Midsummer Fire Festival

The Midsummer Fire Festival is back… this year we have a new toy, a new pet and more bonfires added to Draenor and the Broken Isles. The world event runs from June 21 to July 5, exactly the same as last year. You can find all the information you need on the event overall here at this wowhead guide: http://www.wowhead.com/midsummer-fire-festival-2017-guide.

There are no changes from what we said about the event last year.

Festival Bonfires & Daily Quests
Irons: ALLOWED.
Pacifists: We are still uncertain if dousing the flame will count as a kill. Try it on a non-pacifist character first. From what we can tell, dousing the flame will not count as a kill this year.
Blood Thirsty: Allowed, however, these do count against your quest totals, so take care to not accidentally flag yourself as there is no going back.

Ribbon Pole: The XP buff you get from doing the ribbon pole dance is NOT ALLOWED.

Bonfire’s Blessing: Typically this would not be allowed, however, you are unable to right-click / remove the buff so there is not much that can be done. Basically don’t go out there intentionally reigniting the bonfire to give you that buff… if you get it because someone else did it, fine. Pacifists BEWARE: You will be credited with a kill if the buff kills a mob that is attacking you. Tread carefully!

dancingflamesHere we are a year later and we’re back into the Midsummer Fire Festival. The world event will run from June 21 to July 5. According to WoWHead’s event guide there were no new additions this year. This sort of makes sense as Legion is likely commanding all hands on deck by this point.

As such, there are no changes from what we said about the event last year.

Festival Bonfires & Daily Quests
Irons: ALLOWED.
Pacifists: We are still uncertain if dousing the flame will count as a kill. Try it on a non-pacifist character first.
Blood Thirsty: Allowed, however, these do count against your quest totals, so take care to not accidentally flag yourself as there is no going back.

Ribbon Pole: The XP buff you get from doing the ribbon pole dance is NOT allowed.

Bonfire’s Blessing: Typically this would not be allowed, however, you are unable to right-click / remove the buff so there is not much that can be done. Basically don’t go out there intentionally reigniting the bonfire to give you that buff… if you get it because someone else did it, fine.

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dancingflamesThe Midsummer Fire Festival has arrived! You can check out WoWHead.com’s guide here.

There have been some questions as to how the Fire Festival applies to the Iron Man (and other challenges)… I hope I can address them here.

Festival Bonfires & Other Daily Quests

  • Iron Man: Yes, you can do these… ride around (or better, FLY if you’re 60 or higher) and grab as many as you can!
  • Pacifist: I believe you *can* do these, however, we have not tested it yet. I do not think it’ll count as a “kill” if you desecrate a bonfire… if in doubt, test it on another toon.
  • Blood Thirsty: You technically can do these, however, keep in mind each one will likely count towards your quest count.

Ribbon Pole: The XP buff is NOT allowed for any of the challenges we currently have as this is an external buff that you must intentionally initiate.

Bonfire’s Blessing: Yes, this is an external buff and wouldn’t normally be allowed, however, you are unable to cancel the Aura / Buff. You shouldn’t be going up to the bonfire and initiating the buff, however, if you are in a zone where someone else happens to initiate it, then so be it. You will not be flagged, nor should you stop playing your challenger.