for 40, also in  Stolen Present They're Both Footballs?
2013 Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer ControllerChance to be contained in  Stolen Present Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer


Winter Revelers

All of Azeroth and beyond have gotten into the spirit of Winter Veil! Winter Revelers (such as Blood Elf Female Winter Reveler) can be found inside inns throughout the world located under a sprig of mistletoe. Simply /kiss a Reveler (it doesn't matter which gender) and you will be rewarded with a token of their gratitude. You can only /kiss a Reveler once every hour, as you will receive a debuff along with whatever gift they've granted you, which can include:

These items are used in various Winter Veil achievements (as detailed below).

Become a Little Helper!

In addition to the Smokywood Pastures vendors located inside the cities, the goblins have set up strange PX-238 Winter Wondervolt machines which can be used to change your character into a festive Little Helper! The buff lasts for 30 minutes, and now stays when you shapeshift. You can refresh the duration of the buff at any time by stepping into the Wintervolt machine. You can also do this to change gnomes costumes until you get one that you like. This disguise is required to complete the achievement  With a Little Helper from My Friends.

Snowball Fights

Everyone's favorite annoyance (now knockdown-free, remember), the  Snowball can be purchased from vendors or looted from piles of Holiday Snow found on the ground in the Alterac Mountains, near where you fight The Abominable Greench.

Hunt a Winter Hat

During the Feast of Winter Veil, certain humanoid bosses now sport a festive holiday hat! In 2014, this includes several Warlords of Draenor dungeon bosses as well! We will update when we can confirm what color hat drops from the Draenor mobs.

The following bosses will drop a  Green Winter Hat or  Red Winter Hat upon their defeat:
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The winter hats also have an extremely low chance to drop from any humanoid mob in the world; I wouldn't hold your breath but who knows--you could get lucky! In previous years, heroic Northrend and normal/heroic Cataclysm dungeon bosses dropped hats. If you're unlucky winning rolls, seems your best bet is to try to solo a Northrend heroic boss.

Holiday Siegecrafter Blackfuse

It's not too soon to return to Siege of Orgrimmar and check out festive Siegecrafter Blackfuse! He's all dressed up for the holidays with lights and wreaths as decorations. His sawblades are even Christmas wreaths and the mines carry gifts.

In 2013, he was only festive on Christmas Day--hopefully he'll be festive for a longer period this year as most people are too busy to raid on Christmas.

  

Crafting Recipes

Players with  Leatherworking Tailoring or  Cooking receive mail from Greatfather Winter written on festive stationary. Oddly enough, the Alliance Greatfather sends the gifts to both factions - a free recipe!

There are certain skill level requirements for each recipe to be mailed, but if for any reason you did not receive a recipe, don't worry--the recipes can be purchased at vendors in the major cities, as listed below.

There are other recipes available inside  Ticking Present (tree present) or  Smokywood Pastures Special Gift (quest reward for saving Metzen):




Quests

All Winter Veil quests can be obtained in your faction's major city (Orgrimmaror Ironforge). Other than start/end NPCs, the quests are essentially exactly the same for both factions.


Seasonal Goodies

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Post by Ðemì on Fri 26 Dec 2014, 8:02 pm

There are a number of items that are only available during the Feast of Winter Veil. Smokeywood Pastures vendors can be found in all major cities selling a variety of holiday goodies, including a plethora of food and drink items, wrapping paper, and even some seasonal recipes! 

You might notice that some of their names seem familiar--they're based on popular retail stores. Fitting that's how goblin vendors celebrate the season.

Food & Drinks

Smokeywood Pastures food and drink vendors can be found in several major cities. Copperpinch vendors can be found in Horde cities, and the Jinglepocket vendors can be found in Alliance cities. Olnayvi Copperpinch sells food to both factions in Shattrath.

Alliance cities:


Horde cities:


They sell the following items:

General Goods

Smokeywood Pastures "general goods"-style vendors can be found right next to the food/drink vendors. Copperpinch vendors can be found in Horde cities, and the Jinglepocket vendors can be found in Alliance cities. An additional Jinglepocket vendor can be found in Shattrath CityEebee Jinglepocket.

Alliance cities:


Horde cities:


They sell the following items:


Be sure to stock up on the holiday wrapping paper, as it's the only time of the year you can buy it! Otherwise, you're stuck with  Red Ribboned Wrapping Paper and  Blue Ribboned Wrapping Paper from General Goods vendors throughout the year.

