The Daily Grind: What MMO celebration do you never miss?


The first year that any MMORPG that I’m playing launches a new festival or holiday, I’m usually all over it. Sometimes I get too much into it, spending so much time farming rewards or digging through the activities that it sours me for future years.

But there are always those celebrations that I make a point to check in and see. The allure of a free Tier 6 starship in Star Trek Online usually brings me out for its summer holiday event, and I am a huge fan of the haunted burrow in Lord of the Rings Online’s fall festival. And it wouldn’t be Christmas if I wasn’t logging into World of Warcraft to see what awaited me under the tree!

What MMO celebrations or holidays do you never miss? Which ones pull you back to the game, if only for a day or two, even if you’ve been away for months?

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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GW2 Halloween mad labs.


Lord of the Rings Yule. It has too much atmosphere to miss.

Zen Dadaist

Used to be Halloween in Anarchy Online, but now there’s nothing. I’ll log in to grab freebies in various games, if I remember/notice and that’s about it. It’s all about whichever game I’m interested in at a given moment – the rest are not a concern.


None of them? I hate temporary content enough that I usually stop logging while any MMO I’m playing is promoting any such temporary celebration.

Castagere Shaikura

I always skip these things. I find them mostly annoying with all the running around. Star Trek online T6 giveaways are usually bad ships that people will use for a month. The real good ones are always in the store for real money.

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WoW Brewfest. I couldn’t tell you why, maybe it was an act of desperation because I spent so many hours grinding for that rare-drop brewfest ram (when it was still rare-drop). But I still love it. After getting my damn purple protodrake in WotLK, Brewfest is the only holiday I can muster myself to enjoy.

could also be I like beer a lot.

Arsin Halfmoon

Gw2 christmas has always been my jam, i wish they would put more improvements because its starting to get dry after 6 years

Bryan Turner

GW2 Halloween.


The midwinter festival in Black Desert. Calpheon is my favourite MMO city and in the snow, with all the lights, it is magical.

Oleg Chebeneev

Blizzcon and Citizencon.


Usually Darkmoon Faire (WoW)…only because it helps with profession skill ups. :)