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Free Realms Festival of Hearts!

Posted by FreeRealms Friday February 12 2010 at 6:39PM
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Hello readers!

Free Realms' Festival of Hearts is upon us, so if you're the type to get a little nauseous at the thought of lovey-dovey amore, then you'd better lather on the cootie repellant right now!

The Festival of Hearts is a well-known holiday throughout Scared Grove, but no one delights in it more than the fairies of Merry Vale. Their town is home to the heart flower, named for its magical petals that radiate love. Players are welcome to pluck a petal from the flower each day.

The Festival of Hearts is a time to show appreciation for friends and loved ones. But how do you let that someone special know that they are, well... someone special? Chocolates? Flowers? A poem maybe?

In Free Realms, you'll have a bunch of ways to show someone you care! Thanks to the awesome art and items teams, there will be plenty of gifts to choose from at the marketplace and coin shop. I'm partial to pink blocks and heart wall stickers, in case anyone's thinking about giving me in-game presents! *hint, hint!*

For the people of Sacred Grove, collecting forget-me-nots is the way to show how adored you are. Luckily for all of you, we've placed an unlimited pile of them near the mailboxes in Merry Vale during the events. You can pick some up to throw at friends. If you manage to get enough tossed at you each day during the festival, you'll be rewarded with a mystery gift!

Of course, not everyone's idea of a good time is hearts and hugs and roses. In fact, there are a few around Merry Vale who would rather see all of this lovey-dovey crud wilt away. The old adage claims that misery loves company, and these heartless troublemakers are ensuring that as many people in Merry Vale are also unhappy during Stone Heart's Rampage.

You can pick up a love potion during the event and help defeat the heartbreakers, or put on your own Queen or King of Broken Hearts costume and join in on the mischief.

For those of you who want to help get to the bottom of things, speak to the curious pixie, Cudip, close to the heart flower in Merry Vale to follow along on the Festival of Hearts story.

The fun has begun in Merry Vale, and will continue on throughout the month with a variety of mystery awards available through daily activities, quests, and events.

If you see me in-game, be sure to toss a forget-me-not my way!

<3 Julie

Julie Burness
Associate Game Designer
Free Realms