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Breakfast Topic: How are you spending the last few days of the Midsummer Fire Festival?

The Midsummer Fire Festival officially ends on July 5th, just a few scant days away. That means no more Lord Ahune, no more chances to get the Deathfrost enchant, no more desecration, no more turning into a crab, no more Torch Tossing... Yeah, I'm a little bummed too.

Still, we have a couple days left to make the best of it. Of course, the question is -- what exactly do we do with it? Myself, I'm torn. My enchanter still needs the Deathfrost enchant, so I may want to get a group together and go slay Ahune a few more times. Then again, I still haven't gotten some of the Midsummer loot on a couple of my 70s, so maybe I want to make a push to get the last few blossoms for those.

But I'm also thinking that it would be nice to get my shaman to level 30 before Patch 2.4.3, and thus I'm tempted to just go out and slog through the last few levels with her, bolstered by the all the various Fire Festival buffs and the Ribbon Dance buff.

I'll have to think about it some more, but in the meantime, do you have a plan for these last few days of the Midsummer Fire Festival?

The Midsummer Fire Festival is upon us! Check out WoW Insider's complete quest guide to collect those Burning Blossoms as well as our guide on how to spend them. Also, don't forget to eyeball our screenshot gallery of Midsummer events. Finally, find out how to kill Lord Ahune, and check out our break down of his loot table.

Filed under: Items, Analysis / Opinion, Events, Breakfast Topics, Leveling, Alts

Midsummer fire festival sparks world PvP

When I read through the forums, I see numerous threads lamenting over the lack of world PvP. The Burning Crusade added a handful of PvP objectives that often go unnoticed and the towers in the Eastern Plaguelands seem pretty lonely since everyone moved on to Outland. Since the beginning of the Midsummer Fire Festival I've seen at least a temporary resurgence in actual PvP. Of course the ganking is still going on, but I've seen many more fair fights.

The way it works is you try to keep your own fires burning while putting the flames of your opponents out. I've seen numerous mini raids on major cities and massive skirmishes near the small-town fires. Like many players, I've got to give props to Blizzard for adding this mechanic to the festival. The buffs are pretty awesome too.

I've enjoyed this celebration more than any WoW holiday in the past. Have you been joining in the desecrating fun?

Remember to check out the "It Came From the Blog" event this Sunday, June 29 at 7Pm Eastern.

Filed under: Events, PvP, Quests

Midsummer Fire Festival quest guides

As I am sure you all know by now, whether it be through WoW Insider or logging into the game and seeing it firsthand, the Midsummer Fire Festival went live this morning (June 21st) and will remain so until July 4th. The holiday has received a full revamp since last year, and has quite a few new rewards and quests. Some of those rewards have pretty hefty prices attached to them in the form of Burning Blossoms, and are a little intimidating. I sat down early this morning to figure out how many Blossoms I needed for what I wanted on just my main, and the total came to just slightly over 1,100. Ouch!

Surprisingly, it isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. A simple tour of Azeroth can net you hundreds of Blossoms, and the Festival offers many other options, too. If you're looking for a little help or guidance in your quest for holiday treats, WoW Insider is here for you! Click the links below to hop over to our Midsummer Fire Festival quest guides.

  • Where to begin - Just starting your Midsummer adventures? Find out where the quests are to be found!
  • A Thief's Reward - Sneak into enemy territory, be handsomely rewarded.
  • Desecrating the Flames - Sneak near enemy territory, be handsomely rewarded. Includes a list of all of the fires in Azeroth and Outland.
  • Incense for the Summer Scorchlings - Take a moment out of your day to honor the spirits of summer.
  • Torch Tossing - Your first step toward becoming a master fire juggler!
  • Torch Catching - Your second and final step toward becoming a master fire juggler.
  • Unusual Activity - The Twilight's Hammer is up to something, but what? Epic revelations (and loot) await you!
  • Bonfire buffs - Honoring the flames before you go out to level or grind can bring some pretty nice rewards.
  • Ribbon dancing - Not level 70 yet? Find out how engaging in a bit of Midsummer revelry can change that for you.
The Midsummer Fire Festival is upon us! Check out WoW Insider's complete quest guide to collect those Burning Blossoms as well as our guide on how to spend them. Also, don't forget to eyeball our screenshot gallery of Midsummer events. Finally, find out how to kill Lord Ahune, and check out our break down of his loot table.