Patterns

In addition to the seasonal goods listed above, vendors in major cities will also sell a tailoring pattern to create festive winter clothes and a leatherworking pattern to create matching boots! Remember, there's a good chance you already obtained these recipes in the mail from Greatfather Winter. Please note that these three recipes are Bind on Pickup, and as such (of course) cannot be sold or traded.

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Recipe collectors will of course want to collect both Tailoring patterns. Since the vendors are enterprising goblins, Alliance players can pick up  Pattern: Green Winter Clothes easily by simply going to Shattrath and buying it from Eebee Jinglepocket who is neutral to both factions.

However, it is not easily possible for Horde players to obtain  Pattern: Red Winter Clothes. Horde players must sneak into Alliance cities and purchase it from either Wulmort Jinglepocket in Ironforge,Khole Jinglepocket in Stormwind, and Wolgren Jinglepocket in The Exodar.

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 Stolen Present

 Stolen Present is a reward for completing the daily  You're a Mean One... /  You're a Mean One.... This item is a great source of toys and pets, including gifts from past Winter Veil, as well as the ilvl 635 BoE dagger  Miniature Winter Veil Tree.

New to 2014 is  Scroll of Storytelling Miniature Winter Veil Tree, and  Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller.

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Holiday Pets

There are seven battle pets only available during Feast of Winter Veil. All of these pets are cageable, meaning you can find them on the AH if you're unlucky!

New to 2013 is Rotten Little Helper. This grumpy leper gnome comes with a menacing tool and looks like he's fed up working in the workshop. So far it's dropped in  Stolen Present.


2011 added Lumpy, a vanity pet that's a lump of coal. This was a low drop in  Stolen Present, a daily reward from  You're a Mean One... You're a Mean One....


Another low drop from  Stolen Present is  Clockwork Rocket Bot, originally from 2007 Winter Veil. This summons the battle petClockwork Rocket Bot.


There are four pets that have a chance to be found inside  Gaily Wrapped Present (requires level 20+ to open).

If you do summon them during the holidays, they stick around and will mount up on a mini-reindeer. If you summon them at other points during the year, they have animations to hearth ( Green Helper Box), melt away ( Snowman Kit), and be less festive ( Jingling Bell).

 Winter's Little Helper ( Red Helper Box): This helper is too stressed to stay long--"Helpers are very busy year-round, and only have leisure time during the Feast of Winter Veil." After scolding the player, the helper will hearth away outside of Winter Veil.

   
  


 Father Winter's Helper ( Green Helper Box): Like his red friend, this helper won't stick around outside of Winter Veil.

   
  


 Tiny Snowman ( Snowman Kit): This snowman doesn't do well outside of winter--"The snowman is larger and lasts longer during Winter Veil." After several seconds in the summer, he will flop over and lose his hat.

  


 Winter Reindeer ( Jingling Bell): This reindeer "only dresses up for Winter Veil." When summoned outside of the season, it wore none of its usual holiday garb.

 

Toybox Items

New to Warlords of Draenor is the toybox--an account-wide storage solution for many vanity items.

There are eleven items exclusive to Winter Veil presents which are toys, and a few more that can be obtained via presents as well as vendors.



The  Stolen Present can contain toys with other sources:


The Pigskin and Football are complicated items. They appear twice in the Toy Box because there are two different versions technically in the data--one from the  Stolen Present and one from vendors. So you can collect both versions of each toy and increase your total number of toys more, even though they do the exact same thing. Do note that the ones from  Stolen Present award the special  They're Both Footballs? FoS while the vendor ones do not.

Transmog Items

New to 2014 are the addition of cosmetic socks, which can be transmogged onto any cloth, leather, mail, or plate boot.

 Warm Red Woolen Socks Warm Blue Woolen Socks, and  Warm Green Woolen Socks can be found inside  Carefully Wrapped Present

The green and blue socks match Shimmering Regalia and Shimmering Regalia (Recolor) respectively.

  
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Achievements

There is a player title granted to those who can obtain 11 core achievements--Merrymaker! Some are easy, and others more of a challenge, but here's everything you need to know to be on your way to becoming that much more festive.


Merrymaker Achievements


Other Achievements

The following achievements are not required for  Merrymaker, but utilize holiday gifts in fun ways:

Feats of Strength

Each year's toy has a special Feat of Strength attached to it. Players can get the toys through alternative means in 2014, which we've detailed at the top of the guide.
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