Merry Winter Veil 2011!

This year’s WoW Christmas holiday event is called Winter Veil 2011. Winter Veil itself is an annual event in World of Warcraft in order to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Winter Veil 2011 will provide new silly quests, challenging and fun achievements, exclusive gifts, non-combat pets, and unique costumes. Even though it is an exclusive annual event, each year, the contents and features in a Winter Veil event are not always different and exclusive. Winter Veil 2011 started on Thursday, the 15th of December and will end on Monday, the second of January 2012.

World of Warcraft - Winter Veil 2011

World of Warcraft - Winter Veil 2011

Winter Veil 2011 is one of the holiday events of World of Warcraft that nets us the most benefits. Not only that it is fun and only appear once a year, it involves things that are possible to sell in the Auction House, like the Ice Cold Milk and Small Eggs, thus making it profitable. And the quests are not only for high-leveled player, every player over level 6 is possible to complete the quests to get items. This event changes the atmosphere of World of Warcraft.

Winter Veil 2011 holds one of the requirements to get the Violet Proto-Drake and free 310% flying skill, which is the Merrymaker title. Like always, to get the Merrymaker title, you have to complete all achievements required. The quests required to complete for the Merrymaker title in Winter Veil 2011 are not much different from last year’s:

On Metzen!
Last year, this poor reindeer named Metzen was abused by naughty little gnomes. And in Winter Veil 2011, the reindeer is back again with mad gnomes still whacking him. Heroic rescue is essential! You know what, the Reindeer name is based on Chris Metzen, the artist, voice actor, and game designer of World of Warcraft.

With a Little Helper from My Friends
This one is sort of fun. You have to kill 50 players of the opposing faction while in the form of a Winter Veil gnome. First, you gotta put the costume first from the one of the Winter Wondervolt Machines. This Winter Wondervolt Machines are located in big cities such as Orgrimmar, Undercity, Ironforge, Booty Bay, Dalaran, et cetera. Take note that the gnome costume won’t last forever. You will lose your disguise in an hour or upon death. If you died in a battle, just get another costume again and continue rock-’n-rolling in the Battlegrounds as long as Winter Veil 2011 is still happening.

Tis the Season
To complete this, you have to wear 3 pieces of winter clothing and chomp Graccu’s Mince Meat Fruitcake. But, it is not as easy as it sounds. While the Winter Clothes and pair of Winter Boots are not hard to get, the hats are all drops from high-level 5-men dungeon boss monsters. When you have the clothes, boots, and hat, now what you need is just Graccu’s juicy Mince Meat Fruitcake. You’ll get it in the Smokywood Pastures Extra-Special Gift that will be automatically delivered to you a few hours after saving the poor reindeer, Metzen. Now, you are Mr. Grandfather-Winter-wannabe chomping some disgusting fruitcake. Perfect.

Snowball time! You just need to throw a snowball either to Muradin Bronzebeard in Ironforge for Alliance or Baine Bloodhoof in Thunder Bluff for Horde. Where to get snowballs? You can buy it at Winter Veil NPCs just for 10 copper. Freebies lovers, don’t you worry! You can get your own snowball with no extra charge in Alterac Mountains, Winterspring, and Dun Morogh.

Simply Abominable
This achievement requires you to slay The Abominable Greench in Alterac Mountains and loot the Stolen Treats. Once you’ve got one, get back to the Winter Veil NPC that gave you the quest.

Let it Snow You have to search for other races to finish this achievement. The requirement is using a Handful of Snowflakes (get some from /kissing Winter Revelers) on certain races and class combinations which are: Human Warrior, Undead Rogue, Tauren Shaman, Orc Death Knight, Troll Hunter, Dwarf Paladin, Draenei Priest, Blood Elf Warlock, Night Elf Druid, and Gnome Mage. Good luck searching in Winter Veil 2011!

A Frosty Shake
Shake your frosty body with fellow frosty dancers in Dalaran! That’s the requirement. What you need is the disguise kit to become a snowman. A snowball is also essential. The kit is obtained from the quests in Simply Abominable achievement. Be sure to complete this one in the early time of Winter Veil 2011 because the number of dancing snowbuds will decrease gradually in time.

You will need to complete the Bomb Them Again! quest while riding on flying Reindeer. Sweet! First, you will need to complete several quests to unlock Bomb Them Again!, after that, you gotta change your ride to a reindeer using Preserved Holly or Fresh Holly. Hollies can be obtained by /kissing Winter Revelers in Inns (random present) or you can buy it from holly machines. Now, enjoy the scenery while you drop bombs on the demon cannons from high up the sky on a flying badass reindeer.

The Winter Veil Gourmet
Cook all the way! Cook the Winter Veil Gourmet that consists of Egg Nog, Gingerbread Cookie, and Hot Apple Cider. Buy the recipes at Winter Veil NPC on Ironforge or Orgrimmar. If you have leveled up your cooking skill, this won’t be a problem. But if you haven’t, you need to train and level up your skill first because 325 cooking skill is needed to cook the cider. The ingredients can be easily bought from the Auction House if you are too lazy to look, and of course in a price. If you don’t have the money but you do have the time, buy 1 Ice Cold Milk at the Inns, Sparkling Apple Cider, 3 Holiday Spices, and 2 Holiday Spirits at Winter Veil NPCs. The last ingredients, 2 small eggs can be looted from Moonkins for Allience and Eversong Dragonhawks for Horde. Happy cooking!

Bros. Before Ho Ho Ho’s
Meet all the brothers! Don’t forget to use Mistletoe, get one from /kissing Winter Revelers. The Alliance’s brothers are: Karman in Theramore, Anton in Desolace, Kristof in Crusader’s Square, Wilhelm in Goldshire, and Nimetz in Stranglethorn Vale. There are only 3 bros for Horde: Durkot Wolfbrother in Warsong Hold, Malach in Undercity’s War Quarter, and Keltan in Orgrimm’s Hammer that patrols the northeastern part Icecrown.

He Knows if You’ve Been Naughty
This is the last achievement required to get the Merrymaker title in Winter Veil 2011. Very simple, just open one of the presents under the tree in Ironforge or Orgrimmar. The presents will start spawning on the Christmas day through holiday’s end.

That was the quick overview for each achievement required for Merrymaker title in Winter Veil 2011. Don’t miss it guys!