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Things are heating up in Azeroth with summer’s arrival. What better way to celebrate than with the Midsummer Fire Festival. This year the event runs from June 21st through July 5th. For a complete overview of the event and for lists of bonfire locations feel free to check out WoWHead’s guide: Midsummer Fire Festival

The following information is for the Iron Man Challenge. For information on the other challenge variants please see below.

New for 2019
Bonfires have been added to Zandalar and Kul Tiras. A new toy has been added this year as well, Fire Eater’s Hearthstone.

Festival Bonfires
Bonfires have sprung up across all of Azeroth. You are allowed to complete the Honor the Flame quests as well as the Desecrate this Fire quests. Completing these quests will award Burning Blossoms. These can be used as currency to obtain items from the event’s vendors. You can also use the Burning Blossoms to reignite bonfires that have been extinguished. Should you use the Burning Blossoms to reignite a bonfire or be standing next to a bonfire when someone reignites it you will receive the Fire Festival Fury buff. This buff is NOT ALLOWED. It can be removed so make sure you right-click it off.

If you are one of those challengers that like to dance with danger and want to attempt the Desecrate this Fire quests please be advised this will PvP flag you. For challengers that have flying available, Ster has a helpful tip: “Get close to a bonfire. Click on it to bring up the quest box. Mount up on a flying mount and rise up in the air a few feet. Click Okay to complete the quest. It will not dismount you but you will become PvP flagged. Hit your spacebar (or whichever key you use to gain height on your flying mount) almost instantly after clicking Okay to raise you up into the air, reducing the chances of being attacked. If you don’t have flying it’s much riskier.”

Quests and Daily Quests
You may complete all of the quests and daily quests for this event except for the Summon Ahune and the Shards of Ahune quests. These quests require you to use dungeon finder to group up with other people to access this event boss. Grouping up is Not Allowed for solo challengers.

The Ribbon Pole
At the bonfire locations scattered across Azeroth, you will find ribbon poles. Clicking on these poles and moving to spin in a circle will create colorful ribbons connecting you to the pole. Doing this will give you the Ribbon Dance buff. This buff gives a 10% gain to experience and is NOT ALLOWED.

Bonfire’s Blessing
Bonfire’s Blessing is a zone-wide buff that gives your faction’s players a 30% chance to inflict 10 Fire damage on any melee, ranged, or spell attack, increasing by 10 Fire damage per level. Normally this buff would not be allowed, however since it’s a zone-wide buff that can not be removed we have no choice but to allow it. This is NOT a green light to go around intentionally reigniting bonfires, should you get the buff due to someone else in the zone relighting a fire that’s fine.

Cosmetic Items, Pets, and Toys, Oh My!
You are allowed to obtain all the items from the event’s vendor but that does not mean you can put on the cosmetic gear. You will still need to follow the gear rules. Adding the toys to your toy box and the pets to your journal are allowed as well.

Working Man:

  • All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for the Summon Ahune and Shards of Ahune quests. These involve grouping up and killing the event boss in a dungeon.
  • The Fire Festival Fury buff is NOT ALLOWED. Right-click it off.
  • The Ribbon Dance buff is NOT ALLOWED.
  • The Bonfire’s Blessing buff is allowed since it is zone-wide and cannot be removed.
  • You are allowed to obtain the items from the event’s vendor but you must still follow your gear rules.

Tin Man:

  • All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for the Summon Ahune and Shards of Ahune quests. These involve grouping up and killing the event boss in a dungeon.
  • The Fire Festival Fury buff is allowed.
  • The Ribbon Dance buff is NOT ALLOWED.
  • The Bonfire’s Blessing buff is allowed.
  • You are allowed to obtain the items from the event’s vendor but you must still follow your gear rules. 
  • Buff food from the event’s vendor is allowed.

Green Man:

  • All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for the Summon Ahune and Shards of Ahune quests. These involve grouping up and killing the event boss in a dungeon.
  • The Fire Festival Fury buff is NOT ALLOWED. Right-click it off.
  • The Ribbon Dance buff is NOT ALLOWED.
  • The Bonfire’s Blessing buff is allowed since it is zone-wide and cannot be removed.
  • You are allowed to obtain the items from the event’s vendor but you must still follow your gear rules.

Blood Thirsty:

  • You are NOT ALLOWED to complete the Midsummer Fire Festival quests. This event is not for you.

