The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best holiday content?

    
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You might have noticed that we’re currently awash in seasonal festivities, not just in the real world but in MMOs as well. Christmas is the second of two holidays (Halloween being the other) that get some sort of special event in most online games.

That had me thinking of how underappreciated some of these events are when it comes to awards and accolades. Developers have to put in a ton of work for these holidays, most of which are only seen for a brief window every year. Wouldn’t it be nice to give them props for this effort?

So which MMO do you think has the best holiday content? I’m not just limiting it to the current season or even a particular event but am opening up the floor for discussion on which game does holidays the best. Want to cite specific favorite events? I won’t stop you!

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Jacra
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Jacra

Everquest 2 for me.

SerbanSpirescu
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SerbanSpirescu

Nuff’said…

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

Denice J Cook I agree! EQ2 does holiday events well. While they’re dailies, it doesn’t feel monotonous, ad nauseum like it does in other MMOs. You actually get rewarded well for crafting and questing for holiday stuff.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Pashgan Boo! This is all lies! Nobody buy this crap. It’s the same dumb race every year. and that gingerbread town is lame.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

I’ll tell you who it isn’t. Screw you STO and your stupid holiday events, I’ve hated every single one of them and this one is no better. Oh goody, I get a T6 ships if I can stomach that stupid reused race a million times daily. Here’s an idea. Just once, make the event to win a ship, have something to do with a ship. Better yet, don’t make the event always in what has always been known as your weakest part of the game: anything on the ground.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

tobascodagama An update to the show in the Frostbluff Theatre should be first on that list.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Lord of the Rings Online

Craywulf
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Craywulf

Haven’t really played any holiday content other than Guild Wars and its been extremely enjoyable. So much that every year it’s like going home again, you just really feel the love with familiarity even when it’s temporary content. It’s something a lot of players look forward to experiencing. Halloween, Winter Solstice, and The Dragon Festival are all very highly anticipated events that are worth the time to see.

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Line with more hugs

Karl_Hungus
Best song too

Vunak
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Vunak

Its an older game, but I still think FFXI had the best holiday events.