Showing posts with label Midsummer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Midsummer. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Midsummer Fire Festival 2011

6-22-11

Wowinsider has a great write-up on the achievement, so I'm not gonna add much to it.

All I have to add is that it's wayyyy easier to do the daily torch juggling in Thunder Bluff for Horde, and either Exodar or Ironforge for Alliance. My computer is decent, and I've done the juggling daily at least 100 times, but a tiny bit of lag in Orgrimmar will mess you up big time. Not to mention, Thunder Bluff has a smaller area in which to juggle, so you usually have high arcs, not wimpy 30 degree arcs like in Org. The contrast between the torch shadow and ground is also superior in those cities too, Orgrimmar and Stormwind will have you lose sight of the shadow sometimes.

I figure it's also a good time to contrast my progress (or lack thereof) in a full year, since I had a checkpoint of it last year too.

Then (2010) and Now (2011)

Demon Soul
Bloodshrike - 80 now 85
Bullkathos - 73 now 85
Thrillkiller -68 now 85
Bonescourge - 53 now 73
Banesidhe - 73 now 85
Kukoshakaku - 51 now 66
Clockwrknyt - 58 now 85
Burizadokyan- 41 now 67
Morticide - 34 now 61
Pallormortis -80 now 85

Daggerspine
Clockwrkmage -60 now 74
Preyonyou - 37 now 55
Tsuris - 52 now 64
Aosdanasaoi - 50 now 63
Hangfire - 42 now 60
Panzergishi - 49 now 63
Kishigishi - 50 now 63
Ryoushigishi -52 now 63
Gwiddonyn - 46 now 62
Doomslinger - 39 now 55

Darrowmere
Bloodshrike - 49 now 67
Clockwrkmage -31 now 57
Psilentkill - 37 now 51
Didactylos - 27 now 42
Gavelofpain - 29 now 45
Wartraveler - 28 now 44
Misericorde - 30 now 45
Ghostflame - 25 now 43
Gimmershred - 29 now 43
Annihilus - 26 now 42

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2 months since my last post

7/20/2010
....and I don't know why. I just really would rather play the game then talk about it, I guess. But, WoW is down for maintenance, and extended maintenance on Demon Soul, where all my mains are, for the entire day, so now's a good time.

I didn't post anything about the Midsummer Fire festival, kinda because I was bummed I didn't get the Frigid Frostling, even though I ran it every day of the festival.
Here's a quick recap of my toons leveling during the Festival. Keep in mind that most of the leveling was just off the 2 dailies, the Torch Tossing and Catching. Those reward basically the max xp of a quest at that toons level, which is generally enough for at least a bubble's worth on your xp bar. Only the toons that were around level 70 did the Ice Lord lieutenant killing, since it was easy to take a portal from Dalaran to Thunder Bluff, do the dailies and get the Striking Back quest, take the portal there to Blasted Lands, go thru the Dark Portal, kill the Glacial Templar, then hearth back to Dalaran.

6/21 Start of Midsummer Fire Festival.
Demon Soul
Bloodshrike - 80
Bullkathos - 73
Thrillkiller - 68
Bonescourge - 53
Banesidhe - 72 (and dinged 73 that day)
Kukoshakaku - 51
Clockwrknyt - 58
Burizadokyanon - 41
Morticide - 34
Pallormortis - 80

Daggerspine
Clockwrkmage - 60
Preyonyou - 37
Tsuris - 52
Aosdanasaoi - 50
Hangfire - 42
Panzergishi - 49
Kishigishi - 49 (got 50 off dailies)
Ryoushigishi - 52
Gwiddonyn - 46
Doomslinger - 38 (dinged 39 on dailies)

Darrowmere
Bloodshrike - 49
Clockwrkmage - 31
Psilentkill - 36 (dinged 37)
Didactylos - 27
Gavelofpain - 29
Wartraveler - 28
Misericorde - 30
Ghostflame - 25
Gimmershred - 29
Annihilus - 26

6/22 - (Darrowmere) Clockwrkmage->32, Gavelofpain->30, Misericorde->31
6/23 - (Daggerspine) Gwiddonyn->47
6/24 - (Demon Soul) Clockwrknyt->59
(Daggerspine) Preyonyou->38, Hangfire->43, Gwiddonyn->48
(Darrowmere) Wartraveler->29, Gimmershred->30
6/25 - (Demon Soul) Bonescourge->54, Morticide->35
6/26 - (Demon Soul) Thrillkiller->69
(Daggerspine) Tsuris->53, Kishigishi->51
(Darrowmere) Didactylos->28
6/27 - (Demon Soul) Kukoshakaku->52
(Daggerspine) Aosdanasaoi->51
6/28 - (Demon Soul) Thrillkiller->70, Burizadokyanon->43
(Daggerspine) Panzergishi->50
(Darrowmere) Ghostflame->26
6/29 - Nobody dinged
6/30 - (Daggerspine) Gwiddonyn->49, Doomslinger->40
(Darrowmere) Bloodshrike->50
7/1 - (Daggerspine) Ryoushigishi->53
(Darrowmere) Clockwrkmage->33, Psilentkill->38, Gavelofpain->31
7/2 - (Demon Soul) Morticide->36
(Daggerspine) Preyonyou->39
(Darrowmere) Bloodshrike->51, Misericorde->32
7/3 (Demon Soul) Bullkathos->75, Bonescourge->55, Clockwrknyt->60, Burizadokyan->44, Morticide->37-38-39 (yeah, he put out a lot of torches that day )
(Daggerspine) Clockwrkmage->62
7/4 (Demon Soul) Clockwrknyt->61

So, most of my toons got at least 1-2 levels during these 2 weeks of leveling, with the star being Morticide, bouncing up 5 levels. I could have done more if I had everyone do the torches in each zone, but that takes about 4-5 hours each, with all the flying and traveling you have to do. Since this was added to my daily regimen of Bloodshrike and Pallormortis' Frost Badge dungeons and Argent Tournament dailies, plus Bloodshrike/Pallor/Bane/Thrill/Bull doing the Dalaran Fishing and Cooking dailies.....I'm happy with what I did. The Midsummer Fire Festival is definitely my favorite holiday for leveling.