The Daily Grind: Are you playing MMOs on Christmas today?

    
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Christmas means different things to different people. Some folks imbue it with family-oriented festivities, others consider it a religious day, and others just think of it as a free day off work (or a quick way to make some overtime pay!).

Before I had kids, I sometimes gamed on Christmas. For many years, my husband and I lived far from family and didn’t always go home for holidays, so it was just us, and we drank eggnog and played the hell out of MMOs. I was actually there for that first Christmas in Ultima Online when Santa came and gave out the special green ranger armor, back when nobody had any idea that “holiday events in MMOs” were someday going to be serious business. Sometimes I log into World of Warcraft and watch the griefers in Ironforge trying to block the presents under the tree. Memories!

Other years, we’ve made the trip to family and missed out on sweet MMO events. I think I missed Guild Wars’ winter events like four years in a row, and I was ticked! This year, I’m in that boat, and while I’m grateful to be spending today with family, my gaming time will probably be limited to what I can sneak in on my phone during the 12-hour drives.

How about you folks? Are you playing MMOs on Christmas today?

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TrippinNinja
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TrippinNinja

No mmo’s for me this Christmas but I did get to play GTA Online all day with my parents. I don’t think I will ever get them to join the PC master race which is a shame because I think they would enjoy some mmo’s.
Still, if you asked me a few years ago if I ever thought my parents would own PS4’s I would think you are crazy. Now, here we are with them owning not one but two so they can both play and I’m pretty sure pops gets more game time in then I do. Early retirement has its advantages. Lol

Hurbster
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Hurbster

Nah, I was at my parents for Chrimbo. Got a bit of Sorcery 2:City of Thieves on the tablet before beddy-byes though.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Haha no. Only video gaming I did was watch my cousin play Heavy Rain.

Michael18
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Michael18

No MMOs for me, sadly. I’m visiting family over Xmas / new year and the only computer I have access to is my ancient Mac Book Air. But I might get some time to play some Brogue or Baldur’s Gate 1.

ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

No, I suffered through the hell on Earth of my wife’s extended family, complete with screeching children, insane women and bad food.  It’s akin to a Mistmoore run, sans the promise of good loot at the end.  Took me half a bottle of bourbon to recover.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

zoward Wratts Hah, I wish this worked! Getting 20 people to drive 12 hours to see us, not happening. :D It was even more unlikely when we lived in California! Hehe.
Actually, maybe it’s for the best. It does mean we get out of a lot of the boring stuff. <3

Specus
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Specus

Nope. Not yet. Family first.

Maybe tonight after things have settled down.

Aywren
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Aywren

I played a few quests in FFXIV while the rest of the family napped after turkey. I think that’s fair. :)

jonny_sage
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jonny_sage

Nope, just Space Engineers. No MMOs to play yet. Maybe next year.

ChristopherPierce
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ChristopherPierce

Final Fantasy XI. I just got the urge to play it pretty randomly.