Did you participate in EverQuest II’s Beast’r Egg hunt live event this past week? If not, I’m sorry to say you missed your chance; it ended a few hours ago at 2:59 a.m. EDT. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve totally missed out! And that’s the beauty of this particular live event. Today’s musing are less a guide and more a love letter to a live event done oh so right.
While the event unfolded as I participated, it struck me how practically perfect the event was. So kudos to Daybreak for this one. EQII really knocked it out of the park with this Easter-themed event. Hopefully, we can see more like this in the future, both here and — if other studios take notice — in other titles. What’s so great about it? I am glad you asked! (Though honestly, I was going to tell you anyway!) Here are the winning elements:
If there are unicorns in ARK, why can’t there be Easter Bunnies? Even if Studio WildCard doesn’t roll out a holiday event this weekend in time for Easter, Massively OP’s MJ is going to have one. And by golly, there will be bunny ears for all! There will be a goody hunt as well. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. for a hopping good time. Maybe the bunny dodos will make an appearance.
What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 15th, 2017
As spring creeps out from underneath blooming bushes and wiggles its bushy tail in the sunlight, Noblegarden returns once again to World of Warcraft.
The short (a little over a week) annual holiday is full to the brim with bunnies, eggs, flowers, and all sorts of pastel candy. Players can hunt around cities and areas for hidden goodies, although Blizzard has also made eggs available at vendors for players to stage their own hunts. There’s a new pet that players can earn this year, a mystical spring bouquet. Yes, it’s a pet entirely made of flowers. Do you have a problem with that?
Wowhead has an officially approved guide to the full event in case you want to make the most of this week. Noblegarden will end on April 4th, so find those treats while you can!
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Today is Easter, and a few MMORPGs are getting into the spirit of the spring holiday with events, eggs, and all sorts of bunny benevolence. Dark Age of Camelot heralds the return of the Rites of Spring, World of Warcraft opens the doors of Noblegarden, Cabal 2 is being invaded by the Easter Moon Bunny, Portal Knights is hosting an Easter egg hunt, Skyforge has all sorts of Eastery contests going on, and even ARK has a giant egg-laying hare in its bestiary.
A new chapter is upon the cutsie denizens of MapleStory, as Nexon introduced the Black Heaven saga to the game this week.
Arriving with the v.160 patch, Black Heaven “tells the story of an epic struggle between the Maple Alliance and the Black Wings, and features Orchid and Lotus, delving into their unknown story.”
The patch also triggered many events for both Black Heaven and Easter (which sounds like the name of an awesome metal band) and tweaked several skills. You can read the patch notes and check out the cinematic trailer after the jump.