Pacifist:

  • All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for the Summon Ahune and Shards of Ahune quests. These involve grouping up and killing the event boss in a dungeon.
  • The Fire Festival Fury buff is NOT ALLOWED. Right-click it off.
  • The Ribbon Dance buff is NOT ALLOWED.
  • The Bonfire’s Blessing buff is zone-wide and cannot be removed. This buff when active will give you a 30% chance to inflict Fire damage on any melee, ranged, or spell attack. You will be credited with a kill if the buff kills a mob that is attacking you. Tread carefully!
  • You are allowed to obtain the items from the event’s vendor but you must still follow your gear rules.

Iron Teams:

  • All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed. You may do the Summon Ahune and Shards of Ahune quests if you have a full five-man team to fill the queue slots since you need to use dungeon finder to access the boss. If you do not have a full five-man team you cannot use the dungeon finder tool to fill out your group.
  • The Fire Festival Fury buff is NOT ALLOWED. Right-click it off.
  • The Ribbon Dance buff is NOT ALLOWED.
  • The Bonfire’s Blessing buff is allowed since it is zone-wide and cannot be removed.
  • You are allowed to obtain the items from the event’s vendor but you must still follow your gear rules.

Blood Thirsty Teams:

  • You are NOT ALLOWED to complete any of the Midsummer Fire Festival quests. This event is not for you.

Green Teams:

  • All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed. You may do the Summon Ahune and Shards of Ahune quests if you have a full five-man team to fill the queue slots since you need to use dungeon finder to access the boss. If you do not have a full five-man team you cannot use the dungeon finder tool to fill out your group.
  • The Fire Festival Fury buff is NOT ALLOWED. Right-click it off.
  • The Ribbon Dance buff is NOT ALLOWED.
  • The Bonfire’s Blessing buff is allowed since it is zone-wide and cannot be removed.
  • You are allowed to obtain the items from the event’s vendor but you must still follow your gear rules.

Images used with permission from WoWHead.

Children’s Week this year runs from May 2nd through May 9th. For a complete overview of this year’s event check out WoWHead.com’s guide.

The following information pertains to the Iron Man Challenge. For information on all other challenge varients please see below.

New for 2019: This year orphan quest lines have been added in for Battle for Azeroth. You will need to be level 110 to start these quests. Four new pets have been added as well. Upon completion of the Battle for Azeroth orphan quest lines, you’ll get to choose from Scaley, Mr. Crabs, Beakbert, Froglet, or a Pet Care Package.

Quests: Children’s Week is a quest-heavy event. All of the event’s quests are allowed but as always proceed with caution and use your better judgment. Using world portals to help you get around to fulfill your orphan’s dreams is allowed. Portals provided by mages are not allowed unless you are a mage and are using your own portals/teleports from your spellbook.

Achievements: You are allowed to complete some of the Children’s Week achievements. Achievements requiring you to enter a battleground or dungeon are not permitted. Any food buffs should also be right clicked off.

Rewards: You can obtain several different battle pets, pet care packages and even a couple of toys during Children’s Week. Even though you are allowed to obtain the battle pets, pet battling is not allowed. Visit WoWHead.com’s guide for the complete list of pets and toys available.

Tin Man:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed except for those requiring you to enter a dungeon or battleground.
  • Food buffs are allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed. 

Green Man:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed except for those requiring you to enter a dungeon or battleground.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

Blood Thirsty: 

  • You are not allowed to complete Children’s Week quests. This event is not for you.

Pacifist:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed except for those requiring you to enter a dungeon or battleground.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

Iron Teams:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed with a few exceptions. You can only work on any dungeon achievements with members of your team. You can not use dungeon finder to fill missing slots. Achievements involving battlegrounds are not allowed.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

Blood Teams: 

  • You are not allowed to complete Children’s Week quests. This event is not for you.

Green Teams: 

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed with a few exceptions. You can only work on any dungeon achievements with members of your team. You can not use dungeon finder to fill missing slots. Achievements involving battlegrounds are not allowed.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

 

Images used with permission from WoWHead.com

Noblegarden has once again come hopping back into our hearts. This year the event will run from April 22nd through April 29th. We are referencing the WoWHead.com Noblegarden Guide to cover what your challengers can and can’t do over the course of the event. 

The following information applies to Iron Challengers. For challenge variants, read below. 

Noblegarden Chocolates: Yes and no. You are allowed to use them to regain your health, however, they provide a buff (Stamina and Versatility) that must be removed. Simply right-click the buff off. 

