Much like pyromaniac American children during the days leading up to the 4th of July, residents of MMO World of Warcraft celebrate the longest day of the year tomorrow with a festival of flames.
The Midsummer Fire Festival will go from June 21 through July 5, and will be marked by bonfires across Azeroth to rekindle the spirits of its celebrants and to ward off ancient evils.
Ribbon pole dancing (like Maypole dances, actually) at festival camps results in a fiery blessing. The dance grants celebrants fire resistance, which will be crucial for those heroic enough to embark on the perilous new quests introduced by the seasonal festival.
Traditionally, the Midsummer Fire Festival ends with a tremendous fireworks display set forth by the goblins of Undermine. So, keep your eyes to the sky for the show.
June 20, 2006