The Midsummer Fire Festival is officially over, and despite the fact that I wasn’t much looking forward to it, I still ended up wringing every last drop out of the event.
Since my dwarf hunter Kaet finally made it to 70, I allowed myself to start a new alt. My only non-hunter character right now is my bank alt on the Horde side, so I decided to replace her. A while back I got interested in social clothing in WoW — like the Vestements of Summer — and I learned from my Alliance characters that a bank alt tailor is the perfect place to collect clothing.
So on Wednesday evening I started a new Blood Elf hunter, got her to level 10, and started off across the world honoring and desecrating fires. After two days and more deaths than I can possibly count, she settled in Orgrimmar with a snazzy dress and flaming shoes. (I’m not a big fan of the shouder pads, so I skipped them.) Oh, and she’s level 14 and has a white bear.
I also participated in the event on my Alliance clothing collector (a level 45 Draenei hunter) and my two mains, Mania and Kaet. Mania took the Spirit of Summer non-combat pet and Kaet took the Brazier of Dancing Flames.
A number of other bloggers had fun with this event as well:
- Scott from Scott’s Thoughts gathered 400 Burning Blossoms on a level 5 mage.
- Warcraft and Other Hooha discovered how to set her tree on fire.
- WoW Pacifist used the Festival to get his pacifist undead priest to 60.
- Big Red Crab showed off his inner crab.
- The Kitty Collector ran into the same problem I did, which explains why Mania immediately stashed her Spirit of Summer in the bank.
- And Aurik from /hug gifted us with an interesting article comparing holiday events in terms of depth and replayability.