Vanity Clothes: You are able to use the Noblegarden Chocolates to obtain all of these items, however, due to these items being changed to green quality you cannot equip them. 

Egg Baskets: There are two egg baskets in the game. The Borrowed Egg Basket is allowed. It has an on-use effect that increases your speed by 60% for 10 seconds only during the Noblegarden event and only in areas where Brightly Colored Eggs can be found. The second Egg Basket is of green quality and is received upon turning in the quest A Tisket, a Tasket, a Noblegarden Basket and is not allowed to be used.  

Mounts and Pets: There are three pets (Spring Rabbit’s Foot, Mystical Spring Bouquet, and Noblegarden Bunny) and one mount (Swift Springstrider) that can be obtained during the event. Even though you are allowed to obtain these you are not allowed to participate in any pet battles with your challenger.

Quests: You are allowed to complete the Noblegarden quests.

Tin Man:

  • You are allowed to keep the buff from the Noblegarden Chocolates since food buffs are allowed.
  • You are not allowed to equip any of the vanity clothes that are of green quality or higher.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is not allowed. 
  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.

Green Man:

  • The buff from the Noblegarden Chocolates is not allowed.
  • You may equip the green quality vanity clothes.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is allowed.
  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.

Blood Thirsty:

Pacifist:

  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is not allowed.
  • The Noblegarden Chocolates buff is not allowed.
  • Green quality vanity clothes are not allowed.

Iron Teams:

  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is not allowed.
  • The Noblegarden Chocolates buff is not allowed.
  • Green quality vanity clothes are not allowed.

Blood Teams:

Green Teams:

  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.
  • Green quality vanity clothes are allowed.
  • The Noblegarden Chocolates buff is not allowed.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is allowed.

Some images used with permission from WoWHead.com

Love is in the Air has started and will run from February 12 through to February 26. Below you’ll find what’s allowed and what’s not for your Challengers. For a complete overview of the event please see the WoWHead.com Love is in the Air Guide.

Quests: All quests are okay to do providing they fall within the parameters of your challenge.
Blood Thirsty (Solo & Teams): Move along, nothing to see here for you. This event revolves around questing and you are not allowed to do that.
Pacifists: Please be aware some of the event’s quests involve killing mobs. You will not be able to do all of the quests. When in doubt, scout it out. 

Lovely Cards: NOT ALLOWED 
The Lovely Cards (example: Lovely Undercity Card) are NOT ALLOWED as they provide stat buffs for your character.
Tin Man: You are allowed to use these as Tin challengers can have buffs.

Love Tokens: These can be spent on a number of items, however, please keep in mind that the Box of Chocolates and anything that is a Cologne or Perfume are NOT ALLOWED as they provide you buffs.
Tin Man: You are the exception once again as your challenge allows buffs.

Dresses & Suits: There are white/common-quality dresses and suits that can be equipped, so these are fair game for your Challengers. That being said, please be mindful of the quality of the item you are equipping. There may be green quality versions of these items in the game as well. Equipping those will get you flagged.
Blood Thirsty Solo: If you somehow come across a green event item, you may equip it since green quality gear is allowed for you.
Green Man: Should you come across any green quality event items you may equip them, your challenge allows green quality gear. 

Apothecary Hummel: NOT ALLOWED
This NPC is located in a dungeon and is NOT ALLOWED for solo challengers. 
Iron Teams: If you are a full team of 5 your team may queue for this dungeon.
Blood Thirsty Teams: If you are a full team of 5 your team may queue for this dungeon, however, you are not allowed to complete any quests in the dungeon.

Collecting Charms: You’re allowed to collect charms for achievements, pets, mounts, and items if you want.
Blood Thirsty Solo & Teams: While you can collect the Lovely Charms, you’ll need to complete a quest to turn them in. Since you cannot complete these quests it’s back to the blood-soaked fields with you.
Pacifists: You cannot acquire these as the Lovely Charms require you to land the killing blow to in order to receive the charm.

**** images courtesy of WoWHead.com.

We made it through another year… or did we? The Feast of Winter Veil has arrived once again and will run from December 16, 2018, to January 2, 2019. You can find the full write-up from wowhead.com here: https://www.wowhead.com/feast-of-winter-veil-guide.

