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Midsummer Fun: The Midsummer Merchant

So by now, you've done some of the Midsummer quests, desecrated a few flames, and you have a bunch of Burning Blossoms burning a hole in your pocket. The question now is: What are you going to do with all of those? Sure, you can throw them in the nearest Festival Bonfire for the sweet buffs, but you can also spend them at the Midsummer Merchants and Midsummer Suppliers located next to every Capital City's fire.

After the break, we'll look at exactly what you can buy and what they do.

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Filed under: Items, How-tos, Events, Guides

Breakfast Topic: The Midsummer Fire Festival so far

So by now, hopefully a lot of you have had time to check out some of the new stuff that's shown up at the Midsummer Fire Festival this year. With the help of our walkthroughs, it's a piece of cake to get right into the thick of things.

My impressions so far have been pretty favorable. I very much enjoyed being a crab (and asking everybody for "maybe little pinch"), and while it took me a while to master Torch Catching (It became easier once I turned spell effects up to high so I could see the shadow of the torch on the ground), I've gotten pretty good at that already. If there's one thing I'd complain about a little, it's probably the fact everything seems a bit expensive. With 3 level 70s and a couple level 60+ types who might like Braziers, Robes, and Sandals, it'll be a bit of a pain to get all the stuff for them, and it should take quite a few hours to desecrate or honor enough fires for all that. Still, at least you get good gold for all that desecrating, so it's not a complete waste.

How's your experience been so far? Is Torch Catching a challenge? Are you a thief yet? What about Lord Ahune, have you seen him fall yet? Share your experiences in the comments.

Keep watching WoW Insider while you're at it. We're hard at work writing more guides that will tell you everything you need to know about Lord Ahune and the rest of the Midsummer Fire Festival, and they should appear on the site today and tomorrow.

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, Events, Breakfast Topics, Quests, Bosses

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: Torch Catching

Torch Catching is the quest that becomes available to you once you've completed Torch Tossing. You can get it in the same place as the quest that came before it, in any capital city of your faction. This quest can seem really hard at first, but there's a trick to it. You should try the quest on your own at least once before reading the trick and see if you can figure it out yourself.

After mastering the art of Torch Tossing, the Master Fire Eater has a new challenge for you: Catch Torches! He supplies you with some Unlit Torches to use in your attempts to master this skill. These torches can only be lit with the bonfires in the capital cities, so don't stray too far from the capitals before you attempt this quest.

Near the bonfire, right click on your torches (or push your hotkey if you chose to hotkey them, which is unnecessary for this one) and you will light one, and throw it high into the air. Your goal is to catch the torch when it comes back down. If you catch it, it will be tossed back into the air immediately, so be ready to catch it again! It doesn't go straight up and down, so be ready to move around a lot. Your goal for this quest is to catch it four times in a row without missing. If you miss it, prepare to face the Flames of Shame! Also, the flames of holy-crap-I'm-on-fire. If you miss just one, you'll need to start over from the beginning until you get all four.

Completing this quest rewards you with five Juggling Torches and five Burning Blossoms. Additionally, completing this quest will open up Daily versions of Torch Tossing and Torch Catching, appropriately named More Torch Tossing and More Torch Catching. The only differences between the original versions and the daily versions is their requirements are more difficult. Hit 20 braziers instead of 8 for the former, and catch 10 torches rather than 4 for the latter.

Now, do you wanna know the trick to completing this quest? Don't try to look up at your torch to follow it. Zoom your camera out and look down at the ground. Follow your torch's shadow, and try to stay a step or two ahead of it. This works best when there aren't a few dozen other people trying to do the quest at the same time. If one city is too crowded, hearth back to Shattrath and try somewhere else. Ironforge and Orgrimmar are likely to be packed full, so try Silvermoon City or Exodar instead.

Filed under: Events, Walkthroughs, Blizzard, Quests, Guides

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