I didn’t think it was possible to make a holiday event focused on playing with fire suck, but then I tried the Midsummer’s festival. Travel to every zone in the game, find a bonfire and piss on it. That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.
Still if you insist on getting your achievements here are a couple of thoughts for hunters.
- Get pathfinding. Ten percent increased mount speed is a godsend here.
- When stealing the flames from the capital cities I found that popping deterrence bought me enough time to click on the bonfire and collect the quest item. The only resistance I met was in Orgrimmar and Thunder Bluff, where I leaped off Spirit Rise to a glorious death (man I miss engineering). The other two cities were easy. Still though deterrence made a big difference for me.
Other than that I can’t think of anything else in the hunter toolbox that can make this any less of a grind.
Oh, one other note about the holiday. You can no longer buy the Midsummer outfit (which is needed for an achievement) and return it for a refund. That means if you want any of the pets you’ll probably need to do the dailies each day and visit every stinking fire in the game.