Quests
There are a number of daily quests that you’re allowed to do. Even the daily requiring you to loot the bag that drops after killing the Greench is okay. You can stand back and let others kill it as all you need to do is grab the bag… you do not need to tag the Greench. Please be warned though… a death is still a death and I’ve heard the Greench will one-shot Irons without a second thought.

Blood Thirsty Solo & Teams: Sorry, as usual, you feel the wrath of the Greench: all quests count against you.

Pacifists: We recommend you try quests out on a regular character and see if your Kills and Killing Blows get incremented.

Gear
There are many pieces of cosmetic gear that are obtainable: please be aware that any green or higher quality item equipped is not allowed. Yes, this includes the shirt and tabard slots. White-quality items are still okay but you should take care as some white-quality items have turned green (this will flag you).

Blood Thirsty Solo: Green cosmetic gear is okay for you!

Pacifists: It is okay for you to craft cosmetic items for auction house sales.

Green Man: Green gear is okay for you as well!

Toys
You are allowed to collect and use all the toys, however, you should be aware that equipping green, blue, or purple items will still red-flag you. There is a new toy this year called Toy Armor Set. This item is the 2018 holiday gift. When used it looks like it will equip an armor set made up of a Wooden Toy Helm and an Alliance or Horde Toy Cape, depending on your faction. These items may be green quality and have not been tested, use at your own risk. 

Food
There is quite a bit of food available, so I’ll only list the items that stand out as NOT ALLOWED.

The Snowglobe, Mistletoe, Fresh Holly and Handful of Snowflakes
All these should be okay to use. We’re not aware of any buff that would normally flag your challenger. As always, if you’re not sure, do some testing on a regular character before using items on your challenger. Flags will not be reversed.

Catching Greatfather Winter
This is an allowed activity on all challengers and will award you 500 Class Order Hall resources. It is not yet clear whether this will count as a quest for Blood Thirsty challengers, so be cautious.

Warlords Savage Gift
The Savage Gift is obtained from Izzy Hollyfizzle, located in your garrison and might contain the Minion of Grumpus mount. It also contains Apexis Crystals, Oil, Garrison Resources, Frozen Arms of a Hero, Elixir of the Rapid Mind, Medallion of the Legion.

  • The Frozen Arms of a Hero is okay to use on your followers.
  • The Elixir of the Rapid Mind is NOT ALLOWED to be used for your Challenge characters. You are, however, allowed to auction it or send it to another non-Challenge character for faster leveling.
  • The Medallion of the Legion this is an item that grants you reputation. While you can unlock reps, the items that become available may not fall within the challenge rules.

Presents!!!!
We all know what we’re really excited about for Winter Veil, right? It’s the PRESENTS!!! All challengers, except for Blood Thirsty Solo & Teams, are allowed to open the gifts Greatfather Winter leaves you under the tree. The gifts are available December 25th through January 2nd. Please beware of the following items, as they are NOT ALLOWED for your Challenger. 

As always, if you’re not sure or think the information here needs updating, please let me know. You can reach me on Twitter, the forums or by email.

Images used with permission from Wowhead.com

Pilgrim’s Bounty starts today, November 19th, and will run through November 26th. My main point of reference here is the WoWHead.com guide. It appears that nothing new was added to this event.

Bountiful Tables: These are found at all major cities and towns with inns. Eating here is ALLOWED for purposes of completing the quest, however, please note that eating the same meal 5 times will give you a buff that is not allowed:

Transmog Items:

  • The Pilgrim’s Hat, Attire, Dress, Robe, and Boots are NOT ALLOWED for Irons, Tins, Bloods, Pacifists, Iron Teams or Blood Teams. Previous years these items were white, they are now green. The only challengers that may wear these items now are Green challengers as daily quests are required to obtain them.
  • The Rare-quality (blue) Fine Pilgrim’s Hat is also NOT ALLOWED.

Battle Pets: You can obtain the following two battle pets (but again, cannot use them within the confines of the challenge).

  • Frightened Bush Chicken can be found in the daily Pilgrim’s Bounty quest reward.
  • Plump Turkey is rewarded from completing the Pilgrim achievement (not possible for Challengers to do).

Pilgrim Achievement: Currently this achievement is not possible to complete for Challengers since some of the requirements would break our challenge rules.

  • Irons, Tins, Greens, Blood Thirsty, Iron Teams, and Blood Teams: Cannot get the Now We’re Cookin’ achievement since cooking is not allowed.
  • Pacifists: Cannot get the Terokkar Turkey Time achievement as killing is required.

