Posted by: Grumpy | March 2, 2008

PTR: Midsummer Fire Festival

Blizzard made the Black War Elekk available to all testers today for free. Just hit up your PvP Mount vendor to get yours today.

Midsummer Festival of Fire Quests

Torch Tossing has you toss a flaming torch at the target with the “Hunter’s Mark” above it. The mark switches from target to target pretty fast and it’s pretty difficult to change targets and toss quick enough. I found that dragging the torch icon to the button bar and pressing the number key to activate the torch and then clicking on the target is fastest for me. And it worked. You can do the intial quest to do 8 targets and then there is a daily quest to do 20. Once you’ve figured out how to do 8, 20 is pretty easy.

Torch Catching is a little more difficult, at least for me. You get a bundle of wood, when you light one in the fire it flies up in the air. The object is to catch it before it hits the ground. It casts a shadow on the ground while it’s up in the air so all you have to do is follow the shadow. But that is not as easy as it sounds, there are obstacles in the area that make it more difficult. Once you’ve caught it, it flies back up in the air again and you have to catch it again. Lather, Rinse, Repeat. The first quest is to catch it 4 or 5 times in a row. With the follow on daily set to catch it 10 times.

I tested these in Stormwind near the bonfire by the entrance to the Stockades. But my horde toon also visited Orgimmar and Undercity and they both have similar setups.  I did not see it in Shattrath City though. In Undercity they have moved the bonfire from the Throneroom outside to the courtyard where they previously held the Brewfest.  The quests reward you with gold and Burning Blossoms. If you collect enough Burning Blossoms (350) you can get the Brazer of the Dancing Flames.



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