This week marks the beginning of yet another in-game holiday for World of Warcraft players to enjoy, the Midsummer Fire Festival. This event, which will last from June 21st to July 5th, is celebrated with the lighting of bonfires across Azeroth. Players are given many things to do during this event, such including quests, exploration, and a boss to fight. Rewards during this time include pets and a title, as well as quite a few achievement points.
Especially this late into an expansion, many players do not leave their faction’s capital city. With the quests and achievements that players are able to earn during the Midsummer Fire Festival however, players will get the chance to go out and have real interaction with the world in which they play in. The main thing that will get players out and about is the quests and achievements offered at this time. The most popular of these quests revolve around the bonfires that are lit all over Azeroth. Players are rewarded for both honoring their faction’s bonfires, as well as desecrating their enemies bonfires. Players are also challenged so steal the flame for bonfires lit in their enemies capital city. This offers a unique feeling of danger to what are normally easy-going holiday quests. These quests, of course have plenty of rewards. Obviously players can earn gold, and experience for themselves and their guild if not already at max level. These quests also reward Burning Blossoms, which can be use to by a variety of vanity items for the festival as well as a total of 175 achievement points for completing all of the tasks for the Midsummer Fire Festival. So late into an expansion, many players are growing bored with the game and this festival gives players something different to go out and do!
The coming of the Midsummer Fire Festival also means the return of Lord Ahune, a 5-man boss that spawns in The Slave Pens. Defeating this boss rewards quite about of items for players. The first time player defeat him, they get the choice of two tabards that they can wear on their character. Lord Ahune also drops cloaks that players can use. Though these items are not high-end, they are useful in helping gear up other characters that players have. The most sought after rewards however, come from a Satchel of Chilled Goods which Ahune drops after being defeated. This satchel gives players gold, aswell as a chance of rewarding players with a new pet, the Frigid Frostling, or the famous weapon, Frostscythe of Lord Ahune. Though this item is not ideal for use, the new Transmogrification system will allow players to make their weapons look like this item if they are lucky enough to win it. These in-game holidays would be nothing without rewards, and this particular event gives players quite a bit of rewards to earn.
The final thing players can earn at the end of this event is the titles Flame Warden, for Alliance players, or Flame Keeper, for Horde players. These titles are earned by experiencing everything that the Midsummer Fire Festival has to offer. So whether players are looking for achievement points, gold, items, pets, titles, or just something new to do, the Midsummer Fire Festival has something for every player.