Pet rabbits do not behave well for photographs.

Even with all the egg-camping going on the first day, I had no trouble to speak of getting Sindei her Noble Gardener achievement in short order. I started out in Falconwing Square, thinking it would be less crowded than the other areas. I clearly wasn’t the only one with that idea, because it was totally crowded.

For the record, the fountain in Falconwing Square is my favorite place to hunt for eggs. They appear in the fountain and under the benches. It’s easy to grab them quickly and they spawn pretty frequently. A lot of folks seem to not notice them under the benches. I grabbed plenty that people had just run right past.

Still, I persevered, and was lucky enough to get my Spring Rabbit’s Foot within my first 20 eggs or so. That made it easy to get the Spring Fling achievement, because on the first day there are plenty of people hanging around all the starting areas with their Spring Rabbits.

I don’t buy anything for the holiday until the end, because if I do, it’ll surely drop from the eggs right after. Basically, my strategy is to just farm the 100 eggs for the Chocoholic achievement, then keep farming until I either have enough chocolate to buy what I need for the meta OR the eggs drop whatever I still need for the meta. The eggs dropped Spring Flowers for the Shake Your Bunny-Maker and the Spring Robes for Desert Rose. I also got a couple of Black Tuxedo Pants from the eggs, but no shirt. Marsha had the shirt in her bank, though, and since it’s not soulbound, I was able to send that to Sindei for the Blushing Bride achievement. In all, I farmed about 200 eggs and the only thing I had to buy was the Brightly Colored Egg to hide in Silvermoon for the Noble Garden achievement.

For Hard Boiled, I just waited until one of the eggs turned me into a bunny, hearthed back to Dalaran, grabbed the portal to the Caverns of Time, and ran my little bunny-self down to the hot springs in Un’Goro Crater. I found a safe spot to go AFK, went to the kitchen for coffee, and by the time I got back, boom! I’d laid an egg.

In all, Noblegarden really is one of the easier holidays. My goal is to get Sindei the Violet Proto-Drake reward by the time the next Brewfest rolls around. The only holiday that’s got me worried is the Midsummer one, because I wasn’t that good at the torch juggling and such last time I tried them. I guess we’ll have to see.

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