Word salad ahead! Skip at your own risk as it is import information to crafters! In case you missed it, the Year of Darkpaw has begun! On top of wanting to highlight a few things from the official announcement, I want to note the crafting aspect, which wasn't called out in it. Check the marketplace to claim your free white lacquer furniture set before the end of January! Claim your free fluff pet baby dragon from the marketplace before the end of January! There is a daily mission for level 5+ adventurers which will be one of the main ways a non-adventurer ("pure crafter" or rp'er) will earn Darkpaw Doubloons. While there is a book in the avatar mission camps (1st one is in Mystic Lake), we are working on a more "squishie friendly" location from which to obtain this daily. The mission will be something doable at your level. It may include crafting or harvesting for an easy finish, since, like the daily objectives for loyalty tokens, you only have to complete one of the objectives to complete the mission. There are collections that will appear each month (and will last only for the month in each case) that will award Darkpaw Doubloons. Check around with the community and find out where they are appearing this month! These Doubloons can be spent in North Qeynos and South Freeport on Darkpaw Celebrator Katrynn. Each month more items will unlock on this vendor that will be available from unlock point until the end of the year. Take note, though, that some of the new mirage items will only be available while the live event where the original backpack is available. Ballads of Zimara tradeskill dailies will also offer Darkpaw Doubloons. Mirage items? There is a new category of item that is a back appearance slot item that has the same look as a specific appearance backpack or quiver. No longer will you have to hold on to a treasured backpack look by sacrificing bag space. An example, which is one of the ones that is event-only, is the adorable little cub carrier from Santa Glug. It will only be available while Frostfell is active. This means that it will only be available until Frostfell ends on January 9, and then will not be available again until Frostfell 2024 begins in December.Other packs that were more generally available will have a mirage version that, once released on the vendor, will be available until the end of the year. Year of the Darkpaw Crafter achievement! There is a monthly tradeskill achievement in 2024. This means that every month a new achievement will be revealed. For each achievement, you have from when it is released until the end of the year to complete it. For January, it is to craft 1000 items during 2024 (earlier crafting does not count), but remember, you will have the entire year to complete the achievement. Some achievements, like the item crafting one, will be things that you have to complete once the year has started (old crafting counts don't count). Other achievements will recognize crafting quest completions that you have already completed. At least one of the achievements will require that you be a level 130 crafter, but remember that you have all of 2024 to reach that point. At the end of the year, there will be a master achievement, requiring completion of all of the monthly tradeskill achievements, Completion of this will award two special rewards available only in 2024 for crafters that will be revealed soon! Trust me, if you're at the pinnacle of your crafting career, you don't want to miss this 2024 chance to show off your skilled wielding of your class.