New World’s Summer Medleyfaire event ended about a month ago, and I wanted to talk about it briefly. I liked this event because it added some flair without too much of a required timesink or difficulty.
The best part was the music. This is just amazing, and the team really outdid themselves (even if I am biased). I didn’t record it myself, but this video I found is great thanks to LunoLarks on YouTube. Seriously, check it out. I’m leaving the video open in the background while I make this post.
During the quests, you’re given some instruments and taught how to perform. Then you’re tasked with locating maudlinbugs on the map and playing the Maudlinbug Haze, which allowed you to acquire the maudlinbugs. You could play instruments in a party; this shows me and gem.
And here I was alone with the maudlinbugs!
Here’s a little video of me playing the song and then collecting the maudlinbugs.
The maudlinbugs could be used as bait to catch Aeternum Sturgeon. You could “open” the fish to get filets, scales, and bones, and you could also fish up some other special resources during the event.
You could purchase a variety of rewards, including a mounted version of each fish in the game to be used to decorate your house. I bought everything besides the fish – all the other furniture, armor, tools, etc. And then I spent the remainder of my free time fishing and crafting as many mounted fish as I could, although I didn’t display all the fish. Here you can see the orange and blue spotlights, a mounted fish on my table, and most important – a rabbit in a Medleyfaire costume on the right!
Here’s another look at my house!
When you threw the special fish bone resource on the fire, there’s an explosion like this.
Briefly it would glow blue with, I’m assuming, azoth, and you got some event tokens.
There was a short quest series in which you got people to come to the summer Medleyfaire and dance. In one quest, the florist would only come if we helped her with her flowers. I know the screenshot is dark, but you can see the flowers we helped her grow. And speaking of dancing, you could dance at the Medleyfaire for a reputation bonus.
Now it’s just time to wait for the next seasonal event!