Filed under: Events, Walkthroughs, Quests, Guides

Midsummer Fun: Desecrating the Flames

The quickest, easiest way to make gold and Burning Blossoms in the Midsummer Fire Festival is to tour the worlds, stopping at each of the flames and bonfires, both Horde and Alliance. There are many of these locations, both on Azeroth and Draenor. Honoring a flame of the same faction nets you 5 gold, 95 silver, and 5 Burning Blossoms. Desecrating and extinguishing the opposing faction's bonfires earns you 11 gold, 99 silver, and 10 Burning Blossoms.

Be warned, desecrating a bonfire flags you for PvP, if you are not on a PvP server. Both on PvP and PvE realms, expect many of these sites to turn into warzones. You can expect the worst of this action to be near the neutral Goblin towns such as Booty Bay and Gadgetzan. The flames are practically right next to eachother, so battles for dominance are inevitable.

Scouring the entirety of Azeroth and Outland for these flames can be a bit of a task, so we did it for you! A list of all of the bonfire locations are below, with the settlement they are closest to listed. They are all more or less in the direct vicinity of the Horde, Alliance, or Neutral town mentioned.

The easiest way to complete this is to start at one end of the continent, either far north or far south, and work your way up/down zone by zone. While you're doing this, you can also pop into the various opposing enemy cities to begin A Thief's Reward.

Horde Fires
  1. Stonebreaker Hold, Terokkar Forest
  2. Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley
  3. Garadar, Nagrand
  4. Zabra'jin, Zangarmarsh
  5. Thunderlord Stronghold, Blade's Edge Mountains
  6. Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
  7. Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows
  8. Flame Crest, Burning Steppes
  9. Kargath, Badlands
  10. Hammerfall, Arathi Highlands
  11. Tarren Mill, Hillsbrad
  12. Revantusk Village, Hinterlands
  13. Sepulcher, Silverpine Forest
  14. Brill, Tirisfal Glades
  15. Tranquillien, Ghostlands
  16. Falconwing Square, Eversong Woods
  17. Razor Hill, Durotar
  18. The Crossroads, The Barrens
  19. Sun Rock Retreat, Stonetalon Mountains
  20. Shadowprey Village, Desolace
  21. Splintertree Outpost, Ashenvale
  22. Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
  23. Bloodhoof Village, Mulgore
  24. Freewind Post, Thousand Needles
  25. Camp Mojache, Feralas
Alliance Fires
  1. Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar Forest
  2. Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley
  3. Telaar, Nagrand
  4. Telredor, Zangarmarsh
  5. Sylvanaar, Blade's Edge Mountains
  6. Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
  7. Nethergarde Keep, Blasted Lands
  8. Darkshire, Duskwood
  9. Sentinel Hill, Westfall
  10. Goldshire, Elwynn Forest
  11. Lakeshire, Redridge
  12. Morgan's Vigil, Burning Steppes
  13. Thelsamar, Loch Modan
  14. Kharanos, Dun Morogh
  15. Menethil Harbor, Wetlands
  16. Refuge Pointe, Arathi Highlands
  17. Southshore, Hillsbrad
  18. Aerie Peak, Hinterlands
  19. Chillwind Camp, West Plaguelands
  20. Nijel's Point, Desolace
  21. Astranaar, Ashenvale
  22. Auberdine, Darkshore
  23. Dolanaar, Teldrassil
  24. Azure Watch, Azuremyst
  25. Blood Watch, Bloodmyst
  26. Theramore Isle, Dustwallow Marsh
  27. Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas
Neutral Towns with Alliance and Horde Fires
  1. Area 52, Netherstorm
  2. Everlook, Winterspring
  3. Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale
  4. Cenarion Hold, Silithus
  5. Gadgetzan, Tanaris
In addition to the material bonus that comes with desecrating the opposing faction's flames, don't forget that you have good reason to keep your own faction's flames burning! Keeping that flame alive provides a really nice buff that you ought to take advantage of, or at least help your fellow member of the Horde/Alliance by preserving that buff for them. Is it worth fighting tooth and nail for? That's up to you to decide!

Update: Reader Elory has made a checklist using this information and some additional information provided by our other readers. It's formatted for easy printing, and you can check off the ones you've already done as you go. Thanks, Elory!

Filed under: Events, Walkthroughs, Quests, Guides

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