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Nobody reports on the hijinks of in-game holidays like the Azeroth News Network, and it's time to take a long, hard look at the Midsummer Fire Festival. Shedding the harsh light of day on the spectacle and insane fires of the festival, Slightly Impressive's faux-news cast tackles the bizarre habit...

July 8th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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I know what you've been thinking. You want something to wear on your head that your friends can use for cooking. Well, now your wish has come true! The Helm of the Fire Festival is not only a fashionable hat for the style-conscious player, it also allows your friends to cook on your head. You ha...

June 21st 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The Midsummer Fire Festival begins today. Pyromaniacs, activate! The Fire Festival is a full-featured holiday complete with dailies that mostly involve torches, achievements that mostly involve setting fire to things, and a title that has the word Flame. Ahune The Frost Lord is the boss to kill...

June 21st 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the AOL guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages. The coming and going of the Midsummer Fire Festival was overshadowed by the arrival of patch 4.2 and the Firelands, but now all the assorted bonfires scattered far an...

July 11th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Blizzard has been getting hit with a few complaints since the Midsummer Fire Festival began -- that the holiday was just a stat-bump for the items and was relatively the same event as last year. Even the highlight item, the Frostscythe of Lord Ahune, was part of the controversy. Bashiok took to t...

June 22nd 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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In between the weather knocking out my power here in Milwaukee, WI, I managed to sit in the dungeon queues long enough to discover that ... they're broken! Thanks to Lord Ahune, instance servers are overall stressed beyond capacity despite Blizzard's constant upgrades over the years. Vrakth...

June 21st 2011 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Things are heating up all over Azeroth for the Midsummer Fire Festival. Well, everything except the Frostscythe of Lore Ahune, that is. Blizzard updated the holiday Ahune cloaks to ilevel 353 for players to grab, but Ahune's trademark staff just got the "scale" upgrade -- it's not really ideal fo...

June 21st 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The Midsummer Fire Festival begins today all across Azeroth. The celebration runs from June 21 through July 2. This year, however, the celebration of all things fire has a somewhat different meaning for players. Soon, the tenuous alliance we all have with fire is set on its head, as the very esse...

June 21st 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If you're a fan of the in-game holiday events, rejoice as we're now seeing updated loot for the Midsummer Festival. It appears that in addition to the infamous Frostscythe, all the cloaks from the event have been updated to iLevel 353 epics on par with the new Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman instance drop...

March 16th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Just before midnight (realm time) tonight, the Midsummer Fire Festival comes to a close. So today is your last day to desecrate fires, pole dance and flame up the countryside. The Fireworks Spectacular begins just after sunset ... wait. Since when does the sun set at 6 a.m.? Well, according to th...

July 4th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Is your server down today? Join us tonight for the Server Maintenance Party! We will be stealing the fires in the Alliance capitals for Midsummer Fire Festival. This will be an all-levels event, so don't worry if you don't have a character already in <It came from the Blog>. Here are the par...

June 29th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The Midsummer Fire Festival is pretty decent for a WoW holiday -- good experience and gold from extinguishing and honoring fires, fun cosmetic rewards and occasionally mind-numbing achievements. Wait, what was that last one? Torch Juggler has become notorious this year, as the achievement is not...

June 28th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments