It's that time of week again, ladies and gents, where I take you on a magic carpet ride of knowledge from around the world of MMOs. This week, what with the holiday season breathing down our necks, gift shopping and wrapping consuming our souls, and the ever-present excitement that I can drink Egg Nog ANY TIME I WANT, I've decided that this week's Quiz will be about some of those little holiday events you may have been hearing about for the past few days/weeks.
So I give you, the Ate-Too-Much-Food-During-The-Holidays QUIZ!
Q: What is the name used for the holiday festivities in Star Wars Galaxies?
"You, boy. What day is this?"
"Why, it's Wookiee Life Day, sir!" That's right! Wookiee Life Day falls around the same time as our holidays and players are rewarded with winter themed quests, decorating trees for the rebellion and, of course, destroying presents for those dastardly grinches... I mean... the Empire.
Q: Which side-scrolling game is having double experience and enemy item drop events on Christmas Day and New Years Day from 2pm to 4pm, Pacific Standard Time, as a means to reward the holiday spirit of their players?
The adorable MapleStory will be providing its players with such lovely bonuses, provided they have the time to play after ingesting all of that filling food on Christmas Day, and providing they're nice and awake on New Years Day.
Q: Which F2P game is currently offering sale of "Festive Inner-Armor" which consists mostly of red and white trimmed bras and panties, and candy-cane stockings for the ladies, and red and green, or red and white, boxer shorts for the gents?
You can clobber your enemies knowing that your body is toasty and festive in Vindictus.
Q: In Watermelon Woes, adventurers are rewarded for growing, and then smashing, Watermelons! Which game is currently under siege from Watermelons and suffering from Watermelon Woes?
Lineage II gives its players this unique Holiday Event, due to an accidental lifetime supply order of Watermelons by none other than Puss the Cat. That darn cat!
Q: When City of Heroes announced its winter event, they had three things that you unlocked for free just for logging in between the dates of December 17th and January 3rd. What are those three items?
A - The Holiday Cheer! Use this Temporary Power on another player to give them a Mystery Gift- a rare Temporary Power, a sack full of Influence or Infamy, or even a winter themed hat.
B - The Holiday Spirit! A temporary power that grants 48 hours of 25% debt protection
C - The Fuzzy Earmuffs Costume Piece - Now we can fight crime without worrying about frostbitten ears.
Q: In what 2010 release can I go to Frostburgh, and, for thirty days, celebrate Frostivus by starting and participating in some snowball fights, collecting candy canes, and building ginger bread houses?
LEGO Universe. Not to stray off topic in my own answer, but I just thought about building a LEGO snowball. And about how much that would hurt. Think about it.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my foray through the snow as we drank some hot chocolate. Well, you drank hot chocolate. I had Egg Nog. See you next week!