Daily Quests: There are two sets of quests… ones that require cooking and others that let you either cook or BUY the necessary quest items. Pacifists are allowed to complete both sets of quests since cooking is allowed for them. Irons, Tins, and Greens are only allowed to complete the quests where you can buy the items.

Completing the dailies will give you a Pilgrim’s Bounty reward, in which you can find the Frightened Bush Chicken or the Silver-Plated Turkey Shooter toy. This item sells for 10 gold! You can also keep this since it’s a toy and does not provide any in-game assistance.

Pacifists: Please be aware some of the quests require you to kill turkeys for the reagent Wild Turkey. This will count as a kill. Thank you to Cell for checking this out and reporting back to us.

Blood Thirsty(Solo & Teams): Unfortunately here we are at yet ANOTHER world event you can’t participate in.

Food Recipes: Pacifists can learn five new cooking recipes: Spice Bread Stuffing (1), Pumpkin Pie (100), Cranberry Chutney (160), Candied Sweet Potato (220), Slow-Roasted Turkey (280). All of these items provide buffs. You can EAT the food, however, you must right-click the buff OFF.

Images used with permission from WowHead.com.

World of Warcraft’s 14th Anniversary celebration starts today! This event will conclude on November 30th. You can find an in-depth guide on the Anniversary events here: https://www.wowhead.com/guides/world-of-warcraft-14th-anniversary-events.

The Celebration Package, while great for your regular characters, is NOT ALLOWED for any Challenge character.

Blood Thirsty Challengers: When you open the gift you will have a quest that gets auto-accepted. This quest will count against your Quest Completion if you turn it in.

There are two daily quests available:

A Time to Reflect is available for ALL LEVELS. Irons, Tins, and Greens should be able to do this quest (sorry Bloods, back to the blood-soaked fields you go). Pacifists should check the quest out first (or let us know) but I would think this quest should be okay as you are answering a question. One issue you may run into is proximity kills if someone starts killing critters beside the quest-giver. Beware.

The Originals is available only for Level 60 or higher characters. You are not allowed to join a group, so overall this quest would be a no-go for your Challenger. You can try to tag the world boss, but you do so at your own risk; I’m sure there will be some fairly deadly effects. Blood Thirsty and Pacifists most certainly cannot do this quest.

 

Things are heating up in Azeroth with summer’s arrival. What better way to celebrate than with the Midsummer Fire Festival. This year the event runs from June 21st through July 5th. This year’s update does not apply to us since it was an increase to the ilvl of the Frostscythe and capes that drop from Ahune, The Frost Lord.

You can find all the information you need on the event overall here at this Wowhead guide: http://www.wowhead.com/midsummer-fire-festival-guide

Festival Bonfires & Daily Quests
Irons: ALLOWED.
Tins: ALLOWED.
Greens: ALLOWED.
Pacifists: From what we can tell, dousing the flame will not count as a kill this year.
Blood Thirsty: You would be better off sitting this one out as this is a quest-heavy event.

Desecrating Fires: This will PvP flag you, so use caution if you attempt to put out any fires. For those challengers that can fly, Ster has a helpful tip: “Get close to a bonfire. Click on it to bring up the quest box. Mount up on a flying mount and rise up in the air a few feet. Click Okay to complete the quest, it will not dismount you but you will become PvP flagged. Hit your space bar(or whichever key you use to gain height on your flying mounts) almost instantly after clicking Okay to raise you up into the air, reducing the chances of being attacked. If you don’t have flying, it’s much riskier.”

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

Fire Festival Fury: When a Burning Blossom is thrown into a festival fire, all surrounding players will gain the Fire Festival Fury buff. This can be right-clicked to remove it and 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!

Images used with permission from WowHead.com.

Children’s Week runs from April 30th to May 7th this year. The WoWhead.com guide has been updated but we are not seeing anything new for this year.

You are allowed to do quests or achievements for the event unless they break the rules of whichever challenge you are doing. Blood Thirsty challengers, this is a questing event, since you are not allowed to quest you’ll need to sit this one out. Since someone will ask it, I’ll say it: Doing the quests or achievements that require you to bring the orphan into a dungeon or battleground will get you flagged.

You can earn toys, battle pets, and pet care packages for pet related things… these are all okay to earn for your account, but you are still not allowed to use those pets to level up your challenge character.

Some images used with permission from WoWHead.com.