#0 - June 21, 2010, 9:57 p.m.
The Midsummer Fire Festival Begins
Q u o t e:
Each summer, the arrival of the Midsummer Fire Festival ( http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/events/midsummer/ ) signals a time of merriment and a chance to revel in the hottest season of the year by lighting celebratory bonfires across the land and sharing in what the elemental spirits have to offer. This year (beginning Sunday, June 21st and continuing until July 5). Learn more about the Midsummer Fire Festival content in our page, (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/events/midsummer/ ) which also includes a screenshot gallery. ( http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/community/submission/screenshot-form.html )Submit your screenshots of Festival fun here. http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/community/submission/screenshot-form.html
Vendor Buy Back
We also wanted to remind you all that Midsummer Fire Festival vendors are sticklers for the rules, and that all sales using holiday currencies are final; so to avoid disappointment it's very important to be extra careful when you make purchases with your hard earned Blossoms.
There Can Only Be One
The Satchel of Chilled Goods contains some pretty hot loot, but Lord Ahune is a proud lord of elements, not a polar pinata! So, you'll only receive a Satchel of Chilled Goods the first time you defeat him for the day. This works just like how Emblems of Frost are currently awarded when using the Dungeon Finder tool. Please don't be confused: you can get 2 Emblems of Frost from both your Satchel of Chilled Goods and from completing your first Wrath of the Lich King random heroic dungeon for the day too!
Where's my Scorchling?
There have been some questions about Scorchlings this year. While I'm sorry to report that the Scorchling has gone out for now, you can take heart since his spark may re-ignite elsewhere in the future. Further good news is that there is now a new, rather frostier friend to find. If a combustible companion is what you crave, you should also still be able to acquire some piping hot pets via the Captured Flame and the Brazier of Dancing Flames available from holiday vendors. As always, if you have ideas of your own, please feel free to submit your constructive feedback on our suggestions forum.
Please don't forget that if you're burning for Fire Festival achievements, that you'll need to complete both Torch Tossing and Torch Catching before you can purchase more torches to juggle. Torch tossing takes some practice, and if you're finding it particularly difficult to juggle well, you might find it useful to head to a less crowded place where the activities of others won't contribute to the challenge in the form of additional shadows and latency.
Thanks for your attention, and may you find this year's celebration to be satisfyingly scorching!