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Not What You Expect

The thoughts and views of a girl gamer.

Author: Thradia

V-Day In Game

Posted by Thradia Thursday February 7 2008 at 5:36PM
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I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for in game holidays.  It doesn't matter what it is or how I feel about it in real life, I get giddy thinking of the next in game holiday fun. 

Valentine's Day if obviously the next "holiday".  Not that I consider it a holiday. Nor do I really celebrate in real life.  Shouldn't love be celebrated every day? My man does not get me flowers or candy, and I wouldn't have it any other way. But I digress....

Stepping into a MMO on Valentine's Day...now that is a different story!!! My house fills with roses and silly hearts.  Running the new quests and doing frivilous things instead of actually finishing the tasks that I have already agreed to.

It's a gaming distraction within a game.  A break from questing and killing in the normal fashion, and a chance to do a few limited time things and grab some items that may not be available again.  Christmas is usually the best holiday, but so many games now implement other holidays (and new game lore based ones) that it is a treat.

Not everyone feels this way, I know.  I have some friends that are oblivious to in game events, but these small things really do excite me and make me excited for certain game updates. 

Maybe it's just cause I"m a girl :P LOL

Malduster writes:

To be entirely honest, I hate IRL holidays integrated in MMO's... I think MMO's should have their OWN made Holidays that follow the lore...

Something like, Gnome Day! <--- just a gay example but u know what i mean...

Thu Feb 07 2008 5:44PM Report
Erised1234 writes:

WAIT.. GIRLS DON'T PLAY GAMES..! =P

Thu Feb 07 2008 6:23PM Report
devacore writes:

I like malduster idea. EQ2 christmas stuff was kind of annoying, although I loved stealth hitting peeps with snow balls.  I'd like to see more mini games in MMO's.

Thu Feb 07 2008 7:58PM Report
xenogias writes:

I'm with you Thradia. The more things like that IG the better. I also dont celebrate any holidays outside of games, but boy thoes extra silly quests, snowballs ect, whatever it happens to be is nice.

Thu Feb 07 2008 9:55PM Report
Dwarfman420 writes:

Hawt avatar.

How are your Holidays?

/wink

Thu Feb 07 2008 10:18PM Report
Thradia writes:

Malduster, I do agree with that.  I wish that all the in game holidays were original to the game lore and all that goodness..

but eh...until that happens, I will throw happy snowballs and wait for people to send me roses! LOL

And yeah, EQ2 christmas is a little lame..however, on the PVP server, Wonderland is quite interesting ;)

Thu Feb 07 2008 10:22PM Report

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