Sunday, January 29, 2012

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot!

I love the Midsummer Fire Festival in Azeroth. You get ridiculous buffs for questing, raiding, and PvP.  You can get some really nice gear off the seasonal boss, Frost Lord Ahune. You can cause all kinds of mayhem in pretty much every zone in the game.

And you can also light yourself on fire and dance!

The Brazier of Dancing Flames can be purchased from the Midsummer vendors in all major cities for 350 Burning Blossoms.

This is actually fairly easy to get.  During Midsummer, most people will attempt to light all their faction's bonfires and extinguish their enemy's.  Doing this will get you all the Burning Blossoms you need to get the Brazier of Dancing Flames, not to mention a hefty amount of gold and XP, plus a few achievements along the way.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ogre Beating for Fun and Profit!

Everyone loves an ogre.  But more than that, everyone loves bashing an ogre to pieces and getting free stuff!  So today I bring you the Ogre Pinata, chock full of chewy bubbly bubble gum!  He's fat, pink, and breaks open once beaten to death.  The prize is a lootable pile of bubble gum which, when used, will let your character run through dragonslaying raid and fiercely contested battlefields with a big wad of bubble gum blowing out of their face.

The best part is, you don't have to be in a party or raid to loot the gum.  If you can see it, you can loot it.

I know a player who used to pull this out before every boss attempt in Icecrown Citadel.  It became a thing.  Soon after the introduction, the raid began to demand the pinata as a lucky charm before the real fights began.  Imagine 25 battle-hardened raiders, staring intently at Arthas, waiting to engage, all blowing giant pink bubbles.  It was quite a sight.

This one's pretty easy to get.  You can buy the WoW-TCG Card from any of the fine vendors out there, or you can buy booster boxes and packs from the Fields of Honor set and hope to score one that way.