Moar Achievements: Noblegarden 2012

Welcome to Noblegarden.  This is one of the easier achievements and you can farm the lot in a morning.  Well you could if the Springstrider didn’t need 500!!! chocolates.  Farming that many in one go will drive you mad.  Make sure you have some chocolate handy while doing this as the constant references to chocolate will make you crave chocolate.  Just sayin’.

To get the Noble Gardener achievement you need to get the following:

  • I Found One! – Find a Brightly Coloured Egg
  • Desert Rose – Use Spring Robes to plant a flower in the listed places
  • Hard Boiled – Lay an egg in Un’Goro Crater’s Golakka Hot Springs
  • Noble Garden – Hide a Noblegarden Egg in Stormwind/Silvermoon
  • Chocoholic – Eat 100 Noblegarden Chocolates
  • Blushing Bride – Kiss someone wearing an Elegant Dress while wearing a White Tuxedo Shirt and Black Tuxedo Pants
  • Spring Fling – Matchmake your Spring Rabbit in the four starter towns
  • Shake Your Bunny Maker – Put rabbit ears on female toons of each race.

There are a few bonus achievements and items:

  • Chocolate Lover – Eat 25 Chocolates
  • Sunday’s Finest – Discover the White Tuxedo Shirt and Black Tuxedo Pants by opening Brighly Coloured Eggs.
  • Dressed for the Occasion –  Discover the Elegant Dress by opening Brighly Coloured Eggs.
  • Spring Rabbit – this drops from eggs or costs 100 chocolates and is needed for the meta
  • Springstrider – this costs 500 chocolates and is Bind on Pickup (and so not for farming and selling as per recent holidays)

How you do it

  1. Head off to the faction specific starter town of your choice and start the grand egg hunt.  On Alliance I always go to Azure Watch and on Horde I prefer Falconwing Square.  I know where the eggs are in these towns.  But any of these towns will do.  Start collecting eggs.  Lots and lots of eggs.  You need at least 115 and up to 915 chocolates to complete these achievements and get the mount.  You should get I Found One! at the first egg.  You should complete the quest to get the Noblegarden Basket (10 chocolates).  Equip this so you can collect eggs faster as it will give you a movement speed boost. [Cost so far: 10 chocolates]
  2. Keep collecting eggs until you have 100 chocolates.   Now eat them. Mmmm tasty.  You should get Chocolate Lover and Chocoholic.  [Cost so far: 110 chocolates)]
  3. You will need some items for some of the above achievements.  Below is a list of the items and how much they cost.  Most, if not all of these items also have a chance of dropping randomly from an egg.  This is why you do Chocoholic first.  Keep collecting eggs until you can afford all of the items.  If you get any drops, collect less chocolates.
    1. Spring Robes (50 chocolates)
    2. Spring Rabbit (100 chocolates)
    3. White Tuxedo Shirt (25 chocolates – you need these to drop to get Sunday’s Finest, they are NOT soulbound)
    4. Black Tuxedo Pants (25 chocolates – you need these to drop to get Sunday’s Finest , they are NOT soulbound)
    5. Spring Flowers (50 chocolates)
    6. Elegant Dress (50 chocolates – optional as you don’t need it yourself and you need this to drop for Dressed for the Occasion) [Cost so far: 110 chocolates + up to 250 for required drops + 50 for an optional drop = 110-410]
  4. You will need to buy a Noblegarden Egg and place it in Stormwind/Silvermoon for 5 chocolates to get Noble Garden as this item does not drop. [Cost so far 115-415 chocolates]
  5. Remember I mentioned you don’t need the Elegant Dress yourself? You need to find someone else who has it.  If you have one and you are going AFK its a nice thing to put this on.  For your own achievement you need to wear the White Tuxedo Shirt and the Black Tuxedo Pants and /kiss someone wearing an Elegant Dress to get Blushing Bride.
  6. You now need to do some travelling.  Hit all the places listed in Desert Rose and use your robes.  Also visit the remaining faction specific starter towns to matchmake your Spring Rabbit for Spring Fling.  This second part does need other people to be around which is fairly easy early in the festival.  Later on you may need to find a friend to help you with this.
  7. There are two ways of doing Hard Boiled.  The easiest is to travel to Golakka Hot Springs in Un’Goro with a friend and turn each other into rabbits once you get there.  You can get the Blossoming Branch item for this from the daily quest available in the egg collecting towns and it only uses broken shells so no extra chocolates.  The achievement can take a while to activate sometimes, I seem to recall.  The solo version takes some planning:
    1. Put your hearthstone in Silithus (you can stone and keep the costume – you cannot fly, mount or use a portal)
    2. Make your way to an egg collection location and keep collecting eggs until you get randomly turned into a rabbit.
    3. Stone to Silithus.
    4. Run to Golakka Hot Springs in Un’goro without fighting anything.
  8. Spring Flowers puts bunny ears on another character for Shake Your Bunny Maker.  Finding a female of each race isn’t too hard, though there are inevitably a couple of challenges in the other faction.  Unlike other achievements in this vein, you can’t get a friend to make a level 1 toon.  A few tips for this one are:
    1. Visit Cataclysm base areas via the portals.  The Temple of Earth and the entry point to Mount Hyjal are good as you can take a portal back.
    2. There are still people in Dalaran.  So a trip there is worth it.
    3. PvP.  Tol Barad and Battlegrounds might have what you need.
    4. Sit outside Orgrimmar/Stormwind and watch for the PvPers.
    5. Roll one of those free accounts and create an opposite faction toon.  Type /who RACE and see who is around and where they are.  Stalk them.
  9. Finally, you can farm the chocolates for the Swift Springstrider – all 500 of them! [Cost so far: 115-915 chocolates]

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  1. It might be worthwhile to note that the Spring Rabbit is no longer soulbound, so if more than one drop, you can do something other than destroy it!

    I personally like to make a tally of all the items I need to get and their chocolate costs; then I farm until I get the number of chocolates I need, adjusting my tally as I get the drops. Gurdrid’s been very lucky this year, and has gotten all of the dropable items except the dress.

    Another thing to note, for players who play female toons, it’s kinda polite to not remain a bunny (especially if you play a dwarf or troll! for some reason, I can never find female trolls!) as folks can’t give you bunny ears while you’re a pesky wabbit.

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